Food truck fans will want to roll over to Colony High School in Ontario Saturday evening (August 23).
The school and its PTSA are hosting a food truck festival from 5 to 9 p.m. at 3850 E. Riverside Drive.
The folks at The Brick Market and Deli in Pomona are hosting a National Sandwich Month celebration from noon to 2 p.m.today (August 20).
There will be giveaways from Jack FM and the first 20 guests will receive a coupon for a free chicken shawarma sandwich on their next visit.
The Brick is at 105 E. Arrow Highway.
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Food truck fans should make tracks for the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario, on Sunday (August 17).
Scheduled trucks include the Grilled Cheese Truck, the Fresh Street Food Truck, the California Grill Truck, Me So Hungry, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Slammin’ Sliders, Rolling Sushi Van, Devilicious, Mustache Mike’s and the Bakery Truck.
The event, which will feature live music from the Suicide Kings, plus BMX and hula demonstrations, is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per person. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free.
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Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks’ San Dimas location is celebrating its ninth anniversary this weekend.
In addition to $5 sandwiches and other $5 deals — plus giveaways — through Sunday (August 17), the shop is hosting a cheesesteak eating contest at 3 p.m. today.
Prospective contestants must call the store at 909-305-8811. The entry fee is $20, and all paid contestants will receive a special edition T-shirt.
The winner will receive a $100 Philly’s Best gift card, a trophy and a spot on the “Wall of Fame.”
Philly’s Best is at 806-C W. Arrow Highway.
The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Blvd., adjacent to the YMCA.
Forty vendors are scheduled to serve, including Buckboard BBQ, Dale Bros. Brewery, Elvira’s Mexican Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Graber Olive House, Hamilton Family Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Pacific Wine Merchants, Paul Martin’s American Grill, P.F. Chang’s, Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, Rök House Brewing Company, The Rustic Loaf, Souvlla Greek Grill, Vince’s Spaghetti and Vom Fass.
The new location is celebrating with grand opening specials all week:
Other Inland Empire Menchie’s locations include Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Hesperia.
Maria Rogers and Wendy Gallal are gearing up to open Padua Pasta Makers in downtown Upland and are in the process of raising funds for the business via Kickstarter. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to help complete construction and pay for start-up costs. They have until July 30.
The Italian deli will specialize in fresh pasta and ravioli made from scratch daily.
Perks for donors range from a hearty ‘thank you’ for a $10 donation to a full day of making pasta, plus dinner for four, a goodie bag and a signature slotted spoon for a $1,000 donation.
If you wish to help them out, click here.
It’s been a roller coaster month for the owners of Rialto’s El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant.
The restaurant closed late last month when the restaurant’s owners were unable to come to a new lease agreement with the property owners. It appeared that the Morden family would be vacating the spot in Rialto where they’ve operated their restaurant for 25 years and transferring their business to their Redlands location, El Kiosco Express.
The good news is they were finally able to come to an agreement with the property owners and have signed a new three-year lease for the Rialto location.
When Golden Corral returned to the state, it first showed up in Hesperia.
California’s first Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was built in Victorville.
The first civilian-accessible Dunkin’ Donuts in the chain’s recent return to California was in Barstow.