Dining choices are few

I have lived in Rialto since 1969 and during that time the leadership in this community has done little or nothing to attract quality businesses.

There is no Target, Office Max, Best Buy, etc. I am amazed when I venture to north Fontana and see the businesses in the Summit Center. How did Fontana succeed when all we get from the Rialto mayor and her cronies are empty promises of a Target and an In-N-Out? One of the promises was if they built a new fire station that the land left vacant would be used to build an In-N-Out.

I am still waiting to order my double-double.

Other than Carrows and Corky’s, there is not even a good sit-down family restaurant north of Base Line. There are discount 99-cent stores and fast-food places.

What did the leadership of this community do with the money that they already had? They are bemoaning the fact that they will lose redevelopment money but what happened to the funds prior to this?

Since they squandered the funds in the past I will not support a raise in water and sewer rates and I encourage others to oppose the increase as well.

HARLAN McWHORTER

Rialto

This letter was in the editorial portion of the Sun Newspaper on 4-20-12. Please click the link and post your comments on this issue because this will be a big reason to wipe the slate clean in the city of Rialto.

http://www.sbsun.com/letters/ci_20437131/dining-choices-are-few

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Why are we last or never at the table?

 While writing this post it looks like Frank Montes and Edgar Montes are ready to sit down and plan out some local events. Follow us and be kept up to date on all of the upcoming information on events and goings on in our area.

In Rialto we are almost always last at the table for fail to ever show up and its sad. We do have a beautiful community and were right smack in the middle of a ton of larger cities and we have the space and diverse population that would pull nice numbers for events. Not to mention 3 new schools and 2 others that are well-known and have a rich history behind them.

Food Truck Events have been pretty exclusive to Ontario, Riverside, Corona, Orange and LA Counties best we have seen of the events was the extreme westside of San Bernardino County. Thanks to Keith Kahn local food truck advocate smaller and food truck events have been popping up more and more and now we have 2 very close to Rialto. Redlands and Rancho School Districts took advantage of slow-moving County legislators and are hosting events this month to help support school programs that require funding assistance.

If it seems as if there’s another food truck festival every weekend here in the Inland Empire, it’s because there is one.
This Saturday (April 14), food trucks will be rolling in to Rancho Cucamonga for the Cougars Booster Club’s first food truck festival at Rancho Cucamonga High School, 11801 Lark Drive, Rancho Cucamonga.
The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on the practice football field behind the school. Admission is $5. Kids five and under are free.
An event flier promises DJs, live bands, a kids’ fun zone and 18 trucks.

Even though gourmet food trucks are not yet able to operate on a daily basis here in the Inland Empire, the food truck craze is continuing to spread, with events here almost on a weekly basis.
Redlands’ first-ever food truck event is happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 21) at Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 E. Colton Ave., Redlands.
Our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks have invited some of the best food trucks from L.A. and Orange counties to join I.E.-based Suite 106 Cupcakery and Cafe 2 U to tantalize your taste buds.
With thirteen trucks scheduled to be in attendance, you’ll be able to satisfy whatever you’re craving, whether it’s a peanut butter/jelly/bacon/Sriracha burger from Grill ‘Em All, grilled cheese with a twist from Rebel Bite, a fried shrimp Po’ Boy from Ragin’ Cajun or a lobster corn dog from Slummin’ Gourmet.
Admission is only $5, with proceeds benefiting the Redlands East Valley Football Program and Second Harvest Food Bank. Kids four and under are free.

For more info on food truck events go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rialto-Now/231682450218024 for all the flyers and links to local food truck sponsors.

Food truck content info provided by www.insidesocal.com/dine909

 

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