The pizzeria opens Thursday (June 11) and is giving away a free pizza on Friday (June 12) to followers of its social media feeds on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. And, no, you won’t get three free pizzas for following on all three.
I’ve been able to attend both previous events and have enjoyed myself immensely. The 21-and-older event showcases restaurants located both at Victoria Gardens and in the surrounding area.
New this year is Blaze Pizza, which happens to be opening at Victoria Gardens the same day.
It also commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.
There are two sets of winners: one for the Daily Bulletin and one for The Sun and Facts.
On the Bulletin side, the big winner was Pine Haven Cafe in Upland, which won in four categories: American Cuisine, Brunch, Buffet and Power Lunches. Other multiple winners for the Bulletin were Rancho Cucamonga’s Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, chosen for Best Wine Selection and Best Steak; Upland’s Spaggi’s for Best Italian and Best Catering; and Rancho Cucamonga’s historic Sycamore Inn, winning the Best Ambiance and Best Romantic Restaurant categories.
The big winner for The Sun and Facts was The Castaway in San Bernardino, winning the Best Ambiance, Best Brunch and Best Romantic Restaurant categories. It’s also the only multiple winner for the two papers.
The original plan, after Redlands’ Dhat Island closed in November, the plan was to find a new place and reopen in the spring.
Fans are still waiting.
The event, which follows a similar pop-up two weeks ago, begins at 4:30 p.m.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is hosting another of its occasional open houses today (May 21) from 2 to 6 p.m.
At participating locations, guests can get a small Ice Blended drink for just $2.
The coffeehouse is using the event to promote customizing Ice Blended drinks with the addition of extra coffee, cookies or chocolate covered espresso beans. The chain is also offering its version of an affogato, with an espresso shot poured over an Ice Blended drink…yum!
Inland Empire Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations can be found in Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Redlands, Fontana, Chino Hills, Riverside, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Lake Elsinore, and Temecula.
Today (May 21) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…time for the San Bernardino Third Thursdays Food Fest!
The trucks are scheduled to serve from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in the City Call parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.
Attendees can receive a free sbX ride ticket with the purchase of a meal from participating food vendors, plus, bring your business card to drop off at the SB Third Thursdays booth for a chance to win free lunch at next month’s event.
This month, nine trucks are scheduled. Head over the jump for the full list.
Oh, and the forks and the spoons, too.
Admission and parking are free, plus spending $5 or more at any of the trucks will get you free admission to the waterpark, which will have a limited number attractions available.
As we’ve stated before, we’re big fans of free here at Dine 909.
Wetzel’s Pretzels is returning to Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, and the location will celebrate by giving away pretzels all day tomorrow (April 23).
You read that right: Free Wetzel’s Pretzels!
The new/old location — which is celebrating its grand opening Friday and Saturday — can be found at 12521 North Main St., next door to the California Pizza Kitchen.