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The Indy Endorsement: The Pad Thai at Bangkok Noodles

The Indy Endorsement: The Pad Thai at Bangkok Noodles

Friday, December 19, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Pad Thai

Where:  Bangkok Noodles, 35911 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $9.95 to $11.25, depending on the protein; also available as a lunch special

Contact: 760-324-3533; www.bangkok-noodles.com

Why: Tasty Thai all around.

While nobody was paying attention, Cathedral City somehow became a ...

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Sniff the Cap: Five Fantastic Reasons to Drink Wine (As If You Needed a Reason)

Sniff the Cap: Five Fantastic Reasons to Drink Wine (As If You Needed a Reason)

Friday, December 19, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.

—Latin proverb

The Arrival of a Friend

I was wrapped in a blanket under a tree. Giant snow clumps fell from dark clouds at Calaveras...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Chili Dog at Teriyaki Yogi

The Indy Endorsement: The Chili Dog at Teriyaki Yogi

Friday, December 12, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Chili Dog

Where: Teriyaki Yogi, 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. 210

How much: $5.19

Contact: 760-323-1162

Why: Simply put, it’s a damn good chili dog.

A friend recently mentioned that he’d just eaten one of the best chili dogs he’d ever had.

“Where did you get this amazing chili dog?” I asked.

His repl...

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The Beer Goddess: Temecula Is Known for Its Wine—but a Number of Great Breweries Now Call the Area Home

The Beer Goddess: Temecula Is Known for Its Wine—but a Number of Great Breweries Now Call the Area Home

Monday, December 01, 2014  |  Erin Peters

Located just 70 miles or so from the Coachella Valley, Temecula is known as Southern California’s wine country; the charming California town and surrounding area produce more than 50 different varietals of wine.

This is a great thing for the craft-beer industry. Brewers for years have been using wine...

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Restaurant News Bites: Tinto Returns; PS Underground Introduces 'Light'; LuLu's Rhine Opening His Own Place; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Tinto Returns; PS Underground Introduces 'Light'; LuLu's Rhine Opening His Own Place; and Much More!

Friday, November 28, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Tinto at the Saguaro Downsizes a Bit

Tinto, the Basque-style restaurant owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces that calls the Saguaro Palm Springs home, will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 3, after a lengthy closure during much of the summer and fall.

When Tinto reopens, it will be just a fraction of its former self,...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Barbacoa (pork and beef stew)

Where: La Perlita Mexican Food, 901 Crossley Road, Palm Springs

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-778-8014

Why: It’s some of the best Mexican food in the valley.

You really have to be looking for La Perlita Mexican Food to find it.

The joint is stuck at the end of a strip mall o...

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