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The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What : The Sour

Where : Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much : $10

Contact : 760-537-7337; www.barwastaken.com

Why : It’s one of the best cocktails in the valley.

I am convinced that Bar (if you’re unfamiliar, yes, that’s the name of the place in its entirety) remains underrated, even though th...

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Restaurant News Bites: Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in a Foie Gras Uproar; Plate | Glass Ups the Ante; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in a Foie Gras Uproar; Plate | Glass Ups the Ante; and Much More!

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in the Midst of a Foie Gras Uproar

In early January, U.S. District Judge Court Stephen V. Wilson overturned California’s ban on foie gras—a 2004 voter-approved law that went into effect in 2012.

Almost immediately, Mindy Reed, the owner of downtown Palm Springs’ Zin Am...

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The Beer Goddess: Introducing the Buzz Crawl, a Great Way to Cruise Palm Springs' Craft-Beer-Loving Bars and Restaurants

The Beer Goddess: Introducing the Buzz Crawl, a Great Way to Cruise Palm Springs' Craft-Beer-Loving Bars and Restaurants

Friday, February 20, 2015  |  Erin Peters

More and more restaurants and bars are offering amazing craft beers in the Coachella Valley—and now there’s a new, responsible way to sample these tasty brews in Palm Springs.

Introducing the Buzz Crawl.

The concept behind the Palm Springs Buzz is simple: It’s a trolley that allows locals and visitors...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Black Spaghetti and Clams at Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

The Indy Endorsement: The Black Spaghetti and Clams at Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

Friday, February 20, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What:  The Black Spaghetti and Clams

Where:  Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine, 70026 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage

How Much:  $25

Contact:  760-770-9508; catalanrestaurant.com

Why:  It tastes great—and looks amazing.

New Orleans is one of the best food cities I’ve ever visited. We were last there in 2011, and it see...

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Sniff the Cap: Going Deep in Anderson Valley

Sniff the Cap: Going Deep in Anderson Valley

Monday, February 16, 2015  |  Deidre Pike

“If pinot noir is the next best thing to sex, you must be having really good sex.”

—PinotFile.com

Dave never buys pinot noir at home.

“No balls,” he says.

We know this wine variety can be amazing. We’ve seen the movie Sideways . We’ve tasted good pinot noirs in Washington and Oregon. But we’ve encountered...

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The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Beer culture stretches back more than 4,000 years—and for much of that time, beer was primarily made by amateurs.

The more things change, the more things stay the same: Homebrewing today is on a meteoric rise in the United States.

Since 1978, the American Homebrewers Association (www.homebrewersassoci...

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