Food trucks return to San Bernardino tomorrow

Tomorrow (August 20) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…food truck lunch in downtown San Bernardino!

As usual, the trucks will serve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street between D and E streets.

sbX riders who exit at the Civic Center stop will receive a $5 food voucher.

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Three food truck festivals on tap in the Inland Empire this weekend

Damien Food Truck Movie NightThree events featuring food trucks are scheduled here in the Inland Empire this weekend.

The Santiago High School Sharkfest is scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today (August 14). Eleven food trucks — including our friends from My Delight Cupcakery and Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza — are scheduled to participate in this free event.

The school is at 1395 E. Foothill Parkway, Corona.

For more information, including a list of scheduled trucks, click here.

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Hamburger Mary’s opens in Ontario

Hamburger Mary's OntarioGay-friendly restaurant and bar Hamburger Mary’s opened Tuesday (August 11) at 3550 E. Porsche Way in Ontario.

The first drag show brunch at the new location will take place August 30.

A grand opening is set for September 12.

Current hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

The restaurant is also bringing Legendary Bingo to this location on Monday nights.

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Naugles has been resurrected

NauglesRemember Naugles?

The Mexican/American fast-food chain was started in Riverside by an early Del Taco cohort — Dick Naugle — back in 1970.

However, Naugle sold the three-restaurant chain in 1979 to Harold Butler, the founder of Denny’s, and Butler grew it to 225 restaurants, with several in the Inland Empire.

The chain was sold again in 1986 and then in 1988 was merged with Del Taco, when businessman Aniwar Soliman purchased both chains.

The majority of the Naugles restaurants were converted to Del Tacos shortly afterward, although some of the Naugles items lived on by making their way onto Del Taco’s menu.

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Win(e)d down on Friday this month at Vom Fass Claremont

The folks over at Vom Fass in Claremont have come up with a great way to wind down your week.

All month long, stop in the shop between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday for an evening of wine-tasting. This Friday (August 14), the shop is showcasing great wines under $10. The cost of the wine-tasting is $5 and no reservation is required.

Vom Fass is at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100.

For more information, click here.

Help Brio Tuscan Grille celebrate its Sweet 16

Brio Sweet 16Brio Tuscan Grille — which has a location in Rancho Cucamonga’s Victoria Gardens — is hosting a Cheers to 16 Years celebration, which runs through August 16.

The event includes two limited-edition menu items, a “Pretty in Pink” Birthday Martini and a Raspberry Ricotta Cake.

Members of the chain’s loyalty program will save $16 when they spend $50.

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Get a free small root beer float at A&W tomorrow

A&W Root Beer Float Day 2015When you think of root beer floats, there’s probably one place you think of: A&W.

The fast-food chain is celebrating National Root Beer Float Day on August 6 by giving them away.

From 2 p.m. until close, participating locations will be serving small root beer floats for free.

The giveaway is also a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that provides support for wounded veterans.

Last year, the company raised $200,000 for the organization.

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Rialto’s National Night Out event to again feature food trucks

Rialto National Night OutTonight (August 4) is National Night Out and while different cities celebrate in different ways, in my opinion, Rialto is doing it right.

Along with the bounce houses and the musical performances, the city has again scheduled food trucks for the event.

This year’s truck lineup includes the Greasy Wiener, the Grilled Cheese Truck, Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza, Suite 106 Cupcakery, Hang 10 Tacos and Drive Me Cookie.

Rialto’s National Night Out event is set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, bounded by First Street and Rialto Avenue, and Willow and Palm avenues.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Half-price lasagna at Brio Tuscan Grille on Tuesday

Brio Lasagna Day 2015Who doesn’t love lasagna? It’s got everything: Pasta, cheese, meat, sauce, all conveniently arranged in delicious layers.

It’s really a meal in itself.

Tuesday (July 28)  is National Lasagna Day and in celebration of that fact, the fine folks at Brio Tuscan Grille — whose Rancho Cucamonga location is one of just two in California — is offering full orders of their delicious lasagna for half price.

All day, while supplies last.

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