We knew that the San Bernardino Elephant Bar, 1050 E. Harriman Place, was closing, and have recently learned that it will close tomorrow (June 11). However, that’s not the end of the story. We’re hearing that at least 15 of the chain’s 44 locations — a little over a third — are closing this week. Continue reading
Tomorrow (June 6) is National Doughnut Day is tomorrow, an event begun during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.
It also commemorates the “doughnut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, doughnuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.
Tacked on as a postscript to a story regarding a Redlands restaurant swap (Papaya Bay moving into the old Mikan/Wild Rocket space, Pieology moving into Papaya Bay’s old location), we learned that Roberto Argentina announced Tuesday via Facebook that today (May 31) would be the last day of business for Farm Artisan Foods.
Good luck getting a reservation.
Head to Redlands’ Sylvan Park for the 23rd annual Optimist Car Show and Chili Cook-Off, or as we like to call it, the Optimist Chili Cook-Off and Car Show.
Admission is just $3, and free for kids 12 and younger.
You’ll find Ritual Brewing Co. in the beer garden.
If you go, be sure to look for education reporter Beau Yarbrough, who will be competing in the chili cook-off.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Optimists’ philanthropic ventures. Click here for more information.
Today for lunch, I had my first (and likely last) sandwich made by Guido Sciortino, soon-to-be former owner of Guido’s Pizza and Deli in Rancho Cucamonga.
You see, Guido is retiring at the end of this month after 57 years of serving sandwiches and Italian delicacies.
While I was in the shop, munching on a couple of slices of complimentary salami, Guido mentioned that in the last couple of weeks he has seen lots of people that he hasn’t seen in years come into the deli to wish him well in his retirement.
Apparently, word has gotten around.
Congratulations to our friends over at Ontario’s Dragon Loco Chinese Mexican Fusion, who are celebrating the restaurant’s second anniversary today (May 25)!
Guests have several deals to choose from, including $1 chorizo “Juantons,” 99¢ tacos (teriyaki, kung pao or BBQ) and buy-one-get-one-free burritos.
If you haven’t tried Dragon Loco, this is a perfect opportunity to do so at a bargain price.
Dragon Loco is at 2509 S. Euclid Ave., just south of the 60 Freeway. Anniversary specials are valid from 1 to 6 p.m.
For updates, “Like” ‘em on Facebook.
This month, military folks can get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Through May 31, the restaurant is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a free Red, White and Blue sundae to all current and former military personnel.
Civilians can purchase the sundae for $7.99 and Farrell’s will donate $1 to A Million Thanks, a nonprofit military support organization.
Congratulations to our friends from Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, who are celebrating the cafe’s two-year anniversary.
However, it’s the cafe’s guests who are getting the presents as the restaurant is giving away a free short stack of pancakes to all from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (May 17).
Hitting the list at No. 31, it’s the highest-rated cupcakery in Southern California, beating out Palm Springs’ Over the Rainbow Cupcakes, which is ranked at number 94, Beverly Hills’ famed Sprinkles Cupcakes at number 88 and Glendale’s Goodie Girls at number 41.
Click here for the full list.
Suite 106 Cupcakery is at 11920 Foothill Blvd. (at Rochester Avenue).
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar has released numbers for this year’s Thin Mint milkshake fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of America.
The fundraiser, which took place in February and March, raised $5,249 for the Girl Scouts.
The chain donated $1 for each limited-edition shake ordered in its 12 SoCal locations (and sole Northern California location) to the organization.