We’ve been anticipating this for a while…the Riverside Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour opens at 11 a.m. tomorrow (January 31)!
Many of you (myself included) remember the old Riverside Farrell’s at 10098 Magnolia Ave., which was converted years ago into a Coco’s Bakery Restaurant.
The new location, at 3610 Park Sierra Drive, threatens to put that old location to shame.
Formerly a Black Angus Steakhouse, it’s the largest of the chain at 8,700 square feet.
The Rancho Cucamonga Dairy Queen (9694 Base Line) is having its Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow (January 26).
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature half-price specials, such as $1.99 banana splits and 99¢ small cones.
For more information, click here.
Who doesn’t love chocolate?
Diabetics, I suppose, and even most of them probably love chocolate, even if they’re not supposed to eat it.
If you love chocolate, good food and supporting a worthy cause, tickets are available now for the 19th annual Chocolate Fantasy.
The event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Kiwanis clubs in the Inland Valley typically sell See’s Candy during the holidays to raise funds for their charitable efforts.
This year is no exception, and you’ve got at least three spots to conveniently pick up boxes of candy for friends and relatives (or yourself) and avoid the hassles of mall shopping.
Funny, they don’t look a day over two…
Ontario’s My Delight Cupcakery is celebrating its third anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (December 9) at the bakery, 1520 N. Mountain Ave., Suite B-108.
This is one party you don’t want to arrive fashionably late to, however…the first 300 customers will receive one regular-sized cupcake.
In addition, while supplies last, those who bring a toy to donate to Steven’s Hope for Children will receive a regular-sized cupcake.
The delicious fun doesn’t end there.
It’s that time again, and I think this is the year we’ll finally get to see it!
What is it? The making of holiday candies at Logan’s Candies in Ontario.
You, too, can see it for yourself as the store is offering candy making demonstrations throughout the holiday season.
The next demos will be 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. tomorrow (December 1), during the city’s Christmas on Euclid craft fair.
Upcoming demos will be 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. December 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.
Space is limited, so it’s a good idea to show up 15 or 20 minutes early.
Logan’s and its candy cane maker, Jerry Rowley, were the subject of an NPR article and interview back in 2007.
Redlands-based Sugarbird Desserts is going to make Christmas a little sweeter for four of its Facebook fans.
The bakery is hosting a contest to give away four six-packs of its delicious cinnamon rolls.
All you have to do is head to this post on Sugarbird’s Facebook page and leave a comment saying “SHOW ME THE ROLLS!”
The four winners will be chosen at random on December 18.
One comment per person, please, and the winners must be able to pick up their sweets on Christmas Eve from J.D. Myers, 122 E. State St., Redlands.
At the time of this writing, there’s already 171 comments on the post, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance! And as they say, you can’t win if you don’t enter.
If you haven’t tried Sugarbird’s desserts, you can usually find them between 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday mornings at the Certified Farmers Market on Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Sugarbird Desserts’ cookies are also used in à la minute’s decadent ice cream sandwiches.
Update: Sugarbird has picked its winners! Congratulations to Linda Hubbard, Cassandra Berk, Cynthia Soto and Stefanie Serrano Wall.
The countdown to the return of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour to Riverside is moving right along.
Get your “Happyitis” in working order, because the restaurant is hosting a job fair from noon to 6 p.m. December 3 to 5 next to its future home at 3610 Park Sierra Drive.
The chain is looking to fill 160 positions, including servers, hosts, bussers, cooks, food runners, experienced expediters, dishwashers, office personnel, fountain artisans, porters, and managers.
Although hospitality experience is a plus, having an outgoing, friendly personality also helps.
Prospective “cast members” are encouraged to complete and print the interactive job application ahead of time and to arrive early to the job fair, as more than 2,000 applicants attended both the Rancho Cucamonga and Brea hiring events.
Hosts and servers who get called back will participate in group auditions December 11 to 13.
The Riverside location is scheduled to open in January 2013.
For more information, click here.
A new pie bakeshop, the I Like Pie Bake Shop, opened a couple of Saturdays ago in Claremont.
The shop, which specializes in both sweet and savory pies of all shapes and sizes, from whole size (10″) round pies down to jelly jar pies (muffin-sized) to toaster pastry-shaped (Pop Tartesque) hand pies to empanada-like fold overs and rounds to lollipop pies.
It’s kind of like a cupcake shop for those who prefer pies to cakes. A cuppiery?
Their selection is not limited to pies, however, as delicious pictures of cookie bars were spotted on the bakery’s social media feeds.
Warning: Unless you want to get instantly hungry, avoid checking out the photos on I Like Pie’s website, Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Also, if you plan on visiting I Like Pie, go early. We stopped by tonight just after 5 p.m., only to be greeted by a nearly-empty display case. The chicken pot pie sample I was offered made me want to make a return visit, however. For the best selection, we were told to get there before 1 p.m.
I Like Pie, 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite 102B, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday through the holidays.
Much thanks to reader Judith for tipping us off about this one.
Thanks to our friends over at IE Shine On for letting us know about this one…
It’s free day at 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt!
Anyone can get a small frozen yogurt today (November 20).
21 Choices has two locations in Claremont: 460 W. First St. and 817 West Foothill Blvd.
Today’s flavors at the First Street location are: Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Holly Jolly Strawberry, Save the Twinkies!, Oreo Cookie Magic and Pumpkin Pie.
At the Foothill Boulevard location, today’s flavors are: Bad Santa, Christmas Cocoa, Caribbean Jingle Berry, Chubby Hippo, Madagascar Vanilla Bean and Circus Animal Cookie.
21 Choices also has locations in Old Town Pasadena and USC.
For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.