Eat At The Two Most Popular Restaurants in Riverside

Being popular isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to food. If a lot of people love a place chances are it’s bound to be good. In this week’s blog we found two of the most popular restaurants in Riverside according to local Yelp reviews. Both locations managed to get nearly two thousands reviews with an average of a four-star rating. Let’s take a quick look.


Sushi Asahi

2955 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone number (951) 637-1313

This sushi bar has the Riverside locals going crazy about the sushi and overall atmosphere. The service is wonderful, even though the place can get busy on nights and weekends, so make a reservation before showing up.

The Salted Pig

3700 12th St
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (951) 848-4020

The Salted Pig serves American style gastropub food with an upscale twist. The burgers are fries seem to be a top dish, but the meal is much more than your standard affair. 

Celebrate the 24th Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside

There are a lot of awesome things to do during the month of December, and one of the best ones might be enjoying the holiday lights on display in and around your neighborhood. This year The Mission Inn Hotel and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Riverside will be hosting their 24th annual Festival of Lights that is set to feature over 4,5 million lights on display (how awesome is that?).

The festival is running every (once it gets dark) night until January and includes train rides, a century wheel, a vintage carousel, holiday music, food vendors and of course Santa Claus! For those Christmas lovers looking to get into the holiday spirit, the Riverside festival of lights in a must-see event. So grab the family and make a fun weekend night out of it. These events are the moments memories are made of! Happy Holidays.


Bake Hush Puppies as a Yummy Side This Thanksgiving

Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a huge production that requires hours of advance preparation. If you have the task of hosting the holiday feast this year, don’t worry because we have your back with a tasty hush puppies recipes your family will love. Here are the quick instructions.


2/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

The first step in any recipe is to preheat your oven–you’ll need 450 degrees for this one.  Next grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan and have it ready for the batter.

Next mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Then, in a separate bowl, add the onion, milk, eggs and butter. Now add in the egg mix with the flour mix and toss until flour mixture is moistened.


Now drop one tablespoon of  batter into the  mini muffin cups. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the hush puppies are golden brown. All you have to do now is serve and watch your guest go nuts.

Experience Morongo During Your Next Night Out

The late night scene in near Riverside begins and ends with Morongo Casino and Resort. The casino, located on the Morongo Native American reservation (and a short drive from Riverside), is more than just a gaming location but a full on entertainment area and acts more like Las Vegas lite than a regular California Casino. And even if you are not a gambler or a drinker, the resort continues to provide a host of amazing events and shows on a weekly basis.

Morongo hosts MMA fights, concerts, comedy shows, dancing nights and much more. The resort has a number of upscale restaurants, a tasty buffet and a vibrant night. Entertainment wise the events center will feature Kelly Pickler, Wayne Newton, and Gabriel Iglesias. If you are looking to have a little fun during November, check out the link below and get detailed information about all the awesome events taking place at Morongo.

Tips For Getting Active in Your Community Riverside

Being active in your community is a great way to make friends and have an impact on the way the city is run. There are a wide variety of ways be active in your neighborhood, so here are a few ideas on how to start.


Chamber of Commerce: get involved with your local chamber of commerce. The organization is usually made of of business owners, professionals and city workers from your area. This is an excellent way to network and get to know all the wonderful things happening in your community.


Recreation Commission: every city has a recreation commission that helps put on local city events for the parks and rec department. Most recreation commissions are under staffed and always looking for new members. Contact your city hall to find out more info.


Volunteer with the Elderly: your city probably has a senior center looking for volunteers in the community. Get more information from the city hall and volunteer with the elderly.

Have Some Fun at the Riverside Library This Weekend

The Riverside library system is an amazing community resource with educational and family friendly activities taking place almost every day of the week. If you need homework help, educational classes or just a safe place to take your kids during the week, the library offers all those things and more.

This weekend will be no different as the library system has a slew of fun activities taking place in and around the city of Riverside. For those people who want to get in on the action, here is a quick look at all the activities taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Follow the link at the bottom to get full details and registration info for each activity.


