Food, Fun & Family Instagram Contest

Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana is hosting a week long fundraiser for the Glendora Education Foundation (GEF) from Saturday, Sept. 24 – Saturday, Oct. 1, from open to close.

Area school supporters will be gathering at Spaghetti Eddie’s to support their Glendora Unified School district school of choice. Supporting patrons can select, via sheets made available by servers, the Glendora school where they would like proceeds to go.

Spaghetti Eddie’s is taking the fundraiser a step further and creating a Food, Fun and Family Instagram Contest so GEF supporters can post their favorite photos from Spaghetti Eddie’s.

Food, Fun & Family Instagram Contest

HOW TO ENTER

Entering is simple. Upload a picture of food, family and fun, or all three combined in one during the contest period, on Instagram, which must be taken in the restaurant. Make sure you like us on Instagram and tag us in your picture, @spaghettieddies, and use #GEFlovesSE in the caption. Any images that do not follow this criteria will not be considered. Only one entry per person. Any offensive images will not be considered.

HOW TO WIN

The Spaghetti Eddie’s management team will announce two winners – a first and second place winner – on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. The first place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Spaghetti Eddie’s and second place will win a $25 gift certificate.

GEF supporters get over to Spaghetti Eddie’s from Sept. 24 – Oct. 1 for great food, a great cause and a fun chance to win.

POST FOR DONATIONS

Spaghetti Eddie’s will also be donating $1 to the Glendora Education Foundation for every Instagram post with #GEFlovesSE in the caption during the contest period from Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, up to $250.

 

Eddie’s Offers Paninis, Wine Country Pasta & More at LA County Fair’s Marketplace

Tired of the fried and greasy fair food? Eddie’s Cucina, located inside the Marketplace at the L.A. County Fair has some
Eddie's Offers Wine Country Pasta & More at L.A. County Fairalternative options, which pair nicely with wine and craft beer.

This year’s fair begins Friday, September 2 and runs through Sunday, September 25. Eddie’s Cucina, always open during fair hours, will amaze the taste buds of fair-goers by offering off the chart menu items such as Gourmet Pizzas, Appetizers including Stuffed Mushrooms and Garlic Puffs, Wine Country Pasta, Grilled Paninis, and Homemade Desserts.

The specialty menu is a fusion of two local “Eddie’s” restaurants — Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana located on Grand Avenue in Glendora, and Eddie’s Pizzeria & Eatery located in Claremont, Both establishments are owned by The Absolutely Italian Management Group, who also own a third restaurant, Tutti Mangia Italian Grill & Chophouse, offering steaks, pasta, seafood and an extensive wine list with worldwide varietals. With years of experience, the goal of offering a memorable “food fair” experience is now a reality.

Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana celebrated 30 years last September.

Eddie’s Pizzeria & Eatery offers menu items such as pastas and burgers. Eddie’s menu places a focus on satisfying each customer, no matter the type of food. In October, Eddie’s will undergo a re-brand and name change to Eddie’s Italian Eatery, offering gourmet pizzas, pastas and paninis. Fans have responded to the Italian offerings so soon the restaurant will offer more, evolving from a pizzeria to a true Italian eatery.

So before you run to the funnel cake, kettle corn or cotton candy line at this year’s fair, take a stroll over to the Marketplace and let the experts of Eddie’s open your eyes to the new meaning of “fair food.”

Pokémon Go Players Can Win $50 to Spaghetti Eddie’s

Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana is offering Pokémon Go players a fun opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate just by playing the game.

Mobile app users are already flocking to the restaurant since they learned it was a PokéStop, and now that it’s clear Pokémon love Italian food, especially posing for pictures with their favorite Italian dishes. So get over to Spaghetti Eddie’s and post your most creative photos of Spaghetti Eddie’s food and Pokémon. Pokémon Go Players Can Win $50 to Spaghetti Eddie's

Now (Monday, August 1) through Wednesday, August 24, Pokémon Go players can share their Spaghetti Eddie’s food and Pokémon photos on Instagram for a chance at a $50 gift certificate.

HOW TO ENTER

Entering is simple. Upload a Pokémon picture on Instagram, which must be taken in the restaurant and must include any pasta dish or entrèe. Tag us, @spaghettieddies and use #PokemonatSE in the caption.

HOW TO WIN

The Spaghetti Eddie’s management team will pick the two most creative photos on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m., then regram them for all to like. The picture with the most likes on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. will be the winner.

Pokémon Go players get over to Spaghetti Eddie’s – which is a PokéStop – and see which dish Pokémon likes best.

Any offensive images will not be considered.

