Restaurant Remodel? Consider Outdoor Misters

Taking over a restaurant is a challenging endeavor. Taking over a 35 year-old restaurant in a historical building with a vision for its resurgence is a valued commitment. Riley’s On Sutter rebranded the space, once housed by the longstanding Hacienda Grill. Located on the upper second floor of the Hacienda Building, it is situated on the busy corner crossroads of Sutter and Riley Streets, hence its current moniker. Since its debut, it has, consistently, hit the mark as a popular culinary hot spot, that attracts hungry guests visiting the area. Rich in history, the Historic District began in the 1850’s and is a preserved representation of a Gold Rush era town. Set among old western styled buildings and weathered facades, upscale bistros, wine cafes & festive pubs mix with fashionable retail shops to attract visitors. This is a historic district that has embraced modern amenities including commercial outdoor misters. Along this “strand”, guests are welcomed with outdoor misters on sidewalk eves, patios, and decks.


Riley’s On Sutter opened in 2023 and has a unique menu (not just pub fare) that infuses different ingredients and techniques into their appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, burritos, tacos, and more. The extensive bar features a great selection beer, wine, margaritas, and cocktails to pair with your food. Our very experienced “taste team” happened to work up an appetite when the temperatures hit 105 degrees in Folsom on a summer’s Wednesday. Happy Hour begins at 11 am, Wednesdays- Fridays and we could not have been happier and cool on the dining under the outdoor misters. Our recommendations:

Mini Ahi Tacos
Made with avocado, mango-jalapeno salsa, soy, wasabi, crema, and wonton crisps.
We paired this a Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Riley’s Burger
American cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, house sauce + French Fries + Choice of Pint of Beer or Fountain Soda

The Patio Deck Is a Show-Stopper with Outdoor Misters

The “new and improved” ambiance sports an updated interior décor, seating, and art to create a festive, yet beautiful environment. The restaurant has made great use of the space so that the flow of service is streamlined and crowds can move around smoothly. The outdoor deck is, definitely, a place to be “scene” and on any given day, you will find a throng of customers enjoying an al fresco dining experience Riley’s On Sutter’s upper deck. Overlooking the Historic District, the deck is gathering spot seen from the streets below and invites with a fun vibe.
The deck has a shaded cover that compliments the restaurant exterior. White patio lights, big wood beams, and black metal, accent the “sun-screen” without deterring the open air feel. Outdoor misters have been applied in the form of fans as well as outdoor mister lines to create a warm welcoming environment with a cool and comfortable atmosphere. If you want to find out more about Koolfog’s state-of-the -art misting technology with expert design, manufacturing, and installation, visit

About Michelle Roe

From ‘A’ for movie star Ashley Judd to ‘Z’ for fashion designer Zang Toi, former Marketing/Creative Director, Michelle Arzino Roe has covered entertainment, fashion, food, and travel with her written words having graced the pages of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Desert Publication’s 90 Days of Summer, Empire Polo Lifestyle Magazine, the book, Encountering Women, as well as various California media outlets. Her articles for Koolfog focus on the lifestyle benefits of Koolfog misting systems at amusement parks, restaurants, hotels and public events as well the valuable impact in various other industries.