Bar Bites Aplenty in Rancho Mirage

Since swimsuit season is year-round in the desert, I indulge my inner foodie with moderation from January through December. But with the holidays quickly approaching, that gets harder and harder to do. If you’re of like mind, I do have one tip to share that has worked wonders for me in years past. When eating…


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Rancho Mirage

No matter which of the four deluxe Rancho Mirage resorts you choose as your home away from home—Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa (, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (, The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage ( or The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (—once you check in, you never have to leave. Not…

Rancho Mirage’s Brandini Toffee Turns 10

Rancho Mirage’s Brandini Toffee Turns 10!

Some people just know how to celebrate a special date. October 1st marked the 10th anniversary of Rancho Mirage-based Brandini Toffee. The beloved company was kickstarted when 15-year-old friends and schoolmates Brandon Weimer and Leah Post went into the business of crafting toffee based on Brandon’s old family recipe combining sugar, butter, chocolate, and almonds.…


Goody’s Café in Rancho Mirage

As a guy who prides himself of being a man about town, I must admit I’m a bit red-faced to confess that—until a few days ago—I’d never ventured into Goody’s Café in the Country Club Village mall at 40101 Monterey (cross-street Country Club Drive). Boy am I glad I discovered this hidden gem! Specializing in…


The Menus are Coming, the Menus are Coming!

One of the things I love best about the time post-Labor Day—other than the hint of cooler weather yet to come—is the fact that I know that some beloved Rancho Mirage restaurants that closed for a summer break are back in business. And even eateries that didn’t take a hiatus are ready to boast their…