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Oak Glen apple season, Oktoberfest and more to celebrate – Press Enterprise

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There are plenty of ways to enjoy the cool fall weather this week, including a trip to Oak Glen.

Although Oak Glen Steakhouse & Saloon was devastated by mudslides last week, most of the mountain community escaped damage from Tropical Storm Kay and is open for business.

There are also many Oktoberfest celebrations. John Plessell highlights three in his Dine 909 column.

For vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians, Taco Bell and Beyond Meat are teaming up for a steak substitute.

Finally, we’ve got recipes for watermelon honey salad, and the reasons health officials are concerned about the TikTok challenge you may have heard of involving chicken and NyQuil.

Despite the flooding and mud, apple season continues in Oak Glen

Stone Soup Farm employee Haley Trejo collects fallen heirloom Stayman winesap apples from more than 120-year-old trees on the farm as they prepare for apple season.  Stone Soup Farm features old and new apple trees.  (Photo by Terry Pearson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Stone Soup Farm employee Haley Trejo collects fallen heirloom Stayman winesap apples from more than 120-year-old trees on the farm as they prepare for apple season. Stone Soup Farm features old and new apple trees. (Photo by Terry Pearson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Flooding from Tropical Storm Kay destroyed roads leading to the San Bernardino Mountain community at the start of the U-pick apple season, but left most of the businesses intact. Read more.

Rae Venner pours the first bears of the season during the 49th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest at the Big Bear Convention Center in Big Bear City, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Eric Reed/Contributing Photographer)
Rae Venner pours the first bears of the season during the 49th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest at the Big Bear Convention Center in Big Bear City, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Eric Reed/Contributing Photographer)

Craft breweries in La Verne, Redlands and Corona will have German holidays. Also, Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is opening a second location in Lake Elsinore. Read more.

Taco Bell will test quesadillas made with a plant-based meat substitute called Beyond Carne Asada Steak in Dayton, Ohio in October.  (Photo courtesy of Taco Bell)
Taco Bell will test quesadillas made with a plant-based meat substitute called Beyond Carne Asada Steak in Dayton, Ohio in October. (Photo courtesy of Taco Bell)

The Irvine fast-food chain will test the meat substitute in Dayton, Ohio, in mid-October. Read more.

Watermelon and feta salad is often served with fresh mint leaves.  (Photo by John Kernick)
Watermelon and feta salad is often served with fresh mint leaves. (Photo by John Kernick)

This dish is perfect for a September day when the heat of summer continues. Read more.

Saffron honey drizzled over vanilla ice cream.  (Photo: Yakir Levi)
Saffron honey drizzled over vanilla ice cream. (Photo: Yakir Levi)

Honey of various types can be used to prepare sweet and savory dishes for the Jewish New Year. Read more.

TikTok is the preferred video viewing platform for many social media users.  (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file)
TikTok is the preferred video viewing platform for many social media users. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file)

While most of us would recoil in horror from such dangerous propositions, adolescents and young adults continue to be susceptible to such dares on social media, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more.