CREAM celebrating grand opening in Ontario Saturday with free ice cream sandwiches

CREAM OntarioWe’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of both Noodle World Jr. and CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) in the Daybreak Plaza on the northeastern outskirts of Ontario Mills, and the first one out of the gate will be CREAM.

The gourmet dessert shop — which features super-premium ice cream, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, shakes, sundaes and more — will hold its grand opening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday (June 4).

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Steak ‘n Shake coming to Riverside; hiring event Wednesday and Thursday

Ever since Steak ‘n Shake opened in Victorville a few years ago, we’ve been waiting for more locations here in the Inland Empire.

The chain has been ever so slowly opening locations here and there in Southern California.

A Santa Monica location opened in October 2014. A Burbank location followed at the end of last year. A location opened in Aliso Viejo on Monday.

Now finally, a Riverside location is set to open this summer.

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St. Bernardine Medical Center hosting food trucks daily through June

San Bernardino-area food truck fans can rejoice…and dine at food trucks every day through the end of June.

We make no guarantees on the state of your waistline should you accept the challenge, however.

The trucks will park from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. near the 21st Street entrance of St. Bernardine Medical Center, 2101 N. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino.

Yes, that means you can have lunch and dinner from the trucks.

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Jersey Mike’s opening in Montclair tomorrow with fundraiser

Upland has one. So does Pomona. Starting tomorrow (May 18), Montclair will have a Jersey Mike’s Subs, too.

The new location, 9359 Central Ave., Suite B, is hosting a fundraiser through May 27.

The sandwich shop distributed thousands of fliers with various offers and will donate $3 for each offer redeemed. Recipients are the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and the American Youth Soccer Organization.

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The Mug Shakes lands in Rancho Cucamonga

The Mug Shakes GrasshopperThe Mug Shakes, a new dessert shop in the Victoria Gardens Food Hall, had a very successful soft opening over the weekend.

The shop experienced long lines of customers — perhaps due to the tantalizing pictures of its products (like the one on the right) that garnered thousands of reactions on Facebook — and ended up having to close early due to sell-outs.

The location, which specializes in designer shakes, has been closed for a few days to regroup, hire some more employees and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday (May 5).

The Mug Shakes is at 12434 N Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga. For updates, “Like” ’em on Facebook.

Dunkin’ Donuts planned for Rialto

As I was glancing through the latest Rialto city administrator update (you can read it yourself here), something caught my attention.

A new shopping center, anchored by “Smart and Final Express” (likely a Smart & Final — Extra!) and a Dollar Tree, is also scheduled to have a “Hawaiian Ono” (Ono Hawaiian BBQ, perhaps?) and a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts!

That would bring the total number of Inland Empire locations to four.

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Foothill AIDS Project to benefit from this year’s Dining Out For Life

In years past, we’ve written about the annual Dining Out For Life charity event, during which restaurants help raise money for AIDS service organizations.

Thus far, however, the focus has been on Palm Springs-area restaurants raising money for Desert AIDS Project, which is great, but what about the rest of the Inland Empire?

Well…we’ve got good news: For the first time, Foothill AIDS Project is going to be a beneficiary.

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