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Best Hamburger - Woody’s Burgers and Beer

Photos by David A. Lee

Best Mojito
Tommy Bahama’s Tropical  Café
Whether you are a mojito purist (the perfect mix of mint and rum) or an adventurer (with pineapple), your getaway in a glass awaits at Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café on El Paseo. Elegant with a touch of island whimsy, the café’s décor delights. Add a plate of Tommy’s award-winning coconut shrimp and honor the “life is one long weekend” code.
73595 El Paseo in The Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert. CA, 1-760-836-0188
www.tommybahama.com

Best Hamburger  
Woody’s Burgers and Beer
Desert residents and visitors quickly embraced Woody’s as a favorite place to get gourmet burgers (and lots of other great grub — the sweet potato fries rock) and hoist a cold one. Providing a traditional diner feel in front and a lounge vibe in back with live music and a pool table, Woody’s easily lives up to its motto: “We keep the beer cold and the experience fun!”
317 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
1-760-230-0188; www.woodysburgersandbeer.com

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Eddie’s Frozen Yogurt
Eddie’s offers honest yogurt. Try the Squeeze My Orange sorbet and bite into a cool slice of citrus: crisp, refreshing, and decidedly orange. The kaleidoscope of flavors features funky monikers like Boys & Barry and Why U So Vanilla NSA (no sugar added). Choose from more than 40 toppings and make your own concoction. Check Eddie’s Facebook page for ongoing specials.
300 E. Arenas Rd., Palm Springs.
1-760-325-6700; www.facebook.com/eddiesfrozenyogurt

Best Movie Theater
Camelot Theatres
Home to the Palm Springs International Film Festival and a host of prestigious events, Camelot Theatres provides first-run art, foreign, and independent films. Want dinner and a drink with your cinema? Camelot Internationale Café offers beer, wine, cocktails, and casual fare (fresh salads, sandwiches, pastas, and baked goods) Wednesday through Sunday. Enjoy happy hour specials with or without a movie ticket.
2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs.
1-760-325-6565; www.camelottheatres.com

Visit www.mybestofthebest.com for full results of the poll, including runners up and information on how to participate.

While you’re there, remember to cast your votes this month for Best barbecue restaurant (deadline Oct. 3), Best Thai Restaurant (deadline Oct. 10), Best hair salon (deadline Oct. 17), Best fitness club/gym (deadline Oct. 24), and Best cosmetics counter (deadline Oct. 31).

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