Claremont is about to become a Sanctuary (Coffee) city

No guarantee they'll have a string quartet when you visit, but you never know…

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Claremont is about to become a Sanctuary city.

Sanctuary Coffee, that is.

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Claremont Restaurant Week begins today

Claremont Restaurant WeekAs if you needed an excuse to check out Claremont’s restaurant scene, Claremont Restaurant Week begins today (January 16).

The event works as it has in the past: Some participating restaurants are offering prix fixe meal specials, while others are showcasing customer favorite dishes, seasonal specials, and housemade desserts, all as a way to attract folks from across Southern California to dine in the city.

Like I said, as if.

The event runs through January 29.

Head over the jump for a list of participating restaurants.

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Blaze Pizza Claremont opens today; free pizza next month

blaze-pizza-claremontThe Inland Empire’s newest Blaze Pizza opens today (November 22) in the former American Apparel shop in the Claremont Village, 1 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite D-100.

The location will host a free pizza day for the chain’s social media followers from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. December 1.

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Claremont Village Wine Walk returns Saturday

Sip. Snack. Repeat.

That’s the basic premise of the Claremont Village Wine Walk, which is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (September 10).

Participants will wander between 40 Claremont Village businesses sipping wine and sampling food from about as many eateries and caterers, including Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, The Brick Deli, Euro Café, Bardot, Last Drop Cafe, The Whisper House, Pappas Artisanal, Nuno’s Bistro and Bar, The Corner Butcher Shop, I Like Pie Bakeshop, à la minute and many, many more.

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The Whisper House celebrating first anniversary today

Whisper House First AnniversaryClaremont speakeasy The Whisper House is celebrating its first anniversary today (July 15) with food and drink specials and a Bottle Logic Brewing takeover.

The eatery will open at noon and will offer $2 short rib sliders and $2 beer specials until 4 p.m.

Fundamental Observation, Darkstar November and Leche Borracho will be available during the tap takeover, which will also incorporate a “steal the glass.”

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Foothill AIDS Project to benefit from this year’s Dining Out For Life

In years past, we’ve written about the annual Dining Out For Life charity event, during which restaurants help raise money for AIDS service organizations.

Thus far, however, the focus has been on Palm Springs-area restaurants raising money for Desert AIDS Project, which is great, but what about the rest of the Inland Empire?

Well…we’ve got good news: For the first time, Foothill AIDS Project is going to be a beneficiary.

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Like pie? The Claremont Pie Festival is today!

Claremont Pie Festival 2016In honor of Pi Day, which took place earlier this week, the Claremont Pie Festival will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (March 19).

The annual festival, which will run along Second Street between Oberlin and Harvard avenues, will feature pie baking and eating contests, a recipe hunt, entertainment, a “kids korner” and a car show.

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