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Aim High

Executive chef Stephen Wambach previews the menu for the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs hotel highlighting the culinary spectrum.

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As the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs hotel prepares to open in November, complete with a rooftop bar and pool offering sweeping views of Palm Springs, the food set to accompany that experience is also reaching for new heights. Executive chef Stephen Wambach recently offered a special preview of his menu for two of the three restaurants at the Kimpton. Juniper

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5 Best Restaurants for French Fries in the Desert

Live and Let Fry: A tasty mission to find the best french fries in Greater Palm Springs.

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Thanks to a recent boom in food trucks, the basic french fry has undergone a makeover. No longer are crispy potatoes a mere side dish — the modern french fry has become a unique meal in itself. By some accounts, “french” fries date back to the late 1700s right before the French Revolution, a time when street vendors sold potato

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Wine Wonderland

Zin American Bistro owner Mindy Reed shares the secrets behind her Palm Springs restaurant’s award-winning wine list.

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Palm Springs has a veritable vino celebrity in the heart of downtown. Zin American Bistro features one of the best wine lists in the nation, which has led to an Award of Excellence three consecutive years in a row from Wine Spectator — the most recent in 2017. These high honors hang on the bistro’s wall alongside nine other awards

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5 Best Places for a Hot Dog

Simplify your search, and find out how this handheld dish is dressed up for your consumption.

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When he first considered opening his own hot dog establishment, Tristan Gittens says one piece of advice he received was to limit the selection of sausages. Keep it simple, they told him. Gittens thought otherwise and opened Frankinbun. “Finding a hot dog restaurant that has a large selection of European and American sausages isn’t easy, so I wanted to open

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Warm Nights, Cool Cocktails

Five Greater Palm Springs bartenders reveal recipes that take advantage of seasonal summer fruits.

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Long days and balmy nights are reason enough to reach for an icy beverage spiked with your favorite summer alcohol. But it’s the newly ripe and delicious fruits that have us craving something seasonal. Thankfully, local mixologists are all about changing up their menus with nuanced recipes and fresh flavors. Steen Bojsen-Møller, beverage director of Foundation-10 Creative and co-owner of

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Culinary Escapades

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

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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,

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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.

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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

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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