Fireside Dining at Westin Mission Hills

Fireside Dining at Westin Mission Hills

Any foodie worth his or her salt knows that Rancho Mirage represents a gastronomic paradise for those lucky enough to live in or visit the Palm Springs Valley.  If it’s edible, you can find it within the city’s borders—no matter what cuisine or ambiance you’re hankering for. Heaven knows I love the formal feel of…

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Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN

Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN

Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN Sometimes there are restaurants that fly under my radar, places I’ve heard of, driven by, or read about in the press, but somehow just haven’t had the opportunity to try.  Catalan in Rancho Mirage was one of these places.  But fly under my radar no more, I’m now skywriting my praises of…

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Agua Caliente Poker Deli Delights

Agua Caliente Poker Deli Delights

While checking out the slots at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa with friends who were staying at this fun and fab resort in Rancho Mirage, my pals Peter and Paul (Mary couldn’t make it), inquired about the Poker Deli.  This pick-me-up eatery hugs the gaming floor, making it very convenient for a quick munch.  Although…

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Babe’s Barbeque and Brewhouse

Babe’s Barbeque and Brewhouse

Although Babe’s Barbeque and Brewhouse is renowned for its amazing variety of barbeque (including some of the best ribs this side of a pig), many people who live in or visit the Greater Palm Springs Oasis don’t realize that this hot spot is actually a real “brewhouse”!  As the only micro-brewery in the region, Babe’s…

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Sometimes a Diner Just Won’t Do

Sometimes a Diner Just Won’t Do

As a general rule, mornings are not my friend.  Even as a child I didn’t like getting up early.  And in my old Pan Am days, I would often fly all night, sleep the day away, and then carry on throughout the next night.  Now that I’m a bit older, and hopefully wiser, I realize…

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Sabitino’s at the Pavilion’s Plaza in Rancho Mirage

Sabitino’s at the Pavilion’s Plaza in Rancho Mirage

Deep in the heart of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis is a sweet little Italian family restaurant to which I had the very good fortune of being invited last week.  Tucked away into the Pavilion Plaza at Bob Hope and Gerald Ford Drives in Rancho Mirage, Sabatino’s Ristorante Italiano opened last fall, offering traditional food…

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Old Spaghetti Factory Opens in Rancho Mirage

Old Spaghetti Factory Opens in Rancho Mirage

With over half the population of my native Buenos Aires of Italian immigrant stock—including a few branches of my own family tree—I grew up loving the food of Italy.  So it was with great excitement that I heard that The Old Spaghetti Factory was opening its 41st branch in my hometown of Rancho Mirage.  After…

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