The 2022 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition — winners are showcased at the LA County Fair, and both are celebrating centennials this year — was held in February in Pomona and two local ice cream makers came away big winners
Montclair-based Scoops on Tap, which specializes in ice cream infused with beer and other spirits (but also makes alcohol-free flavors), won eight gold and two silver medals for its ice creams, plus two gold medals for its packaging.
The bulk of its awards were in the Full Fat Ice Cream, Other Flavors category. The following flavors earned gold medals: Toasted Marshmallow Crunch, Coffee Stout, Chocolate Stout, Banana, Dulce De Leche, Rich Butterscotch and Crème Brûlée.
Scoops on Tap also won a gold medal for its Luxurious Madagascar Vanilla ice cream in the Premium Vanilla Ice Cream, Category 1.
The silver medals were for Marvelous Strawberry ice cream in the Premium Strawberry Ice Cream, category 1, and Uber Creamy Chocolate ice cream in the Premium Chocolate ice cream, category 1.
Scoops on Tap’s ice creams are available at the Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store in Pomona and Corner Butcher in La Verne, as well as online via Goldbelly, and at various farmers markets and other pop-up locations.
Its first scoop shop is coming to Covina.
Happy Camper Creamery, which opened in Redlands in September, won three awards for its gelatos, along with a gold medal for packaging.
The shop won medals for its Strawberry Gelato, in the Strawberry Italian Gelato, Category 1; and for its Cafe Mexicano Gelato and S’more Gelato, both in the Italian Gelato, Other Flavors Category.
Happy Camper Creamery is at 721 Nevada St., Suite 208. Current hours are 3-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday.
National Burritos Day deal
National Burrito Day is Thursday, April 7, and Miguel’s Jr. is offering bean and cheese or bean, rice and cheese burritos for $1.99 that day.
The deal is valid at all locations for dine-in, takeout, online ordering, and drive-thru.
Hockey and beer
The Ontario Reign hockey team is hosting its final Beer Fest for the season during its Wild West Night, Saturday, April 2.
Hosted by Punch Bowl Social (which has a location at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga), the fest will take place from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. on the Toyota Arena Patio.
Along with beer, the event will feature music and games.
If you’ve already got a ticket to the game, $10 gets you entry to the fest, including five beer tastings.
Tickets that include beer fest and a seat for the game are available for $30 for an upper-level ticket or $40 for a lower-level ticket. Both include admission to the beer fest and five beer tastings.
The puck drops at 6 p.m. Toyota Arena is at 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario.
Krispy Kreme deals
How’s March Madness treating you?
Regardless of your answer, Krispy Kreme wants to give you a free doughnut.
Guests who visit and show proof of either a busted or booming bracket for any tournament will receive a free Original Glazed doughnut.
Customers can take advantage of the giveaway once per day through April 4 at participating locations.
In addition, anyone who joins the chain’s rewards program before April 2 can receive a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for $1 with the purchase of any dozen — or 16-count mini — doughnuts.
That’s on top of the free individual doughnut you’ll get for signing up.
The BOGO $1 offer is valid through April 4.
Participating Inland Empire locations include Ontario, Menifee, Victorville and San Dimas.
For more information, visit krispykreme.com/promos/bracketseason.