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Old 02-06-2019, 01:57 PM
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you mention one place Desert Shores. Salton Sea is a cess pool.


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For some really decent dining youíll probably have to head to LA.
I'll probably do that then. I will have time to kill.

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Had to spend 4 days in San Bern for work back in January; ate at a place called BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse that was fairly good. Also found a fast-casual place over in Redlands called California Fish Grill that was good, too. I drove through downtown SB, and really didn't find any place that made me want to stop.
Thanks. I'll check out BJ's since it's close to my hotel.
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Thanks. I'll check out BJ's since it's close to my hotel.
Don't go to BJ's expecting Chicago Style pizza, because that fluffy loaf of bread with a smattering of cheese on top ain't it.

The best Chicago pizza in the area is Tony's Little Italy in Placentia.

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Don't go to BJ's expecting Chicago Style pizza, because that fluffy loaf of bread with a smattering of cheese on top ain't it.

The best Chicago pizza in the area is Tony's Little Italy in Placentia.
I can get Chicago pizza in Chicago. I'd rather have good California pizza if anything. Or whatever you guys like. I prefer thin/coal fired pizza to stuffed any day.
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I can get Chicago pizza in Chicago. I'd rather have good California pizza if anything.
Then BJ's is it. I've never had anything like it anywhere else, so I guess it qualifies as California Original. It just offends me that they have the cheek to call it "Chicago Style" when it clearly is anything but.



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This thread made me think of the old Rodney Dangerfield joke about winning a 7-day, 3-night trip to Puerto Rico. He asked what he should do on the other nights, and was told, "You can do whatever you want, but just stay the hell out of Puerto Rico!" No respect.....
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Then BJ's is it. I've never had anything like it anywhere else, so I guess it qualifies as California Original. It just offends me that they have the cheek to call it "Chicago Style" when it clearly is anything but.
Ah I see, I didn't realize they considered themselves a Chicago style pizza place. I've been duly warned.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:51 PM
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Ah I see, I didn't realize they considered themselves a Chicago style pizza place. I've been duly warned.
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Originally Posted by vvv90 View Post
I can get Chicago pizza in Chicago. I'd rather have good California pizza if anything. Or whatever you guys like. I prefer thin/coal fired pizza to stuffed any day.
There's no such a thing as good pizza in California
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If your work is sending you to Rialto, quit your job.
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Originally Posted by MidLifeinMI View Post
Had to spend 4 days in San Bern for work back in January; ate at a place called BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse that was fairly good. Also found a fast-casual place over in Redlands called California Fish Grill that was good, too. I drove through downtown SB, and really didn't find any place that made me want to stop.
BJ's is a chain, equivalent to TGI Friday's, maybe 1/2 step above Chili's. Fine for an inexpensive casual meal, but it's the place you go when that's all there is.

California Fish Grill is also a chain, decent food...order at the counter and they bring it to you. Fairly healthy.

If you go not far, to where the 10 and 15 freeways meet, you'll find a bunch of chain places as well. They have a Tokyo Wako, it's like a Benihana, I've eaten at the one in Long Beach, and it's pretty good.
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Rialto is the nice name for the area.

Restaurant row in San Berdoo is off Waterman, north off the 10 FWY, on or near Hospitality Lane. All the big chains are there, just like any other populated city in America.
Foothill Boulevard (old Route 66) is the traditional focal point for restaurants, and better for local mom & pop owned dining.

The Mission Inn in Riverside has history and upscale restaurants.
The Beach House bar & grille, in Mentone, has the dive bar ambience cornered (with an A&W Root beer drive through down the street, and Alien beef jerky up the street before you head up into the forest).
Juanita's Drive in, south of the 10 FWY on Indian Hill in Pomona (past the In-N-Out and chain food outlets), will introduce you to authentic California/Mexican take out food.
Base Line Road in Highland as some of the best Mexican take out joints in the area, but don't go there alone unless you are sure of yourself.

The planes of fame museum at Chino Airport is good, and the NHRA Museum in Pomona is good (but both are typically only open during the day).

Google and Yelp are your friends.
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Bass Pro Shops is 10 minutes west of Rialto. They have a great restaurant inside and even if you are not into outdoor stuff, that store is worth checking out if. If you like boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, etc, Bass Pro is a must see. It is also next to one of the largest outdoor shopping malls in California, Victoria Gardens. Lots of great places to eat there. Try Slaters 50/50. Amazing burger place that makes the burger patty with half bacon and half beef. Spectacular place on the other side of Victoria Gardens. 5 minutes from Bass Pro

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There's no such a thing as good pizza in California
Another reason you should never come here.
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Head west on the10frwy to Azusa exit north in covina.
Northwoods Inn restaraunt is about the best you will find in the IE/SGV. Otherwise head to OC where there are many decent restaraunts/bars etc as well as beautiful women here along the coast.

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Old 02-07-2019, 06:56 AM
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These type of threads always difficult, as we donít know what you like to do or how adventurous you are!

Sounds like you will be working day and off evenings! Thus most of what has been suggested for places other than Restaurants, would be closed.

