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The Beer Goddess: Enjoy Thirst-Quenching Summer Beers Before the Cooler Weather (Hopefully) Arrives

The Beer Goddess: Enjoy Thirst-Quenching Summer Beers Before the Cooler Weather (Hopefully) Arrives

Friday, August 28, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Coachella Valley’s 100-plus-degree thirsty season continues well into September, so there’s no better time than now to review new and returning classic summer craft beers that can quench our thirst—in the most delicious way possible.

Almanac Dogpatch Sour: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again : S...

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Restaurant News Bites: The Curious (and Stupid) Case of Oscar's and the Restaurant Rating

Restaurant News Bites: The Curious (and Stupid) Case of Oscar's and the Restaurant Rating

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

The whole mess started, as far as we can figure, when somebody walking by Oscar’s Café and Bar noticed the restaurant had posted its recent “C” rating from the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, as required. He or she took a photo, and then posted it on Facebook.

After that, things ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Cubano With Tomato Soup at Zobö and Meester's

The Indy Endorsement: The Cubano With Tomato Soup at Zobö and Meester's

Thursday, August 20, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Cubano With Tomato Soup

Where:  Zobö and Meester’s, 68703 Perez Road, No. A1, Cathedral City

How Much: $7.99

Contact: 760-832-6104; www.zamgrill.com

Why: It’s comforting and delicious.

The invitation came via email on a Saturday. Bart and Carmen wanted to let me know they’d just opened a new restaura...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Wok-Fired Jasmine Rice With Lemongrass Pork at Pho 533

The Indy Endorsement: The Wok-Fired Jasmine Rice With Lemongrass Pork at Pho 533

Friday, August 14, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Wok-Fired Jasmine Rice With Lemongrass Pork

Where: Pho 533, 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. 625, Palm Springs

How Much: $13

Contact: 760-778-6595; pho533palmsprings.com

Why: It tastes even better than it looks.

It’s a good-news, bad-news kind of a situation that we have here.

The good news: Pho 533, a ...

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Sniff the Cap: It's No Longer Gauche to Drink Rosé

Sniff the Cap: It's No Longer Gauche to Drink Rosé

Wednesday, August 05, 2015  |  Deidre Pike

Weather report for a dry, summer Friday afternoon in the Temecula Valley: Sunny, light wind, temps in the 90s. A group of visitors to the Frangipani Estate Winery wander outside with glasses of the 2013 Estate Grenache Rosé ($20).

It’s a bone-dry rosé, as tasting-room manager Nick Tavizon describes it....

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Restaurant News Bites: When the Summer Closure Becomes a Permanent Closure; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: When the Summer Closure Becomes a Permanent Closure; and Much More!

Monday, July 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

When the Summer Closure Becomes a Permanent Closure

I may have been one of Margaritas ’ final customers.

We decided to go the restaurant, located at Avenida Caballeros and Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs, for dinner on Sunday, June 28. We couldn’t decide what we wanted, and since Margaritas offered ...

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