Best of Coachella Valley 2021-2022: Readers’ Picks


What a difference a year makes.

As we sent our Best of Coachella Valley issue to press in November 2020, we were approaching some of the darkest days of the pandemic. COVID-19 cases were surging; hospitalizations were starting to rise; struggling businesses were only able to operate at diminished capacity. This all continued to worsen—and on Dec. 6, Southern California was placed under a stay-at-home order that limited restaurants to takeout, closed most service-based businesses (like barber shops and salons) and limited retail capacity to 20 percent. These closures would remain in effect through the holidays and into the new year.

Today, life is much different. Yes, SARS-CoV-2 is very much still a concern and a problem, but most of us are vaccinated now, and therefore largely safe from the worst of COVID-19. As a result, we have most of “normal” life back. All businesses are open, and probably won’t be again forced to close—meaning the winners and finalists listed on these pages won’t have to celebrate their Best of Coachella Valley success behind a locked door.

It’s worth repeating: What a difference a year makes.

This year’s Best of Coachella Valley is different in yet another way: We have a fantastic new partner, News Channel 3. They promoted the heck out of voting this year, and helped us get a record number of votes. Thank you to them—and be sure to watch News Channel 3 for their special Eye on the Desert coverage of the Best of Coachella Valley.

Finally, we need to thank our many, many readers who took the time to vote this year. We understand a ballot with 130 categories can be daunting, and we deeply appreciate the time you took to tell us about the valley’s best.

To the winners and finalists whose names appear in these pages: Congratulations. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Thank you helping make the Coachella Valley such an amazing place to live.

Welcome, everyone, to the Best of Coachella Valley 2021-2022.

—Jimmy Boegle, [email protected]

Best Movie Theater

Mary Pickford Is D’Place

Runners up:

2. Century La Quinta and XD

3. Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center

4. Century at The River and XD

5. Regal Palm Springs

Best Local DJ

DJ Galaxy

Runners up:

2. DJ Baz/Barry Martin

3. Eric Ornelas

4. Alf Alpha

5. Alex Harrington

6. Alex Updike

Best Outdoor Venue

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Runners up:

2. Fantasy Springs Rock Yard

3. Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

4. Empire Polo Club

5. Agua Caliente Cathedral City/

Best Local Band

The Gand Band

Runners up:

2. Giselle Woo and The Night Owls

3. John Stanley King

4. Allies

5. Avenida

Best Local Musician (Individual)

Bob Gentry

Runners up:

2. Chris Lomeli

3. John Stanley King

4. Kal David

5. Justin Ledesma

Best Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

Runners up:

2. Sunnylands

3. Children’s Discovery Museum

4. Coachella Valley History Museum

5. La Quinta Museum

Note: The Palm Springs Art Museum was inadvertently left off of the final-round voting list of finalists. We apologize for the error.

Best Indoor Venue

McCallum Theatre

Runners up:

2. Palm Springs Art Museum

3. The Show at Agua Caliente

4. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room

5. CVRep Playhouse

Best Art Gallery

AutoErotica/Michael Weems Collection

Runners up:

2. Coda Gallery

3. Heather James Fine Art

4. Janssen Artspace

5. Melissa Morgan Gallery

Best Local Arts Group/Organization

McCallum Theatre

Runners up:

2. Palm Springs Museum of Art

3. CV Rep

4. Desert Art Center

5. Create Center for the Arts

6. Palm Springs Opera Guild

Best Producing Theater Company

Desert Rose Playhouse

Runners up:

2. Palm Canyon Theatre

3. CVRep

4. Desert Ensemble Theatre

5. Dezart Performs

6. Desert Theatricals

Best Local Visual Artist

Tysen Knight

Runners up:

2. Zach Fleming-Boyles

3. Trevor Wayne

4. Ryan Campbell

5. Marconi Calindas

Best Local Activist/Advocacy Group/Charity

Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Runners up:

2. LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert

3. Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley

4. DAP Health

5. Guide Dogs of the Desert

Best Indoor Fun/Activity

Escape Room Palm Springs

Runners up:

2. Get Air Trampoline Park

3. Escape Games at The River

4. Anytime Indoor Golf

Best Hotel Pool

The Saguaro

Runners up:

2. Renaissance Esmerelda Resort and Spa

3. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

4. Ace Hotel and Swim Club

5. Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

Best Annual Charity Event

Faux Fur Ball (Palm Springs Animal Shelter)

