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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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Restaurant News Bites: TRIO Closed After a Fire; Village Pub Goes to 'Rehab'; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: TRIO Closed After a Fire; Village Pub Goes to 'Rehab'; and Much More!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

TRIO Closed Indefinitely After Early-Morning Fire

Sometime around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, a fire broke out in the parking lot behind TRIO Restaurant, located at 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. The ever-popular restaurant suffered significant smoke and water damage during the fire—and ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Fish and Chips at Atlantic Fish and Chips

The Indy Endorsement: The Fish and Chips at Atlantic Fish and Chips

Monday, August 28, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The fish and chips

Where: Atlantic Fish and Chips, 73850 Highway 111, Suite B, Palm Desert

How much: Mini (two pieces, as shown) is $7.99

Contact: 760-568-5066

Why: It’s a near-perfect version of the classic platter.

Atlantic Fish and Chips has been around for many years; it was fast casual before fast ...

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On Cocktails: Bitters Are One of the Most Important Cocktail Ingredients—and They Can Stand on Their Own, Too

On Cocktails: Bitters Are One of the Most Important Cocktail Ingredients—and They Can Stand on Their Own, Too

Tuesday, August 22, 2017  |  Patrick Johnson

I’m behind the bar at Truss and Twine. There’s a nice lady at the bar, pointing to the cute little antique-looking dasher bottles lined up in a row on the bar top.

Lady: What are these? Balsamic vinegar and olive oil?

Me: No. They’re bitters.

Lady: Oh. What kind?

Me: Angostura, orange, Peychaud’s and ce...

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