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The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

The Beer Goddess: A Chat With Four Local Homebrewers—and Tips on How to Start Homebrewing Yourself

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Beer culture stretches back more than 4,000 years—and for much of that time, beer was primarily made by amateurs.

The more things change, the more things stay the same: Homebrewing today is on a meteoric rise in the United States.

Since 1978, the American Homebrewers Association (www.homebrewersassoci...

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Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Bernie's Begins to Rebuild; Academy Awards Events; and Much, Much More!

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Out of the Ashes: Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club Begins Rebuilding Process

At Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, it was supposed to be a Christmas day to celebrate. The year-old restaurant, located at 292 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, had dinner reservations for 170 people on the books.

However...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

The Indy Endorsement: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Delicatesse

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Where: Delicatesse, 117 La Plaza, Palm Springs

How much: $7.95

Contact: 760-300-3601; www.psdelicatesse.com

Why: It’s spicy, fresh and delicious.

My, how time flies.

I’ve been intrigued by Delicatesse, located in downtown Palm Springs’ La Plaza, ever since it opened. I looove go...

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Sniff the Cap: Drinking With the Top 20

Sniff the Cap: Drinking With the Top 20

Friday, January 16, 2015  |  Deidre Pike

A bright pink sky glows over trees and rooftops west of Berkeley. In our glasses glows the 2011 Boneshaker zinfandel—a relic of Lodi’s now-closed Cycles Gladiator Wines.

I’m visiting a friend, and she’s enjoying the Boneshaker. She almost always likes zinfandel. I note the grape’s plebian heritage. T...

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Chef to the Presidents: Meet Palm Springs' Tom Hogan, Who Has Cooked for Five Leaders of the Free World

Chef to the Presidents: Meet Palm Springs' Tom Hogan, Who Has Cooked for Five Leaders of the Free World

Monday, January 12, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

At 6 foot 5 inches tall, chef Tom Hogan stands above the crowd.

His stature doesn’t just involve his height. He stands out because he’s cooked for five presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. That’s quite a resume for a chef who calls the desert home,...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Torinese Sandwich from the Real Italian Deli

The Indy Endorsement: The Torinese Sandwich from the Real Italian Deli

Thursday, January 08, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Torinise Sandwich

Where: The Real Italian Deli, 100 S. Sunrise Way, Suite B, Palm Springs; also at 44795 San Pablo Avenue, No. 1, Palm Desert

How much: $7.99

Contact: 760-325-3800 (Palm Springs); 760-836-1493 (Palm Desert); facebook.com/therealitaliandeli

Why: The yummy ingredients—especially the br...

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