RA Sushi gearing up for annual Nicky’s Week fundraiser

Nicky's Week 9The RA Sushi chain (which has locations in Chino Hills and Corona) is gearing up once again for its Nicky’s Week fundraiser, which runs Sunday (May 26) through Saturday, June 1.

The campaign raises funds for cancer research and treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The chain will generously donate 100% of proceeds from the sales of select food and beverage items to St. Jude’s.

Head over the jump for a full list.

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Food trucks serving Riverside County tonight

If you happen to be in the Norco/Corona area tonight (March 6), you’ve got your choice of free admission food truck events.

One is at Norco High School, 2065 Temescal Ave. The other is at Corona High School, 1150 W. Tenth St.

Both events are in conjunction with the schools’ open houses and run until 9 p.m.

Head over the jump for the list of trucks!

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Pacific Western Bank’s annual food drive on through February 28

For the third year, Pacific Western Bank is hosting a food drive for Inland Valley Hope Partners.

Eight branches (five of which are in the Inland Empire) are participating: Corona, Claremont, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Upland.

The bank has set a goal to collect 500 food items per location. Last year it collected three tons of food, which helped feed about 150 families for a week.

Since 1968, Inland Valley Hope Partners has provided food, shelter and supportive services to children and families in need. It provides close to 70,000 pounds of food every month, so your donations are definitely needed.

If you would like to host a food drive at your company please call Fran Robertson at Inland Valley Hope Partners 909-622-3806x 231.

Inland Valley Hope Partners has provided food shelter and supportive services since 1968.

Food trucks rolling into Corona on Saturday

Just when you thought we were pretty much done with food trucks for the year, the “Minister of Culinary Awareness,” Cliff Young, is bringing them back for one last hurrah this weekend.

Of course, this is all totally contingent on whether or not the Earth is destroyed tomorrow.

The Dos Lagos Food Truck Festival will take place (barring doomsday) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (December 22) at The Shops at Dos Lagos, 2780 Cabot Drive, Corona.

Tickets are $8. Advance tickets, including a special $30 family four-pack are available now by clicking here.

Click over the jump to see a list of expected trucks.

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Black Friday weekend deal from Macaroni Grill: Buy one entrée, get one free

We found another deal for you Black Friday shoppers (and others): Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a buy-one-entrée-get-one-free coupon.

The coupon is good through Sunday (November 25).

Click here for the coupon, which you can either print out or display on your mobile device.

Inland Empire Macaroni Grill locations include Redlands, Montclair, Corona and Temecula.

Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival coming next weekend

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OK, we’re taking a little break this weekend, but the food trucks are coming back to the Inland Empire next weekend.

The big event will be at Corona’s the Shops at Dos Lagos.

The Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 25 at the shopping center, 2780 Cabot Drive.

Thirty food trucks are scheduled for the event, courtesy of our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks.

It’s not all about the food trucks, however.

Also part of the event is Taste of Dos Lagos, which features samples of food, wine, and cocktails from various Dos Lagos eateries, including the Viva Las Vegas roll from RA Sushi, stuffed dates and quinoa from Citrus City Grille, Jack chicken strips, bruschetta chicken pasta and Electric Lemonade from T.G.I. Friday’s, a beer float with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, and Chimay-braised pulled pork sandwich with Harvarti cheese and apple butter on a Brioche bun from Steam Haus Gastropub, grey salt caramel, fresh mint chip, roasted banana with brown sugar caramel and lavender honey ice creams from Christopher Michael Ice Cream, and selections from Miguel’s California Mexican Cocina, TAPS Fish House and Brewery and Pinkberry.

In addition, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will be on hand, pouring a selection of brews.

Tickets are $8 (plus $2.06 service fee) in advance or $10 at the door. V.I.P. tickets, which grant you one hour early admission (10 a.m.) and entry to a shaded area with reserved tables, are $20 (plus $2.90 service fee) in advance or $25 at the door. Kids five and under are admitted free.

Advance tickets are available online here or at the Dos Lagos Management Office, located near Sunglass Hut.

While supplies last, you can get two free tickets to the event by spending $75 in a single day at Dos Lagos retailers. Simply bring your receipt(s) to the Dos Lagos Management Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Corona Partners for Parks.

Head over the jump to see the list of scheduled trucks.
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Sharkfest brings food trucks to Corona Thursday night

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The public is invited to Santiago High School’s Sharkfest, happening from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday (August 16).

Several food trucks are scheduled to be at the event:

Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the school’s football team.

Santiago High School is at 1395 Foothill Parkway, Corona.

For more information, click here.

Food truck festival set for Leap Day

Our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks have put together their very first food truck event.

The Corona Chamber of Commerce Prime Time Mixer will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Wednesday (February 29) at the UFC Gym, 470 N. McKinley St., Corona.

Trucks scheduled to participate include Bacon MANia, the Lime Truck, Pogi Boy, Dos Chinos, Crepe’n Around, and the Slummin’ Gourmet, according to the event flier.

Also, Cafe2U will debut its new truck.

The event is free to attend.

For information, visit I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks’ website.