Less than a week to help out Upland’s Padua Pasta Makers

Maria Rogers and Wendy Gallal are gearing up to open Padua Pasta Makers in downtown Upland and are in the process of raising funds for the business via Kickstarter. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to help complete construction and pay for start-up costs. They have until July 30.

The Italian deli will specialize in fresh pasta and ravioli made from scratch daily.

Perks for donors range from a hearty ‘thank you’ for a $10 donation to a full day of making pasta, plus dinner for four, a goodie bag and a signature slotted spoon for a $1,000 donation.

If you wish to help them out, click here.

For more information, click here to for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Liset Márquez’s article on the business.

Pieology fundraiser to help fight cystic fibrosis

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A Hawaiian pizza is the latest weapon in the fight against cystic fibrosis.

The pie, a creation of a 10-year-old named Harry, is made with red sauce, mozzarella, ham, pineapple and cilantro.

You see, Harry’s friend, Morgan Johnson, 12, is battling the disease.

Pieology Pizzeria is using Harry’s pizza to raise funds to help his friend and other folks in the same situation.

Through June 1, Pieology is donating 15% of all sales of Mo Jo’s Hawaiian Pizza to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Upland Habit Burger hosting three pre-opening fundraisers

TheHabitFundraiserWe’ve been tracking the progress of several new eateries in Upland’s Colonies Crossroads, with Panera Bread, Pick Up Stix and Chipotle opening in recent months.

The latest is just about to open.

The Inland Empire’s newest Habit Burger Grill will officially open to the public at 10:30 a.m. on April 2, but the restaurant will host three fundraisers before that date.

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Give a kiss, get a free entrée for Valentine’s Day at Qdoba

Qdoba ValentineThey may have virtually disappeared here in the Inland Empire, but that doesn’t stop Qdoba Mexican Grill from sharing some love with its fans.

On Valentine’s Day, anyone willing to give a kiss to a significant other, a friend or a friendly stranger will receive a free entrée when they purchase of any queso entrée.

Couldn’t be any simpler, or more fun.

The sole remaining Inland Empire Qdoba is at 1902 N. Campus Ave.

Pick Up Stix hiring for new Upland location; interviews tomorrow

It appears that Pick Up Stix may be the next restaurant to has joined Panera Bread in the new section of the Colonies Crossroads in Upland.

The chain is looking for experienced cooks and cashiers.

Open interviews will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (January 23) at the new location, 1053 E. 19th St., Suite B.

For more information, including a link to download a résumé, click here.

Update: Did a drive-by today and discovered that the new location is already open!

Save on Shakey’s Bunch of Lunch tomorrow

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor has decided to give its fans a little break tomorrow (January 21).

The pizzeria has posted a “Fan Appreciation” coupon for its famous Bunch of Lunch on its Twitter feed.

Coupon-holders will receive the all-you-can-eat meal for just $5.99 (with the purchase of a regular-sized beverage), a savings of $2 off the current price of $7.99.

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