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The Beer Goddess: Beer Conglomerates Continue to Purchase Renowned Craft Breweries—So What Does It All Mean?

The Beer Goddess: Beer Conglomerates Continue to Purchase Renowned Craft Breweries—So What Does It All Mean?

Friday, May 26, 2017  |  Erin Peters

During Coachella, I tasted a lot of delicious craft beer, both in the Craft Beer Barn and at the Rare Beer Bar, the latter headed by Jimmy Han, owner of Los Angeles’ Beer Belly. One of my favorite discoveries: Wicked Weed Marina, a blonde sour ale that is aged in wine barrels—with more than one poun...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Build-Your-Own Pizza at Blaze Pizza

The Indy Endorsement: The Build-Your-Own Pizza at Blaze Pizza

Thursday, May 25, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The build-your-own pizza

Where: Blaze Pizza, 201 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; also at 73393 Highway 111, Palm Desert

How much: $7.95

Contact: 760-318-2529 (Palm Springs); 760-895-4259 (Palm Desert); www.blazepizza.com

Why: It’s delicious, and it’s a great deal.

In the almost five years that the Ind...

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Restaurant News Bites: New York Company Closes; 716 on 111 Coming Soon to Old Dickie O'Neal's Space; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: New York Company Closes; 716 on 111 Coming Soon to Old Dickie O'Neal's Space; and Much More!

Monday, May 22, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

The New York Company Restaurant Closes After Three-Plus Years

After more than three years in business, The New York Company Restaurant, at 1260 S. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs, has closed its doors for good.

“We know you enjoyed dining at The New York Company Restaurant,” said a note sent to the...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Turkey BLT Folded Waffle Sandwich at Si Bon

The Indy Endorsement: The Turkey BLT Folded Waffle Sandwich at Si Bon

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The turkey BLT folded waffle sandwich

Where: Si Bon Belgian Bistro, 40101 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage

How much: $13

Contact: 760-837-0011; www.sibon-sogood.com

Why: It’s a clever take on a classic sandwich.

I had just finished a less-than-pleasant medical appointment in Rancho Mirage. It was lunch time;...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake at Capizzi's Cheesecakes

The Indy Endorsement: The Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake at Capizzi's Cheesecakes

Monday, May 08, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The chocolate-peanut butter cheesecake

Where: Capizzi’s Cheesecakes, 68718 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $4.50 per slice; $25-$35 for a whole cake

Contact: 760-408-8788; www.capizzischeesecake.com

Why: It’s a decadent and reasonably priced dessert

My sweet tooth was barking at me one rec...

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Well Red: A Chat With Patrick Bartlett—Wine Educator, Chef and Co-Owner of Mood Wine

Well Red: A Chat With Patrick Bartlett—Wine Educator, Chef and Co-Owner of Mood Wine

Monday, May 01, 2017  |  Christine Soto

Meet Patrick Bartlett. He’s tall and energetic with a contagious smile. Oh, and he LOVES wine—and that love is infectious.

This love led to the creation of Mood Wine ( www.moodwine.biz ), a popular social wine club started by Bartlett and his partner, Jake Stanford. I went to a recent tasting and was ple...

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