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Get Instagram Gold With 7 Cocktails That Match These Epic Views in Greater Palm Springs

It’s Not Just About the Drink, You Need Stunning Views to Match

Written By: Andrea Gomez of Locale Magazine Best Views Palm Springs Restaurants

There’s nothing better on a warm summer night than a cool drink and a great view! Luckily for us, Greater Palm Springs is full of interesting, amazing bars that are well worth the visit! Whether that be dark and moody or bright and colorful, these bars in and around Palm Springs show that there is something for everyone!

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Go Big or Go Bold

Trio

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Trio’s pop art-inspired wall mural is bold, vibrant and the perfect place to take that flawless selfie for Instagram! Here, try the popular craft cocktail, Watermelon Delight, for a refreshing cool down from the hot desert sun!

Trio Restaurant
707 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.864.8746

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Views For Days

Citrus & Palm

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Lean back and relax at Citrus & Palm. The outdoor seating here offers one of the best views of the clear sky, mountains and palm trees out of all the bars in Greater Palm Springs! Try one of their flavorful bloody marys that just as jam-packed as their views!

Citrus & Palm
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

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Drinks On Fire, Yo

Bootlegger Tiki

Bootlegger Tiki is one of the funkiest places to get cocktails in Palm Springs! Want a cool video to add to your Instagram story? Turn the heat up with a boozy punch bowl like False Idol and your feed will be fire!

Bootlegger Tiki
1101 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.4154

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Game For the ‘Gram

Draughtsman

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The industrial-chic style of Draughtsman is like stepping into a hipster dream! Draughtsman is one of the most sociable bars in Palm Springs because its patio area offers a variety of games like foosball and Connect Four—not to mention some of best views of the surrounding greenery and mountains! Take a sip of some of the coolest named cocktails in the Greater Palm Springs area like Tubular Dude and Ionic Order.

Draughtsman
1501 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.507.1644

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Poolside Pics

Agave Sunset at Hyatt Regency IW

Agave Sunset takes the essence of the desert and translates it into a cool, trendy space, making it one of the most sophisticated bars in Greater Palm Springs! Watch the sunset from the terrace (or the pool!) while drinking the Agave Sunset Margarita!

Agave Sunset at Hyatt Regency IW
44600 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.674.4165

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Rum on the Rooftop

Moxie Palm Springs

Take in the natural beauty of the desert by enjoying a drink at the rooftop bar at Moxie! The location offers stunning views of the nearby mountains and lively downtown area! Enjoy one of the best happy hours in Palm Springs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Treat yourself to cocktails, wells, and a variety of other alcoholic drinks at a great price!

Moxie Palm Springs
262 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.9900

 

Art Deco Drinks

Seymour’s

The art deco styling inside of Seymour’s will make you feel like you are in a classic James Bond film. This small, cozy hidden bar has an intimate speakeasy vibe to it. Visit this bar if you want to escape from the sun and feel like you have been transported back in time!

Seymour’s
233 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.892.9000v

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7 Places in Los Angeles Where You Can Eat Breakfast Any Time, Day or Night

10 p.m. Pancake Party? Count Us In

Written By: Taylor R. Haynes of Locale Magazine

Breakfast has been said to be the most important meal of the day, and, in my opinion, the best. There’s something uniquely comforting and nostalgic about a stack of fresh, fluffy pancakes. Over-easy eggs and toast conjure images of early mornings in sunny kitchens. But, there’s no reason these foods should be relegated to the beginning hours of the day — we should be supporting the idea of enjoying breakfast at any time of day. This is why we especially love basking in the harmless rebellion of breakfast for dinner. We’ve selected the best places throughout Los Angeles to satisfy your craving for breakfast foods, even after the sun has set.

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Never Grow Up!

Nighthawk Breakfast Bar

 

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The words “breakfast” and “bar” don’t usually spend much time in the same sentence, unless you’re at Nighthawk, our go-to diner-slash-lounge in Venice. Inspired by the midnight breakfasts sought by rock ‘n’ roll artists after a long night performing on the Sunset Strip, Nighthawk offers everything from brandy-infused French toast to spiked cereal milk cocktails—cocoa puffs and vanilla vodka, anyone? Plus, the lively, retro atmosphere amplifies the carefree vibes.