Saturday, November 5
9:30AM Holiday Marketplace
10:00AM Charity Classic Golf Tournament @ Canyon Crest Country Club
10:00AM Zen Coloring for Grown-Ups @ Marcy Library
10:00AM Minecraft for all ages Marcy Library
10:00AM S.T.E.M. Eastside Library
1:00PM Day of the Dead Downtown Riverside
2:00PM Unelectable You Fox Performing Arts Center
2:00PM Chess Club Orange Terrace Library
2:00PM Free Movie Eastside Library
3:00PM Oliver’s Soup Kitchen Calvary Presbyterian Church
3:30PM Adult Craft-Christmas Tags La Sierra Library
6:45PM Painting and Wine Classes My Learning Studio

Sunday, November 6
6:00AM Inland Empire Biking Alliance – Anza Crossing Martha McLean Open Space
12:00PM Jen Chapin Concert Encore Lounge at the Fox
2:00PM Free Movie La Sierra Library
6:00PM Riverside’s Got Talent Riverside Municipal Auditorium
6:00PM Brandstater Gallery features Light Work La Sierra University
7:00PM Chamber Recital Series La Sierra University – HMA

Get Scared at the Field of Dreams Haunted Stadium in Riverside

Have you ever been to a haunted stadium? Well, the Field of Dreams Haunted Stadium in Riverside is the Halloween event that may make you rethink your love of Halloween–because the tour is truly terrifying. The Halloween event features five scary mazes, a haunted coffin ride, and a few other terrifying attractions, all located at the Diamond Stadium in Riverside.

Tickets for the event start at $15 and run into the $30 range depending on day you decide to attend. The mazes are appropriate titles: Hunted, Insanity, Inferno, Descent, and Illusions. If you get a thrill out of being scared, there may be no better event to attend. The fun last mid-way into November, so check out the link provided to get a preview of the mazes and to purchase tickets. But if you go, don’t say we didn’t warn you! Good luck and Happy Halloween!


Haunted Stadium
500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore 92530
For Kids: Under 12 with parent
2016 Dates: October 1 to November 14

Riverside Halloween: Decorating Tips

Decorating your apartment may be the best part about Halloween! It’s fun, exciting, and a great way to change up your decor. If you are planning on decorating this year, here are some great tips we found online. Have fun decorating and try to be as spooky as possible!

Black licorice: anything black always looks slick, modern and spooky during Halloween. This year grab a few clear candy jars and place black licorice and black and white candy inside. This decoration can be subtle, but will go along way in creating the perfect decor atmosphere.


Black frames: print out a few scary portrait pictures (a quick Google search will return quite a bit of them) and place them inside the black frames. The frames can be quite scary once your guest notice them. There’s a simple DIY tutorial here.


Black twig wreath: We continue the “black” theme with yet another spray painting tip. Purchase a twig wreath from your local home good store (they fall in the $10 range) and spray paint it black. The color along with the twigs make this feel quite scary when placed on your wall. You can even add in spiders or other fun embellishments! Check out a full tutorial here.

Are You Ready For Octoberfest in Riverside?

October is here! And if you are an adult who loves beer, that can only mean one thing: Octoberfest! If you are ready for a night filled with Bavarian music, imported beer. German food and much more, Octoberfest at the Fairplex is the place to be. The event is located in Pomona at the home of the LA County Fair and is expected to feature excellent food, beer, games and celebrate all things Bavarian culture. The Octoberfest is scheduled to take place every weekend in October, beginning at 6pm and ending at midnight. Here is a bit more information about the biggest Octoberfest in the area. Have fun and enjoy the festivities.


Friday, October 14* 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, October 15* 6 p.m. – midnight
Friday, October 21* 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, October 22* 6 p.m. – midnight
Friday, October 28* 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, October 29* 6 p.m. – midnight


Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Are you planning on carving pumpkins this Halloween? Awesome! Since no one is really an expert at pumpkin carving, this week’s blog will offer up a few tips for carving fantastic Jack-o-lantern. Have fun being spooky this Halloween.


Vaseline: once you are done carving, cover the cut edges with Vaseline to lock in moisture and keep your Jack-o-Lantern alive longer.


Water: once your pumpkin begins to dry up, soak it in water for eight hours to freshen it up and grab a few extra days out of it.


Templates: there’s no shame in getting a template from Google and using to help make your Jack-O-Lantern. Most of us aren’t experts, so feel free to get some help.