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EASTER BRUNCH ROUNDUP

EASTER BRUNCH ROUNDUP

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm | No comments

Riviera Palm Springs Announces Easter Buffet Unlike Any Other In Town Giant lobster paella station, crab legs, salmon poke, Jack Daniels slow roasted pork ribs, oyster shooters and bottomless mimosas are just a few of the incredible items The Riviera Palm Springs is offering...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Viet-Fusion Hot Spot Gets A New Look to Kick Off to Year 3

Viet-Fusion Hot Spot Gets A New Look to Kick Off to Year 3

By | April 5, 2017 at 3:50 am | No comments

Owner and Chef Chad Gardner announces Pho 533 will evolve to the next phase of his vision with a new brand: 533 Viet-Fusion with all the great food and service you know plus some new items! Palm Springs restaurateur, caterer and event planner Chad Gardner has established two...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

Bill’s Pizza Comes to Palm Desert!

Bill’s Pizza Comes to Palm Desert!

By | February 15, 2017 at 2:20 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil East valley pizza lovers take heart, because we no longer have to make the long trek to Palm Springs for scrumptious Bill’s Pizza…as they are now in Palm Desert too! Opened in 2010 at their Palm Springs location, Bill’s Pizza has been satisfying...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Jackalope Ranch and The Chop House to share Valentine’s Day Menu

Jackalope Ranch and The Chop House to share Valentine’s Day Menu

By | February 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm | No comments

at Indio location on February 14 by Judith Salkin Jackalope Ranch, the popular barbecue restaurant in Indio, and The Chop House, newly relocated from Palm Springs, will share a special one-night-only menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. “We...

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

June Hill’s Table

June Hill’s Table

By | February 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm | No comments

By Ellen Paris Treat your sweetie to dinner at June Hill's Table on Valentine’s Day Tuesday,  February 14.  Chef Kevin Land has created an amazing menu to include:   FIRST COURSE (choice of) Coachella Valley Sweet Corn & Potato Chowder Smoked Ham...

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Misaki’s Dazzling Sushi

Misaki’s Dazzling Sushi

By | January 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil Misaki Sushi & Grill is a dazzling experience. I’m not talking about any over the top décor or furnishings, I’m talking about their fabulous sushi and the way it is presented. It is on the tip top list of the best sushi in the Coachella Valley,...

Posted in: Columns, The Pampered Palate, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Celebrated Restaurant THE CHOP HOUSE Will Open In The JACKALOPE RANCH, INDIO

Celebrated Restaurant THE CHOP HOUSE Will Open In The JACKALOPE RANCH, INDIO

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm | No comments

RESERVATIONS BEGIN JANUARY 20, 2017 Long considered one of the Coachella Valley’s finest restaurants for steaks and chops (on the bone), lobster and fresh seafood by diners, The Chop House at Jackalope Ranch will open in Indio as a destination dining spot. As a dining...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells

Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin I recently attended a sit down media dinner at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells where they introduced a few of the new signature dishes that Executive Chef Paul Hancock will be offering at the Grove Artisan Kitchen restaurant. The event was...

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Stuft Pizza: Consistently Delicious

Stuft Pizza: Consistently Delicious

By | September 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin While there are many fabulous restaurants in the Coachella Valley, there is one that keeps me going back week after week and that is Stuft Pizza. The original La Quinta location was doing so well that owner John Bertram decided to open a second location a...

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ACQUA CALIFORNIA BISTRO AT THE RIVER TO OPEN THIS WINTER

ACQUA CALIFORNIA BISTRO AT THE RIVER TO OPEN THIS WINTER

By | September 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm | No comments

Local restauranteurs, the Keller family, bring their latest creation to The River in Rancho Mirage The River at Rancho Mirage announced today that Acqua California Bistro at The River, a restaurant created by local industry veterans, the Keller family, will open in the shopping...

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Cork & Fork Delights with Summer Menu

Cork & Fork Delights with Summer Menu

By | July 14, 2016 at 8:23 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil With a hip, cool ambience, fabulous food and an ample wine selection, Cork & Fork in La Quinta has a winning recipe and has become one of the go to dining spots in the Coachella Valley. Even in the midst of high temps, this desert gem keeps their...

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Koffi

Koffi

By | June 24, 2016 at 1:00 am | No comments

By Morgan James Since opening in 2002, Koffi has proudly become a staple in the Coachella Valley boasting two locations in Palm Springs, one in Rancho Mirage, and one just recently introduced espresso bar inside of Miramonte in Indian Wells. Freshly roasted organic coffee, a...

