Buy your Inland Empire Salsa Festival tickets now and save

If you’re thinking of going to the Inland Empire Salsa Festival — which takes place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 14 at White Park in Riverside — today (April 12) is the day to buy tickets.

That’s because through the end of the day today, you can save up to 52% on tickets to the festival via a special Groupon deal.

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Mountain Grove Yogurtland celebrating grand opening Saturday

Yogurtland Mountain Grove grand openingThe newest Redlands Yogurtland — located in the Mountain Grove shopping center at 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Suite 120 — will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday (April 2).

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the following highlights:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
  • Free frozen yogurt and toppings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Balloon artist from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • A $5 unlimited cup of yogurt from 3 to 11 p.m.
  • DJ with music and giveaways from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Drawing for prizes including a TV, two Kindle Fires and Yogurtland gift cards at 9 p.m.

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Tea’s the focus of today’s Coffee Bean open house

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf SpringSpring is nearly here and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is celebrating the season by debuting some fruity Sweet Tea Ice Blended drinks and bringing back Thai Tea.

Customers can get a taste of the new beverages during an open house event today (March 10).

From now ’til 6 p.m., enjoy a  small (12-ounce) Spring beverage for just $2.

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Sonic Drive-In offering 79¢ Junior Deluxe Cheeseburgers on Thursday

Sonic 79¢ Junior Deluxe CheeseburgerGet paid on Friday and are looking to make your lunch money go a little further on Thursday?

You’re in luck. Simply head to Sonic Drive-In this Thursday (January 14) and order some Junior Deluxe Cheeseburgers for just 79¢.

You can order up to five burgers — definitely enough to tide you over until Friday.

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Winter beverage open house at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Thursday

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf winter open houseOn Thursday (January 14), The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be showcasing its winter beverages by offering them at a very special price.

From 2 to 6 p.m. at participating locations, guests can choose from a small hot or iced Hazelnut Americano, Mexican Chocolate latte or Iced Blended or hot chocolate for just $2.

Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Redlands, Fontana, Chino Hills, Riverside, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Lake Elsinore, and Temecula.

For more information, visit the open house’s Facebook event page.

2015 restaurant gift card bonus roundup

Uh, oh. What do you get that food-lover in your life for the holidays?

How about a gift card to their favorite restaurant? That’s something you know they’ll enjoy.

Plus, there might be something in it for you. Many restaurants are offering bonuses for gift card purchases.

You can pass the bonuses along to the recipient, or…keep ’em for yourself.

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Sundowners anniversary special: Top sirloin steak dinner for one cent

Sundowner anniversaryIt’s Sundowners Family Restaurants’ 34th anniversary today (November 28), and the small, local chain is celebrating by offering a top sirloin steak dinner for just 1¢ — with the purchase of a top sirloin steak dinner for $7.99.

The dinners include Sundowner toast and a choice of baked potato, fried rice, French fries or mashed potatoes and gravy.

Where else but Sundowners can you get two steak dinners at the insanely cheap price at $8?

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf debuts cookie butter beverages, hosting open house Thursday

Coffee Bean Cookie ButterApparently, cookie butter is the new pumpkin spice.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has debuted its new holiday beverages: Cookie Butter Latte and Cookie Butter Ice Blended.

The new beverages are made with espresso, brown sugar and gingerbread, and topped with cinnamon sugar.

Also returning for the holidays are the chain’s Winter Dream Tea Lattes, Peppermint Mocha Lattes and Ice Blended drinks, Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa.

The Coffee Bean will be showcasing the new cookie butter beverages, as well as the Winter Dream Tea Lattes and the Peppermint Mocha Lattes and Ice Blended drinks during a holiday beverage tasting event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday (November 5).

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