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Flor de Jalisco: Great Mexican Cuisine

Flor de Jalisco: Great Mexican Cuisine

By | November 22, 2016 at 5:15 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Recently I was out running errands and ended up in the Albertson’s parking lot on Washington St. My husband and I were both hungry and thought we would see if there was a small sandwich place in the center. What we stumbled upon was a small Mexican...

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Montes Grill Inside Neil’s Lounge

Montes Grill Inside Neil’s Lounge

By | November 16, 2016 at 9:31 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Often we talk about “hidden gems” when reviewing a restaurant and this week I want to share one of those with you. Located inside of Neil’s Lounge is Montes Grill. Owned and operated by Eric Montes, this small kitchen can provide you with some of the...

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The Block – Not Just a Sports Bar

The Block – Not Just a Sports Bar

By | June 30, 2016 at 3:38 am | No comments

By Morgan James As I’m sitting in a high comfy booth watching the game across multiple screens, a table of older gentlemen, lift their glasses as they smile across the room in camaraderie. A young couple strolls in the door waving at the gentlemen in recognition. A middle...

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STUFT PIZZA CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

STUFT PIZZA CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm | No comments

WITH 40% OFF ALL PIZZAS ON MARCH 7 In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Stuft Pizza will offer 40 percent off all pizzas on Monday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., including dine-in and take-out orders at its Palm Desert and La Quinta locations. The first Stuft Pizza...

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Deli on Miles Features Live Music in Old Town Indio

Deli on Miles Features Live Music in Old Town Indio

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:41 am | No comments

Deli on Miles is adding to the nightlife in Indio’s Old Town District with live music on Saturday evenings. On Saturday, February 06, 2016, Deli on Miles introduced Sergio Villegas who provided an enhanced atmosphere for guests dining on barbeque, ribs and other Deli on Miles...

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JIMMY JOHN’S SANDWICH SHOP OPENS IN PALM DESERT

JIMMY JOHN’S SANDWICH SHOP OPENS IN PALM DESERT

By | January 21, 2016 at 12:50 am | No comments

New restaurant on Town Center Way and Highway 111 makes subs so fast you’ll freak! Jimmy John’s is now open and ready to serve freaky fast sandwiches to the Palm Desert community. Stop by the new location at 44489 Town Center Way from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. any day of the...

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HOLIDAY CULINARY OFFERINGS at THE RIVER in RANCHO MIRAGE

HOLIDAY CULINARY OFFERINGS at THE RIVER in RANCHO MIRAGE

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:18 am | No comments

Gioia Italian Bistro The River’s newest culinary tenant, Gioia Italian Bistro, is excited to ring in the New Year with a prix-fixe menu served on Thursday, December 31, 2015 with a seating at 8:30pm. Guests will delight in delicious selections including Crepes with...

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TKB Bakery & Deli in Indio Named 4th Best Place to Eat in the Nation!

TKB Bakery & Deli in Indio Named 4th Best Place to Eat in the Nation!

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:16 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Yelp released its 2015 edition of the top 100 places to eat in the United States, and TKB Bakery & Deli in Indio was named the 4th best place to eat in the country! I don’t know about you, but I had to ask myself, how could a sandwich be that good....

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Who and What is Rockin Johnny Rockets?

Who and What is Rockin Johnny Rockets?

By | May 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan There's a new venue for live music in town and it has everything you and your family, even your four legged members, could want for an afternoon or evening of fun, food and fantastic classic rock. It continues to surprise me that even with a highly visible...

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It’s a Funkey Thing ~ Preview of Smoke Tree Supper Club

It’s a Funkey Thing ~ Preview of Smoke Tree Supper Club

By | April 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm | No comments

by Lisa Morgan It is official. The Funkey family is the Coachella Valley's providers of atmospheric genius and dining experience. I say this because this same hard working family who have provided the Coachella Valley with Italian freshness and Chicago style pizza for the...

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Take in the new VUE Grille and Bar in Indian Wells

Take in the new VUE Grille and Bar in Indian Wells

By | December 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm | No comments

It's official. There is now a new VUE in Indian Wells. VUE Grille and Bar debuted Dec. 5 at the Indian Wells Golf Resort and now offers an updated seasonal farm-to-table menu designed by Executive Chef Cale Falk, and new craft cocktails and beers in the bar, along with...

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Guacamoles: A Palm Springs Secret

Guacamoles: A Palm Springs Secret

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm | No comments

By Raymond Bill While enjoying some time off with the family in Portland, OR, I was fortunate enough to enjoy inspiring dishes with cultural influences from all over the world. I had falafels from a food truck, various fried treats from local pubs and fresh seafood and...

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SlimMan Cooks – Shrimp & Spinach Entree

SlimMan Cooks – Shrimp & Spinach Entree

By | September 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm | No comments

One thing I get at Costco almost every time I go is shrimp. They have wild, Gulf shrimp for a great price. They’re frozen, but unless you live on the Gulf of Mexico, almost all the shrimp you get are gonna be frozen at some time or other. And one of the things I love to...

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Manhattans in the Desert – Deli Delights

Manhattans in the Desert – Deli Delights

By | August 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm | No comments

by Patte Purcell How can you tell you've found a great place to eat? You know you've got a winner when the parking lot is always full. I found such a winner at Manhattans in the Desert located at 2665 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. I stopped by last Sunday for my...

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Slim Man Cooks – Grilled Seafood Kabobs

Slim Man Cooks – Grilled Seafood Kabobs

By | July 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm | No comments

By Slim Man I love grillin’. I love chillin’. This is one of my favorite grill dishes because there’s not a lot of fuss. You know what I don’t like about grillin’? When the food you’re grillin’ falls onto the charcoals. That’s why I like kabobs. When you put...

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Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

By | July 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm | No comments

by Tracy Dietlin Sometimes some of the best food is found in smaller hole in the wall restaurants off the beaten path or less than fancy unassuming diners and in the case of this weeks featured review....Sports bars like Tilted Kilt. While many gentlemen and ladies too,...

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ESCENA PAIRS SPECIAL MENU WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT  TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK

ESCENA PAIRS SPECIAL MENU WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL RESTAURANT WEEK

By | June 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm | No comments

  In celebration of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts annual Restaurant Week, Escena Lounge and Grill is offering a special Prix Fixe menu and nightly live entertainment sure to entice diners from around the Coachella Valley and beyond. Now through June 16, Escena invites...

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BAR

By | February 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | No comments

by Tracy Dietlin This past Sunday morning I was in Palm Springs around brunch time and decided to stop in Bar to have a Bloody Mary and perhaps a nibble. Jessica, our waitress/bartender said that Owner, Donavan Funkey, had made a special mix and suggested we try it. She did...

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Western Grill, Wednesday Steak Night

By | August 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm | One comment

Who would have thought there would be a line to get into Neil’s Lounge on an early Wednesday evening for dinner! I was lucky to get a table as I, for the first time, came in to enjoy Steak Night offered by Western Grill, the restaurant located inside of Neil’s. Please...

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Rincon Norteno

By | July 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm | 418 comments

Good Grub at a Great Price Located in downtown Indio across from Indio Performing Arts Center, at 83-011 Indio Blvd., is a small, quaint Mexican restaurant called Rincon Norteno. The décor might not be fancy but the food and the service are both worth stopping in for. Since...

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Palm Desert County Club

By | July 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm | No comments

If you’re looking for a new place to have lunch, dinner, cocktails or listen to live music- then look no further than Palm Desert County Club. Nestled inside of the Clubhouse in the middle of all of the PDCC homes, is a top-notch restaurant and live music venue. The décor is...

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U.S. OPEN TUNE-UPS FEATURE SOME SURPRISES…

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | No comments

by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show With the allure of The U.S. Open at the famed Olympic Club in San Francisco looming, there were so-called ‘tune-ups” on all three tours this past weekend.  Although Olympic promises to be the longest course in Open...

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Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 1,855 comments

By Marissa Willman Specialty pizza and craft beer—what more could a girl ask for? These are the staples of Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery in La Quinta, which arrived on the desert culinary scene in 2005. The restaurant is half sports bar and half pizza parlor,...

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Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Palm Springs Restaurant Week

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:57 am | 1,044 comments

By Marissa Willman It’s time to discover your next favorite restaurant—the 5th annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week starts Friday, offering 10 days of fresh dining experiences and ample opportunity to sample the desert’s diverse culinary...

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Sawa Sushi

By | April 20, 2012 at 10:38 am | No comments

By Marissa Willman   When editor Tracy Dietlan asked me to recommend a good restaurant for this week’s column, I hesitated to share what has been my best-kept sushi secret for months. But for the sake of the greater good, I’m going to introduce you to Sawa...

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Tootie’s BBQ

By | April 11, 2012 at 12:08 am | 137 comments

As much as I love the taste of a good BBQ meal, I normally steer clear of those types of restaurants since I’m rarely satisfied and often disappointed as the meat is usually too dry, too tough and over-sauced. This was not the case at Tootie’s BBQ in Cathedral City. Owner...

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Taqueria San Miguel Mexican Restaurant

Taqueria San Miguel Mexican Restaurant

By | April 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm | 1,273 comments

The problem with trying to rate your favorite Mexican restaurant is that it is somewhat like having to choose which one of your 5 children you love the most. While they all have certain traits that make them special, they also have those that make you displeased. During my...

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Dickie O’Neals

Dickie O’Neals

By | March 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm | 538 comments

by Tracy Dietlin “I think the public is misled about the term pub. Pub is short for a Public House. A Public House is a place where everyone is welcome and offers entertainment, alcoholic beverages, and a full menu in a restaurant, with a family and people-friendly...

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