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Sniff the Cap: A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Sourdough Bread and 'Mad Men'

Sniff the Cap: A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Sourdough Bread and 'Mad Men'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

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...

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The Beer Goddess: Not Even a Year Old, Coachella Valley Brewing Makes Waves With Expanded Distribution, Special Offerings

The Beer Goddess: Not Even a Year Old, Coachella Valley Brewing Makes Waves With Expanded Distribution, Special Offerings

Friday, March 28, 2014  |  Erin Peters

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...

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Restaurant News Bites: Appetito Is Open; Fantasy Springs Offers Sips of the Desert; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Appetito Is Open; Fantasy Springs Offers Sips of the Desert; and Much More!

Monday, March 24, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

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 ...

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Sniff the Cap: Going Back for the Bitch in Paso Robles

Sniff the Cap: Going Back for the Bitch in Paso Robles

Wednesday, March 19, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

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 ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Smokey and the Jalapeño Egg Burger at Eureka!

The Indy Endorsement: The Smokey and the Jalapeño Egg Burger at Eureka!

Friday, March 14, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

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...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Nutty Chi Chi at Tonga Hut

The Indy Endorsement: The Nutty Chi Chi at Tonga Hut

Friday, March 07, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

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...

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