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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

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 the…

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June23 Debbie's Classic Creations submitted

Rancho Mirage’s Debbie’s Classic Creations Has You Covered

You’ve looked everywhere for that perfect gift? Look no farther than Debbie’s Classic Creations in the Country Club Village shopping center at the intersection of Country Club Drive and Monterey Avenue. So much more than a gift and card emporium, Debbie’s is a place where owner and president Debbie Lee, her general manager Nelson, and…

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June23 RM Summer Theater submitted

Summer Theatre in Rancho Mirage

Summer stock is a well-worn, esteemed tradition in the American theatre world from coast to coast. And in Rancho Mirage, thanks to our two award-winning resident production companies—The Desert Rose Playhouse and Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CV Rep)—and their estival offerings, comedy and drama are alive and well off-season in our beautiful desert! Over at…

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Summer at Rancho Mirage’s The Westin

As the summer temps climb to triple digits, thirty-two—as in, 32 degrees—seems to be the lucky number at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. From now through September, the deluxe hotel is offering a panoply of promotions themed with that numeral. First off is the Chill Pass Dinner Menu at signature restaurant Pinzimini,…

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Keeping Cool at Brandini Toffee

Anyone who knows me—and any reader who’s followed Diana’s and my blogs for the last six-plus years—knows that I am a humongous fan of Brandini Toffee. And by invoking the brand, I mean, of course, the yummy sweet stuff itself, the company and all its product offerings and employees, and the mastermind behind the entire…

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