Restaurants + Food 

Mutts & Martinis

No longer just for “man,” yappy hours at local restaurants, hotels, and resorts now invite your pooch to tag along.
2014.07.29 12:18 PM

Il Corso Creates Authentic Italian Experience in Taste, Look

From its 100-year-old flooring from an Italian farmhouse to its authentic menu, Il Corso in Palm Desert has created a slice of Italy at its El Paseo location.
2014.07.23 11:02 AM

Heirloom Tomatoes Guide Escena Lounge & Grill's Salad Choice

Since being diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, Escena Lounge & Grill Chef Oscar Ayala has found the healthy benefits of heirloom tomatoes in his salad creations.
2014.07.21 02:09 PM

Family Support Energizes Mario's Italian Cafe Owner

Mario Del Guidice, owner of Mario's Italian Cafe restaurants, says family is the driving force behind his recent Business Person of the Year Award from the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce.
2014.07.16 10:59 AM

Chez Pierre Chef's Warm Welcome Attracts Loyal Following

Since last fall, loyal clients have found their way to the new location of Chez Pierre in Palm Desert for one reason - chef Pierre Pelech.
2014.07.16 07:38 AM

TRIO Palm Springs’ New Menu Integrates Summer’s Bounty

TRIO Restaurant’s new summer menu helps bring the temperature down while accentuating the abundant fresh produce of the season.
2014.07.09 08:36 AM

Catalan Restaurant's Tapas Convey Spanish Culture, Cuisine

Catalan Restaurant Chef Drew Davis offers a new prix fixe tasting menus and the 5 p.m. happy hour with 20 percent off tapas in the bar through July.
2014.07.09 06:38 AM

In the Spirit of Summer

What the margarita is to Mexico, the Paloma is to South America — and the Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs is bringing it local.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Colony Palms Hotel Hires New Chef for The Purple Palm

Greg Stillman's hiring as the new executive chef at The Purple Palm comes as the Palm Springs restaurant undergoes a full renovation.
2014.06.19 03:43 PM

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Claims Gold at Beer Judging

Babe's Bar-B-Que a& Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage brought home a trio of medals from the recent Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition.
2014.06.18 11:35 AM

Catering is Best-Kept Secret at Ruth's Chris Steak House Palm Desert

Ruth's Chris in Palm Desert has won the chain's top catering sales award for the past four years, but catering is one of the restaurant's best-kept secrets.
2014.06.12 09:27 AM

Summer Salad Recipe: How to Stay Cool, Eat Well

As summer temps climb, a succulent summer salad may be your coolest option thanks to a recipe from Appetito Cal-Italian Deli in Palm Springs.
2014.06.02 08:05 PM

Sake 101

Many regulars who dine at The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge on El Paseo request omakase — which means your menu selections are left to the chef.
2014.05.30 04:24 PM

Perfect Pairing

In the heat of summer, quench your thirst with refreshing sips of ice-cold beer created right here in the Coachella Valley.
2014.05.30 02:34 PM

Sensational Salads

Temperatures are rising, so banish the thought of cooking after a long, hot day.
2014.05.30 02:34 PM

Smokin’ Sips

Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill Co-owner and mixologist Donovan Funkey has created a menu of handcrafted cocktails with such names as Pistola, Jalisco Flower, and Smoke Tree Fizz.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

Epicurean Adventure

More than 3,000 foodies flocked to the fourth annual Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert, held March 21–23, 2014.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

Alicante Palm Springs Serves Up Restaurant Week Specials

Alicante in Palm Springs has a special menu lined up for Restaurant Week, which runs May 30 to June 8 at more than 100 restaurants across the valley.
2014.05.27 07:11 AM

Balisage Bistro Joins Restaurant Week With Mediterranean Menu

Chef Daniel Villanueva has brought a Mediterranean-style menu to Balisage Bistro located just a few steps from the tarmac at Palm Springs International Airport.
2014.05.21 07:13 AM

François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant

Chef François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant prepares Moroccan Sea Scallop, Preserved Lemon Farrotto, Green Charmoula, Gewürztraminer Beurre Blanc
2014.05.15 02:32 PM

Vicky's of Santa Fe Stays True to Tenets Set 25 Years Ago

In the 25 years since it opened, Vicky's of Santa Fe has remained focus on engaging customers through top-notch service, food, and music.
2014.05.14 08:28 AM

Restaurant Week Features 30+ Palm Springs Choices

More than 25 new establishments have opened in Palm Springs since early 2012, creating more choices for the upcoming Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, May 30 through June 8.
2014.05.13 12:02 PM

PS Underground Combines Food With Performance

Michael Fietsam and David Horgen's love affair with food and performance has taken them underground, PS Underground, that is.
2014.05.09 06:48 AM

Michael's Pizzeria Creates New Tastes As Seasons Change

You may get an argument about whether there are four seasons in the greater Palm Springs area, but Michael's Pizzeria changes its menu every four months to take advantage of available ingredients.
2014.05.07 07:56 AM

Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club Harkens to Palm Springs Traditions

Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club is just one of the new supper club restaurants to make their mark on an old Palm Springs tradition.
2014.05.02 07:03 AM

Get the Dish

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week — running May 30 to June 8 — is the perfect kickoff to the summer season.
2014.05.01 09:44 AM

Spring Crops Changes Menu Offerings at Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Spring brings a completely different bounty to the table and to the handcrafted cocktails at Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs.
2014.05.01 09:12 AM

Treat Mom Like a Queen at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort offers gourmet food stations with an appetizing variety of options for Mother's Day.
2014.05.01 08:50 AM

A ‘Modern’ Libation

There’s a new seasonal cocktail at Viceroy Palm Springs inspired by the desert designs of architect Jim Jennings
2014.05.01 08:04 AM

Melvyn's Restaurant, The Purple Room Ride Resurgence

Melvyn’s Restaurant and The Purple Room are riding the wave of the nightclub scene comeback dating back to its 1950’s roots when “The Rat Pack” roamed the desert cities.
2014.04.25 11:56 AM

Promotions + Contests

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.
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