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The Beer Goddess: It's Fall Harvest Season—So It's Time to Get to Know Your Hops

The Beer Goddess: It's Fall Harvest Season—So It's Time to Get to Know Your Hops

Monday, September 29, 2014  |  Erin Peters

What is a hop? Why should we care?

This is why: They lead the way toward flavorful, delicious beers like Pliny the Elder, Stone IPA, Dogfish Head 60 or 90 minute IPA, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA and Green Flash Imperial IPA.

Hops can inspire legends. They contain two types of...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Desert Jewel Cocktail at the Viceroy's Citron Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The Desert Jewel Cocktail at the Viceroy's Citron Restaurant

Friday, September 26, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Desert Jewel

Where: Citron, inside the Viceroy Palm Springs, 415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs

How much: $14

Contact: 760-318-3005; www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/palmsprings

Why: It’s a perfect craft cocktail.

Regular readers of this feature know that your humble scribe likes—no, loves —a good cra...

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Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

My wine glass is half-full, its stem pushed flat into light sand.

I aim my camera at the glass. Click . The top part of the glass distorts giant waves crashing into the shore. Click . A haystack rock occupies space between wine and brim. Click . Sky meets sea in a blur of blue. Plus wine glass.

Dave appreci...

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The Indy Endorsement: Benny's Bennie at Wilma and Frieda's

The Indy Endorsement: Benny's Bennie at Wilma and Frieda's

Monday, September 08, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Bennie’s Bennie

Where: Wilma and Frieda’s, 73575 El Paseo Drive, No. C2310, Palm Desert

How much: $14

Contact: 760-773-2807; www.wilmafrieda.com

Why: The pork and the perfect balance.

Over the last couple of years, creative types ranging from musicians to comedians to publishers have used crowd-funding s...

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Restaurant News Bites: Kerry Simon Moves to the Hard Rock; Cactusberry Gets a Makeover; a New Purple Room Menu; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Kerry Simon Moves to the Hard Rock; Cactusberry Gets a Makeover; a New Purple Room Menu; and Much More!

Monday, August 25, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Hard Rock Replaces Sessions With Simon Kitchen + Bar

Another celebrity chef is coming to the Coachella Valley.

Simon Kitchen + Bar, a restaurant under the direction of Kerry Simon, is slated to open in mid-September at the Hard Rock, located at 150 S. Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. It’s replaci...

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The Beer Goddess: What Are the Area's Three Local Breweries Up To These Days?

The Beer Goddess: What Are the Area's Three Local Breweries Up To These Days?

Friday, August 22, 2014  |  Erin Peters

Back when Palm Springs was a frequent destination for the truly hip, Frank Sinatra would hoist his Jack Daniel’s flag on the pole in his luxurious Movie Colony neighborhood. It was like a smoke signal to Frank’s cohorts—it was cocktail hour.

Today, the Coachella Valley is once again becoming a freque...

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