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5 Best Places for a Hot Dog

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

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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

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Warm Nights, Cool Cocktails

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

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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

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Culinary Escapades

Fresh Agave in Palm Desert is among the newcomers to Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week celebrates the Coachella Valley’s dining scene, spotlighting new culinary styles and mouthwatering desert dishes, June 2–11. Specialty prix-fixe menus with lower price points make this a popular time to dine out for visitors and locals hungry to try a new restaurant (or an old favorite). Enjoy coursed lunches for $15, $20, or $25 per person,

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Spago Makes Stadium Debut at BNP Paribas Open

Wolfgang Puck's infamous Beverly Hills restaurant adds elegance to the signficantly expanded dining scene at BNP Paribas Open.

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There is a table waiting for Austrian’s Dominic Thiem at the newly opened Spago at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Chef Wolfgang Puck will be sure to have wienerschnitzel on hand to make the world’s No. 7th ranked player feel more at home as the BNP Paribas Open hits its stride with several top players seeing action this weekend. “If


Communal Dining Connection

Thanksgiving often means a home filled with loved ones. These Greater Palm Springs restaurants are serving up savory plates, and seating for 10 is encouraged.

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As we head into the holiday season, there is a renewed sense to seek community and connect with others. A communal dining experience can be a lively, interactive way to share a meal. Whether your plans include finding a place to gather around a table with a group of friends or family, or you want to venture out to meet

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“Dishing” on dish Creative Cuisine

One restauranteur’s journey to establish an identity in Palm Springs.

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Many of those who dined at dish Creative Cuisine at its original strip mall location in Cathedral City became instantly enamored of the nine-table restaurant’s creative and unique dining experience. You could watch the chef, Joane Garcia-Colson, as she worked through the open brick window while you awaited the multiple amuse-bouche courses that were sent out throughout the meal. From

Tamale Festival

Good Golly, Tamale!

A European American from New Jersey tries her hand at a time-honored Mesoamerican tradition.

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Becky Montes has been making tamales for 25 years. Usually, the process is a group social activity, but today it’s a lesson. I am the student. Shortly after I arrive at the church where she’ll teach me, an Italian-Polish girl from New Jersey, how to make the popular holiday dish, she informs me that she doesn’t use a recipe. She


Good to the Last Album Drop

Gré Coffeehouse & Art Gallery delivers a caffeine buzz in low-key style.

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During high school, Kelly Segre recalls sitting in a Ventura coffeehouse in the 1990s sans internet or cellphone. “We were really the last generation to experience analog life,” she says. “We didn’t really have cellphones or the internet until later.” Her creation, Gré Coffeehouse and Art Gallery, is how she connects to her former life along with co-owner Jaime Watson,

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Culinary Cook-Off

Parker Palm Springs Executive Chef Herve Glin wins a spot to compete at San Diego's KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition.

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Herve Glin probably doesn’t get too many nights off as executive chef at Parker Palm Springs, but he will be asking his boss to make an exception in mid-September. Glin created a stellar three-course menu Aug. 15 as voted on by a panel of his peers to earn a trip to the U.S. finals of the KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition