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There’s a lot of pizza action this week in San Bernardino County related by John Plessel in his Dine 909 column.
There’s a new Blaze Pizza coming to Colton while Brick Shack Pizza is opening a second location in Rancho Cucamonga and La Volanta in Redlands is taking a few days off.
John is also reporting that Neon Bear Brewery will be bringing a glow to Pomona in coming weeks.
In Riverside County, Dog Haus Biergarten has opened in Eastvale.
In time for Fourth of July weekend, we have a recipe for quick smashed cheeseburgers.
Finally, restaurant reviewer Brad A. Johnson explains why you can’t judge a restaurant by its website’s artwork.
Plus, Blaze Pizza has opened in Colton and La Volata Pizzeria in Redlands is temporarily closed for its summer break. Read more.
Pasadena-based Dog Haus specializes in gourmet hot dogs, sausages and craft beers. The Eastvale restaurant, the chain’s first in Riverside County, also serves cocktails. Read more.
Find out how to cook burgers in less than 2 minutes, plus Orange Blossom Baked Beans as a side dish and Strawberry Clouds for dessert Read more.
Recipe: Blackberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs are a tasty inflation-beater
Blackberries, pureed and mixed with abrown sugar, minced garlic, and white wine vinegar, provide a sweet-sour to the succulent poultry. Read more.
Critic Brad A. Johnson can’t understand why restaurants would ever bait and switch their customers with fake photos on their websites and social media. But it keeps happening. Read more.