New Taste Treats at Old Spaghetti Factory

New Taste Treats at Old Spaghetti Factory

Let’s face it.  For those of us who are fortunate enough to either live in or come visit the nine desert cities recently rechristened the “Greater Palm Springs Oasis”, there is never a lack of interesting things to do, great places to eat, wonderful hotels and resorts to enjoy, and perfect weather to be savored. …

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Sabitino’s at the Pavilion’s Plaza in Rancho Mirage

Sabitino’s at the Pavilion’s Plaza in Rancho Mirage

Deep in the heart of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis is a sweet little Italian family restaurant to which I had the very good fortune of being invited last week.  Tucked away into the Pavilion Plaza at Bob Hope and Gerald Ford Drives in Rancho Mirage, Sabatino’s Ristorante Italiano opened last fall, offering traditional food…

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Agua Caliente Waters Café

Agua Caliente Waters Café

For their visit to the Palm Springs White Party, my friends Chris and Kevin from Calgary decided they wanted to stay at a place they’d only viewed from afar—the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.  I was all for it since it’s right down the road from my place and I relished spending…

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Old Spaghetti Factory Opens in Rancho Mirage

Old Spaghetti Factory Opens in Rancho Mirage

With over half the population of my native Buenos Aires of Italian immigrant stock—including a few branches of my own family tree—I grew up loving the food of Italy.  So it was with great excitement that I heard that The Old Spaghetti Factory was opening its 41st branch in my hometown of Rancho Mirage.  After…

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Crab Pot – Rancho Mirage Fine Dining

Crab Pot – Rancho Mirage Fine Dining

As a wee one growing up in South America, during my student days in Europe, and all through my many years working in the travel industry, I’ve always been extremely fortunate to enjoy some of the truly best seafood in the world.  So I was excited a while back when I saw the sign go…

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Rancho Mirage Landmark Restaurant Building Burns

Rancho Mirage Landmark Restaurant Building Burns

I’m so very sad.  Rancho Mirage lost one of its most cherished landmark structures on Tuesday morning, January 10th.  As the only commercial building on the city’s historical preservation list—the other 44 are private homes, most in the mid-century modern style—the serpentine restaurant often referred to by the name of its first tenant, The Chart…

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