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There’s been a paradigm shift regarding what we pair with elevated cuisine, and how we pair it. Luckily for us, these pairings now often include craft beer.
Because there are more ingredients to play with in beer than wine, there’s more room for flavor and experimentation. The marriage of craft beer ...
What: The cheese Danish
Where: Villa Bakery, 67470 Ramon Road, Cathedral City
How much: 80 cents
Why: It’s flaky, sweet, cheesy and generally delicious.
Sometimes, good things can result when bad things happen.
I was driving down Ramon Road recently when I saw that someone had kicked or p...
We are in a grape.
Dave and I are in the grape—yes, you heard me right. It's a contemporary wonder of Italian architecture called The Acino, named after an Italian word for grape. We’re looking through its translucent ethylene skin at a steady rain drizzling over acres and acres of Piedmont-region wine...
Hacienda Cantina and Beach Club Offers a Taste of Santa Fe
Last month in this space, we wrote these somewhat prophetic words about the Hacienda Cantina and Beach Club, at 1555 S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs (emphasis newly added): “ If everything goes according to plan , the Hacienda … will quiet...
Here's to the corkscrew—a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly. —W.E.P. French
Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker Brewing Company seems to have taken the words of W.E.P. French to heart, as evidenced by brewery’s f...
What: The “Washu” (American Waygu) Shabu Shabu
Where: Shabu Shabu Zen, 71680 Highway 111 No. F, Rancho Mirage
How much: $25
Contact: 760-779-5000; shabu-shabu-zen.com
Why: It’s just so much damn fun—and delicious, too.
It was fun. It was active. It was a little messy. And it was delicious.
It was one of the best...