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The Beer Goddess: A Sudsy Look Back at the Year That Was 2014—and a Look Ahead to 2015

The Beer Goddess: A Sudsy Look Back at the Year That Was 2014—and a Look Ahead to 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014  |  Erin Peters

It’s time to take a look back at another glorious year for the craft beer industry. The year that was 2014 wasn’t just great for beer; it was a push-the-envelope, challenge-the-palate, variety-exploding year.

In November, there were more than 3,200 breweries in the United States, with more than 2,000...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Pad Thai at Bangkok Noodles

The Indy Endorsement: The Pad Thai at Bangkok Noodles

Friday, December 19, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Pad Thai

Where:  Bangkok Noodles, 35911 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $9.95 to $11.25, depending on the protein; also available as a lunch special

Contact: 760-324-3533; www.bangkok-noodles.com

Why: Tasty Thai all around.

While nobody was paying attention, Cathedral City somehow became a ...

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Sniff the Cap: Five Fantastic Reasons to Drink Wine (As If You Needed a Reason)

Sniff the Cap: Five Fantastic Reasons to Drink Wine (As If You Needed a Reason)

Friday, December 19, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.

—Latin proverb

The Arrival of a Friend

I was wrapped in a blanket under a tree. Giant snow clumps fell from dark clouds at Calaveras...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Chili Dog at Teriyaki Yogi

The Indy Endorsement: The Chili Dog at Teriyaki Yogi

Friday, December 12, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Chili Dog

Where: Teriyaki Yogi, 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. 210

How much: $5.19

Contact: 760-323-1162

Why: Simply put, it’s a damn good chili dog.

A friend recently mentioned that he’d just eaten one of the best chili dogs he’d ever had.

“Where did you get this amazing chili dog?” I asked.

His repl...

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The Beer Goddess: Temecula Is Known for Its Wine—but a Number of Great Breweries Now Call the Area Home

The Beer Goddess: Temecula Is Known for Its Wine—but a Number of Great Breweries Now Call the Area Home

Monday, December 01, 2014  |  Erin Peters

Located just 70 miles or so from the Coachella Valley, Temecula is known as Southern California’s wine country; the charming California town and surrounding area produce more than 50 different varietals of wine.

This is a great thing for the craft-beer industry. Brewers for years have been using wine...

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Restaurant News Bites: Tinto Returns; PS Underground Introduces 'Light'; LuLu's Rhine Opening His Own Place; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Tinto Returns; PS Underground Introduces 'Light'; LuLu's Rhine Opening His Own Place; and Much More!

Friday, November 28, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Tinto at the Saguaro Downsizes a Bit

Tinto, the Basque-style restaurant owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces that calls the Saguaro Palm Springs home, will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 3, after a lengthy closure during much of the summer and fall.

When Tinto reopens, it will be just a fraction of its former self,...

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