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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Well, if you want a great place to go for burgers, beer and drinks, try Eureka! in Indian Wells.

The burgers and beer are great with a large selection of craft beers on tap, and Zombie Killer by the bottle for Granny. Inside or outside, you can watch the multisport tellys while pretending to listen to your party.

They have lot of choices of bitters and rye, and their Sazarac is righteous.

Probably the best (Panko-crusted) onion rings in the Valley.

It's where the former St. Germain's was in The Village at 111 and Cook.

Friendly service, but a wait, and this is the real deal.

http://www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com/...

Aug 25, 2013
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

"Trendin' with the homies" is a cute way of saying that out here in retirement land, where people make a life out of going out to eat, there are large groups of people just itching to try out new restaurants. What with the social media and daily contact, they can make or break a new restaurant in a month. Like lemmings that think they are foodies, they all agree thumbs up or thumbs down. And they can be brutal. It doesn't have to be the food or the service, it can be something as insubstantial as the decor or the specials.

The problem is, they get written up a lot either way. Luckily, many locals know that when a new restaurant is no longer trendy, it is also quiet and not so crowded, and good ones will last.

The other problem in the desert is the lack of international variety and the location, which is overlooked by the trending crowd altogether. For example, hoagies? Phillys? dim sum? middle eastern? BBQ? East of Palm Springs? East of Palm Desert?

Trio is one of those.

Who eats in Indio? We do.

Aug 25, 2013
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Le Vallauris. Opens for season September 11.

http://www.levallauris.com/photo-gall...

Aug 25, 2013
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

If you're into trending with the homies.

Aug 25, 2013
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Isn't it called Sloan's now?

Apr 11, 2013
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

The Tack Room at Empire Polo
Escena -- pricey
Villaris -- pricey but beautiful

Apr 11, 2013
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

I can no longer recommend Fisherman's Grill in LaQuita.

I was overcharged for the lunch special, but didn't realize it until I got home.

Later, they brought us more fries, which I hadn't asked for, because "they didn't put enough on the original order." It did look rather small. The server made a nasty crack when she insisted we take the fries.

The "manager" asked us to leave or go outside, because I had an e-cigarette (no tobacco, no smoke, no smell, no residue, and fully legal), and he thought the "look" of it might hurt the restaurant's repurtation, even though there had been no complaints. He said he knew what it was and what it wasn't, and even though actual smoke and steam emanate from their open kitchen into the restaurant, it might give customers "the wrong idea."

On an earlier occassion, I had met the owner, a kind, gererous and very hospitable man. I am writing to him.

So I was cheated, insulted and shunned all in one day. Isn't this how it started in Nazi Germany, shunned because of how you would "look" in a business?

I can no loger recommend a restaurant that I cannot trust with their ability to be hospitable and honest with customers.

Jul 28, 2012
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Tried the Indian Wells (IW) Club? If not a weekend, consider La Quinta's Solano's--take the whole restaurant. Also, what about Vicky's Santa Fe? Palm Desert is close in, and there are two places, Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill, and The Elephant Bar, whose menu has grown over the past years, and has great food. These restaurants should be booked early, as they fill up.

Jul 27, 2012
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

I don't know what your "budget" is, but there is a location that is less pricey than the ones you mention, but very nice. It is the POM restaurant at the Fantasy Springs Casino.Past the bar downstairs, there is a separate dining room for large groups, and their prices are quite reasonable.

Jul 26, 2012
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How do I find discussions related to Palm Springs and related Coachella Valley cities?

It's working niow. Thanks.

Apr 24, 2012
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How do I find discussions related to Palm Springs and related Coachella Valley cities?

Now that I remember my log-in ID, things are OK. Thanks for helping me.

Apr 22, 2012
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One other thing--nothing shows up on my saved boards.

Apr 21, 2012
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Thanks. I forgot.

Apr 21, 2012
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Apr 21, 2012
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Chef George's
40100 Washington St
Ste 125
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Cook Street exit off the I-10, southeast corner.

This is a local gem, hidden in a shopping mall. Great European cooking, like grandma used to make. Chicken paprikash. That sort of thing. Rervations are essential. The salads and entrees are so generous, you will have take-home. Yes, you can order half a salad, and don't say you weren't warned. You go for the food, atmosphere, and the food. Family run, and the chef is the best.
(760) 200-1768

Apr 18, 2012
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Depends on the kind of food you like.

Apr 18, 2012
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

One question. After you hit all these places, how can you still walk? lol

Also Johannes is a special event place.

Mar 09, 2012
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How We Rediscovered Meatloaf

Here's the original. It used to be on every box of Quaker Oats.

http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and...

Mar 09, 2012
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How We Rediscovered Meatloaf

I make the world's greatest meatloaf. I learned it from my mother, and she always had meatloaf sandwiches ready for half-time. (What a wife) Use the famous award-winning Quaker Oats recipe (it's not on the box any more, it's online). Use ground sirloin or ground round, twice ground by your butcher. Instead of tomato sauce, use Heinz ketchup. Use dried chopped onions instead of fresh. Add one cooking spoon of red currant jelly.

