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On Cocktails: Like Your Martini With Vodka? Shaken Rather Than Stirred? Without Vermouth? If So, You're Doing It Wrong

On Cocktails: Like Your Martini With Vodka? Shaken Rather Than Stirred? Without Vermouth? If So, You're Doing It Wrong

Friday, October 20, 2017  |  Patrick Johnson

I think the martini, sadly, has lost its way.

Sure, three or four ounces of shaken vodka will probably get you nice and drunk, but it lacks the … shall we say, elegance of the drink’s original recipe.

A purist will tell you a martini has two components—gin and dry vermouth—and it should always be stir...

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The Indy Endorsement: El Cubano at Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

The Indy Endorsement: El Cubano at Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: El Cubano

Where: Chef Tanya’s Kitchen, 706 S. Eugene Road, Palm Springs

How much: $9.50

Contact: 760-832-9007; cheftanyapetrovna.com

Why: It is a tasty creation all its own.

As I ordered my El Cubano sandwich at gourmet vegan restaurant Chef Tanya’s Kitchen, the woman taking my order asked if it was my f...

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Vine Social: Local Tips and Tricks on How to Behave at a Wine-Tasting

Vine Social: Local Tips and Tricks on How to Behave at a Wine-Tasting

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Katie Finn

One of the best perks of being a sommelier is that I get paid to drink. In fact, it’s expected that I drink—specifically, that I taste everything I can, as often as I can. And I happily oblige.

This beautiful thing called wine is an ever-changing and ever-evolving experience, and the only way to truly ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Sushi Boat at Hamachi Sushi

The Indy Endorsement: The Sushi Boat at Hamachi Sushi

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Sushi Boat

Where: Hamachi Sushi, 31855 Date Palm Drive, No. 11, Cathedral City

How much: $14.99

Contact: 760-832-6160; www.hamachisushicc.com

Why: It’s a great value—and it’s delicious.

It was a Friday, around lunchtime. I was at Date Palm Drive and Ramon Road in Cathedral City to check the Independen...

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The Beer Goddess: My Suggestions on Great Beers to Enjoy While Celebrating Oktoberfest

The Beer Goddess: My Suggestions on Great Beers to Enjoy While Celebrating Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 30, 2017  |  Erin Peters

Bier ist gut. For those who don’t know German, here’s a rough translation: Beer frickin’ rocks.

It’s the 184th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Munich. In the 1800s, some beer-loving members of the German royalty decided to get hitched—and that’s how we ended up with the rich, amber and copper seasonals t...

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Restaurant News Bites: When It Comes to Restaurant Inspections, Calm Down; California Barbecue Company Moves; and More!

Restaurant News Bites: When It Comes to Restaurant Inspections, Calm Down; California Barbecue Company Moves; and More!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

When It Comes to Restaurant-Inspection Ratings, Please Calm Down

In the September 2015 issue, I used this space to examine the ridiculousness of public freak-outs over restaurant-inspection ratings. Now, 25 months later, I shall do so again.

Here’s why: On Friday, Sept. 1, some very bad things happene...

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