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On Cocktails: Sangria Is Great—but True Wine Cocktails Go Well Beyond

On Cocktails: Sangria Is Great—but True Wine Cocktails Go Well Beyond

Sep 20, 2019 09:30  |  Kevin Carlow

Wine cocktails … is there anything more disappointing?

You finally got a reservation at the hot new restaurant in town; the server hands you the cocktail list, and … wine margaritas?! I get it; if you ...

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Vine Social: How I Grew to (Sort of) Appreciate Over-the-Top, High-Alcohol Wines

Vine Social: How I Grew to (Sort of) Appreciate Over-the-Top, High-Alcohol Wines

Sep 16, 2019 15:00  |  Katie Finn

“Katie wine” is a moniker that has followed me for years.

Sometimes it’s said as a joke, as in: “Ohh, that’s a ‘Katie wine.’ You probably won’t like it,” meaning it’s funky, earthy, savory or just plai...

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Caesar Cervisia: A Look Back at the Late, Lamented Schmidy's Tavern and Its Beer School

Caesar Cervisia: A Look Back at the Late, Lamented Schmidy's Tavern and Its Beer School

Sep 11, 2019 16:00  |  Brett Newton

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came

In 2008, I was in the midst of a major life transition. I was a musician who had retreated from the wasteland...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Original Musashi Tonkotsu at Ramen Musashi

The Indy Endorsement: The Original Musashi Tonkotsu at Ramen Musashi

Sep 07, 2019 11:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The original Musashi tonkotsu

Where: Ramen Musashi, 44491 Town Center Way, Suite G, Palm Desert

How much: $14

Contact: 760-674-7299; ramenpalmdesert.com

Why: The broth is stellar.

Food trends usually arriv...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich at Unique Bite Eatery

The Indy Endorsement: The Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich at Unique Bite Eatery

Sep 05, 2019 12:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The smoked pulled pork sandwich

Where: Unique Bite Eatery, 82900 Avenue 42, Indio

How much: $10.99

Contact: 760-342-8286; uniquebiteeatery.com

Why: The quality of the food is unique.

The name Unique Bite E...

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Restaurant News Bites: 533's Chad Gardner to Open a 'China Fusion' Restaurant; the Ace Holds Wine-Tastings; and a Whole Lot More!

Restaurant News Bites: 533's Chad Gardner to Open a 'China Fusion' Restaurant; the Ace Holds Wine-Tastings; and a Whole Lot More!

Aug 26, 2019 11:35  |  Jimmy Boegle

Owner of 533 Viet Fusion to Open Roly China Fusion in Former Alebrije Space

One of downtown Palm Springs’ best restaurants is no more—but a veteran restaurateur is going to take over that restaurant’s ...

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Vine Social: A Trip to Vindemia Winery Shows Temecula's Amazing Wine Potential

Vine Social: A Trip to Vindemia Winery Shows Temecula's Amazing Wine Potential

Aug 20, 2019 14:45  |  Katie Finn

Every now and then, wonderful things come out of not-so-wonderful experiences. This fact has never been truer for me than the outcome that resulted from a snarky but well-intentioned article I wrote re...

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On Cocktails: Syrups—Both Simple and More Complex—Are Easy to Make and Wonderful to Enjoy

On Cocktails: Syrups—Both Simple and More Complex—Are Easy to Make and Wonderful to Enjoy

Aug 15, 2019 16:00  |  Kevin Carlow

If you want something done right, do it yourself.

Yes, there are things best left to professionals, like distilling grappa, dentistry and putting in a new electrical subpanel. However, when I think abo...

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