Best Of The Best

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You vote. We reveal. That's how Best of the Best works. You weight in weekly at on your favorite places in the Coachella Valley.

Grill –A – Burger wins Best Burger

David A. Lee


Best Burger - Grill-A-Burger

Feast on the Mama Mia burger, presented on a focaccia bun with basil mayo, fire-roasted red peppers, grilled onions, and sautéed mushrooms. California cuisine fanatics, try the Hollywood Brown Derby burger, topped with sliced avocado, crumbled bleu cheese, and crisp hardwood smoked bacon. Grill-A-Burger adds a haute-cuisine touch to an American institution.
Plaza de Monterey,
73091 Country Club Dr. at Monterey Ave., Palm Desert.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial Tramway wins Best Attraction

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Best Attraction - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Soar above Chino Canyon during a 10-minute ascent to Mountain Station, at an elevation of 8,516 ft. Exit the tram and marvel at the snow-capped mountains, or hike through the surrounding wilderness. Sample locally sourced vegetables and meats at Peaks Restaurant. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway provides adventure and luxury with an outdoor vibe.
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs. 

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant wins Best Martini

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant


Best Martini - Pacifica Seafood Restaurant 

Discover what James Bond has known for decades: the pleasure of an outstanding martini. Order yours at this Palm Desert eatery, known for its vodka bar.
The Gardens On El Paseo,
73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert.

Terra Cotta Inn
Terra Cotta Inn wins Best Hotel

David A. Lee


Best Hotel - Terra Cotta Inn

Say “goodbye” to your inhibitions — and your clothing —at Terra Cotta Inn. You voted this clothing-optional hotel the best for its service, amenities, and activities. Stay any time of year and enjoy ultimate freedom.
2388 E. Racquet Club Rd., Palm Springs.

Revivals Thrift Store
Revivals was chosen as Best Consignment or Thrift Store

David A. Lee


Best Consignment or Thrift Store - Revivals

Load the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore onto your MP3 player and trek here for an afternoon of shopping. Revivals bursts with funky home décor and kitschy clothes.
• 611 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs,
• 72750 Dinah Shore Dr., Palm Desert,
• 68401 Hwy. 111, Cathedral City,

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