Keep Eating Despite Restaurant Holidays

Keep Eating Despite Restaurant Holidays

As August arrives (August? Already?), I’m reminded that many of the Rancho Mirage fine wining and dining establishments I patronize regularly the rest of the year are about to give their front of house and kitchen staffs a very well-deserved break. After all, life pounds along almost non-stop for these talented and dedicated people during…

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3 places to dine rancho mirage

3 Great Places to Dine in Rancho Mirage

  Dining in Rancho Mirage Dining in Rancho Mirage can be a lot of fun. Here are three establishments we highly recommend. 1. Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse   Babe’s has crowned Brewery of the Year in the California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition, beating out 299 other breweries that came flaunting more than 1200 beers. Read…

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Rancho Mirage is Foodie Heaven

When my foodie friends ask me to extoll the culinary virtues of the Palm Springs Valley, I always zero in on Rancho Mirage because—in my humble opinion—my hometown has it all, gastronomically speaking. The actual number of establishments that serve some sort of edibles—either one-offs or chain restaurants—hovers at around 65. And within that number,…

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Babe’s Beer Wins Again

Babe’s Beer Wins Again

Just a few weeks ago we revealed here that Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse—that famed eatery and brew purveyor ensconced at The River in Rancho Mirage—had recently been crowned Brewery of the Year in the California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition, beating out 299 other breweries that came flaunting more than 1200 beers. And now…

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Family Traditions Live on at Livreri’s

Family Traditions Live on at Livreri’s

So iconic is Livreri’s Bella Napoli Italian Bistro that the famed names adorning street signs throughout the Palm Springs Valley—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore—all ate there in their day.  They all came—and keep coming!—for immaculate Italian food served in an elegant setting by a professional staff.  How professional?  Bartender Spencer’s been there for 31…

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Naan House

Naan House Indian Cuisine

Take an Indian restaurant in an outdoor mall setting.  Add an owner who worked as a registered nurse for 23 years.  Combine with a Mexican chef in the kitchen.  (I can already sense the skepticism on your face, dear reader!)  But in fact, Nancy Aziz’s Naan House Indian Cuisine—unassumingly located next to Red Robin and…

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Jensen’s Minute Shoppe

Jensen’s Minute Shoppe

Often, great things come in small packages. That’s surely the case when it comes to Jensen’s Minute Shoppe at the corner of Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. This small convenience store with the imprimatur of the big, well-known, and respected brand is the perfect place to make that pit-stop before heading…

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