Wednesday, July 17, 2024
We are at the beginning of Spring quarter here at UCR. The orange blossoms are in full bloom, the trees are lightly fruiting along Aberdeen, and our mornings consist of ghostly mists as some of us wake up early for those 8am classes. On every checklist is a class we want to add, a textbook we need to buy,...
The Highlander- Courtesy of Kelley
Emerbee’s, the bee-themed cafe located in between the Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) and the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Building just opened up for the first time since 2020. It originally opened in 2019, but when Covid hit, it closed indefinitely until the university could employ enough students in dining services.  In addition to selling sandwiches, mac and cheese, and...
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Iced vanilla lattes are always my go-to drink whenever I explore new coffee shops. It’s one of my favorite coffee drinks when I’m in a rush, or when I need something to wake me up. Throughout the fall and winter quarters, I decided to explore several coffee shops around Riverside and review their takes on the iced vanilla latte....
Senna Omar _ The Highlander
If you’ve never tried one, a dirty chai is a chai latte mixed with a shot of espresso. They’re one of my favorite coffee drinks to get on campus, so I set out to rank both the hot and cold dirty chai options around campus at four different locations. Coffee Bean - Hot Coming in last place is unfortunately...
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Looking to try something new? Well then you should definitely check out the Beignet Spot located in Downtown Riverside. A cute little place that makes their beignets fresh to order for every customer, with the added bonus of being able to see the beignet making process while you wait for your order.  You can go and order your classic beignets and...
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While the unassuming exterior may fool you, walking through the door to the France House of Crepes greets you with an opportunity to experience delicious French crepes right here in Riverside. The right wall painted a cheerful salmon, with booths pressed up along the sides, and the left wall a bright yellow, combined with checkerboard floors creates the ambiance...
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Looking for a new place to eat around campus? The long awaited Halal Guys is finally open. Located on 1201 University Ave STE 102, Riverside, CA 92507 right next to 7 Leaves, The Halal Guys is a New York franchise that sells American Halal food. From chicken and gyro over rice to falafel sandwiches, The Halal Guys provides a...
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...
Tired of eating dining hall food and not having a car to drive you outside of campus? UCR is surrounded by many restaurants, boba shops and fast food places! Here are a few popular restaurants that are a few minutes away from campus. All of these restaurants are also walking distance from campus so you never have to ask...
Starbucks - Courtesy of Starbucks
Breaking out of routine is hard in any situation, let alone when it comes to our Starbucks orders. With the rise of social media such as TikTok, trends have skyrocketed. Wild Starbucks drinks in particular have been making headway, with unique creations that have everyone rushing to try. With Valentine's season upon us, new secret menu items have begun...