Spaghetti Eddie’s to Host 4th Annual Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser

Local law enforcement is trading in their handcuffs to spend the evening at Spaghetti Eddie’s raising money for the Special Spaghetti Eddie's to Host 4th Annual Tip A CopOlympics.

Police officers, detectives, California highway patrol officers and deputy sheriffs will be serving each table during the Tip-A-Cop event on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 100 percent of the tips collected by the law enforcement benefit local Special Olympics.

Last year, Spaghetti Eddie’s raised $3,400 at this annual event, which helped fund the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles hosted by Azusa Pacific University, the City of Azusa, the City of Duarte and the City of Glendora.

This is Spaghetti Eddie’s fourth annual Tip-A-Cop night, and each year the event has grown in participation.

General Manager, Teri Bainbridge, hopes to raise at least $4,000 at this year’s event.

“It’s such an important event for us because we are able to help a local chapter of the Special Olympics. It’s our job to be part of this community and pay it forward ,” she said.

Glendora Chief of Police Timothy Staab, Glendora Police Chaplin Karen Davis and other city officials may be in attendance.

To reserve a table, call 626-963-0267

Spaghetti Eddie’s Owners Named Entrepreneurs of the Year

Spaghetti Eddie’s owners, Ed Inglese and Jim Hermanson were recently named So Cal Restaurant’s Entrepreneurs of the Year for Spaghetti Eddie’s sister restaurant, Tutti Mangia Italian Grill. Tutti Mangia Owners Receive Entrepreneur of the Year Award

They were given the Golden Bacchus Award or “Greek God of Dining” award and also received five stars from the organization.

This award coincides with a huge milestone for the Italian Chophouse and Martini Bar, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

In October, Spaghetti Eddie’s celebrated 30 years in the Glendora community and ran a very similar campaign including monthly giveaways, raffles and giving back to the local community.

The official anniversary date for Tutti Mangia is in November, but it began 10 months of . Each month, they’re partnering with a different local charity and cutting a check for a percentage of sales in the name of the organization.

For more information about Tutti’s 20th anniversary, click here.

The duo co-own a third restaurant in Claremont, Eddie’s Eatery & Pizzeria, which was given a five-star rating by So Cal Restaurant.

Spaghetti Eddie’s Teams with Glendora Churches to Feed Homeless

Spaghetti Eddie’s teamed up with the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition For the Homeless this weekend.  Spaghetti Eddie's Helps Feed Area Homeless

On Sunday, Dec. 20, the Italian restaurant fed over 200 people and donated nearly $2,000 in food to area homeless gathered at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Glendora.

Spaghetti Eddie’s was just one of many groups who came together to help the local community, including Mayor Karen Davis, area businesses and residents, assist homeless people during the holiday season by providing warm meals, clothing and showers.

Socks and underwear were also being collected at the restaurant in the weeks leading up to St. Dorothy’s opening its doors.

Spaghetti Eddie’s general manager, Teri Bainbridge, along with two team members joined Mayor Davis and other volunteers to help serve the food donated by the Italian eatery. Davis came dressed in a festive outfit and sang Christmas Carols.

“The event is so well orchestrated,” said Bainbridge. “We were very happy to be involved.”

St. Dorothy’s Church, 241 S. Valley Center Ave., will remain open from December 17 to January 1; and Glenkirk Presbyterian Church, 1700 E. Palopinto Ave., will open its doors from January 2 to January 15.

 

Eddie’s Spaghetti Eating Contest to Benefit Glendora Education

Mayor Karen Davis will take on Superintendent Dr. Robert Voors

Food, competition and charity.  Sounds like a winning combination, right?  That is what’s occurring at Spaghetti Eddie’s on Spaghetti Eddie's Eating Contest Set for October 5October 5 to coincide with their 30th anniversary celebration.

Glendora Mayor Karen Davis will go up against Superintendent Dr. Robert Voors in a spaghetti eating contest at the Italian eatery at 4:30 p.m., following a special ribbon cutting and toast with local dignitaries, chambers and other members of the Glendora community.

Guests are welcome get in on the competition and go up against others, in the ½, 1, or 2-lb heat.  Prior registration is recommended. Winners will receive a medal/trophy, a gift certificate and a free spin of the Spaghetti Eddie’s prize wheel for an opportunity at other items, including: wine, Garlic Puffs, gift certificates and more.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds, including entrants’ sign-up fee, and any additional money contributed throughout the evening, will be donated to the Glendora Education Foundation.  The charity is a working group of parents, businesses, and community members devoted to contributing support to the enrichment of every student’s education.

