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Restaurant of the Week Segment – July 10, 2023

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Willie Rhine re: “849 Restaurant & Lounge”, 849 N. Palm Cyn., Dr., Palm Springs, 92262. “1501 Uptown Gastropub”. 1501 N. Palm Cyn., Dr., Palm Springs, 92262. “Willie’s Modern Fare” 69830 CA.-111, Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270
– DISCUSSION of his vacation in Mexico.
– REPORT that THE THREE RESTAURANTS ARE Equally beautiful, but VERY (entirely) different.
REPORT ON “849 Restaurant & Lounge”.
– REPORT on the ideas he got from Mexico…i.e. the purse racks.
– REPORT that they will be open ALL SUMMER, every day, all day. Great misting system.
– REPORT that they are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
– REPORT on menu items are all the same for now, but working on new items for the coming Season.
– REPORT on the extensive catering business Willie oversees.
– (contact info: www.eight4nine.com and (760) 325-8490).
REPORT on “1501 Uptown Gastropub”.
– REPORT that they will be open ALL SUMMER LONG, all day, every day. Great misting system. Lovely patio dining.
– REPORT on the “happy hour” from 3 to 5 PM around the fabulous bar.
– REPORT Menu is elevated pub/comfort food. Sal is the chef there. Large beer selection. Wonderful menu items; pasta dishes, shepherd’s pie, fish ‘n chips, short ribs, ahi tuna salad, the amazing burgers and sandwiches, etc. www.1501uptown.com and (760) 320-1501.
REPORT on “Willie’s Modern Fare”.
– REPORT that this is for fine dining. Comfort food and Happy Hour prices and casual dining in the Lounge. Willie has bought out his partner, so it’s just his.
– REPORT that they will be open @ 5 PM for DINNER ONLY 4 days a week this SUMMER; Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Great casual bar and bar menu offerings and lovely fancy dining room.
– REPORT on the 3-Course Summer Menu for $49. In the dining room. Willie first presented the 3-Course Menu he began and is now copied everywhere.
– DISCUSSION of the menu.
– REPORT that this has the biggest kitchen of the 3 and is where all the baking is done. YAY. www.williesrm.com and (760) 202-4499.

Willie @ “1501 Uptown Gastropub”

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