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Good Libations

Loads of atmosphere, specialty drinks, and a niche vibe define the desert’s best bars.
2015.03.12 07:00 AM

Valley Winners

Local restaurants and bars bring in a wide range of awards and praise.
2015.03.11 03:59 PM

Delicious Events

2015 Foodie News & Happenings around the Coachella Valley.
2015.03.11 03:22 PM

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Earns National Ranking

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage serves one of the top-10 ranked Belgium pale ales in the country, according to Beerinfo.com.
2015.01.13 03:08 PM

10 Places to Dine on New Year's Eve in Greater Palm Springs

If you are still looking for a place to usher in 2015, whether it's simply a nice meal out or a complete package of food, drinks and entertainment, check out these options in the Greater Palm Springs area.
2014.12.26 06:30 AM

Cheers to the Holidays at TRIO Palm Springs

Spend the holidays with family and friends at TRIO and leave the cooking to someone else. TRIO will be open regular hours both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, plus offering celebratory specials for New Year’s Eve.
2014.12.02 04:08 PM

Warm Up With A Taste of Summer

If your lips pucker at the thought of sipping traditionally bitter grapefruit juice, fear not: This Ruth’s Chris Steak House recipe calls for a delicate, semisweet surprise of ruby red that will lure you over to the pink side.
2014.11.26 09:18 AM

The Purple Palm Takes "Pride" in Crafted Cocktails

Palm Springs takes pride in many things, and with the approach of Pride Weekend, cocktails will be at the heart of the many parties and events.
2014.11.05 06:30 AM

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage Brings Top Entertainment to Town

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage has become Palm Springs’ entertainment center with amazing talent matched with a fun happy hour and great food.
2014.10.31 08:45 AM

Creative Mexican Cuisine Marks Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club's Reopening

New entertainment, special events, and a new executive chef in Ruben Galvez mark the reopening of Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs.
2014.10.15 11:45 AM

Imaginative Edge Marks New Chef at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

The newest restaurant by celebrity chef Kerry Simon, Simon Kitchen + Bar, just opened at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, bringing talented Executive Chef Jeremy Saccardi into the arena.
2014.10.08 02:20 PM

Lattes and Luaus

Jaime Kowal has partnered with architect Chris Pardo to open Ernest Coffee Co. and Bootlegger Tiki in north Palm Springs, paying homage to its 1950s heyday and owner Don the Beachcomber.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Patrick Service

Restaurateur Patrick Service has lived most of his life in Palm Springs, being born into the legendary Las Casuelas restaurant family here.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Dominique Medina

While most people her age were making plans to begin high school, at age 14 Dominique Medina began working in her dad’s business, Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Michael Beckman

While popular chef and restaurateur Michael Beckman studied at the University of San Francisco, he fell in love with his Italian colleagues’ passion for food and wine.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Drew Davis

Catalan Chef and owner Drew Davis Davis wants to create the best experience for his dining patrons, as is giving back to the community.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Engin Onural

Sushi chef and restaurant owner Engin Onural believes he shares an important attribute with his generation: Innovation.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Visionary - Casey Coyle

Workforce Excellence Visionary - The Coachella Valley’s strong interest in healthy living made it the perfect place for Whole Foods Market to open a new store.
2014.09.30 09:26 AM

Where to Satisfy Your Fall Season Sweet Tooth in Greater Palm Springs

The calendar says fall has begun, and although the temperatures may not reflect it, restaurants in the Greater Palm Springs area have created that fall feeling with delectable desserts.
2014.09.22 09:33 AM

TRIO Palm Springs' Artistic Approach Extends Beyond Menu

TRIO Palm Springs appeals to the senses and emotions of its patrons with vibrant splashes of color, creative lighting and an amazing art collection.
2014.09.15 02:26 PM

Europa Restaurant Welcomes World-Traveled Chef Kitt Fraser

Executive Chef Kitt Fraser is excited about creating a new Mediterranean-influenced menu for Europa at Villa Royale in Palm Springs.
2014.09.10 11:00 AM

Morgan's in the Desert Boasts Wine Spectator Award

Fresh from being bestowed with an “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, Morgan's in the Desert introduces its fall menu.
2014.09.04 07:00 AM

Purple Palm Restaurant's New Chef Initiates Refreshing Menu

Executive Chef Greg Stillman brings a no-nonsense approach to creating dishes that will build a following at the Purple Palm Restaurant inside the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs.
2014.09.03 10:57 AM

Craft Culture

The Greater Palm Springs area is home to a handful of microbreweries, where you can sample flagship and seasonal offerings.
2014.09.02 06:35 AM

Ernest Coffee Palm Springs Imports Local Baked Goods

The caffeinated buzz going on about Ernest Coffee in Palm Springs is as much about the coffee as it is about the fresh pastries coming from off-site bakers.
2014.08.27 06:30 AM

