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.
The Rancho Cucamonga Carino’s Italian has expanded its bar area and is focusing on cheap eats and drinks.
Johnny’s Italian American Bar is celebrating its grand opening from 4 p.m. to midnight tonight (January 10).
The first 100 guests in line at 4 p.m. will get free pizza for a year.
Other grand opening specials include 25 cent wings and half-price pizzas.
The bar boasts 200 beers at just $2 each.
Johnny’s is at 12240 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.
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!
Wok N’ Grill has opened a second location in Redlands.
The fast food restaurant specializes in Chinese food and Mediterranean entrées, as well as burgers, sandwiches, hot wings and more.
The new location is at 1596 N. Orange St., the latest in a long string of restaurants to occupy the A-frame building.
Wok N’ Grill’s original location is at 905 N. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino.
For updates, “Like” Wok N’ Grill on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.