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J&E Automotive
David A. Lee

Best Automotive Repair

J&E Automotive

Need electronic troubleshooting performed on your vehicle or your hybrid serviced? Has your air conditioning gone out? Have you worn out your brake pads or clutch? Or do you just need a tune-up? There’s a reason Palm Springs Life readers voted J&E Automotive in Palm Desert Best of the Best in automotive care; It’s that good. Providing complete auto services since 1959, J&E Automotive offers experience as well as expertise, with service and satisfaction guaranteed. And if you need something welded, this is the place to come.
74196 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert.
760-346-8329;
www.jeautorepair.com


Pomme Frite
Pomme Frite

Best Appetizers   

Pomme Frite 

Imagine you’re in a street café in Paris or Brussels, sampling exotic dishes such as escargot and black mussels and sipping exceptional Belgian beers. This is Pomme Frite in downtown Palm Springs — an intimate restaurant with a transcendent European atmosphere. Sit on the charming Old World patio and people watch or dine inside softly serenaded by French music. Highlights from Pomme Frite’s heralded appetizer menu include its signature sautéed black mussels and clams. Also available are carpacccio, roasted beets and goat cheese Napolean, and French escargot. For the table, consider a French cheese platter or smoked seafood platter.
256 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
760-778-3727;
www.pomme-frite.com


Johannes Restaurant
David A. Lee

Most Romantic

Johannes Restaurant

Exceptional cuisine, soft candlelight, and a Viennese vibe make Johannes restaurant the perfect place for a first date or special anniversary. Warm, inviting, and intimate, the ambiance appeals to couples. Share a bottle of fine wine and an order of Chef/Owner Johannes Bacher’s schnitzel, or order any one of Johannes’ delicious appetizers and entrees. A block from Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, Johannes offers a romantic private escape. After a delicious dinner, stroll downtown hand in hand with your sweetheart. It’s a lovely way to end a date.
196 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
760-778-0017;
www.johannesrestaurants.com

 

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