Local Eats

KUMA, a super-tasty pop-up that has been serving up a rotating menu for the last few months at Coachella Valley Brewing Company in Thousand Palms has temporarily closed. They made the announcement on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXF8EaMgUxD/ I reached out to KUMA and they...
Acqua California Bistro is opening their doors to the public on Thursday, July 27, according to their website.   The opening marks the return to the same spot at The River in Rancho Mirage for Jerry and Barbara Keller, who...
Palm Desert's El Paseo Square is about to become the fast casual epicenter of the Coachella Valley. The shopping center, which already is home to Blaze Pizza, Habit Burger, Rubio's, and Jamba Juice will soon welcome two more eateries to...
If you love a good rack of ribs or barbecue sandwich, you may just want to pay a visit to one of Palm Desert's oldest dive bars. For the last four months, Reggie Martinez has been operating the California Barbecue...
Earlier today, we asked for a Krispy Kreme in the Coachella Valley and *poof* our wish has been granted. Ok, sure, this was happening before our request - but we are taking credit for it anyway. #Merica ???? ???????? Awesome...
It's summertime in the Coachella Valley and, since it's hot as balls outside and the snowbirds have all taken their terrible driving skills north, bars and restaurants are offering a slew of dining deals. Cactus Hugs has decided to...
While 20 years ago it seemed as if every restaurant in Palm Desert would shut down for the summer, the trend lately is that, with a few exceptions, restaurants keep their doors open all year. Wolfgang Puck's Palm Desert...
The Important Question is a recurring thing we do on Fridays here at Cactus Hugs to get input on food, places, and things in the Coachella Valley from the people who know it best: you!  Brought to you by...
Back in the Spring, Guy Fieri came to the Coachella Valley to film a plethora of segments for his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The episodes have been rolling out over the last few weeks and this...
The fourth of several segments filmed in the Coachella Valley for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives debuted on Friday night on the Food Network. Zobo & Meester's in Cathedral City was featured as the third of three restaurants on the...
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