Sabatino's pasta bar

Summer Fun at Sabatino’s

One of the things I look forward to most as summer approaches in the Palm Springs Valley is the fact that most of my favorite Rancho Mirage restaurants offer great specials to make sure a steady flow of customers continues in the triple-digit heat. One of the first ones to cross my desk—and to whet…

Dar at the bar

Dar at the Bar

Convivial Darius Farzaneh, 38, longtime bartender at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion in Rancho Mirage, prefers for customers and colleagues alike to simply call him Dar. “Or they call me ‘the Dartender,’” he says, chuckling. “That gets a lot of mileage.” No matter his moniker, Dar—who has lived in the desert for most of his life, and…


bb’s at the River Welcomes Coachella Valley Diners

The good folks at bb’s at The River know something or three about running restaurants. Jack Srebnik—who many in the desert know from his other eateries, The Slice, JT’s Diner, and Maracas (the latter of which he co-owns with Todd and Flora Flood)—is now doing a booming biz at the former location of Acqua Pazza.…