It’s time once again to round up and help out Easterseals at Baker’s Drive-Thru.
During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Baker’s Drive-Thru’s Safe Halloween coupon book sales evolved into the Round Up campaign.
So, as in the past couple of years the Inland Empire-based chain is asking guests to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar.
The overages will benefit Easterseals Southern California, an organization that provides services and support for children and adults with disabilities and has been Baker’s charity partner for 34 years.
Easterseals assists more than 15,000 people with disabilities throughout Southern California, including more than 3,500 in the Inland Empire, according to the organization.
Since 1989, Baker’s has raised more than $5.2 million for Easterseals, including $117,467 raised during last year’s Round Up campaign.
This year’s campaign will continue through Nov. 28.
Baker’s locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.
Corona brewery Oktoberfest
Skyland Ale Works is celebrating its Oktoberfest from 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
The event will feature live music, locally-made sausage, contests, and of course, beer, including two recently-released Oktoberfest beers: Festbier and a German Hefe.
Related: Oktoberfest 2022: Where to celebrate in Southern California
Purchase of a stein ($25 in advance at the brewery, $35 on the day of the event) includes entry to the event and your first pour.
Those not wanting to purchase a stein can enter for $10.
Skyland Ale Works is at 1869 Pomona Road, Suites E & F, Corona.
Go veg on Sunday
IE Vegan Sundays returns to downtown San Bernardino Sunday, Oct. 9.
The event will take place from noon-4 p.m. at 478 N. D St.
The event features vegan food along with crafts and other vendors.
Food vendors include Secret Vegan Pizza, The Original Herbivore, Shane’s Tamales, Italist Kitchen, Aguas Veganas, Jade’s Vegan Sushi and Stay Cool Vegan Ice Cream.
There will also be a beer garden.
Upcoming events are also planned for Oct. 23 and Nov. 6.
Pumpkin spice and everything nice
MOD Pizza has reintroduced its limited-time Pumpkin Spice No Name Cakes, and we do mean limited-time.
The dessert is a pumpkin spice cake with a frosted cream center and covered in a white chocolate glaze.
The cakes returned Monday, Oct. 3, and are only available for one week, while supplies last.
Cost is $3.17.
Tacoberfest is here
Del Taco is celebrating Tacoberfest all month.
The Mexican food chain is offering a new deal every day via its app.
Examples of deals include buy-one-get-one-free items, discounted items and free items with a minimum purchase.
The chain is also giving double rewards points on Tuesdays.
The chain’s app is available for iOS and Android.
For more information, visit www.deltaco.com/tacoberfest.
Sorry, we’re closed
We’re getting reports that Empire Delicatessen at 154 W. 40th St., San Bernardino, has closed.
The restaurant opened in summer 2020.
Thanks to frequent contributor KoHoSo for letting us know via Twitter.
We’ve also heard that Cuca’s Mexican Food’s longtime Highland location has closed.
The former location, 3644 Highland Ave., has been removed from the chain’s website.
The chain’s original location in Redlands appears to still be under reconstruction.
Thanks to longtime contributor Brian, who also let us know via Twitter.