In case you missed it, downtown Upland has lost one restaurant, is losing another, but is gaining a third.
Already closed is Aria Restaurant and Lounge, which was owned by the same folks who own Antonino’s Italian Restaurant, Haandi Indian Cuisine, Sixty 6 Sports Bar and Lounge and the Magic Lamp Inn in Rancho Cucamonga.
Facebook fan Diana reports that Charlie’s Red, White and Blue American Deli and Bar is moving into the space at 296 N. Second Ave.
From our sister paper, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, we learned that King Taco is celebrating its 39th anniversary today (September 16).
In celebration, the chain is offering all tacos at 1974 prices: 50¢!
The deal is good until 8 p.m.
The chain’s sole Inland Empire location is at 406 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario.
Earlier this year, Del Taco rolled out items on its Buck & Under and New Tastes menus and promoted them by giving them away.
Well, the chain is doing it again!
For the next three Wednesdays (August 28 and September 4 and 11), the chain is giving away items from its Buck & Under menu with any purchase.
Taco Bell has released the third flavor of its insanely popular Doritos Tacos Locos line into the wild a bit early.
The Fiery Doritos Locos Taco won’t officially be on menu boards until Thursday (August 22), but yesterday the chain posted to its social media accounts that it was already available.
I tried the new taco today for lunch, and was pleasantly surprised. The shell isn’t overly spicy (much less so than Flamas Doritos), and the taco gets a good hit of flavor from the lime seasoning on the shell.
In comparison, I thought the Nacho Cheese flavor was overly salty, and the Cool Ranch flavor just left me underwhelmed.
Head over the jump for a video preview.
We recently reported that Qdoba Mexican Grill would be closing about 20% of its corporate-run stores by the end of September.
We didn’t know that it would happen this soon.
And we didn’t know that Southern California would be a target.
Jack in the Box-owned Qdoba Mexican Grill will close 67 of its 340 company-operated locations by the end of September, the company announced this week.
The closures don’t affect any of the company’s 307 franchise locations.
However, the company plans to offset the closures with 70 to 75 new locations, including about 40 which will be company-operated.
A list of locations has not been released.
Del Taco is promoting items from its New Tastes and Buck & Under menus by giving them away.
Wednesdays in May, the fast food chain will be giving items from those two menus away with any purchase at participating locations.
In the Inland Empire, the Barstow, Cathedral City and La Quinta locations are singled out as not participating.
The inaugural Riverside Tamale Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (April 20) at White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., Riverside.
In addition to commercial and amateur “Best Tamale” contests, there will also be a tamale juggling contest, musical entertainment and a kids’ zone.
Proceeds from the free event will go toward the formation of the Trujillo Adobe Foundation, which has the goal of restoration of the Trujillo Adobe and revitalization of La Placita de los Trujillos.
Click here for more information. For updates, “like” the event on Facebook.
Sunday (January 6) is Día de los Reyes and Ontario’s Dragon Loco is celebrating it as only Dragon Loco can.
The Chinese-Mexican fusion restaurant will be handing out pieces of rosca de reyes, a ring-shaped sweet bread that is traditionally eaten on Día de los Reyes.
Typically baked into the rosca is a baby figurine, representing the baby Jesus.
If you receive the piece of bread with the figurine at Dragon Loco on Sunday, you’ll win free food!
Fans of Osuna’s Mexican Grill in Rancho Cucamonga take note: They have closed.
However, they promise to return soon to a new location, according to this Facebook post.
The former location at 12592 Foothill Blvd. Suite 100, may have closed, but the small chain is still taking catering orders at 909-803-2200.
Also, it appears to be business as usual at its Walnut and Glendora locations.
For updates, check Osuna’s Facebook page.