Two of my favorite dining and watering holes in the Palm Springs Valley—Acqua Pazza California Bistro at The River in Rancho Mirage, and Lulu California Bistro in Downtown Palm Springs—just gained a few more feathers in their culinary caps. The eateries—appropriate for intimate dining, business meals, or family get-togethers, and jointly owned by the marvelous husband-and-wife team of Jerry and Barbara Keller—have won a combined 26 “Best of the Valley” awards from Desert Magazine for 2013.
Just a few of the “best” winning categories include Dinner Deal, Brunch, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Restaurant, Continental Restaurant, Place to Take a Visitor, Martini, Margarita, Pizza, Bar, Romantic Dinner, Place to Hang Out, Late Night Dining, and Place to Hang Out with the L.A. Crowd.
So, if you haven’t yet dined at one of this delectable dynamic duo, there are now 26 more reasons to do so during your next visit to Rancho Mirage or Palm Springs. And remember, both Lulu and Acqua Pazza are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. seven days a week. And each boasts not only the best 12-hour, all-day/all-night happy hour in the desert but features a famous, fabulously priced three-course meal deal plus sizzling summer specials. Acqua Pazza’s reputation is still so solid after all these years. And, as the slogan goes, there’s always a party at Lulu, which Open Table ranked as one of the Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the USA. Hungry yet? www.acquapazzabistro.com www.lulupalmsprings.com