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.
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.
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!
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).
Pizza fans! Mark your calendars for next Tuesday (June 17).
That’s the day the new Blaze Pizza will be giving out free pizza.
It’s the second Inland Empire location for the chain, which opened at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon back in April.
The new pizzeria is in Riverside Plaza, at 3540 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 328.
This month, military folks can get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Through May 31, the restaurant is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a free Red, White and Blue sundae to all current and former military personnel.
Civilians can purchase the sundae for $7.99 and Farrell’s will donate $1 to A Million Thanks, a nonprofit military support organization.
Farrell’s Inland Empire locations are in Rancho Cucamonga (10742 Foothill Blvd.) and Riverside (3610 Park Sierra Drive).
Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza opened its first Inland Empire location yesterday (April 24), in the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, at 48650 Seminole Drive, #1108.
Blaze, founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels) is a one-price, as-many-toppings-as-you-like pizzeria, with pizzas fast-fired in three minutes.
Tamale fans can rejoice in the fact that the Riverside Tamale Festival is back for a second year of entertainment, family fun, contests, and of course, tamales!
The festival will take place once again at White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., in downtown Riverside.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Talk about timely.
Hot on the heels of last week’s 5.1 temblor in La Habra and this week’s deadly Chilean earthquake, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour has created a Rocky Road Quake Shake, made with chocolate ice cream and a marshmallow swirl and topped with whipped cream, almonds and a cherry.
Through Sunday (April 6), the chain is donating 100% of the sales of the $4.99 dessert to the American Red Cross