Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN

Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN

Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN Sometimes there are restaurants that fly under my radar, places I’ve heard of, driven by, or read about in the press, but somehow just haven’t had the opportunity to try.  Catalan in Rancho Mirage was one of these places.  But fly under my radar no more, I’m now skywriting my praises of…

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Big Burgers and Beyond

Big Burgers and Beyond

Big Burgers and Beyond Thankfully I was blessed with low cholesterol and a reasonably healthy metabolism (for a lady like me, of a certain age) because my long-held obsession with all things beef would otherwise be my undoing.  And just when I thought I had exhausted all my burger options, along comes Johnny Rockets on…

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Munching at Michael’s Pizzeria at The River

Munching at Michael’s Pizzeria at The River

I often gripe that my Italian is getting rusty due to a lack of practice. So I was very happy to recently meet the dashing Pietro Luca Bordignon, General Manger at the recently opened Rancho Mirage branch of Michael’s Pizzaria at The River. Pietro was born in Milano, and then lived in Roma for years…

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Agua Caliente Poker Deli Delights

Agua Caliente Poker Deli Delights

While checking out the slots at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa with friends who were staying at this fun and fab resort in Rancho Mirage, my pals Peter and Paul (Mary couldn’t make it), inquired about the Poker Deli.  This pick-me-up eatery hugs the gaming floor, making it very convenient for a quick munch.  Although…

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Betting on Birba in Palm Springs

Betting on Birba in Palm Springs

Living in Rancho Mirage—the very heart of the Palm Springs Valley—I like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of all the great things the desert communities have to offer.  But sometimes I just miss out on something that it seems everyone knows about except me.  And that was the case with…

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