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.
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.
Congratulations 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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This 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).
Congratulations to our friends from
Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, who are celebrating the cafe’s two-year anniversary.
However, it’s the cafe’s guests who are getting the presents as the restaurant is giving away a free short stack of pancakes to all from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (May 17).
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.
here for the full list.
Suite 106 Cupcakery is at
11920 Foothill Blvd. (at Rochester Avenue).
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.
As if you didn’t have enough reasons to visit
the Brick Market and Deli in Pomona for lunch, now you’ve got one more.
93.1 Jack FM will be there from noon to 2 p.m. Monday (May 12).
Station representatives will be playing music (playing what they want, apparently) and doing giveaways.
The Brick is at
105 E. Arrow Highway.
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Viva los food trucks!
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario, will be the site of a Cinco de Mayo food truck festival on the Cuatro de Mayo.
The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (May 4).
The festival also features live music and Aztec and Folklorico dancers.
Admission is $5, or free for kids three and younger.
Scanning through our Twitter feed, I spotted
a tweet from the MexiCalbi Fusion truck mentioning that they were going to be at the Pomona Fairplex tonight (April 24).
Did a quick check and found out that,
indeed, Food Truck Thursdays have returned to Fairplex.