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Melange at The Chateau

Melange at The Chateau

By | June 17, 2016 at 12:54 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin If it weren't for Restaurant Week we may have never discovered Melange, a hidden gem located on Caleo Bay in La Quinta. This fabulous little restaurant is located inside The Chateau at Lake La Quinta, a 24 room bed and breakfast that sits on Lake La...

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Vicky’s of Santa Fe

Vicky’s of Santa Fe

By | May 28, 2016 at 1:43 am | No comments

By Morgan James Vicky's of Santa Fe has long been lauded a desert gem, and during my first experience at the restaurant this week I found out exactly why that is. 27 years in business and it shows. Vicky's of Santa Fe has created an atmosphere of lively elegance. The Santa...

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BB’s at The River

BB’s at The River

By | May 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Just one year open and BB's at The River has become a popular spot to experience California cuisine for desert regulars and out of towners alike. Not much has changed in decor, since the restaurant took over the location of Acqua Pazza between Babe's and...

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Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Café

Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Café

By | May 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm | No comments

A piece of the Mediterranean right in the middle of Palm Desert By Morgan James Immediately upon stepping inside the doors of Clementine I am brought back to the time I spent in Europe when I was 17. It offers unique Mediterranean ambiance right in the middle of Palm Desert....

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New Local Specials & Menu Items

New Local Specials & Menu Items

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm | No comments

SMOKETREE BBQ ANNOUNCES PALM DESERT LOCATION AND OPENS WITH WEEKLY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS Wine, Beer, & Food Specials available at Both Palm Springs & Palm Desert Locations Funkey Industries of Palm Springs, the team that’s created local favorite hotspots Giuseppes,...

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Buffalo’s Cafe

Buffalo’s Cafe

By | April 7, 2016 at 3:06 am | No comments

By Raymond Bill I’m always excited to learn of a new restaurant opening in town because while I love the few places I frequent regularly, I enjoy the opportunity to order from a new menu and hopefully find a new favorite place to dine.  However, new restaurants often have...

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dish Creative Cuisine

dish Creative Cuisine

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:48 pm | No comments

By Raymond Bill With so many dining options in Palm Springs, one of the best kept secrets is dish- Creative Cuisine, not only because they have a cuisine and dining style that is unique to the valley, but also because of the history that is rooted in their new location in the...

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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino: The Perfect Place to Celebrate a Fantastic Valentine’s Day

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino: The Perfect Place to Celebrate a Fantastic Valentine’s Day

By | February 11, 2016 at 5:47 am | No comments

Three of the resort’s seven restaurants will offer dining specials on Sunday, February 14th At The Bistro, the chefs will prepare beautifully crafted specials for you to savor and indulge. Begin your meal with a mouth-watering and sexy sushi roll of tempura shrimp, avocado on...

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FIRESTONE WALKER MILK AND COOKIES AT EUREKA!

FIRESTONE WALKER MILK AND COOKIES AT EUREKA!

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:32 am | No comments

Take a trip back in time and enjoy an adult version of milk and cookies at the all-American restaurant with Firestone’s Nitro Merlin Milk Stout and cookies from Brown Butter Cookie Company. Guests are invited to take a trip down memory lane on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by...

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My Thai

My Thai

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil In a small strip mall next to the recently opened Century Theater in La Quinta, sits the newly opened My Thai restaurant. The restaurant opened earlier this year by Owner and Chef Sathin, and has been well received. The Thailand native has had a passion...

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The Edge Steakhouse at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

The Edge Steakhouse at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

By | November 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm | No comments

When it comes to fine steakhouses, there is one that truly stands above all others, 650 feet above all others to be precise.  Edge Steakhouse is located at The Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage sitting just above the city with jaw dropping panoramic views of our valley.  Open for...

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Thanksgiving Roundup

Thanksgiving Roundup

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:50 pm | No comments

MASTRO’S For the first time ever, Mastro’s Palm Desert (along with Mastro’s locations all across Los Angeles), will be open for Thanksgiving Dinner next week, starting at 4pm! Forget about your aunt’s dry turkey and start a brand new tradition with juicy steaks,...

