What a crazy year it has been!! Everyone is constantly making adjustments for the reality of the moment. Businesses, including realtors like myself, had to alter the standard business model to stay afloat. With the openings then closings, small businesses owners have really been affected so supporting them is very important. Today I want to focus on supporting Coachella Valley restaurants that have gone from take out only, to outdoor dining in the summer heat, to indoor at 25% capacity, and just recently, back to outdoor only! At least the triple digit temperatures are gone!
Take out food has been part of my survival plan as it adds variety to everyday home cooked or partially home cooked meals. Plus, eating is one of the highlights of the day, as most of us know with the Covid extra pounds. Take out also has been a major part of the survival plan for our local restaurants.
Okura in La Quinta expanded to a bigger location and designed a beautiful restaurant right before the lock down. Okura has delicious Japanese food and super fresh sushi. One of my favs is the Serrano Hamachi Carpaccio as well as the seaweed salad. And you can’t go wrong with the specialty rolls that are so imaginative and yummy! Once home, it’s fun to get creative with the take out by replating and creating a festive selection that is pleasing to the eyes and palate.
When craving a pizza, it’s either Pierro’s PizzaVino in Palm Desert or Enzo’s Bistro and Bar in La Quinta. We’ll get salads to make it well balanced meal, and there is usually leftover pizza for the next day! At Pierro’s, we switch between the Calabrese and Caprese with Proscuitto pizza! At Enzo’s, it’s the Constantina pizza. Both restaurants have great Italian food!
When craving Mexican, it’s either traditional at Pueblo Viejo or unique at Tu Madres Cantina and Grill. Tu Madres in Indio is Mexican food with a flair and the chef uses local ingredients. Their enchiladas with green sauce are amazing and you can pick 2 side dishes! It is so yummy! The other favorite item is the short rib barbacoa burrito! And top it off with the El Diablo margarita! It’s all available to go.
Next door to Tu Madres is Heirloom Craft Kitchen, which specializes in comfort food. If you want some good Asian food, check out City Wok in Palm Desert. And for breakfast, there’s Goody’s Café in multiple locations. Supporting Coachella Valley restaurants is very easy as there are so many to choices. What restaurant is your go to?
When I’m not eating, it’s all about real estate. Coachella Valley has been a popular relocation area during this pandemic. Contact me and I can tell you all about the valley!