Runners up:

2. TIE

Evening Under the Stars (AAP-Food Samaritans)

Desert AIDS Walk

4. Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards (DAP Health)

5. McCallum Theatre Annual Gala

Best Local Specialty Retail Shop

Destination PSP

Runners up:

2. Crystal Fantasy

3. Sunnylands Gift Shop

4. Wabi Sabi Japan Living

5. Peepa’s Palm Springs

Best Bowling Alley

Palm Springs Lanes

Runners up:

2. Fantasy Lanes Bowling

3. Canyon Lanes at Morongo

Best Plant Nursery

Moller’s Garden Center

Runners up:

2. Lowe’s Home Improvement

3. Moorten Botanical Garden

4. Bob Williams Nursery

5. Palo Verde Garden Center

Best Yoga

Urban Yoga

Runners up:

2. Coachella Yoga, Therapy and Wellness

3. Power Yoga Palm Springs

4. Hot Yoga Plus Palm Springs

Best Sex Toy Shop

GayMart USA

Runners up:

2. Not So Innocent

3. Skitzo Kitty

4. Gear Leather and Fetish

5. Perez Images

Best Retail Music Store

Palm Springs Vinyl Records and Collectibles

Runners up:

2. Guitar Center

3. Gré Coffee House and Art Gallery

4. Dale’s Records

5. Finders Keepers Records

Best Radio Station

KGAY 106.5

Runners up:

2. Q102.3 Classic Rock

3. The Eagle 106.9

4. Big 106.1 KPLM

5. Channel Q 103.1

Best Staycation Hotel

La Quinta Resort and Club

Runners up:

2. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

3. ARRIVE Palm Springs

4. Avalon Hotel and Bungalows Palm Springs,

5. Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Best Place to Gamble

Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

Runners up:

2. Agua Caliente Palm Springs

3. Agua Caliente Cathedral City

4. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

5. Augustine Casino

6. Spotlight 29

Best Local Radio Personality

Patrick Evans, KPSF The Studio 100.9/AM 1200

Runners up:

2. John Taylor, KGAY 106.5

3. Bradley Ryan, Mix 100.5

4. Mike Mozingo, Mix 100.5

5. Rich “Da Coach” Gilgallon, Q 102.3

Best Marijuana Dispensary

Joy of Life Wellness Center

Runners up:

2. Libra

3. Atomic Budz

4. TIE

The Vault Dispensary and Lounge

West Coast Cannabis Club

6. Four Twenty Bank Dispensary and Lounge

Best Comics/Games Shop

Comic Asylum

Runners up:

2. Interstellar Comic Books

3. Desert Oasis Comics

Best Car Wash

Quick Quack Car Wash

Runners up:

2. Elephant Car Wash

3. Airport Quick Car Wash

4. Desert 100 Percent Hand Car Wash

5. Harv’s Car Wash

Best Gym

World Gym Palm Springs

Runners up:

2. In-Shape

3. EOS Fitness

4. 24 Hour Fitness

5. Anytime Fitness

Best Pet Supplies

Bones-N-Scones

Runners up:

2. PetSmart

3. Cold Nose Warm Heart

4. Petco

5. PoshPetCare

Best Spa in a Resort/Hotel

Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente

Runners up:

2. TIE

The Well Spa at Miramonte Indian Wells

Omni Rancho Las Palmas

4. Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

Best Nail Salon

Palm Springs Fine Men’s Salon

Runners up:

2. Lovely Nails

3. Pretty Nails

4. TK Nail Salon

Best Eyeglass/Optical Retailer

Costco

Runners up:

2. Milauskas Eye Institute

3. Desert Vision Optometry

4. Panache Optical Gallery

5. Desert Vision Center/Dr. Keith Tokuhara

6. America’s Best

Best Florist

My Little Flower Shop

Runners up:

2. Rancho Mirage Florist

3. Jensen’s Foods

4. Indio Florist

5. Blooming Events Florist

Best Resale/Vintage Clothing

Revivals

Runners up:

2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore

3. Angel View

4. The Fine Art of Design

5. Bazar

Best Antiques/Collectibles Store

Misty’s Consignments

Runners up:

2. Antique Galleries of Palm Springs

3. Victoria’s Attic Antique Mall

4. Consign Design

Best Furniture Store

H3K Home+Design

Runners up:

2. Mathis Brothers

3. Revivals

4. PS Homeboys

5. Desert Patio

Best Hair Salon

Palm Springs Fine Men’s Salon

Runners up:

2. Brien O’Brien Salon

3. Heads Up Hair Designs

4. Salon 119 Beauty and Spa

5. Adrian Alcantar Hair Studio and Spa

Best Jeweler/Jewelry Store

Tiffany and Co.

