I was searching this list for restaurant suggestions in the far eastern reaches of L.A. County, but finally gave up when I could find nothing. Instead, I decided to post some suggestions myself, in the hope that others will add to the list. It can be frustrating to live (and eat) in an area where Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse are among the top grossing restaurants (and I do mean gross). So, in the interest of promoting some of my fave, non-chain restaurants, here's some suggestions:
Brasserie Astuce, Foothill Blvd., Pomona - Great French restaurant with an extensive wine bar.
Cafe Provencal, Foothill Blvd., Upland - Another wonderful French restaurant.
Centro Basco - Central Ave., Chino - Basque restaurant nestled among the dairies.
Full of Life Bakery, Claremont - Organic bakery and sandwich shop near the Claremont Colleges.
Inka Trails - Foothill Blvd., Claremont - Peruvian restaurant with great prices on lunch specials.
Flo's Cafe, Chino Airport, Central Ave., Chino - Great little cafe with amazing pies. Located in the Chino Airport (make it a day and check out the vintage plane museum).
I'll probably think of several more after I post this, but that's all that come to mind at the moment. Please, if anyone else has suggestions, post them. I'd love to hear about them.