Since San Bernardino County overturned its ban on food trucks a little over a year ago, Riverside County has been the sole remaining county to still ban them from operating on a daily basis.
That may soon change.
County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries is starting a push to overturn the ban, and he’s leading by doing.
There will be a food truck “rally” Tuesday (June 25) at the County Administrative Center at 4080 Lemon St. in downtown Riverside.
I know what you’re thinking. Today is June 21. June 30 is nine days away.
So Downtown Riverside Restaurant Week?
As is par for the course, restaurant week is actually 11 days, but who’s counting? (OK, we’re counting.)
The number of Inland Empire breweries continues to grow unabated.
There are several breweries that have recently opened or are opening soon.
Follow the jump to find out where to find them.
We like tapas, and we especially like free.
If you feel the same, here’s all you need to do to get a free tapas platter at Cafe Sevilla in Riverside.
Just found out about this event…the La Sierra University senior class is hosting an art walk and food truck festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday (April 28).
Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which is a fundraiser for the senior class gift. There’s no mention of an admission price, so I’m thinking it’s a free event.
Since La Sierra is a Seventh-day Adventist campus, the focus is on meat-free trucks. So, no Bacon MANia.
The event will be held at the “statue patio,” which I believe is the same as the sculpture plaza, which is at the end of Yeager Way, the main entrance to the campus. But I could be totally wrong.
La Sierra University is at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside.
For more information and updates, click here for the Facebook event page.
Click over the jump to see the list of participating trucks.
The inaugural Riverside Tamale Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (April 20) at White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., Riverside.
In addition to commercial and amateur “Best Tamale” contests, there will also be a tamale juggling contest, musical entertainment and a kids’ zone.
Proceeds from the free event will go toward the formation of the Trujillo Adobe Foundation, which has the goal of restoration of the Trujillo Adobe and revitalization of La Placita de los Trujillos.
Click here for more information. For updates, “like” the event on Facebook.
On Facebook this morning, the fine folks at Baker’s Drive-Thru posted that they are now hiring for the chain’s soon-to-open Riverside location.
Prospective employees should apply in person at the future location, 10255 Magnolia Ave., a former Wendy’s.
Applications are taken from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Packinghouse Brewing Company’s annual Brew with a View event returns Saturday, April 6.
The free, all-ages event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.
It coincides with the annual airshow at Riverside Municipal Airport, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The airport is across the street from the brewery.
Besides a great view of the airshow, the event will also feature food trucks, including the Bacon MANia truck, Garlicscapes and the Viking Truck.
The Taste of Brews festival is returning to Riverside’s White Park on Saturday, May 25.
Participating breweries haven’t been announced and scheduled food trucks have yet to be determined, but early bird tickets are on sale now.
Tickets are available in both three- and four-hour sessions, with a 15% discount available for groups of six or more, and right now there’s a special discount on the four-hour session tickets.
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours are celebrating Barbie’s 54th birthday (I know…she doesn’t look a day over 18!) as only Farrell’s can.
With lots of noise, a special birthday song and a Barbie-inspired Zoo sundae, complete with sparklers and the guest of honor herself perched on top!
The whole event kicks off at 10 a.m. tomorrow (March 9). The first 30 kids 12 and under will share in the Zoo sundae, but all kids in attendance for the birthday party will receive free ice cream.