Si Bon Belgian Bistro…So Good!

Si Bon Belgian Bistro…So Good!

How European is Si Bon Belgian Bistro in Rancho Mirage? For starters, chef/owner Philippe Caupain and his wife, Edith, have chosen to label all the ingredient bins in the kitchen in French. There are the two clocks in the restaurant—one on local time, one on Brussels time. Street scenes from the home country adorn the…

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The New and Improved Catalan Opens

The New and Improved Catalan Opens

How do you improve on perfection? I’d say a Palm Springs Valley first—like placing a whole roasted suckling pig on your menu—would do it. But I’m getting ahead of myself… I’m so happy to report that one of my favorite Rancho Mirage eateries—Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine—has reopened for business after its August hiatus. But rather than…

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Maracas and its Many Menus

Maracas and its Many Menus

Any good foodie who’s ever dined at Maracas Mexican Cantina & Grill (located in the Monterey Marketplace nearby Costco and Home Depot in Rancho Mirage) knows that it’s traditional not in the way of most American-styled Mexican restaurants, but traditional in the it’s-as-real-Mexican-cuisine-as-you’ll-find-in-Mexico-City way. I dare say that, with its more than 120 tequilas behind…

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bb's new menu

bb’s at The River Unveils New Menu

In the five months since he opened bb’s at The River (in partnership with the eponymous investor Barbara Boyajian), owner Jack Srebnik has kept his ear to the ground, listening to customers weigh in with their likes, dislikes, and other opinions and suggestions. The result is a just-released menu that not only boasts new, whimsical…

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Burgers and beer

Burgers & Beers

What would you expect from a place christened Burgers & Beers? Meat between two buns plus a few brews, right? Well, this locally owned, Rancho Mirage family sports bar—located in the Monterey Marketplace on Dinah Shore Drive next to Home Depot and across from Costco (and part of a Palm Springs Valley chain a half-dozen…

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