Nighthawk Breakfast Bar
417 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
424.835.4556

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Drink Your Breakfast

Rossoblu

 

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After dining at Rossoblu, you’ll be convinced maple syrup and whiskey are a match made in heaven. The Italian eatery offers a creative take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail by swirling Whistle Pig 10-year with Whistle Pig maple syrup and Bonollo Amaro together for a sweet and boozy treat. They call it a Mattina “Breakfast” Old Fashioned, and to complete the experience, the drink is topped with sfrappole, a sugary pastry traditionally found at Italian carnivals.

Rossoblu
1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.749.1099

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We Be All Night

The Kettle

 

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The Kettle in Manhattan Beach knows how to crank out the classics. This family-friendly spot is open 24 hours, meaning you can indulge in your childhood favorites whenever the craving strikes. A few highlights from their anytime breakfast menu: crabcake Benedict with orange-cilantro hollandaise, and the buttermilk honey fried chicken and biscuits. We won’t judge if you order both.
The Kettle
1138 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.8511

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Match Made in Heaven

Roscoe’s House of Chicken n’ Waffles

 

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Roscoe’s is an LA institution. Founded in 1975 in Long Beach and now in multiple locations in Los Angeles, the restaurant has been serving simple and satisfying soul food since. As the name implies, Roscoe’s is known for the decadent fried chicken and waffles—nicknamed the Obama Special after the president visited in 2011.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken n’ Waffles
730 E Braodway
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.437.8355

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The Big Egg-owski

Plan Check Kitchen & Bar

 

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For a more upscale approach to breakfast, check out Plan Check in Santa Monica. Although there are plenty of options for the rest of your crew—in the strange case that they aren’t on your level when it comes to eating breakfast off the clock—we especially appreciate the Pastrami Nosh. Imagine double-smoked pastrami with gooey Swiss cheese, kimchi mustard, pickles and a sunny fried egg. *Starts drooling*

Plan Check Kitchen & Bar
Santa Monica
1401 Ocean Ave, Ste 104
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.857.1364

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Cereal Killer

Milk

 

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If sugary cereals like Fruity Pebbles or Frosted Corn Flakes are your thing, look no further than Milk. This inspiring dessert shop takes old mainstays like ice cream sandwiches, shakes and sundaes and gives them new life. Indulge in an ice cream sandwich if that fits your fancy, and go wild by having it dipped in Fruit Loops. Visit one of their shops on Midcity on Beverly or in Silverlake.

Milk
7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.939.6455

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Classics Never Die

The Original Pantry Cafe

 

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Few restaurants are accompanied by the same lore and respect as The Original Pantry Cafe in DTLA. Occupying the corner of Figueroa and James M Wood Blvd, the cafe has served loyal customers since openings its doors in 1924. Today, it is owned by former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan. There’s a lot of history here, and diners often frequent the cafe for the steaming hot stacks of pancakes and biscuits and gravy. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this legendary gem.

The Original Pantry Cafe
877 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213.972.9279

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9 Taco Joints in LA to Try on National Taco Day October 4

Feast Your Eyes on These Delicious Taco Spots

Written By: Sarah Amaral Best Tacos Los Angeles

Being so close to the border, Mexican food is around every corner, which makes the fight for being considered the best taco a fierce competition. But fear not, because we have done the research for you. We’ve dug deep and have found a list of the best taco spots in LA that are sure to be on your list for your next Taco Tuesday binge.

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Classic Hit

El Cholo

Native Knowledge: Our favorite drink to pair with tacos? A Corona Extra. Or if you are in the mood for something a bit sweeter, our go-to is the Coconut Margarita.

El Cholo
1025 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.899.1106

 

Worth the Wait

Tito’s Tacos

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Native Knowledge: Get the Tito’s Taco with cheese…maybe even extra cheese. It’s only $3.50, which means there’s no shame in getting two, or three, or four. We won’t judge.

Tito’s Tacos
11222 Washington Pl
Culver City, CA 90230
310.391.5780

 

This is How We Roll

Leo’s Taco Truck

Native Knowledge: The Al Pastor tacos are a fan favorite, and they are delicately carved off of a flaming spit in front of you and then topped with a juicy pineapple slice for the perfect  combination. *Starts drooling*

Leo’s Taco Truck
1515 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323.346.2001

 

The Window to Taco Paradise

Taco Window

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Native Knowledge: They serve homemade churros daily.  

