Wednesday, July 17, 2024
If you’re looking to escape the dry heat and atmosphere of Riverside (which is something we could all take a break from every once and a while) then you may find The Castle Restaurant to be a spectacular getaway that offers a surprising variety of both food and entertainment. This recently opened restaurant provides an exotic cuisine that brings...
Cecile Diroll / The Highlander
Stepping into Tio’s Tacos, I didn’t know what to expect. Art made from trash usually is not something you want to see when eating at a restaurant. Nonetheless, as a Mexican food enthusiast, I always take it upon myself to find the best Mexican restaurants in whatever area I’m in. I immediately knew I was in the right place...
Overall Satisfaction Scale Boba 7.5/10 Ambience 7.5/10 Food 7/10 Price Affordable   Boba has become the modern college student’s best study companion, rivaling even coffee: a motivation-boosting little treat that contains just enough sweetness to raise the morale and energy of any studier. There are nine boba shops in close proximity to UCR, comparable to the number of coffee spots in the area. Although some of these boba...
5/5 Stars After four months of anticipation during construction, Sweet Daily has finally opened its gateway to a dessert-lover’s paradise. Located in the University Village by Oven 450, Sweet Daily is truly a convenient stop for Highlanders to refuel (and completely binge) on their daily intake of sugary goodness. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by the welcoming...
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars From the outside, Simple Simon’s Bakery and Bistro in downtown Riverside looks like a high-end sit down restaurant with floor to ceiling windows and a fancy logo, which is why I was shocked once I actually stepped in.  Right away my ears were greeted by the loud chatter of the 1 o’clock lunch guests...
Courtesy of aedan ferrara
Riverside is full of hidden gems, but something that can be hard to find is plant-based food options. Most places have a salad or two on the menu, but that’s hardly filling. I explored six vegan restaurants in and around Riverside, perfect for whatever cuisine you’re craving.     Oasis Despite being almost twenty minutes from campus, Oasis is...
1.5/5 Stars The Canyon Crest Towne Center is a hidden gem of sorts. Away from the bustling, packed restaurants on campus and off University Avenue, it offers a selection of unique eateries and shops that can be enjoyed by students and faculty alike, just a few minutes south of lot 30. Though it is a bit gentrified and can be...
If there is one thing I take seriously in life, it’s cupcakes. I’ve brought my business and taste buds to several cupcake shops over the years (Crumbs, Yummy Cupcakes, Sprinkles, etc.) so I consider myself a seasoned cupcake connoisseur. And, sadly, I have had my fair share of disappointment. Too often I’ll see a beautifully decadent cupcake behind glass...
Uncle Chuang’s - Ashley Chen / The Highlander
Located at the University Village near campus, Uncle Chuang’s Bakery is one of Riverside’s hidden gems. Baked fresh every day, Uncle Chuang’s Bakery specializes in all sorts of baked goods such as ice cream sandwiches and savory and sweet breads. They also serve a variety of cake options for any special occasion, such as birthday parties, weddings and family...
If you have never heard of poke, chances are you’ll assume it refers to either Pokemon or the physical act of poking someone; I assure you it’s neither and in fact, it’s quite delicious. A poke bowl takes all the ingredients of elaborately made sushi, mixes it in sauce and places it onto rice (or in this restaurant’s case,...