Content Tagged with: Dining

Rising to the top

The first baker usually arrives at 5 a.m. each morning at UC Riverside’s Glasgow Residential Restaurant, switching on the ovens and preparing pastries, bagels, and other items for breakfast service. It’s only the start of the day for the bakery, which is staffed until 9 p.m., and produces thousands of freshly made baked goods each day ranging from...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s Market at North District is now serving Lollicup Boba & Tea

Sweet, sticky, and squishy are all synonymous with the boba experience. Wait. Boba the drink or boba the tapioca topping? Both? We’re not here to debate boba’s true definition but we are here to tell you that if you’re looking for a cup of this Taiwanese-originated dessert drink, you can find it at UC Riverside inside Market at North District. The...

By Malinn Loeung |

The Barn now serving up lunch

The Barn at UC Riverside is now open for lunch. The expanded hours – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday – are another step in the dining and entertainment venue’s return to full operations. The Barn restaurant had a soft opening Oct. 17 and began promoting its lunch options to the campus this week. Much of fall quarter has been spent training...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn expands indoor dining

The Barn at UC Riverside has opened its main restaurant for indoor dining. It’s the latest step in a gradual reopening of the iconic campus dining and entertainment venue since a renovation and expansion project was completed in April 2020. Over the summer, the main restaurant opened to customers during the same afternoon and evening hours as the...

By Imran Ghori |

Dining options expand with new North District store and reopening of Bytes

Two new dining facilities have opened on campus as UC Riverside Dining Services continues to expand its offerings. The Market at North District, located in the new student housing complex that opened last fall, launched in April. Bytes café, which had been closed for over two years due to the pandemic, reopened the same month. Dining Services has...

By Imran Ghori |

“Lunch for All” at Glasgow

UC Riverside’s largest and most modern dining venue is now open to the entire campus. The Glasgow Residential Restaurant at the north end of campus has become a popular spot for students since it opened in fall 2020. However, until now it had been restricted to student meal-plan holders due to COVID-19 safety precautions. With the start of the...

By Imran Ghori |

Shamrockin’ the Barn

The Barn celebrated its return to live music with a packed house and upbeat performances by two Southern California bands on Thursday. Chola Orange, a funk-electro band, and Kiki Diago, an indie, funk and hip-hop influenced act, played the Barn’s outdoor stage as part of a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour event that drew a large crowd. It was the first...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn’s outdoor stage welcomes first music performances

Live music is returning to the Barn. For decades, the UC Riverside venue has been a thriving center of the region’s music scene, hosting acts from Van Morrison to No Doubt to Rage Against the Machine. That tradition will continue at the new outdoor stage at the expanded and renovated facility, which is hosting its first music performance in seven...

By Imran Ghori |

The Stable opens at the Barn

The Barn has moved to its next phase of reopening as it began service this week at the Stable dining lounge. The opening Monday, Nov. 29, was the first opportunity for the UC Riverside campus to experience the Stable, added to the Barn venue during its renovation and expansion project completed last year. The Stable is open Monday through Friday...

By Imran Ghori |

Dining Services wins food services awards

UC Riverside’s Dining Services won top prizes in two categories in the National Association of College and University Food Services 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards. Emerbee’s took the silver prize in retail sales, awarded to campus retail locations with innovative features and techniques. The 600-square-foot café, located next to the...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus dining venues readying for reopening

Getting a bite to eat at UC Riverside will be easier in the coming weeks as dining venues begin opening on campus. The first to reopen will be venues at the HUB starting with the Scotty’s convenience store on Aug. 23. The store’s offerings include pre-made sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages along with other retail grocery items. Others will...

By Imran Ghori |

Major housing and dining complex opens to students

After nearly two years of construction, UC Riverside has opened a major new student housing and dining complex at the north end of campus. The Dundee Residence Hall is the first new student housing project completed in six years. Together with the nearby North District housing project under construction, the project will help UCR meet its...

By Imran Ghori |

Diners welcome return of the Barn

The Barn welcomed diners for the first time in two years Monday, reopening to students, staff, and faculty members eager to see the renovated and expanded facility. Manjing Gao, a sociology graduate student, was among the first customers to order food. She said the Barn was a regular hangout for her and her fellow students before it closed for the...

By Imran Ghori |

A guide to the new Barn

The Barn has gone through several transformations since its original incarnation as a horse stable in 1917. Its latest dramatic change — a $30 million renovation and expansion — is now complete after almost two years of construction. Featuring 18,500 square-feet of dining and cooking space, it’s about three times the size of the original structure...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR staff: Offering students shelter

Hundreds of students have moved out, but many more are expected to still live on campus and dozens of staff members remain on the clock.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Campus Corner: Lanette Dickerson

As UC Riverside’s executive chef, Lanette Dickerson decides what many members of the campus community eat on a daily basis. Dickerson, who has had a life-long passion for cooking, says she appreciates that UCR affords her the chance to make a variety of cuisines, including American, Thai, and Indian, to name some of her favorites. Working on a...

By Imran Ghori |

Executive Chef Wins Gold Medal in National Culinary Competition

Executive Chef Burke Reeves prepared for this month’s National Association of College and University Food Services’ Culinary Challenge by committing to a strict training regimen: oyster shucking. Reeves and his five opponents faced off against one another and a ticking clock at the July 11 event to prepare an entrée featuring the mandatory...

By Madeline Adamo |