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It’s nearly April, but it almost seems like Oktoberfest judging by the updates from Inland craft breweries.

Columnist John Plessel has all the local beer news, everything including the Kitchen Sink Brewing Company.

It’s also time to start planning for Passover.

Faye and Yakir Levy share some recipes for appetizers using mushrooms and root vegetables.

Meanwhile, restaurants are taking bookings for Easter meals. Look below for ideas.

And with fresh strawberries on prominent display in local supermarkets, food writer Cathy Thomas has some ideas on how to use them.

Cheers, saluti, kanpai. International Beer Day is celebrated “everyday” at Innovation Brew Works, according to Eric Bassett, operations brew manager. “The next day is International hangover day,” he jokes on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. A flight preview’s tomorrow’s, August 3, International Beer Day. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Inland Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Also, Riverside’s The Brickwood has reopened after being closed roughly a year, Woodhaus is celebrating its grand opening in Yucaipa, and Brandon’s Diner has opened two new locations. Read more.

Roasted potatoes with sautéed leeks (Photo by Yakir Levy)

Augment the traditional holiday fare with Cheese Puffs with Mushrooms and Leeks, Quinoa with Beets and Walnuts and Roasted Potatoes with Leeks. Read more.

Marie Callender’s is serving take-out feasts for Easter. (Photo courtesy of Marie Callender’s)

Heat-and-serve meals include such entrees as ham and prime rib, plus sides. Most require pre-order. Read more.

From ham to green bean casserole, here’s what the casinos will serve on Easter Sunday. Read more.

A Wingstop and a pizza place are expected to occupy two of four tenant spaces in a new development on Barton Road in Grand Terrace. (Courtesy of the city of Grand Terrace)

A new shopping center to be built this year east of the 215 Freeway will house a Wingstop and a Piara Pizza, according to city staff. Read more.

White chili features white beans such as cannellini in chicken broth spiked with poblano chilies and topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt. (Photo by Cathy Thomas)

This recipe is from Ellie Krieger, Food Network and PBS host and registered dietitian and nutritionist. Read more.

While strawberries can grow year round, the peak season in Southern California runs March through early June. (Photo by Nick Koon)

Preserves made with fresh strawberries, sugar and balsamic vinegar go great atop angel food cake with ice cream. Read more.

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