Past Stories

Food Porn

Food can look fancy no matter where you eat. For your viewing pleasure, enjoy this compilation of Inland Empire Food Photography taken by yours truly. A warning: These images may cause you to feel extremely hungry!…


The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s amazing lineup of Asian inspired dishes

The Chinese New Year is quickly approaching (it happens on Sat, Jan. 31 for those not in the know) and there’s no better time to skip the diet and indulge in some sweet and spicy dishes. The Lazy Dog Restaurant…


Corona Farmers Market

  There are plenty of early-morning farmers markets in the IE, many of which gravitate towards the northern portion of the area. Towards the south, cities such as Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Corona and to an extent, Lake Elsi...



The Magnificence of Maple Syrup

Across the country, numerous states are reporting widespread freezing temperatures, snow-days and other icy details. Americans are complaining about the dip in temperature while Canada is laughing at our inability to deal with ...


Molino’s Coffee

  There are plenty of coffee shops to go around in Riverside, many within just a few blocks of the Mission Inn. Though, this makes it especially difficult for some up-and-coming shops to stand out. I’ve come to find tha...


Old Town Bakery Co.

As it turns out, Riverside has a pretty decent Farmers Market. Some of what the weekly market offers are plenty of organic food keep eatin’ healthy (it is almost 2014, you know. Time to jump on those New Years resolutions).&h...



Fish-O-Licious Opens in Chino Hills

Here in the IE we have an over abundance of burger joints, gastropubs and other interesting restaurants. Which is great, because we love to get more food than we can eat as we stuff our faces until we simply can’t…


Celebrate Christmas with Marie Callender’s

Why bother making your own meals when they can be hand crafted just for you? While it certainly exhibits personal laziness, it also makes life during the holidays easy as . . .pie. On top of all of presents last…


Giving Credit When It’s Due: The Doritos Locos Tacos

Let’s give thanks to the man who created the ingenious and innovative Doritos taco shell. According to the Los Angeles Times, he originally pitched his idea to Frito-lay in 2009, but they rejected. He continued campaigning fo...



Maverick’s Tacos

Looking for a cheap Tuesday meal? Then you’ll no doubt find The Maverick Saloon in Norco has the best damn hard-shelled tacos around. The bar has been at the corner of Hamner and 6th Street for years; it’s just a…


Let the Casino Do All of the Work

Face it, sometimes Thanksgiving feasts just aren’t worth the hassle. While you can find a delicious and healthy vegan-vegetarian meal at The Loving Hut in Claremont, we know that some of you just want to have a traditional me...


Culinary Experimentation

It’s one thing to have a natural ability to create a fantastic meal, but for most of us it’s a chore; and during the holidays it’s stressful to boot. It’s time to stop fretting about how your crazy family perceives…



At the Crossroad

Photo By Ashley Bennett Sometimes driving through new cities can yield extraordinary discoveries. Last weekend, I drove through Joshua Tree for the first time (you have to have a very good reason to drive through that part of ...


Where Cupcake Dreams Come to Life

The cupcake phase swept the IE by storm a few years back, which led to the opening up a variety of storefronts who have succeeded in baking desserts that are more than just frosting topped with sprinkles. Although shows like&he...


Hangar 24’s Golden Brew

We have veritable beer culture here in the IE. From new micro-breweries opening up every month to massive, full-blown brew fests, there’s nothing better than a well-made beverage with local ties (we don’t want any B...



Baker’s Dozen Donuts

You might have missed it, but our Best Of issue came out last month. We don’t like to toot our own horn over here at the IE Weekly—but it was pretty rad. Especially the food section. Although there were a…


Pumpkin Cheesecake is back!

I like Fall in Southern California. The weather is bearable, the day’s begin to darken earlier—but best of all I love that fall atmosphere mixed with the smell of anything made with pumpkin. Well, the smell of a freshly cut...


Farm House Kitchen debuts in Temecula

Temecula is fancy—it’s covered with beautiful rolling hills and ubiquitous vineyards. While we central-IE folk might encounter the occasional snooty Temeculanite, there’s no doubt that the city has a ton of high-quality r...



Fox Pomona’s Green Room Grand Opening

Good news everyone! The Fox Theatre in Pomona is opening up a new lounge called the Green Room. The grand-opening celebration will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 5pm to 12am where you’ll find plenty of entertainment, music-...


Chipotle’s Boorito returns!

Halloween is fast approaching and that means—cheap chipotle! On October 31, customers who walk, shuffle, dance, twerk or growl your way into a participating Chipotle location wearing a costume get a burrito, bowl, salad or ta...


Pechanga remodeling brings new dining options

Pechanga Resort & Casino is the outer-Inland Empire’s little gold mine getaway. There isn’t anywhere else residents can escape to for a great gaming experience and fine dining (our newest review of Paisano’s Italian R...



October Food Events List

There’s more to October than looking forward to pigging out on the individually wrapped candies you sneak from Trick-Or-Treat pillow cases . . . Try gourmet food trucks, fine wine, an old-fashioned clambake and all the Bavari...


Eat a Crunchwrap, Win a PS4

You know that feeling of self-loathing when, instead of eating healthy like you promised yourself, you caved and enjoyed some terribly tasty fast-food? Well that feeling is bound to return if you’re a hardcore gamer itching t...


Buy Four Muffins, Get Four

Now that school is in session (for kids as well as college students) it’s time to focus on the one thing that matters: keeping  your appetite satisfied. Marie Callendar’s may have some tasty menu items (especially a Chicke...



“Truly” Worth It

I’ve always wanted to wear a bandana, hike up my pants and recreate grape stomping like that one episode from I Love Lucy. Who doesn’t? So when I heard about the Promenade’s First Annual Grape Stomp, I was excited to…


Williams-Sonoma Recalls Sauces

Food recalls are pretty common, the news just doesn’t always reach the general public. Many of us were downing Naked Juices weeks ago, until there was a massive recall regarding incorrect labeling (and a hefty fee for the...


Sweet Victory

Compared to the nightly Farmers Market in Redlands, the morning market is much smaller. But with a soft-voiced acoustic musician easing people in the mind to eat healthy, it’s a great to start to an early Saturday. Good fruit...



September Food Events

SEPTEMBER FOOD EVENTS   Thurs, Sept. 5: Then & Now: The Mismatch Between Modern Food and Human Evolution It’s time to get serious about food. Join Professor Nick Reeves as he dives into a comparative history of moder...