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Vine Social: After Moving to Napa, Our New Columnist Lost Her Love of Wine

Vine Social: After Moving to Napa, Our New Columnist Lost Her Love of Wine

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Katie Finn

You moved back to the desert? From Napa? On purpose?

Yep. And I couldn’t be happier.

Naturally, your next question might be whether I suffered some kind of head trauma or had a lobotomy. After all, I am in the wine business, so Napa should be my holy land, my Mecca. That was certainly the idea when th...

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Restaurant News Bites: Acqua California Bistro Is Almost Open; Trio and Copley's Owners at Work on AC3; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Acqua California Bistro Is Almost Open; Trio and Copley's Owners at Work on AC3; and Tons More!

Monday, July 24, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

Three New Places Coming Soon From Local Restaurant Greats

In the coming months, at least three new restaurants are slated to open their doors in the Coachella Valley that are owned by veteran local restaurateurs.

In order of anticipated opening:

Acqua California Bistro —at The River, 71800 Highway 111,...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Super Cheesy Nachos at Blackbook

The Indy Endorsement: The Super Cheesy Nachos at Blackbook

Tuesday, July 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Super Cheesy Nachos

Where: Blackbook, 315 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs

How much: $10; $14 with carne asada (as shown) or marinated chicken

Contact: 760-832-8497; blackbookbar.com

Why: This is an elevated version of a bar-food classic.

Blackbook has only been open for a couple of months in the old Caf...

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On Cocktails: For Centuries Now, Punch Has Helped Get the Party Started—Literally and Figuratively

On Cocktails: For Centuries Now, Punch Has Helped Get the Party Started—Literally and Figuratively

Monday, July 17, 2017  |  Patrick Johnson

It’s Saturday night, and Workshop Kitchen + Bar, in downtown Palm Springs, is buzzing. The bar is full—and the drink tickets are piling up.

A party of 12 walks in the door. A complicated cocktail order could put the bartenders in the weeds, or sink the ship entirely. (Full disclosure: I work at Works...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Jamón Iberico at Counter Reformation

The Indy Endorsement: The Jamón Iberico at Counter Reformation

Tuesday, July 11, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The jamón Iberico

Where: Counter Reformation, inside the Parker Palm Springs, 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $14

Contact: 760-770-5000; www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/dine/counter-reformation.php

Why: It’s a treat in every sense of the word.

I was fortunate enough to spend several days i...

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The Beer Goddess: Get Out Your Calendars, Because Beer-Fest Season Is Rapidly Approaching

The Beer Goddess: Get Out Your Calendars, Because Beer-Fest Season Is Rapidly Approaching

Tuesday, July 04, 2017  |  Erin Peters

While it’s always a great time for a delicious craft beer, it’s also fun to celebrate beer with others—and the upcoming months bring an array of awesome beer festivals where people celebrate in style.

Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to ...

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