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Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Sept. 3 |Sep 5, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 27 |Aug 28, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 20 |Aug 22, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

BJ’s Brewhouse begins bringing craft beer to your door |Aug 21, 2017

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse has begun delivering craft beer to people’s homes. Representatives of the Huntington Beach restaurant chain say the alcohol delivery pilot program is available from these of BJ’s Inland restaurants.

Pennywise Partners with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery |Aug 21, 2017

Punk rock music, beer and good times are all pretty much synonymous, which is why it made perfect sense for Pennywise to release its own craft beer. The quartet from Hermosa Beach partnered with Eureka’s Lost Coast Brewery for the release of Pennywiser, a Session IPA that will be available in limited release in Southern California starting Wednesday, Sept.

Parents of Inland Empire autistic kids aim to remove the stress from eating out |Aug 19, 2017

The stares. The dirty looks. The criticism of their parenting. It was all too much for Mike and Cassidi Rand. Every time the Victorville couple dined out with their autistic son, they felt like other patrons were judging them, whether they said anything to them or not.

Dine 909: Local breweries joining Inland Empire Restaurant Week |Aug 18, 2017

It’s back ...Inland Empire Restaurant Week has returned! The event gives participants a chance to discover new restaurants or revisit old favorites at a special price.

Taco Bell’s Naked Egg Taco has unusual ‘shell’ |Aug 15, 2017

Taco Bell should have named its latest taco invention the Unicorn Taco because a fried egg shaped like a taco shell looks like a mythical fast food creature. You have to see it to believe it. Irvine-based Taco Bell, which knows no boundaries when it comes to creating bizarre food mashups, is adding the Naked Egg Taco to its morning breakfast lineup Aug.

Hangar 24 becomes official beer of Citizens arena in Ontario |Aug 14, 2017

Hangar 24 is now the “official craft beer” of Citizens Business Bank Arena, the Redlands brewery announced Monday. Hangar 24 will be a visible presence in the arena and support it at community events, according to a news release.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 13 |Aug 14, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

We made a map of all the breweries in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties |Aug 11, 2017

Here’s a guide to more than 150 places to go tasting in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties with our writers’ picks leading you to some of the best brews. While San Diego may have started it all, you might be surprised at how many craft breweries have bubbled up near you.

The 10 best breweries for craft beer in the Inland Empire |Aug 11, 2017

So. Many. Breweries. The Inland Empire has blossomed with breweries in the last 10 years or so, but which ones are the best? Really, that’s up to you to discover. However, we, your resident beer lovers, put our heads together and came up with our favorites, based on several factors, including the quality and taste of the beers, the friendliness of the staff and whether the taprooms were fun places to hang out and share beers and perhaps even food.

The craft brewery is quickly becoming a community staple like your library, grocery store and coffee shop |Aug 11, 2017

Admit it, pessimists: the craft beer movement has defied your gloomy predictions. A year or two ago, even supporters of the dozens of neighborhood breweries that have popped up all over Southern California were predicting the movement had reached its apex.

Dine 909: Otter Pops beach bungalow returns to the Inland Empire |Aug 11, 2017

If the names Sir Isaac Lime, Strawberry Short Kook and Alexander the Grape mean anything to you, then you need to head to Chino Hills on Saturday. That’s because the

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 6 |Aug 8, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Dine 909: In Rancho Cucamonga, Haandi is out, Grill 8 is in |Aug 4, 2017

Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen recently told me that the Rancho Cucamonga Indian restaurant Haandi had closed. The news was a little surprising, since the restaurant was well regarded, being voted the Inland Valley’s best Indian cuisine several years in a row.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of July 30 |Jul 31, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Grab a new mug at Augie’s in Redlands, support animals in need |Jul 31, 2017

REDLANDS >> Grabbing a cup of Joe in downtown Redlands could help animals in need of their fur-ever homes. Augie’s Coffee House has partnered with REDlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REFOSA) in hopes of raising funds to support dogs and cats waiting for adoption at the Redlands Animal Shelter.

Dine 909: Closed Taco Tia finds new life as Flame Broiler in San Bernardino |Jul 30, 2017

And then there was one. The last remaining San Bernardino Taco Tia, at 2635 Del Rosa Ave., closed earlier this year. A banner has gone up at the former location indicating that

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of July 23 |Jul 26, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Village Bread in Calimesa focuses on quality and old-school methods |Jul 26, 2017

CALIMESA >> Village Bread has become a local authority for quality bread. The bakery, which produces small batches and sells out daily, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Owner Amanda Alexander of Highland attributes Village Bread’s popularity to a focus on quality ingredients and old-school baking methods.

Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter hosts SoCal Market nights every Friday |Jul 26, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Market Night is back at the Epicenter Friday and participants can enjoy a free concert. The market runs between 5 and 9 p.m. offering an array of food and craft vendors, and the sounds of The Blue Breeze Band, event coordinator Priscilla Fuller said Wednesday.

Dine 909: Farmer Boys is hosting a canned food drive |Jul 21, 2017

Farmer Boys is hosting a canned food drive. Through Aug. 15, there will be collection bins for canned food at participating locations. The donations will be given to various food banks. In the Inland Empire, the recipient will be Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino, so you know your donations will help feed hungry people right here at home.

Make the most of garden produce with this squash casserole recipe |Jul 19, 2017

REDLANDS >> Local garden produce is ripening with our high temperatures in recent weeks. If you are like me, you may end up with more zucchini and yellow squash than you know what to do with. I developed this casserole recipe as a copycat to a side dish my grandmother used to make for summer barbecues in Texas.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of July 16 |Jul 17, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Can fancy remodels save the fast-food industry? |Jul 15, 2017

Communal tables. Self-serve ordering kiosks. Rustic brick walls. Bar counters with outlets for plugged-in millennials. The snazzy decor is popping up at redesigned restaurants across Southern California.

