1st Annual Tour de Fork // Foodie Fieldtrip

If you missed the spectacular 1st Annual Tour de Fork held on Thursday, June 20th from 6-8pm at Victoria Gardens be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for next year’s festivities. This event, benefitting: DiscoverIE, Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation & Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce {Wow! All proceeds were donated to these local charities!} was the perfect “Date Night” for foodies. Guests tantalized their senses while sampling an array of tasty fare, lovely wines and craft beer {Oh, the hops and vines!!!} all while listening to jazzy tunes. Awww… the ambiance.
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{Pictured above: Magic Lamp Inn Steakhouse & Hangar 24 Craft Brewery}

Participating Restaurants:
Corner Bakery California Pizza Kitchen Crepes de Paris Johnny Rockets {Thanks for the FREE Kid’s Meal Coupon!} King’s Fish House
T.G.I. Friday’s P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que {Yummy Banana Puddin’! Going tonight!} Slater’s 50/50 {Wow! Their Bacon Burger!}
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{Pictured above: SoCal Foodies, King’s Fish House (I don’t “do” oysters on the 1/2 shell like my blogging buddy Desiree but, I do want to add that the atmosphere of this booth was fantastically fishy.) & Craft Brewing Co.}

Special Guest Restaurants:
Antonino Italian Restaurant and Bar Haandi Indian Cuisine {OMG! Their Jasmine Rice and Curry Chicken.} Aria Restaurant and Lounge Magic Lamp Inn Steakhouse [N7] Creamery {Drooling! My taste buds are still craving their Salted Caramel. Mmm… mmm!}
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Craft Beer:
Craft Brewing Co. Dale Bros. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Packing House Brewing
Inland Empire Brewing Company

Wineries:
Joseph Filippi Winery The Wine Tailor Galleano Winery San Antonio Winery
I adore wine and found all of the selections delicious. {I did have a favorite.}
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20130625-134630.jpg {4 out of 5 stars awarded, by me, for my experience.}
Overall, my time spent mingling, munching and sipping at the Tour de Fork was great. I’d only recommend a couple of minor adjustments for the 2nd annual.
* Add at least 1 more hour to the event. {Patrons felt a tad rushed at the end and the lack of time left our pallets wanting more.}
* Have a minimum of 3 bands sprinkled throughout the pathway of treats and libations.
{The music truly helped make this an experience to remember.} Recommendation: I’ve heard the acoustic rock of Strangebrew at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery recently. They, along with another would be a great addition.
* Offer a couple of different price points for tickets as $50 was a bit high. {Although 100% of proceeds was for charity. By the way, pure AWESOMENESS!}

Can’t wait for next year!

For more information & photos head to Twitter & search: #tourdefork #victoriously @victoriagardens

Cheers!
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Mumford & Sons to Celebrate 10 Years {Happily} Married to My Main Squeeze

To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary I took my hubby to the Mumford & Sons concert. We had a fantastic little getaway and totally recommend seeing these phenomenal musicians. Local food trucks {Bacon MANia was my fave.}, libations, colorful decorations and the pre-show, especially the giddiness of the silly, talented, Wonderful Glorious EELS, made for an enjoyable afternoon. The show began at dusk and consisted of a fun laser and light show; it was super romantic! They sang a considerable mix of current hits and “older” songs to create a lovely ambiance and memorable show.

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Cheers!
xoox, Jen

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