DSRT Club Delights with Classic Flare and Clean Cuisine

“Imagine a gorgeous, nature-favored spot where fun and outdoor sports never end.” This enticing verbiage illustrated the newly developed Desert Club in 1937, “the social hub and playground for La Quinta property owners and guests.” Beyond badminton, ping pong, croquet and horseback riding, the famed resort also boasted a “smart intimate cocktail bar and gracious,… Read more »

Nostalgic and Nutritious

Wally’s Desert Turtle is one of our valley’s most revered establishments. Built in 1978 as Wally Botello’s lifetime legacy, the elegant restaurant has served many desert legends including Frank Sinatra, Bob and Dolores Hope and President Gerald and Mrs. Betty Ford, to name a few.  A trip to Wally’s is always a special treat, but… Read more »

Explore Your Wildest Side

Casual elegance and an array of gourmet vegan and gluten-free offerings are why we love Wildest Restaurant + Bar. Whether you’re looking for cocktails and appetizers or a four-course dinner with friends, you’ll find both guilty and good-for-you options at this popular Palm Desert destination. Wildest is the innovation of health advocate and wine aficionado… Read more »

Made with Love

Whenever we travel, we are always on the lookout for that colorful, quaint café that seems to say, “Come in. Get comfortable and make yourself at home.” That is precisely the feeling you get when you walk through the door of Chúla Artisan Eatery. You are always greeted by smiling faces, many who have been… Read more »

Boozehounds Rolls Out Red Carpet for Canine Companions

We love our dogs. These special family members are often showered with disproportionate amounts of affection for being the lovable, happy and adorable creatures they are. Such is the case with our new pup, Teddy, whose dinner dish reads “The Boss.” Of course, we like to take them everywhere for everyone to meet. Fortunately, our… Read more »

El Paseo patio at night

A Sweet Spot

Since they opened in November, I’ve been eyeing Sweet Basil California Eatery. As you cruise down El Paseo, the brilliant white building with teal blue lettering beckons the casual diner with a cozy welcome as if to say, “Stop in. We’ve been expecting you.” I’ve now returned numerous times. Meeting friends for lunch one day,… Read more »

Yia Mas! “To Our Good Health”

Greeks are known for their celebratory lifestyle with zorba dancing, plate smashing and big family celebrations. They also bring us some of the best – and healthiest – Mediterranean cuisine.  Fortunately, you can find all this fun and goodness in Palm Desert at Koutouki Greek Estiatorio. The family-owned restaurant is the heart and dedication of… Read more »

Feel Good Food

When dining out, Asian cuisine can often be a healthy choice – especially if artificial ingredients like MSG have been replaced with healing spices in homemade sauces. And if you start with regionally sourced ingredients and authentic Vietnamese recipes, then add influences from other cultures, you have truly fusion fare that entices the taste buds… Read more »

Grab-N-Go Healthy

When you think ‘convenient, fast food to go’ images that come to mind include hamburgers, sandwiches and burritos. Healthy fare is hard to picture, and often even harder to find. But that trend is changing here in the Valley with FRESH Juice Bar opening a second location in Palm Springs, Juice It Up! opening a… Read more »

Hip, Cool & Healthy at the Workshop Kitchen + Bar

A visit to the Workshop is an experience for the senses. Chef/Owner Michael Beckman, his architecturally saavy partner Joseph Mourani, and sommelier Lonny Abugow have combined their worldly experiences to create a myriad of complementing and contrasting elements brought together in one tantalizing package. The restaurant’s stunningly modern interiors are housed in an historic uptown… Read more »

Local Ingredients and a ‘Partnership for a Healthier America’: A Winning Combination at Lantana

When deciding where to eat out, we don’t often think of going to a hotel. It’s different in the desert, where we have many world-class restaurants inside world-renowned resorts. Located inside the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Lantana is one such hidden gem. It serves wholesome, local and thoughtfully sourced food. Executive Chef Chris Mitchum has… Read more »