GREEK ISLANDS CAFÉ MOVES UP THE STREET; DÉLICATESSE COMING SOON
After not even a year at 117 La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs, Greek Islands Café has moved up the street to the spot that used to house Mykonos Greek Restaurant.
You can’t miss new digs, at 139 E. Andreas Road, thanks to the bright-yellow building. Even cooler than the building, though, is the restaurant’s gorgeous courtyard. I stoppe...
I feel privileged all year long, not just on Thanksgiving. Last night, hubby Dave bought a bottle of 2011 Tobin James Ballistic zinfandel, an old fave. The wine’s about $18, not terribly expensive.
For our budget.
It’s a jammy zin, without apology. As I enjoyed it, I thought back to a recent conversation with a fellow drinker about my age named Lea, 46.
Lea is homeless, or at least “in transition,” a l...
The land of martinis and honey is undergoing a seismic shift toward summery saisons, infused IPAs, savory stouts and bourbon-barreled beers.
So, where in the Coachella Valley can you go to find these intoxicating craft creations?
With locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Seattle, Portland and, of course, Palm Springs, the Ace Hotel (701 E. Palm Canyon Drive) keeps up with trends in music, art, ...
What: The Tom Yum Soup
Where: Le Basil, 72695 Highway 111, No. A10, Palm Desert
How much: $4.95 (chicken) or $6.95 (shrimp); hot pots also available
Contact: 760-773-1112; www.lebasilrestaurant.com
Why: The flavors are amazing.
I love soup. No matter the time of year, and no matter how freaking hot the weather gets, I am up for a bowl of tasty, delicious soup—and one of my favorite soups, when done right, i...
My husband and I live in different states and maintain two separate households. That gets expensive, so we’re budget-conscious when we can be.
Yes, life’s too short to drink bad wine, but balance exists between special-occasion reds and house wine—the everyday stuff you sip while watching reruns of Arrested Development on Netflix.
Discount wine. I didn’t want to knock it ’til I’d tried it.
That’s why we...
What: The Pork Schnitzel, Salzberg Style
Where: Café Scandia, 356 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
How much: $17.95; also includes soup and salad
Contact: 760-327-2036; www.cafescandia.com
Why: It’s moist yet not greasy, with lots of flavor.
The good folks at Café Scandia have not put that much effort into signage.
The signs outside look like someone went to Home Depot, bought some stick-on letters, and has...