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I was feeling a bit nostalgic. Perhaps it was due to a post-holiday malaise; maybe I was simply succumbing to the general trend in popular culture.
Whatever the cause, I began reminiscing on my first experiences drinking in public places: a smoky blues club, Chinese restaurant lounges, fancy dinners ...
There was a time not too long ago when I cringed at the sight of a raspberry wheat or berry blonde beer. I thought these beers were too dainty, too affected—and frankly, not worth my money.
However, I’ve changed my tune in recent years—and I am not alone.
Let’s look at just one beer category, flavored...
What: The lamb kofta burger
Where: Evzin Mediterranean Cuisine, 72695 Highway 111, No. A6, Palm Desert
How much: $11
Contact: 760-340-2020; www.facebook.com/evzinrestaurant
Why: The meat was just perfect.
My friend Jeffrey was effusive in his praise.
“Steven H. and I went to this new Greek place in PD,” he told...
“There is good living, where there is good beer.”
Since I started writing about beer, this has been my mantra—and, of course, good food is part of good living, too.
There’s more synergy between the beer and food worlds than ever before. Brewers have produced a range of delicious beers to suit nearly eve...
New in Downtown Palm Springs: Moxie Palm Springs
For several years, Grind Brgr Bar languished on the second floor at 262 S. Palm Canyon Drive, in downtown Palm Springs. I went to the Kaiser Restaurant Group-owned restaurant fairly frequently, because the burgers were good, and I loved the view. Howev...
After customers, the people I interact with most, wine-wise, are reps—the people who sell wine for a living.
I’m not afraid to play favorites, so meet my fave, Kristin Ryall. Tasting with her is like getting together with an old friend—it’s easy, comfortable and fun. She’s incredibly knowledgeable, b...