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Some day in the not-too-distant future, I want to make wine. But I don’t want to ruin perfectly good grapes.
So I’m training myself on bread. Sourdough bread, specifically. This spring, I’ve been nurturing a sourdough culture: lactic-acid bacteria and yeast, feeding and reproducing on wheat flour and...
A region formerly best known for old-school martinis continues to expand its craft-beer prowess—and a brewery that’s not even a year old is, in many ways, leading the way by offering small-batch offerings, tap-room special releases and seasonal farm-to-glass brews.
Coachella Valley Brewing Co. may be...
Appetito Cal-Italian Deli Is Open—and Exciting
It’s safe to say that Appetito Cal-Italian Deli, at 1700 S. Camino Real, in Palm Springs (located in the same building as Koffi), is unlike every other restaurant in the Coachella Valley.
On one hand, the service is fast-casual, meaning that you order at ...
An older couple in a BMW drove randomly, stopping in directionless confusion at one busy intersection before zipping illegally around a car parked at a stoplight and lurching up the Highway 101 onramp.
“I’m going to assume everyone on the road is sloshed,” said Dave.
Fair assumption. Drivers might be ...
What: The Smokey and the Jalapeño Egg Burger at Eureka!
Where: Eureka!, 74985 Highway 111, Indian Wells
How Much: $13 (Smokey) and $11.50 (burger with fries)
Contact: 760-834-7700; eurekarestaurantgroup.com
Why: A perfect cocktail with a perfect burger.
Regular readers of this space know I have a love of good...
What: The Nutty Chi Chi
Where: Tonga Hut Palm Springs, 254 N. Palm Canyon Drive
How Much: $11
Contact: 760-322-4449; www.tongahut.com
Why: Nutty and creamy is a dreamy combination.
Tiki bars—drinking establishments that serve tropical, island-themed cocktails, often with an emphasis on fruit juices and rum—use...