A bit of a misnomer, Palm Springs Restaurant Week actually runs (this year) from May 31 to June 16.
But Palm Springs Restaurant Two-and-a-Half Weeks or So doesn’t quite have the same ring, does it?
OK, so the week is more than half over, but the fundraiser continues through Sunday (May 19), so you’ve got all weekend to enjoy some great food and help support (and if you’re quick, you can still catch tonight’s prix fixe!).
Trio is at 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Click here for reservations.
It’s time once again for Dining Out for Life!
The annual event is a fundraiser for AIDS service organizations and is being held in many locations nationwide on Thursday.
This year, over 35 Coachella Valley restaurants are participating.
Most are donating 33% of the day’s sales to the organization, but some are donating more.
McDonald’s is fêting its new Premium McWraps with a series of parties at Southern California restaurants.
The parties, which are being promoted on Twitter, begin tomorrow (April 2) and wrap up (get it?) on April 10.
Guests will be able to try Premium McWraps, play games, win prizes and hang out with friends and other McDonald’s Twitter fans.
Tamale lovers…the annual Indio International Tamale Festival is this weekend (December 1 and 2).
The event, which has become a Dine 909 tradition in the last couple of years (usually in conjunction with Saturday’s Palm Springs Festival of Lights parade), runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The festival location is bounded by Miles Avenue on the north, Requa Avenue on the South, Towne Street on the west and Smurr Street on the east.
It’s definitely a trek for most of the Inland Empire, but it’s worth a visit at least once to see the variety of tamales sold at the festival, including seasonal flavors like pumpkin.
It’s not all about the tamales. There are other food vendors, too.
There’s also a parade (Saturday at 10 a.m.), lots of entertainment (including War, 4:30 p.m. on Sunday), tamale-eating contests (Saturday), carnival rides and more at the free event.
For more information, click here.
All you have to do is donate a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $15 (or make a monetary donation of at least that much to AAP for toy purchases) and you’ll be treated to complimentary beer, wine and a sampling of Trio’s small bites.
The toys will be donated to children of AAP clients.
The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the restaurant, 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.
For more information, click here.
The event is also a fundraiser for the museum.
Several Inland Empire breweries will be represented, including:
Other breweries participating include Alaskan Brewing Co., Ass Kisser Hand Crafted Ales, Cosmic Ales, Drake’s Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Oceanside Ale Works, Ouroboros Ales, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing Co.
Entertainment includes a set by “Food Tech” host Bobby Bognar and his band the Piper Downs, and a rare appearance by The Sedans.
This Saturday (October 13) is the sixth annual Paint El Paseo Pink fundraiser walk for Desert Cancer Foundation.
The event raises funds to help fight breast cancer.
In conjunction with the event, our friends over at Arctic Yogurt and Dessert House, 74600 Highway 111, Suite B, Palm Desert, will be serving up pink frozen yogurt.
And donating 20% of Saturday’s sales to Desert Cancer Foundation.
Not only does Arctic Yogurt have ten flavors of frozen yogurt (including two no carb, no sugar flavors) and over 50 toppings, but you can satisfy your sweet tooth with deep-fried oreos and Snickers bars, dessert crpes, shakes, fruit smoothies, chocolate-covered bacon or frozen bananas.
Arctic Yogurt is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
“Minister of Culinary Awareness” Cliff Young is at it again!
The second iteration of the Palm Springs Food Truck Festival is taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at the Spa Resort Casino, 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs.
Cliff is expecting to have 50 trucks at the event, and has already lined up 28 of them.
Advance tickets are available now by clicking here.
General admission tickets are $10 (plus $1.24 service fee). V.I.P. tickets (which grant early admission at 11 a.m., plus tented seating with free soda, water and snacks) are $25 (plus $1.62 service fee).
A special “Family and Friends” four-pack of tickets is available for $30 (plus $1.74 service fee) on the official ticket site, but Shorty’s Desert Deals is offering those same tickets at half price.
That’s an amazing $3.75 per ticket!
You can purchase up to two four-packs at $15 each.
Click here to take advantage of the Shorty’s deal.
Head over the jump to check out the list of currently scheduled trucks.