Food truck festival in Riverside tonight

It’s been a while since we’ve had any food truck festival news, but that changes right now.

Riverside Live is hosting a food truck festival from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight (March 24) at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave.

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Visit our Inland Empire newsrooms to help feed the hungry this holiday season

scng-feeding-america-food-driveWant to help hungry folks right here in the Inland Empire this holiday season?

Simply stop by one of our Inland Empire newsrooms and drop off non-perishable food. The donations will be delivered to Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino, which will get the food to people who need it.

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San Bernardino ranked as one of the worst cities for foodies — again

Here we go again.

Back in 2013, a real estate website, Movoto, compiled a list of “America’s Worst Cities for Food Lovers,” and San Bernardino landed at the top of the list.

Last week, it was WalletHub’s turn.

The personal finance website posted its list of “2016’s Best & Worst Foodie Cities,” and guess what?

Yep. San Bernardino loses again.

But … it’s not as bad as Fontana, apparently.

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Del Tacos testing new ‘platos’ at select Inland Empire locations

Del Taco recently introduced its new platos at select locations in San Bernardino, Redlands, Colton, Loma Linda and Riverside.

The platos come with a choice of either a wet burrito, two fish tacos or two street tacos, plus cilantro lime rice, beans and chips and salsa.

Prices range from $6.49 to $7.49.

It appears to be a second go-round for Del Taco’s platos. They were also tested about a year ago in the Sacramento area.

If you’re interested in trying them for yourself, head to one of these locations:

  • Colton: 834 W. Valley Blvd.; 1010 E. Washington St.
  • Loma Linda: 24898 Redlands Blvd.
  • Redlands: 1624 W. Redlands Blvd.; 602 E. Redlands Blvd.
  • Riverside: 3487 Arlington Ave.; 4407 Brockton Ave; 6333 Riverside Ave.; 1255 University Ave.; 3199 Van Buren Blvd.
  • San Bernardino: 272 E. 40th St.; 2665 S. Waterman Ave.

Requiem for Jason’s Deli

A moment of silence, please.

The Riverside Jason’s Deli has closed.

We were big fans of the restaurant, and appreciated its strive to use ingredients free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and colors. Oh, and the free ice cream. In fact, we even named it a Dine 909 favorite.

However, I can’t help but feel that the location was doomed from the start.

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Steak ‘n Shake coming to Riverside; hiring event Wednesday and Thursday

Ever since Steak ‘n Shake opened in Victorville a few years ago, we’ve been waiting for more locations here in the Inland Empire.

The chain has been ever so slowly opening locations here and there in Southern California.

A Santa Monica location opened in October 2014. A Burbank location followed at the end of last year. A location opened in Aliso Viejo on Monday.

Now finally, a Riverside location is set to open this summer.

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The Inland Empire Tamale Festival returns today

Got a taste for tamales? Then Riverside’s White Park is the place to be today (April 16).

The fourth annual Riverside Tamale Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Of course, there will be contests — for tamale eating, and for both professional and non-professional tamale makers — but the festival is much more than that.

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Buy your Inland Empire Salsa Festival tickets now and save

If you’re thinking of going to the Inland Empire Salsa Festival — which takes place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 14 at White Park in Riverside — today (April 12) is the day to buy tickets.

That’s because through the end of the day today, you can save up to 52% on tickets to the festival via a special Groupon deal.

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