Uncle Chuang’s Bakery opens near U.C. Riverside

Craving some Asian pastries, but don’t feel like driving all the way to Chino Hills to go to the 85°C Bakery Cafe?

Then simply head to Uncle Chuang’s Bakery in Riverside’s University Village.

The bakery opened late last year, but we finally got around to stopping by today to check it out.

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Yucaipa Pizza Chalet is on the move

Yucaipa’s Pizza Chalet is on the move!

Its lease was not renewed at its longtime location at 34579 Yucaipa Blvd., so the owners moved the pizzeria about a block down the street to 34299 Yucaipa Blvd., in the former Community Bank building.

The new location was scheduled to open last week, but the opening was pushed back due to problems with the gas meter installation.

For updates, check the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Update: The restaurant is open at its new location and is hiring! Click here for details.

Steven’s Hope for Children again pairs with Jersey Mike’s Subs for Month of Giving

Day-of-Giving-Logo-2014Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving has begun!

All this month, the sandwich shop will be collecting donations for various charities.

Here in the Inland Empire, the chain is again pairing with Steven’s Hope for Children, an organization that provides housing and other essentials for families with seriously ill or injured kids.

In the rest of the L.A. basin, the beneficiary is the Talbert Family Foundation, a group that provides financial support for families of sick kids.

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Taco Bell to roll out breakfast nationwide in March

The big news this week is that Taco Bell is launching its new breakfast menu nationwide in March.

The Mexican fast food chain, already popular with night owls, is looking to capture the early birds as well.

New items include the Waffle Taco (imagine a folded version of a Jack in the Box waffle sandwich), a breakfast burrito and an A.M. grilled taco.

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Second Inland Empire Cupcake Fair is May 4

Inland Empire Cupcake FairThe big question is: Will there be any Star Wars-themed cupcakes?

That’s because, Sunday, May 4, is the date for the second annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, at which yours truly will again be a judge.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (with V.I.P. admission at 11 a.m.) at the newly-revamped Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.

The organizers, I.E. Shine On, note that they have learned much from last year’s event and things should run a lot more smoothly this year.

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La Quinta Juice It Up! celebrating grand opening on Saturday

A new Juice It Up! has opened in La Quinta, and the location will be celebrating its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (February 22).

The first 50 customers will receive a free small smoothie or raw juice blend, plus everyone will receive $1.05 off all smoothies and juices during the grand opening celebration.

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