Runners up:

2. El Paseo Jewelers

3. Leeds and Son

4. Hephaestus Jewelry

5. La Quinta Jewelers

Best Tattoo Parlor

Adornment

Runners up:

2. Desert Rose Tattoo Parlor

3. Anarchy and Ink Tattoo

4. Iron Palm Tattoo Parlour

5. Strata Tattoo Lab

Best Clothing Store (Locally Owned)

Destination PSP

Runners up:

2. Trina Turk

3. Wil Stiles

4. Shirley’s Boutique

5. Glossy Boutique

Best Day Spa (Non-Resort/Hotel)

Palm Springs Fine Men’s Salon

Runners up:

2. Desert Zen Day Spa

3. Salon 119 Beauty and Spa

4. Organic Glow Skin Studio

5. Laulima 760

Best Burger

Grill-A-Burger

Runners up:

2. Tyler’s Burgers

3. Tony’s Burgers

4. Gastro Grind Burgers

5. Bongo Johnny’s

Best Bakery

Aspen Mills

Runners up:

2. Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

3. Peninsula Pastries Palm Springs

4. Over the Rainbow

5. Jensen’s Foods

Best Frozen Yogurt

Lappert’s Ice Cream

Runners up:

2. Beach House

3. Jus Chillin’

4. Tutti Frutti

5. Yogurtland

Best Vietnamese

Pho Vu

Runners up:

2. 533 Viet Fusion

3. Rooster and the Pig

4. Fuzion Five

5. La Baguette

Best Custom Cakes

Over the Rainbow

Runners up:

2. Nothing Bundt Cakes

3. Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

4. Pastry Swam Bakery

5. Jensen’s Foods

Best Coffee Shop

Koffi

Runners up:

2. Starbucks

3. IW Coffee

4. Elmer’s Restaurant

5. Gré Coffeehouse and Art Gallery

Best Korean

Umami Seoul

Runners up:

2. Sam’s Korean BBQ

3. U Grill Korean BBQ

4. Maru

5. K-Tofu House

Best Outdoor Seating

Spencer’s Restaurant

Runners up:

2. Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

3. Lavender Bistro

4. Bongo Johnny’s

5. Sunnylands Cafe

Best California Cuisine

Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

Runners up:

2. Lulu California Bistro

3. Spencer’s Restaurant

4. Wally’s Desert Turtle

5. Bongo Johnny’s

Best Sushi

Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar

Runners up:

2. Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey

3. Joyce’s Sushi

4. Misaki Sushi and Grill

5. Otori Sushi

6. Taka Shin

Best Late-Night Restaurant

Blackbook

Runners up:

2. Lulu California Bistro

3. Kitchen 86 + Bar

4. Little Bar

5. Kaiser Grille Palm Springs

Best Chinese

Roly China Fusion

Runners up:

2. City Wok

3. Wang’s Chinese Cuisine

4. JOY at Fantasy Springs

5. China 8

6. Canton Bistro La Quinta

Best Breakfast

Wilma and Frieda’s

Runners up:

2. Elmer’s Restaurant

3. Rick’s Restaurant and Bakery

4. Keedy’s Fountain Grill

5. Bongo Johnny’s

Best Organic Food Store

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Runners up:

2. Whole Foods

3. Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Foods Market

4. Sprouts Farmers Market

5. Nature’s Health Food and Café

Best French

Le Vallauris Restaurant

Runners up:

2. Pomme Frite

3. French Corner Cafe

4. La Brasserie Bistro and Bar

5. French Rotisserie Cafe

Best Salsa

Cardenas Market

Runners up:

2. Las Casuelas Terrazza

3. Rio Azul Mexican Bar and Grill

4. La Tablita

5. Rincon Norteno

Best Sandwich

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Runners up:

2. TKB Bakery and Deli

3. The Sandwich Spot

4. Real Italian Deli

5. Aspen Mills

6. Bongo Johnny’s

Best Greek

Santorini Gyro

Runners up:

2. Yianni’s Greek Taverna

3. Athena Gyro

4. Nina’s Greek Cuisine

5. Koutouki Greek Estiatorio

Best Barbecue

Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

Runners up:

2. Babe’s BBQ and Brewhouse

3. Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food

4. Bubba’s Bones and Brews

5. Smoke Tree BBQ

Best Delicatessen

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Runners up:

2. Manhattan in the Desert

3. The Real Italian Deli

4. TKB Bakery and Deli

5. On the Mark

Best Brunch

Spencer’s Restaurant

Runners up:

2. Lulu California Bistro

3. Wilma and Frieda’s

4. Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

5. Bongo Johnny’s

6. Jake’s

Best Burrito

El Ranchito Taco Shop

Runners up:

2. Las Casuelas Nuevas

3. El Taco Asado

4. Casuelas Cafe

5. La Casita

Best Caterer

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Runners up:

2. Lulu California Bistro

3. Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

4. Lynn Hammond Catering

5. F/10 Catering and Events

Best Diner

Elmer’s Restaurant

Runners up:

2. Rick’s Restaurant and Bakery

3. Bongo Johnny’s

4. Keedy’s Fountain Grill

5. Sunshine Cafe

Best Vegetarian/Vegan

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Runners up:

2. Native Foods Cafe

3. Luscious Lorraine’s

4. Palm Greens Cafe

5. Wildest Restaurant and Bar

Best Seafood

Fisherman’s Market and Grill

Runners up:

2. Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

3. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

4. Oceana Restaurant

Best Upscale Restaurant

Spencer’s Restaurant

Runners up:

2. Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

3. Copley’s on Palm Canyon

4. Wally’s Desert Turtle

5. Le Vallauris Restaurant

6. Bar Cecil

Best Indian

Monsoon Indian Cuisine

Runners up:

2. India Oven

3. Its Taste of India

Best Buffet

Fresh Grill Buffet at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Runners up:

2. TIE

Emperor Buffet

Rockwood Grill at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

Best Thai

Thai Smile Palm Springs

Runners up:

2. Peppers Thai

3. Le Basil

4. My Thai

5. Talay Thai

Best Veggie Burger

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Runners up:

2. Native Foods Cafe

3. Tyler’s Burgers

4. Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

5. Bongo Johnny’s

Best Bagels

Townie Bagels, Bakery and Café

Runners up:

2. Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

3. Panera Bread

4. The Bagel Drop

Best Mexican

El Mirasol

Runners up:

2. Las Casuelas Terraza

3. El Taco Asado

4. Casuelas Cafe

5. Pueblo Viejo

6. Casa Mendoza

Best Smoothies

Fresh Juice Bar

Runners up:

2. Great Shakes

3. Jamba

4. Fruit Wonders

Best Local Coffee Roaster

Koffi

Runners up:

2. Joshua Tree Coffee Company

3. Coachella Valley Coffee Company

Best Desserts

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Runners up:

2. Billy Reed’s

3. Jensen’s Foods

4. Peninsula Pastries

5. Wally’s Desert Turtle

Best Italian

Mario’s Italian Cafe

Runners up:

2. Ristorante Mamma Gina

3. Castelli’s

4. Johnny Costa’s Ristorante

5. Spaghetteria

Best Ice Cream/Shakes

Lappert’s Ice Cream

Runners up:

2. Great Shakes

3. Kreem

4. La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor

5. Monster Shakes

Best Date Shake

Shields Date Garden

Runners up:

2. Great Shakes

3. Hadley’s

4. Windmill Market

5. Oasis Date Gardens

Best Pizza

Bill’s Pizza

Runners up:

2. Stuft Pizza Bar and Grill

3. Giuseppe’s

4. Upper Crust Pizza

5. Billy Q’s

Best Japanese

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Runners up:

2. Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar

3. Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey

4. Shabu Shabu Zen

5. Musashi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

6. Joyce’s Sushi

Best Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings

Runners up:

2. Wingstop

3. Bongo Johnny’s

4. Tony’s Burgers

5. 360 Sports at Agua Caliente

Best Casual Eats

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Runners up:

2. Lulu California Bistro

3. 1501 Uptown Gastropub

4. Bongo Johnny’s

5. Tony’s Burgers

Best Steaks/Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Runners up:

2. The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente

3. Mr. Lyons

4. LG’s Prime Steakhouse

5. Kaiser Grille

Best Dentist/Orthodontist

Dr. Scott Shepherd (Palm Springs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry)

Runners up:

