Spring brings another round of Inland Empire restaurant changes

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.

Both Redlands’ Farm Artisan Foods and Highland’s SportsWatch Bar and Grill closed May 31.

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Hang Out Cafe opens at Apple Valley Airport

Our friends from the Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza truck have finally opened their restaurant.

The Hang Out Cafe is located at the Apple Valley Airport, 21600 Corwin Road.

For now, the new restaurant serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

They plan to be open seven days a week starting in a few weeks.

The few reviews on Yelp all been overwhelmingly positive.

Pieology fundraiser to help fight cystic fibrosis

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A Hawaiian pizza is the latest weapon in the fight against cystic fibrosis.

The pie, a creation of a 10-year-old named Harry, is made with red sauce, mozzarella, ham, pineapple and cilantro.

You see, Harry’s friend, Morgan Johnson, 12, is battling the disease.

Pieology Pizzeria is using Harry’s pizza to raise funds to help his friend and other folks in the same situation.

Through June 1, Pieology is donating 15% of all sales of Mo Jo’s Hawaiian Pizza to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Upland Habit Burger hosting three pre-opening fundraisers

TheHabitFundraiserWe’ve been tracking the progress of several new eateries in Upland’s Colonies Crossroads, with Panera Bread, Pick Up Stix and Chipotle opening in recent months.

The latest is just about to open.

The Inland Empire’s newest Habit Burger Grill will officially open to the public at 10:30 a.m. on April 2, but the restaurant will host three fundraisers before that date.

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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.