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Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

My wine glass is half-full, its stem pushed flat into light sand.

I aim my camera at the glass. Click . The top part of the glass distorts giant waves crashing into the shore. Click . A haystack rock occupies space between wine and brim. Click . Sky meets sea in a blur of blue. Plus wine glass.

Dave appreci...

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The Indy Endorsement: Benny's Bennie at Wilma and Frieda's

The Indy Endorsement: Benny's Bennie at Wilma and Frieda's

Monday, September 08, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Bennie’s Bennie

Where: Wilma and Frieda’s, 73575 El Paseo Drive, No. C2310, Palm Desert

How much: $14

Contact: 760-773-2807; www.wilmafrieda.com

Why: The pork and the perfect balance.

Over the last couple of years, creative types ranging from musicians to comedians to publishers have used crowd-funding s...

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Restaurant News Bites: Kerry Simon Moves to the Hard Rock; Cactusberry Gets a Makeover; a New Purple Room Menu; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Kerry Simon Moves to the Hard Rock; Cactusberry Gets a Makeover; a New Purple Room Menu; and Much More!

Monday, August 25, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Hard Rock Replaces Sessions With Simon Kitchen + Bar

Another celebrity chef is coming to the Coachella Valley.

Simon Kitchen + Bar, a restaurant under the direction of Kerry Simon, is slated to open in mid-September at the Hard Rock, located at 150 S. Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. It’s replaci...

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The Beer Goddess: What Are the Area's Three Local Breweries Up To These Days?

The Beer Goddess: What Are the Area's Three Local Breweries Up To These Days?

Friday, August 22, 2014  |  Erin Peters

Back when Palm Springs was a frequent destination for the truly hip, Frank Sinatra would hoist his Jack Daniel’s flag on the pole in his luxurious Movie Colony neighborhood. It was like a smoke signal to Frank’s cohorts—it was cocktail hour.

Today, the Coachella Valley is once again becoming a freque...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Dragon Roll With the All-You-Can-Eat Sushi at Dragon Sushi

The Indy Endorsement: The Dragon Roll With the All-You-Can-Eat Sushi at Dragon Sushi

Friday, August 22, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Dragon Roll with the all-you-can-eat sushi at Dragon Sushi

Where: Dragon Sushi, 68369 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City; also at 82451 Highway 111, No. 103, Indio

How much: $22.99 for lunch; $27.99 for dinner

Contact: (760) 321-5935; www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-sushi/194086770616660

Why: A vari...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Blistered Shishito Peppers at Appetito

The Indy Endorsement: The Blistered Shishito Peppers at Appetito

Friday, August 15, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Blistered Shishito Peppers

Where: Appetito Cal-Italian Deli, 1700 S. Camino Real, No. 2, Palm Springs

How much: $4.95

Contact: 760-327-1929; appetitodeli.com

Why: They’re an example of delicious simplicity—with a side of adventure.

Appetito opened earlier this year in the long-vacant space in the Kof...

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