Taco Window
2622 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
323.373.9671

 

Tac-OMG

Mariscos Jalisco

Native Knowledge: New customers who check-in on Yelp get a free shrimp taco!

Mariscos Jalisco
3040 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
323.528.6701

 

Local Fave

Coni’Seafood

Native Knowledge: Beware of the salsa if you are a newbie to spicy food, because it packs an insane punch!

Coni’Seafood
4352 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310.881.9644

Madre Knows Best

Tacos Tu Madre

Native Knowledge: Although popular for their delicious tacos, what keeps locals coming back are the red velvet churros served with a cream cheese filling. YUM.

Tacos Tu Madre
1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
424.832.7092

 

Un-Trucking-Believable

El Chato Taco Truck

Native Knowledge: El Chato brings the heat on its tacos but provides special-made Horchata to make the spice more bearable, and for $1 refills it keeps the guests coming back for more.

El Chato Taco Truck
5300 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323.202.6936

 

Low-Key-Greatness

Loqui

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Native Knowledge: Vegetarians can take a sigh of relief. They have a mushroom taco on the menu that is drool-worthy, even for carnivores!

Loqui
8830 Washington Blvd, Ste 104
Culver City, CA 90232
310.220.7260

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These San Diego Arcade Bars are Adult Boozy Playgrounds and We’re Here For It

Press Play: Come For the Drinks, Stay For the Games

Written By: Jessica Gomes of Locale Magazine
Photographed By: Josie Gonzales of Locale Magazine

What do you call a place that has craft beer with good vibes, where you and your buddies can chill and play your favorite arcade gamesIt’s not your buddy Johnny’s house where you used to go to every weekend when you were a kid, but a new concept popping up all over San Diego. Cue “arcade bars,” aka hangouts where you can go solo or with friends to eat, drink, listen to music, mingle and, most importantly, play arcade games! #Throwback Thursday! Here are some of our top picks:

Best San Diego Arcade Bars

Have a Brewski With Your Broski

Brewskis Bar & Arcade

Game On: Aaron, the bar’s owner, rotates games in and out to keep his arcade new and fresh. You will find that the pool tables and air hockey zone are always busy, but if you’re there for the old-school games, the most popular are Daytona USA, NFL Blitz, Pac-Man and Galaga.

Drink Up: Before you start gaming, make a stop at the bar for one of their brews on draft, which are constantly rotating based on customer demand. They also offer classic cocktails if beers aren’t your thing. 

Foodie Fuel: For bites, the bar’s clientele influence the menu, creating personal bar food options that are must-haves for regulars. If you’ve been coming to Brewski’s for a while, then you know about the “secret menu.” If not, hangout for a while and discover what it’s all about!

Native Knowledge: Brewski’s is open seven days a week, hosting happy hour from 4-8 p.m. Plus, they hold monthly pinball tournaments!

Brewskis Bar & Arcade
8670 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
858.586.0540

Bring Your Spare Change!

Coin-Op Game Room

Drink Up: Coin-Op pays attention to detail when it comes to their crafty cocktails. They even like to get fancy with the “beer cocktail” concept, with creations like the “1 Up,” which contains a pint of Stiegl Radler grapefruit beer and a shot of Mezcal.

Foodie Fuel: For nibbles, Chef Mark Bolton constructs the chef-driven, seasonal menu that is geared towards small bites and bar food that are in a league of their own. Chef Bolton opts for farm-to-table options, using local produce and game meats that make for cuisine that is enjoyable for their big kid demographic.

Game On: When you have your drink and nosh ordered, choose from the variety of games including Ms. Pac-Man, Pop-A-Shot, Street Fighter II, Big Buck Hunter and, of course, their pinball machines.

Native Knowledge: Coin-Op is open seven days a week, with happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. 

Living Like a Local: In addition to being an arcade bar, they like to call themselves an “industry bar,” constantly making friends with the locals that work in their neighborhood, creating relationships and exchanging business to support one another.

Coin-Op Game Room

3926 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
619.255.8523

 

‘Hop’ In!

