Last updateSat, 11 Jan 2014 11am
What: The Nutty Chi Chi
Where: Tonga Hut Palm Springs, 254 N. Palm Canyon Drive
How Much: $11
Contact: 760-322-4449; www.tongahut.com
Why: Nutty and creamy is a dreamy combination.
Tiki bars—drinking establishments that serve tropical, island-themed cocktails, often with an emphasis on fruit juices and rum—use...
What: Nonna’s Meatballs
Where: Birba Palm Springs, 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
How Much: $10
Contact: 520-327-5678; www.birbaps.com
Why: The tomato sauce and the high-quality meat.
Birba Palm Springs is one of the most difficult restaurants in downtown Palm Springs at which to get a table on a busy ...
Hey, Locals: Give Thai House Another Shot
Nisa Hennecke, the new owner of the Thai House in downtown Palm Springs, doesn’t think her personal story is all that special—but she thinks her food is.
Well, I’ve got some news for Hennecke: Both her food and her personal story are pretty gosh-darned special...
The Southern California Homebrewers Festival is held every year in early May.
The festival, hosted by the California Homebrewers Association (CHA), is held at Lake Casitas, in Ventura County—about a three-hour drive from Palm Springs. Commercial breweries and homebrewers pour their beers; award winni...
If you want to make it rain in wine country, you can try the usual magic rituals—like washing your car, planning a sunny picnic or forgetting your raincoat.
Or you can simply decide to write about the impact of drought on the wine industry.
The sky was clear when I started thinking about water and win...
What: The BBQ Pork and Egg Roll Vermicelli Bowl
Where: Pho Vu, 34260 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert; also at 79630 Highway 111, No. 103, La Quinta; coming soon to 285 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
How much: $8.95
Contact: 760-324-1888 (Palm Desert); 760-775-2417 (La Quinta); phovurestaurant.com
Why: Pork and...