Old Spaghetti Factory celebrating 45th anniversary with $4 and $5 meals, contest

Forty-five years ago this Friday (January 10), the first Old Spaghetti Factory opened in Portland.

The restaurant chain is celebrating that anniversary with a contest and special prices.

On Monday and Tuesday (January 13 and 14), as well as January 20 and 21, complete meals will be available for just $4 and $5.

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Half-price shakes Saturday at Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Winter SolsticeSonic Drive-In is celebrating the winter solstice Saturday (December 21) in typical Sonic fashion: With half-price shakes all day long.

It’s a perfect way to to treat yourself for getting your holiday shopping done.

You will have your holiday shopping done by Saturday, right?

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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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