Deal of the Day: Presidential Lounge

If you’re currently a student at a UC, you’re probably dreading the next two weeks. But with a little bit of research, I’ve found the perfect place for you to take the edge off and put yourself at ease before diving into finals. The Presidential Lounge is located only 10 minutes away from UCRiverside at the Mission Inn on 3649 Mission Inn Ave. So how ‘presidential’ are their deals? Good enough in this economy.

Happy Hour is from 4:00pm-6:00pm and starts up again from 9:00pm-11:00pm. They close at midnight which is pretty early but with finals just around the corner, you shouldn’t be out late anyways. The Presidential Lounge deal includes:

  • $3.50 Drafts
  • $2 OFF Well Drinks
  • 1/2 OFF Appetizers

It’s pretty small but I like the fact that it’s simple. Also, can you guess what’s featured here? That’s right! MARGARITAS! The Mission Inn Perfect Margarita (12.95) and The Partida Skinny Margarita ($9.50) are the ones you will want to try. They’re a bit pricey but I highly doubt you’ll need to drink much.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just five days away. The Presidential Lounge will be featuring specialty drinks for this week only including the Apple Shamrock Martini, Peach Irish Kiss, Irish Jack Rose, St. Paddy’s Peach and an Irish Blond Cocktail. You can check out their other specials and lounge hours for the rest of the week on their website. So finish off the day, grab some friends, and head down the street for a great time.

Until next time… Cheers!

Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Mission Inn

Drink of the Day: Fresh Mint Margarita

This drink is considered more of a summer drink, but with this weather that won’t make up it’s mind, I thought it wouldn’t be a crime to tell you all of this refreshing  and tart drink.

It’s good when you want something refreshing, and you might need something to quench your thirst. Just remember, it’s not water!

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 of a cup of chopped mint leaves
  • 1/8  of  a teaspoon rock salt
  • 1 cup of  crushed ice
  • 1/3 of a cup of your favorite (preferably good) tequila.
  • 1/4 of a cup of squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 of a cup of Curacao Liquor (such as Triple Sec)

Directions:

  • Take your chopped mint leaves and salt, crush them at the bottom of your glass with the blunt end of a spoon, etc.
  • Add your ice, tequila, lime juice,  Curacao liquor and stir.

P.S. If you’re enjoying this with friends, just multiply the ingredient amount by the amount of drinks you want to make 🙂

Cheers!

-Eduardo, Administrator/Designer

Source: Delish

Drink of the Day: Erskine Margarita

So the other day I went to visit my sister and she said she wanted to make me a drink. When she told me that my mouth watered for like a rum and coke or some Patron, I had no idea it would be a margarita. Although, it was not the mans man drink that I was expecting I was pleasantly surprised at the taste and strength of the Margarita. Not only was it good I didn’t need very many to reach the near height of my drinking plateau!! The citrus flavor was a perfect compliment to the tequila. So orange you glad I recommend this drink:)

Ingredients:

4 parts Tequila (Yes 4 parts… LOL)

1 part Orange liqueur

1 part Triple sec

2 parts Lime juice

A splash of Sweet and sour

Directions: Fill a shaker half way with ice and add 2 ounces of tequila, ½ ounce of orange liqueur, ½ ounce triple sec, 1 ounce sweetened lime juice, ½ a lime and a splash of sweet and sour.

Shake a couple of times and strain into a margarita glass. Feel free to add either salt or sugar around the edge of the glass, and enjoy !!

Cheers!

– James Applewhite II, Blog Administrator/Designer

Elephant Bar in the Room

While Elephant Bar is known for their amazing food and unfortunately high prices, their Happy Hour menu is something that’s friendly on your wallet. Most places don’t offer a large variety but here we get quite a nice selection. Non-alcholic specialty drinks start at $2.00 while what we really want, alcoholic drinks start at $3.00 and go to only $5.00.

For $3.00, you can get our most recommended drink, the House Margarita. Of course, if you aren’t looking for hard liquor, then a

domestic beer is just a couple words away. Then at $4.00, you can get yourself a nice Mojito or even a Mai Tai. Here, the list gets bigger as far as variety goes. Finally you top it all off with a Long Island or a SKYY infused martini for $5.00.

For the full list of drinks, click HERE.

On that list, you’ll also notice their appetizer specials as well as a Happy Hour Combo. For only $6.50, you get a burger, fries, and a domestic beer. You can upgrade the type of beer you like for $1.00-$2.00 more. Not bad if you ask me. The other great thing is that you aren’t limited to these deals by a certain day. You can enjoy them Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm and 9:00pm-CLOSE seven days a week. So head over to 3775 Tyler Street, Suite A, Riverside, CA to get your drink on! But please remember to drink and drive responsibly so don’t get carried away by these low prices!

