Celebrate Wienerschnitzel’s 55th anniversary with 55¢ hot dogs

Wienerschnitzel 55Happy 55th anniversary to Wienerschnitzel!

Celebrating “Der fun since ’61,” the world’s largest hot dog chain is celebrating in typical Wienerschnitzel style…by offering hot dogs at a bargain price.

Today (July 11), the chain is selling hot dogs — original, chili or kraut dogs — for just 55¢.

Guests can buy up to 10 hot dogs at that price.

Wienerschnitzel locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Happee Slurpee Fiftee…time to partee!

Slurpee FifteeLook at the calendar…it’s July 11, AKA 7/11, AKA Slurpee Day!

It’s the day when 7-Eleven traditionally offers free Slurpees, but today is special, because it’s the 50th anniversary of the frozen treat.

So, head to your local 7-Eleven between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and get your free small Slurpee (the convenience store chain just introduced a birthday cake flavor), and then make sure you download the 7-Eleven app on your smartphone.

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Del Tacos testing new ‘platos’ at select Inland Empire locations

Del Taco recently introduced its new platos at select locations in San Bernardino, Redlands, Colton, Loma Linda and Riverside.

The platos come with a choice of either a wet burrito, two fish tacos or two street tacos, plus cilantro lime rice, beans and chips and salsa.

Prices range from $6.49 to $7.49.

It appears to be a second go-round for Del Taco’s platos. They were also tested about a year ago in the Sacramento area.

If you’re interested in trying them for yourself, head to one of these locations:

  • Colton: 834 W. Valley Blvd.; 1010 E. Washington St.
  • Loma Linda: 24898 Redlands Blvd.
  • Redlands: 1624 W. Redlands Blvd.; 602 E. Redlands Blvd.
  • Riverside: 3487 Arlington Ave.; 4407 Brockton Ave; 6333 Riverside Ave.; 1255 University Ave.; 3199 Van Buren Blvd.
  • San Bernardino: 272 E. 40th St.; 2665 S. Waterman Ave.

Requiem for Jason’s Deli

A moment of silence, please.

The Riverside Jason’s Deli has closed.

We were big fans of the restaurant, and appreciated its strive to use ingredients free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and colors. Oh, and the free ice cream. In fact, we even named it a Dine 909 favorite.

However, I can’t help but feel that the location was doomed from the start.

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Mt. Baldy Fire Department fundraiser returns Saturday, with a twist

Mt Baldy Fire Department fundraiser 2016Saturday (June 25) marks the return of the annual Mt. Baldy Fire Department fundraiser.

However, this year, instead of the usual steak fry, they’re doing things a little differently – it will feature food from a small gathering of food trucks and craft beer from a handful of local breweries.

Food trucks scheduled to participate include the Rolling Sushi Van, Bacon Nation, the Eat ‘Em Up Truck and Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice.

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Here’s why you probably won’t be going to this year’s Tour de Fork

First, the good news: Victoria Gardens’ Tour de Fork is back for a fourth year. The event is one of our favorite Inland Empire food events.

Tour de Fork, which features sampling from restaurants, breweries and wineries from Victoria Gardens and beyond, isn’t one of our favorites just because of all the delicious food and drink. A full 100% of ticket sales benefit local charities. This year’s event benefits the Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation and the Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation.

Now, the bad news: If you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t be going this year. The event, which takes place June 23, is already sold out.

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CREAM celebrating grand opening in Ontario Saturday with free ice cream sandwiches

CREAM OntarioWe’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of both Noodle World Jr. and CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) in the Daybreak Plaza on the northeastern outskirts of Ontario Mills, and the first one out of the gate will be CREAM.

The gourmet dessert shop — which features super-premium ice cream, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, shakes, sundaes and more — will hold its grand opening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday (June 4).

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