Sidecar

Drink Up: Focusing on bringing what they call an “honest” cocktail to the table, their drink menu is all about creating modern, multi-step versions of classics and fresh, local and house-made ingredients. You won’t find any stemware in-house, as they like to keep their cocktail consumption casual, simple and focused on what is inside rather than the receptacle. 

Game On: Now that you’ve settled in at the bar, indulge in one of the games they have lined up for you to slay. Here, you will find Big Buck Safari and Pop-A-Shot, the latter of which Sidecar host tournaments for if you’re feeling competitive. For the classic arcade lovers, don’t worry, they also have a set up with Pac-Man and Galaga.

Living Like a Local: Sidecar loves to support the community. They provide ingredients sourced from nearby farms, make their syrups and fresh-squeezed juices daily and carry local breweries’ products and spirits from SD favorite, Ballast Point. Another fun fact? They don’t have a kitchen to provide food for their hungry patrons. Instead, they partner with popular food trucks so you can grab some fare outside and bring it inside, so as to not interrupt your winning streak.

Native Knowledge: Sidecar is open seven days a week, providing happy hour Monday through Friday with $1 off all beer, wine and cocktails. 

Sidecar

1310 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
619.230.5715

 

Welcome to a Haus Party

Coin Haus

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Game On: The 2,400-square-foot venue is banking on your teenage nostalgia. With almost 30 throwback classics, isn’t everyone a winner? Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Frogger and Pac-Man are a few of the classics that await you at this adult-only arcade. Plus, new challenges like Game of Thrones and Ghostbusters pinball are next to conquer. Let the games begin!  

Drink Up: Coin Haus also has the region’s first self-serving taps! With so many to choose from, the first game will determine who can try the most. Everything from Boochcraft Kombucha, Cold Brew Coffee, 40 craft beers on tap—like local favorites from Thorn Street Barrio and Modern Times Black House—and wine options are all readily lined-up for you to clink the night away.

Living Like a Local: For a delicious bite before heading over to this bar arcade,  you could stop by the Cohn Restaurant Group’s second spot on The Row—BO-beau kitchen + garden. CRG has over 25 locations in San Diego, plus two in Maui. For Coin Haus, they teamed-up with local designer Philippe Beltran to accomplish a modern industrial vibe by adding decor like recycled beer kegs, full-length garage-style doors and revamped chicken feeders as lighting.

Native Knowledge: Not only is Coin Haus open seven days a week, but they offer a daily ‘Hoppy Hour’ where you will receive 20 percent off beer and games.

Coin Haus

8361 Allison Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942
619.741.2288

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8 Instagrammable Restaurants in Greater Palm Springs That Will Bring You All the Double Taps

Your Followers Will Be So Jealous

Written By: Marly Bergerud of Locale Magazine Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Palm Springs
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We’ve all sat at brunch snapping pictures of our Insta-worthy dishes and drinks, but we rarely take a second glance at the decor around us. These eight restaurants in Greater Palm Springs are great for grabbing a bite, but they’re even better if you want to get the ‘gram. From wallpaper created by fashion designer Matthew Williamson to James Beard Award-winning digs, these restaurants are the place to go to spice up your feed.

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Dream Palm

Café Palmetto at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort

Cafe Palmetto guests will find an inviting, bright interior space with graphic palm wallpaper designed by Matthew Williamson, dotted with unique pieces of pop-art. The grassy greens and earth tones throughout generate a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a locally-inspired breakfast or lunch, either indoors or on the adjoining outdoor patio.

Café Palmetto at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.8311

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Sleek and Concrete

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

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Boasting modern architectural design, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, with its sleek, industrial interior, was retrofitted from a building constructed in 1926, which originally served as an art gallery before becoming Palm Springs’ first theater. Wood, concrete and blackened steel provide a contemporary edge, with cathedral-like, modern light fixtures over the bar and its main seating area, earning this spot the 2015 James Beard Award for best restaurant design.

Workshop Kitchen + Bar
800 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.459.3451

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Style On a Bun

Frankinbun

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Tristan Gittens and his wife Candice Held opened Frankinbun, where classic hot dogs and contemporary sausages (including a vegan option) are served simply on freshly-baked buns or wrapped in waffles on sticks. The space is small, charming, and well known for its custom chinoiserie wallpaper, designed by Held, featuring their Frankinbun mascot, a hot dog in a bun. The design has become so popular that she’s created shirts to match.