Dine 909: GameWorks Ontario Mills has closed, but there’s good news, too |Jul 14, 2017

Let’s start with some good news, shall we? There’s a new sushi place in town, if your town happens to be Redlands. Kiyora Sushi opened last week in the Plaza Las Palmas — bet ya didn’t know it was called that — at the corner of Brookside Avenue and San Mateo Street.

Get your coupon for free Farmer Boys fries |Jul 11, 2017

Thursday is fries day at Farmer Boys. To celebrate National Friday Day on July 13, the Riverside-based chain is offering a free order of fries with any burger purchase. To participate, go to

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of July 9 |Jul 11, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Today is 7-Eleven Day. Don’t forget to grab a free Slurpee |Jul 10, 2017

Looking for a fun and free way to beat this brutal heat? 7-Eleven has you covered. 7-Eleven Day really could not have come at a better time. If you (like many Californians) are looking for a way to stay cool, maybe a free Slurpee will do the trick.

Dine 909: Cracker Barrel, Norms, Sonic and more planned for north Rialto |Jul 8, 2017

Information has been trickling in from various sources about eateries coming to (and near) the Renaissance Marketplace shopping center in north Rialto. In his February article on the center, reporter Neil Nisperos mentioned a few, including Coffee Nutzz and Blaze Pizza.

Costco testing Shake Shack copycat cheeseburger in Southern California |Jul 5, 2017

Forget pizza and hot dogs. Costco, often secretive about its merchandising strategy, is selling a Shake Shack-style cheeseburger made with an organic beef patty at a few of its fast-food courts in Southern California.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of July 2 |Jul 3, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

5 ice cream shops in the Inland Empire to take the sizzle out of the summer across |Jul 2, 2017

It’s hot. It’s a holiday. If that doesn’t spell ice cream, nothing does. But what type? Oh, the conundrum. Fear not. For those hankering for something a little out of the ordinary, here’s a not-very-scientific, looks-kinda-cool-to-try-that list of some different ice cream shops around the Inland area.

Dine 909: Greensleeves Steakhouse opens in Redlands |Jun 30, 2017

Like a phoenix rising (literally) from the ashes, an old favorite has made a return of sorts to Redlands. The highly anticipated Greensleeves Steakhouse opened last week, replacing the longtime Joe Greensleeves, which closed last September after struggling to reopen following an electrical fire that happened five months earlier.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 25 |Jun 27, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Why Hangar 24 has stopped hosting live entertainment |Jun 26, 2017

REDLANDS >> Patrons wanting to enjoy live music at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will have to wait, for now.

Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk |Jun 22, 2017

Get ready to down a few at the eighth annual Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk. Visitors can take their time wandering the friendly streets of the downtown Claremont Village enjoying brews they love and ones they may want to try.

Where’s your favorite food truck right now? Bistro Planet’s app plans to find it for you |Jun 21, 2017

There was a time when food trucks were better known as “roach coaches,” and would only serve burritos and other fast food to construction workers. Those times have clearly changed. These days, an increasing number of food trucks are selling gourmet offerings that rival some of the fare found in Southern California’s more upscale restaurants.

Beating the heat: Where to get a free Icee on Wednesday in Ontario |Jun 20, 2017

ONTARIO >> What better way to beat the heat than with an Icee? How about a FREE Icee? To celebrate the first day of summer, ICEE will be giving away free drinks. But here’s the catch, you have to go to their corporate headquarters in Ontario.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 18 |Jun 19, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

StoneFire Grill opens its first Inland Empire location |Jun 18, 2017

It’s finally here! StoneFire Grill’s first Inland Empire location opened Tuesday in Rancho Cucamonga. It’s the ninth location for the Southern California fast-casual chain.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 11 |Jun 13, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

A tasty challenge: Auto Club Speedway home to attempt to make world’s largest pizza |Jun 12, 2017

The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday took part in a tasty challenge: the Guinness World Record for the longest pizza. What goes into making a 7,200-foot-long pizza? Eight thousand pounds of dough, 5,600 pounds of sauce and 3,600 pounds of cheese.

Golden State Warriors win earns America a free taco from Taco Bell |Jun 8, 2017

Thanks to a Game 3 win by the Golden State Warriors on the home turf of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Finals, America gets a free taco from Taco Bell. Last week, the Irvine-based fast-food chain announced its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion.

Creamistry ramps up global expansion with 70 new stores this year |Jun 8, 2017

Irvine-based Creamistry is on a global expansion tear. The liquid-nitrogen ice cream chain, founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Jay Yim, is expected to open 70 locations this year including the brand’s first shops in New York, China, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

That’s amore! How to watch a 1.3-mile pizza being made in Fontana |Jun 6, 2017

FONTANA >> Pizza lovers, rejoice (and pass the antacid): A 1.3-mile pizza may become reality in Fontana on Saturday. A pizza restaurant equipment distribution company based in Kentucky, with a branch office in Carson, will attempt to assemble the mega-pie at the

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 4 |Jun 5, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Dine 909: Where to celebrate National Doughnut Day in the Inland Empire |Jun 2, 2017

Today is National Doughnut Day, an event that began during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.

Keep an eye out for à la minute, Augie’s three-wheeled treat-mobile |Jun 1, 2017

REDLANDS >> Augie’s Coffee House and à la minute are taking their partnership on the road. The coffeehouse and ice creamery will deliver tastings of their goods directly to the public beginning this month with a new mobile cart on wheels.