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Vine Social: Rosé Is Perfect for a Hot Day—So Here's a Primer on This Increasingly Popular Wine

Vine Social: Rosé Is Perfect for a Hot Day—So Here's a Primer on This Increasingly Popular Wine

Thursday, August 17, 2017  |  Katie Finn

What’s that, you say? You love rosé? Well, if you live in the sunny Coachella Valley, you’re in luck!

While people in a large portion of the country are preparing for a frigid future—planning to spend part of their Labor Day weekend digging out the plastic bins that house their parkas and fleece unde...

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New BBQ: Reggie Martinez Attempts to Create a Style of His Own With the California Barbecue Company

New BBQ: Reggie Martinez Attempts to Create a Style of His Own With the California Barbecue Company

Tuesday, August 15, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Some of the valley’s best barbecue is being served at … the Red Barn in Palm Desert?

Yep, the Red Barn in Palm Desert.

The only food I’d remembered there was a stale bag of chips that I once bought from a vending machine on the outdoor patio—until I found myself there one night after Stagecoach in lat...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Tuna Hana Bowl at Pokehana

The Indy Endorsement: The Tuna Hana Bowl at Pokehana

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Tuna Hana bowl

Where: Pokehana, 78742 Highway 111, Suite A, La Quinta

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-564-0004; www.pokehana.com

Why: It’s a tasty (and trendy) treat.

Another trendy food has come to the Coachella Valley—in a big way.

A year or two ago, if a desert denizen was craving poke—a Hawaiian-sty...

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The Beer Goddess: LibDib, a New Web-Based Alcohol-Distribution System, Is Bringing Together Small Breweries and Eager Retailers

The Beer Goddess: LibDib, a New Web-Based Alcohol-Distribution System, Is Bringing Together Small Breweries and Eager Retailers

Monday, July 31, 2017  |  Erin Peters

What’s just as important as making good craft beer? Making sure it is available to the people who want to enjoy it.

Ever since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, there has been a three-tier system of distribution for alcoholic products in the United States, overseen by the U.S. government.

The first t...

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Vine Social: After Moving to Napa, Our New Columnist Lost Her Love of Wine

Vine Social: After Moving to Napa, Our New Columnist Lost Her Love of Wine

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Katie Finn

You moved back to the desert? From Napa? On purpose?

Yep. And I couldn’t be happier.

Naturally, your next question might be whether I suffered some kind of head trauma or had a lobotomy. After all, I am in the wine business, so Napa should be my holy land, my Mecca. That was certainly the idea when th...

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Restaurant News Bites: Acqua California Bistro Is Open; Trio and Copley's Owners at Work on AC3; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Acqua California Bistro Is Open; Trio and Copley's Owners at Work on AC3; and Tons More!

Monday, July 24, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

Three New Places Coming Soon From Local Restaurant Greats

In the coming months, at least three new restaurants are slated to open their doors in the Coachella Valley that are owned by veteran local restaurateurs.

In order of anticipated opening:

Acqua California Bistro —at The River, 71800 Highway 111,...

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