CBTL BOGO at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf this weekend

CBTL BOGO Black FridayThere are buy one, get one free deals and then there are buy one, get one free deals.

This is one of the biggies.

We’re not talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee or tea. Oh, no. We’re talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee and tea machine.

If you’ve been in the market for a single-serve coffee maker, this weekend will be your chance to purchase a CBTL Kaldi, Americano or Briosa machine for yourself, and get one to give away.

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Reservations being taken for BJ’s holiday beer pairing dinners

Reservations are now being taken for a special five-course holiday beer-pairing dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations throughout the Inland Empire.

The dinners will take place beginning next Monday (November 25).

Price is $30 per person, and obviously, you’ve gotta be 21 or older to participate.

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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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85°C Bakery Cafe coming to the Inland Empire

We’ve mentioned before that the Taiwanese chain 85°C Bakery Cafe was inching closer to the Inland Empire, with locations in Hacienda Heights and then West Covina.

Well, it didn’t take long for them to get here.

I visited the West Covina location tonight and saw a sticker in the window advertising that the beverage/pastry/bread shop was hiring for its Chino Hills location.

Hooray!

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Welcome to the Inland Empire, Bruxië!

Bruxie after darkTonight Dine 909 (along with food critic Allan Borgen and the fine folks from I.E. Shine On, among others) attended a special media preview of the Chino Hills Bruxië, which opens tomorrow (November 14).

I have just three words: Believe the hype.

The sandwiches, desserts and drinks we had tonight were delicious!

Albacore Tuna MeltBruxië partners Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney were on hand to introduce the (mostly) uninitiated group to the restaurant’s fare.

We sampled many of the Orange County-based restaurant’s signature waffle sandwiches, including: Green Eggs and Ham; Bacon, Egg and Cheddar; Smoked Salmon Lox and Dill Cream Cheese; Hot Pastrami Bruxië; Albacore Tuna Melt, Prosciutto and Gruyere; Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle; Turkey Club; and the Bruxië Burger.

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Chino Hills Bruxië to open November 14

We have a date!

The first Inland Empire location for Orange County-based waffle sandwich innovator, Bruxië, will open Wednesday, November 14.

That means you’ve got about two weeks to decide which sandwich you want.

For a sample menu (from the restaurant’s Old Town Orange location, its first), click here.

The new restaurant is at 13865 City Center Drive, Suite 3093, in The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

For more information, click here.

Do you like waffles? Bruxië is hiring!

As you may have heard, Orange County-based waffle-sandwich innovator Bruxië is opening its first location outside of Orange County right here in the Inland Empire.

They’re planning to open in Chino Hills next month, and the restaurant is doing a round of interviews beginning tomorrow (October 6).

The interviews will be conducted at The Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13935 City Centre Drive, Suite 2007, across from Dillon’s Restaurant and Irish Pub.

Interviews will take place over the next eight days:

  • Tomorrow (October 6): Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday (October 7): Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday (October 8): 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday (October 9): 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday (October 10): 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday (October 11): 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday (October 12): 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13: Noon to 5 p.m.

The successful candidate will have downloaded and completed an application before the interview, brushed up on their Bruxië by visiting the restaurant’s website, visited the Bruxië Facebook page and researched articles about Bruxië on Google.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

To find out if you’re truly qualified to be a Bruxië employee, watch the video on the other side of the jump and see if that describes your feelings about waffles to a T.
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Waffle-sandwich innovator coming to Chino Hills

Orange County-based Bruxië has announced that its first location outside of Orange County will be in the Inland Empire — Chino Hills to be exact.

Bruxië specializes in gourmet waffle sandwiches filled with everything from bacon, egg and cheddar to pastrami to burgers to peanut butter and jelly.

The sandwiches are made using a yeasty, not-sweet waffle, but the restaurant also offers the more traditional Liège waffles made with pearl sugar for dessert.

Bruxi also offers salads and desserts made with frozen custard, along with daily specials.

Prices appear reasonable, with nothing on the menu over $10.

The new location will be at 13920 City Center Drive in the Shoppes at Chino Hills, a spot formerly occupied by Johnny Rockets.

(Note to self: Johnny Rockets is down to two Inland Empire locations — Victoria Gardens and Rancho Mirage.)

The Chino Hills location isn’t expected to open until November.