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Well Red: Meet Andre de Carteret, the Man Behind Spencer's Award-Winning Wine List

Well Red: Meet Andre de Carteret, the Man Behind Spencer's Award-Winning Wine List

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  |  Christine Soto

Andre de Carteret is the wine and spirits manager at Spencer’s Restaurant, home to one of the most expansive wine lists in the desert.

With 1,052 wines on the list, the Palm Springs restaurant is a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner. While the list has an emphasis on California cabernet ...

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Restaurant News Bites: Elixir at the V Is Here; Martinis for the United Way; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Elixir at the V Is Here; Martinis for the United Way; and Tons More!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

New: Elixir at the V Palm Springs Hotel

Could Palm Springs be entering an era when hotel-pool restaurants are all the rage with locals?

Given the wild success of Reservoir at the Arrive Hotel, at 1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, it’s possible—especially if the new restaurants at the V Palm S...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Black Pepper Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar at Dead or Alive

The Indy Endorsement: The Black Pepper Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar at Dead or Alive

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Black Pepper Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar

Where: Dead or Alive, 150 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $4

Contact: 760-864-7193; www.deadoralivebar.com

Why: It’s an equally attractive nonalcoholic beverage.

Back when I was in college, the university had a policy: Any group that threw a party on...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Chicken and Waffle on a Stick at Frankinbun

The Indy Endorsement: The Chicken and Waffle on a Stick at Frankinbun

Thursday, April 14, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Chicken and Waffle on a Stick

Where: Frankinbun, 540 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $9.95

Contact: 760-318-4841; www.frankinbun.com

Why: It’s a tasty and unique take on a classic.

Sausage. Is it possible for a non-vegetarian to not like at least some forms of ground, seasoned meat? I da...

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Restaurant News Bites: Gelson's and ALDI Open Up Shop; Tinto Becomes Rocco's Electric; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Gelson's and ALDI Open Up Shop; Tinto Becomes Rocco's Electric; and Tons More!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

New to the CV Supermarket Scene: Gelson’s and ALDI

The grocery-store gods giveth; the grocery-store gods taketh away.

In recent months, both Haggen and Fresh and Easy have faded to black in the Coachella Valley due to financial stresses.

Enter Gelson’s Markets and ALDI to fill the void.

Gelson’s—a Southern ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Sesame Chicken at New Fortune Asian Cuisine

The Indy Endorsement: The Sesame Chicken at New Fortune Asian Cuisine

Wednesday, March 23, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Sesame Chicken

Where: New Fortune Asian Cuisine, 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $14.95

Contact: 760-770-2988

Why: It tastes like the Chinese food you’d get in SF or LA.

We usually keep things pretty positive here on the Indy Endorsement page—but before we return you to your reg...

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