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Wine Wisdom: Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm Is Still Chasing the Dream

Wine Wisdom: Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm Is Still Chasing the Dream

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  |  Pete Holland

There is a Napa vintner who was born into a winemaking family in France and married into winemaking royalty in California. He loves throwing lavish parties and spraying his guests with Champagne. Even in photos taken in the vineyard, he dresses like he’s meeting James Bond for a game of baccarat. Pi...

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Restaurant News Bites: Let the Summer Specials Begin!; a Taste of Summer in Rancho Mirage Returns; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Let the Summer Specials Begin!; a Taste of Summer in Rancho Mirage Returns; and Tons More!

Monday, June 26, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

Local Restaurants Offer Splendid Summer Specials

The summer giveth to Coachella Valley foodies … and the summer taketh away.

As for the “taketh away” part: This is your annual reminder to call ahead before heading off to your favorite local bar or restaurant … because it may very well be closed. Some ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Don Veto sandwich

Where: Larry’s Gourmet Market, 2781 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $7.99 (8 inches); $12.99 (12 inches).

Contact: 760-832-7188; larrysgourmetmarket.com

Why: It’s a damn good sandwich.

From North Palm Canyon Drive, Larry’s Gourmet Market does not look like much.

I’ve zoo...

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On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Kevin Carlow

Last month, I admitted experimenting with vodka. Well, I think it’s time for a talk.

Due to the timing of my lease ending, rent going up by $100 a month (seriously?), looming air conditioning bills and summer break at Seymour’s approaching; I decided to spend some time back in the ancestral homeland ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Kimchi Jji-gae at Umami Seoul

The Indy Endorsement: The Kimchi Jji-gae at Umami Seoul

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The kimchi jji-gae

Where: Umami Seoul, 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. A-105, Cathedral City

How much: $14.99

Contact: 760-202-0144; www.umamiseoul.com

Why: The variety of flavors and textures.

I’ve had many good meals at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. A-105, in Cathedral City. For years, that was the h...

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Well Red: An Interview With Matt Young, General Manager and Partner at Desert Wine Shop on 111

Well Red: An Interview With Matt Young, General Manager and Partner at Desert Wine Shop on 111

Friday, June 02, 2017  |  Christine Soto

There is a new wine shop in town—a rare treat for us desert denizens.

It’s actually a reimagining of one of the desert’s few wine shops, Dan’s. No longer will you be greeted by Dan; most days of the week, you’ll find Matt Young, a tall, friendly, handsome young man who looks like a football player. T...

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