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.
It seems like a lot of eateries are celebrating anniversaries this month and last. Here’s another to add to the list: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
The chain will celebrate its 77th anniversary on Friday (July 11).
That day, guests can receive a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 77¢ when they purchase any dozen at regular price.
The chain’s sole Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle.
For more information, click here.
The long-anticipated Souplantation has opened in Chino Hills.
It’s the first of its restaurants to sport a new, fresh design.
The restaurant had its soft opening last month, but will be hosting a grand opening fundraiser on Thursday (July 10).
The Rancho Cucamonga Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser today (June 30) for the family of San Bernardino Police Officer Shaun Jarvis.
Jarvis was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on the 91 Freeway in Corona back in May.
To participate, simply print out the flier (at right) and bring it to the restaurant, 10742 Foothill Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and Farrell’s will donate 25% of your bill to the cause.
Congratulations to two restaurant chains that turn 50 this year: Del Taco and Black Angus.
Black Angus has kicked off a yearlong celebration with a classic cocktail menu, featuring timeless libations such as Rob Roy, Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Whiskey Sour and Vodka Gimlet.
In addition, the classic cocktails are available for just $5 with the purchase of any entrée on Tuesdays. The steakhouse also will introduce limited time entrées and seasonal desserts throughout the year.
Del Taco, of course, was born in the Inland Empire, and is intertwined with the histories of Baker’s Drive-Thru, Taco Bell, Taco Tia and Naugles.
The Chino Denny’s at 12180 Central Ave. has recently been renovated and the location is celebrating its renewal with special offers this Friday and Saturday (June 27 and 28).
From 9 a.m. Friday until midnight Saturday, guests can choose from the following specials:
- $1.99 Everyday Value Slam (two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs cooked to order and two bacon strips or sausage links)
- $3.99 Classic Burger & Fries
- $5.99 Chicken Strips