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Elephant Bar

Taco Tuesday…El Torito Style

It would seem I’m a fan of Taco Tuesdays with a side of get-your-drink-on, and that would be right. Some of you may remember a certain post about Taco Tuesdays at Cabo Cantina in Hollywood, which I still highly recommend. Today it’s much closer, at the Riverside Plaza for you UCR students.

What place is it? El Torito! They’ve got dollar tacos from 4-10p.m. and a large selection of drinks for $3 from 2-8p.m. You tell the waiter/waitress how many tacos you want and they bring back a slip with the number printed on them. You get in a buffet style line and you’re given the choice of corn or flour tortillas and you choose between steak, chicken, or carnitas. Past that you have your condiments table, where you can spice up your tacos to your taste. Not bad for a buck a taco!

But tacos are not what we’re all about. You want to have your cake and eat it too right… Well your visit wouldn’t be complete without a few drinks to unwind. Monday through Friday, they have happy hour from 2-8 where their original golden margaritas, well drinks, domestic drafts, and wine are each $3! Maybe you don’t want tacos? Come in any weekday and you’ll still get a good deal on something to snack on while you enjoy your drinks. It’s a win-win, no matter when you come. Otherwise enjoy your drinks and the complimentary chips and salsa.

Alright, so there’s a caveat, and I wouldn’t want to send you in without letting you know. These specials are only available in the cantina section of the restaurant and in the outside area, BUT that’s no problem, though sometimes it will get busy and you’ll have to search for your table. The atmosphere is decidedly better, the rest of the restaurant is a bit on the sad and pathetic side. 😉

Cheers!

-Eduardo, Administrator/Designer

Source:

Things to Do in Inland Empire

El Torito

Gettin’ Loco at the Green Onion

The other night, I held a birthday dinner at The Green Onion Mexican Restaurant & Cantina located in Moreno Valley, CA. They were able to easily accomodate my large group of 16 and managed to maintain quality customer service throughout the night, which is impressive. So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

The food? AMAZING! I ordered a Chicken Burrito, “Wet” style with red and green sauce. The burrito was loaded with plenty of chicken, rice & beans. I was surprised that I was able to finish all of it considering the massive size. My friends ordered a variety of food including Steak Tacos, Shrimp or Chicken Fajitas, Chimichangas, and Enchiladas. Not a single complaint from anyone as everyone uttered the words, “I’ll definitely be coming back.”

Now if the food wasn’t enough of an incentive, the Margaritas were. I know, I know… more margaritas? But let me ask you this. How many places do you know that serve Margaritas by the pitcher? I’m assuming there aren’t much because they would have a tough time competing with The Green Onion. For $15 you get a large pitcher (bigger than what beer normally comes in) and it includes a straw. Yes, a straw for a pitcher (you can see it the corner on the picture to the right)! But if you’re with a group, like I was, just ask for a glass and you’re ready to pour the night away. I have to warn you, be careful! These margaritas definitely creep up on you. I’m sure my Patron shot didn’t help. Nonetheless, everyone that had one, was feeling pretty good afterwards.

So when you get a chance, get a group of friends together and head over to The Green Onion for some great food and even better Margaritas. Good times await at the Canyon Springs Plaza off the 60 Freeway at Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557.

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Green Onion

Food Coma at Marieta’s

Hands down, Mexican food is my all-time favorite. Growing up in San Diego there are plenty of different Mexican shops and restaurants around, but Marieta’s is by far the best in my book. Ever since I was little I was hooked on Marieta’s and till this day the quality of their food remains just as delicious as the first time I tried it.

Beef chimichanga

Marieta’s has an amazing weekday lunch special that serves selected items for only $5.95 till 2pm. The weekday lunch specials are printed on top of every paper place-mat so there is no need to even open the menu. Once you are seated, warm tortilla chips are served with their house salsa and pickled carrots. I do not know what is so special about these chips, but they are to die for!  My favorite dish is their beef chimichanga which is topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and with a side of rice and beans. Don’t come to Marieta’s if you’re trying have a light lunch because they definitely let you leaving wishing you were wearing sweatpants.

Marieta's bar

If you’re not too hungry and just want to get your drink on, Marieta’s happy hour is from 2pm-6pm every day of the week except Sundays. I recommend getting their margaritas because if you like your drinks strong, Marieta’s definitely knows how to show you a good time. If you can’t make it to their happy hour Monday through Saturday, no worries! Marieta’s offers Sunday champagne brunch from 8am-2pm.

There’s nothing better than good, authentic Mexican food and strong margaritas! I definitely recommend trying Marieta’s and remember to ask for Luis, he’s been working there for 10 years and he is the best! Happy Friday!

Cheers!

-Christine, SEO/Analyst