Posts Tagged "palm springs"


Where We’ve Been Drinking: Birba Our favorite Palm Springs brunch spot is Cheeky’s. The corn pancakes are delicious. Splitting the bacon flight takes most of the guilt out of that guilty pleasure. And the thick and spicy Bloody Mary does a great job of washing it down. We’re not alone in thinking that Cheeky’s is the best. Each time we’ve gone, we’ve had to wait about an hour for the table. Still...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: Ace Hotel Our final stop in our tour of Palm Springs watering holes shares some characteristics with the others (Morgan’s and Cliffhouse). Once again, the staff was relaxed, friendly, and helpful. Once again, while we had our choice of tables when we arrived at 5, the place was overflowing by 6. And once again, the setting takes the headline. At Ace Hotel, a neglected, tacky, mid-century motor...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: Cliffhouse Our second stop in our tour of alcoholic oases in the Palm Springs desert brought us to Cliffhouse. As with Morgan’s, Cliff House gets high marks for atmosphere. Happy hour happened on a large, heat-lamp bestrewn patio nestled among the rocks on the ledge of a small cliff face. When we reached the top of the winding staircase that brought us to the patio, we were warmly greeted by the...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: Morgan’s in the Desert We stayed the week between Christmas and New Year’s in Palm Springs, where we spent our pre-dinner happy hours searching for the desert’s best watering holes. Our first stop was Morgan’s in the Desert, the La Quinta Waldorf-Astoria’s hotel bar. Morgan’s setting was quite charming. It’s one of several restaurants and lounges located off of...

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