Frankinbun
540 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.318.4841

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Let’s Clink to Pink

The Pink Cabana at The Sands Hotel and Spa

Desert rose gives a fresh look to The Pink Cabana which is skillfully carried out in their booth cushions and napkins, and further set off by green leaf-patterned wallpaper, a vintage green and white floor tile and vintage green ceramic tile across the front of the long bar. The short-back bar stools are trimmed in brass as are the bar shelves which reflect against the bar-height-to-ceiling mirror, all creating an enjoyable retro ambiance reminiscent of a Palm Springs midcentury property.

The Pink Cabana at The Sands Hotel and Spa
44-985 Province Way
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.321.3771

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Pretty in Purple

The Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel

The interior of The Purple Palm has recently been revamped and provides history-rich, striking Spanish-Moroccan décor that has a sophisticated feel with an atmosphere reminiscent of glamorous Hollywood in the 1930s. It offers guests multiple choices of dramatic settings to dine in, highlighting original Spanish colonial architecture with arched entryways, covered ceilings, rich woods and original mosaic floor tiles, as well as terraces, lush lawns, pool patios and intimate areas spread out over three acres.

The Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel
572 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.969.1818

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Old Hollywood Glam

Azucar in La Serena Villas

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Azucar is located inside the 1930s La Serena Villas hotel and provides multiple choices between dining in common spaces, in small, private villas on the property, by the poolside or up top on the rooftop patio, Sugar High—their special rooftop deck surrounded by the breathtaking San Jacinto mountains. The furnishings throughout the hotel and restaurant areas were hand-picked to be casual and comfortable and are positioned indoors and outdoors around fireplaces, the pool or within the private villas.

Azucar in La Serena Villas
339 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
844.932.8044

 

Grab a Table

Juniper Table in the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

As you enter the contemporary Kimpton, you will find one of Palm Springs’ newest restaurants, Juniper Table. It is set off from the lobby by multiple 12-foot panels of rectangular-shaped, white and clear panels of glass. Their excellent use of space creates a small, intimate environment, and its sunny indoor and contiguous outdoor seating is great for people watching.

Juniper Table in the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.904.5032

 

Time to Dine

Eight4Nine

Previously Palm Springs’ first U.S. Post Office, this 1954 building has been transformed into an upscale, casual, eclectic dining space with a white interior, purposefully-positioned hot pink accents, recessed, mirror-backed shadow boxes and rooms with an occasional black accent wall. The seating varies from a white, tufted-button couch to Louis XIV ghost chairs, complemented by a unique assortment of fixtures arranged strategically in the center of the dining area.

Eight4Nine
849 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.8490

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9 Happy Hour Spots In Hollywood For An After-Work Pick Me Up

Countdown the Hours Until You Clock Out and Run to One of These LA Favorites

Written By: Alana Hosn of Locale Magazine Best Hollywood Happy Hour

If there’s one thing LA does better than any other city, it’s happy hour. Whether you’re a local taking full advantage of summer Friday work hours or an out-of-towner looking for some great drinks and small bites, Hollywood is the place to be. From cozy rooftops with unparalleled views of the LA skyline to intimate bars full of Hollywood glam, these are our favorite happy hour spots in the area right now!

 

Is It 5 p.m. Yet?

Paley

Old Hollywood glam meets hip, new Hollywood at Paley near Columbia Square. With the beautiful Art Deco design, the multicultural menu and the inventive cocktails, it’s an ideal spot to celebrate happy hour. Managing Director Chris Roaché says “Since we are located in the center of Hollywood near studios like Netflix, Gower, Siren, Paramount, and multimedia mecca Viacom’s headquarters, our Happy Hour has become a place where celebrities, executives and locals can relax.”

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 4-6 p.m.
-50 percent off draft beer, wines by the glass and seasonal cocktails.  
-At the bar, bar lounge and outside patio only.

Paley
6115 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.544.9430

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Tac-OMG

Petite Taqueria

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When you’re feeling margaritas and elevated Mexican food (Taco Tuesday, anyone?), Petite Taqueria is the place to be. Meet your friends, grab a marg and order nachos for the table! “Petite Taqueria is a great place to meet up for an amazing atmosphere, as it is set up to be casually intimate and is open for anyone looking to enjoy Mexican cuisine. The interiors and decor designed by John Sofio, of Built, Inc., inside the restaurant and at the patio area, brings an overall warm vibe with the mix of dark colors, wood-stained, checkered floors and the candlelit wall,” says John Terzian, co-founder of The h.wood Group.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.
-$10 drinks, $4 tallboys and snacks $8 and under.

