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Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk

By Suzanne Sproul|

Where’s your favorite food truck right now? Bistro Planet’s app plans to find it for you

There was a time when food trucks were better known as “roach coaches,” and would only serve burritos and other fast food to construction workers. Those times have clearly changed. These days, an increasing number of food trucks ar...

By Kevin Smith|

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  • Promotions

    That’s amore! How to watch a 1.3-mile pizza being made in Fontana

    FONTANA >> Pizza lovers, rejoice (and pass the antacid): A 1.3-mile pizza may become reality in Fontana on Saturday. A pizza restaurant equipment distribution company based in Kentucky, with a branch office in Carson, will attempt to assemble the mega-pie at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. If successful,

    Neil Nisperos
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 4

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Nonprofit business and finance

    How a Claremont shop is using coffee as a vehicle for change

    CLAREMONT >> Sanctuary Coffee isn’t your typical cafe. It serves coffee, teas and treats, offers Wi-Fi and seating, while employing baristas who really want to get to know your drink order. But it’s also an interdenominational Christian nonprofit, that aims to donate its profits to select charities in Southern California. “We want people to take something that they do daily and make it count,”...

    Liset Márquez
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  • Food

    Dine 909: Where to celebrate National Doughnut Day in the Inland Empire

    Today is National Doughnut Day, an event that began during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs. It also commemorates the “doughnut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals — and of course, doughnuts — for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I. The day is...

    John Plessel
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  • Local food

    Keep an eye out for à la minute, Augie’s three-wheeled treat-mobile

    REDLANDS >> Augie’s Coffee House and à la minute are taking their partnership on the road. The coffeehouse and ice creamery will deliver tastings of their goods directly to the public beginning this month with a new mobile cart on wheels. The cart — a refrigerated case mounted on a tricycle — is a throwback to the 1920s and ’30s when product was personally delivered to consumers. It’s something Ryan Berk, founder of à la minute,...

    Kristina Hernandez
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  • Entertainment

    Butterflies & Brews takes flight at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont

    Those looking for a good time this month should consider making a beeline to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. It’s appropriately called Butterflies & Brews, bringing together those dainty visions of flight and foam, as in the kind found in craft-brewed beers. Adults are invited each Wednesday in June from 6 to 8 p.m. “Butterflies & Brews...

    Suzanne Sproul
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of May 28

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Beer

    Who knew? Beer brings the Inland area about $2 billion, 13,000 jobs

    What pours nearly $2 billion into the Inland Empire economy and supports 13,712 local jobs? Brewski, says a study commissioned by two trade groups, the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute. It’s called “Beer Serves America.” This edition of the report reflects the rise of small and craft breweries, its methodology says. That impact can be seen in the creation of beer cave and craft crew shelves in local grocery stores and...

    Fielding Buck
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  • Food

    Dine 909: Help wanted: How you can pick Montclair Place’s new pop-up eatery

    Who will join — well, temporarily, anyway — Montclair Place’s new Moreno St. Market food hall? You can help determine which eatery will get that coveted spot. The next phase of the center’s “Search for the Next Great Pop-Up” has begun. The top five finalists have been chosen, and they’re a varied bunch: •

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  • Beer

    The most hyper-local beer in the world uses yeast from your backyard

    Scott Hale wrangled on land marked by dust and spiky trees. A visual artist by trade and an aficionado of fermentation, Hale, of Twentynine Palms, sought something microscopic and, critically, something that had to find him. All he could do was make a trap. His bait: a golden murky slurry of water and sorghum. His quest? The holy grail of beer, the ingredient that imprints both its flavor and its origin. Hale hunts yeast. “It’s mad science,” Hale...

    Lauren Williams
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