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Well Red: A Chat With Bruce Davis, Wine Specialist at Bristol Farms

Well Red: A Chat With Bruce Davis, Wine Specialist at Bristol Farms

Monday, August 22, 2016  |  Christine Soto

Bruce Davis has a reputation around the valley for knowing his stuff when it comes to wine. After one conversation with him, I understand why the wine specialist at Palm Desert’s Bristol Farms has this sterling reputation.

Davis, like a lot of great wine people, loves to tell stories. He casually con...

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The Beer Goddess: Take a Day Trip and Enjoy the Glorious Bars and Restaurants of Orange County

The Beer Goddess: Take a Day Trip and Enjoy the Glorious Bars and Restaurants of Orange County

Friday, August 19, 2016  |  Erin Peters

It’s no secret that the scorching-hot weather can extend well into September and October here in the Coachella Valley. However, locals don’t need to fret or sweat—because crafty beach cities with more moderate temperatures are less than a couple of hours away.

I recently spent some time in Orange Cou...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Queso Bonita Tacos at La Bonita's

The Indy Endorsement: The Queso Bonita Tacos at La Bonita's

Monday, August 15, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Queso Bonita Tacos

Where: La Bonita’s, 330 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $12.99

Contact: 760-318-8883; www.labonitas.com

Why: Crispy cheese is an amazing thing.

Ah, the taco. It’s the perfect food—delicious, potentially nutritious, easy to make and effortless to eat. Plus, it singlehan...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Croque Madam at Bouchée Café and Deli

The Indy Endorsement: The Croque Madam at Bouchée Café and Deli

Thursday, August 11, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Croque Madam

Where: Bouchée Café and Deli, 72785 Highway 111, Palm Desert

How much: $12

Info: 442-666-3296; www.boucheecafeanddeli.com (menu out of date)

Why: The cheese ties everything together.

Breakfast is my favorite meal … when it’s done well, that is.

When it’s not done well, breakfast can be bor...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Bi Bim Bap at JOY at Fantasy Springs

The Indy Endorsement: The Bi Bim Bap at JOY at Fantasy Springs

Wednesday, August 03, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Bi Bim Bap

Where: JOY Asian Cuisine at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio

How much: $17

Contact: 760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/dining/dining.php#joy

Why: So many flavors and sensations!

Once upon a time, casino food was looked down upon. I grew up in R...

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Restaurant News Bites: Café Europa Moving to Former Plate | Glass Space; The Rumor Mill Runs Amok; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Café Europa Moving to Former Plate | Glass Space; The Rumor Mill Runs Amok; and Tons More!

Friday, July 29, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

Café Europa Moving to Former Plate | Glass Space, Adding a Tapas Concept

The gorgeous second-story spot at 301 N. Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs has gained a reputation as being jinxed, because the list of recent restaurants that have unsuccessfully made a go of it there is rather lengthy....

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