A moment of silence, please.
The Riverside Jason’s Deli has closed.
We were big fans of the restaurant, and appreciated its strive to use ingredients free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and colors. Oh, and the free ice cream. In fact, we even named it a Dine 909 favorite.
However, I can’t help but feel that the location was doomed from the start.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of both Noodle World Jr. and CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) in the Daybreak Plaza on the northeastern outskirts of Ontario Mills, and the first one out of the gate will be CREAM.
The gourmet dessert shop — which features super-premium ice cream, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, shakes, sundaes and more — will hold its grand opening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday (June 4).
Fin. Fine. The end.
While today’s (May 23) opening of Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company in the Colonies Crossroads in Upland is just the beginning for the new restaurant, it also represents the end.
It’s the end of new development at the center. It’s now at 100% capacity.
Upland has one. So does Pomona. Starting tomorrow (May 18), Montclair will have a Jersey Mike’s Subs, too.
The new location, 9359 Central Ave., Suite B, is hosting a fundraiser through May 27.
The sandwich shop distributed thousands of fliers with various offers and will donate $3 for each offer redeemed. Recipients are the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and the American Youth Soccer Organization.
Redlands Long John Silver’s fans…you better get your share of chicken planks and hushpuppies now.
That’s because the longtime Redlands location at 1325 Industrial Park Ave. is set to close before the end of the month.
The Mug Shakes, a new dessert shop in the Victoria Gardens Food Hall, had a very successful soft opening over the weekend.
The shop experienced long lines of customers — perhaps due to the tantalizing pictures of its products (like the one on the right) that garnered thousands of reactions on Facebook — and ended up having to close early due to sell-outs.
The location, which specializes in designer shakes, has been closed for a few days to regroup, hire some more employees and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday (May 5).
The Mug Shakes is at
Looking for a job? How do you feel about Mexican food?
Business is booming at Miguel’s Jr., which has been rolling out its new breakfast menu to its 14 Inland Empire and Orange County locations,and the company is looking to hire 100 full- and part-time employees.
The chain will hold a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at its corporate headquarters, 280 Corporate Terrace St., Corona.
Got a taste for tamales? Then Riverside’s White Park is the place to be today (April 16).
The fourth annual Riverside Tamale Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Of course, there will be contests — for tamale eating, and for both professional and non-professional tamale makers — but the festival is much more than that.
If you’re thinking of going to the Inland Empire Salsa Festival — which takes place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 14 at White Park in Riverside — today (April 12) is the day to buy tickets.
That’s because through the end of the day today, you can save up to 52% on tickets to the festival via a special Groupon deal.
The San Bernardino El Torito is hosting a fundraiser for the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today (April 1).
The location — 118 E. Hospitality Lane — will donate 20% of your check when you present this flier when you dine.