It doesn't matter whether you form it or use a pan, which I do, but make it 1 1/2 pounds and add an extra egg. Let it cool, in the fridge is OK, so it sets up. Slice and serve or make sandwiches. If you want it fancy, like the Daily Grill's version, grill slices in a plain ss frying pan.

Mar 09, 2012
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

There is a good Santa Barbara BQ place in downtown Indio on Miles called the Warehouse--casual, inexpensive.

There is ROC's Casita at the polo grounds for BBQ and polo.

The other listings I have above are still good.

Also for a special occasion, try Spencer's or Morton's (for steak), or Melvyn's for retro dinner and dancing.

Downtown PS, the new place is Lulu's--very contempo--same menu as Aqua Pazza at The River, which is good for people watching. Also at The River is Babe's--BBQ, great short ribs and real strawberry shortcake, yum.

For the feel of a NY supper club, try the Daily Grill on El Paseo in Palm Desert. For a good breakfast, try Mimi's on Hwy 111. A $6 sit-down lunch is at the
Fantasy Springs casino POM restaurant out Indio way. The patio is lovely.

The Thursday Desert Sun newspaper has a two-page section of restaurant coupons and deals. Check out the Cheap Eats column in the on-line version, www.mydesert.com .

Mar 08, 2012
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Recommendations for some friends visiting LA foodwise for the first time? (Starting out in Arcadia)

This is a quintessential Pasadena experience. Great food, lovely, romantic ambiance. The best time to visit is the Sunday Buffet Brunch--a real gastronomic treat. Call for reservations.

(626) 796-9501
www,maisonakira.com

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Maison Akira Restaurant
713 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Dec 12, 2011
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Pasadena and Arcadia Help

This is great dim sum, up to SF level, with good prices. If you want to drop some change, order the lobster~~$14-16/lb. It is a real treat.

Lovely room, great service, uses a picture menu for the dim sum. Free parking.

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Capital Seafood
333 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006

Dec 09, 2011
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Off The Beaten Path In Palm Springs

This place is under new management/ownership with redecor. and some lower price adjustments. You were right, monku. Good instincts.

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Manhattan In the Desert
2665 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA

Dec 09, 2011
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Indio Tamale Festival Report (+ pics)

Corn Maiden is very good. The corn tamales have soft corn kernels throughout. The beef tamales are spicy and good. All their tamales are larger than most of the others. Don't miss this one next time.

Dec 05, 2011
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Their telephone is 760-342-1999 They man be listed under Jackalope Ranch or Jackalope Ranch Tamales.

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Jackalope Ranch Restaurant
80400 Us Highway 111, Indio, CA

Oct 07, 2011
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

Lucky's is an order-ahead, carry-out place. They have the best tamales in the Coachella Valley. Priced from $2.25 to <$2, depending on how many you order. They have pork, beef, chicken and grreen corn. Regrigerate or freeze and reheat. You are always in stock. They also do full carry-out meals, like Thanksgiving.

Oct 06, 2011
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BEST RESTAURANTS IN PALM SPRINGS

You'll love the sushi here, even the Jumping Shrimp. There are two of these, but this one's the best. Get a map for this one, it isn't easy to see from the 111.

Sam's Sushi, 79485 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA

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Sam's Sushi
79485 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

Oct 03, 2011
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Best Breakfast in Palm Springs

OMG Just look at the website (lulupalmsprings.com ) Remember this is a restaurant-starved town, with a huge gay population, visiting Marines, and tons of retirees and snowbirds. Also, remember their other restaurant is very popular as a destination and for the food. Then, of course, the prices are quite reasonable for this usually overpriced town.

You tell me. This PS location thinks it's the latest, hottest, NYC-type opening.

Oct 03, 2011
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Dim Sum In Palm Springs

Finally! Reasonable Dim Sum in the desert. The restaurant just started serving Dim Sum today, from a menu.

The general prices were $3.95 for the usual suspects, and $6-8 for broccoli and duck.

The har gow was good. So were the duck, custard tarts, shrimp with rice noodle. The steamed bao were a little small, but the BBQ pork inside was terrific. So were the langoons.

The broccoli was sauteed in a wok, not steamed, but had the usual oyster sauce. However the portion was small. The duck was a quarter duck, very crispy. Since everything was hand-delivered directly from the kitchen, the Dim Sum was hotter (temp.) that it usually is with carts.

They told me the prices compare to those in Monterey Park. I told them to check out Capitol Seafood in Arcadia, which is the one to use as a goal to meet.

There is a 10% off coupon in yesterday's Friday Desert Sun Weekend magazine, and they give you business cards with 10-20% discounts good through the rest of 2011.

They were interested in our input, Service was very good. The owner was friendly, too.
We definitely will be back to watch them grow.

They are located southwest of the Monterey/74 and 111 intersection, next to Starbucks.

Oct 01, 2011
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Best Breakfast in Palm Springs

Their breakfasts are interesting (like crab cakes eggs "Benedict"). Great ambiance and service. You can get discount coupons at their website. An overlooked placed for breakfast until 11 am.

Mimi's Cafe, Indio/PalmDesert

Oct 01, 2011
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