Palm Springs’ JIAO - Asian Concept Food

Palm Springs’ JIAO – Asian Concept Food

The Palm Springs Valley is extremely fortunate to have the culinarily inclined entrepreneurial spirit of Tara Lazar and Marco Rossetti.  This charming (and it must be said, quite easy-on-the-eyes) married couple have come up with yet another eatery to feed the hungry masses who live in and visit the communities of the Greater Palm Springs…

Details
Babe’s Barbeque and Brewhouse

Babe’s Barbeque and Brewhouse

Although Babe’s Barbeque and Brewhouse is renowned for its amazing variety of barbeque (including some of the best ribs this side of a pig), many people who live in or visit the Greater Palm Springs Oasis don’t realize that this hot spot is actually a real “brewhouse”!  As the only micro-brewery in the region, Babe’s…

Details
Dinner at Thai Smile

Dinner at Thai Smile

My blogger buddy Diana Dodge and I couldn’t be more different.  She’s a classy version of the “ladies who lunch” and I’m a classic “let’s do dinner” kind of guy.  But one thing that we always agree on—day or night—is our love of Thai Smile in Rancho Mirage. Even with the diversity of cuisines available…

Details
Sometimes a Diner Just Won’t Do

Sometimes a Diner Just Won’t Do

As a general rule, mornings are not my friend.  Even as a child I didn’t like getting up early.  And in my old Pan Am days, I would often fly all night, sleep the day away, and then carry on throughout the next night.  Now that I’m a bit older, and hopefully wiser, I realize…

Details
Willie Rhine Runs Restaurants

Willie Rhine Runs Restaurants

It’s not a coincidence that two of the busiest and most successful restaurants in the Palm Springs Valley happen to be overseen by the same person.  Rancho Mirage residents Barbara and Jerry Keller—owners of Acqua Pazza, situated in Rancho Mirage at The River, and LuLu, in downtown Palm Springs—handpicked Scottish-born Willie Rhine to oversee their…

Details
The Tantalizing Tinto

The Tantalizing Tinto

One of the coolest things about living in Rancho Mirage is that I’m smack dab in the middle of the Palm Springs Valley, which has an amazing collection of places to eat—and we all know I love to eat!  I can go east to Indio for amazing Mexican fare.  I can meander down to The…

Details
P.F. Chang’s at The River

P.F. Chang’s at The River

I’ve long been a lover of all things Asian, whether it be home décor, traveling to the Orient, meeting wonderful people from that region of the world, or relishing the various cuisines.  The communities of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis are very fortunate to have a vastly wide choice of Asian fare available.  There’s Palm…

Details
What Could Be Better Than A Burger?

What Could Be Better Than A Burger?

Just to set the record straight, I am not the most delicate eater in the world.  There, I said it.  I love to chow down with the best of them, and even though I know my limits, I usually get exactly what I want.  And that often includes a big ol’ side of beef!  Steak…

Details