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The Indy Endorsement: The Merguez Lamb Sausage at Cuistot Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The Merguez Lamb Sausage at Cuistot Restaurant

Wednesday, December 07, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Merguez lamb sausage

Where: Cuistot Restaurant, 72525 El Paseo, Palm Desert

How much: $9.50

Contact: 760-340-1000; cuistotrestaurant.com

Why: It’s affordable and delicious.

A round of applause, please, for the bar menu.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone to a restaurant and eschewed the main ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Stuffed French Toast at the Broken Yolk Cafe

The Indy Endorsement: The Stuffed French Toast at the Broken Yolk Cafe

Sunday, December 04, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What:  The Stuffed French Toast

Where: The Broken Yolk Café, 262 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 78430 Highway 111, La Quinta

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-318-9655 (Palm Springs); 760-777-9655 (La Quinta); thebrokenyolkcafe.com

Why: It’s sweet yet surprisingly nuanced.

I’m normally a savory-breakfast kind...

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Well Red: A Chat With Misty Carlson, Beverage Specialist at Whole Foods Palm Desert

Well Red: A Chat With Misty Carlson, Beverage Specialist at Whole Foods Palm Desert

Friday, December 02, 2016  |  Christine Soto

It’s hard to tell what Misty Carlson is more passionate about: hiking, food or wine?

For the sake of this column, I’m going to go with wine, but in any case, it seems like Carlson has the joys of life figured out: working with wine, living in Palm Springs, hiking a lot, and cooking almost every night...

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Restaurant News Bites: Comparing Prices at BevMo! and Total Wine (Hint: There's a Big Difference); Cello's Closes Its Restaurant; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Comparing Prices at BevMo! and Total Wine (Hint: There's a Big Difference); Cello's Closes Its Restaurant; and Tons More!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

BEVMO! Opens in Downtown Palm Springs—but I'm Still Going to Total Wine for the Better Prices

Fans of booze and spirits who reside in the western portion of the Coachella Valley got good news in November, when BevMo! opened at 333 S. Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs, in part of the building...

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The Beer Goddess: On International Stout Day, I Was Flown to Ireland to Witness Beer History in the Making

The Beer Goddess: On International Stout Day, I Was Flown to Ireland to Witness Beer History in the Making

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  |  Erin Peters

Someone once said that “history flows forward on rivers of beer.” It’s true: Beer has played a significant role in shaping the human experience.

This brings us to Nov. 3, when stout-lovers across the world celebrated the delicious, dark beer during the Sixth Annual International Stout Day. Hundreds o...

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On Cocktails: Bartending Competitions Are Subjective, Unfair—and a Whole Lot of Fun

On Cocktails: Bartending Competitions Are Subjective, Unfair—and a Whole Lot of Fun

Monday, November 21, 2016  |  Kevin Carlow

Bartending competitions … are they a test of ability, or just a sideshow full of tricks and gimmicks?

This is a question I have debated for years—and now that I reside in California, I see bartending competitions everywhere. This isn't to say they don't exist back in my former home, Boston, but durin...

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