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.

John’s Incredible Pizza scares up Halloween buffet deal

John’s Incredible Pizza Co. has scared up a incredible deal for Halloween diners.

Anytime today (October 31), you can indulge on John’s all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, soup, salad and dessert buffet with a beverage for only $6.

If that weren’t enough of a deal, you’ll also receive a $5 Fun Card.


John’s has three Inland Empire locations:

  • Montclair: 5280 Arrow Highway
  • Victorville: 14766 Bear Valley Road
  • Riverside:  6187 Valley Springs Parkway

To get the coupon, click here.

BBQ fundraiser tomorrow night in Montclair

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is hosting a Western BBQ Cookout from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (September 14).

In addition to a barbecue meal, there will be a chili cook-off and bake sale.

All proceeds from the event benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.

The church is at 5303 Orchard St., Montclair.

For ticket sales and information, or to make tax-deductible donations to the organization, call 909-621-4418.

Pizza for Thanksgiving?

Who says you have to have turkey for Thanksgiving? Or even ham?

Some of my favorite holiday meals were homemade spaghetti or lasagne, made with love by Mom.

But how do you feel about pizza?

John’s Incredible Pizza (no relation), which gave us a scary good $5 deal on Halloween, is offering a similar deal for Thanksgiving.

For $7 per person, you and the family can have all the pizza, salad, soup, pasta, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages you want.

In the Inland Empire, the deal is only good at the Riverside and Montclair locations, so you Victorvillains will have to trek down the hill if you want this deal.

The deal is good from noon to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving day. No coupon is necessary.

For more information, click here.

$5 Halloween pizza buffet? That’s Incredible!

John’s Incredible Pizza, with Inland Empire locations in Montclair, Riverside and Victorville, is offering an incredible Halloween deal.

On Monday (October 31) only, $5 will get you an all-you-can-eat buffet, unlimited fountain beverage, coffee or ICEE, and a free $5 Fun Card.


To take advantage of the deal, first click here, then click the “Get Spooky Special” link and print out the coupon.

The coupon is good for up to six people. And yes, I’ve already printed mine out.

Today’s the last day for a free $10 FunCard at John’s Incredible Pizza Co.

Not only do you get a free $10 FunCard for yourself, but you’ll be helping the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Here’s how it works: Print out this coupon, take it to John’s Incredible Pizza Co., give them the coupon, purchase an adult buffet and beverage, and you’ll get a free $10 FunCard.

John’s will also donate $1 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides 2011.

Unfortunately, today (May 20) is the last day to get in on the deal and help out.

John’s Incredible Pizza has three locations in the Inland Empire:

  • Victorville: 14766 Bear Valley Road
  • Montclair: 5280 Arrow Highway
  • Riverside: 6187 Valley Springs Parkway

Easter breakfast and ‘Eggstravaganza’ tomorrow in Montclair

The city of Montclair, Montclair-Ontario Junior Women’s Club, Montclair Kiwanis Club and Montclair Fire Fighters Association are sponsoring an Easter “Eggstravaganza” and pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow (April 23) at the Montclair Community Center, 5111 Benito St., in Montclair.

The cost for the breakfast, which will include pancakes, sausage, orange
juice, coffee and all the fixings, is $3 per person. Sponsored by
Montclair Kiwanis Club, proceeds from the breakfast will benefit
youth programs.
In addition, children ten years of age and younger will have the opportunity to participate in Easter-themed games and activities and earn candy filled eggs as prizes. Children are asked to bring a basket from home to collect eggs.

The Easter Bunny will be available for photographs. Pictures will cost $3 per photo or $1 for participants to take a photo with their own camera. Sponsored by Montclair-Ontario Junior Women’s Club, all picture proceeds will benefit youth and community programs.

Also, each child three to ten will get a free ticket for drawings for boys’ and girls’ activity buckets, sponsored by the Montclair Fire Fighters Association.

Click here for more information.

Ruben’s Fiesta Maya, Rockin’ Baja close

A couple of high-profile restaurant closures to report.

The first is the Montclair outlet of the Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina chain, which was at 9335 Monte Vista Ave., in the space long occupied by Tony Roma’s.

Rockin’ Baja opened back in December of 2008.

A sharp-eyed reader notified us via Twitter.

A drive-by on Tuesday verified the closure. The building was stripped of any signage and a piece of paper with the word “Closed” on it was taped on the inside of the window in one of the front doors.

A shorter-lived venture is Ruben’s Fiesta Maya in Redlands.
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In case you missed ’em

We’ve run a couple of food-related items on The Sun and Daily Bulletin business pages in the last two days.

In today’s papers, we had a story regarding the long-completed, but still-unopened Loma Linda fresh & easy.

Guess what?

Still no opening date, but we knew that already, didn’t we?

Click here to read the story as it appeared in this morning’s Sun.

And in yesterday’s paper, we had an item on the impending opening of a Chipotle Mexican Grill and the discussions of opening a Panera Bread in the city of Montclair.

The Chipotle will be east of Montclair Plaza, while Panera would be on the western edge of the mall.

Now, how about something to fill in the location north of the mall vacated by Islands last month?

These things take time, I guess.

Click here to read the Montclair restaurant story.