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Restaurant of the Week Segment – May 27, 2024

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Seg 1 – Restaurant of the Week Segment


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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 how grateful Willie is for the support his restaurants have received from the Community. He can accommodate over 100 folks on the patio @ “849” and smaller rooms inside to accommodate smaller groups. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
– DISCUSSION of the example of Willie putting together a Chinese wedding for 2 men FROM ENGLAND.
– REPORT ON “849 Restaurant & Lounge”.(manager is Tom Collins)
– REPORT THAT “849”is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
– REPORT that they are open for Lunch and Dinner.
– REPORT on the casual bar/lounge menu w/ discounted prices and the great patio.
– REPORT on the sweet potato fries and the cracked potatoes.
– REPORT on the great views.
– CHILDREN’s menu available.
– REPORT on the extensive catering business Willie offers. www.849finecatering.com.
– (contact info: www.eight4nine.com and (760) 325-8490).

– REPORT on “1501 Uptown Gastropub”.
– REPORT that “1501” is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Same menu all day. Little more casual fare.
– REPORT on the Shephard’s Pie, Fried Chicken Sandwich, NY steak, short ribs. YUM!!!
– REPORT on the “happy hour” from 3 to 5 PM around the fabulous bar.
– CHILDREN’S menu.
– DISCUSSION of the design and architecture. The glass “garage doors” and great view.
– REPORT Menu is elevated pub/comfort food from Chef Chet. 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 (discounted) prices and casual dining in the Bar/Lounge.
– REPORT that they will are open for DINNER Tues., thru Sat.
– REPORT that they have Sunday Brunch.
– REPORT on the popular PROPER AFTERNOON TEA service w/ all the “proper” components. Willie’s TEA has been compared to European Fare.
– DISCUSSION of the menu. Short ribs are back AND the beef stroganoff is so popular.
– CHILDREN welcome. Willie has hi-chairs.
– 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.


Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Willie Mays 5.6.31 – 6.18.24

R.I.P. Tony La Bianco 10.19.1936 – 6.11.2024

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