As 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.
The 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.
location will host a free pizza day for the chain’s social media followers from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. December 1.
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.
Claremont 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.”
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.
In 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.
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
Jack 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.
The last couple of weeks, Vom Fass Claremont has been hosting a battle for the Inland Empire’s best bartender, and round one voting wraps up in just a couple of days.
The top three finalists in round one will face off in the Industry Day Cocktail Mix Off at Vom Fass, where they will create cocktails using one of three Teeling Whiskeys available at Vom Fass.
Judges will include local business owners, other bartenders and Jack Teeling (of Teeling Whiskey).
The folks over at
Vom Fass in Claremont have come up with a great way to wind down your week.
All month long, stop in the shop between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday for an evening of wine-tasting. This Friday (August 14), the shop is showcasing great wines under $10. The cost of the wine-tasting is $5 and no reservation is required.
Vom Fass is at
101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100.
For more information, click