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Fried Chicken Night at Catalan

Everybody loves fried chicken, am I right? Of course, I am. Over at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant (www.catalanrestaurant.com), owners Chef Drew Davis and his lovely partner in crime, wife Cynthia, decided earlier this year to make fried chicken a very big deal. I say “partner in crime” because “criminal” is the only way to describe the…

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Acqua California Bistro Almost Here

Today is the day!!! At long last, über-successful Palm Springs Valley restaurateurs Jerry and Barbara Keller are ready to unveil their latest eatery, Acqua California Bistro at The River in Rancho Mirage today July 27! I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Kellers’ end-of-season bash, held at Acqua’s new event space adjacent to…

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

When season closes post-Memorial Day, snowbirds fly the coop. But for we brave ones who choose to remain in the desert to weather—and enjoy!—the summer months, some worthy rewards are in store. Or, should I say, “in restaurant.” Yes, I’m talking about Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week®. 2017’s iteration of the popular gastronomic event has…

Rancho Mirage is Restaurant City

Ever since rooftops started popping up on Rancho Mirage’s Restaurant Row more than four-and-a-half decades ago, the city’s been known as a Palm Springs Valley gastronomic magnet for foodies near and far. Today, the culinary offerings within our borders are nothing if not diverse—from classic standbys such as Lord Fletcher’s (www.lordfletcher.com), Wally’s Desert Turtle (www.wallysdesertturtle.com),…