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The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

Monday, May 04, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Spring is in full bloom—and so is beer-festival season!

Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to enjoy new and special brews—and there are a lot of these special events coming up in places that are fairly close by.

The Brewers Association celebrat...

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Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Closed: 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

The busy season is over—and that means this is the time of year when some restaurants on the edge financially will decide to close up shop rather than brave another Coachella Valley summer.

One of the first casualties of the (unofficial) summer of 2015: the 3rd ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Falafel Pita at Francesco's

The Indy Endorsement: The Falafel Pita at Francesco's

Friday, April 24, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Falafel Pita

Where: Francesco’s Café, 72047 Dinah Shore Drive, No. C1, Rancho Mirage

How much: $9.95

Contact:  760-202-4425

Why: The falafel is perfect—and it’s enhanced by the yummy accompaniments.

So Francesco’s Café specializes in Italian and Persian cuisine.

Wait, what? Last I checked, Italy and P...

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Sniff the Cap: Still 49, and Liking the Finer Wines of Paso Robles

Sniff the Cap: Still 49, and Liking the Finer Wines of Paso Robles

Wednesday, April 15, 2015  |  Deidre Pike

This is about creeping age and rolling green hills. It’s about interspersed wide patches of California poppies that cause drivers to pull over and take photos—as do acres of vines and vines and vines.

I’m 49 years old, and I could spend every spring on the Central Coast.

Dave and I drive the hybrid to...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Szechwan Beef Lunch Special at China Bistro

The Indy Endorsement: The Szechwan Beef Lunch Special at China Bistro

Thursday, April 09, 2015  |  Garrett Dangerfield

What: The Szechwan beef lunch special

Where: China Bistro, 45765 Towne St., Indio

How much: $7.50 (lunch special)

Contact: 760-342-7288; chinabistroindio.com

Why: Good flavor—and they deliver the spice, if you ask.

Let’s say you’re an east valley resident craving good Chinese food for lunch. Or maybe you’re fr...

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Restaurant News Bites: Dining Out for Life Is Approaching; Pho 533 Is Getting a New Owner; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Dining Out for Life Is Approaching; Pho 533 Is Getting a New Owner; and Much More!

Monday, March 30, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Mark Your Calendars: Dining Out for Life Is on Thursday, April 30

Every year, dozens of area restaurants agree to give a chunk of one special day’s proceeds to the Desert AIDS Project, and that sacrifice makes a big financial difference: Last year, more than $175,000 was raised for DAP’s client servi...

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