Congratulations to two restaurant chains that turn 50 this year: Del Taco and Black Angus.
Black Angus has kicked off a yearlong celebration with a classic cocktail menu, featuring timeless libations such as Rob Roy, Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Whiskey Sour and Vodka Gimlet.
In addition, the classic cocktails are available for just $5 with the purchase of any entrée on Tuesdays. The steakhouse also will introduce limited time entrées and seasonal desserts throughout the year.
Del Taco, of course, was born in the Inland Empire, and is intertwined with the histories of Baker’s Drive-Thru, Taco Bell, Taco Tia and Naugles.
Congratulations to our friends over at Ontario’s Dragon Loco Chinese Mexican Fusion, who are celebrating the restaurant’s second anniversary today (May 25)!
Guests have several deals to choose from, including $1 chorizo “Juantons,” 99¢ tacos (teriyaki, kung pao or BBQ) and buy-one-get-one-free burritos.
If you haven’t tried Dragon Loco, this is a perfect opportunity to do so at a bargain price.
Dragon Loco is at 2509 S. Euclid Ave., just south of the 60 Freeway. Anniversary specials are valid from 1 to 6 p.m.
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Tamale fans can rejoice in the fact that the Riverside Tamale Festival is back for a second year of entertainment, family fun, contests, and of course, tamales!
The festival will take place once again at White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., in downtown Riverside.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Although National Chip and Dip Day is Sunday (March 23), Rubio’s Chip and Dip Day is being celebrated on Friday (March 21).
At participating locations, guests will be able to purchase an order of guacamole and chips for just $1 on that day. No coupon is needed, but as per usual, the offer can’t be combined with other discounts.
Inland Empire Rubio’s locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Ontario, Chino Hills, Adelanto, Riverside, Hemet, Norco, Corona, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Murrieta and Temecula.
The big news this week is that Taco Bell is launching its new breakfast menu nationwide in March.
The Mexican fast food chain, already popular with night owls, is looking to capture the early birds as well.
New items include the Waffle Taco (imagine a folded version of a Jack in the Box waffle sandwich), a breakfast burrito and an A.M. grilled taco.
For those who were waiting, the Chipotle at Upland’s Crossroads Colonies has opened.
Thursday’s (February 13) opening followed the recently-opened Panera Bread and Pick Up Stix.
Next on the list: The Habit Burger Grill.
They may have virtually disappeared here in the Inland Empire, but that doesn’t stop Qdoba Mexican Grill from sharing some love with its fans.
On Valentine’s Day, anyone willing to give a kiss to a significant other, a friend or a friendly stranger will receive a free entrée when they purchase of any queso entrée.
Couldn’t be any simpler, or more fun.
The sole remaining Inland Empire Qdoba is at 1902 N. Campus Ave.
If you ever wanted to chat with Jackass co-conspirator Jason “Wee Man” Acuña while munching on Mexican food, Saturday (February 8) is your day.
From noon to 6 p.m., the Rancho Cucamonga Chronic Tacos, 11920 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 150, will celebrate its recent remodel and expansion.
The event is also a fundraiser, as the location will donate 15% of sales to the Jesse Rees Foundation, a group focused on fighting childhood cancer.
So you made a New Year’s resolution to lose a little weight, but not at the expense of your fast food habit, right?
Well, Del Taco might have just the thing: Turkey!
The chain recently introduced ground turkey as an option for its tacos and CrunchTada.
A while back, it was The Stockhouse, then earlier this year it turned into Gul’s Fusion Restaurant.
This fall, it became the Taco Shack.