Thrillist Ranks Las Casuelas Terraza Among Top Mexican Restaurants

Las Casuelas Terraza in downtown Palm Springs has been named a “Top 21 Mexican Restaurants in America” by the editors of Thrillist.
2014.08.26 01:00 PM

TRIO Palm Springs Heats up in August With Menu Specials

August brings much-anticipated weekly menu specials and Brunch A Go Go with bottomless mimosa, plus the celebrated extended happy hour in the always-jumping bar.
2014.08.20 08:29 AM

Chef Roy Choi, Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and POT

Chef Roy Choi shares his recipe for and prepares Korean barbecue on the final day of Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014
2014.08.15 07:51 AM

Solano's Bistro Caters to Locals All Summer Long

Solano's Bistro owner and chef Francisco “Paco” Solano says his La Quinta restaurant is a “locals” place that works to serve customers all summer long.
2014.08.13 09:27 AM

Mutts & Martinis

No longer just for “man,” yappy hours at local restaurants, hotels, and resorts now invite your pooch to tag along.
2014.08.12 10:33 AM

Palm Springs Bartender Creates Winning Pairing of Avocado, Selvarey Rum

Zane Tessay's vision of the perfect desert cocktail became a reality in winning the “Battle of the 111 Bartender Competition".
2014.08.08 10:38 AM

Workshop Kitchen + Bar Bartender Wins Title

Zane Tessay, a bartender at Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs, created the best drink at the "Battle of the 111 Bartender Competition".
2014.08.07 01:58 PM

The Broken Yolk Cafe Adds Sunny Side to La Quinta Shopping Center

La Quinta’s Plaza at Point Happy shopping center has gotten a little sunnier since The Broken Yolk Café opened up in March.
2014.08.06 07:00 AM

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

La Quinta High School Chefs Create 'MaJic' at Miramonte Resort

Five young chefs from the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Institute recently showed off their skills in preparation for competing May's 2014 National ProStart Invitational.
2014.04.23 10:58 AM

Tinto Palm Springs Chef Dazzles with 'Dinner in the Garden'

Chef Jose Garces, who owns Tinto at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, returned to dazzle with his second annual Dinner in the Garden.
2014.04.16 11:59 AM

Coachella Valley Brewing Rides Craft Beer Popularity

The Coachella Valley Brewing Co. plans to stay ahead of the current craft beer craze by marketing its 'farm to glass' approach featuring locally produced ingredients.
2014.03.28 11:56 AM

Enjoy Fine Wine and Food at Desert Willow Uncorked

Spring brings longer days and a warmer climate throughout the Coachella Valley means chances to attend two special events at Desert Willow Golf Resort.
2014.03.28 09:53 AM

Fresh Ideas

Eating close to the earth means eating foods that have retained the color, nutrition, and flavor that nature intended.
2014.03.28 09:53 AM

7 Questions with Celebrated Baker, Confectioner Valerie Gordon

Baker and confectioner Valerie Gordon captivated her audience at the recent Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert by making a mixed berry pie.
2014.03.26 10:25 AM

Celebrity Chef Roy Choi Headlines Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2014’s Closing Day

Attendees enjoyed a grand brunch, celebrity chef demonstrations, and craft wine and beer tastings.
2014.03.24 03:16 PM

Epicurean Delights Abound at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert

The day’s events included a stellar lineup of celebrity chefs, food tastings, and plenty of libations.
2014.03.24 03:09 PM

Lantana, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells In Synch With Modernist Looks

Recent upgrades to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells’ Lantana and Agave Sunset Lounge have brought it in line with the hotel's new modernist look.
2014.03.19 08:39 AM

Open Table Ranks Tropicale Among "100 Hottest Restaurants in U.S."

Tropicale Restaurant in Palm Springs has been designated as one of the "100 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S." by Open Table.
2014.03.18 03:54 PM

Legacy Siam Creates Upbeat Feel at Palm Desert Site

Legacy Siam, a new restauarant in Palm Desert, has transformed the formerly shuttered Palm Desert location with a Feng Shui sense of openness and balance.
2014.03.11 08:37 PM

Nobu Helps Christen New BNP Paribas Open Tennis Stadium

Nobu makes it first foray into the desert, joining Chop House and Piero's Pizza Vino at the BNP Paribas Open's new Stadium 2 in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
2014.03.05 07:00 AM

Haute Lunch

Fine dining meets high fashion every week at table modeling shows
2014.02.28 08:27 AM

Bernie's Palm Springs: Where "Rat Pack" Would Hang Out

From its menu to the decor, Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club in Palm Springs sought to create a place where Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin might hang out.
2014.02.26 06:58 AM

Clementine Palm Desert Expands Worldly Menu With Spanish Tapas

Who knew that a little orange citrus would create the aptly named Clementine in Palm Desert that has added a new twist to its offerings.
2014.02.25 10:41 AM

Morgan's in the Desert Chef Jimmy Schmidt Has a Good Beef

The desert is fortunate to have the legendary Jimmy Schmidt as executive chef at Morgan’s in the Desert where he creates peak harvest food festivals.
2014.02.18 09:52 PM

