February 28, 2024

By Maribel Ramirez

Spread Editor

Two new hangout spots to go grab a bite or to just enjoy a cup of coffee has opened in Riverside: Lift Coffee Roasters and D-Dogs Sports Restaurant.

Lift Coffee Roaster is located across from the Riverside Plaza at 3590 Central Ave., Suite 101.

Whether it is finals we-ek, an early morning or just a casual, midday fix, sometimes all students need is a caffeine boost to keep the day going.

“My favorite thing ab-
out Lift is the coffee we serve, followed closely by the community we are developing,” said Ste-
ffen Sommers, co-owner of Lift.

With its vintage, industrial vibe and cool, as well as unique brewing method, Lift is a place to go when students are feeling tired and un-caffeinated.

D-Dogs Sports Restaurant is located at 3557 University Ave.

“I’ve worked since the day it opened,” said Colin Maxwell, senior marketing major at California Baptist University. Maxwell continued and said,“The thing I like about D -Dogs is working with my co-workers who attend CBU as well. It’s a great atmosphere here.”

D-Dogs is a casual, all-American cuisine restaurant  open for service.

“College students can receive 10 percent off their purchases on Tuesdays and Wednesdays if they come in and show us their student ID card,” Ariana Matel, general manager, said.

D-Dogs is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Saturday.

“We want students to come and hang out with us,” Matel said. “To either eat or just to study. We have free Wi-Fi: great to do homework or just to study. Come in around 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.”

The menu has specialty hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as hot wings, salads, appetizers and desserts.

“We have different customers that come in,” Matel said. “You have mom, dad, three kids and grandma come in as well as 17-year-old high school students and, of course, college students.”

Both hot spots are in Riverside; there is no excuse not to check out both or visit their Facebook pages.

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