Nationwide open casting calls are currently taking place and the Los Angeles casting call is scheduled from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11 at Le Cordon Bleu, 6370 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
Interested? Head to www.theconlincompany.com to apply. Good luck!
Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day is Aug. 14. For every Blizzard purchased at participating locations on that day, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help kids in need.
This year marks the 30th year of Dairy Queen's partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The chain has raised $100 million in support of the organization.
The fifth annual Lake Arrowhead Brew Fest is set for noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Blue Jay Village parking lot, 27264 Highway 189.
Presale tickets are available now and cost $30 (plus $2.64 service fee) for general admission and $15 (plus $1.82 service fee) for designated drivers.
General admission tickets include entrance, unlimited beer tastings and a souvenir glass for the first 1,000 attendees. Designated driver tickets include entrance and unlimited soft drinks. Plus, presale ticket holders will be allowed to check-in beginning at 11:30 a.m.
General admission tickets will be $35 at the door.
Those who bring cash or non-perishable food to donate to Operation Provider — an organization that provides food and services for those in need in the San Bernardino Mountains — will have access to select VIP brews.
Local participating brewers include Big Bear Mountain Brewery, Ritual Brewing Co., Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Dale Bros. Brewery, Brew Rebellion, Skyland Ale Works, Strand Brewing Co., La Quinta Brewing Co., and the Mountain, Bear Valley and the Maltose Falcons brew clubs.
Head to our sister blog, Beer Goggles (www.insidesocal.com/beer) for a link to purchase tickets.
Now for some sad news: Rialto's Sal y Limón has closed.
Although I had only visited the restaurant a handful of times since it opened in 2011, I was a big fan of its more cosmopolitan take on Mexican food.
The closure appears to be the result of the same thing that temporarily closed El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant — also in Rialto — back in June: A leasing dispute.
We can only hope that the restaurant owners and the landlord can work things out so that the restaurant can reopen. But for now, the restaurant remains closed, with black plastic covering the windows.
Thanks to reader Scott for letting us know about Sal y Limón.
Also closed is the year-old Church's Chicken at 1110 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. in Colton.
That area of south Colton seems to be in constant flux, with restaurants (and other businesses) going in and out of business. Prior to that Church's, the spot was home to one of the many Burger Kings that closed in the Inland Empire in the last couple of years.
There are a few mainstays — Sayaka Japanese Restaurant, Síquio's, Taco Joe's — but Church's is just the latest in a long line of closures.
Thanks to reader Gina for the Colton updates.