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On Cocktails: Garnishes Can Be Wonderful Parts of a Good Drink … If Both the Bartender and Consumer Know What They're Doing

On Cocktails: Garnishes Can Be Wonderful Parts of a Good Drink … If Both the Bartender and Consumer Know What They're Doing

Oct 17, 2018 13:00  |  Kevin Carlow

This town turns on a dime. Last month, I was writing about the slowest time of the year and sipping switchel . This month, I need an ice pack for my right elbow and a brace for my knee as I look for new...

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Vine Social: You Don't Need to Become a Sommelier to Learn a Lot About Wine

Vine Social: You Don't Need to Become a Sommelier to Learn a Lot About Wine

Oct 15, 2018 16:00  |  Katie Finn

Everyone I know in the wine industry has had their own personal “Ah-ha!” moment—when wine became more than just a classy way to get drunk, when we went from simply enjoying the way the wine tastes to ...

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Desert Cicerone: Semi-Random Thoughts on a Local Blog, the Greatness of Modern Times and Various IPA Sub-Styles

Desert Cicerone: Semi-Random Thoughts on a Local Blog, the Greatness of Modern Times and Various IPA Sub-Styles

Oct 11, 2018 13:00  |  Brett Newton

I have a lot on my mind. However, I will spare you from all but the beer things on my mind. I thought the best way to handle this would be to kinda-sorta do this à la Larry King’s odd USA Today column f...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Black Truffle Pommes Frites at AC3 Restaurant + Bar

The Indy Endorsement: The Black Truffle Pommes Frites at AC3 Restaurant + Bar

Oct 10, 2018 16:10  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The black truffle pommes frites

Where: AC3 Restaurant + Bar, 45350 Larkspur Lane, Palm Desert

How much: $9 separately; $7 at happy hour; $4 upcharge with the lobster B.L.T. (as shown)

Contact: 760-340-...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Big Guac Burrito at Guacamole's

The Indy Endorsement: The Big Guac Burrito at Guacamole's

Oct 04, 2018 15:10  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The big guac burrito

Where: Guacamoles, 555 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs

How much: $9.25

Contact: 760-325-9766; www.guacsps.com

Why: It’s one of the tastiest burritos around.

Guacamoles does not get the re...

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Restaurant News Bites: Spotlight 29 Adds Mexican Restaurant, Food Court; Taste of Palm Springs Returns; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Spotlight 29 Adds Mexican Restaurant, Food Court; Taste of Palm Springs Returns; and Tons More!

Sep 24, 2018 13:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Spotlight 29 Opens New Food Court, Mexican Restaurant

Gamblers, show-goers and foodies who find themselves at Spotlight 29—located at 46200 Harrison Place, in Coachella—now have a whole bunch more food...

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Vine Social: Biased Against Screw Caps? Get Over It—Because What Matters Is What's in the Bottle, Not What's Sealing It

Vine Social: Biased Against Screw Caps? Get Over It—Because What Matters Is What's in the Bottle, Not What's Sealing It

Sep 17, 2018 14:00  |  Katie Finn

Here we are in 2018, 54 years since the first screw-cap wine was released—and somehow, people are still apprehensive about this alternative wine-sealing method.

At a recent wine-education seminar I was...

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On Cocktails: Shrubbs and Switchels Are Delicious and Refreshing—With or Without Alcohol

On Cocktails: Shrubbs and Switchels Are Delicious and Refreshing—With or Without Alcohol

Sep 14, 2018 10:00  |  Kevin Carlow

A funny thing about the Coachella Valley: Opinions on the “slowest month” in the bar industry vary greatly depending on whom you ask. After what was a surprisingly OK summer, it seems that as of this ...

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