Reservations available for Mes Amis’ Opus One wine pairing dinner

Mes Amis Upland wine pairing dinnerUpland’s Mes Amis restaurant is hosting its inaugural four-course wine pairing dinners on Jan. 22 and 23.

Two price levels are available: $75 and $125.

The $75 dinner features a selection of Lebanese wines, while the $125 dinner features the recently released 2012 Opus One.

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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.

Redlands MOD Pizza celebrates grand opening Tuesday with fundraiser

Redlands MOD Pizza grand openingWell, that didn’t take long.

MOD Pizza is opening its first Inland Empire pizzeria in the new Mountain Grove shopping center in Redlands, just a few weeks after the center’s first eatery — The Habit Burger Grill — opened.

The pizzeria is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow (December 8).

The first 52 customers in line when the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. will receive a free pizza or salad.

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Help feed hungry folks by enjoying a Slurpee today

Name Your Own Price Slurpee DayUbiquitous convenience store 7-Eleven — which celebrates its anniversary on July 11 (aka 7/11) by giving away Slurpees — is taking that concept and flipping it around.

Today (November 7, aka 11/7) is Name Your Own Price Day at 7-Eleven.

Get any size Slurpee for however much you want to pay: 25¢? $1? $10? $100?

Whatever you pay will be donated to Feeding America, which has a branch right here in the Inland Empire: Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino.

So, go ahead. Indulge. Drinking that Slurpee can be your good deed for the day.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

7-Eleven locations can be found pretty much everywhere in the Inland Empire.

Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry returns Sunday

Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid HungrySunday (October 25) is your chance to get some sweet treats for yourself and help end childhood hunger at the same time. That’s because it’s the return of the Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.

This year, there will be a change versus previous outings. Instead of a separate event held in the spring, the organizers have joined with the Downtown Redlands Art Walk.

The event is set for noon to 6 p.m. at various businesses in the downtown area.

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Stop by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse tomorrow for a free Pizookie

Free Pizookie Day 2015Coffee’s not the only thing you can get for free tomorrow (September 29).

Stop by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, spend $9.95 or more, and get a free regular-sized chocolate chunk Pizookie!

Inland Empire BJ’s locations include San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Corona, Moreno Valley, Menifee and Temecula.

For more information, click here.

Today’s the day to try and snag a Never Ending Pasta Pass

Never Ending Pasta PassAre you an Olive Garden fanatic?

If you are, then you probably already know what this post is about, but just in case you don’t, read on.

The divisive Italian chain is bringing back its frenzy-inducing Never Ending Pasta Pass.

With it, guests can enjoy the chain’s Never Ending Pasta Bowl as many times as they like for seven weeks — October 5 through November 22.

Let’s do the math: Lunch and dinner every day for seven weeks is 49 days, times two meals…that’s 98 meals if you went for lunch and dinner every day of the promotion!

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Naugles has been resurrected

NauglesRemember Naugles?

The Mexican/American fast-food chain was started in Riverside by an early Del Taco cohort — Dick Naugle — back in 1970.

However, Naugle sold the three-restaurant chain in 1979 to Harold Butler, the founder of Denny’s, and Butler grew it to 225 restaurants, with several in the Inland Empire.

The chain was sold again in 1986 and then in 1988 was merged with Del Taco, when businessman Aniwar Soliman purchased both chains.

The majority of the Naugles restaurants were converted to Del Tacos shortly afterward, although some of the Naugles items lived on by making their way onto Del Taco’s menu.

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