Lots of people like
Baker’s Drive-Thru…but how many people “like” like Baker’s?
Well, 100,000 people have “liked” Inland Empire-based
Baker’s Facebook page, and the “great food, close to home” chain responded by offering a $1 meal for its fans.
The meal consists of a bean and cheese burrito, small fries and a 16-ounces fountain drink for just a buck.
Regular readers of this blog know that if there is one constant here in the Inland Empire, at least in the food service industry, it is change.
Recently, it feels as if that change has accelerated, highlighted by a few major restaurant closures.
Two of those closures happened at the end of May.
Farm Artisan Foods and Highland’s SportsWatch Bar and Grill closed May 31.
Tacked on as a postscript to a
story regarding a Redlands restaurant swap (Papaya Bay moving into the old Mikan/Wild Rocket space, Pieology moving into Papaya Bay’s old location), we learned that Roberto Argentina announced Tuesday via Facebook that today (May 31) would be the last day of business for Farm Artisan Foods.
Good luck getting a reservation.
Head to Redlands’ Sylvan Park for the 23rd annual Optimist Car Show and Chili Cook-Off, or as we like to call it, the Optimist Chili Cook-Off and Car Show.
Admission is just $3, and free for kids 12 and younger.
Ritual Brewing Co. in the beer garden.
If you go, be sure to look for education reporter
Beau Yarbrough, who will be competing in the chili cook-off.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Optimists’ philanthropic ventures. Click
here for more information.
Today for lunch, I had my first (and likely last) sandwich made by Guido Sciortino, soon-to-be former owner of Guido’s Pizza and Deli in Rancho Cucamonga.
You see, Guido is retiring at the end of this month after 57 years of serving sandwiches and Italian delicacies.
While I was in the shop, munching on a couple of slices of complimentary salami, Guido mentioned that in the last couple of weeks he has seen lots of people that he hasn’t seen in years come into the deli to wish him well in his retirement.
Apparently, word has gotten around.
McDonald’s restaurants have brewed up a new McCafé beverage and are offering buy-one-get-one free drinks to help promote it.
The new drink — the Horchata Frappé — is made with vanilla, a hint of cinnamon and coffee, and topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
For a limited time, guests can get two Horchata Frappés (or any McCafé beverage) for the price of one during McCafé Social Hour, from 2 to 5 p.m. daily.
For updates, follow
McDonald’s SoCal on Twitter.
McDonald’s restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.
Congratulations to our friends over at Ontario’s Dragon Loco Chinese Mexican Fusion, who are celebrating the restaurant’s second anniversary today (May 25)!
Guests have several deals to choose from, including $1 chorizo “Juantons,” 99¢ tacos (teriyaki, kung pao or BBQ) and buy-one-get-one-free burritos.
If you haven’t tried Dragon Loco, this is a perfect opportunity to do so at a bargain price.
Dragon Loco is at
2509 S. Euclid Ave., just south of the 60 Freeway. Anniversary specials are valid from 1 to 6 p.m.
“Like” ‘em on Facebook.
This month, military folks can get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Through May 31, the restaurant is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a free Red, White and Blue sundae to all current and former military personnel.
Civilians can purchase the sundae for $7.99 and Farrell’s will donate $1 to
A Million Thanks, a nonprofit military support organization.
Farrell’s Inland Empire locations are in Rancho Cucamonga (
10742 Foothill Blvd.) and Riverside ( 3610 Park Sierra Drive).
Congratulations to our friends from
Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, who are celebrating the cafe’s two-year anniversary.
However, it’s the cafe’s guests who are getting the presents as the restaurant is giving away a free short stack of pancakes to all from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (May 17).
Congratulations to Rancho Cucamonga’s
Suite 106 Cupcakery. The two-time Cupcake Wars-winning bakery was recently included in a list of the top 101 cupcakes in America, according to The Daily Meal.
Hitting the list at No. 31, it’s the highest-rated cupcakery in Southern California, beating out Palm Springs’
Over the Rainbow Cupcakes, which is ranked at number 94, Beverly Hills’ famed Sprinkles Cupcakes at number 88 and Glendale’s Goodie Girls at number 41.
here for the full list.
Suite 106 Cupcakery is at
11920 Foothill Blvd. (at Rochester Avenue).