The Rookery celebrating third anniversary today

Rookery Third AnniversaryPomona’s The Rookery Alehouse and Grill is celebrating its third anniversary from 11 a.m. to midnight today (January 15).

The pub will be tapping several special brews for the event, including two collaborations with local breweries.

The eatery combined with Pomona’s Sanctum Brewing Co. on Unicobra Fire Cannon and with Riverside’s Polymath Brewing Co. on Saisons of the Stone Age.

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Taste of the Inland Empire happens tonight in Claremont

The Upland Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Inland Empire will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight (January 15) at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

In addition to an array of food and drink, the event will feature a Monte Carlo night and an auction.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling the chamber at 909-204-4465. Tickets might also still be available online by clicking here.

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Redlands businesses raising funds for terror victims today

Bonded and StrongAbout 40 Redlands businesses — including eateries and breweries — will be hosting a “Bonded & Strong” fundraiser today (December 19) for victims of the December 2 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Parliament Chocolate and à la minute are leading the charge (along with International Day Spa) by donating 100% of sales — and in the case of à la minute, at its three locations in Redlands, Claremont and Orange — to the cause.

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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opens Corona location with week-long celebration

Menchie's Corona grand openingMenchie’s Frozen Yogurt’s new Hidden Valley Plaza location in Corona isn’t content with having a one-day grand opening. Nuh-uh.

The shop is celebrating all week long, beginning today (December 19).

The specials continue through next Saturday, December 26.

Of course, the shop is closed on Christmas, so no deals that day.

Current flavors include: Holiday Eggnog, Cake Batter, Vanilla Snow, Green Apple Tart, Original Tart and Dole Pineapple Sorbet.

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Eastvale Juice It Up! grand opening features free, half-price smoothies

Eastvale Juice It Up Grand OpeningThe recently-opened Eastvale Juice It Up! is hosting its grand opening from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday (December 19).

The first 50 customers will receive a free small smoothie. In addition, all drinks will be half-price.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce at 3 p.m.

During the event, there will be giveaways and raffles for gift cards and Juice It Up! merchandise.

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Candy cane making demonstrations return to Logan’s Candies in Ontario

It’s that time again!

Candy cane making demonstrations have returned to Logan’s Candies in Ontario.

Times are as follows:

  • December 9-12,15-18: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • December 19: 1 p.m, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • December 21-23: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • December 28: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

The demonstrations are free, but it’s recommended that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes (if not earlier) ahead of the start time, as space is limited.

For a sneak preview of what to expect, watch the above video, made by our pal Charles Phoenix a few years ago.

Logan’s Candies is at 125 W. B St.

For more information, click here.

Redlands MOD Pizza celebrates grand opening Tuesday with fundraiser

Redlands MOD Pizza grand openingWell, that didn’t take long.

MOD Pizza is opening its first Inland Empire pizzeria in the new Mountain Grove shopping center in Redlands, just a few weeks after the center’s first eatery — The Habit Burger Grill — opened.

The pizzeria is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow (December 8).

The first 52 customers in line when the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. will receive a free pizza or salad.

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