Native Knowledge: At Petite Taqueria, there’s no need to choose between your taco and pizza cravings with the must-order Mexican Pizza.

Petite Taqueria
755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310.855.7223

 

Just Eat It!

Gesso

California-style Italian food is the vibe we get from Fairfax’s all-day eatery, Gesso. For a casual glass of wine and a pizza to share, Gesso will satisfy all those happy hour cravings. Director of Operations Jamie Boalbey adds, “Our happy hour is a gem in Los Angeles. It’s delicious and it’s boozy—we have seasonal veggies, coconut curry wings and a special pizza just for happy hour that changes every week.”

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.
-Plates and drinks $10 and under.

Native Knowledge: If you’re feeling spontaneous, Gesso’s creative bartenders will craft up a special cocktail just for you for nine dollars!

Gesso
801 N Fairfax Ave, Ste 101
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.544.6240

 

The Good Stuff

Madera Kitchen

Need we say more than “$5 glass of wine?” Madera is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood with cozy patio seating and yummy shared plates.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Tuesday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
-$5 wine by the glass, $8 specialty cocktails, $7 food.

Madera Kitchen
1835 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
213.261.3687

 

Tinseltown Treats

Saint Felix Hollywood

For a Hollywood happy hour complete with all your favorites like mac and cheese, sliders and Moscow mules, look no further than Saint Felix.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
-Eats and drinks $12.50 and under.

Saint Felix Hollywood
1602 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.460.5001

 

Margaritas, Por Favor!

Velvet Margarita

As the name suggests, Velvet Margarita is the spot to hit up for margs. And if the Dia de Los Muertos décor doesn’t get you in the happy hour mood, then the next-level tequila drinks and fresh guac will do the trick.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Monday-Friday, 12-8 p.m.
-$5 appetizers, classic margaritas and beers.

Native Knowledge: Complimentary chips, salsa and bean dip every single time, because Velvet Margarita knows how to complement those margaritas.

Velvet Margarita
1612 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.469.2000

 

So Glassy

The Parker Room

With walls adorned with the faces of jazz icons and their famed records, live music and drinks appropriately named after the jazz era, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the 1940s at the Parker Room.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Tuesday-Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
-$7 well drinks, food under $8.
Native Knowledge: The Parker Room has live jazz music every Tuesday after happy hour!

The Parker Room
1358 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.745.0041

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Love on Top

Filifera at the Hollywood Proper Residences

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Head up to the 22nd floor to Filifera, Hollywood’s highest rooftop bar and lounge. Enjoy sweeping views of Los Angeles, complete with elevated bar snacks and all kinds of cocktail deals. Filifera’s Golden Hour is the ideal spot to catch unparalleled sunset views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory and more.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
-$9 specialty cocktails and wine, $5 craft beer, snack under $9

Filifera at the Hollywood Proper Residences
1550 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.465.7767

 

Gimme Shelter

Mama Shelter

There’s no better time to check out Mama Shelter’s rooftop bar than during sunset. Throw back a few downstairs during happy hour and then make your way to the rooftop for Insta-worthy views of the Hollywood Hills.

Happy Hour Deal:
-Daily, 3-6 p.m., downstairs bar only.
-$5 wine and beer, $6 well drinks and $15 sangria pitchers, food $14 and under.

Mama Shelter
6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.785.6600

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These are the 8 Best Deals for Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Get Your Fill at These Amazing Coachella Valley Restaurants

Written By: Marissa Stempien of Locale Magazine
Featured Image By Bianca Simonian Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is finally here! From June 1-17, Palm Springs restaurants will be offering up lunch and dinner courses that showcase a variety of their talents, flavors and menu options. But with over 100 restaurants participating you’ll want to know not only where to eat in Palm Springs, but where to get the best bang for your buck. Here are some of the best deals at Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Three-Course Lunch

June Hill’s Table

June Hill’s Table is offering an amazing, three-course lunch for only $15. For your first round, choose from their Spring Watermelon Salad, the Coconut Curried Carrot Soup or Caramelized Apricot Bruschetta; for your main course select from the Polo Club Sandwich, the Millionaire Burger or the Rustic Chile Verde Short Rib Tacos. End your meal with the mouth-watering Tahitian Root Beer Float.