For the one day off, if you are feeling like Joshua Tree, it would be best to get an earliest as possible start! Hit a local breakfast to fuel up and go first light! Go down the 10 Fwy and jog north from the Palm Springs junction, coming thru the north gate or eat at Morongo Indian casino on the way, or prior to the gate in the little town (Yucca Valley or Joshua Tree itself! Basically one road thru Joshua Tree National Park That cuts diagonal Northwest to Southeast!

Side note: Heck the aerial tram outside of Palm Springs is spectacular, but that burns about 1/2 day, hiking and exploring the top, eating, and getting onto the tram and up and back down!

Another side note on the way to Joshua, stop and get your selfie with the dinosaurs near Morongo!

Back to Joshua Tree, the rock formations and trees (Yuccas) are interesting to a point, then they all start looking alike! Nothing spectacular to stop at! Some rocks or lookouts have names, and a few trees have gotten big! Joshua Tree is more enjoyed as a camping location, some hikes, or mountain biking! The true ancient sites, indian stuff, rock paintings, etc. You should have an off road vehicle to really get to those! As you exit the park,quick stop at visitors center and then south to the 10 Fwy again!

From the Southeast entrance/exit you arenít far from A very cool museum, George Patton! The inside is stuffed with max stuff, and they have a big yard of armor vehicles (watch for snakes thou!)

I would probably head back to Palm Desert/Palm Springs! Maybe eat at Babes on the water at the River (not their second location near Indio)! The one by the Cheesecake Factory! Casual but good, and active crowd, but depending on the night! As things are closed, maybe hit an Indian Casino for some gambling or a concert! Then head back late!

If you get out of work with a few hours of daylight, then maybe go up and exit (Hwy 138) for Silverwood Lake and come thru the mountains to like Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead! You would be coming out and down in the dark, but generally the night view of the City below from Rim of the World is cool 5000 feet up! Blue Jay has the great restaurants (a couple so expensive, they only open like two days a week), and a few worth while at Arrowhead (many businesses up there change Ownership rapidly)! So ask locals for tips, on the latest and coolest, is what I generally do! Arrowhead lake is like a mountain Beverly Hills with tourist places and tourist activities! Sometimes some outdoor entertainers, and has a bunch of unique gift Shops! You have Woodyís on the lake to eat (good enough grub), but not memorable! They have a tourist boat ride around the lake to point out the celebrity homes! I think that only runs till dark.

Since you are in Rialto at the foot of these mountains, that exit for Silverwood Lake going east is great, and doing what I suggested, but going the other way, you could go to Mountain High (night ski, or hit an Alpine type restaurant (Grizzly or Mountain Top), mountain type dive places)! There is max snow up there now! Roads open no problem, as long as no active storm!

Closer to Rialto is another exit (Sierra going west) for a place called Lytle Creek (Little Creek road). If you like have an hour of daylight, you could hit that canyon, coming up behind Mt Baldy! It ends at a public area to shoot! Kind of wild groups, go there to avoid! In that Canyon is like the smallest mountain style diner (Melodyís place) and bar about at the halfway point in!

You have the K1 go-carts track down south off of the 60 Fwy! There I can kill some time, circling the track in one of their cars!

Locally you have the big Bass Pro Shop and other mall type things heading west on ole Route 66 just on the west side of the 15 fwy (technically the City over called Rancho Cucamonga) as Rialto isnít know for its restaurants! There are places in the mall (Victoria Gardens- a lot of restaurants like Lucilleís and others, and or down south at the other mall (Ontario Mills, was second largest in the Country at one time, but has not been doing good with the more modern in round the Bass Pro Shop!

Global West suspensiůn used to be at the Rialto airport! Not sure, but I do think they moved!

If you are into antiquing, some places off the 10 Fwy heading east past Redlands into Yucaipa!

The Rialto Chevrolet Dealership (name?? Escapes my memory at the moment) - Rotolo Chevrolet had a week day car show in the evening, but would have to look that up! .

Thats enough for now!

Related to some other suggestions like the Chino Airport definitely is cool, but not even 10 minutes away! You have to get down to the 91 fwy or come off the 60 fwy and go south down the 71 fwy! About an hour or so in our traffic!

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I'd stay in the inland empire just to avoid worse traffic. Theirs enough to do in San Bernadino and Riverside counties. See posts 31, 32, and 35.
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[QUOTE=vvv90;1598829571]I can get Chicago pizza in Chicago. I'd rather have good California pizza if anything.

No such thing as "good" California pizza. Those two things do not exist.
Damn I should have read all the posts.

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Well. Iím here. Nothing special so far and just got done eating at the Outback shithouse because thatís what was around and my colleagues overruled me on. Yay.
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Originally Posted by vvv90 View Post
Well. Iím here. Nothing special so far and just got done eating at the Outback shithouse because thatís what was around and my colleagues overruled me on. Yay.
The Outback in San Bernardino? My guess is you will get to know Hospitality Lane quite well.
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Originally Posted by Anton Chigurh View Post
There's no such a thing as good pizza in California

Have not been in Orange County long enough or San Bernadino, but I am truly struggling to find any decent place for food.
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