Summer is coming!
And what better way to celebrate than with music, food trucks and fresh, ice cold beer?
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.
It’s the restaurant’s first anniversary, and our friends from Pine Haven Cafe are celebrating all day Saturday (May 11)!
The party kicks off at 7 a.m., with free two-stacks of pancakes until 10 a.m.
The fun continues with $1 bacon-wrapped hot dogs, housemade potato chips, chicken taco, pulled pork sliders and Sharon’s gooey cake from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Then from 6 to 9 p.m., the restaurant will host a cocktail hors d’œuvre dance party for those 21 and older.
From 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (May 3), Grace Lutheran Church in Upland is hosting a ‘Soup’s On!’ fundraiser for its preschool.
The menu will consist of all-you-can-eat soup, bread, water, tea, juice and coffee, plus ice cream and cookies for dessert.
Cost is $25 per person or $50 for a family ticket. Tickets are available online here.
During its recent 10th anniversary celebration, Dale Bros. Brewery took suggestions for a name for its new Imperial IPA.
The folks at the brewery have narrowed the list down to three (Hopped Upland Imperial IPA, Galaxy Imperial IPA and Inland Empire Imperial IPA), and are looking to pick a winner.
That’s where you come in.
We already know that Upland’s Pine Haven Cafe has a delicious (and, at $7.99, reasonably priced!) Sunday breakfast buffet.
Last week, the restaurant added a new weekly special — a Thursday lunch buffet!
The buffet, which runs from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., is $9.95.
Buffet choices will vary from week to week.
Today’s (February 28) buffet features a Parisian salad, Burgundy beef, jasmine rice, soup and a dessert.
Pine Haven Cafe is at 1191 E. Foothill Blvd., at the GuestHouse Hotel and Suites.
For updates, follow Pine Haven on Facebook.
Eight branches (five of which are in the Inland Empire) are participating: Corona, Claremont, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Upland.
The bank has set a goal to collect 500 food items per location. Last year it collected three tons of food, which helped feed about 150 families for a week.
Since 1968, Inland Valley Hope Partners has provided food, shelter and supportive services to children and families in need. It provides close to 70,000 pounds of food every month, so your donations are definitely needed.
If you would like to host a food drive at your company please call Fran Robertson at Inland Valley Hope Partners 909-622-3806x 231.
Inland Valley Hope Partners has provided food shelter and supportive services since 1968.
Practically the granddaddy of all the Inland Empire breweries, Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, February 16.
The event will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.
The celebration will feature two special beers brewed just for the event; small-batch beers tapped every hour from 4 to 8 p.m.; live music; games (Giant Jenga!); food from the Grilled Cheese Truck, Garlicscapes and P Train’s BBQ; and dessert from Brewcakes and Dr. Bob’s (Dale Bros. ice cream treats!).
Plus all of Dale Bros. most popular beers will be on tap all day.
The staff were in their pajamas!
The tradition isn’t limited to the staff…customers who show up in their nightclothes get a free hot cocoa and apple crisp.
You can read David’s reaction here.
Molly’s Souper is at 388 N. First Ave., Upland.