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On Cocktails: A Tip o' the Hat to the Herbs and Botanicals That Give Flavor and Character to Your Favorite Drinks

On Cocktails: A Tip o' the Hat to the Herbs and Botanicals That Give Flavor and Character to Your Favorite Drinks

Oct 21, 2019 15:45  |  Kevin Carlow

I love this spooky time of year. Halloween, for me, starts sometime in late September and ends right before Thanksgiving. It’s a great time to get together with friends—or watch bad horror movies alon...

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Vine Social: What Happens When a Cicerone Selects Brews to Share With a Beer-Wary Sommelier?

Vine Social: What Happens When a Cicerone Selects Brews to Share With a Beer-Wary Sommelier?

Oct 17, 2019 14:10  |  Katie Finn

I know precious little about beer. Aside from some pedestrian lingo about lagers and IPAs and plebeian fermentation knowledge, I’m pretty clueless—and as someone who is an “expert” about wine, this is...

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Caesar Cervisia: What Happens When a Sommelier Selects Wines to Share With a Wine-Wary Cicerone?

Caesar Cervisia: What Happens When a Sommelier Selects Wines to Share With a Wine-Wary Cicerone?

Oct 17, 2019 14:10  |  Brett Newton

When my wine counterpart in these pages, Katie Finn, suggested that we pull a beverage version of Trading Places— where she curated a list of wines for me to taste while I returned the favor with a list o...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Creamy Coconut Cake at John Henry's Café

The Indy Endorsement: The Creamy Coconut Cake at John Henry's Café

Oct 10, 2019 12:50  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The creamy coconut cake

Where: John Henry’s Café, 1785 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

How much: $8.50

Contact: 760-327-7667; johnhenryscafe.com

Why: The ice cream pushes it over the top.

The website for John Henry...

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Restaurant News Bites: V Wine Lounge Is Open in Kaptur Plaza; Goodbye to Justin, Frankinbun and Maria Jose; and a Whole Lot More!

Restaurant News Bites: V Wine Lounge Is Open in Kaptur Plaza; Goodbye to Justin, Frankinbun and Maria Jose; and a Whole Lot More!

Sep 30, 2019 14:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Now Open at Palm Springs’ Kaptur Plaza: V Wine Lounge

Before we get to all the sad news … let’s celebrate a little bit of good news with a glass of wine!

V Wine Lounge has finally opened its doors in Ka...

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On Cocktails: Sangria Is Great—but True Wine Cocktails Go Well Beyond

On Cocktails: Sangria Is Great—but True Wine Cocktails Go Well Beyond

Sep 20, 2019 09:30  |  Kevin Carlow

Wine cocktails … is there anything more disappointing?

You finally got a reservation at the hot new restaurant in town; the server hands you the cocktail list, and … wine margaritas?! I get it; if you ...

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Vine Social: How I Grew to (Sort of) Appreciate Over-the-Top, High-Alcohol Wines

Vine Social: How I Grew to (Sort of) Appreciate Over-the-Top, High-Alcohol Wines

Sep 16, 2019 15:00  |  Katie Finn

“Katie wine” is a moniker that has followed me for years.

Sometimes it’s said as a joke, as in: “Ohh, that’s a ‘Katie wine.’ You probably won’t like it,” meaning it’s funky, earthy, savory or just plai...

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Caesar Cervisia: A Look Back at the Late, Lamented Schmidy's Tavern and Its Beer School

Caesar Cervisia: A Look Back at the Late, Lamented Schmidy's Tavern and Its Beer School

Sep 11, 2019 16:00  |  Brett Newton

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came

In 2008, I was in the midst of a major life transition. I was a musician who had retreated from the wasteland...

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