What’s the name of Dale Bros. Brewery’s new IPA? You decide!

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.

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New at Pine Haven Cafe: Thursday lunch buffet!

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.

Pacific Western Bank’s annual food drive on through February 28

For the third year, Pacific Western Bank is hosting a food drive for Inland Valley Hope Partners.

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.

Dale Bros. Brewery gearing up to celebrate ten years

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 TruckGarlicscapes 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.

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Have breakfast or lunch in your jammies at Molly’s Souper

Fellow columnist and blogger David Allen stumbled upon a Christmas tradition while having lunch at Molly’s Souper in Upland.

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.

Pine Haven Cafe hosting animal shelter fundraiser on Saturday

Our friends over at Pine Haven Cafe are hosting a fundraiser for the Upland Animal Shelter and Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center on Saturday (December 1).

Here’s how you can help: Just head to Pine Haven Cafe between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, enjoy a delicious meal and the restaurant will donate 18% of your bill to the two shelters.

It’s that easy, so mark your calendar now!

And in case you are looking to expand your family, the shelters are hosting a Home for the Holidays pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Upland Animal Shelter, 1275 San Bernardino Road.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

Pine Haven Cafe is at 1191 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland, at the GuestHouse Hotel and Suites.

Food truck, fundraisers at Dale Bros. Brewery this weekend

Dale Bros. Brewery has a pair of fundraisers — one tonight, one tomorrow night — um, on tap.

Tonight’s event is for the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, a group which promotes bike riding, safety and a bike-friendly environment.

As a bonus, the Dos Chinos food truck will be parked at the brewery until closing, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow’s event is for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

In addition to Dale Bros. donating 10% of sales to the organization, volunteers will have beer-friendly food for sale, including — no giggling, please — Chubby Sticks from Upland’s Rizza Pizza.

In other news, the brewery is celebrating the grand opening of its new digs, as well as Oktober Fiesta, from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at the brewery.

Tickets, available here, are $25 (plus $1.87 service fee) and include four 6-ounce tasters and a pint, as well as a souvenir pint glass. Plus, Los Whateveros, The Dive Bombers, Claremont Voodoo Society, and Honeymoon Truckstop will perform, and two food trucks (Viking Truck, Garlicscapes) and the Taco Dude will have food for sale.

For more information on the Oktober Fiesta, click here.

Dale Bros. Brewery is at 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.

Ph Century’s challenge finally beaten


Upland’s Ph Century has had a longstanding challenge — eat a six-pound bowl of ph, consisting of a pound of meat, two pounds of noodles and three pounds of broth in 30 minutes or less.

That was, until last Thursday.

Century’s six-pound ph bowl challenge was beaten, nay annihilated, by the Inland Empire’s one and only Naader “Freak8er” Reda.

The High Desert resident, you may recall, took second place in the professional eaters category in last week’s Farrell’s Ice Cream Eating Challenge.

For beating the challenge (in an amazing 17 minutes), Naader received $5 in gift certificates per the previous failed challengers (23, for a total of $115), an “I ph’d it up!” T-shirt and his meal for free.


The owners were so amazed by the feat, that they gave him a souvenir bowl and a free boba tea as well.

The victory is documented on Century’s Facebook page.

And so the challenge begins again.

If you think you can beat Century’s challenge, head to the restaurant, 1244 W. Foothill Blvd.

And make sure to bring your $5 to add to the pot.