Past Stories
30-1 Labor Day Food Trucks (4)

Food Truck Labor of Love

Labor Day is the best holiday to relax, stay home and appreciate the decades of American workers who have made this country great. Except for a few food trucks at the Ontario Auto Center this weekend, who sacrifice their day&he...


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Naked Isn’t “Natural”

It’s pretty frequent to discover that food sold at large retailers have ingredients that are not all that they’re cracked up to be. Enter Naked Juice Co. (owned by Pepsi Co.) is a company that has advertised it’s fruit ju...


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Corona Food Truck Festival

The IE is no stranger to food truck festivals but every once in a while, a few are impressive. Most festivals are a wimpy gathering of food trucks. But we need selection! We need options! And here at the Corona…



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A Golden Opportunity

There’s no way you could’ve missed the IE’s explosion of the cupcake businesses. Although the fad has died down since then, the remnants of cupcake businesses still exist in every city—but most likely it’s Casey Reinh...


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Crown Toyota’s Burritos

Most of my car dealership memories are of rundown, cramped waiting rooms with only vending machines and old coffee. Of course since then, many dealerships realized that people get less irritable when they have something to eat ...


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August Food Events

It’s the last month of summer—enjoy the weather and celebrate it foodie style! Have something to add? Let us know at abennett [at] ieweekly.com.   AUGUST FOOD EVENTS   August 8: Food Truck Thursdays This week’s ...



25-1 Pila's Pantry (5)

Cake Occasion

There’s always an excuse for cake. Whether you’re in search of a massive eight-tier dessert for a wedding, a humble offering for a co-worker’s special birthday or you just want a dang cake all for yourself—this is the p...


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Mix Business with Food

Bring your business cards and make sure you have an appetite, the Pine Haven Cafe is hosting the Upland Chamber of Commerce July Business Mixer. On a normal basis they have some delicious breakfast items (with Nutella!) but her...


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Savor the Moment

They say the economy is getting better. Housing projects have begun construction again like Jurupa Valley which has just approved a lot reserved for houses near my home. I’m okay with the opportunity for people to buy hom...



Here Comes the Sun

Summer heat gettin’ you down? Well perhaps a gooey, melted cookie might put a smile on your face. It might not cool you off, but hey—everyone loves a good cookie. Allan Borgen, food critic and eatery extraordinaire, dec...


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Bruxie Revisited

Back in November, the famed waffle sandwich restaurant Bruxie landed in the IE. We checked it out and loved the many choices available between sweet and savory waffles, homemade sugar cane sodas and the use of frozen custard in...


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The Good Food Awards

This is it—the moment all bakers, brewers, chefs and anyone else in the business of food has been waiting for. You’re being recruited to represent the best, most awesome hometown in the nation: the Inland Empire of course! ...



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July Food Events!

Boredom begets eating, especially during these long summer days. Don’t pig out on junk, enjoy a neat event that will also appease your appetite, solving both your boredom and hungering problems. If you’ve got an event to sh...


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The Mission Inn likes alcohol—a lot!

Just in time, the Mission Inn is planning a special celebratory cocktail to help you enjoy the fourth. Between July 4 and 7 you can grab a glass of the Red, White & Blue Pina Colada. Red, White and Blue…


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Super Sofritas: “Vegans and Carnivores Unite!”

Chipotle Mexican Grill is spreading like wildfire with its claims of delicious, well-treated meats (naturally raised “food with integrity”), ingredients cooked in zero-trans fat frying oil and serving no cheese or s...



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Eating with Class

Check out the weekend’s best fine dining option: wine from Dubost Vineyards with a five-course paella and barbequed wild game. Bon appetite! Fri, June 28. 6pm-9pm. $75. Fender Museum of Music & Art, 365 N. Main St., Coron...


Corner Bakery Cafe's pastries (Photo by Ashley Bennett)

Rancho’s Tour de Fork

Last week Rancho Cucamonga had its first ever “Tour de Fork,” an event celebrating the food of the Victoria Gardens area and a few other restaurants on the outskirts of the city (mainly a few Upland based eateries). It was&...


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1st Annual Riverside Restaurant Week

Palm Springs is notorious for its high-quality restaurants and every year it proceeds to bring visitors to the desert for the city’s annual Restaurant Week. Fortunately we have our own great restaurants right here in the IE...



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Hell’s Kitchen Casting Call

Applying to be one of the proud few who dare to try-out for the infamous Hell’s Kitchen makes you one tough individual. It’s an intense, stress-inducing competition where “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kit...


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Food from the land of Tamriel: The Elder Scrolls Online food truck

Last week was E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), the annual mecca for video game industry professionals meet up in Los Angeles to announce new consoles and games to come for the next year. Intentionally it’s a meeting for in...


Handel's Waffle Bowl (Photo by Ashley Bennett)

Handle Summer Heat with Handel’s

Nothing beats a refreshing scoop of ice cream on a hot, summer day. Although Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is open year-round (because no time is a bad time for ice cream), the timing couldn’t be better f...



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Make Your Summer Drinking Fantasies a Reality

It’s officially summer. So don’t wallow in sweat at home with a glass of water in hand, check out the new flavors of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to really make the coming months a summer to remember. At POM you’ll…


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June Food Events

Summer is upon us and with it, some amazing opportunities to gorge ourselves with tasty food! Wed, June 5: Master Sushi Chef Speaker Master sushi chef Andy Matsuda will speak on the relationship between food and health, as well...


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A Crunchy New Delicacy

Apparently, the UN approves that we humans should get more insects in our diet. No kidding, check it out here. It’s crazy but the research makes sense, there’s a seemingly endless supply of those little crawling suckers out...



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Tush Pushin’ Bachelorette-venture

This weekend I went on a Bachelorette adventure! While events like this are normally reserved for intense partying and expensive bills in Las Vegas and the like. Instead we visited two local venues, had a great time and saved a...


Sal & Limon (Photo by Ashley Bennett 2011)

Best of Rialto 2013: Sal & Limon

When I first checked out Sal & Limon I had only just graduated college and began to explore the boundaries of my comfort zone in the world of food (I was quite the “green” eater back then). Sal & Limon…


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Palazzo’s Polynesian Salad

Tomorrow marks the IE Weekly’s annual Travel Issue and in the theme of “Bright Lights, Big Cities” (spoilers!) as far as food is concerned, nothing is more unique than the variety of restaurants in Las Vegas. ...



Mango and Passion Fruit Sorbet Chill (Photo by Ashley Bennett)

I Dream of Sweet Cream

Don’t you just love our weather? Eight days into May and we’ve experienced the foreshadowing heat of another long summer to come. Which just plain sucks, but I’ll get straight to the point—start planning now...