June Hill’s Table
51750 Polo Club Dr
Indio, CA 92201
760.797.7229

 

Lunchtime Classics

Old Town Tavern

For $15, Old Town Tavern is letting Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week guests try a few of their tried-and-true classics like Caesar salad, fish tacos, pulled pork sandwiches and a turkey club. Pick and choose your favorites to create the perfect meal. For an additional $5, top off your tasting with a slice of cheesecake or key lime pie.

Old Town Tavern
78-015 Main St, Ste 109
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.296.3420

 

Meal With a Vue

Vue Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort

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Lunch is often the best time to grab a great deal, and the same holds true at Vue Grille & Bar. With two courses and an option for dessert, the $15 lunch at Vue offers a chance to try some of their best menu items including the Chicken Papaya Salad, Candied Peppered Bacon Burger, Reuben Panini and Vue Meatloaf.

Vue Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort
44500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.834.3800

 

Live Music, Good Friends, Great Wine

Vicky’s of Santa Fe

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Enjoy a night of live music and a three-course dinner for $29 at Vicky’s of Santa Fe. Enjoy appetizers like the BLT wedge salad or ahi tuna, and fill up on main dishes like their Salmon Calabrese or Pan Seared Sea Scallops. Dessert is included, but the real star of the evening is their select wine pairings that are only $18 a bottle.

Vicky’s of Santa Fe
45100 Club Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.345.9770

First Course, Second Course, Third Course—Oh My!

Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

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Citrus & Palm is going all out with a three-course lunch menu that includes a glass of wine! For only $20 this Restaurant Week option includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and an option of Black Stallion Sauvignon Blanc or Kenwood Merlot paired with your meal. After this tasting, it may be your new favorite eating destination!

Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

 

Try Something Totally New!

533 Viet Fusion

533 Viet Fusion offers a $15 lunch course that shows off the spectrum of their Vietnamese-fusion food with dishes like Green Papaya Salad, Chicken Lemongrass Meatball Pho and Lemongrass Duroc Pork Wok Fried Rice. Desserts can be added on for only $5, and cocktails, wine and beer are only $5.33. Time to dig in!

533 Viet Fusion
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 625
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.778.6595

 

Don’t Miss Dessert

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

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One of the most popular places for fun dining in Palm Springs, Eight4Nine’s bright interior is only overshadowed by its food. Grab a three-course dinner for only $29 which includes summer favorites like their watermelon gazpacho, zucchini noodles and mushrooms, giardiniera and roasted cherry tomato toast or marsala pork tenderloin. End the meal with your choice of dessert—we recommend the peach cardamom crème brulee.

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
849 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.8490

 

Three Courses of Pure Deliciousness

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

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The three-course dinner at Pinzimini will be something to write home about. For $39 per person, the evening includes a choice of Kandarian Farm Kale Quinoa Salad, Crispy Calamari or Pappardelle alla Bolognese to start, followed by Chicken Parmigiana, Crispy Skuna Bay Salmon, New Zealand Grass Fed Rack of Lamb or Spinach Pappardelle as a main. End the night with a classic Tiramisu or sinful Bourbon and Vanilla French Toast.

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.770.2150

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10 Places Get Some Bangin’ Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

A Guide to Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

Written By: Tatiana Servin De Maio of Locale Magazine

When you’re headed to the Palm Springs area, include brunch—or breakfast if you’re up early—on the itinerary, just like you would a midcentury home tour. In the desert, you’ll find some of the best and most creative breakfasts imaginable, leaving you to write a love letter to the city about your vacation: Dear, Palm Springs: We love you and your breakfast.

Breakfast in greater Palm Springs

Three-Course Menu

Lulu California Bistro

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Lulu California Bistro is a staple of the downtown strip with its expansive outdoor patio. With the dream of crafting their restaurant into an exceptional spot for vacationers, Lulu features breakfast, lunch and dinner with an award-winning three-course brunch menu with everyone’s favorites from pancakes and French toast to Southwest-inspired dishes and an extensive list of benedicts and omelettes—also available at Acqua in Rancho Mirage!

