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noooby

58 M
Palm Springs, California

Member Since: January 27, 2010
Friends Call Me a: Art Lover, Film Buff, Foodie, Music Lover, Activist |

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noooby Loves These Places
  • Tasty Food at one of PS' Better Asian Eateries
    Despite the overbearing music (they did turn the volume down when we asked) and the embarrassing, tacky "Oriental" artwork crowding the walls (nothing to do with Vietnamese culture), when the food arrived we were so happy that the quality and flavor were high. We started with pork belly buns (3 for $10) that were colorful, textural and tasty. I ordered Ban Mi ($6 without fries) so I could see whether or not the place had merit as a Vietnamese restaurant, and was happily surprised. The baguette was warm, crispy on the outside and soft inside to soak up the juices. The pork and veggies were perfect fillers (although not completely faithful to the real deal in Vietnam). My husband's pork vermicelli dish ($11) was tasty but missing enough of the colors and textures that veggies would have added (Vietnamese food is all about the variety of veggies and herbs added in). We noted that they offer healthier options of brown rice or sweet potato as substitutes to white rice and there were lots of vegetarian options on offer. Although Vietnam has many more styles of food than Americans are familiar with, the menu was padded out with Thai and other Asian dishes. Hopefully Watercress will introduce other, more authentic Vietnamese dishes as they develop, along with some complimentary baskets of fresh herb crudités that customers can add in as they like for more Vietnamese realness. Other gay couples spotted dining as well.
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    August 15

  • Big Hit on the Strip
    Right in the heart of the tourist scene, on the strip, and (seemingly) always crowded, this new restaurant appears to be an instant hit. Very large interior opens (when weather is good) to the outside patio. The decor is modern and arty, yet casual. And ever so clever: the crystal chandeliers over the bar are de-kitsched with minimal, translucent shades; the looking glass in the hallway sees newbie diners checking their teeth for spinach without realizing that the 2-way mirror is the vista from the men's room. The large and moderately-priced menu features a wide range of food, from updated American classics to (a major surprise in land-bound Palm Springs) fresh seafood - including a New England lobster sandwich (welcome to California!). Special sections of the menu are devoted to substantial gluten-free as well as vegetarian offerings. I ordered lightly fried oysters (perfectly, delicately cooked) and a domestic "Kobe" beef burger (arrived exactly medium rare as ordered, with the condiments requested). My partner's babyback ribs were succulent and juicy, but completely bland other than the brushed-on barbecue sauce. The waiter happily accommodated a vegetable substitution for the potatoes as requested. The service staff were super attentive (the place is well-staffed), mostly male, and very, very handsome.
    first review First to Review

    October 29, 2011

  • noooby is now a fan of The Tropicale
    Restaurants in Palm Springs

    May 13, 2011

    based on 25 ratings Thank you! Why not write a review?
  • Twilight at the Oasis
    I love to sit outdoors, in the garden patio bar, under the lights and the sunset-hued sky and enjoy the Happy Hour prices on drinks and the excellent selection of appetizers (Wed is all-night Happy Hour pricing). Incredible steamed mussels (when in season) in spicy Thai coconut broth with crusty bread to dunk. Fresh made pizzas. Sinful treats and American standards. Plus, you can order anything off the main menu. Lots of gays and local scenesters wandering about. Friendly, attentive service staff. Relaxed and casual socializing at a fantastic price!

    May 13, 2011

  • Consistently Good at a Great Price
    My bf and I eat here often and the food and service has been consistently good since my very first visit. Mostly locals (many of them gay groups of friends) and in-the-know visitors. Cuban specialties and all-American classics like turkey dinners, including scaled-down portions of their main entrees at a cheaper price for light eaters (the prices are very reasonable to begin with). Professional, seasoned and friendly staff. Love the complimentary welcome snack of old-fashioned deviled eggs (when available)! Giant black and white photos on the walls feature Palm Springs history and celebrities. Not on the hipster radar and that's just fine!

    May 11, 2011

  • noooby is now a fan of Rick's Desert Grill
    Restaurants in Palm Springs

    May 11, 2011

    based on 2 ratings Thank you! Why not write a review?
  • noooby is now a fan of Escena Grill
    Restaurants in Palm Springs

    February 3, 2011

    based on 2 ratings Thank you! Why not write a review?
  • noooby is now a fan of Norma's
    Restaurants in Palm Springs

    February 3, 2011

    based on 1 rating Thank you! Why not write a review?
  • noooby is now a fan of Swank Modern Design
    Shops in Palm Springs

    February 3, 2011

    based on 1 rating Thank you! Why not write a review?
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