FREE Cooking Classes for Junior Chefs at Williams-Sonoma

Do you have a child who loves to cook?  During the month of July Williams-Sonoma is hosting FREE cooking classes for Junior Chefs.  The recipes are held in all the stores.


Photo Credit: Williams-Sonoma

Learn how to make fruit tarts, spiralized snacks, summer salads & milk shakes.  There is also a class to make ice cream & ice pops tomorrow which has a couple of spots still available.  Class times vary and size is very limited.  Make sure to call your local Williams-Sonoma to register.  Details here:  Williams-Sonoma Jr Chef Classes

Tour de Fork at Victoria Gardens

We’re excited to support the 2nd annual Tour de Fork at Victoria Gardens on Thursday, June 26th.   The second annual Tour de Fork at Victoria Gardens will benefit three local charities, including Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts FoundationRancho Cucamonga Library Foundation and Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care & Services.  100 percent of the event proceeds will go directly to these organizations.


The event provides participants with a great way to enjoy local cuisine and give back to charity.  2014 Tour De Fork event tickets are now on sale.  Tickets are limited to the first 500 people, and must be purchased prior to the event date. Each ticket entitles a guest to unlimited food tastings, as well as five alcoholic beverage tastings.

Ticket pricing is as follows:

  • $40 per ticket if purchased at the Rancho Cucamonga Cultural Center Box Office
  • $42 per ticket if purchased online
  • $50 per ticket if purchased the week of the event

For event details, participating restaurants and to purchase tickets online visit:

Here are our photos from the 2013 event.

2013 Participating Restaurants:

N7 Creamery

Corner Bakery

California Pizza Kitchen

Crepes de Paris

Johnny Rockets

King’s Fish House

T.G.I. Friday’s

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Slater’s 50/50

Special Guest Restaurants:

Antonino Italian Restaurant and Bar

Haandi Indian Cuisine

Aria Restaurant and Lounge

Magic Lamp Inn Steakhouse

Riverside Restaurant Week

The City of Riverside is celebrating Restaurant Week from June 20 – June 29th.   Over 70 Riverside restaurants are participating in the 10 day event.  This is the perfect time to visit Riverside, California to enjoy the beautiful architecture, area tourism and fine dining at affordable prices.


Some of our favorite participating restaurants including The Old Spaghetti Factory, The Mission Inn, PF Changs, Mezcal Riverside, Farrells Ice Cream, Casey’s Cupcakes, Cafe Sevilla, Anchos Southwest Grill and Amaya Japanese Restaurant.

The special menus offer various discounts for your culinary experience.   Cafe Sevilla is offering a $70 prix fixe for two people.    You can also mention “Riverside Restaurant Week 2014″ to get the Happy Hour menu prices all day.  Amaya Japanese restaurant offers a FREE California roll and Edame appetizer with the purchase of a specialty roll.  Then head over to Casey’s Cupcakes and get a FREE cupcake and pink lemonade with purchase of Five cupcakes or Banana Cream pie at Cocos restaurant for $7.99.


Whether you are driving thru the area or a local resident of Inland Empire, make sure to stop by and support the City of Riverside Restaurant Week participating restaurants.


Riverside Restaurnt Week Details


Riverside Restaurant Week


June 20th – June 29th

Particpants Discounts and Deals

Restaurant Week Discounts & Specials


Temecula Art Festival and Street Painting Contest

The Temecula Arts Festival starts on Friday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 22.  Professional artists will participate in this highly anticipated annual event by displaying and selling some of their award winning art and photography.  Over 100 creative artists will feature their talent at the annual event this year.   Live music will also provide entertainment.

I typically like to wait until the final day to attend to see the finish pieces of art at the Street Painting contest, but if you are an art lover you definitely need to come out and check it out a couple times this weekend.

We attended the event last year as well and loved it!  We met award winning artist Mark Stephenson’s  and celebrated his innovative and inspiring art and enjoyed all of the street art.   Here are our photos from 2013 Temecula Art Festival and Street Painting Contest.


Additional Details


41000 Main St, Temecula, CA 92590

Old Town Temecula in Temecula, CA


Friday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 22

Key Events

Judging 3-4pm on Sunday, June 22

Additional photos from previous years festivals