Desert Arc’s 6th Annual Italian Festival

Held on November 12 & 13, 10am-4pm at the Rancho Mirage Community Park, the Italian Festival is a community event to celebrate the Italian heritage and culture! With this event, Desert Arc is acknowledging the generous donation of land for our current campus from the Western Italian Golf Association in 1983…and the Italian heritage of…

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Our Beloved Brandini’s Booming Business

Boy, this has been a big year so far for local Rancho Mirage confectioner Brandini Toffee. First off, new products keep flying off the shelves. In addition to the original toffee simply made of sugar, butter, chocolate, and almonds, the entire array now includes the relatively new and best-selling popcorn, plus brownies, pretzels, chocolate almond…

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Talay Thai

Talay Thai Dim Sum Comes to Rancho Mirage

There’s a new Thai in town—and it’s terrific! Longtime desert restaurateurs Ally, husband Charlie (who spends his time in the kitchen), and Charlie’s sister Tuk unveiled their Highway 111 eatery last New Year’s Eve, and have been doing bang-up business ever since. The restaurant is open for its regular menu from 11 a.m. to 2:30…

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Catalan Babes Pig Paella

Pigs Meet Paella and Brews as Babe’s and Catalan Join Forces in Rancho Mirage

Two of Rancho Mirage biggest and best epicurean brands—Babe’s (California’s 2015 Brewery of the Year) and Catalan (the Mediterranean restaurant celebrating its fourth spectacular year)—join forces on Tuesday, April 5 for “Pigs, Paella, & Brews.” Held at Catalan on Highway 111—doors open at 6:00 p.m.; dinner served at 6:30 p.m.—the $49-per-person event (exclusive of tax…

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Palm Springs Valley Gets Its Michelin Man

Palm Springs Valley Gets Its Michelin Man

Gluttony knows there’s nary a reason to ever travel outside of Rancho Mirage city limits to nourish your inner foodie. That’s because my hometown has restaurants of every stripe. Every cuisine. Every price point. Every atmosphere. All that said, I must admit that I recently ventured to Palm Springs come dinnertime. I did so to…

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