Celebrate Spring’s Arrival at the Holi Festival of Colors

In India, the arrival of spring is cause for celebration. That’s where the Holi Festival of Colors comes in. The entire community rings in the warmer spring weather by heading outside and tossing colorful powders in the air and at each other, leaving a vibrant rainbow in their wake. The festival represents the renewal that takes […]

Try the Momo at Himalayan Eatery, Now Open in Riverside

If you’ve never tried momo dumplings before, you’re missing out on an integral piece of traditional Himalayan cuisine. The dumplings headline the menu at Riverside’s Himalayan Eatery, which made its grand debut in November. Kick off your meal with the classic momo, stuffed with chicken, cabbage, onion, garlic, and ginger, plus a blend of other Himalayan […]

Modern Mexican Fare Is on the Menu at Placita, Now Open in Riverside

If you’re looking for a new spot to grab a specialty cocktail, Placita should be on your list. The restaurant and bar opened in November with a lineup of contemporary Mexican dishes and equally inventive cocktails. Case in point, the Placita margarita, which features Centenario Tequila with Grand Marnier, lime, and a surprising infusion of basil. […]

Don’t Skip the Valentine’s Day Dinner at Sevilla

Quiet, candlelit dinners are an overrated Valentine’s Day tradition. Mix things up this year with a lively V-Day at Sevilla, where flamenco dancers will serve as the entertainment on February 13th and 14th. As the colorfully clad dancers parade between the tables, the chef will be hard at work in the kitchen crafting your four-course feast. […]

Now Open Near Canyon Crest Views: Shipwreck Barbershop

Shipwreck Barbershop boasts the signature mark of an old-school barbershop, a white pole striped with red and blue. But that’s where the “old school” ends. Shipwreck debuted in November with a fresh take on men’s hair care. In fact, one loyal customer travels an hour for regular haircuts with a skilled Shipwreck barber. That’s because each […]

Feb. 7 at The Mission Inn: Couples Paint and Wine Night

If you want to get a jumpstart on Valentine’s Day, plan a romantic night out a week before the big day. The Mission Inn plans to host a Couples Paint and Wine Night on Thursday, February 7th. It’s a creative, interactive alternative to dinner and a show, so reserve your spots ASAP ($130 per person) […]

Now Open Near Canyon Crest Views: Rustic Roots Salon

Co-owners of Rustic Roots Salon Melissa and Lori had been working side by side in local salons for many years before they opened their own business. It was during this time as co-workers that they realized they shared the same vision and passion for the ever-evolving world of beauty. So when they struck out on […]

Sip Local Libations at Canyon Crest Winery

Canyon Crest Winery puts a local spin on internationally inspired vino. Its team imports grape juice from all across the globe, then ferments it on-site to craft a huge variety of fine wines. They use wine-making approaches from various nations to deliver unique pours you might not find elsewhere. Round up a few friends and come […]

Sip Artisan Brews at the Newly Opened Beerfarm

If you love to sample new craft beers, there’s always something fresh on tap for you at Beerfarm. The taproom opened in September and, true to its name, commits its entire bar strictly to artisan suds. The team sources the beers for its 20 taps mostly from indie breweries in southern California, and they also […]

Order an Omelet at Squeeze In

Don’t consider yourself a morning person? Here’s a reason to resolve to become an early bird in the new year: the omelets at Squeeze In. Head there bright and early on New Year’s Day to tuck into the Racy Tracy omelet loaded with Monterey Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms, and bacon and topped with fresh avocado. […]