J. Riley Distillery has teamed up with its Redlands neighbor, Escape Craft Brewery, to create a one-of-a-kind whiskey.
J. Riley created The Escape Route by taking Escape’s Red Rye IPA with citrus hops, distilling it twice and then barrel-aging it for five years in white American oak.
Only 105 750mL bottles of the 100-proof libation are available, priced at $100.
J. Riley Distillery is at 420 Oriental Ave.
What’s that smell?
Get fresh at some local Jack in the Box restaurants and help feed hungry folks.
Select Inland Empire locations are selling air fresheners for $2, with the proceeds earmarked for the Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino food bank.
Two scents — Vanilla and Black Ice — are available to purchase at participating restaurants.
Sales continue through July 10, while supplies last.
Shredded beef is back
At long last, shredded beef has returned to the menu at Baker’s Drive-Thru restaurants.
The ingredient was dropped due to supply chain issues back in July 2021.
It’s the second time during the pandemic that the ingredient was paused.
Shredded beef is available in several items, including quesadillas, burritos, tacos and a Machaca-style breakfast burrito.
In addition, the chain has added a handful of new items to its menu, including an Island Shake, sausage breakfast burrito and a breakfast sandwich.
Discount doughnut Wednesdays
Krispy Kreme is offering to “Beat the Pump” Wednesdays through Aug. 31.
The doughnut chain is offering a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts, priced the same as the national average price of a gallon weekly through Labor Day.
Customers can purchase up to two dozen doughnuts at that discounted price, which will be posted on the chain’s website. (Last week’s price was $4.86.)
Inland Empire locations in Ontario, Menifee, Victorville and San Dimas are participating in the deal.
Beer pairing dinner
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse has announced its next beer dinner, which will feature classic and new brews from New Belgium Brewing Company.
The dinners, held at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, will feature six beers during a five-course meal.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
• First course: Garlic Knot Bruschetta Bites, paired with New Belgium Fat Tire
• Second course: An Avocado Egg Roll, paired with Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
• Third course: EnLIGHTened Asian Chopped Salad, paired with New Belgium Dominga
• Palate cleanser: Yuzu the Dragon Tart Fruit Beer
• Fourth course: Deep Dish Ziti, paired with Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA
• Fifth course: Strawberry Shortcake Pizookie, paired with New Belgium Trippel
Cost is $40 in advance, and $45 the day of the event (if available), not including taxes and gratuity. Designated drivers can dine, but not drink beer, for $25.
The San Bernardino, Temecula, Corona and Menifee locations are hosting the dinner on Monday, July 11, while the Rancho Cucamonga, Moreno Valley, Chino Hills and Victorville locations are hosting it on Tuesday, July 12.
At the time of this writing, reservations are still available at all Inland Empire locations.
For more information, or to make reservations, visit www.bjsrestaurants.com/beer/beer-dinners.