The big question is: Will there be any Star Wars-themed cupcakes?
That’s because, Sunday, May 4, is the date for the second annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, at which yours truly will again be a judge.
The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (with V.I.P. admission at 11 a.m.) at the newly-revamped Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.
The organizers, I.E. Shine On, note that they have learned much from last year’s event and things should run a lot more smoothly this year.
Friday is Valentine’s Day, the day many couples spend the evening out for a nice, romantic dinner.
The problem is, it seems like everyone has the same idea and the interminable wait for a table can ruin any romantic intentions.
But one restaurant chain has come to the rescue.
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar’s Valentine’s Day specials last all weekend.
Shakey’s Pizza Parlor has decided to give its fans a little break tomorrow (January 21).
The pizzeria has posted a “Fan Appreciation” coupon for its famous Bunch of Lunch on its Twitter feed.
Coupon-holders will receive the all-you-can-eat meal for just $5.99 (with the purchase of a regular-sized beverage), a savings of $2 off the current price of $7.99.
Allan Borgen’s Feed Me 411 has teamed up with Riverside’s Pita Mediterranean Grill and New York Deli (formerly Innabi…remember when they used to have a Redlands location?) to offer a coupon for a free falafel sandwich.
The offer is limited to the first 500 takers, so don’t delay!
Click here for the coupon, which you can either print the coupon or display it on your mobile device.
Pita Mediterranean Grill and New York Deli is at 16810 Van Buren Blvd., Suite 102.
Forty-five years ago this Friday (January 10), the first Old Spaghetti Factory opened in Portland.
The restaurant chain is celebrating that anniversary with a contest and special prices.
On Monday and Tuesday (January 13 and 14), as well as January 20 and 21, complete meals will be available for just $4 and $5.
As announced earlier this year, Riverside’s Phood on Main served its final meals last month.
Owners Marla Cohen and Lyn Cloninger’s side business with a PG-13 name has taken off, and the duo has shut down the restaurant to focus on manufacturing and distributing their line of spices, which we’ll just call SSS for short.
Phood on Main, 3737 Main St., Suite 100, had been in downtown Riverside for seven years.
Click here for a farewell message, as posted on Facebook.
Moreno Valley’s Burger Boss has expanded to Corona.
The customizable burger spot announced its new location Monday on Facebook.
Inland Empire Explorer filmed an episode at the new location today.
The Corona Burger Boss is at 490 Hidden Valley Parkway. It’s open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Since they’ve apparently been shut out of the L.A. County Fair, the only place locally to find the Yucaipa-based Gingerbread Shop is at downtown Riverside’s Festival of Lights, where they’ve parked for at least the last three years.
The pink A-frame is apparently an offshoot of a bakery at Santa’s Village and for a time was a fixture at the Inland Center in San Bernardino.
The shop serves up delicious desserts, including cinnamon rolls, apple crisp, and yes, gingerbread cake and gingerbread men, as well as hot beverages.
Sonic Drive-In is celebrating the winter solstice Saturday (December 21) in typical Sonic fashion: With half-price shakes all day long.
It’s a perfect way to to treat yourself for getting your holiday shopping done.
You will have your holiday shopping done by Saturday, right?
Likely spurred on by two well-attended food truck rallies in the parking lot of the building where their meetings are held, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today (December 10) to regulate food trucks (where the food is prepared on the truck) and allow them to operate in the county.
Of course, there are tweaks to the ordinance that still need to be worked out. The first issue that came up was that the truck operators will likely be required to add the county to their insurance policy.
You know, in case someone gets food poisoning from their trucks and decides to sue the county.
Really? Who does that? But I digress…