Dine 909: New vegan restaurant opens in Loma Linda

Dine 909: New vegan restaurant opens in Loma Linda

Vegan District Asian Cuisine is now open at 25805 Barton Road, Suite 105A.

The spot was formerly Hiccups.

As the name suggests, the restaurant offers a variety of vegan Chinese-style dishes, including Szechuan Eggplant, Sweet and Sour Tofu, along with entrées featuring shrimp, chicken, beef and pork analogs.

An assortment of chow mein and fried rice dishes are also available.

The restaurant is open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily.

The eatery also offers its Vegan District VIP Club, which grants members a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree when they sign up and promises weekly perks.

Vegan District will host a Lunar New Year celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, featuring a lion dance performance. Attendees can receive a free appetizer with purchase of a main dish or steamed buns.

Dumplings in Loma Linda

While checking out Vegan District Asian Cuisine, I spotted another new-ish restaurant nearby.

One More Bite Dumpling House at 25875 Barton Road, Suite 105.

In addition to a selection of dumplings, the restaurant also offers several appetizers, along with fried rice options, wontons, fried noodles and several dim sum items.

Crab and pork xiao long bao, the famed soup dumplings, are also offered.

The restaurant, which appears to have opened in August 2022, is open 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays, when it’s closed.

A related eatery, One More Sip Tea Studio, is adjacent to the restaurant.

Get the cookies

The expanding Cookie Co. is celebrating the opening of its newest Inland Empire bakery.

The celebration is set for 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7210 Day Creek Blvd, Suite 119, Rancho Cucamonga.

Organizers promise games, prizes, music, and of course, plenty of cookies.

The Rancho Cucamonga location joins stores in Redlands, Riverside, Temecula, Corona, Yucaipa and Beaumont.

New food truck

A new food truck — one that specializes in menudo — has launched in Perris.

The El Menudin truck operates weekends-only at 3778 Nevada Road, along the south side of the Ramona Expressway, just east of the 215 Freeway.

Sales start at 7 a.m.

For updates, follow @elmenudin on Instagram.

Food truck update

A San Bernardino food truck has moved from the north side of town to the south.

Baja King Fish Tacos has moved its operation to the Target parking lot, 499 W. Orange Show Road.

The truck used to park near 40th Street in the north side of town.

The truck operates 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For updates, follow @bajakingfishtacos on Instagram.

AYCE Applebee’s

In case you’ve missed the endless ads online and on television, Applebee’s has brought back its all-you-can-eat deal.

Guests can dine on unlimited amounts of boneless wings, riblets and Double Crunch Shrimp for $14.99 for a limited time.

The deal includes unlimited French fries as well.

Inland Empire Applebee’s locations include Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Temecula, Corona, Murrieta, Highland, Chino, Ontario,  Fontana, Chino, Hemet, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Menifee, Mira Loma,  Beaumont, Victorville, Apple Valley, Cathedral City, Indio, Palm Desert, San Dimas and Yucca Valley.

For information, visit www.applebees.com/en/specials/all-you-can-eat.

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