California Pizza Kitchen Makeover Entices Nightlife Crowd on El Paseo

Recent changes to California Pizza Kitchen in Palm Desert have created a nighttime hangout with a bar area that overlooks El Paseo.
2014.02.11 08:48 PM

Wally's Desert Turtle Earns OpenTable Award

Wally’s Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage is among the restaurants to receive OpenTable's Diners Choice Award.
2014.02.07 11:04 AM

New Owner, Menu Spice Up Thai House

Thai House Restaurant is tucked back from South Palm Canyon Drive, but once discovered this intimate Palm Springs restaurant with authentic Thai dishes will be hard to forget.
2014.02.04 09:33 PM

10 Dining Suggestions for Valentine's Day 2014

At the heart of every Valentine’s Day is a good meal. Here are 10 dining suggestions for Feb. 14 in the greater Palm Springs area.
2014.02.04 10:03 AM

The Purple Room Reopens With Pedigree Legacy in Mind

The original Purple Room first opened its doors in 1960 to coincide with the building of the Club Trinidad resort.
2014.01.31 01:25 PM

Miramonte Resort & Spa's Wine Dinner Series Hits New Heights

A recent wine dinner series at Miramonte Resort & Spa paired a selection of wines rated 90 and above with a five-course dinner.
2014.01.28 09:07 PM

Hot Spots for Cool Cats

Luck is your lady once again in the Coachella Valley as midcentury chic experiences a new awakening with “groovy” watering holes and lounges.
2014.01.28 12:19 PM

Love Bites

A fine restaurant — where the service, music, lighting, and food blend into one powerful aphrodisiac — is the perfect stage to celebrate the relationship milestone called “special occasion.”
2014.01.28 09:24 AM

The Venue's Owner Takes Step Toward Master Sushi Chef

Owner Engin Onural of The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge on El Paseo has accomplished the first of three steps in his ascent to becoming a Master Sushi Chef.
2014.01.21 11:03 PM

Where To Dine

Inspired. Fresh. Innovative. Award-winning. The wealth of restaurant choices in the Coachella Valley reflects the region’s growing significance on the culinary scene.
2014.01.16 02:14 PM

Be Our Guest

Visit Desert Resorts And Hotels To Savor Some Of The Valley's Finest Menus
2014.01.16 12:48 PM

Twin Palms Reopens With Familiar Comfort Food Dishes

Twin Palms Bistro & Lounge in Palm Springs has reopened with its familiar comfort food menu after fire closed the restaurant for 8 months.
2014.01.14 09:19 PM

Groove to the Beat at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort’s Music and Dining Under the Stars events fuse live music with a spread of gourmet fare on outdoor terraces overlooking the resort’s golf courses.
2013.12.31 11:09 AM

Good Food, Lively Setting Brings Accolades to TRIO

Housed in a mid-century modern landmark building that once operated as a bank, TRIO Restaurant has reaped dividends to become a desert treasure in Palm Springs.
2013.12.31 10:28 AM

Tropicale, Copa Synergy Gives Patrons Double Treat

With a new synergy between Tropicale Restaurant and Copa in downtown Palm Springs, patrons can dine first then walk next door for a high-energy nightclub experience, or enjoy a top nightclub act, then wind down with a late-night bite or dessert next door.
2013.12.17 09:25 PM

December Late-Night Bites

Enjoy a late dinner or appetizer to cap a great evening celebrating the holidays. Many restaurants and bars serve food well into the night and the wee hours of the morning.
2013.12.15 10:31 PM

Room with a Vue, Food to Match at Indian Wells Golf Resort

Executive Chef Cale Falk and Bar Manager Javier Santana have combined fine food with handcrafted beverages as part of the newly renovated and renamed Vue Bar & Grille at the Indian Wells Golf Resort.
2013.12.10 09:59 PM

Cork & Fork Makes Room for More With Outdoor Patio

Cork & Fork Wine Bar & Kitchen in La Quinta has recently added an outdoor patio to nearly double its seating capacity.
2013.12.05 02:35 PM

Purple Room Casts a New Shade of Food Offerings

Tony Marchese and Mark Van Laanen, owners of the popular Trio Restaurant, bring back the classy 1960s to the Purple Room with great libations, top entertainment, and up-to-date American fare.
2013.12.03 08:32 PM

Music Elevates Desert Experience at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Music and Dining Under the Stars Series offers live entertainment, sumptuous buffet
2013.11.27 11:35 AM

Modern Make-Under

Workshop Kitchen + Bar, which moved into the historic El Paseo Building on North Palm Canyon Drive and Tamarisk Road last year, has won a 2013 Restaurant and Bar Design Award.
2013.11.27 07:40 AM

Essense Captures New Vitality at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa

Essense at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa conveys the duo concept of pleasing all the senses with the essence of healthy, organic and locally sourced food prepared in a beautiful gourmet style.
2013.11.26 09:17 PM
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