Funkey Town

Donovan and Molly Funkey of Bar give their list of favorites in Greater Palm Springs

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Age: Donovan; 30, Molly; 27
Residence: Cathedral City
Background: We moved here from San Diego five years ago to help run the original Giuseppe’s Pizza and Pasta and open additional businesses in the desert.
Personal Style: Donovan: Crate Denim button-down shirts, jeans, and Vans. Molly: minimalist and vintage mixed.


Current Projects

Bar: An artsy pizza restaurant with craft cocktails and a chill vibe. Must Try: Prosciutto and Gorgonzola pizza and the Old Fashioned — made with bourbon, bitters, sugar, and citrus.

Smoke Tree BBQ and Grill: A rustic yet warm parlor with in-house smoked barbecue meats and a large selection of tequila and classic cocktails. Must Try: Smoked Pork Belly Sliders and the 14-hour Smoked Brisket.

Giuseppe’s Pizza and Pasta: A traditional Italian eatery serving a taste of the Windy City in the desert. Must Try: Chicago’s Famous Pan Sausage Pizza.


Their Favorite Things

Favorite Staycation
The Parker. The property is beautiful and Mr. Parker is a great spot for a date-night dinner.

Favorite Restaurant
We like Birba for its atmosphere and delicious Nonna’s Meatballs and Tricolore salad.

Favorite Bar
Bootlegger Tiki. The Poison Dart is tasty.

Favorite Store
All Saints and Epidemic Skate Shop in Cathedral City.;

Favorite Art Gallery
There are a bunch in Palm Springs worth visiting. We love local artist Eric Nash’s oil paintings on canvas at Flow Modern Design.;

Favorite Music Venue
Pappy & Harriet’s for its Wild West atmosphere and great musical acts.

Favorite Event
Tachevah Festival [the block party in downtown Palm Springs during Coachella in April].

Favorite Athletic Activity
Yoga at Power Yoga Palm Springs. Janet is an amazing instructor.

Favorite Hike or Walk
Moorten Botanical Garden. Mountains and desert plants give a feeling of peace and thankfulness.

Favorite Day Trip
Joshua Tree National Park is great for hiking or just walking around.

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