Of patio misting systems, magnificent brunches, munchies, and more.

There’s something special about celebrating brunch (that window that celebrates breakfast and lunch and everything in between) sitting under a fabulous patio misting systems to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of an outdoor environment.

So, when considering where to brunch in the desert, Wilma & Frieda rises to the top of the list. Not only is the food fantastic but the vibe is just cool all the way around. Cool people. Cool menu. Cool patio scene. The restaurant’s popularity has gained it nationwide attention having been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. But you won’t second guess your choice to spend a relaxing meal when you see both vibrant venues filled with hungry patrons. Yes, there are two locations. After the success of their Palm Desert destination, they expanded to establish a presence in downtown Palm Springs and serve more starving fans.

The overall Wilma & Frieda vibe is fresh with a farmhouse café feel. The ambiance is light and airy but welcoming at the same time with guests invited to “EAT” in Palm Desert or hit up the “GARAGE”, a large bar area at the Palm Springs location.

Upon arrival at both locations, you’ll note their patios, especially if it is warm outside. A light stream of mist will be flowing to cool guests sporting cool sunglasses while savoring their favorite dishes. The Koolfog patio misting systems use evaporative cooling technology to chill the ambient air to decrease the outdoor temperatures without getting diners wet. This is a huge draw both visually because it’s a cool effect to look at but it allows for an al fresco experience with great views offering the perfect setting for people watching.

Named after the owners’ two grandmothers, the restaurants serve, as they say, “comfort food with a twist”. In addition to homemade pastries, brunch fare includes flavorful breakfast items, crave-able lunch foods and seasonal bits for everything in between.

The Palm Desert and Palm Springs Menus have some of the same house specials while varying their selections at different locations. Check out the eggs-cellent EENY, MEANY, MINEY, & MO plates that build upon each layer as it goes:

EENY
Two eggs any style, with choice of hash browns, house potatoes, fruit, or mixed greens choice of toast, house-made biscuit or English muffin.

MEANY
It’s an “Eeny” with your choice of bacon or sausage.

MINEY
It’s the Meany but you get the best of both worlds – bacon & sausage.

MO
3 eggs any style, with both sausage & bacon, and classic thick-cut French Toast. (Does not include a side of toast or potatoes)

The open space and ingredient-rich kitchen make brunch at Wilma & Frieda’s special. Dining under the patio misting system, in our opinion, of course, balances each bountiful bite with the beauty of finding culinary joy under clear desert skies.

For more information, visit wilmafrieda.com

Get Your Breakfast FIX on El Paseo and Enjoy the Restaurant’s Parklet Misting System

On any given morning, you’ll see desert dwellers and visitors embarking on their walks. Their destination, a wonder, because if you stay out too long, it gets too hot outside to enjoy yourself. Springtime, however, is special in the desert because you can get in an early and easy workout without worrying about the creeping heat. Let’s face it…you gotta get moving before 7:30am because after that, it can get frighteningly hot. Then again, you can always reward yourself by cooling off under a restaurant’s parklet misting system when you’ve worked up an appetite.

palm desert parklett mistingMembers of our Koolfog taste team ventured out on one such morning. We could smell the blooming jasmine as we walked amidst the cactuses on our way to El Paseo. You would think that this shining ode to boutique arts and shopping would be desolate this time of day, but a long line in front of The Fix Restaurant said otherwise. We hadn’t set out with a breakfast place in mind but we could not miss this buzz.

The Fix Restaurant has taken its service outside and has created a welcome parklet, dotted with umbrellas and set with well-appointed tables to entice the most discerning guests. A bonus…the parklet misting system that keeps the outdoor air cool while diners enjoy their mimosas and brunch fare. The parklet misting system is nestled atop a railing in between globe string lights and beautiful flower pots hanging from the fence When turned on, the mist not only cools the outdoor patio area, but it brings attention to the parklet as a visually stunning focal point. The overall vibe is a refreshing, relaxing atmosphere.

The “W’s” about a Restaurant Parklet Misting System

Who:
Koolfog Parklet Misting System

What:
An evaporative cooling system using high-pressure pump and pneumatic technology.

When:
Any time it’s too hot to enjoy an outdoor dining experience.

Where:
Parklet’s designed as outdoor dining spaces (previous parking spaces, repurposed during the pandemic).

Why:
Misting systems have always been a “go-to” as popular hospitality solutions to ensure guest comfort. With the ongoing pandemic, utilizing outdoor spaces has become a significant part of restaurants’ strategic Covid-19 response allowing for more “butts-in-seats” to affect the bottom line.

