Beer lovers, we’ve found the perfect way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend.
The Taste of Brews returns to Riverside’s White Park (3901 Market St.) on Saturday, May 25.
Not only can attendees sample from dozens of breweries, including several from the Inland Empire, but there will be several food trucks and local restaurants providing comestibles, and three bands to enjoy.
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.
Our friends over at IEShineOn.com are putting together a sweet event that will help support two organizations.
The Inland Empire Cupcake Fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave.
Really, who doesn’t like cupcakes?
Amateur and professional bakers are encouraged to compete in their respective categories, which will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges, including yours truly.
Riverside’s Inland Empire Brewing Company is celebrating its fourth anniversary Saturday (February 23) in a big, big way.
Let’s start with the numbers. A staggering 26 Inland Empire brewers will be represented at the event.
Add to that a baker’s dozen of brewers from outside the I.E.
And on top of that, add ten food trucks and four bands.
What do you get? One heck of a party!
We’ve been anticipating this for a while…the Riverside Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour opens at 11 a.m. tomorrow (January 31)!
Many of you (myself included) remember the old Riverside Farrell’s at 10098 Magnolia Ave., which was converted years ago into a Coco’s Bakery Restaurant.
The new location, at 3610 Park Sierra Drive, threatens to put that old location to shame.
Formerly a Black Angus Steakhouse, it’s the largest of the chain at 8,700 square feet.