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Elevating a Classic: Jen Town, the New Executive Chef at Melvyn's, Says She's Keeping the Restaurant Old-School—but Better

Elevating a Classic: Jen Town, the New Executive Chef at Melvyn's, Says She's Keeping the Restaurant Old-School—but Better

Monday, September 25, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

When I heard that the San Francisco-based PlumpJack Group had purchased the legendary Ingleside Inn and its Melvyn’s restaurant following the death last year of longtime owner Mel Haber, my feelings were decidedly mixed.

On one hand, Melvyn’s is an institution. The old-school recipes, the tableside p...

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On Cocktails: Welcome to The Reef, Palm Springs' Newest Tiki Bar ... Or Is It?

On Cocktails: Welcome to The Reef, Palm Springs' Newest Tiki Bar ... Or Is It?

Friday, September 22, 2017  |  Patrick Johnson

There’s a mermaid doing somersaults on a TV screen in a lamp-lit room. Exotica spills from unseen speakers. Carved wooden faces hang on a wall, alongside a signed photo of Don Ho. Floral-festooned patrons sip cocktails out of ceramic mugs. The bartender is lighting drinks on fire.

But, no, this is no...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Tower of Avocado and Tuna Tartare at Lulu and Acqua

The Indy Endorsement: The Tower of Avocado and Tuna Tartare at Lulu and Acqua

Thursday, September 21, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The tower of avocado and tuna tartare

Where: Lulu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; also at Acqua California Bistro, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage

How much: $14.99; $9.99 at the bar (all-day happy hour)

Contact: Lulu: 760-327-5858, www.lulupalmsprings.com ; Acqua: 760-862-98...

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Vine Social: Wine Nerds, Unite—Raise Your Glass to the Coachella Valley's Amazing Independent Wine Shops

Vine Social: Wine Nerds, Unite—Raise Your Glass to the Coachella Valley's Amazing Independent Wine Shops

Saturday, September 16, 2017  |  Katie Finn

The first thing I do when I move to a new town is find the local wine shop.

I do this, in part, because no one needs a glass (read: bottle) of wine more than the person who just bubble-wrapped their whole life and went on countless Home Depot runs for more boxes, because they had no idea they had thi...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Lunch Special at Joyce's Sushi

The Indy Endorsement: The Lunch Special at Joyce's Sushi

Thursday, September 14, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The lunch special

Where: Joyce’s Sushi, 36101 Bob Hope Drive, No. E1, Rancho Mirage

How much: $13.95 with three choices (as shown); $11.95 with two

Contact: 760-202-8186; joycessushiranchomirage.com

Why: It is tasty—and provides useful information.

Whenever I visit a “normal” Japanese restaurant for the ...

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The Beer Goddess: Raise Your Glass to Toast Stout Beers—and Get Ready to Celebrate International Stout Day

The Beer Goddess: Raise Your Glass to Toast Stout Beers—and Get Ready to Celebrate International Stout Day

Saturday, September 02, 2017  |  Erin Peters

India pale ales—you know them as IPAs—may still be the best-selling beer style, but many of us prefer the darker side of things.

Yes, stouts are perfect as the nights begin to get just a little longer; it’s a great time to enjoy oatmeal-y, chocolate-y, coffee-flavored deliciousness in a glass.

For my ...

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