A Visit to Riverview Park in Mesa
With the weather cooling off (and by this I mean under 100 degrees in the morning), we decided to take the kids to the much anticipated Riverview Park in Mesa – only 25 minutes from Fountain Hills.
This newly renovated park features a 50 foot tall Genesis climbing tower, a 60 foot long caterpillar mesh rope climbing structure, multiple play areas, and a splash pad. In a word, it is an AMAZING park for kids of all ages.
We had a hard time getting the kids to leave, but we unfortunately forgot their swimsuits for the splash pad, and it was getting HOT. The “I can’t believe my 3 year old just drank my entire 24 oz water bottle” kind of hot.
Lunch at Rumbi Island Grill
After leaving the park, we decided to take the kids to Rumbi Island Grill. Rumbi was always one of my favorite places to go to for lunch when I worked in the area. As a Hawaii native, I am usually pretty skeptical about restaurants featuring “island or Hawaiian food,” but Rumbi is incredibly fresh, well-executed, flavorful food at reasonable prices. For all you carnivores out there, Rumbi’s Luau Pork Plate with slow-roasted kalua pork, steamed rice, and macaroni salad is authentic as it gets to a Hawaiian “mixed plate”.
My favorite salad is the Aloha Mango Salad with diced mango, gorgonzola cheese, red pepper, red onion, tortilla strips, your choice of protein and creamy mango-passion vinaigrette.
Jean loved the Rumbi BBQ Salad with black beans, corn, cilantro, scallions, julienne carrots, tortilla strips, roma tomatoes, mozzarella, your choice of protein, with ranch dressing and drizzled with tangy Kahuku BBQ sauce. The kids split the Cabo Fish Tacos served with the addictive Rumbi coconut rice and beans and Rumbi fries. And everyone fought over the chocolate lava cake.
Rumbi has locations in Avondale, Chandler, and Mesa in Arizona, as well as Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.
Rumbi Island Grill Giveaway
We will be giving away (2) Rumbi Island Grill $25 gift cards to two lucky winners.
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Official Rules: One entry per person per method of entry. Contest will run until 9/17/2014, 8pm. Winners will be chosen at random.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rumbi Island Grill.