2. Dr. Armound Mahmoudi (Tahquitz Dental Group)

3. Dr. Carolyn Izu (Desert Dental Excellence)

4. Dr. Kianor Shah (Desert Dream Dentistry)

Best Personal Trainer

Ted Guice

Runners up:

2. Jaime Jimenez (One Eleven Conditioning Club)

3. Brandon Wertz

4. Jay Nixon

5. Alvin Crowe

Best Attorney

Walter Clark

Runners up:

2. Christopher Heritage

3. Eric Rudolph

4. Barry Regar

Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Timothy Jochen

Runners up:

2. Dr. Mo Zakhireh

3. Dr. Suzanne Quardt

4. TIE

Dr. Bruce Chisholm

Dr. Scott Aaronson

Best Local Home Improvement Company

Ace Hardware

Runners up:

2. Lowe’s Home Improvement

3. The Home Depot

4. Flooring Innovations

5. Farley Pavers

6. CS Patio Covers

Best Plumber

Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Water Cleanup

Runners up:

2. General Air Conditioning and Plumbing

3. Roto-Rooter

4. Coachella Valley Plumbing, Heating and Air

5. Randal’s Plumbing

6. Tommy Rooter Plumbing

Best Chiropractor

Nazemi Chiropractic Corporation

Runners up:

2. Dr. Jim Cox

3. Pain Relief and Wellness Center (Stephen Krupey)

4. Go Healthcare

Best Auto Repair

Sergio’s Automotive

Runners up:

2. Pete’s Automotive

3. Palm Springs Tire and Automotive Center

4. Exotic Car Service

5. European Auto Service

6. Encore Automotive

Best Auto Dealership

Jessup Auto Plaza

Runners up:

2. Honda of the Desert

3. Fiesta Ford

4. Exotic Motor Cars

5. Palm Springs Hyundai

Best Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Reedy, Ridgeline Veterinary Clinic

Runners up:

2. Dr. James H. Clark

3. Dr. Robert Reed, VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital

4. Dr. Terry Hicks, Palm Desert Pet Hospital

5. Dr. Kathryn Carlson, Village Park Animal Hospital

Best Air Conditioner Repair

Comfort Air

Runners up:

2. Timo’s Air Conditioning and Heating

3. Desert Air Conditioning Inc.

4. General Air Conditioning

5. Titan Heating and Air Conditioning

Best Doctor

Dr. Laura Rush

Runners up:

2. Dr. Kristen Mondino

3. Dr. James Adams

4. Dr. David Morris

5. Dr. Clayton Barbour

Best Eye Doctor

Milauskas Eye Institute

Runners up:

2. Dr. Gregory McMahill (Costco)

3. Dr. David Esquibel (Desert Vision Optometry)

4. Dr. Keith Tokuhara (Desert Vision Center)

5. Dr. Aaron D. Adame

Best Flooring/Carpet Company

Flooring Innovations

Runners up:

2. Carpet Empire Plus

3. D & D Carpet

4. Magsam’s Floors And Blinds

5. Mod Floors

Best Real Estate Agent

Shann Carr

Runners up:

2. Palm Springs Home Team

3. Mary Gomez

4. Lupe Valdivia

5. Paul Zapala

Best Solar Company

Renova Solar

Runners up:

2. Hot Purple Energy

3. SunRun Solar

4. Free Volt

Best Pest Control Company

Frazier Pest Control

Runners up:

2. Bug Guys Pest Control

3. Rudy’s Pest Control

4. Dewey Pest Control

5. Western Exterminator

6. Renegade Pest Control

Best Public Servant

Rep. Raul Ruiz

Runners up:

2. La Quinta Mayor Linda Evans

3. Palm Springs Councilmember Geoff Kors

4. Palm Springs Councilmember Christy Holstege

5. Palm Springs Councilmember Grace Garner

Best Beer Selection

Yard House

Runners up:

2. La Quinta Brewing Co. Taprooms

3. Bongo Johnny’s

4. Bubba’s Bones and Brews

5. The Beer Hunter

6. Eureka!

Best Dive Bar

Blackbook

Runners up:

2. Chill Bar Palm Springs

3. Hair of the Dog

4. Neil’s Lounge

5. The Hood Bar and Pizza

Best Margarita

TIE

Blue Coyote Grill

Las Casuelas Terraza

Runners up:

3. Rio Azul Mexican Bar and Grill

4. Armando’s Dakota Bar and Grill

5. La Tablita

6. Bongo Johnny’s

Best Nightclub

Copa Nightclub

Runners up:

