Cheers to the best beer, wine, spirits and olive oil at Fairplex

It’s time again for the Cheers event at Fairplex in Pomona. Tonight’s (June 21) the night.

Billed as “L.A.’s wine, spirits, beer and food festival,” the event showcases the award-winning winesspiritsbeers, olive oils and dairy of the 2014 Los Angeles International Competitions.

More importantly, it’s a fundraiser for educational programs at the Learning Centers at Fairplex, which offers educational programs for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Head to Claremont’s Vom Fass today for whisky and waffles

Our friends at the Claremont Vom Fass are celebrating Father’s Day with a special treat.

The gourmet shop will be serving bite-sized portions of seared apricot waffles à la mode with whiskey cream, followed by a whisky tasting.

The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. today (June 15) at the shop, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100.

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Rancho Cucamonga Jersey Mike’s Subs is open

The Inland Empire’s newest Jersey Mike’s Subs opened yesterday (June 11).

The sandwich shop has moved into the former Quiznos at 9659 Milliken Ave., #102, Rancho Cucamonga. It’s is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The location has distributed 3,000 coupons good for a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Foothill Family Shelter, Rancho Cucamonga Community Services, or Living the Dream Foundation. Customers must have a coupon to get the deal, which is good through Sunday (June 15).

Locations in Fontana and Menifee are also in the works.

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Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day

Tomorrow (June 6) is National Doughnut Day is tomorrow, an event begun during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.

It also commemorates the “doughnut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, doughnuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.

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Guido may be retiring, but Guido’s will remain

Today for lunch, I had my first (and likely last) sandwich made by Guido Sciortino, soon-to-be former owner of Guido’s Pizza and Deli in Rancho Cucamonga.

You see, Guido is retiring at the end of this month after 57 years of serving sandwiches and Italian delicacies.

While I was in the shop, munching on a couple of slices of complimentary salami, Guido mentioned that in the last couple of weeks he has seen lots of people that he hasn’t seen in years come into the deli to wish him well in his retirement.

Apparently, word has gotten around.

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Dragon Loco celebrating second anniversary today

DragonLocoAnniversaryCongratulations to our friends over at Ontario’s Dragon Loco Chinese Mexican Fusion, who are celebrating the restaurant’s second anniversary today (May 25)!

Guests have several deals to choose from, including $1 chorizo “Juantons,” 99¢ tacos (teriyaki, kung pao or BBQ) and buy-one-get-one-free burritos.

If you haven’t tried Dragon Loco, this is a perfect opportunity to do so at a bargain price.

Dragon Loco is at 2509 S. Euclid Ave., just south of the 60 Freeway. Anniversary specials are valid from 1 to 6 p.m.

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Military personnel get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour in May

Farrell'sMilitaryThis month, military folks can get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Through May 31, the restaurant is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a free Red, White and Blue sundae to all current and former military personnel.

Civilians can purchase the sundae for $7.99 and Farrell’s will donate $1 to A Million Thanks, a nonprofit military support organization.

Farrell’s Inland Empire locations are in Rancho Cucamonga (10742 Foothill Blvd.) and Riverside (3610 Park Sierra Drive).

Suite 106 Cupcakery tops in Southern California, according to The Daily Meal

Congratulations to Rancho Cucamonga’s Suite 106 Cupcakery. The two-time Cupcake Wars-winning bakery was recently included in a list of the top 101 cupcakes in America, according to The Daily Meal.

Hitting the list at No. 31, it’s the highest-rated cupcakery in Southern California, beating out Palm Springs’ Over the Rainbow Cupcakes, which is ranked at number 94, Beverly Hills’ famed Sprinkles Cupcakes at number 88 and Glendale’s Goodie Girls at number 41.

Click here for the full list.

Suite 106 Cupcakery is at 11920 Foothill Blvd. (at Rochester Avenue).

Lazy Dog raises more than $5,000 for Girl Scouts

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar has released numbers for this year’s Thin Mint milkshake fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of America.

The fundraiser, which took place in February and March, raised $5,249 for the Girl Scouts.

The chain donated $1 for each limited-edition shake ordered in its 12 SoCal locations (and sole Northern California location) to the organization.

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