Last updateSun, 30 Aug 2015 2pm
The first Coachella Valley Beer Week—which I helped create—recently wrapped up after 10 days of craft-beer events all over the valley. On Nov. 14, the Indio BBQ and Beer Competition took place, and on that same day, La Quinta Brewing celebrated its second anniversary.
Now that these excellent events ...
What: The Veal Ingleside
Where: Melvyn’s Restaurant, at the Ingleside Inn, 200 W. Ramon Road
How much: $28.75
Contact: 760-325-2323; inglesideinn.com/melvyns-restaurant
Why: It’s a “famous signature creation” for a reason.
A friend is visiting town. He (or she) wants to eat at a place that epitomizes old-schoo...
New to El Paseo: WP Kitchen + Bar
The Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar in Palm Desert is no more—but that doesn’t mean the celebrity chef is ditching the Coachella Valley. In fact, he’s chosen the Coachella Valley to launch his newest restaurant concept.
Puck has opened WP Kitchen + Bar in the space at 73130 E...
Where: Burgers and Beer, 72773 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage; also located at 79815 Highway 111, No. 101, La Quinta
How much: $7
Contact: 760-202-4522 (Rancho Mirage); 760-775-6494 (La Quinta); www.burgersandbeer.com
Why: They’re a delightful, unexpected find.
One expects a place called Burge...
You can make tofu taste like Italian sausage. You can toy with the texture, just a speck, so that a person eating your tofu chili will barely notice the curdled soy product.
This works best if the vegetarian grub is served with a seductive red wine—one that holds up to the challenge, complementing ch...
Stout beers offer a soft, almost chewy richness—unlike any lager.
The sharp and roasted yet creamy flavor is delicious any time of the year—but these beers are especially lovely when the temperatures start to drop. These darker beers pack a cornucopia of flavors, with plenty of alcohol by volume to k...