Variety of tacos from BS Taqueria

Tote Your Taco

Chef Ray Garcia's BS Taqueria offers a portable snack for tennis fans on the go at the BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Just how much of a commitment are you willing to make to your food? With tacos, the portability factor alone means you can eat them on the run, sans utensils, and the absence of a need for a fine dining location means you can be as casual as you wish. That’s what Chef Ray Garcia is counting on with the

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Spago Makes Stadium Debut at BNP Paribas Open

Wolfgang Puck's infamous Beverly Hills restaurant adds elegance to the signficantly expanded dining scene at BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Restaurants

There is a table waiting for Austrian’s Dominic Thiem at the newly opened Spago at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Chef Wolfgang Puck will be sure to have wienerschnitzel on hand to make the world’s No. 7th ranked player feel more at home as the BNP Paribas Open hits its stride with several top players seeing action this weekend. “If

Closeup of a Dave's hotdog

You Want to be in This Doghouse

Chef Josiah Citrin helps Dave's Doghouse brings a gourmet version of the sports stadium hotdog to the BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

If you have never mentioned the words hotdog and gourmet in the same sentence, that’s about to change. And of all the people to bring them to you at the BNP Paribas Open Tournament’s Stadium One is Josiah Citrin, only a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Melisse in Santa Monica. How this all-star chef applied his gourmet touch to

Stadium One Plaza at the BNP Paribas Open

What’s New at the BNP Paribas Open?

From an expanded Stadium One Plaza to buffed up VIP suites and food for days, the 2017 edition fully embraces its big-time stature.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

It won’t take long to see the changes at the BNP Paribas Open this year at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. You can even taste the difference to the tune of 21 restaurants, ranging from Nobu to Wolfgang Puck’s 100-seat Spago Restaurant overlooking Stadium One. Stadium One Plaza still offers a place to sit and watch the ongoing tennis matches

Chef "rubbing" seasonings on a fish fillet

Eat, Play, Love at the BNP

Indian Wells’ own premier tennis tournament, the BNP Paribas Open, is amping up this year’s culinary game.

Lizbeth Scordo Restaurants, Tennis

There was a time when food and drink options at sporting events were limited to plain, pedestrian snack fare. (Take Me Out to the Ballgame was probably just tempering expectations by having spectators demand peanuts and Cracker Jacks). Thanks to today’s foodie culture, however, many sports facilities now come equipped with celebrity chef–helmed restaurants and upscale concession stands doling out


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Flamingo Heights

Start with one neglected building in the high desert, add two gutsy entrepreneurs, a good shake of locally sourced ingredients, then tease the ravenous locals into a frenzy.

Lizbeth Scordo Restaurants

FOOD If you’ve never heard of Flamingo Heights, California, you’re in good company. Not so long ago, that company included Nikki Hill and Claire Wadsworth, the dynamic duo who opened the lauded restaurant La Copine last year. Today, the eatery, and the couple, are practically synonymous with the sparsely populated high desert Flamingo Heights community, which enthusiastically welcomed the new

Tamale Festival

Good Golly, Tamale!

A European American from New Jersey tries her hand at a time-honored Mesoamerican tradition.

Lizbeth Scordo Restaurants, Watch & Listen - Restaurants

Becky Montes has been making tamales for 25 years. Usually, the process is a group social activity, but today it’s a lesson. I am the student. Shortly after I arrive at the church where she’ll teach me, an Italian-Polish girl from New Jersey, how to make the popular holiday dish, she informs me that she doesn’t use a recipe. She

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The Food Processor

Top Chef’s Gail Simmons is an accidental culinarian on purpose.

Lizbeth Scordo Restaurants, Watch & Listen - Lifestyle

It’s kind of impossible to think of Gail Simmons without thinking of food. The Toronto native has forged a culinary career over the last two decades that’s touched on just about every possible aspect of the food world. She attended cooking school, toiled on the line inside the kitchens of fabled New York restaurants, worked for a world-renowned French chef,

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David R. Clawson, M.D. — Top Doctors 2016

Rehabilitation Medicine, Eisenhower Medical Center

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

David R. Clawson has always been enamored of the Coachella Valley; for years he and his family visited from Washington state over long weekends and school breaks. But it wasn’t until Eisenhower established a dedicated physical medicine and rehabilitation program that he jumped at the chance to move here full time to practice the kind of medicine he loved. Now,

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Amy Law, M.D. — Top Doctors 2016

Oncology, Eisenhower Medical Center

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

For Amy Law, there has never been a more exciting time to be an oncologist. A lot has changed since she started practicing in the 1990s. Medical researchers and physicians now have a better understanding of how genetic mutations drive growth of the disease and the result is phenomenal changes in how it’s treated. “The more we know about the