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Dining Around the Desert: Enzo's, Old Town La Quinta

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Just opened about three weeks ago at the site of the former Crab Pot, a concept that never took hold, is the latest La Quinta restaurant, Enzo's. The location was previously home to Andrew's, which was a lot of fun. Now as Enzo's, it looks like the fun has returned!

With AJ at the helm as the General Manager, it would be hard to not be good. AJ has a rich history of running the show like it should be run. The couple of times that I've been there since the opening, he is hands-on, making sure everything is just right.

The dishes that I've enjoyed with my friends have been off of the Happy Hour Menu, which runs until 7 PM daily.

Vicki and I started with the Ruby Red Citrus Martini, which we highly recommend. Bright, tart and very refreshing.

Maddie and I tried the house Chardonnay, Cabernet, and a couple of the other selections off of the well-selected wine list. 

              Eggplant Stack

             Eggplant Stack

We had an excellent Calamari Fritti, Romaine Wedge, Porchetta Sandwich, Eggplant Parmigiano Stack, Lasagna, Ravioli Con Ricotta E Spinaci, and Pappardelle Bolognese. Please note this was over the course of several visits, not all at once!

The crowning glory, however, was the incredible homemade cheesecake and cannelloni. Off the charts good. And that's coming from a couple of Italian girls who know our desserts.

They also offer a selection of Pizzas, Fish, Chicken, Pork and Veal dishes.

 

Enzo's

78121 Avenida La Fonda, 

La Quinta, CA 92253

760-564-7333

Hours:

Bar

Sunday-Thursday

3:00pm-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday

3:00pm-10:00pm

Dining Room

Sunday-Thursday

5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday

5:00pm-10:00pm

Dining Around the Desert: Arnold Palmer's, La Quinta

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This past weekend, my friend Sharon and I had dinner at Arnold Palmer's. It was the first time that either one of us had been there in quite some time. To be honest, it hadn't been so great the last couple of times, but we were looking for a nice patio and decided to give it a chance as we knew they had a new chef.

We were not disappointed. We sat outside on the patio under misters, which were appreciated as it was pretty toasty at 6 PM. 

We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine along with the Herb Roasted Salmon for me. Served with roasted new potatoes, asparagus and a tzatziki sauce, it was perfect for the weather.

Sharon enjoyed the Montgomery Inn Ribs, which are slow roasted baby backs with homemade coleslaw and french fries.

Adding to the festive atmosphere was Guitarist Mark Linford who plays on the patio 7 days a week from 5pm - 9pm.

ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

Open since 2004, Arnold Palmer's Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in the Coachella Valley. Featuring Arnold Palmer's favorite dishes, with a genuine and inviting atmosphere a hallmark of The King himself, the restaurant treats visitors to a massive collection of memorabilia spanning Palmer's decades-long professional golf career.

Dine indoors in the Masters Room, the British Open Room, the U.S. Open Room, the Palmer Room, or the Wine Room; each provides a unique experience and a journey through Arnold Palmer's history and triumphs, all with their signature service. The Wine Room, perfect for special events, showcases more than 2,000 bottles of wine.

The renovated patio, including the new Terrace Lounge, is a perfect place to enjoy a desert evening, dining al fresco under the stars. Heaters and misters ensure year-round comfort, and the spacious dining patio opens up to the new outdoor lounge and a cozy fire pit. Whether you're sharing a special dinner with friends after a round of golf or joining them for one of their featured afternoon wine tastings, try the patio during your next visit.

Read more about the restaurant here...

Guy Fieri’s Tasty Desert Stops

A behind-the-scenes look at the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives host and the restaurants he visited. He even ate a vegan hot dog.

Courtesy of TIFFANY CARTER APRIL 5, 2018 RESTAURANTSWATCH & LISTEN - RESTAURANTS

 PHOTOGRAPH BY TIFFANY CARTER  The Buddha Burger is a turkey burger that wowed Guy Fieri, who called it “a gorgeous looking burger.”

PHOTOGRAPH BY TIFFANY CARTER

The Buddha Burger is a turkey burger that wowed Guy Fieri, who called it “a gorgeous looking burger.”

Guy Fieri has traveled across America as host of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, including several stops in the Coachella Valley.

The owners of the tasty local spots he visited have filled us in on some of the details. Among the takeaways:

• The show’s team of researchers carefully scouts the restaurants ahead of time. Restaurants need to send in their menu items (even daily specials) for Fieri to review. He personally chooses the dishes he wants to feature on the show; the restaurants have no say.

• Fieri is on-site for about three hours. The crew shuts down the restaurant for two days for pre-production.

• The first time Fieri takes a bite of the dish on the show is the first time he actually tastes it.

VIDEO: Grill-A-Burger shares how they prepare two of Guy Fieri’s favorite burgers from his visit to Palm Desert. (Video by Steven Salisbury).

Watch the video and read the rest of the article here...