Restaurants + Food 

Where to Eat That Elegant Meal in Greater Palm Springs

The Coachella Valley is brimming with award-winning chefs, top-notch wine cellars, and some of the most inventive cuisine in the country.

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.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

“The Fabulous” Beekman Boys, held a book signing followed by a cooking demonstration at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 Watch them make rocky road pot stickers in this video.

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.

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.

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.

Craft Culture

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Mutts & Martinis

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

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".

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Perfect Pairing

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

Sensational Salads

Temperatures are rising, so banish the thought of cooking after a long, hot day.

Epicurean Adventure

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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