Now Open Near Canyon Crest Views: My Nails & Spa

If you like your nail salons cute, clean, and comfortable, My Nails & Spa might be your new go-to spot. It debuted on Spruce Street in May and has quickly earned a glowing reputation for its simple and inviting space, talented nail technicians, and affordable prices. Even if you only have 30 minutes to spare […]

See What Makes Tio’s Tacos a Local Institution

Tio's Tacos isn't your average Mexican restaurant. It's a work of art. Martin Sanchez, who plays the roles of both owner and artist, has spent the past decade upcycling bicycles, old appliances, scrap metal, glass, and other discarded materials into beautiful pieces of folk art that are a nod to his Mexican heritage. Head to […]

Wafflejack Is a New Breakfast Spot in Riverside

Whereas American waffles require a knife and fork, Belgian waffles were designed as a street food that you could grab and eat on the go, no plate necessary. Wafflejack boasts two distinct types of Belgian treats: Liege waffles and Brussels waffles. Though the chef crafts them differently, they're each seared to golden-brown on a cast-iron […]

Expect an Adrenaline Rush at Castle Park

Castle Park has been a Riverside institution since it first opened in 1976. Over the past 40-plus years, the amusement park has expanded substantially to encompass more than 25 all-ages thrill rides, four mini-golf courses, a handful of water park features, and many carnival and arcade games. Come to Castle Park the next time you […]

Sweetosaur Is a New Spot in Riverside for Ice Cream

Not many ice cream shops also offer free dinosaur rides, but it's pretty obvious from the second you step inside Sweetosaur that this isn't your average ice cream shop. Since Sweetosaur opened in May, its specialty shakes and waffles and ridable T-Rex have quickly earned it a legion of fans. After a long day, treat […]

Try Genkiyaki’s Death Tacos — If You Dare

Even though the Riverside branch of Genkiyaki just opened in April, its Death Tacos already have a reputation around town. That's all thanks to the original Lakewood location, which garnered attention from foodie podcasts Mythical and FoodBeast, as well as Travel Channel show "Man v. Food" for their super-spicy tacos. They're served with the following […]

Put on Your Dancing Shoes and Head to Rhythm of Riverside

Every summer, Fairmount Park hosts a free summer concert series fittingly named the Rhythm of Riverside. It's already underway this year, bringing an outdoor concert to the park every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. (except for the Fourth of July). Pack a picnic, a blanket, and a lawn chair or two to enjoy […]

Don’t Miss Riverside Movies on Main in July

If you love going to the movies but can't stand the thought of missing out on spending a summer evening outdoors, Riverside Movies on Main has the solution. It takes the movie out of the movie theater and screens free films in the fresh air, on a massive screen along Main Street. Bring along some […]

Front Row Fireworks: 4th of July Fun for the Family

There's no greater display of patriotism than setting off a flashy display of fireworks on the 4th of July, and Riverside is a patriotic place. That's why it hosts Front Row Fireworks every year on Independence Day. The festivities begin a few hours before the fireworks actually light up the night sky at 5 p.m., […]

Odalberto’s Dishes Out Authentic Mexican Eats

Despite the fact that Odalberto’s just opened in May, one customer notes that it had a line out the door for lunch when he visited. This is a surefire sign that the eatery already boasts many local fans. And if you love authentic Mexican food, you're probably going to want to join their ranks. Odalberto’s […]