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Lunch with Lainey: Grill 8 has lots of tasty choices

By Elaine Lehman|

Rotisserie chicken is a royal treat at Mr. King Pollo in Yucaipa

When Albert Okura opened his first Juan Pollo in San Bernardino, I’m sure he had no idea that the concept of rotisserie chicken would explode into the consciousness of the dining public so dramatically. His original recipe involved 24 hou...

By David Cohen|

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    Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night wine tasting among LA area food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Farmers Market at Northridge Fashion Center: Seasonal blood oranges for sale, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 16. Market is open on Wendesdays through October 26. Parking lot, 9301 Tampa Ave. 805-643-6458. www.coastalpacific.info Hatch Chile Roasting events at Gelson’s: The New Mexico chile season is celebrated with cooking...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Fast food restaurant operators

    Franchisee finds a way get Rally’s fast food to San Bernardino even faster

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Malik Hashim has a new San Bernardino restaurant under construction. When he wants to visit it, he goes to Los Angeles. Hashim is a franchisee of Checkers & Rally’s, a quick service chain with more than 800 restaurants serving burgers, chicken wings and seasoned fries. In November, the Tampa company announced a strategy to give franchisees the option of prefabricated modular buildings as well as traditional builds. Hashim took the modular...

    Fielding Buck
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  • Things to do

    Studio City Farmers Market among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Marie Callender’s: “Summer Backyard BBQ Menu” for a limited time. Entrees $9.29-13.99; build-your-own platter $15.99; plus tax and tip. Check website for locations. www.mariecallenders.com Don Francisco’s Casa Cubana: New. Cuban-style coffee drinks, breakfast items, desserts, savory and...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Food

    California Strawberry Commission charity benefits among LA area food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events California Strawberry Commission: Food truck stop selling strawberry dishes to benefit No Kid Hungry, 5-10 p.m. Aug. 1 at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. Also, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles. www.californiastrawberries.com Casa Vega: The Mexican...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Dining

    Upland’s Buffalo Inn property to be auctioned off

    Dormant for two years, the Buffalo Inn is heading for the auction block due to unpaid taxes. Bidding opens at $500,000 for the storied Route 66 property in Upland, which encompasses the buildings at 1812 and 1816 W. Foothill Blvd. and the expansive lot behind. Too rich for my blood, and besides, registration for the bidding has already closed. The online auction is scheduled for Monday by the San...

    David Allen
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  • Food

    Luckyrice LA Feast, LMU Beer Fest among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Aroha - New Zealand Restaurant and Bar: The restaurant introduces a new seasonal menu that includes main dishes New Zealand Elk Rack, New Zealand Hapuka (if available; substitute Bluenose) and New Zealand Lamb Loin, and the desserts Hokey Pokey and Pavlova. Hours: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; brunch and lunch, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations. 30990 Russell Ranch Road,...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Dining

    At 50, Cask ’n Cleaver party recalls prime years

    As with any reunion, some faces were instantly recognizable, some faintly familiar and others a mystery. But past crew members at Cask ’n Cleaver restaurants assembled in Rancho Cucamonga to celebrate the steakhouse and its founders on its 50th anniversary. “I was here for the 15th, the 25th and the 40th anniversaries,” said former waiter Bill Teague, accompanied by his wife, Lori. He pointed to a table and...

    David Allen
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  • Dining

    Knott’s Boardwalk Barbecue now open

    Fans of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park now have another spot to relax and eat, as the Boardwalk Barbecue is finally open. The name may sound familiar, as there was a walk-up eatery with the same moniker which closed and there has been a buzz about this new rendition since construction began in April. Located in the Boardwalk area of the park near Xcelerator, Boardwalk Barbecue is a fast-casual dining space offering smoked pork ribs,...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Entertainment

    Farm-to-table dining experiences grow at The Farm in Pomona

    As we head toward the middle of summer, my thoughts turn to the bounty of farm-raised fruits and vegetables that are served at farm-to-table dinners. Vegetables pulled right from the garden, chock full of flavor, vitamins and minerals will make you want to start your own garden. We’re currently harvesting the juiciest cherry tomatoes I’ve ever eaten. The next two columns will explore dinners created around this bounty, as well as natural raised meats such as...

    By David Cohen|

  • Things to do

    Summer Restaurant Week from dineLA among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on July 18 and 25. Also, the chain offers a free Original Turkey Dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 19. See website for locations. www.hotdogonastick.com Nerano: Five-course dinner tasting menu paired with wines from Antinori, 7 p.m. July...

    Elaine Lehman
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