acqua california bistro

Acqua California Bistro Arrives at The River

Barbara and Jerry Keller have returned to Rancho Mirage with an expanded restaurant featuring a tried-and-true menu crafted at Lulu’s.

Erin Peters Restaurants

This is the only place in the Coachella Valley you’ll be able to dine on the water with colorful, flying forks. The feel is “very Luluesque,” says John Shay, vice president of operations at Lulu and Acqua California Bistros. “The menu that migrated to Lulu’s was the original Acqua Pazza menu. And now, the menu here is identical to the

palm springs hot dogs

5 Best Places for a Hot Dog

Simplify your search, and find out how this handheld dish is dressed up for your consumption.

Karen Graninger Restaurants, The Guide, Watch & Listen - Restaurants

When he first considered opening his own hot dog establishment, Tristan Gittens says one piece of advice he received was to limit the selection of sausages. Keep it simple, they told him. Gittens thought otherwise and opened Frankinbun. “Finding a hot dog restaurant that has a large selection of European and American sausages isn’t easy, so I wanted to open

koffi

Koffi to Add Fourth Location

To mark its 15th anniversary, the Palm Springs coffee cafe company will make its next home in a 1970s historic property designed by master architect Hugh Kaptur.

Site Staff Restaurants

Koffi has signed a lease to open its fourth coffee cafe at Kaptur Plaza in central Palm Springs, an historic property designed by master architect Hugh Katur in the mid-1970s. The announcement came as Koffi marked its 15th anniversary Aug. 2 in Palm Springs. The new location is expected to open this winter. Located at 650 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,

cold soups

Some Like it Cold

These aren’t your nana’s borscht.

Lizbeth Scordo 111 East, Restaurants

FOOD The roster of cold soups on restaurant menus used to be confined to a few stalwarts — think vichyssoise, borscht, and gazpacho — but while those classics are still kicking, chefs are getting creative with hot soup’s summer counterpart, especially here in the Coachella Valley, where temps can hit … well, you know. Palm Springs Life chatted with some

barbecue

8 Places to Taste Great Barbecue

Is it the sauce, the beef, the spices? Your inner carnivore will savor every bite.

Karen Graninger Restaurants

Summer is the official barbecue season. Incredible briskets, pulled pork sandwiches, and slow-roasted ribs with coleslaw and fries await meat-lover types seeking their chuck-wagon fix. Whether you like dry-rubbed, smoked, or barbecue sauce–slathered meats or a combination of all three, grab a bib and check out these eight spots where you’re sure to find your fill in Greater Palm Springs.

bar bites

Bar Bites

Forget dinner reservations. These eats & drinks are for the non-planning types.

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Forget happy hour. This is all about bellying up to the bar for bar bites and special menus, discounted more than just a couple of hours. Many restaurants have shifted the dining experience to include special menus for those who are a little more spontaneous. The service is just as good, the fare is savory, but is reserved for walk-ins.

summer drinks

Warm Nights, Cool Cocktails

Five Greater Palm Springs bartenders reveal recipes that take advantage of seasonal summer fruits.

Karen Graninger Restaurants, Watch & Listen - Restaurants

Long days and balmy nights are reason enough to reach for an icy beverage spiked with your favorite summer alcohol. But it’s the newly ripe and delicious fruits that have us craving something seasonal. Thankfully, local mixologists are all about changing up their menus with nuanced recipes and fresh flavors. Steen Bojsen-Møller, beverage director of Foundation-10 Creative and co-owner of

outstanding in the field

Astounding in Their Field

How a dedicated chef and artist led a world of foodies to the fields.

Lizbeth Scordo Restaurants

FOOD By now, any foodie worth his weight in black truffle salt knows all about farm-to-table fare and pop-up dinners. But the idea of combining the two — creating a feast focused on seasonally inspired ingredients sourced from farms where guests would actually dine — was rather novel when artist and chef Jim Denevan first attempted it in 1999. Denevan,

palm desert food & wine

Palm Desert Food & Wine Rewind

Too bad we can’t experience every sip and bite all over again.

Raoul Hausmann Restaurants

When I finally caught up to my cousin Chris midmorning Saturday, the first official day of the Palm Desert Food & Wine festival, he was hanging out near a small crowd that had gathered around Mike Grgich, the Croatian-born Napa Valley winemaker (world renowned for his 1973 Chateau Montelena chardonnay that bested all other whites at a competition in Paris)

state fare bar & kitchen

Tastes of Summer & Staycation

State Fare Bar & Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, is among a selection of hotel restaurants in the desert to put on your foodie destination list.

Erin Peters Restaurants

Whether jet-setting to the desert for a weekend or just exploring available amenities in your own backyard, take note: Some of the best foodie destinations hide inside hotels. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, is home to two gorgeous dining establishments, State Fare Bar & Kitchen and The Edge Steakhouse. Seated inside State Fare Bar & Kitchen at a table by the