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Taco Bell will give away free crunchy tacos by moonlight on May 4

It’s not unusual for Taco Bell to do giveaways based on Major League Baseball’s World Series and NBA basketball games. But this Tuesday it’s playing its own night game. The promotion is called Taco Moon, and it’s based on the notion that on May 4 the waning crescent moon will be the same shape as one of its tacos. Customers will be able to get a free crunchy taco between 8-11:59 p.m. in-store or order it all day through the Taco Bell app or online. It’s the start of a campaign called “I See A Ta...
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Where to get tacos, margaritas and more for Cinco de Mayo 2021

While there will be plenty of blenders grinding away on Wednesday, May 5, this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration will be more than margaritas. Restaurants from quick service to full-service will have special menu items and entertainment on May 5. Related link Cinco de Mayo meal and drink deals at Southern California casinos Here is a sampling of what will be going on at chain restaurants with more than one Southern California location. Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina: Celebration will inc...
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Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine to play the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s outdoor concert series at the Rock Yard usually features tribute artists. But on Friday, April 16, it won’t be a typical cover act performing hits such as  “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” or “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?” Instead, it will be Danny Seraphine, one of the band’s founders and its original drummer, who will bring his “Take Me Back to Chicago” tour to the venue. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets...
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Look up! This exhibition will make your commute more artistic

Bumper to bumper traffic may not be such a terrible thing in one part of Los Angeles because it’s going to give drivers, and pedestrians the chance to look up and check out large-scale contemporary art. The Billboard Creative, a nonprofit arts organization, will turn billboards into canvases with an outdoor show that runs April 5-30. “I think people are just dying for art right now. We’ve been missing it,” said Adam Santelli, founder and executive director Billboard Creative, which has been orga...
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Look up! This Los Angeles billboard exhibition will make your commute more artistic

Bumper to bumper traffic may not be such a terrible thing in one part of Los Angeles because it’s going to give drivers, and pedestrians the chance to look up and check out large-scale contemporary art. The Billboard Creative, a nonprofit arts organization, will turn billboards into canvases with an outdoor show that runs April 5-30. “I think people are just dying for art right now. We’ve been missing it,” said Adam Santelli, founder and executive director Billboard Creative, which has been orga...
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Rubio’s will be giving away chips and guacamole March 22-23

Rubio’s Coastal Grill is stretching National Chip and Dip Day into two days of free chips and guacamole. The offer from the Carlsbad-based restaurant chain is good on Monday, March 22, and Tuesday, March 23 with any purchase, according to a news release. It requires a coupon, which is printable, or the coupon code MKTG1067 for online purchases. It has a QR code that can be scanned in restaurants. Tuesday, by the way, is designated National Chip and Dip Day. Information: rubios.com
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Meet machete man Danny Trejo in Los Angeles on March 20

In films he plays scary tough guys like a knife throwing assassin in “Desperado” and a former Mexican Federale named Machete in the “Machete” film series. But on Saturday, March 20, people will have nothing to fear from legendary actor Danny Trejo because he just wants to hang out and have some tacos. Trejo’s Tacos, a Mexican restaurant that the Echo Park-born actor opened in 2016, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this weekend with food and drink specials, mariachi music and an appearance by...
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How to get free coffee from Wescom Credit Union and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Wescom Credit Union is marking the arrival of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 14, by treating people who can drag themselves out of bed early with free coffee. The Pasadena-based financial institution is partnering with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to pick up the tab for customers at 22 locations throughout Southern California. The promotion kicks in as soon as the doors open and will cover as much as $15 per transaction until $2,000 worth of tabs are paid, according to a news release. This is ...
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Pi Day 2021 deals: Here’s what $3.14 buys on Sunday, March 14

Pi Day falls on the beginning of Daylight Savings Time this year, meaning there could be some dollar savings on Sunday as well as an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. Pi is what mathematicians call the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It takes place March 14, in honor of the first three digits of pi, 3.14. The date has been adopted by pizza and dessert lovers as well as restaurants that make them. Here are some of Pi Day 2021 deals from chains with more than one location i...
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Mel’s Drive-In reopens on Sunset Boulevard with 40-cent burgers on Feb. 26

Mel’s Drive-In will be celebrating the grand reopening of its West Hollywood restaurant on Friday, Feb. 26, with 40-cent burgers, according to social media posts. The discount is the price that people paid when the chain was founded in 1947, the posts say, and will be offered noon to 4 p.m. The celebration will also include roller-skating carhops on Saturday. The chain is known as the setting of the 1973 film “American Graffiti” and for its recreation at Universal Studios Hollywood. The West Hol...
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How to get a free McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Southern California

McDonald’s is adding three chicken sandwiches to its core menu as of Wednesday, Feb. 24. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich, $4.39, features a lightly coated chicken fillet and crinkle cut pickles on a toasted potato roll. A Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich at $4.49 comes with pepper sauce. And a Deluxe Crispy Chicken Sandwich, $4.99, includes lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. The sandwiches have been more than two years in development, according to Chris Ishida, a franchisee with six restaurants in the c...
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The Museum of Latin American Art’s first 3D virtual exhibition celebrates women

The pieces in the Museum of Latin American Art’s new “Herland: Women Artists from the MOLAA Collection” exhibit cover topics such as race, social injustice and female empowerment. And it’s coming to viewers at home in 3D. The exhibit, which launched earlier this month and will run for nearly a year, is the first in the Long Beach museum’s virtual 3D galleries. It is made up of 56 pieces hat include paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings by 44 female artists. “Today this concept is more ...
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McDonald’s locations offer free breakfast to health workers and first responders

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts ramp up around Southern California, McDonald’s restaurants are treating some of the workers to breakfast. The fast food giant is offering first responders free meals 5:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays through Feb. 25. “Thank You Thursday” meals include a free Egg McMuffin and small coffee. The offer is good at participating restaurants in six counties — Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura — for any hospital or healthcare worker, p...
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McDonald’s offers free breakfast to health workers and first responders

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts ramp up around Southern California, McDonald’s restaurants are treating some of the workers to breakfast. The fast food giant is offering first responders free meals 5:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays through Feb. 25. “Thank You Thursday” meals include a free Egg McMuffin and small coffee. The offer is good at participating restaurants in six counties — Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura — for any hospital or healthcare worker, p...
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Valentine’s Day 2021 deals at coffee and restaurant chains

Valentine’s Day may be the one holiday of the year that lends itself to sheltering in place Research by the National Retail Federation suggests that consumers will be spending $21.8 billion on the romantic holiday this year, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, and that 41% of them expect to have a special dinner at home. Data firm Numerator says that 17.4% of people in a Valentine’s Day study planned to dine out, a 27.1% drop from 2020. Restaurants want a piece of that shrinking pie, and sev...
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Find Super Bowl 2021 deals at these chain restaurants

Super Bowl LV will be different this year, thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some of the restaurant promotions look different, too. Wings are a given. There’s a prediction from the National Chicken Council that football fans will consume 1.42 billion of them on game day, Sunday, Feb. 7, as they watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But filet mignon? Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is pitching its catering menu for the game, and other chains have decided tha...
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Farmer Boys is launching a value menu — here’s what’s on it

Farmer Boys will launch a value menu on Tuesday, Jan. 12, with new breakfast items, sandwiches, and snacks. There are seven “No Brainer Deals” priced $3-$4.25 for a limited-time at participating restaurants, according to a news release from the Riverside-based fast casual chain. Hungry? Sign up for our weekly food newsletter The Eat Index and find out about the latest restaurant and brewery happenings in the Inland Empire. Subscribe here. They include: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin, $3, with Ame...
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Where to find the best restaurant gift card bonus deals for the holidays

Not exactly sure what this really means in 2020, but it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. What we do know is that restaurants have been struggling during the coronavirus pandemic — especially now that they’re back to takeout only, and need our support. Buying restaurant gift cards is one way to show that support. And with the holidays upon us, those gift cards generally come with something extra. Here’s a look at some of the gift card bonuses that are available this season: Apple...
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Check out these Cyber Monday deals — and some are available now

Howdy, Deals Diva here. As you know, a big holiday is coming up. No, I’m not talking about Thanksgiving, or even about Black Friday. I’m talking about Cyber Monday. This event, which showcases online deals, has become even more important this year since everyone’s become accustomed to buying everything online. It takes place on the Monday after Thanksgiving each year, which is Nov. 30, for those of you who don’t have a calendar in front of you. Even though many deals are available on Monday, thi...
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The Groundlings Diversity Festival takes inclusion and laughs online

Celebrate diverse voices in comedy and get some laughs for free with the Groundlings Theatre & School’s annual Diversity Festival. Going online this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival, which runs Nov. 13-15, will include classes, panels and improv shows via Zoom. And going online has allowed the Groundlings to expand the event from one day to three. “This year we are no longer restricted by time and space and location. You can come from anywhere in the world and you can log...
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Check out these Veterans Day deals for vets and active-duty military

It’s nearly time for Veterans Day, and that means free meals and more for those who’ve worn a military uniform to serve our country. Now, some businesses want to serve you. You’ll need to provide some proof of service. Here are some of the deals out there, in alphabetical order. Unless otherwise specified, specials are available Wednesday, Nov. 11 only. Applebee’s Grill: Veterans can receive a free entree at participating stores. Drinks and tip not included. Dine in only, one meal per person. Le...
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Norms will serve breakfast for 71 cents on Wednesday, Oct. 28

Customers at Norms Restaurants have a two-hour window to get one of their two-egg breakfasts for 71 cents on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Bellflower-based chain will mark its 71st anniversary on that date. It was founded in 1949 in Los Angeles by a car salesman named Norm Roybark. The deal is available 7-9 a.m. at all Norms locations, according to a news release. It includes two eggs, two bacon strips or sausages and two hotcakes with no substitutions. The offer is limited to one per guest for dine-i...
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Taco Bell brings back Steal a Base, Steal a Taco for 2020 World Series

Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers have an extra reason to celebrate the World Series this year. Taco Bell is bringing back its Steal a Base, Steal a Taco promotion. The Irvine-based fast food giant will be giving away one Doritos Locos taco to every baseball fan who claims it after the first base is stolen in the showdown between the Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays. Usually Taco Bell sets a time and date for fans to come to a restaurant get the prize. This year, Taco Bell customers can reserve a pe...
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Where to get free and cheap tacos on National Taco Day and beyond

Taco Bell wants to become the Hallmark of Mexican fast food. It’s launching an app on National Taco Day, which falls on Sunday, Oct. 4, that allows you to gift tacos to your loved ones for the same kind of special occasions when people send greeting cards and flowers. The Irvine-based chain is just one business with a taco promotion. Here are some of them. Chronic Tacos Mexican Grill: This Aliso Viejo-based chain will be giving away a free taco to loyalty members who order through its app. Choic...
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How to get free and cheap coffee on National Coffee Day, Tuesday, Sept. 29

For most people coffee is an affordable luxury, but on National Coffee Day you can get it a little cheaper than usual at some shops. It falls on Tuesday, Sept. 29, this year. Here are a few of the deals offered on that date. Duck Donuts: Tuesday’s offer is a free hot or iced coffee with any purchase. All locations will serve a coffee cake doughnut with streusel and powdered sugar to mark the occasion. duckdonuts.com Dunkin’: This chain, internationally known for its coffee even though Donuts use...
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Acapulco restaurants offering 60-cent tacos for the chain’s 60th anniversary

Acapulco Restaurant y Cantina will sell tacos for 60 cents all day on Thursday, Sept. 24, to mark the Cypress-based chain’s 60th anniversary. The chain was founded in Pasadena in 1960, but only has a handful of locations remaining in Southern California. There will be a choice of choice of al pastor, carnitas, grilled chicken, and carne asada tacos, according to a news release. There’s no limit on the deal, according to the chain, but because the tacos are assembled at a taco station they’re not...
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The Cheesecake Factory is offering $15 lunches, dessert included

The Cheesecake Factory has a sweet weekday lunch special available for online purchases Sept. 21-25. The offer is a lunch entree plus a slice of cheesecake for $15 from opening until 3 p.m., and it works for pickup or delivery by Doordash. Its menu has more than 30 choices for both meals and cheesecake flavors, according to a news release from the Calabasas-based casual restaurant chain. This year’s debut flavor is Chocolate Caramelicious Cheesecake Made With Snickers. To place an order, custome...
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Get the blues for free with this livestreamed concert featuring Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Cray

Music fans can try to forget about the COVID-19 blues for a while by listening to the actual blues for hours during a free day-long live online festival. Organized by the Long Beach Blues Society and Long Beach Gives, the virtual festival dubbed A Day of Blues will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 with a lineup of more than two dozen acts slated to perform during the 10-hour event. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or prefer to ...
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Cambodia Town Film Festival is moving online and it’s all free

The annual Cambodia Town Film Festival returns this week, but like just about all events, it’s all going to be online because of the coronavirus pandemic. But unlike many events, this Long Beach-based film event is going to be completely free. The festival, which runs Sept. 16-20, includes more than 40 films that rage from features to documentaries to shorts that touch on all aspects of the Cambodian experience. Beyond the films, people will also be able to see all film festival-related events o...
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Get cheaper cheeseburgers on National Cheeseburger Day, Sept. 18

Casual and fast-casual restaurants are offering guests more beef and cheese for less money on National Cheeseburger Day, Friday, Sept. 18. Here are some of the deals being promoted for that day. Applebee’s: The casual chain will be offering Burger Bundles, which include fries and a soft drink, for $8.99 Friday at participating locations. applebees.com Farmer Boys: Guests can buy Big Cheese burgers for $2 between 2-5 p.m. Friday at participating locations in this Riverside chain. farmerboys.com H...
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