What: The shaved spit-roast organic pork
Where: Figue Mediterranean, 47474 Washington St., La Quinta
How much: $29
Contact: 760-698-9040; www.eatfigue.com
Why: Savory + sweet + pork skin = OMG
Can we talk about pig skin for a moment?
No, I am not referring to football here. I am talking about cracklins, or chicharrones, whatever you want to call this most delicious of foods.
It’s chewy. It’s salty. It’ll sen...
The internationally famous desert resort destination that we call home, as of this moment, has never had a larger-scale commercial brewery that focused on one thing, and one thing only: beer.
Who knows why? Blame the caviar crowd, or maybe the midcentury martini surroundings. In any case, this omission will soon be no longer, thanks to Coachella Valley Brewing Co.
Every craft-beer drinker knows that...
The Legendary Purple Room Closes
Sad news for fans of the swanky, old-school Palm Springs vibe: The Legendary Purple Room, located inside of the Club Trinidad time share at 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, has closed.
When we called the Club Trinidad to learn more, a woman identifying herself only as Jackie confirmed the closure, and said it was unclear when the Purple Room would reopen. When we asked if ...
It’s June, the time of year when I transport self and friends to Spain by stirring up a pot of cold, red, fruity deliciousness.
Yeah, it’s sangria time.
Sangria seems like a kids’ drink. By “kids,” I mean adults of legal drinking age between 21 and 103. Sangria can potentially be a sugary, soda-pop beverage with some fruit that appeals to people who don’t much like red wine, who drink Arbor Mist or ...
What: The Tuesday-night spaghetti with meat sauce
Where: Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar and Grille, 214 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs
How much: $6.95
Contact: 760-866-1905; www.bongojohnnys.com
Why: It’s delicious, bottomless and amazingly inexpensive.
The website announces: “Bongo Johnny's is one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Palms Springs.”
The strange “Palms Springs” reference aside, I agree with that a...
Restaurant Week Keeps Expanding
First, the good folks behind the awkwardly named Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week extended the “week” to 17 days , from May 31 to June 16.
Now they’ve gone and made the week even longer.
On Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, a variety of Restaurant Week participants are participating in “Uncorked,” a series of 16 special dinners pairing multi-course meal...