 

Whatever Did We Eat?

The Fix Restaurant has impeccable service and we were very well attended to while we perused the menu. To begin, we ordered Americano’s and Latte’s as we relaxed into our breakfast mode. The menu has a variety of interesting items to temp the taste buds, so we chose the following mouth-watering choices:

SMOKED SALMON BENEDICT
Poached eggs on English muffin, smoked salmon, grilled tomato, caper Hollandaise (one the side), sliced onions and fruit.

CLASSIC BREAKFAST
two eggs, choice of meat, side and toast

AVOCADO TOAST
poached eggs, fresh avocado spread, heirloom cherry tomatoes, sundried tomato pesto, micro greens on hand-cut multi-grain toast, choice of side

The artful plates delivered to our table were colorful in presentation and equally delicious. Looking about the patio parklet, brunchers were happily settled, chatting it up, while delving into their meals. They seemed comfortable, cool, and satiated.

By the time we finished our own delightful dishes, doors were beginning to open up for ready shoppers. The Fix Restaurant is located next to Sunny Days boutique and with the restaurant parklet misting system keeping the walkway cool, we couldn’t help but linger. A sunny day indeed.

2021 Home Improvement Trend: Patio Misters To Optimize Lifestyle Spaces

Patio misters, a previous mainstay in many dry climate areas, became a huge “must-have” in 2020 as outdoor retail, dining, exercise, and entertainment spaces became precious commodities. There has been a surge in the procurement and installation of misters at restaurants, parklets, gyms, even cosmetology schools whose instruction was moved outside. Patio misters have been attached to free-standing structures, tents, patios, loggias, terraces, and garden planters to offer respite from hot weather temperatures.

With the advent of Covid-19, many took inventory of their living and lifestyle situations while enduring the realities of isolation. Faced with working at home, playing at home, exercising at home, and entertaining at home, people began to fundamentally change their view of how they would prioritize the use of the space available to them. Home improvements, enhancements, and optimizing the use of outdoor spaces became investment opportunities for homeowners.

Selecting Premium Patio Misters
Patio Misters are considered high-pressure fog solutions for commercial and residential applications. Also referred to as “patio misting systems” and “cooling mist systems” the evaporative cooling technology produces fog by strict definition. Misting systems are designed appropriately to each target environment, which includes the misting pump, water treatment, controls and the distribution line and nozzles.

Koolfog specializes in designing and manufacturing patio misters that are customized to specific environments. With more than 30 years of experience in high-pressure evaporative cooling and special effects, Koolfog solutions are both effective and consistent. With optimum, long-lasting performance Koolfog patio misters can cool an expansive area by up to 35 degrees when designed for size, performance and automated control.

Patio Misters Add Value to Residential Homes
Residential owners invest a sizeable amount of their income to landscape and beautify their outdoor living spaces. Now more than ever, patios and decks are being designed as an extension of the family room, ideal for entertaining small gatherings, dining al fresco, exercise, reading, and homework. However, when seasonal temperatures rise, these activities can be subject to the elements making the environment uncomfortable or even unhealthy during a time when every bit of real estate matters.

According to Nicole Dibble, Realtor with Keller Williams Luxury, “Investing in patio misters adds value to your residence and enhances your lifestyle opportunities by improving upon your property. Much like adding a pool or solar to your home, the addition of patio misters is an enhancement that allows you to capitalize on using your living space. People and pets are cooled, the environment is enhanced and gardens are humidified to create an appealing outdoor oasis.”

With vaccines rolling out, society as a whole is looking to the future and looking forward to a post-pandemic sense of normalcy. As this crisis continues and evolves, however, it remains to be seen if we will be faced with cohabitating with the virus for some time to come. Therefore, patio misters will be a sought-after home enhancement to optimize living, working, and dining spaces and this trend will remain a focus from 2021 forward. Get ahead of the rush to install a custom patio mister and call Koolfog now!

Koolfog’s 2021 Seasonal Guide for Installation & Maintenance of Outdoor Misting Systems

This past year has been a whirlwind experience for everyone. Whether you stayed at home or ventured out for a bit of outdoor fun and food, thisoutdoor misting system palm desert pandemic crisis has taken us all for a ride. The ups and downs of closures and openings have affected everyone. Koolfog pivoted its resources to help as many clients and new customers as we could during last summer’s surge. While implementing CDC and OSHA guidelines to keep our employees and customers safe, we ran multiple crews to meet increasing outdoor misting system needs… and, it was barely enough. Our experienced and amazing team had a challenging time keeping up with the demand. We persevered as this testimonial from LG’s Steakhouse in La Quinta demonstrates. We’ve taken tremendous strides in addressing Koolfog response times and while we are hopeful about new vaccines and a return to “normal”, we anticipate more ups and downs before we can truly say that the COVID-19 is done for good. We are planning ahead and have implemented a seasonal strategy to help our outdoor misting system customers navigate what to expect.

