Cello's Pantry to go

Cello’s Pantry Delivers!

There are myriad reasons I remain thankful for Bonnie Barkley, co-owner with husband Tom Steferak of Cello’s Bistro (in Cathedral City) and Cello’s Pantry (in Rancho Mirage). First and foremost, of course, is the fact that Bonnie’s food is some of the best for miles around…and that Tom’s homemade limoncello is prize-winning! Then there’s the…

Kobe Chef

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is a Party Place

My New Jersey friends Jeff and Joe—who’ve been coming to the Palm Springs Valley, and staying in Rancho Mirage, for years—recently decided to come spend “season” here with we desert dwellers to see if they might want to sell lock, stock, and barrel back east and retire here permanently. So, they rented a vacation home…

Talay Thai

Talay Thai Dim Sum Comes to Rancho Mirage

There’s a new Thai in town—and it’s terrific! Longtime desert restaurateurs Ally, husband Charlie (who spends his time in the kitchen), and Charlie’s sister Tuk unveiled their Highway 111 eatery last New Year’s Eve, and have been doing bang-up business ever since. The restaurant is open for its regular menu from 11 a.m. to 2:30…

Catalan Babes Pig Paella

Pigs Meet Paella and Brews as Babe’s and Catalan Join Forces in Rancho Mirage

Two of Rancho Mirage biggest and best epicurean brands—Babe’s (California’s 2015 Brewery of the Year) and Catalan (the Mediterranean restaurant celebrating its fourth spectacular year)—join forces on Tuesday, April 5 for “Pigs, Paella, & Brews.” Held at Catalan on Highway 111—doors open at 6:00 p.m.; dinner served at 6:30 p.m.—the $49-per-person event (exclusive of tax…