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The Blackhawk Culinary American Diabetes Showdown

The Blackhawk Culinary American Diabetes Showdown

By | November 12, 2015 at 3:02 am | No comments

By Raymond Bill Once again, La Quinta High School Culinary Department has put together an event that will not soon be forgotten!  The Blackhawk Culinary American Diabetes Showdown took place last week in their state of the art kitchen, and provided over $3,000 to benefit...

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And the Winner of the Mix 100.5 Annual Crater Lake Chef Challenge Is… Chef Joel of Pinzimini at The Westin, Rancho Mirage

And the Winner of the Mix 100.5 Annual Crater Lake Chef Challenge Is… Chef Joel of Pinzimini at The Westin, Rancho Mirage

By | November 5, 2015 at 2:03 am | No comments

By Laura Hunt Little The Mix 100.5 Annual Crater Lake Chef Challenge wrapped up last week at Pirch on Highway 111 after seven weeks of feats of culinary acrobatics displayed by area Chefs and their extraordinary teams. The final face off took place between semi-finalist...

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Jackalope Ranch

Jackalope Ranch

By | October 29, 2015 at 2:36 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin While the Coachella Valley is home to many amazing restaurants, it would be difficult to match the outdoor beauty of Jackalope Ranch in Indio. There are waterfalls in the parking lot and on both sides of the entry walkway that greet you as you enter. Once...

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Desert Dining & Events

Desert Dining & Events

By | October 22, 2015 at 1:26 am | No comments

OMNI RANCHO LAS PALMAS RESORT & SPA LAUNCHES "TASTE OF RANCHO" POP-UP DINNER SERIES Good food and fun served with clever twists in private locations, and the only way to find out where is to be there. Special experience dinners will be served up in style with "Taste...

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Publisher’s Picks for Fall Dining

Publisher’s Picks for Fall Dining

By | October 1, 2015 at 12:52 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin With the Fall season comes the return of our Pampered Palate column. This week I will be giving a few shout outs to a few of my old favorites along with a couple new ones. The month of September is filled with family and friends birthdays. My son-in-law, Mike...

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HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED OPENING OF EIGHT4NINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED OPENING OF EIGHT4NINE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

By | August 26, 2015 at 11:53 pm | No comments

Set For Tuesday, September 1st. Palm Springs’ Newest Restaurant Harkens Back to the City’s Elegant Past After much excitement in the community and a highly-anticipated opening, EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge, the elegant Palm Springs restaurant on North Palm Canyon...

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LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA OFFERS SPECIAL SUMMERTIME MENU ITEMS

LAS CASUELAS TERRAZA OFFERS SPECIAL SUMMERTIME MENU ITEMS

By | July 30, 2015 at 12:35 am | No comments

TRY THE TASTY NEW COCHINITA PIBIL TORTA AND COOL PASSIONFRUIT MARGARITA Las Casuelas Terraza, celebrating its 36th anniversary in their iconic downtown Palm Springs location, has announced two new summertime menu additions perfect for all day dining. The cochinita pibil torta...

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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

By | July 22, 2015 at 8:48 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin A couple weeks ago my husband and I decided to dine at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant in Palm Desert. We had been there before, but on this occasion we had one focus: partake in the Thursday night Lobster Fest. As our menus were placed before us, we both...

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La Brasserie Happy Hour

La Brasserie Happy Hour

By | July 16, 2015 at 12:51 am | No comments

By Raymond Bill Every year around this time, some of my favorite restaurants close their doors while others are capturing the ever growing local market.  Summer pre fixe menus and Happy Hour specials are luring in crowds, filling some restaurants to capacity.  In fact,...

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SUMMER THURSDAYS ARE MAINE LOBSTER NIGHTS AT PACIFICA

SUMMER THURSDAYS ARE MAINE LOBSTER NIGHTS AT PACIFICA

By | June 25, 2015 at 3:11 am | No comments

A Delicious Tradition Returns to Palm Desert By Janet Newcomb There’s lobster, and then there’s Maine Lobster – the best of the best, and some 42% of Americans consider lobster the world’s most romantic food.  The Maine lobster is a cold water lobster, known...

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Now you can Pamper Your Palate at Home

Now you can Pamper Your Palate at Home

By | June 18, 2015 at 2:11 am | No comments

Terra’s Kitchen, a new, innovative meal delivery service, is excited to announce its West Coast launch and debut to the marketplace. Terra’s Kitchen delivers farm-fresh ingredients, ready-to-cook recipes designed by a team of chefs, in its innovative, climate-controlled...

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