Get to bed early Panera Bread fans, because the newest location opens tomorrow (December 20) in Upland.
The first 25 customers each day tomorrow through Sunday (December 22) will receive a stainless steel Panera Bread coffee mug and a voucher for free coffee for a week.
The location is also partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank. All customer donations to the Panera Cares Community Breadbox will go to the organization, and Panera will match a portion of those funds.
It’s been a short while since we’ve updated you all on recent restaurant changes.
Here’s a few that readers have tipped us on and a couple we’ve discovered just driving around the Inland Empire.
Head over the jump to get started.
Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is teaming up with Ontario’s Drake Family Farms for a beer and cheese pairing event this Saturday (November 16).
For $13, participants will get a full cheese plate, plus a beer flight.
The pairing event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.
Local beer, local cheese…sounds like a win-win!
For more information, click here.
Update: Missed it by that much. If in the future, you are planning to shop at the new Sprouts, don’t head into the old fresh & easy location, because it won’t be there. Head slightly to the left, into the old Office Max spot next door, which shares the same address. Thanks to reader Diane who emailed us and gave us the info.
Well, that was quick.
Thanks to tipster Carl who let us know that the Foothill Boulevard fresh & easy in Upland that was one of the dozens of stores that closed back in September is being fashioned into a Sprouts Farmers Market.
No timeframe is given for the opening on the chain’s locator page other than “coming soon.”
The future Sprouts is at 829 W. Foothill Blvd.
In case you missed it, downtown Upland has lost one restaurant, is losing another, but is gaining a third.
Already closed is Aria Restaurant and Lounge, which was owned by the same folks who own Antonino’s Italian Restaurant, Haandi Indian Cuisine, Sixty 6 Sports Bar and Lounge and the Magic Lamp Inn in Rancho Cucamonga.
Facebook fan Diana reports that Charlie’s Red, White and Blue American Deli and Bar is moving into the space at 296 N. Second Ave.
It’s two, two, two festivals in one as Claremont Craft Ales and Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery team up for Oktoberfest this Saturday.
Partnering with the breweries is Claremont Educational Foundation. The breweries will donate 10% of beer sales to the organization.
The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday (October 26).
A yellow school bus will shuttle participants between the two breweries every half hour.
This weekend — today in particular — seems to be the big weekend for German-style beer drinkin’ and eatin’.
There are events happening from Palm Springs to Pomona.
Head over the jump for a sampling of where to eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa…
In a sign that the economy still has some recovery to do, we’ve spotted four local restaurants that have closed in recent weeks.
Chino’s La Crêperie Café, an offshoot of the original in Long Beach’s Belmont Shores, has closed. The location, a former Black Angus, might’ve been just too large for La Crêperie. The original is a much more intimate location. Also, the owners have switched the small chain’s downtown Long Beach location from crepes to Mediterranean and dubbed it La Shish.
Summer is coming!
And what better way to celebrate than with music, food trucks and fresh, ice cold beer?
That’s the plan at Dale Bros. Brewery’s Summerfest, scheduled for 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.
Upland’s Rockin’ Pizza Pub is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow (May 30) for Route 66 IECA, a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve historically significant landmarks, promote international tourism and promote businesses along Route 66, specifically in the Inland Empire.
The restaurant will donate a portion of sales from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to the organization, earmarked for the restoration of the Cucamonga Service Station.
Rockin’ Pizza Pub is at 1490 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite D, Upland.
For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.