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The Beer Goddess: In Its Second Year, La Quinta Brewing Is Growing and Becoming a Bigger Part of the Community

The Beer Goddess: In Its Second Year, La Quinta Brewing Is Growing and Becoming a Bigger Part of the Community

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  |  Erin Peters

La Quinta Brewing Co. has been busy making beer for Coachella Valley locals and visitors since late 2013. Last year, the brewery delivered 1,000 barrels from its Wildcat Drive location in Palm Desert. This year, the brewery is on pace to brew 2,000 barrels.

Owner Scott Stokes said La Quinta may be ex...

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Restaurant News Bites: Top Chef Comes to Town; Johannes Forgoes the Tap in Favor of Bottles; Babe's Joins Forces With The Venue; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Top Chef Comes to Town; Johannes Forgoes the Tap in Favor of Bottles; Babe's Joins Forces With The Venue; and Much More!

Monday, May 25, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Top Chef Comes to Palm Springs

During its 12 seasons, Bravo’s Top Chef has spent time in great food cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and, most recently, Boston.

Now we can add Palm Springs to the list … sort of.

For the show’s 13th season, producers decided to mix things up...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

The Indy Endorsement: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

Where: Ristretto, 500 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $2.50 medium, $2.95 large

Contact: 760-656-7352; ristrettops.com

Why: It’s a refreshing drink in a relaxing spot.

We often praise the virtues of simple food in this space—we are fans of quality ingredients, p...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Peanut Butter and Banana Shake at Great Shakes

The Indy Endorsement: The Peanut Butter and Banana Shake at Great Shakes

Friday, May 15, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Peanut Butter and Banana Shake

Where: Great Shakes, 160 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A, Palm Springs

How Much: $5.50 to $7.50

Contact: 760-327-5300; greatshakesps.com

Why: Fresh ingredients make for … well, great shakes.

In April 2013, the walk down Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs became al...

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The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

Monday, May 04, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Spring is in full bloom—and so is beer-festival season!

Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to enjoy new and special brews—and there are a lot of these special events coming up in places that are fairly close by.

The Brewers Association celebrat...

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Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Closed: 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

The busy season is over—and that means this is the time of year when some restaurants on the edge financially will decide to close up shop rather than brave another Coachella Valley summer.

One of the first casualties of the (unofficial) summer of 2015: the 3rd ...

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