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On Cocktails: It Makes Sense to Permanently Move Coachella and Stagecoach to October

On Cocktails: It Makes Sense to Permanently Move Coachella and Stagecoach to October

Mar 24, 2020 13:40  |  Kevin Carlow

“You guys must be so busy during Coachella!”

That drove me crazy my first couple of years here in the desert—almost as crazy as when people ask for “something with vodka, but not too sweet.” Bacchus, sa...

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Vine Social: Try to Fill This Turbulent Time With Joy—Including, Perhaps, Some Amazing Rosé Wine

Vine Social: Try to Fill This Turbulent Time With Joy—Including, Perhaps, Some Amazing Rosé Wine

Mar 19, 2020 10:15  |  Katie Finn

The sun is shining. The weather is getting warm. The patio furniture has been brought out of hibernation. For wine lovers, this means one thing … rosé season has arrived.

As I began to write this piece...

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On Cocktails: A View From the Frontlines as Palm Springs’ Bar and Restaurant Scene Came to a (Temporary?) End

On Cocktails: A View From the Frontlines as Palm Springs’ Bar and Restaurant Scene Came to a (Temporary?) End

Mar 18, 2020 18:30  |  Kevin Carlow

It’s not very often a cocktail columnist for a desert newspaper gets to pretend to be an “in the trenches” correspondent. It’s pretty chill here, and I write about drinks.

Now here we are.

It’s Sunday, ...

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Caesar Cervisia: Our Resident Beer Expert Examines the Hard-Seltzer Craze … and Doesn't Understand It

Caesar Cervisia: Our Resident Beer Expert Examines the Hard-Seltzer Craze … and Doesn't Understand It

Mar 09, 2020 15:00  |  Brett Newton

I have avoided them successfully for so long, but they have found a way into my home. Now I must brace myself, confront them—and hope for the best.

No, I am not talking about Jehovah’s Witnesses. I am ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Fish Tacos at Barrel District

The Indy Endorsement: The Fish Tacos at Barrel District

Mar 05, 2020 14:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The fish tacos

Where: Barrel District, 35939 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $15

Contact: 760-537-7431; barreldistrictpizza.com

Why:  These tacos are big and tasty.

Regular readers of this space ...

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Restaurant News Bites: Unsolicited Advice for Restaurateurs; a New Food Boss at The Rowan; and a Whole Lot More!

Restaurant News Bites: Unsolicited Advice for Restaurateurs; a New Food Boss at The Rowan; and a Whole Lot More!

Feb 25, 2020 13:40  |  Jimmy Boegle

Three Pieces of Unsolicited Advice for Restaurateurs

There’s surprisingly little restaurant news to report at this point during the busy season ... because, well, most everyone is so gosh-darned busy.

T...

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On Cocktails: As St. Patrick's Day Approaches, Irish Whiskey Is on the Mind

On Cocktails: As St. Patrick's Day Approaches, Irish Whiskey Is on the Mind

Feb 21, 2020 10:00  |  Kevin Carlow

Spring is nearly upon us here in the desert—and it’s a great time for me and other transplants to remember how fortunate we are to have traded gray 40-degree days for 82 degrees and sunshine.

Granted, ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Omakase at Taka Shin

The Indy Endorsement: The Omakase at Taka Shin

Feb 18, 2020 18:55  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The omakase

Where: Taka Shin, 641 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $75 to $100; $85 as described

Contact: 760-600-5806; takashin-ps.com

Why: It’s the ultimate splurge/treat.

When Miho Suma tell...

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