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Da’ Crust has pizza beyond compare in an unlikely place — Yucaipa Market & Liquor

By David Cohen|

Lunch with Lainey: Mikey’s Sushi & Grill in Chino isn’t just about sushi

I find that small, low-key eateries usually are the best bets for a tasty and affordable meal. This week, I enjoyed a terrific lunch at one such place: Mikey’s Sushi & Grill in Chino. The restaurant is in a shopping center between Col...

By Elaine Lehman|

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  • Shopping mall operators

    The Pie Hole (and more) is coming to Victoria Gardens

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Soon you’ll no longer have to trek to Los Angeles to order a handcrafted treat from The Pie Hole. Victoria Gardens announced Wednesday the family-run eatery will open shop this year on North Mainstreet. Also, a Dog Haus, which offers...

    Liset Márquez
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  • Food

    Sierra Nevada Beer Camp among food events this week in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Valley Inn Restaurant & Bar: Double lobster tail dinner, 5-10 p.m. June 23 and 30. Cost $33 plus tax and tip. 4557 Sherman Oaks Ave., Sherman Oaks. 818-784-1163. www.valleyinnrestaurantandbar.com Mike’s Diner: American and Mexican dishes. The restaurant celebrates its 70th anniversary with a band and...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Restaurant operators

    San Bernardino County may be second in California to get Potbelly Sandwich Shops

    California’s second helping of Potbelly Sandwich Shop may soon come to San Bernardino County. The Chicago-based chain announced in May that it would open its first four California locations in Orange County, and it’s exploring franchisees in San Bernardino County now. “We would love to...

    Ryan Hagen
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  • Food

    Cheers festival at Fairplex in Pomona among Los Angeles area food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Cascabel Taco Shop: New. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (call to confirm). 4005 Riverside Drive, Burbank. 747-283-1138. Dog Haus: Loco Moco burger (grilled Polish sausage, a sunny-side up egg, Japanese curry-style onion gravy, crispy fried onions and sriracha on King’s Hawaiian Roll), inspired by National Hawaiian Foods Week at locations, June 13-30.

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Food services regulation

    Rodent droppings found on coriander in Chino Hills Indian restaurant, an unpermitted Rancho Cucamonga dive bar shut down

    These are the restaurants health inspectors have closed recently in the Inland Valley. Rancho Cucamonga A local dive bar business was operating with an unpermitted bar — the physical stand where drinks are served — and was shut down by a county health inspector recently. “You are currently operating without a valid health permit and must close this facility immediately,” wrote the inspector with San Bernardino County...

    Penny Arévalo
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  • Things to do

    Oxnard’s Mess-O-Greens Festival among Southern California food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Fig & Olive: Duckhorn Wines and three-course dinner, 7 p.m. June 6. Minimum age 21. Cost $150 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood. 310-432-2025. www.figandolive.com Monday Morning Cooking Club booksigning: The authors, Jewish women who live in Sydney, Australia, sign their third...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Food services regulation

    Mouse droppings plague eateries at LoanMart Field, flies shut down seafood market in Rancho Cucamonga

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Health inspectors shut down five restaurants in Rancho Cucamonga, including three at LoanMart Field, in the last few weeks. Tremors A health inspector shut down Tremors, 8408 Rochester Ave. at LoanMart Field, after finding evidence of rats, according to a report posted on the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Services website. On May 18, the inspector observed “fresh droppings underneath the hot holding...

    Penny Arévalo
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  • Food

    Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night Wine Tasting among LA area food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Boneyard Bistro: A three-course “Tiki Tasting Menu,” 5:30 p.m. May 31. Cost $60 plus tax and tip. Reservations. 13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-906-7427. www.boneyardbistro.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill: The restaurant chain introduces three new tacos during their Fiesta de Mayo event...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Restaurant operators

    Stonefire Grill to open first Inland Empire location in Rancho Cucamonga

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The first Stonefire Grill in the Inland Empire is set to open in June at the Terra Vista Town Center. The fast-casual eatery will employ just over 100 people and will be housed in a 6,500-square-foot restaurant along Foothill Boulevard near Hobby Lobby. Stonefire Grill’s menu offers...

    Neil Nisperos
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  • Entertainment

    German, Croatian and Hungarian food is a treat at Schatzie’s European Deli in Beaumont

    Gert Hima, daughter Natalie and Gert’s husband, Pranjo, have opened an authentic European deli, Schatzie’s European Delicatessen, in a small spot on Sixth Street in Beaumont, just west of Beaumont Avenue. Gert grew up on a poultry ranch, and her roots are in Croatia, while Pranjo is Hungarian and is responsible for preparing the restaurant’s Hungarian specialties. More about that later. The name Schatzie’s comes from Gert’s father, who used to...

    By David Cohen|

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