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steveburstein Jan 3, 2010 10:38 PM

Heading out to Palm Springs and haven't been there there in a while, i like cheap eats but ant recommendation is appreciated.

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  1. rednyellow RE: steveburstein Jan 4, 2010 01:13 AM

    not cheap, but Zin Bistro is excellent.

    1. monku RE: steveburstein Jan 4, 2010 05:21 AM

      Manhattan in the Desert for good deli food. Reasonable prices and good sized portions, huge desserts. Located on the eastern edge of Palm Springs.
      2665 East Palm Canyon Drive
      Palm Springs, CA
      (760) 322-3354

      Good home style Mexican food at El Galito in Cathedral City. Great chips and salsa. Cash only.
      El Gallito Restaurant
      68820 Grove Street (set back from Hwy 111), Cathedral City - (760) 328-7794
      (Closed Sundays)

      1. monku RE: steveburstein Jan 4, 2010 05:26 AM

        Best BBQ in the desert is probably The Cowboy Way BBQ. Literally a hole in the wall place. But the owner is on the competitive BBQ circuit. Had some of the best beef ribs I've ever had there and their beans are the best I've ever had. Ordered the half order of beef ribs and they give you a full rack. Again it's a hole-in-wall place with counter seating.

        317 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262-6015 - (760) 322-0250

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          syrahgirl RE: monku Jan 22, 2010 08:42 AM

          We had a great meal at BluEmber @ the Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe in Palm Desert is very nice, there is a casual ambiance here and great food. We also loved Wally's Desert Turtle but it is very formal and pretty pricey. :)

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            thranduil RE: monku Nov 13, 2010 04:38 PM

            Re the Cowboy Way BBQ: they've moved to 2000 N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs, so no longer just counter seating - they have a lot more room. Based on monku's suggestion, we tried it out doing takeout. The half rack of the beef ribs were HUGE (4 big meaty pieces). The chili was also really well spiced. The beans are sort of their beany version of their chili with ground meat instead of chunks. Also really good. Other sides like the mac & cheese, cole slaw, corn bread are fine, but really the beans, chili and ribs are outstanding.

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              monku RE: thranduil Nov 13, 2010 04:46 PM

              Good to hear Cowboy Way has a new location. Interesting, I was impressed by the beans because of the small chunks of meat, it was not ground meat.

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            zin1953 RE: steveburstein Nov 13, 2010 04:40 PM

            I've never really found any great restaurants in Palm Springs, but I agree that Zin Bistro is good . . .

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