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…

Gioia Chef Luca

Delightful Dining at Rancho Mirage’s The River

I love my job. Although, really and truly, how can you call drawing attention to all the fabulous attributes of my beloved home town of Rancho Mirage “a job”?! Everywhere I turn there’s something to boast about, whether it’s our gorgeous resorts; a year-round, never-ending parade of events; the Palm Springs Valley’s spectacular weather; or…