Posted June 18, 2009 in Feature Story

Yeah, you’re gonna be doing a lot of drinking (water or something) during the summer months—but you’ve gotta keep the belly full too. We’ve scoped out these gastrointestinally-themed shindigs for you to stuff your face and get a taste of what the IE’s iron chefs have to offer.


Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

Don’t miss out on Palm Desert’s tantalizing-to-the-tastebuds event. With eye-catching and mouthwatering three-course meals, you’ll sure to leave the desert sun-kissed and satisfied. Over 30 fancy eateries are taking part so dig in! From Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant to the Chop House Palm Desert—good eats are to be had here.

Palm Spring Desert Resorts Restaurant Week taking place in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio. Thru June 19; $24-$36.


Pechanga Resort Microbrew Festival

Winner! Winner! Winner! And a chili cook-off dinner! All-you-can-taste of your favorite brews, plus chili—and let’s not forget the gambling! Oh, and did we mention food samples from Kelsey’s and Journey’s End will be featured? Count me in!

Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, (877) 711-2946, June 20, 1-5PM; $40


Philippine Independence Day Festival

Looking for a taste of culture? Make it out to the inaugural Philippine Independence Day Festival and leave with a sense of appreciation and new favorite dish. You’re sure to enjoy the arts and entertainment, but—come one—you came for the pork adobo cook off or see the stiff competition between the iron chefs cooking up pancit palabok and bibingk.

Philippine Independence Day Festival, Community Park, 3280 Eucalyptus Ave, Chino Hills, July 12, noon-8PM; Free.


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