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Gay Means Happy (Hour)

Gay Means Happy (Hour)

  • Posted by May 21, 2019

You’ve worked hard all day. You conquered your to-do list. You even made small talk with hetero Brad in accounting. You have earned a beverage, my friend. It’s time to let your fab flag fly! But don’t waste your evening on the ordinary; get gay and gregarious at one of the hottest Happy Hours in Palm Springs. Trio Restaurant al fresco dining Trio | 707 N Palm Canyon Dr Orange is the new YAAS! Palm Springs’ most iconic eatery is serving up…

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Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry Hospitality is a dish best served warm. When you sit down for a gourmet meal, you don’t want to feel unwelcome or out of place, no matter how upscale your surroundings may be. It’s a delicate balancing act, but Copley’s really sticks the proverbial landing. “We are a fine-dining restaurant but there’s certainly nothing stuffy about us at all,” promises co-owner Greg Butterfield. “Being from Hawaii, we have that aloha spirit.”…

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Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry The next time you’re inundated by the vibrant Palm Springs sun, pause for a moment to consider how much wonder and beauty it propagates. Just take it from El Mirasol owner Felipe Castañeda. “When I first came over here,” recounts Felipe, “I was taken by the clear skies and the big mountains that we have on the side of the town. And the sun. It was really nice. That’s how I came to name our place El Mirasol. It’s a flower that…

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Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

  • Posted by May 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Yelp calls it one of the best three restaurants in Palm Springs. Trip Advisor argues that it’s in the Top Two. But Miro’s owner has another name for it…   “I can call it home.” Miro Terzic has harvested accolades as fresh and vibrant as his ingredients, but when asked how he got started in the restaurant industry, he remains humble. “This was totally accidental. I moved into the area in ’94. We fled what used to be Yugoslavia, a…

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Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

  • Posted by May 3, 2019

 By Kevin Perry Elevate your perspective. Attain a higher purpose. Ascend to greatness. These are more than just empty platitudes at Desert Rocks; they are lofty pathways to Zen on the rocks. “Climbing is not as much a sport as a lifestyle,” extols owner Steve Schechtman.  “It’s unlike throwing a baseball or kicking a soccer ball; it’s both physical and very thought provoking. So there’s a lot going on there, other than just pulling yourself…

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A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

  • Posted by Apr 30, 2019

By Kevin Perry Love and sustenance go hand in hand. They nurture us, give us purpose, and provide us the strength we need to conquer the world outside of our immediate circle of relatives. Family feeds us, in more ways than one. Some restaurants tout their commitment to heritage, but Las Casuelas Terraza lives it. During our brief conversation with the legendary eatery’s operator, Patrick Service, he interrupts himself abruptly to make sure…

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Oscar's: A Tale of Two Drag Shows

Oscar's: A Tale of Two Drag Shows

  • Posted by Apr 26, 2019

By Kevin Perry It was the best of times… and it was even better with a mimosa in your hand, honey! Charles Dickens (pause for giggles) ain’t got nothing on the decadent dichotomy (giggle anew) of Oscar’s Café & Bar. Owner Dan Gore dresses it down like this: “The diversity of the entertainment, like the drag brunches, definitely attract a different type of audience than the Oscar’s Cabaret.” There’s a lot to untuck in that statement, so…

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Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

  • Posted by Apr 24, 2019

Liz and Mark Ostoich One weekend Liz and Mark, owners of Tac/Quila, took a short break from life as lawyers and decided to dream a little. We brainstormed, reminisced, reflected and projected, all with a goal of discovering where our dreams intersected. It was clear after a while that our life change would involve hospitality. We love people and their stories, and nothing brings people together like a great meal in a memorable setting. Our…

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A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry She’s an Oscar winner, a living legend, and perhaps most notable of all: she was fortunate enough to employ The Tropicale’s Tony Di Lembo as her personal chef.  When asked to describe Barbra Streisand, Di Lembo beams, “She’s a fascinating lady. She was a tough woman to work for; she was a perfectionist, as you might think. She knew what she liked to eat. It was actually kinda simple because I knew what she liked. You just kinda…

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BLACKBOOK Bar owner Dean Lavine puts acceptance at the top of the menu

BLACKBOOK Bar owner Dean Lavine puts acceptance at the top of the menu

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry As you cross the threshold of Blackbook, you can almost hear the Cheers theme song echoing through the establishment’s joyous soul. But the proprietors of this gleeful gathering spot don’t merely know your name; they embrace who you truly are. “I like to say we’re an inclusion bar,” invites owner Dean Lavine. “We work really hard to have a staff that really wants to be there and likes people. Not saccharinely greet people, but…

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