Rancho Mirage’s Hidden Breakfasts

The 2017 issue of R/M magazine—that gorgeous, 96-page glossy magazine that came out a month or so ago—has a dining story titled “Top of the Morning,” which lists all the best go-to places to break fast in the ayem. Named are our big fabulous resorts, of course, and other can’t-miss places. But Rancho Mirage also…

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Bernie’s Moves From Palm Springs to Rancho Mirage

When Rand Howell and Geoff McIntosh began their romance more than 44 years ago, their favorite bar was a hole-in-the-wall named Bernie’s in Pocatello, Idaho. Back then, the pair fancied one day owning their own elegant restaurant and christening it Bernie’s. It took them almost 40 years—and welcome detours into real estate and restaurant management—to…

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The Fox & Fiddle: A New Pub in Rancho Mirage

Taking a small (maple) leaf from the popular The Fox & Fiddle chain of pubs North of the Border, husband-and-wife team Kurt Gardner and Carmen Shaw—Canadian expats and longtime Rancho Mirage residents—are the savvy restaurateurs who obtained the right to establish their version of the brand throughout California. Their first outpost opened February 20 at…

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Diamonds Are Rancho Mirage’s Best Friend

It turns out diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. They’re pretty cozy with Rancho Mirage, too. How do I know? Because the Automobile Club of Southern California has just unveiled its list of eateries and accommodations that scored its Four-Diamond rating for 2017. Per the organization’s website, “One of the hallmark services AAA offers…

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Lean Meals To Go at Cello’s Pantry

There’s always something new and exciting happening at Bonnie Barkley’s delicious Cello’s Pantry on Highway 111. The latest and the greatest is the introduction of her “Lean Meals and Healthy Options Menu.” Says Bonnie: “We are constantly being asked about meals for our guests who are on a diet or those who are just watching…

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A Music Showcase at The River

Here’s more fun in Rancho Mirage! Now through April, local bands are performing Saturdays at The River in Rancho Mirage. Produced by Jimi “Fitz” Fitzgerald, the 2017 Music Showcase will feature local bands from the Palm Springs Valley and throughout Southern California. Each concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The River’s amphitheater, and will…

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The Best Watering Holes in Rancho Mirage

  As the old adage goes, it’s always cocktail hour somewhere in the world. One of the advantages of living in, or visiting, Rancho Mirage is that each of its world-class restaurants boasts an inviting bar. Whether you want to sip an elegant extra dry martini—1950s-style—before dinner, chug a few beers with pals while you…

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