Palm Springs

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Jiao: Ambitious Asian Restaurant Joins Cheeky Palm Springs Co. [CLOSED]

The desert isn’t exactly known for fertility, unless you count date palms and wind. However, Tara Lazar and Marco Rossetti must have green thumbs, because they continue to generate growth in barren Palm Springs...
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Tinto: Seeing Palm Springs Through a Spanish Prism [CLOSED]

Palm Springs is known for many things, including Midcentury Modern architecture, desert spas, golfing, the aerial tramway, and being a Hollywood refuge. However, in my scattered visits over the years, food could hardly be...
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Espresso Cielo: Sharing Specialty Coffee in the Desert [CLOSED]

Until recently, Palm Springs was primarily filled with specialty coffee poseurs, outposts of larger chains, and a single venue – King’s Highway – that has Stumptown Coffee, but sells it at inflated restaurant prices....
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Cheeky’s: Taking Flight with Bacon and Buttermilk in Palm Springs

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are still referenced regularly in Palm Springs, and while there’s always room for the Rat Pack, Tara Lazar is helping to prove that not everything has to be retro...
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Cheeky’s Bacon Flight

If the adage holds true that bacon makes everything better, then surely five kinds of bacon should be a triumph. Right? Tara Lazar subscribes to that belief, offering a bacon flight ($4) at Cheeky’s,...
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LG’s Prime Steakhouse: Sizzling Beef in Palm Desert [CLOSED]

While driving home from Phoenix, we planned to stop for dinner at one of the Palm Springs area’s highly-regarded Italian restaurants. Naively, we didn’t equate “Italian” and “Easter” with “Closed.” Each phone call triggered...