Saturday, June 22, 2024
The holiday season is just around the corner, and Starbucks has finally released its most anticipated special drinks of the year! On Nov. 4, Starbucks launched six holiday drinks: Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Irish Cream Cold Brew and their new Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte. As a coffee enthusiast, I’ve decided...
Many students, including myself, consider popcorn chicken to be a staple snack in their lives. Luckily, UCR is conveniently located near several establishments serving up this savory dish. From Ten Rens Tea Time to Tim Boba, you’ll surely find something that will satisfy your craving. I made it my mission to try and find the best popcorn chicken from...
These days, the coming of fall is synonymous with pumpkin spice season — thanks to the Pumpkin Spice Latte that Starbucks released back in 2003. Since then, the flavor team behind Starbucks has been coming out with many creative drinks, such as the Strawberry Funnel Cake drink served over the summer. Now, their much anticipated fall-themed drinks have arrived,...
Amidst the insanely hot Riverside weather, it may seem difficult to get into the fall spirit. However, without fail, local campus coffee joints and smoothie bars are always serving up their own version of fallin a cup. So even if the heat can’t be beat, these pumpkin spice beverages are a sure proof way to kickstart the holiday season.  To...
Located in the University Village right next to Boba Cafe, Riverside recently introduced its newest dim sum restaurant, Bao Culture. Bao Culture is known for its dim sum and Asian fusion cuisine. As a longtime dim sum enthusiast, I decided to try the newest hotspot near campus that everyone has been talking about.  From the outside, it looked nicely set...
If you’re around Riverside and are craving a fast and tasty boba drink, the city surprisingly has a wide variety of boba shops. Whether you desire tea, coffee or slush, all of these boba shops will satisfy your every need. Additionally, going to boba shops are a great way for students to meet new people, hang out with friends...
After a much anticipated wait, Slater’s 50/50 has finally opened its doors to the Riverside community. Located in the hustle and bustle of downtown Riverside, Slater’s 50/50 is just a 10 minute drive from campus, making this location a new restaurant venue for students to try out. This new burger restaurant specializes in the 50% ground bacon and 50%...
If you’re trying to branch out from Starbucks but still need to fuel late-night study sessions, Riverside has a surprisingly large selection of independent coffee shops. Whether your taste is a bit more on the sweeter side or whether you just need a different place to study now that everything is opening up, there are plenty of options around...
Mokkoji Shabu Shabu Bar is the latest eatery to join the Riverside scene. Shabu shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish in which you get a choice of vegetables and meat that you cook in your choice of broth. According to their website, Mokkoji offers traditional shabu shabu with a twist influenced by Korean, Spanish and California cuisine that is...
The University Village has recently welcomed a new addition to its growing list of restaurant venues with Hotties Fried Chicken. Hotties Fried Chicken specializes in chicken and has a very enticing menu with a spice meter ranging from no spice to mega. The restaurant is located at the edge of University Village with signs posted around for easy spotting. When...