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I’ve mentioned wine clubs to folks who don’t spend much time in tasting rooms.
“I think there’s one of those around here,” one woman said.
A wine club, right? A place where like-minded people get together to sniff and sip? Not exactly what I’d meant. At wineries, club membership is more like frequent-...
What: The Grilled Miso Cod Set
Where: Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise, 105 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
How much: $17.95
Contact: 760-325-3005; otootorestaurant.com
Why: The price is right—and the fish is splendid.
Several of the best meals I’ve ever enjoyed have been at Nobu, the extremely high-end Japane...
East Valley Restaurant Week
Let’s face it: As great as Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week is, the vast majority of the participants in the May-June event are located in Palm Springs, Palm Desert or somewhere in between. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
However, there’s a lot right about t...
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...
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...
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.