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Vine Social: If a Sommelier Is Just Recommending Expensive Bottles of Wine … He or She Is Not Doing His or Her Job

Vine Social: If a Sommelier Is Just Recommending Expensive Bottles of Wine … He or She Is Not Doing His or Her Job

Apr 17, 2018 16:00  |  Katie Finn

When I took my first sommelier exam 15 years ago (gasp!), it’s safe to say that most people didn’t know what a sommelier was. In fact, I once told someone I was a sommelier, and not being familiar wit...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Avocado Fries at Grill-a-Burger

The Indy Endorsement: The Avocado Fries at Grill-a-Burger

Apr 17, 2018 08:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The avocado fries

Where: Grill-a-Burger, 73091 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert

How much: $8.95

Contact: 760-346-8170; www.grill-a-burger.com

Why: The rich mix of crunch and creamy.

I love avocados. They’re...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Porto Crepe at Lala's Waffles Crepes and Shakes

The Indy Endorsement: The Porto Crepe at Lala's Waffles Crepes and Shakes

Apr 12, 2018 06:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Porto crepe

Where: Lala’s Waffles Crepes and Shakes, 34041 Date Palm Drive, Suite E, Cathedral City

How much: $8.35

Contact: 760-202-3443; www.eatlalas.com

Why: It’s a treat you don’t find often.

Let’s...

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Restaurant News Bites: Dining Out for Life Benefits the Desert AIDS Project; Grand Central Sets an Opening Date; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Dining Out for Life Benefits the Desert AIDS Project; Grand Central Sets an Opening Date; and Tons More!

Mar 30, 2018 13:32  |  Jimmy Boegle

Help the Desert AIDS Project by Dining Out for Life on April 26

Thursday, April 26, is one of my favorite foodie days of the year.

It’s not a day featuring a lot of great deals and food specials; instea...

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On Cocktails: A Customer Dared Question Our Intrepid Drinker's Knowledge of the French 75. Let the Epic Rant Ensue!

On Cocktails: A Customer Dared Question Our Intrepid Drinker's Knowledge of the French 75. Let the Epic Rant Ensue!

Mar 23, 2018 15:30  |  Kevin Carlow

It was during a steady shift at the bar not long ago when a guest and I engaged in cocktail talk. She gushed over the Vesper. I compared it to the sitcom The Big Bang Theory —as in it’s super-popular bu...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Chile Relleno Plate at Cardenas Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Chile Relleno Plate at Cardenas Market

Mar 21, 2018 13:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The chile relleno plate

Where: Cardenas Market, 31655 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $6.99

Contact: 760-422-1330; www.cardenasmarkets.com

Why: It’s a delicious bargain.

When we moved here five y...

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Vine Social: Since I Am Not Exactly the 'White Party Type,' I'm Throwing My Own Party—a White Wine Party

Vine Social: Since I Am Not Exactly the 'White Party Type,' I'm Throwing My Own Party—a White Wine Party

Mar 19, 2018 07:00  |  Katie Finn

There are so many parties in the desert this time of year. A girl can hardly keep her calendar straight, with all the fundraisers, galas and soirees all around town.

However, there is one fabulous part...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Lobster Bisque at Gelson's Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Lobster Bisque at Gelson's Market

Mar 14, 2018 14:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The lobster bisque

Where: Gelson’s Market, 36101 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

How much: $8.99

Contact: 760-770-0010; gelsons.com/store-locations/rancho-mirage

Why: Great flavor, fine price.

The grocery st...

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