Claremont Pie Festival takes place today

It’s that time of the year again…the Claremont Pie Festival, which typically takes place on the Saturday following Pi Day (March 14), is here!

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today (March 18) in the Claremont Village.

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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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Taste of the Inland Empire happens tonight in Claremont

The Upland Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Inland Empire will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight (January 15) at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

In addition to an array of food and drink, the event will feature a Monte Carlo night and an auction.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling the chamber at 909-204-4465. Tickets might also still be available online by clicking here.

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Whiskey mogul Jack Teeling visiting Claremont Vom Fass

Jack Teeling Vom Fass ClaremontJack Teeling, chosen as “World’s Best Global Whisky Ambassador” at this year’s World Whiskies Awards is coming to the Inland Empire.

He’ll be paying a visit to Vom Fass Claremont next week.

Teelings’s family has been producing Irish Whiskey since 1782.

Jack will be busy while he’s here, hosting a whiskey class on the 25th, deciding who the Inland Empire’s best bartender is on the 26th and greeting the public on the 25th and 27th.

The bad news is that these events are booked solid. The good news is that the owners of Vom Fass Claremont are committed to squeezing as many people into the public meet and greet sessions as possible.

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