The celebration will occur from 4-8 p.m. with plenty of food specials, giveaways and friendly faces at the restaurant all night long.  The family-owned business will have roll-back prices from 4-9 p.m., including $3.95 Spaghetti, $4.95 Ravioli, and $5.95 Alfredo and Lasagna.

Registration, details and rules for the entire event can be found here: http://spaghettieddies.com/spaghetti-eating-contest/.

Spaghetti Eddie’s to Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary

Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana is having its 30th anniversary celebration on Monday October 5.  The family-owned business will be celebrating by having roll-back prices from 4 – 9 p.m., including $3.95 Spaghetti, $4.95 Ravioli, and $5.95 Alfredo and Lasagna.

At 3:30 local dignitaries, and the Glendora Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and owners Eddie Inglese and Jim Hermanson will each say a few words. 

Immediately following, from 4-8 p.m. the restaurant will host a special celebration, including raffles and giveaways. 

The restaurant has celebrated for a year leading up to the 30th anniversary.

 Since last September, a monthly winner has been chosen to receive a special raffle prize. The restaurant has also had monthly food and drink specials all closely tied into their upcoming anniversary celebration.

For the month of August, the eatery is given the 30th dine-in guest during dinner on Mondays a free brunch for two, and will draw a winner for 4 LA County fair tickets, including parking on August 30. Dine-in and carry-out guests are eligible to enter the monthly raffle.

Past prizes have included Los Angeles Angels tickets, dinner and a movie, and a gift card to Spaghetti Eddie’s sister restaurant Tutti Mangia Italian Grill.

Also, all of the names collected over the year for each monthly raffle will be placed into one bin for a grand prize that will be chosen on October 5, where the winner will get a two-night stay at The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. A second name will be drawn for a free pizza each month for a year.

During the event, smaller prizes will be raffled off every 15-30 minutes, all leading up to the grand prize.  These smaller prizes include coffee mugs, beer pints, key chains and more.

The Italian eatery has food choices for everyone.  From starters to desserts, everything in between, and even their extensive wine list, no one leaves disappointed.  They even serve up Sunday sit-down brunch.

Starting in 1985, Spaghetti Eddie’s has been in its same location since day one.  Owner Ed Inglese, and his partner and brother-in-law, Jim Hermanson, have owned the restaurant since the beginning.

Thirty years of business does not happen without the right owners and employees to back it up.  Co-owner Hermanson believes the success of the restaurant not only comes with great food and service, but with personal relationships with the guests that have been there.  And this has happened since the restaurant’s inception, and continues to this day.

“It is a warm, friendly, cozy environment where our guests can relax and be ‘EATER-TAINED,’” said Hermanson.  “My favorite saying to new employees is, ‘A happy guest happens from the moment they walk in the front door and receive a warm welcome from our counter staff, until they walk out after great service, and a great lunch or dinner.’”

Make sure you build your appetite, save the date, and don’t forget to attend Spaghetti Eddie’s 30th anniversary celebration on Monday, October 5 from 3:30-8 p.m.

Eddie’s Holiday Wreath Making Contest

Spaghetti Eddie’s is giving people a chance to win a $25 restaurant gift certificate and a donation to a charity of choice for their creativity. Eddie's Wreath Making Contest

Bring by a hand-made or decorated holiday wreath with an Italian flare by December 16 and you’re entered to win.

Contestants are encouraged to also post their holiday wreaths on Instagram using the hashtag #SEWreath or to Spaghetti Eddie’s Facebook wall.

The winner will be drawn on December 17, and can choose a local charity or holiday cause, which Spaghetti Eddie’s will donate a box of unwrapped toys or canned goods to on their behalf.

 

National Pasta Day at Spaghetti Eddie’s

Spaghetti Eddie’s is celebrating National Pasta Day with a special offer for customers. National Pasta Day at Spaghetti Eddie's

On Friday, Oct. 17, in honor of the holiday, all pastas will be discounted by 30% during dinner from 4 – 6 p.m. The offer is valid on any pasta dishes off the regular dinner menu.

Guests should mention offer to their server to receive the discount.

This special offer is also in conjunction with the Italian restaurant’s 30th year in business.

Each month, Spaghetti Eddie’s will be offering a different promotion, including a monthly raffle prize. This month’s prize will be 2 movie tickets and dinner for two at the restaurant. Dine-in and take-out guests can enter the raffle with their server or host. The drawing will take place Oct. 30.

Additionally, the restaurant will give away two free appetizers or desserts per day. Each day’s 30th dine-in guest during lunch or dinner will receive a a free appetizer or dessert to be used anytime during the month of Oct.