Pancheros Mexican Grill lands in the Inland Empire

A newcomer to the Inland Empire, Pancheros Mexican Grill, has opened in Fontana.

The Chipotle-style chain opened Tuesday (March 15) at 16421 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 300, in Fontana, just down from the newly-opened MOD Pizza.

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Stop by Philly’s Best before heading to the Winternationals this week

Philly's Best WinternationalsIf you’re heading to the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona later this week, you might want to make a stop at Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks before then.

Not just to get a delicious sandwich, but because the chain has once again partnered with NHRA to offer vouchers for $7 off advance tickets to the Winternationals.

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Reservations going fast for upcoming Grub Club event

It’s still nearly two weeks away, but reservations are going fast for the next Let’s Dine Out Show’s Grub Club event.

The next dinner is set for 6 p.m. February 8 at Spaggi’s Italian Grill, 1651 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland.

According to the Tweet below, only 14 seats remain as of Tuesday night.

The $43 cost per person is all-inclusive, and covers the food, tax, gratuity and non-alcoholic beverage.

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Miguel’s Jr. rolling out breakfast…finally

Miguel's Jr breakfastIt only took 40 years, but Miguel’s Jr. is now serving breakfast.

The morning meal is currently available at the chain’s Fontana, Ontario and Galleria at Tyler locations.

On Tuesday (January 23), the chain will begin serving breakfast at its south Corona location, too.

It’s something its customers have been wanting for a long time.

“People would always ask us ‘When are you going to serve breakfast?’ ‘One of these days.’ Well, that day is here,” said co-founder Mary Vasquez at a recent launch celebration.

The last few years, the Corona-based Mexican restaurant had been offering breakfast items during Christmastime at its Galleria at Tyler location, as sort of a test run for when the time was right to begin serving it year-round.

In November, the Fontana location became the first to begin serving breakfast daily.

Miguel’s Jr.’s breakfast menu consists of six burritos and three plates:

Burritos

  • Carne Asada: Grilled steak, eggs, cheddar cheese and chile verde-marinated potatoes. ($8.59)
  • Chorizo: Mexican-style sausage, eggs, refried beans and chile verde-marinated potatoes. ($5.99)
  • Green Pig: Marinated pork, eggs, cheddar cheese and chile verde-marinated potatoes. ($6.49)
  • Machaca: Shredded beef seasoned with tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, eggs and refried beans. ($6.49)
  • Spud: Eggs, chile verde-marinated potatoes and cheddar cheese. ($4.99)
  • Sunrise: Bacon, eggs, cheddar cheese and chili verde-marinated potatoes. ($5.99)

Plates

  • Americano: Scrambled eggs, chile verde marinated potatoes, tortillas and choice of bacon, chile verde pork or carne asada. (Bacon $5.99 / Carne asada $8.59 / Chili verde pork $6.49)
  • Chorizo: Served with Spanish rice, refried beans and tortillas. ($5.99)
  • Machaca: Served with Spanish Rice, refried beans and tortillas. ($6.49)

Breakfast hours are 6 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In celebration of the introduction of the chain-wide breakfast rollout, the chain is hosting a “Pajama Jam Family Morning Out” from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday (January 30) at the south Corona location, 2320 Compton Ave. Guests who wear their pajamas to the restaurant will receive a Green Pig burrito and coffee for free. They’ll also be giving out T-shirts while quantities last.

In addition, Tuesday through Sunday (January 26 to 31) guests at the south Corona location can receive a free coffee with any breakfast entrée purchase.

To further the celebration, guests that “check-in” at the south Corona location on Facebook and post a message or photo of breakfast support will receive a coupon for a free breakfast burrito valid on their next visit, while supplies last.

The chain will continue to roll out breakfast to another location every two weeks, with all 14 locations expected to be serving breakfast by mid-June. A new location under construction in Riverside will serve breakfast when it opens this summer.

We’re also getting into the celebration. Thanks to the generous folks at Miguel’s Jr., we’ve got five $10 gift cards and five coupons for free breakfast burritos at the south Corona location to give away.

All you need to do to enter is simply leave a comment below. Good luck!

Here are the rules:

  • One comment per person.
  • Your email address or social media account (linked to your Disqus profile) will only be used to contact you in the event you win.
  • Employees of MediaNews Group/Digital First Media and its affiliates, along with members of the employees’ immediate families are ineligible to win. Sorry, Mom.
  • The contest ends at 5 p.m. PST Monday, February 1, 2016.
  • Ten (10) winners will be chosen at random via random.org after the close of the contest. Five (5) winners will receive a coupon for a free breakfast burrito from the south Corona Miguel’s Jr. location. Five (5) winners will receive a $10 Miguel’s Jr. gift card.
  • Winners agree to have their name mentioned in the Dine 909 blog and/or newspaper column.

Update: Everybody wins!

Since there were only nine entries, everyone who entered has won a prize!

Based on our random.org draw, here’s how the prizes will be divided:

  • $10 gift card: Rebecca Childers, Teresa Reyes, ReadorDie, Raylene Sausedo and Shawna Hemstreet.
  • Breakfast burrito: Kendra Farmer, Shayla Nash Simien, Sheri Sevilla and Jessica Chavoya.

And just because I don’t want to have another drawing just to give away that last breakfast burrito, I’m also giving the first-picked entry — Rebecca Childers — that other breakfast burrito coupon. Enjoy!

Check your inbox for an email asking for your address to send your prize to.

Thanks for playing!

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opens Corona location with week-long celebration

Menchie's Corona grand openingMenchie’s Frozen Yogurt’s new Hidden Valley Plaza location in Corona isn’t content with having a one-day grand opening. Nuh-uh.

The shop is celebrating all week long, beginning today (December 19).

The specials continue through next Saturday, December 26.

Of course, the shop is closed on Christmas, so no deals that day.

Current flavors include: Holiday Eggnog, Cake Batter, Vanilla Snow, Green Apple Tart, Original Tart and Dole Pineapple Sorbet.

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Candy cane making demonstrations return to Logan’s Candies in Ontario

It’s that time again!

Candy cane making demonstrations have returned to Logan’s Candies in Ontario.

Times are as follows:

  • December 9-12,15-18: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • December 19: 1 p.m, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • December 21-23: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • December 28: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

The demonstrations are free, but it’s recommended that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes (if not earlier) ahead of the start time, as space is limited.

For a sneak preview of what to expect, watch the above video, made by our pal Charles Phoenix a few years ago.

Logan’s Candies is at 125 W. B St.

For more information, click here.