Past Stories
12-1 Upland Lemon Festival (1)

Land of the Lemon

This past weekend was the annual celebration of Upland’s citrus roots at the Upland Lemon Festival. Larger than the recently started Upland Farmer’s Market, which takes place in the same historic downtown are, thi...


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Bagels Among Us

Sometimes in its thick and greasy state, a burger just isn’t enough to satisfy for a meal (don’t deny that guilty feeling of lethargy after engorging a juicy, fat-ridden patty). Even the average sandwich just won...


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Upland Farmer’s Market

As of April 4th (and most likely continuing through summer), Upland restarted its annual Farmer’s Market. Although I was dismayed to find that there were very few fruit or vegetable vendors present (I’ll give Upland the ben...



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April Food Events

April 13: Inland Empire Spring Festival and Barbeque Kick-Off It’s a classic BBQ party for the masses beginning with a pancake breakfast (no BBQ on that. Sorry!), music from KOLA 99.9 alongside live music, cars and driver...


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Year-Round Pie

Very few people hate pie. Its tender and delicate crust protecting gooey fruit or vegetable flavors leads to infinite possibilities (anyone whose tried rhubarb pie knows this). Although pie isn’t exactly the most popular dess...


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Le Bon Bakeshop

Le Bon Bakeshop isn’t your typical country home-style bakery. From offering homemade chocolate éclairs to cupcakes, tiramisu and muffins, the place seems to dabble in a bit of everything. The shop is surrounded by both retai...



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Crumbles Cookies

Craving cookies? These treats can ruin your diet on a daily basis but cookies from Crumbles make addiction seem like a healthy lifestyle. A few simple cookie recipes have transformed into an entire business of flavors and other...


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Juanita’s Bakery

The weekly Redlands Farmers Market is a beast in the sense of size and participation. It’s got produce, fine baked goods, fattening and fried treats, vendors and a community that supports it all. Best of all, its home to quit...


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Gourmet Irish

I’ll be honest, the Inland Empire has some great cultural food (especially the Mexican food!) but when I began to scavenge restaurant listings for a place that offers genuine Irish fare, I came up empty handed. Half of the IE...



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Cupcakes for a Cause

When you go to a food truck festival, you’re on your own when it comes to buying food. In most cases you pay for entrance and you pay for your food on top of that. This weekend’s First Annual Inland…


06-1 Bowl of Heaven (3)

Bowl of Heaven

Anything labeled as a bowl of “heaven” better be pretty damn fantastic. Fortunately for the eatery called Bowl of Heaven, they’ve created various Acai (don’t look silly; it’s pronounced ah-sigh-ee) ice cream b...


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Pucker Up

Maria Sharapova is a tennis sensation. She’s a strong woman ranked number three in the world of tennis with four Grand Slam titles. What else could she possibly have? A sweet heart and a healthy addiction to gummy candies whi...



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March Food Events

This month we’ve got everything from food trucks to cupcake competitions, Irish festivals to fine dining demonstrations. There’s no reason you can’t make at least one of these!   Starting March 1: The Mission I...


05-1 The Cupcake Shack (12)

Cupcakes Galore

There are so many cupcake shops out here. More than you can even imagine. Some might argue that there are too many. I can’t refute the fact that there are a ton of them once you start paying attention. With…


04-1 IE Brew and Food Festival (1)

Booze and Bacon

Those seeking a daytime party in Riverside last weekend had the time of their lives at the 4th Annual IE Beer and Food Festival where there was much eating, boozing and laughs to be had. How could a ticket, which…



03-1 Claro's Italian Market (8)

That’s Amore

Italian food’s originality is a fleeting concept. It’s pretty common to hear Italians (who are either from Italy or have parents who lived there) bashing other Italian joints for not serving “authentic” Italian food. Wh...


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It’s a Date

Forget about the ripening of strawberries or the blooming of orange blossoms; at the Riverside County Fair it’s all about the date. The 67th Annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, which originally began in 1...


02-1 Bare Bees Honey (1)

The Bee’s Knees

Victoria Gardens holds a great Farmer’s Market featuring various vendors. A typical day includes listening to Frank Sinatra in the background and hosting a suitable dog-friendly atmosphere for those stereotypical canine lover...



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February Food Events

  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 woul...


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For the Love of Chocolate

Tis’ the season to give in to your chocolate indulgence. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for overspending and commercialized Valentine’s Day candy. Retailers like Target and Walmart can suck an everlasting...


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Riverside now has a Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

  A week prior to the grand opening of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant’s Riverside location on Jan. 31, Weekly editor in chief Roberto C. Hernandez (and his family) had an opportunity to enjoy an invite-only e...



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Bite Right

There’s nothing stronger than a hungering appetite. Those buff men who can pull trains with their sheer physical strength? It doesn’t even compare to an enduring craving. The kind that clouds your judgment, distract...