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Restaurant News Bites: Babe's Wins a Big Award; Johannes Clarifies Its Bottled-Water Policy

Restaurant News Bites: Babe's Wins a Big Award; Johannes Clarifies Its Bottled-Water Policy

Monday, June 29, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

State Fair: Babe’s Is the California Brewery of the Year

Arthur Vasquez, the chief operating officer at Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage, humbly posits that Babe’s does not make the state’s best beer, as far as his palate is concerned.

“I’ll be the first person to tell you that there are ...

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The Beer Goddess: The Summer of Sours—These Brightly Flavored Beers Are Big Among Southern California Brew-Lovers

The Beer Goddess: The Summer of Sours—These Brightly Flavored Beers Are Big Among Southern California Brew-Lovers

Friday, June 26, 2015  |  Erin Peters

With the help of nature’s unpredictability, experienced brewers are adapting traditional European techniques to bring bursts of tart and tangy flavors to beers.

Yep. We’re talking about sours.

In the mid-19th century, when beer was aged and shipped in wooden barrels before the advent of refrigeration,...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Beef Kebab Combination Plate at Aladdin Deli and Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Beef Kebab Combination Plate at Aladdin Deli and Market

Tuesday, June 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Beef Kebab Combination Plate

Where: Aladdin Deli and Market, 68100 Ramon Road, No. A5, Cathedral City

How much: $11.99

Contact: 760-328-1159; www.facebook.com/pages/Aladdin-Deli-Market/113113938755197

Why: This plate of food is beyond satisfying.

I have a theory: As a general rule, the farther a rest...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Buttermilk Fried Jidori Chicken at King's Highway at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

The Indy Endorsement: The Buttermilk Fried Jidori Chicken at King's Highway at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Friday, June 12, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Buttermilk Fried Jidori Chicken

Where: King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $24

Contact: 760-866-6180; www.acehotel.com/palmsprings/kings-highway

Why: It’s a mouth-watering, nuanced delight.

And now, here’s a little glimpse at how the sausage...

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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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