A view of the counter inside after hours

This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town. Information here is mostly for historical reference.

Former Location
221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Former Owners
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Business Lifespan

When The Riverside closed, the chef opened his own restaurant, China Szechwan, which was a favorite with locals for years.

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2011-01-07 20:53:46   Ahhh... the China Szechwan! I worked there during my college years (UCSC, early 80's) first as a busboy, and eventually I had the proud distinction for being their 1st, non-family, non-chinese, Waiter! (OK..."Food Server"). I still search for Szechwan food as good as what they offered there daily, to no avail. Around the corner from the Catalyst night club/concert venue - we saw more than our share of celebs, post and pre rock stars, but what I remember the most is the family who operated this unique eatery, and of course the food. —