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Well Red: A Chat With Misty Carlson, Beverage Specialist at Whole Foods Palm Desert

Well Red: A Chat With Misty Carlson, Beverage Specialist at Whole Foods Palm Desert

Friday, December 02, 2016  |  Christine Soto

It’s hard to tell what Misty Carlson is more passionate about: hiking, food or wine?

For the sake of this column, I’m going to go with wine, but in any case, it seems like Carlson has the joys of life figured out: working with wine, living in Palm Springs, hiking a lot, and cooking almost every night...

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Restaurant News Bites: Comparing Prices at BevMo! and Total Wine (Hint: There's a Big Difference); Cello's Closes Its Restaurant; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Comparing Prices at BevMo! and Total Wine (Hint: There's a Big Difference); Cello's Closes Its Restaurant; and Tons More!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

BEVMO! Opens in Downtown Palm Springs—but I'm Still Going to Total Wine for the Better Prices

Fans of booze and spirits who reside in the western portion of the Coachella Valley got good news in November, when BevMo! opened at 333 S. Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs, in part of the building...

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The Beer Goddess: On International Stout Day, I Was Flown to Ireland to Witness Beer History in the Making

The Beer Goddess: On International Stout Day, I Was Flown to Ireland to Witness Beer History in the Making

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  |  Erin Peters

Someone once said that “history flows forward on rivers of beer.” It’s true: Beer has played a significant role in shaping the human experience.

This brings us to Nov. 3, when stout-lovers across the world celebrated the delicious, dark beer during the Sixth Annual International Stout Day. Hundreds o...

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On Cocktails: Bartending Competitions Are Subjective, Unfair—and a Whole Lot of Fun

On Cocktails: Bartending Competitions Are Subjective, Unfair—and a Whole Lot of Fun

Monday, November 21, 2016  |  Kevin Carlow

Bartending competitions … are they a test of ability, or just a sideshow full of tricks and gimmicks?

This is a question I have debated for years—and now that I reside in California, I see bartending competitions everywhere. This isn't to say they don't exist back in my former home, Boston, but durin...

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The Indy Endorsement: The 'Benedict' Sopes at the Arrive Hotel's Reservoir Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The 'Benedict' Sopes at the Arrive Hotel's Reservoir Restaurant

Tuesday, November 08, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The “Benedict” Sopes

Where: Reservoir at the Arrive Hotel, 1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $13

Contact: 760-507-1640; reservoirpalmsprings.com

Why: It’s a fresh take on an old classic.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day—when it’s done right. However, as I have noted in this space ...

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The Beer Goddess: November Brings Both International Stout Day and the Second Coachella Valley Beer Week

The Beer Goddess: November Brings Both International Stout Day and the Second Coachella Valley Beer Week

Friday, October 28, 2016  |  Erin Peters

Celebrate all things beer in November with both Coachella Valley Beer Week and the sixth annual International Stout Day !

Each year, beer weeks celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers across the United States—and Coachella Valley Beer Week, which I am organizing, will commence for the second...

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