Haandi out, Grill 8 in in Rancho Cucamonga


Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen recently told me that the Rancho Cucamonga Indian restaurant Haandi had closed.

The news was a little surprising, since the restaurant was well-regarded, and even was voted the Inland Valley’s best Indian cuisine several years in a row.

In its place is Grill 8, which, according to its logo, specializes in beer, burgers and wings.

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Grand opening for I.V. Juice Bar in Rancho Cucamonga is tomorrow


A new juice bar has opened in Rancho Cucamonga.

I.V. Juice Bar opened this week at 8057 Vineyard Ave., Unit L1.

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Brio celebrating National Lasagna Day (a little early) with half-priced lasagna


Brio Tuscan Grille is getting a jump on National Lasagna Day, which is Saturday (July 29), by offering half off its lasagna entreés a couple of days early.

All day Thursday (July 27), the chain will be taking 50% off its lasagna dishes.

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Tickets are still available for this year’s Tour de Fork

We’ve mentioned before that one of our favorite Inland Empire food events is the Tour de Fork at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.

Last year, the event sold out rather quickly, but this year, if you’re interested in going, you’re in luck.

That’s because tickets are still available for the event, which is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 29 along the center’s North Mainstreet.

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Punch Bowl Social is open in Rancho Cucamonga

Another “eatertainment” venue has landed in the Inland Empire.

Punch Bowl Social officially opens its first California location —  and ninth overall — today (May 20) at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, in the space most recently occupied by Toby Keith’s I This Bar and Grill, 12635 N. Main St.

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The Habit opens in Rancho Cucamonga, hands out thousands of free meals

The Habit Burger Grill continues to make inroads into the Inland Empire with a new location in Rancho Cucamonga.

While the official grand opening will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (May 4), the burger chain isn’t waiting until then to celebrate.

The first pre-opening event will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. today (April 28), when the first 400 guests will receive a free Charburger, fries, and a drink during Free Burger Day.

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Jacks Urban Eats to open Friday at Victoria Gardens

Well that answers that question…

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Last week, we discovered that Dog Haus’ long-planned Rancho Cucamonga location would be in Victoria Gardens.

On Saturday, as I went to investigate the future Dog Haus location for myself, I discovered that it was right next door to Jacks Urban Eats, which, as it turns out, opens Friday (March 3).

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