Coachella

Music to Your Mouth

Goldenvoice has 
orchestrated a 
food and beverage 
master playlist 
that rivals the lineup 
of its top-level musical 
entertainment.

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Jim Denevan founded his roving outdoor dining experience in 1999, offering farm-to-table eating at farms and vineyards. He brought the communal table experience to Coachella in 2014, set in the VIP area of the festival grounds, with meals prepared by nationally recognized chefs. Denevan says he “didn’t know how rewarding and cool it would be to do Coachella and it

The River

February Fanfare

The River welcomes back Acqua California Bistro, and adds a newcomer in Fox & Fiddle.

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The Rancho Mirage dining scene is about to gain two new additions at The River. The popular dining, shopping, and movie complex has made updates to its outdoor mall, including parking improvements and luxury lobby and seating upgrades at the Century cinema. Notable for foodies are two new restaurants, Acqua California Bistro and Fox & Fiddle, which both plan to

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Private Parties

Go big on your guestlist this holiday season.

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Can’t decide whether to have dinner at 8 or invite 18, here are a few private dining suggestions when you want that holiday guest list to be all inclusive. 849 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-325-8490; http://eight4nine.com This redesigned restaurant offers the entire place for buy-outs, with multiple spaces available for individual bookings. A private room outfitted with a

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Communal Dining Connection

Thanksgiving often means a home filled with loved ones. These Greater Palm Springs restaurants are serving up savory plates, and seating for 10 is encouraged.

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As we head into the holiday season, there is a renewed sense to seek community and connect with others. A communal dining experience can be a lively, interactive way to share a meal. Whether your plans include finding a place to gather around a table with a group of friends or family, or you want to venture out to meet

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“Dishing” on dish Creative Cuisine

One restauranteur’s journey to establish an identity in Palm Springs.

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Many of those who dined at dish Creative Cuisine at its original strip mall location in Cathedral City became instantly enamored of the nine-table restaurant’s creative and unique dining experience. You could watch the chef, Joane Garcia-Colson, as she worked through the open brick window while you awaited the multiple amuse-bouche courses that were sent out throughout the meal. From

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Food for Thought

Season 6 MasterChef finalist Stephen Lee hosts locally sourced feast.

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Imagine being a MasterChef contestant, continually having to up your game to compete successfully in the top-level cooking competition. Season 6 MasterChef Stephen Lee, a Palm Springs resident, proved that he can stand the heat. And just because he’s not competing doesn’t mean he isn’t striving to create awesome dishes for anybody with taste buds. As part of a partnership

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Wok and Roll with Sizzle

A quartet of restaurants adds to the valley’s Asian cuisine scene.

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The Coachella Valley is in step with the 
explosive popularity of Asian cuisine, which over the last 15 years has boomed from a few niche spots begging for discovery to an array of high-end establishments. The quest for sweet, salty, spicy, and sour flavors that blend traditional preparation with a modern-fusion interpretation are reflected in new restaurants popping up around

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Festival Feast

A lineup of VIP chefs makes for meals that rock at Desert Trip.

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You needn’t stand in line for typical festival food and drink at Desert Trip. Outstanding in the Field is a culinary VIP experience served up at both Desert Trip weekends thanks to a collaboration of 30 nationally celebrated chefs cooking for groups of guests seated side by side at long tables. Table groupings are randomly assigned to a cluster of

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Our Home or Yours

Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace: Eat it here or take it away.

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Owner Felix Tipper has brought his skills in home cooking to downtown Palm Springs with Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace. Tipper and his husband Eric Johnson have always enjoyed entertaining friends during their almost 13 years together, which provided the inspiration to create a business that incorporated cooking and hospitality. Tipper’s is both a cafe and takeout location, a nice mix for

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Good to the Last Album Drop

Gré Coffeehouse & Art Gallery delivers a caffeine buzz in low-key style.

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During high school, Kelly Segre recalls sitting in a Ventura coffeehouse in the 1990s sans internet or cellphone. “We were really the last generation to experience analog life,” she says. “We didn’t really have cellphones or the internet until later.” Her creation, Gré Coffeehouse and Art Gallery, is how she connects to her former life along with co-owner Jaime Watson,