We’ve been keeping an eye on several new restaurants as they prepare to open, and some seem to have finally opened.
Let’s take a look at the ones that have been unlocked, and the ones we’re still waiting for.
El Burrito Loco from GE Chano’s opened at 2342 N. Del Rosa Ave. , San Bernardino.
With the tagline “The Original World Famous,” it’s a branch of the original GE Chano’s in Los Angeles.
It’s in the place that was originally Taco Bell, but more recently it was Alberto’s Mexican food before a fire damaged the building.
In addition to a variety of Mexican dishes, the restaurant also serves burgers, sausages, and pastrami sandwiches.
Opening hours are from 7 am to 8 pm daily.
In Victorville, Roll-Em-Up Taquitos opened at 11604 Amargosa Road. The series, which began in Chino Hills, has over a dozen Inland Empire locations planned.
Klatch Café is also open at The Shoppes in Chino Hills.
The location is where Dripp Coffee used to be, 13855 City Center Drive, Suite 3015.
The new location joins the chain’s other Inland Empire locations in Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, and San Dimas. Opening hours are from 6:30 AM to 8 PM daily.
Elsewhere in The Shoppes in Chino Hills, we’re still waiting for the Silverlake Ramen to open.
It’s at 13865 City Center Drive, Suite 3095, where Pacific Fish Grill was once.
While we think we’re done—for now, anyway—with new restaurants opening at Renaissance Market Place in North Rialto, two restaurants close by are about to open.
In Renaissance Plaza, Texas Roadhouse appears to be very close to opening.
The new location is at 980 W. Renaissance Parkway, next to Sonic Drive-In and Cracker Barrel.
The site is set to open this month.
Other Inland Empire locations include Corona, Menifee, and Hesperia.
North of Interstate 210, the fourth McDonald’s location in Rialto appears close to opening.
The new location is at 1173 W Casmalia Street, near the recently opened Collection 76 / Chronic Tacos.
In Upland, Kahramana, an Iraqi restaurant and hookah lounge is preparing to open at 345 W. Foothill Blvd.
The site is famous for its chain of Chinese buffet restaurants.
Sushi Miguel’s Style plans to open his first San Bernardino location at what used to be Nani Poke & Wings, 2999 Kendall Drive, Suite 218.
The chain currently has locations in Colton, Fontana, Moreno Valley and Highland.
Sepembers Taproom & Eatery opens its third location at 15912 Pomona Rincon Street, Suite 130, Chino Hills.
Current locations in Rancho Cucamonga and Rialto.
In Montclair, Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar comes to the site of the former Elephant Bar, 4949 S. Montclair Plaza Lane. (Thanks to frequent contributor Karl To obtain confidential information!)
The Hitch Burger Grill from Rancho Cucamonga is preparing to open its second location at 2420 W. Arrow Route, Upland, where Legends Burgers was once.
Finally, Kalaveras comes to the setting of what was once the Mexicali Bar & Grill, 1690 Spruce St. Riverside.
The chain also owns a location in Chino Hills.
Several Inland Empire breweries have won prizes at the San Diego International Beer Competition, the results of which were recently announced.
Escape Craft Brewery in Redlands leads the group with four medals: a gold in the Red Ale class for Irish Crossfit, a silver in the Coffee Beer class for the Scenic Route, a bronze in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout class for Dark Matter, and a bronze In the Juicy American Style or Hazy India Pale Ale category by Mark Watney, Space Pirate!
Old Stump Brewing Co. won. At Pomona a gold medal in the German-style Weissbier category for Raspberry Lemonade Gose, a gold medal in the Porter category for P-Town Porter, and a silver medal in the Specialty Beer category for Honey Blonde.
Claremont Craft Ales won a gold medal in the Herb and Spice Beer class for peppers and peaches, and a silver medal in the Rye Beer class for Jacaranda.
Black Market Brewing Co. won. in Temecula with a Gold Medal in the Coffee Beer category for Great White Buffalo, and a Silver Medal in the American-Style Juice category or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale for the Gold category.
Aftershock Brewing Company in Temecula won a silver medal at the Imperial India Pale Ale for A&O x2.
In addition, Temecula meadery Batch Mead won two Gold and Bronze awards in the Fruit Mead and Spiced and Specialty Mead categories for From the Ashes and Tempest, respectively.