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Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

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-...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

Monday, October 13, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

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...

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Restaurant News Bites: East Valley Restaurant Week; Bart Lounge Raises Funds; Introducing La Suerte; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: East Valley Restaurant Week; Bart Lounge Raises Funds; Introducing La Suerte; and Much More!

Thursday, October 02, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

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...

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The Beer Goddess: It's Fall Harvest Season—So It's Time to Get to Know Your Hops

The Beer Goddess: It's Fall Harvest Season—So It's Time to Get to Know Your Hops

Monday, September 29, 2014  |  Erin Peters

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...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Desert Jewel Cocktail at the Viceroy's Citron Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The Desert Jewel Cocktail at the Viceroy's Citron Restaurant

Friday, September 26, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

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...

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Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

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.

Dave appreci...

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