Circus Vargas and the giant pumpkin patch/Christmas tree lot are going to have to find a new home.
That’s because a Golden Corral is planned for the southeast corner of Waterman Avenue and Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino — right where those temporary businesses are usually located.
It’ll be the fifth Southern California location for the buffet chain, following Hesperia, Industry, El Centro and a planned Bellflower restaurant.
No opening date has been set.
Although San Bernardino’s Brätworks has been open several months now, the gourmet hot dog shop is celebrating (or is that cele-brät-ing?) its grand opening tomorrow (February 7).
From 10 a.m.-midnight, guests will be able to take advantage of a buy one, get one free deal on all the restaurant’s “classic works” hot dogs.
In addition, there will be prizes and giveaways from 10 a.m.-noon, a DJ and face painting from noon-4 p.m., free grilled cheese for kids from 4-7 p.m. and half-price beer from 7 p.m.-midnight.
Brätworks is at 4235 N. University Parkway, Suite 102.
Head to the San Dimas Philly’s Best today (February 5) to pick up any sandwich for just $5, and while you’re there (or at any Philly’s Best location), you can also save $7 off advance Circle K NHRA Winternationals ticket purchases (or save $5 off tickets at the raceway).
The sandwich deal is good today only at the San Dimas location, 806C W. Arrow Highway.
Downtown San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest returns tomorrow (January 15).
At least five Eight food trucks are scheduled for the popular monthly event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on Court Street between D and E streets.
Among the returning trucks are: Bacon MANia, Piaggio on Wheels, the Greasy Wiener and the Mocha-Lotive Express. Joining them for the first time is Crepes Bonaparte.
For updates and more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Dunkin’ Donuts just started a promotion to get folks to sign up for its DD Perks loyalty program.
The first 100,000 people to sign up for the program via the chain’s mobile app will receive a free $5 card in addition to the free beverage normally given out with new memberships.
Simply use the promo code BONUS when you sign up.
The deal expires Friday (January 16).
There’s been quite a bit of speculation about that plot of land on Riverside Avenue just south of the 210 Freeway in north Rialto where Fire Station 202 used to be and is currently home to the city’s In-N-Out Burger.
When the project was announced back in 2010, we were sure one of the tenants was going to be In-N-Out, but it was only going to take up one of the plot’s three acres.
In 2011, the plan was to use the other two acres for another fast-food outlet and a full-service restaurant.
Miguel’s Jr. was, for a long time, expected to be the other fast-food outlet.
All three restaurants were expected to be open by the end of that year. That didn’t happen.
We’re hoping the rain will let up Thursday (December 18) afternoon.
That’s because it’s the third Thursday of the month, and thus marks the return of food trucks to downtown San Bernardino.
The monthly event has proven very popular, with an estimated 30% increase in attendance from the inaugural event in October to last month’s event.
What’s for dinner?
How about a heaping helping of philanthropy?
The Mexico Cafe and the San Bernardino Police Officers Association is hosting a fundraiser at the restaurant today (December 8) for San Bernardino Police Officer Gabe Garcia, who is recovering after being shot back in August.
All tips and donations will be given to his family to help with his rehabilitation.
It’s the first weekend in December, and that means it’s time for the Indio International Tamale Festival!
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (December 6) and Sunday (December 7). It takes place in downtown Indio, between Highway 111 and Indio Boulevard, along Miles Avenue, Towne Street, Smurr Street and Requa Avenue.
Ontario’s My Delight Cupcakery is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Sunday (December 7).
The event will run from noon to 5 p.m.
The award-winning bakery will give away gift bags to the first 50 customers and a cupcake to the first 100 customers There will also be giveaways all day long.
Be prepared to delight in a special cupcake menu featuring the bakery’s all-time best sellers.
And because man (and woman) cannot live by cupcakes alone, there will be a pair of food trucks — Cousins Maine Lobster and Me So Hungry — to provide a prelude (or perhaps the other way around) to dessert.