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The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Don Veto sandwich

Where: Larry’s Gourmet Market, 2781 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $7.99 (8 inches); $12.99 (12 inches).

Contact: 760-832-7188; larrysgourmetmarket.com

Why: It’s a damn good sandwich.

From North Palm Canyon Drive, Larry’s Gourmet Market does not look like much.

I’ve zoo...

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On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Kevin Carlow

Last month, I admitted experimenting with vodka. Well, I think it’s time for a talk.

Due to the timing of my lease ending, rent going up by $100 a month (seriously?), looming air conditioning bills and summer break at Seymour’s approaching; I decided to spend some time back in the ancestral homeland ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Kimchi Jji-gae at Umami Seoul

The Indy Endorsement: The Kimchi Jji-gae at Umami Seoul

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The kimchi Jji-gae

Where: Umami Seoul, 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. A-105, Cathedral City

How much: $14.99

Contact: 760-202-0144; www.umamiseoul.com

Why: The variety of flavors and textures.

I’ve had many good meals at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. A-105, in Cathedral City. For years, that was the h...

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Well Red: An Interview With Matt Young, General Manager and Partner at Desert Wine Shop on 111

Well Red: An Interview With Matt Young, General Manager and Partner at Desert Wine Shop on 111

Friday, June 02, 2017  |  Christine Soto

There is a new wine shop in town—a rare treat for us desert denizens.

It’s actually a reimagining of one of the desert’s few wine shops, Dan’s. No longer will you be greeted by Dan; most days of the week, you’ll find Matt Young, a tall, friendly, handsome young man who looks like a football player. T...

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On Cocktails: The Best Drinks Are Often Bittersweet—and That's Why Amaro Is Such a Fantastic Liquor

On Cocktails: The Best Drinks Are Often Bittersweet—and That's Why Amaro Is Such a Fantastic Liquor

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  |  Kevin Carlow

May was a strange month for me—a time of pushing the limits of good sense, as the end-of-season fatigue began to show.

What drinks am I working on? Well, you might get an ancho La Louisiane (delicious) or … well, I was only half-kidding last month about the muddled pretzels.

In my personal drinking, I...

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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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