Palm Springs


Cathedral City, CA


George’s Bar & Grill -Tiny joint with an Burgers and Chili Cheese fries.  A favorite of burger expert George Motz. Also famous for rude service: 68885 Ramon Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234  (760) 328-9991

Salsas Restaurant-69020 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234  (760) 321-6612-Mexican restaurant with shrimp tacos, lots of great shrimp dishes and grilled guadalahara style tacos.



The Hood Bar and Pizzeria 74360 CA-111 Palm Desert, CA 92260 “The most happening venue in the low desert”


Palm Springs, CA
Tiki Caliente annual Tiki Event around May.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery-401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA – (760) 325-1199

Tiki Bar-

Bootlegger Tiki -1101 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Daily – 4PM–2AM
(760) 318-4154

The Tonga Hut Restaurant and Tiki Bar – 254 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 322-4449 Closed Monday.  Branch of the LA tiki Bar


SHAG the store -Art gallery in Palm Springs, California for the great tiki artist Shag: 725 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 322-3400



Johns Restaurant-900 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone:(760) 327-8522-Carne asada fries, cinnamon roll french toast, great looking onion rings.

The Purple Room Supper Club-Hotel Bar with  surf ‘n’ turf menu and Cabaret Acts: 1900 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 322-4422

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery -NYC-style  kosher Style Deli: 401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 325-1199


Caliente Tropics Hotel-411 E. Palm Canyon Dr,Palm Springs, CA 92264-Cool tiki hotel, original home of Tiki Oasis.  Inside you will find the Reef Bar.
Riviera Palm Springs -Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa is a luxury Palm Springs hotel featuring Mid-century-modern design and lavish suites with incredible mountain views.
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 327-8311 Not outrageously priced.
Orbit In Hotel-562 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA , (760) 323-3585 Lots of themed rooms, like the Rat Pack Room


Indian Wells, CA (Greater Palm Springs)

Eats-The Nest 75-188 US Hwy 111., Indian Wells, CA 92210 (760) 346-2314 (760) 346-2314-Restaurant bar club for the older set with many drinks served in martini glasses  Sunday 2 to 5 pm jam session.

Pioneertown, CA

Live Music-

Pappy & Harriet’s -53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268  (760) 365-5956 Bar and Grill that hosts a wide variety of live music including acts like NOBUNNY and Reverend Horton Heat.


Santa Maria, California
Santa Maria is home to its own variation of American BBQ focusing on tri tip steak. Some places have more traditional BBQ elements as well. The Eaten Path has a great collection on the genre from Serious Eats.


Paleteria Neveria Linda Michoacan -917 N. Broadway-Santa Maria, CA 93454 805.928.8225-insane amount of crazy flavor ice cream bars

Nipomo, CA (near Santa Maria, CA)
Jocko’s Steak House -125 North Thompson Avenue, Nipomo, CA (805) 929-35650-tri tip and garlic bread, veggies, and lots more included. Baked Beans are supposed to be great.