Claremont launches its second restaurant week today (July 14).
Unlike some of those other restaurant “weeks,” this one actually does last a week, coming to a close on Sunday (July 20).
However, based on what we sampled at the kickoff event this past Thursday, we wish it were longer.
Sunday (July 13) is the last day to head to a participating Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour restaurant to try to qualify in the chain’s ice cream eating challenge.
Individual challengers can try to qualify by paying $20 (proceeds benefit CHOC Children’s and Make-A-Wish). Challengers will receive a three-scoop sundae, a limited-editon Farrell’s Ice Cream Challenge shirt and a $5 coupon, good on a future visit.
The goal is to eat the sundae as quickly as possible. (Current leaders can be found here.)
Just as it did with its Rancho Cucamonga pizzeria, Pieology is gearing up for three days of pizza giveaways as a kind of a stress test as a preamble to its Redlands store opening.
On Sunday (July 13), giveaway times are brief and limited to the pizzeria’s “menued” pizzas from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.
[N7] Creamery has been open for a little while now, but the bakery/coffeehouse/liquid nitrogen ice cream shop is celebrating its grand opening this weekend.
In fact, the festivities have already begun.
An art walk is going on until 10 p.m. tonight (July 11). More than a dozen artists are participating in the event.
It seems like a lot of eateries are celebrating anniversaries this month and last. Here’s another to add to the list: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
The chain will celebrate its 77th anniversary on Friday (July 11).
That day, guests can receive a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 77¢ when they purchase any dozen at regular price.
The chain’s sole Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle.
For more information, click here.
The long-anticipated Souplantation has opened in Chino Hills.
It’s the first of its restaurants to sport a new, fresh design.
The restaurant had its soft opening last month, but will be hosting a grand opening fundraiser on Thursday (July 10).
IHOP is turning 56 and is celebrating by offering a short stack of pancakes for just 56¢ tomorrow (July 8).
All you have to do is visit any participating location between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to get the deal.
For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.
IHOP locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.
Sixty years ago, the first Shakey’s Pizza Parlor opened in a former grocery store in Sacramento.
Monday (July 7), the pizzeria is celebrating its 60th anniversary by giving away free giant slices of pizza from 3 to 5 p.m. at participating Southern California locations. No purchase is necessary.
Participating Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, Chino, Fontana, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula.
You can either print the above coupon or display it on your mobile device.
For more information, click here.
The Rancho Cucamonga Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser today (June 30) for the family of San Bernardino Police Officer Shaun Jarvis.
Jarvis was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on the 91 Freeway in Corona back in May.
To participate, simply print out the flier (at right) and bring it to the restaurant, 10742 Foothill Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and Farrell’s will donate 25% of your bill to the cause.
Riverside Restaurant Week has expanded beyond last year’s downtown borders.
This year’s crop of participating restaurants run the gamut from Subway to Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood in the Mission Inn, with something for every taste and budget.
Specials include percent-off deals, daylong happy hour prices and prix fixe menus.
For a complete list of specials and participating eateries, click here.
Riverside Restaurant Week ends Sunday (June 29).