You won’t want to miss some of these amazing food-centric events coming up this month. Seriously, don’t miss a single one. (Event information is subject to change).If you see an event not listed here and would like to share it with fellow foodies, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thru Wed, Feb. 13: Blood Orange Festival
Morgan’s has added a few extra menu items with an emphasis on the deep crimson of the blood orange. Warm, blood orange cobbler anyone?
Morgan’s in the Desert, La Quinta Resort and Club, 49499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, (760) 564-7600; www.morgansinthedesert.com.
Wed, Feb. 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day at Menchie’s
Celebrate yogurt with the rest of the world while eating a free 6-oz. froyo.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 12263 Highland Ave., Ste. 100, Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 385-2904; www.menchies.com.
Sat, Feb. 9: Redlands High School Food Trucks
Sure it might be at a high school but food trucks are a wonderful thing; plus it’s go toward school programs and all that jazz.
11am-3pm. $5. Redlands High, 840 E. Citrus Ave., Redlands.
Wed, Feb. 13-Sun, Feb. 17: Valentine’s Day at the Lazy Dog
Chef Gabe over at the Lazy Dog is cooking up something special for those who want to dine on a less busy, love-filled day. Try some the Passion Fish and the Surf & Turf (aka bacon-wrapped steak) with a side of Sparkling Strawberry Sangria.
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar, 11560 4th St., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 981-4131; www.lazydogrestaurants.com.
Sun, Feb. 17: Meyer Lemon Festival
Morgan’s next obsession is with the Meyer Lemon and has a few unique new menu items up their sleeves. Try the enticing seared jumbo shrimp soaking in the sweet juice of a meyer lemon.
Thru March 1. Morgan’s in the Desert, La Quinta Resort and Club, 49499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, (760) 564-7600; www.morgansinthedesert.com.
Fri, Feb. 15-Sun, Feb. 24: Riverside County Fair and Date Festival
Attend the “Blessing of the Dates,” learn how to cook with dates, check out the date competitions; it’s everything you could possibly dream of that’s date-related. . .with a side of Ostrich races and everything else that comes with a county fair.
Riverside County Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia St., Indio, (760) 863-8247; www.datefest.org.
Sat, Feb. 23: Inland Empire Brewing Co. 4th Anniversary Beer and Food Truck Festival
This brew-centric event won’t be without a bit of live music and the appearance of some awesome food trucks.
Doors open at 12pm for VIPs, 1pm-5pm. $10-$50. IE Brewing Co., 1710 Palymyrita Ave., Riverside, (951) 643-7687; www.iebrew.com.
Sat, Feb. 23: Paella Making Class
Chef Greg Stillman, one of our favorite IE chefs and the man behind the creativity and flavor of Ra Pour, is teaching how to make a Spanish Paella. Get some hands-on learning and then scarf up your hard work.
12pm-2pm. $25. RSVP and pre-payment required. Ra Pour, 7900 Kew Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 899-7999; www.rapourrestaurant.com.
Thurs, Feb. 28: 17th Annual Tour and Taste
Nothing goes better together than art and food. Check out the Museum’s John Muir exhibit while snacking on food from some of Riverside’s best restaurants.
6pm-8:30pm. Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3720 Orange St., Riverside, (951) 826-5273; www.riversidemuseumassociates.org.
FOR THE MONTH
Bruxie dubs February “Coffee Lovers Month”
Alongside Dean Simon and Kelly Mullarney’s already successful and tasty gourmet waffle dishes, you’ll get a free order of Peet’s Coffee with your order. Also, a newly established weekday morning happy hour (8am-10am) will net you a cup of coffee, tea or fresh cane sugar soda for $1.
Thru the month of February. Bruxie, 13865 City Center Dr., Ste. 3093, Chino Hills, (909) 334-4162; www.bruxie.com.
Food Truck Thursdays at Fairplex
Check here every Thursday for the latest and greatest local food trucks. Oh, and don’t forget to browse the Farmers Market wares too while you’re at it.
Thurs, Feb. 21 and Thurs, Feb. 28. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Free admission. Lower Administration Lot on Mckinley Ave., Gate 1, Fairplex , 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.