The Dutch Bros Coffee at 17010 South Highland Ave. in Fontana is set to open Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Two other locations have opened recently in neighboring Rialto. (Photo by John Plessel)
Caffiends rejoice … three new Dutch Bros Coffee locations are opening in the Inland Empire.
Two Rialto locations are open and a Fontana location is set to open this week.
The Rialto locations are at 163 W. Valley Blvd. and 1020 W. Renaissance Parkway.
The Fontana location is at 17010 South Highland Ave. and should be open by the time you read this.
Hours for all three are the same: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The coffee chain also has locations in Yucaipa, Eastvale, Victorville, Apple Valley, La Quinta and Indio. A Beaumont location is planned.
Island Breeze Jamaican Cuisine in Colton is offering a special for its 16th anniversary Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.
The Oxtail Breeze Bowl is served with steamed vegetables and rice and peas. Cost is $10.50.
Island Breeze is at 1063 S. Mount Vernon Ave.
Run for the border
South San Bernardino has a Taco Bell, again.
The new location is at 385 N. Hospitality Lane.
It ostensibly replaces a former location nearby on Redlands Boulevard that burned years ago.
Hours are 7 a.m.-midnight daily.
Chili and craft beer festival rescheduled
The Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff and Craft Beer Festival, originally scheduled during the blizzard that struck the region in February, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 18.
The festival runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona.
The event is sponsored by the Circle City Rotary.
Chili competition categories are: Texas red chili, Mexican verde chili, best restaurant chili and home-style chili.
Tickets with unlimited beer tastings are $50 (plus a $4.67 service fee if purchased online). Tickets with unlimited chili tastings only are $30 (plus a $3.46 fee if purchased online).
Children 12 and younger get in free.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
The transition of a Riverside brewery is nearly complete.
A farewell party is being held from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the soon-to-be-former Route 30 Brewing Co., 9860 Indiana Ave., Suite 19.
Soon, the brewery will become Carbon Nation Brewing, which will be previewing four of its beers at the event.
The brewery was originally home to Thompson Brewing Company, which moved into a much larger space nearby at 9900 Indiana Ave., Suite 7.
Route 30, meanwhile, maintains its downtown location at 3740 Mission Inn Ave.
Route 30 also recently announced the site of its future location at 675 S. Main St. in Corona, which it’s calling South Side Social.
Get your free cone
Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day is Monday, March 20.
On that day, guests can receive a free small vanilla cone at participating non-mall locations just for the asking.
March is Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving.
All month long, locations are collecting donations for a variety of local charities.
Here in the Inland Empire (and most of the Los Angeles Basin), funds are being raised for Cancer for College, an organization that provides need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors.
The Month of Giving culminates on the Day of Giving, Wednesday, March 29, when local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators donate their resources and every dollar of sales and donations to the designated charities.
Since its inception in 2011, Jersey Mike’s annual Month of Giving has raised more than $67 million for local charities.
Sorry, we’re closed
Hickory Jack’s Barbecue has closed in Redlands.
The restaurant was formerly an outpost of Mill Creek Cattle Co., which was the subject of an episode of “Restaurant Impossible” in 2014.
News Source: https://www.sbsun.com/2023/03/15/dine-909-dutch-bros-coffee-adds-3-new-inland-empire-locations/amp/