Palm Springs is making waves in the culinary world, with new restaurant and drinking options popping up left and right.
For anyone that calls the desert home, or makes it a frequent getaway, you’re familiar with the good eat mainstays. Cheeky’s has gained a reputation as one of the best brunch spots around, with delicious Bloody Marys to boot (literally also, in a boot). Rooster and Pig provides an inventive take on modern Vietnamese cuisine, SO.PA takes care of your refined pallette, and of course there’s the King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel, good food masked in a trendy diner. And of course there are the newcomers, like Reservoir at the Arrive Hotel, where patrons can enjoy upscale American food.
Besides the brick-and-mortar spots that line Palm Canyon Drive, the desert’s famous music festival, Coachella, has brought with it an impressive array of dining options. Every year, the festival hosts an Outstanding in the Field dinner, a four-course prix fixe meal in a stunning setting, complete with master chefs, wine pairings, beer, and custom made cocktails. There’s also the countless food vendors at the festival itself, which range from everyday food carts to bonafide culinary delights.
Eater recently covered the upcoming handful of great Palm Springs eateries to look forward to in 2017. Dead or Alive bar is one of them, an independent local beer and wine bar that recently opened its doors on East Palm Canyon and has a dark, stylish aesthetic. Eater also notes Seymour’s, a new cocktail bar located in the back room of Mr. Lyons Steakhouse that screams speakeasy in the best way. Lastly, there’s Truss & Twine, set to open early this year, where Chef Michael Beckman of Workshop Kitchen + Bar will be putting his award-winning chops towards a brand new concept.
- Story by Amy Jacobowitz