Native Knowledge: Named “Best Brunch in California” by Tripping.com and “Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.” by OpenTable.

Lulu California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262     
760.327.5858

 

Creativity and Culture Come to Life

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe

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Wilma and Frieda’s offers comfort food with a twist, reinventing classics for foodies. The heartiness of their dishes, along with their ever-changing specials and baked goods, have won the hearts of visitors. Don’t forget to try their breakfast tarts which have a huge following all on their own.

Native Knowledge: Kelly McFall of Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe notes “our [top five items are] Breakfast Tarts, Short Rib Eggs Benedict, Griddled Meatloaf & Eggs, and my new favorite, the Crispy Mustard Glazed Bacon Chicken Sandwich on multigrain.

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
73575 El Paseo, Ste 2310
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.773.2807

 

Home Sweet Citrus & Palm

Citrus & Palm

Friday fuel: lemon ricotta pancakes 🥞😍

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Citrus & Palm features a variety of unique, healthy items on their menu, including their Olive Oil and Honey Granola and Chia Seed Parfait. Their avocado toast is a local fave, made with toasted farro, watercress, heirloom tomatoes and organic eggs.

Native Knowledge: They have a citrus and herb garden on property that smells amazing! Pets are welcome on their outdoor patio.

Citrus & Palm
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

 

So Fresh and So Clean

FARM

– ☕️#brunch#palmsprings#instafood#foodporn

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Step into FARM’s kitchen and experience the historic charm of a traditional, Provencal-style café. Try their wildly popular Croque Madame. If you love the little details, then this little spot will take you away from the city for the morning and into a world of loose-leaf teas and French-press coffee.

Native Knowledge: All of their jams are made in-house.

FARM
6 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.2724

 

A Perfect Blend

Spencer’s

Happiness on a plate. #waytomyheart #palmsprings #brunch #visitpalmsprings

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The ambiance at Spencer’s is a harmonious concoction of vogueish refinement and restful casualness. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer’s menu features many options for eggs Benedict including a Surf and Turf Benedict with a sautéed Maryland crab cake and grilled medallion of beef.

Native Knowledge: Their outdoor patio is award-winning and a favorite feature among returning patrons.

Spencer’s
701 W Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.3446

 

Bottomless Dreams

Pinocchio in the Desert

Desert vacationers flock to Pinocchio in the Desert for its extensive menu and $5 mimosas—no lie. We’re told that pairing your bottomless Champagne with a carafe of fresh orange juice is the way to go. Experience the local, low-key vibe with everything you’ve come to love about the diner.

Native Knowledge: They are known for their $4.95 bottomless Champagne.

Pinocchio in the Desert
134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.3776

 

Purple Haze, A Brunch Story

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

Head over to the Purple Palm if you are captivated by imaginative new American cuisine served in a classic Hollywood hideaway setting. While swept up in the whimsical wallpaper design, try the Cornmeal Pancakes served with vanilla maple whipped cream cheese, orange honey syrup and bourbon banana jam.

Native Knowledge: Their French press coffee is Laughing Crow from Koffi Organic French Roast.

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel
572 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.969.1818

 

Breakfast in the ‘60s

Norma’s

#thickaf

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Norma’s is equal parts ambiance and chow. Step into a brightly-colored scene fresh out of a page from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, sip on your complimentary smoothie shooter, and order the ever popular Huevos Rancheros or the Very Berry Brioche French Toast, or both.

Norma’s
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.770.5000

Where Paris Fell in Love with Palm Springs

L’Atelier Cafe

Le Croque Madame and Rasberry Beignet

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While honeymooning in Palm Springs, the owners of L’Atelier Café loved the desert so much they stayed and shared their delicious French pastries, originally served in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, with all of us. Try the Le Croque Madame, a traditional Jambon de Paris and Gruyere Cheese Sandwich topped with an egg.

Native Knowledge: Located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel.

L’Atelier Cafe
129 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.778.7895

 

Tongue in Cheeky’s

Cheeky’s


Many a local will tell you all about how good the food truly is at Cheeky’s—bacon flights, custard scrambled eggs and famous corn pancakes. If you are into creative breakfasting, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to feast from a menu uniquely serving classic combinations with unconventional flavor.

Cheeky’s
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.7595