Shame on the Moon

Shame on the Moon

There are certain time-tested things in my life—my favorite black velvet dinner jacket, my collection of Streisand LPs (now on Apple Music), and those comfy loafers that refuse to age—to which I return to time and time again, especially when I’m in need of comfort. Out in the world—or should I say, out in my…

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Palm Springs Valley Gets Its Michelin Man

Palm Springs Valley Gets Its Michelin Man

Gluttony knows there’s nary a reason to ever travel outside of Rancho Mirage city limits to nourish your inner foodie. That’s because my hometown has restaurants of every stripe. Every cuisine. Every price point. Every atmosphere. All that said, I must admit that I recently ventured to Palm Springs come dinnertime. I did so to…

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Si Bon Belgian Bistro…So Good!

Si Bon Belgian Bistro…So Good!

How European is Si Bon Belgian Bistro in Rancho Mirage? For starters, chef/owner Philippe Caupain and his wife, Edith, have chosen to label all the ingredient bins in the kitchen in French. There are the two clocks in the restaurant—one on local time, one on Brussels time. Street scenes from the home country adorn the…

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The New and Improved Catalan Opens

The New and Improved Catalan Opens

How do you improve on perfection? I’d say a Palm Springs Valley first—like placing a whole roasted suckling pig on your menu—would do it. But I’m getting ahead of myself… I’m so happy to report that one of my favorite Rancho Mirage eateries—Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine—has reopened for business after its August hiatus. But rather than…

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