Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th “Fanniversary” by giving away small vanilla cones at participating locations today (March 16).
The chain is also collecting donations for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.
Inland Empire Dairy Queen locations include Ontario, Colton, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Bloomington, Rialto, Chino Hills, Montclair, Yucaipa, San Dimas, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Murrieta, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Palm Springs, Temecula, Ludlow, Baker, Anza, Bermuda Dunes, Yermo and Needles.
Saturday (March 14) is Pi Day, and the city of Claremont is again celebrating the day with the Claremont Pie Festival.
The event features pie baking and eating contests, pie making demos, pie tastings, a vintage apron exhibit, a pie recipe card hunt, kids’ apron decorating and an apron parade, along with classic cars, live music and vendor booths.
The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village.
Headquarters for the festival is the I Like Pie Bake Shop, 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., naturally.
Click here for more information and contest forms.
We’ve been watching construction going on at the former Elephant Bar at 1050 E. Harriman Place in San Bernardino and had figured out it was going to be Jiro’s Japanese Restaurant, but then San Bernardino Sun reporter Ryan Hagen came along and filled in the blanks for us.
The new restaurant is expected to open in May.
We’re thinking it should do well, since there hasn’t been a Japanese restaurant in the Hospitality Lane area since Yamazato of Japan closed in December 2008.
And, no, we’re not counting Seattle’s Best Teriyaki.
Read Ryan’s article here.
Fontana’s Tio’s Mexican Grill, 16953 Sierra Lakes Parkway, just went upscale with the addition of Tio’s Grille & Cantina next door.
The new place — which had its grand opening on Saturday — looks amazing!
It’s truly a family affair, as the owners’ niece, who operates designstiles, created the look.
You can check out the pics (from Sabra Lattos Photography) here.
Reservations are now being taken for the latest Let’s Dine Out Show Grub Club event.
Allen Borgen and crew will host diners at Domenico’s Italian Kitchen, 890 Oak Valley Parkway in Beaumont. The event is scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 p.m. March 8.
Participants will sample 14 different dishes, including four different pizzas. Cost is $42 per person, which includes tax, tip and a non-alcoholic beverage.
For more information, including a full menu, click here. To make a reservation, click here.
Temecula’s Pechanga Resort and Casino has a pair of delectable events this weekend that are sure to delight any food lover.
The resort’s annual Chocolate Decadence is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday (February 27).
The event features both sweet and savory chocolate treats, along with more than 30 wineries featuring over 100 champagnes, sparkling and dessert wines specially selected for pairing.
Attendees will also be able to sample desserts and other confections created by Pechanga’s pastry chefs.
Panda Express is celebrating Chinese New Year tomorrow (February 19) in typical Panda Express fashion — by giving away free food!
In this case, it’s a free gold bar — otherwise known as a chicken egg roll — with the coupon that can be found here.
No purchase is necessary, and you can either print the coupon or show it on your mobile device.
Happy New Year!
Fans know Carolyn’s Cafe in Redlands is a great spot for breakfast or lunch.
However, man (and woman) does not live on breakfast and lunch alone. So, Carolyn’s Cafe is hosting another of its rare BBQ Nights this Saturday (February 21).
The restaurant will be serving pulled pork and brisket plates and sandwiches and a Southwest bacon avocado burger, along with side dishes and desserts — including Carolyn’s deliciously decadent coffee cake.
The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., but you probably want to get there early to avoid any sell-outs.
Carolyn’s Cafe is at 1711 W. Lugonia Ave., Suite 101.
For more information, click here.
Pinkberry is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a trio of limited-time flavors — Sea Salt Chocolate, Passion Fruit and Raspberry White Chocolate — and by offering small cups of frozen yogurt with toppings for just 10¢ from 7 p.m. to close tomorrow (January 30).
However, there’s a catch on the 10¢ deal.
The promotion is only available at a limited number of participating locations, and none of the Inland Empire locations — Rancho Cucamonga, Mira Loma, Chino Hills and Corona — are on that list.
Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?
Chipotle Mexican Grill is giving away free food in a promotion for the restaurant’s Sofritas, its organic tofu filling.
But before you head on over and demand a burrito, here’s how it works: Simply head to any location today (January 26) and order any entrée with Sofritas. Then simply bring your receipt back any time between Tuesday (January 27) and February 28 and you’ll get a free burrito, salad, bowl or order of tacos.
Pretty simple, huh? It’s a deal even carnivores can enjoy.
For more information, click here.
Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.