MOD Pizza gives back
MOD Pizza is selling a limited-time dessert, with proceeds benefiting LGBTQ youth in crisis.
The pizzeria is offering Pride Cakes, which are vanilla cakes with a creamy filling, covered in vanilla frosting and adorned with rainbow sprinkles.
Cost is around $3, with 25 cents of that earmarked for The Trevor Project, an organization that works to save young LGBTQ lives by providing free and confidential 24/7 phone lifeline, text, and chat services to LGBTQ youth in crisis.
They’re available through July 31, while supplies last.
The cakes are part of MOD’s Value(s) Menu, which also features meals that include a 50 cent donation to Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Inland Empire MOD Pizza locations include Riverside, Redlands, Fontana, Corona, Eastvale, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland.
Free Pizookies for charity
BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse locations are raising funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease and giving Pizookies to those who help.
Through the end of June, the chain is soliciting donations for the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that seeks to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing care and support.
Guests who donate $1 or more on the receipt of their dine-in or take-out order will receive a coupon good for a free Pizookie on a future visit.
The coupons are valid through July 31.
In addition, the chain is making a $25,000 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association and has created a trio of purple beverages inspired by the color of the Alzheimer’s movement.
Available now are: Tito’s lavender lemonade with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Monin Lavender, lemonade, and fresh lemon; a lavender mojito with Bacardi Run, Monin Lavender, BJ’s Mojito Mix, fresh blueberry, mint, and club soda; and a non-alcoholic lavender lemonade with Monin Lavender.
Inland Empire BJ’s locations include San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Corona, Temecula, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Menifee and Victorville.
New in Riverside
A new Mexican restaurant has opened in Riverside.
Dos Hermanas Mexican Food is now open at 1995 University Ave.
The spot was previously home to Kimchichanga, which last year moved to its new home at 1223 University Ave., Suite 140, in the University Village.
The restaurant offers Mexican food options, including seafood. Breakfast options are available and menudo is served on weekends.
Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Strum presses pause
Strum Brewing Company has temporarily closed.
The downtown Ontario brewery is in the process of moving its production facility from its former location at 235 S. Campus Ave. to its new home a couple doors down from its taproom at 315 N. Euclid Ave.
The issue? Construction has yet to be finished at the new facility and the brewery has sold out of beer produced at the old location.
Follow Strum on its social media channels — Instagram and Facebook — for updates on its reopening.