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When you think of good wine, what comes to mind? A sit-down restaurant? A white tablecloth? A fancy bottle pulled from a cellar for a special occasion?
This is an outdated way of thinking: More and more, good wine isn’t limited to just high-end places or special occasions. For example, someone may no...
New: Chop House at Jackalope Ranch
I must confess: Before I walked into the new Chop House for a media preview dinner on Jan. 31, I thought the move by Lee Morcus and his Kaiser Restaurant Group to re-open the steakhouse inside of Jackalope Ranch was a gimmick.
I am a big fan of the Chop House. If mem...
What: The seared scallops and smoked pork belly
Where: The Purple Palm Restaurant at the Colony Palms Hotel, 572 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
How much: $30
Contact: 760-969-1818; www.colonypalmshotel.com/dining
Why: It’s elegantly delicious.
It’s a Thursday night. It’s been seemingly forever since my f...
I was feeling a bit nostalgic. Perhaps it was due to a post-holiday malaise; maybe I was simply succumbing to the general trend in popular culture.
Whatever the cause, I began reminiscing on my first experiences drinking in public places: a smoky blues club, Chinese restaurant lounges, fancy dinners ...
There was a time not too long ago when I cringed at the sight of a raspberry wheat or berry blonde beer. I thought these beers were too dainty, too affected—and frankly, not worth my money.
However, I’ve changed my tune in recent years—and I am not alone.
Let’s look at just one beer category, flavored...
What: The lamb kofta burger
Where: Evzin Mediterranean Cuisine, 72695 Highway 111, No. A6, Palm Desert
How much: $11
Contact: 760-340-2020; www.facebook.com/evzinrestaurant
Why: The meat was just perfect.
My friend Jeffrey was effusive in his praise.
“Steven H. and I went to this new Greek place in PD,” he told...