Pre-sale tickets are available for the inaugural Inland Empire Salsa Festival.
The event — scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 16 at White Park in Riverside — features salsa tasting and competition, a beer and wine garden, and live entertainment, including host Jordin Sparks, Baby Bash and A Lighter Shade of Brown.
If you’re interested in going, though, you might want to purchase your tickets this weekend.
You see, general admission tickets are available on the event’s website for $10 (plus $1.54 service fee). The site is also offering early bird discount tickets (through May 1) for just $8 (plus $1.43), a decent bargain. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.
Temecula’s Pechanga Resort and Casino has a pair of delectable events this weekend that are sure to delight any food lover.
The resort’s annual Chocolate Decadence is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday (February 27).
The event features both sweet and savory chocolate treats, along with more than 30 wineries featuring over 100 champagnes, sparkling and dessert wines specially selected for pairing.
Attendees will also be able to sample desserts and other confections created by Pechanga’s pastry chefs.
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.
The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Riverside Plaza (3540 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 314) is celebrating a three-day grand opening beginning at 11 a.m. this morning (November 6).
Today, the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50 and the next 100 guests will receive free meal vouchers.
On Friday (November 7), the first 100 guests will receive a big yellow cup of tea, plus there will be giveaways of Dickey’s swag all day long.
Sixteen food trucks, are scheduled to be part of the church’s Fall Festival, which is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (October 31).
Scheduled trucks include Belly Bombz, Classic Taco Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, the Cupcake Place, Eat ‘Em Up Truck, the Grilled Cheese Truck, Kona Ice, MexiCalbi, Porko Rico BBQ, Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, Rolling Sushi Van, the Sweet Stop, Tornado Potato and Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza.
The Grove Community Church is at 19900 Grove Community Drive.
For more information on this free event, click here.
The number of Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s Subs grew by one this week. The new location opened Wednesday (September 3) in Menifee.
The site is celebrating its grand opening with a fundraiser for Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.
A total of 7,000 coupons were distributed locally, offering a free regular sub with the purchase of a regular sub and a $2 or more donation to the school. The coupons are valid through Sunday.
The new Jersey Mike’s is at 27774 Newport Road.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery has cooked up a sweet fundraiser.
Corky’s will donate $1 from each sale of its Gold Cancer Awareness Ribbon cookies this month to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.
In addition, the restaurant will donate 25¢ from the sales of all other cookies.
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (August 23) at its Rancho Cucamonga location, 10742 E. Foothill Blvd.
Donors receive a free sundae, and will be entered into a drawing for a Farrell’s birthday party for a group of 10.
Heck, that’s way better than orange juice and cookies!
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt has opened at 32195 Temecula Parkway, Suite 102, in Temecula.
The new location is celebrating with grand opening specials all week:
- Today (July 28): $1 yogurt hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday (July 29): Kids under 10 years old eat free (up to 10 ounces) from 2 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday (July 30): 50% off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Thursday (July 31): Free dodge balls to the first 25 guests, starting at 3 p.m.
- Friday (August 1): Buy one get one free yogurt from 8 to 11 p.m.
Other Inland Empire Menchie’s locations include Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Hesperia.
Riverside Restaurant Week has expanded beyond last year’s downtown borders.
This year’s crop of participating restaurants run the gamut from Subway to Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood in the Mission Inn, with something for every taste and budget.
Specials include percent-off deals, daylong happy hour prices and prix fixe menus.
For a complete list of specials and participating eateries, click here.
Riverside Restaurant Week ends Sunday (June 29).