Reservations being taken for BJ’s holiday beer pairing dinners

Reservations are now being taken for a special five-course holiday beer-pairing dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations throughout the Inland Empire.

The dinners will take place beginning next Monday (November 25).

Price is $30 per person, and obviously, you’ve gotta be 21 or older to participate.

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Bizarre Bazaar aims to fill food bank’s pantry

Here’s a unique way to help hungry folks.

St. Hyacinth Academy in San Jacinto is hosting a Bizarre Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (November 9).

Vendors will be setting up and selling their wares in the school’s multipurpose room, 275 S. Victoria Ave.

The event is also a food drive. Those who bring in five pounds of non-perishable food items will get a surprise gift.

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Food trucks in Riverside, Hemet tomorrow

Food truck hunters should head to Riverside County tomorrow (November 2) to get their fix.

Two events are taking place — one in Riverside and the other in Hemet.

California Baptist University’s Homecoming Block Party will feature ten trucks, while Hemet’s West Valley High School’s truck fest will see half that number.

Admission to both events is free.

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Tickets available for March Aviation Society’s inaugural brew fest

March Aviation Society Brew FestThe March Aviation Society is hosting its first brew fest Saturday, November 9, at the March Field Air Museum.

Attendees will be able to sample from more than a dozen Inland Empire breweries (and a few others) at the event.

You gotta have food to soak up all that beer, so the organizers have scheduled nine food trucks for your dining pleasure.

General admission tickets are $35 (plus a $2.92 service fee if purchased online) and grant you admission from 1 to 5 p.m., live entertainment by the ’80z All-Stars and DJ Steveo, and 15 four-ounce beer samples.

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Food trucks making another trip to downtown Riverside tomorrow

Riverside County Food Truck RallyFood trucks will be returning to downtown Riverside in another food truck rally tomorrow (October 22).

The event will again take place in the parking lot of the County Administration Center, 4080 Lemon St. It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., though some trucks won’t be available ’til 10 a.m.

Organizers have scheduled 20 trucks, compared to about a dozen trucks recruited for the original (well-attended) rally back in June.

The event coincides with the county’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

The county is investigating changing Ordinance No. 580, which pertains to food trucks, which bans most hot food trucks. Riverside County is currently the only county in the state which bans the trucks from operating on a daily basis.

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Packinghouse Brewing Company’s third anniversary event to benefit pet adoption center

HopsandHoundsThis is one brewery event that is going to the dogs.

Incidentally, it’s going to the cats as well.

Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company is using its third anniversary event to raise funds for the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center.

The 21-and-over event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday (October 5) at the brewery, 6124 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.

The “Hops & Hounds *” fundraiser will feature a beer garden (obviously), plus food trucks and live bands.

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Salted Pig hosting Allagash tap takeover tomorrow

Riverside’s Salted Pig will have an Allagash Brewing Company tap takeover tomorrow (October 1).

A dozen Allagash beers will be available on tap and in the bottle.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and will run through midnight.

Flights consisting of four five-ounce draft pours will be available for $18. Full pours will also be available.

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