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On Cocktails: The Defendant, Vermouth, Stands Accused of Ruining Martinis in This Groundbreaking Court Case

On Cocktails: The Defendant, Vermouth, Stands Accused of Ruining Martinis in This Groundbreaking Court Case

Feb 16, 2018 14:30  |  Kevin Carlow

Bailiff: All rise, for the Honorable Lance Mojito.

Judge: The People vs. Vermouth : Ms. Vermouth, you have been accused of ruining martinis in the state of California, as well as all over the world. What ...

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Desert Cicerone: Some Helpful Tips on How to Make Beer Festivals—Like the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience—More Enjoyable

Desert Cicerone: Some Helpful Tips on How to Make Beer Festivals—Like the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience—More Enjoyable

Feb 15, 2018 12:00  |  Brett Newton

The Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience is coming up on Saturday, March 3. It seems to grow each year; the 2018 edition will feature the addition of the Stone Temple Pilots and a tiki bar.

I’ll take “How t...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Tom Yum Soup at Thai House

The Indy Endorsement: The Tom Yum Soup at Thai House

Feb 14, 2018 17:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Tom Yum Soup

Where: Thai House, 246 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-778-1728; thaihousepalmsprings.com

Why: It’s a delicious pick-me-up.

Whenever I am stuffed up due to...

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Vine Social: Have Fun and Describe Wine However You Want—as Long as There's Substance There

Vine Social: Have Fun and Describe Wine However You Want—as Long as There's Substance There

Feb 12, 2018 15:00  |  Katie Finn

Sophisticated and balanced with a hint of pretension.

Elegant and silky with a feminine nuance reminiscent of the Old West.

Forward and brazen with a left hook that will leave you speechless.

Seriously? ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Maple and Cardamom Coffee at Ernest Coffee

The Indy Endorsement: The Maple and Cardamom Coffee at Ernest Coffee

Feb 08, 2018 15:55  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Maple and Cardamom Coffee

Where: Ernest Coffee, 1101 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $5.50

Contact: 760-318-4154; www.ernestcoffee.com

Why: Great ingredients make for a great beverage.

Ern...

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Desert Cicerone: A Brief History of 7,000 Years of Beer

Desert Cicerone: A Brief History of 7,000 Years of Beer

Feb 06, 2018 14:25  |  Brett Newton

Writing a column about the history of beer is a much more daunting task than one might expect.

As I stated in my last column , beer is the oldest alcoholic beverage recorded in history. In fact, The Hym...

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On Cocktails: Our Intrepid Drinker Hits Up The Nest, Sullivan's, Mastro's and the Brand-New Sandfish

On Cocktails: Our Intrepid Drinker Hits Up The Nest, Sullivan's, Mastro's and the Brand-New Sandfish

Jan 30, 2018 12:30  |  Kevin Carlow

Sometimes, I go looking for innovative cocktails; sometimes, I go looking for good happy hours.

I’ve done a little of both recently.

After a long afternoon of exploring the East Valley, and my first tri...

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Restaurant News Bites: The Rancho Mirage Food and Wine Fest Debuts; the Palm Desert Greek Fest Returns; Openings and Closings—and Lots More!

Restaurant News Bites: The Rancho Mirage Food and Wine Fest Debuts; the Palm Desert Greek Fest Returns; Openings and Closings—and Lots More!

Jan 23, 2018 13:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

The Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival Debuts on Feb. 17

The large and increasingly renowned Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival is set for March 23-25. So … is there a need for yet another food and win...

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