state fare bar & kitchen

Tastes of Summer & Staycation

State Fare Bar & Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, is among a selection of hotel restaurants in the desert to put on your foodie destination list.

Erin Peters Restaurants

Whether jet-setting to the desert for a weekend or just exploring available amenities in your own backyard, take note: Some of the best foodie destinations hide inside hotels. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, is home to two gorgeous dining establishments, State Fare Bar & Kitchen and The Edge Steakhouse. Seated inside State Fare Bar & Kitchen at a table by the

fox and fiddle

Jolly Good Eats

Fox & Fiddle serves up a modern twist of a pub during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Erin Peters Restaurants

A welcoming den, gorgeous bar, and turquoise, leather bar stools enables Fox and Fiddle California to bridge the gap between premium casual restaurant and a pub. This cozy, upscale modern pub is becoming a favorite haunt for diners at The River in Rancho Mirage. Fox and Fiddle California is also one of 28 new restaurants in the Coachella Valley participating

refuge brewery

The Bear State Beers

In the middle of Southern California wine country, a sudsy revolution gets frothy.

Erin Peters 111 East, Restaurants

DRINK It’s been said that it takes a lot of great beer to make great wine. Winemakers, support staff, cellar workers, and grape pickers rarely reach for a nice big glass of cold red wine in the middle of harvest.  Located just 60 miles from the Coachella Valley, Temecula is known as Southern California’s wine country. But the area doesn’t

fresh agave

Culinary Escapades

Fresh Agave in Palm Desert is among the newcomers to Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Erin Peters Restaurants, Watch & Listen - Restaurants

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week celebrates the Coachella Valley’s dining scene, spotlighting new culinary styles and mouthwatering desert dishes, June 2–11. Specialty prix-fixe menus with lower price points make this a popular time to dine out for visitors and locals hungry to try a new restaurant (or an old favorite). Enjoy coursed lunches for $15, $20, or $25 per person,


Dine Alfresco

Five outdoor restaurants that celebrate eating in the open air.

Lizbeth Scordo Restaurants

We’re officially into the second half of spring, which, in the Coachella Valley, translates to blissful temps, long twilights, and, in turn, evenings that are perfect for alfresco feasts. Here are five superb eateries to consider for your next supper under the stars. May 11 marks the final monthly happy hour cooking 
class of the season at this contemporary American

pie for the people

The True Opium of the Masses

Joshua Tree residents 
who live there may 
not be all there, but 
they know a good pie.

Lizbeth Scordo 111 East, Restaurants

FOOD On one of the High Desert’s spectacularly sunny spring weekday afternoons, hours after the lunch rush has come and gone, Pie for 
the People, a frontierland-meets-industrial-looking pizzeria along Joshua Tree’s Twentynine Palms Highway, is still jamming with an eclectic crowd. In a dining room done up with strings of multicolor light bulbs and a Dr. Seuss–style desertscape mural sits

spring beers

Sipping on Sunshine

These beers will put spring in your step.

Erin Peters 111 East, Restaurants

DRINK As the days and nights grow warm, warmer, very warm, and daylight seems to stretch the afternoon into midevening, our palates yearn for brighter flavors, sharper textures, and more refreshing drinks. Driven by citrusy hops, fruit additions, and occasional barrel aging, spring beers offer bursts of tangy, tart, and downright delicious flavors as luminous and exciting as a desert

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse

Gastropub meets Barbecue

For 15 years, Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse has stayed true to the food-and-drink traditions of founder Don Callendar.

Julie Pendray Restaurants

A honey blonde ale and a mouth-watering Texas Tornado are high on the list for visitors passing through Rancho Mirage on their way to one of the annual music festivals. Find them at Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse at The River complex in Rancho Mirage. With the creative menu here, you can go for a sizzling plate of hot links sausage

dining out for life

One Meal Matters

Dining Out For Life Coachella Valley makes it easy for foodies to give back to the Desert AIDS Project.

Erin Peters Restaurants

April 27 is the one day a year when your appetite helps a good cause. Dining Out for Life marks its 12th year in the Coachella Valley just as it does in 52 other cities across the country. But of all the cities that participate across the nation, Dining Out For Life Coachella Valley is the third largest fundraiser, beating


Health Conscious

North Palm Canyon foodie choices expand with addition of Mod Cafe.

Erin Peters Restaurants

It’s safe to say a world champion boxer needs to eat healthy to stay in top form, right? Cathedral City native, Tim Bradley, has frequented Palm Greens Café for its carefully sourced menu of health-conscious dishes. Bradley especially loves the wholesome smoothies, so much so that owners Gregory Schmitz and Jeffrey Huyett named one after him. Now Schmitz and Huyett