2. Hunters Palm Springs

3. Chill Bar Palm Springs

4. The Nest

5. The Village Palm Springs

Best Bar Ambiance

PS Air Bar

Runners up:

2. Paul Bar/Food

3. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room

4. Little Bar

5. Bar Cecil

Best Wine Bar

V Wine Lounge

Runners up:

2. Zin American Bistro

3. Cork and Fork

4. Le Fe Wine Bar

5. Dead or Alive

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar/Club

Hunters Palm Springs

Runners up:

2. Blackbook

3. TIE

Streetbar

Chill Bar Palm Springs

5. Toucan’s

Best Place to Play Pool/Billiards

Hunters Palm Springs

Runners up:

2. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

3. The Hood Bar and Pizza

4. The 19th Hole Bar and Restaurant

5. Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails

Best Martini

Paul Bar/Food

Runners up:

2. Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

3. TIE

Melvyn’s Restaurant

Lulu California Bistro

5. Kaiser Grille

Best Happy Hour

The Tropicale

Runners up:

2. Lulu California Bistro

3. La Quinta Cliffhouse

4. Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar

5. Little Bar

Best Sports Bar

360 Sports at Agua Caliente

Runners up:

2. Burgers and Beer

3. The Beer Hunter

4. The Village Palm Springs

5. AMP Sports Lounge

Best Wine/Liquor Store

Total Wine and More

Runners up:

2. BevMo!

3. Bouschet

4. Dead or Alive

Best Cocktail Menu

Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge

Runners up:

2. Blackbook

3. Bootlegger Tiki

4. Bongo Johnny’s

5. Seymour’s

6. Little Bar

Best Local Brewery

La Quinta Brewing Co.

Runners up:

2. Coachella Valley Brewing Co.

3. Babe’s BBQ and Brewery

4. Las Palmas Brewing

5. Desert Beer Company

Best Craft Cocktails

Paul Bar/Food

Runners up:

2. TIE

Bar Cecil

Bootlegger Tiki

4. Seymour’s

5. Little Bar

6. The Reef

Best Place for Bicycling

CV Link

Runners up:

2. Palm Springs (general)

3. La Quinta Cove

4. TIE

Joshua Tree

Indian Canyons

Best Public Garden

Sunnylands

Runners up:

2. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

3. Moorten Botanical Garden

4. Rose Garden at Empire Polo Club

Best Park

Ruth Hardy Park

Runners up:

2. Palm Desert Civic Center Park

3. La Quinta Civic Center Park

4. Wellness Park

5. Liberty Park

Best Hike

Indian Canyons

Runners up:

2. Tahquitz Canyon

3. TIE

Bump and Grind Trail

Lykken Trails

5. Museum Trail

Best Bike Shop

Palm Springs/Palm Desert Cyclery

Runners up:

2. Bike Palm Springs Rentals

3. Joel’s Bicycle Shop

4. Tri-A-Bike

5. Big Wheel Tours

Best Public Golf Course

Desert Willow Golf Resort

Runners up:

2. Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club

3. SilverRock Resort

4. Cimarron Golf Resort

5. Classic Club Golf

Best Outdoor/Camping Gear Store

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Runners up:

2. Dick’s Sporting Goods

3. Yellow Mart

Best Recreation Area

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Runners up:

2. Indian Canyons

3. Whitewater Preserve

4. Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

5. Mount San Jacinto State Park

Best Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Runners up:

2. Big 5 Sporting Goods

3. Yellow Mart

4. Turner’s Outdoorsman

Best Restaurant for Kids

Chuck E. Cheese’s

Runners up:

2. Red Robin

3. Shakey’s Pizza

4. TIE

Upper Crust Pizza

Old Spaghetti Factory

Best Place to Buy Toys

Target

Runners up:

2. Walmart

3. JadaBug’s Kids Boutique

Best Place for Family Fun

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Runners up:

2. Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

3. Boomers

4. Escape Room Palm Springs

Best Kids’ Clothing Store

Old Navy

Runners up:

2. JadaBug’s Kids Boutique

3. The Children’s Place

4. The Lumpy Bunny

Best Place for a Birthday Party

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Runners up:

2. Get Air Trampoline Park

3. Chuck E. Cheese’s

4. Boomers

5. Shakey’s Pizza

Best Playground

Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Runners up:

2. TIE

Ruth Hardy Park

La Quinta Civic Center Park

4. Demuth Park

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