July Food Events!
By Ashley Bennett
Every Thursday: Fairplex Food Trucks
Every week a number of different food trucks populate the Fairplex’s Farmers Market!
Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
Tues, July 9-Tues, July 16: Claremont Restaurant Week
Palm Springs has got one, so has Riverside. Now its Claremont’s turn to show us which restaurant’s food is best!
Various Restaurants, 205 Yale Ave., Claremont, (909) 624-1681; www.claremontchamber.org/pages/ClaremontRestaurantWeek20131.
Thurs, July 11: 1st Annual Grub Crawl
Sure you’ve experienced Pub Crawls but all that does is dehydrate your body and empty your wallet. At least in this first annual “grub” crawl, you can fill up your stomach! Participating restaurants include the likes of The Edge Restaurant and Lounge, Texas Lil’s BBQ and Knuckleheads.
5:30pm. Bailey’s Old Town, Temecula.
Fri, July 12-Sun, July 14: Big Bear Bluegrass Festival
Listen to some classic blues tunes while testing some good ol’ chili recipes, courtesy of the Old Miners Chili Cookoff.
Various event locations, see website: bigbearbluegrass.com.
Sun, July 21: Ice Cream Eating Challenge
Fri, June 21-July 14: Qualify for the Ice Cream Eating Challenge
Both the Rancho Cucamonga and more recently opened Farrell’s in Riverside are qualifying locations for 4th Annual Ice Cream Eating Challenge.
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant, 3610 Park Sierra Dr., Riverside, (951) 351-1200; www.farrellusa.com.
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant, 10742 Foothill Blvd., Terra Vista Town Shopping Center, Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 989-8777; www.farrellusa.com.
Sat, July 27-Sun, July 28: 4th Annual National Day of the Cowboy
Norco embraces its equine heritage with a celebratory cowboy day. Enjoy watching parades, obstacle races and many more western
George Ingalls Park Equestrian Event Center, 3737 Crestview Ave., Norco, (951) 377-7040; www.ci.norco.ca.us/depts/parks_recreation_n_community_services/special_events/national_day_of_the_american_cowboy.asp.
Beginning July 4 (Thru Sep. 12): Lazy Dog Cafe’s 10th Anniversary menu specials!
Try a few throwback menu items inspired by the dishes from the original Lazy Dog locations in Huntington Beach and Westminster.