By Rona Ortiz |Staff Writer| While many are enamored with Starbucks and its customizable drink offerings, many budget conscious students think it’s just too pricey. College students comprise 40 percent of daily coffee drinkers, but the numbers are dropping. “Among those ages 18 to 24, 41 percent said they drank coffee daily, down from 50 percent in 2012. Young adults also greatly reduced their daily intake of non-gourmet traditional coffee, dropping to 17 percent from 27 percent last year,” according to a study conducted by the National Coffee Association. Many students are on a budget and want alternatives to the popular coffee chain. McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and … [Read more...] about Starbucks coffee versus other brands: Is there a difference?
By Eric Brown |Online Editor| It's my intention to bring to light some of the finer places to eat around the Inland Empire in this Dinner in the Desert blog. This week I will look at The Salted Pig in Riverside, CA; click on the map to the right for directions and check out my blog below. Located next to the municipal center of Riverside is an exquisite burger bar that specializes in pork manifestations and craft brew. The Salted Pig is easy to miss tucked away next to tall buildings in downtown Riverside, and from the outside it is not ornately adorned, but as soon as you step inside you forget you were standing next to bleak city buildings as you are greeted with its cozy hide-away … [Read more...] about Dinner in the Desert: The Salted Pig