LA/Ontario International Airport has never been a culinary hotbed, but it just got a little bit worse.
The Applebee’s in Terminal 2 (AeroMexico, Alaska/Horizon, Continental, Delta, Great Lakes and United/United Express) has closed, “temporarily.”
That narrows your food choices in that terminal down to El Paseo Cafe & Bar, Schlotzsky’s Deli and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Our suggestion: Leave early and stop at In-N-Out on the way to the airport.
Click here for the full story from Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Liset Márquez.
Wanna hang out, drink great craft beer, stuff your face and support a great cause?
Then mark your calendar for Saturday (January 12).
That’s when Chino Valley Brewery will host a fundraiser for Big City Mountaineers, a group that aims to teach life skills to urban youth through outdoor wilderness expeditions.
The brewery will have food for sale, plus giveaways and opportunity drawings to help support the organization.
The event will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 1630 E. Francis St., Unit J, Ontario.
Ontario’s Royal Cut restaurant is offering a pair of deals via Groupon for the steak and seafood lovers out there.
Both offers represent a 50% savings.
You can choose from getting $40 worth of food for $20 or getting $60 worth of food for $30 (for groups of four or more).
Sunday (January 6) is Día de los Reyes and Ontario’s Dragon Loco is celebrating it as only Dragon Loco can.
The Chinese-Mexican fusion restaurant will be handing out pieces of rosca de reyes, a ring-shaped sweet bread that is traditionally eaten on Día de los Reyes.
Typically baked into the rosca is a baby figurine, representing the baby Jesus.
If you receive the piece of bread with the figurine at Dragon Loco on Sunday, you’ll win free food!
Every second Thursday this year, Hooters locations in Southern California, Washington and Oregon will honor military personnel by feeding them.
Active-duty and retired military can receive a free chicken sandwich or burger and fries with the purchase of a drink. Proof of service is required.
This is the third year of the chain’s “Dress Up Days” military appreciation campaign.
This year’s first Dress Up Day is Thursday (January 10).
Hooters has Inland Empire locations in Ontario (725 N. Milliken Ave.) and Riverside (6225 Valley Springs Parkway, Unit 17).
For more information, click here.
Kids of any age can spend a pre-Christmas breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday (December 15) at the Rainforest Cafe Ontario Mills, 4810 Mills Circle.
It’s a wonder Santa can take a little time off this close to Christmas, I mean, you’d think he’d be extremely busy…but I digress.
The breakfast, which includes a “knee-high” buffet, family-friendly activities, raffles, photo time with Santa and assorted goodies and treats, is $12.99 for “kids” 13 and over, $8.99 for kids 4 to 12 and free for those under 3 years old.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 909-941-7979.
Funny, they don’t look a day over two…
Ontario’s My Delight Cupcakery is celebrating its third anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (December 9) at the bakery, 1520 N. Mountain Ave., Suite B-108.
This is one party you don’t want to arrive fashionably late to, however…the first 300 customers will receive one regular-sized cupcake.
In addition, while supplies last, those who bring a toy to donate to Steven’s Hope for Children will receive a regular-sized cupcake.
The delicious fun doesn’t end there.
It’s that time again, and I think this is the year we’ll finally get to see it!
What is it? The making of holiday candies at Logan’s Candies in Ontario.
You, too, can see it for yourself as the store is offering candy making demonstrations throughout the holiday season.
The next demos will be 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. tomorrow (December 1), during the city’s Christmas on Euclid craft fair.
Upcoming demos will be 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. December 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.
Space is limited, so it’s a good idea to show up 15 or 20 minutes early.
Logan’s and its candy cane maker, Jerry Rowley, were the subject of an NPR article and interview back in 2007.
We can’t believe it’s finally here.
Announced way back in July, the fourth iteration of the I.E. Food Truck Fest takes place this Saturday (October 20) at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance (before Wednesday, October 17) and will be $10 at the door. Early admission (at 10 a.m.) costs an additional $5. Kids six and under are admitted free.
Parking is free.
Tickets are available online here (plus $3 service fee per ticket) or at the arena box office.
In addition to the dozens of food trucks, there will be several live bands, and lots of activities to keep you entertained.
Also, Allan Borgen, Jeff Williams and the rest of the Let’s Dine Out Show crew will be broadcasting the show live from the event.
For more information, click here.
Head over the jump for a list of scheduled trucks.
The Yum! Festival, which debuted in June, is back for more!
The event will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday (September 29) in a northwest parking lot of Ontario Mills Mall, 1 Mills Circle.
As well as 23 scheduled food trucks (including the Grilled Cheese Truck, and our friends from Ragin’ Cajun, Bacon MANia, My Delight Cupcakery and Cool Cow) the festival will feature a BMX stunt show from Team Soil.
Music will be provided by the Re:Fresh Pomona crew and there will be giveaways by Falcon 23 clothing.
Tickets are $5 in advance (plus $1.27 service fee, available here) and will be $7 at the door. Kids four and under will be admitted free.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chaffey High School Arts Program.
Attendees will also receive coupons good at Ontario Mills stores.
For a list of scheduled trucks, read on.