Lazy Dog donates $10,000 to fight cancer; announces new fundraiser

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar recently announced the results of its third annual “Bark for the Cure” campaign, and the participation in a new fundraiser that allows guests to easily contribute to worthy causes.

Lazy Dog recently donated $10,000 to the St. Jude Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Cancer Center of Southern California.

The funds were borne out of this year’s “Bark for the Cure” campaign, which took place in September and October.

The chain also announced participation in Round It Up America.

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Farrell’s announces Black Friday deals

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour just announced its Black Friday deals, which include bonus gift cards and a free sundae when you purchase a $25 gift card.

Guests who purchase $25 in gift cards on Friday (November 29) will receive two bonus $5 gift cards (valid January 2 through July 2, 2014, not valid on merchandise, candy store purchases, or alcohol), a $35 total value.

Not only that, but anyone who purchases a gift card on Friday will receive a free sundae coupon…a perfect way to reward yourself a long day of standing in the checkout line.

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CBTL BOGO at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf this weekend

CBTL BOGO Black FridayThere are buy one, get one free deals and then there are buy one, get one free deals.

This is one of the biggies.

We’re not talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee or tea. Oh, no. We’re talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee and tea machine.

If you’ve been in the market for a single-serve coffee maker, this weekend will be your chance to purchase a CBTL Kaldi, Americano or Briosa machine for yourself, and get one to give away.

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Suite 106 Cupcakery to open new location Sunday

Suite 106 CupcakerySuite 106 Cupcakery’s new location has been revealed, and it’s just a couple of blocks away from the old one at Victoria Gardens.

It’s in the Victoria Promenade at the corner of Rochester Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

The two-time Cupcake Wars-winning bakery will open its new location at 1 p.m. on Sunday (December 1).

You can find it at 11920 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 130.

The first 100 customers will get a free cupcake and gift bag.

Click here for a flier for the event.

For updates or to locate the Suite truck, follow ‘em on Twitter and “Like” ‘em on Facebook.

Reservations being taken for BJ’s holiday beer pairing dinners

Reservations are now being taken for a special five-course holiday beer-pairing dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations throughout the Inland Empire.

The dinners will take place beginning next Monday (November 25).

Price is $30 per person, and obviously, you’ve gotta be 21 or older to participate.

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Rancho Cucamonga food truck festival to benefit Steven’s Hope

Stevens_Hope_Food_TruckYou can help support the families of sick and injured children, and all it’ll cost you is the price of a delicious gourmet food truck meal.

Just head to the Food Trucks for Steven’s Hope event from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (October 5) at the Four Points by Sheraton, 11960 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.

There is no admission charge for the event, which will also feature local vendors and several live music performances.

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Eat a sundae at Farrell’s, help fight childhood cancer

HappyDishesFighting childhood cancer has never been so sweet!

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour
restaurants have teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a delicious fundraiser.

Through the end of September, stop by any Farrell’s location and order one of two special sundaes — both created by a group of young cancer survivors — and Farrell’s will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your dessert to the organization.

The funds will be used to support the group’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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Farrell’s to celebrate 50th anniversary with sundaes at 1963 prices

Farrells50Brace yourself for a severe case of happyitis!

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday (September 13), but the gifts are going to its guests that day.

Farrell’s will be serving up four of its original sundaes at their original 1963 prices, with the purchase of an adult entrée.

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Brio Tuscan Grille to open first California location in Rancho Cucamonga

Brio Tuscan Grille will be opening up its first California location right here in the Inland Empire.

Brio, which specializes is northern Italian dishes, is set to open in the former Borders (and Crown Books) spot on the west side of Rancho Cucamonga’s Victoria Gardens in October.

The location is now hiring. To begin the process, click here.

For updates, “Like” ‘em on Facebook or follow ‘em on Twitter.

Update: We have a date…Brio Tuscan Grille is scheduled to open Thursday, October 24! The restaurant will be open at 11 a.m. daily, and will close at midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. the rest of the week. Brio is at 2370 S. Main Street, Suite 1110.

The first 100 guests at lunch and dinner will receive a voucher for a free pasta entrée redeemable on their next visit. To make reservations, call 909-463-1036. Lunch service begins at 11 a.m.; dinner begins at 4 p.m.

Plus, guests dining through November 15 will have a chance to win a variety of prizes by sharing their experience on Instagram with the hashtag #BrioVictoriaGardens. Weekly prizes include lunch for four, dinner for six, a “Brio Bar Bites” party for ten, and $75 Brio gift cards.