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The Indy Endorsement: The Al Pastor Taco at Taqueria Tortilla Factory

The Indy Endorsement: The Al Pastor Taco at Taqueria Tortilla Factory

May 22, 2019 08:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The al pastor taco

Where: Taqueria Tortilla Factory, 35270 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $2.99

Contact: 760-324-6505; taqueria-tortilla-factory.business.site

Why: It outshined the main course....

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On Cocktails: If You Like Good Booze, Tip Your Hat to the Wonders of Yeast and Fermentation

On Cocktails: If You Like Good Booze, Tip Your Hat to the Wonders of Yeast and Fermentation

May 18, 2019 12:30  |  Kevin Carlow

My kitchen counter looks like a biology lab.

Milky water and floating produce sit in jars that burp when I loosen the cap a tiny bit. The smells of cabbage, garlic and onions waft through the air. The ...

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Vine Social: A Lot of People Say Merlot Has Made a Comeback … but Has It?

Vine Social: A Lot of People Say Merlot Has Made a Comeback … but Has It?

May 16, 2019 11:30  |  Katie Finn

Everywhere I look these days, wine publications, blogs and even the occasional Cosmopolitan article are all proudly announcing: “Merlot is back!”

But is it?

I often talk about merlot in my tasting seminar...

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Caesar Cervisia: A Trip Up the Mountain to Julian Offers Both a Respite From the Heat and Some Fantastic Craft Beers

Caesar Cervisia: A Trip Up the Mountain to Julian Offers Both a Respite From the Heat and Some Fantastic Craft Beers

May 15, 2019 13:00  |  Brett Newton

As I type this, I’m taking shelter from the wind that is offering another merciful reprieve from the inevitable heat to come. When the heat does arrive, you can bet I’ll be looking to get the hell (no...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Almond Croissant at the French Corner Café

The Indy Endorsement: The Almond Croissant at the French Corner Café

May 08, 2019 14:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The almond croissant

Where: The French Corner Café, 72423 Highway 111, Palm Desert

How much: $5.50

Contact: 760-568-5362; www.frenchcornercafe.com

Why: It’s pure decadence.

In an area of Palm Desert that h...

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Vine Social: If Temecula Wants to Be Taken Seriously as a Wine Destination, It Needs to Grow Up

Vine Social: If Temecula Wants to Be Taken Seriously as a Wine Destination, It Needs to Grow Up

Apr 26, 2019 11:00  |  Katie Finn

I’m just not ready to give up on Temecula yet—but if my last two visits are any indication of what Temecula wants to be, then its destiny might already be written.

Twelve years ago, I ventured to Temec...

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Restaurant News Bites: A Shorter Restaurant Week Returns on May 31; Introducing Tac/Quila; and a Whole Lot More!

Restaurant News Bites: A Shorter Restaurant Week Returns on May 31; Introducing Tac/Quila; and a Whole Lot More!

Apr 22, 2019 14:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Returns May 31, With More Than 115 Participants

The bad news: Summer is almost here, meaning 100-degree temperatures will soon be a daily thing.

The good news: This ...

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On Cocktails: It's Time to Give the Long Island Iced Tea (a Little) Credit for Being the Influential Cocktail That It Is

On Cocktails: It's Time to Give the Long Island Iced Tea (a Little) Credit for Being the Influential Cocktail That It Is

Apr 19, 2019 12:00  |  Kevin Carlow

The idea for this column came to me as I was getting my head smashed in by a large man in a ninja outfit.

Don’t worry; this didn’t happen in real life, but during a video-game tournament at The Hood Ba...

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