Another sandwich chain is landing in the Inland Empire.
Jimmy John’s, which has locations in 40 states (and a half-dozen in Los Angeles and Orange counties), is set to open a new shop Tuesday (August 26) in Fontana.
The new location is at 16155 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 110, formerly a Quiznos.
Another location is in progress in La Verne at 2320 Foothill Blvd., Suite C.
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (August 23) at its Rancho Cucamonga location, 10742 E. Foothill Blvd.
Donors receive a free sundae, and will be entered into a drawing for a Farrell’s birthday party for a group of 10.
Heck, that’s way better than orange juice and cookies!
Food truck fans will want to roll over to Colony High School in Ontario Saturday evening (August 23).
The school and its PTSA are hosting a food truck festival from 5 to 9 p.m. at 3850 E. Riverside Drive.
The folks at The Brick Market and Deli in Pomona are hosting a National Sandwich Month celebration from noon to 2 p.m.today (August 20).
There will be giveaways from Jack FM and the first 20 guests will receive a coupon for a free chicken shawarma sandwich on their next visit.
The Brick is at 105 E. Arrow Highway.
For more information, click here.
Food truck fans should make tracks for the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario, on Sunday (August 17).
Scheduled trucks include the Grilled Cheese Truck, the Fresh Street Food Truck, the California Grill Truck, Me So Hungry, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Slammin’ Sliders, Rolling Sushi Van, Devilicious, Mustache Mike’s and the Bakery Truck.
The event, which will feature live music from the Suicide Kings, plus BMX and hula demonstrations, is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per person. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, click here.
Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks’ San Dimas location is celebrating its ninth anniversary this weekend.
In addition to $5 sandwiches and other $5 deals — plus giveaways — through Sunday (August 17), the shop is hosting a cheesesteak eating contest at 3 p.m. today.
Prospective contestants must call the store at 909-305-8811. The entry fee is $20, and all paid contestants will receive a special edition T-shirt.
The winner will receive a $100 Philly’s Best gift card, a trophy and a spot on the “Wall of Fame.”
Philly’s Best is at 806-C W. Arrow Highway.
Tickets are still available for tonight’s (August 13) Incredible Edibles fundraiser for the Scheu Family YMCA of Upland.
The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Blvd., adjacent to the YMCA.
Forty vendors are scheduled to serve, including Buckboard BBQ, Dale Bros. Brewery, Elvira’s Mexican Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Graber Olive House, Hamilton Family Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Pacific Wine Merchants, Paul Martin’s American Grill, P.F. Chang’s, Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, Rök House Brewing Company, The Rustic Loaf, Souvlla Greek Grill, Vince’s Spaghetti and Vom Fass.
Maria Rogers and Wendy Gallal are gearing up to open Padua Pasta Makers in downtown Upland and are in the process of raising funds for the business via Kickstarter. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to help complete construction and pay for start-up costs. They have until July 30.
The Italian deli will specialize in fresh pasta and ravioli made from scratch daily.
Perks for donors range from a hearty ‘thank you’ for a $10 donation to a full day of making pasta, plus dinner for four, a goodie bag and a signature slotted spoon for a $1,000 donation.
If you wish to help them out, click here.
For more information, click here to for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Liset Márquez’s article on the business.
Claremont launches its second restaurant week today (July 14).
Unlike some of those other restaurant “weeks,” this one actually does last a week, coming to a close on Sunday (July 20).
However, based on what we sampled at the kickoff event this past Thursday, we wish it were longer.
[N7] Creamery has been open for a little while now, but the bakery/coffeehouse/liquid nitrogen ice cream shop is celebrating its grand opening this weekend.
In fact, the festivities have already begun.
An art walk is going on until 10 p.m. tonight (July 11). More than a dozen artists are participating in the event.