Winter
Let’s begin with Winter expectations as we are in this season currently. Now is, actually, a great time to think about installing your outdoor misting system. If you think this is something you want in place for the onset of summer’s heat, you should definitely schedule a FREE estimate (link to contact) as soon as possible. We know this doesn’t seem like a priority and the weather isn’t necessarily suited for outside entertainment, however, planning ahead can set you up so you can get ahead of the spring rush.

Spring
With pandemic repercussions continuing to concern, Koolfog expects its own surge as the first signs of warmth begin to draw folks outside. Businesses will be looking at ramping up their service and space requirements and residents will be realizing how they wish to spend their time at home while riding things out. Our estimators and design team will be at the ready just as our field technicians begin our Spring Start-up Services.

For those businesses and homeowners with an existing outdoor misting system, now’s the time to bring them out of their winter hibernation. During a routine service call, our techs will:

• Reconnect your dormant mister system to its main power and water supply
• Inspect the system and nozzle integrity
• Replace misting nozzles that are not performing
• Perform an active run-thru to ensure that the system is misting the area optimally

Performing general maintenance on your outdoor misting system during spring is important because it extends the life of your misters and ensures that everything is fully functional when summer’s sizzling temperatures climb. To schedule a service call or if you require technical support, you can connect with our team here.

Summer
Summer at Koolfog is fast and furious and we have all cylinders firing! From our administrative support team to our local installers, everyone is going non-stop. This is our peak season when the weather is hot and folks want their outdoor misting systems working yesterday. In addition to our local clients, we also design and engineer high-pressure evaporative cooling and fogging solutions for greenhouses, theme parks, dust control, landscape water features and special effects. Every one of our clients deserves our utmost attention so we dedicate teams to the local market to meet all of your needs as quickly as possible so you can enjoy your outdoor time.

Fall
When it begins to cool down, most use their outdoor misting system less in anticipation of moving to indoor activities. Misting system maintenance and Koolfog’s Fall Shut-down & Maintenance service protects your misting system during the winter months when your system is inactive. Although you may be in an area where the days are still reasonably warm, just one night at low or freezing temperature can create cracks, bursts or leaks in your misting system’s pipes and components. Even without freezing, water sitting in the pipes can become stagnant and should be emptied when you aren’t using your misting system for a long time. Our Fall Shut-down & Maintenance service include these steps:

  • Run system to monitor operation
  • Disconnect the water supply
  • Perform multi-point inspection
  • Complete minor repairs and/or schedule for more extensive repairs
  • Air purge lines using compressed air
  • Replace water filters with dry & canister o-rings with new, for quick start-up in the Spring.
  • Change pump oil

Disconnect water/power and tag as winterized
Our team hopes that Koolfog’s 2021 Seasonal Guide for Installation & Maintenance of Outdoor Misting Systems will help you make your planning and decision making a little easier. We are here to assist you all year long. You can contact us for a FREE estimate or schedule a service appointment anytime! Click here to contact us.

Outdoor Dining Under the Misters!!

Just Installed!!

Enzo’s Restaurant, Rancho Mirage ,California

As one customer happily shared, “We ate on the patio and were pleasantly surprised by how cool it was. When we left, we discovered the temperature in the parking lot was 110 degrees.  We sure didn’t feel the heat under the misters.”

Enzo's Rancho Mirage

Enzo’s Rancho Mirage Misters

LG’s Prime Steakhouse Installs Koolfog Misting System To Create a Special Outdoor Dining Experience.

Let’s face it… a special night out during this COVID-Era can be a much-needed treat and a chance to capture the best of life’s moments in a shared meal.  In a quick pivot to respond to evolving Covid-19 mandates, LG’s Prime Steakhouse in La Quinta has installed a distinguished Koolfog outdoor patio misting system on their terrace to provide a comfortable, cool, environment for guests to celebrate an elegant outdoor dining experience.

outdoor patio misting system

According to Daniel Phelps, General Manager and a member of the LG family legacy, “Due to Covid-19, we have focused our reopening efforts on creating a comfortable patio environment and I would say that installing Koolfog’s misting system has been imperative to maintaining our business operations.  Our patio business has more than tripled and with repeat customers, we have the confidence that we can offer an optimal dining experience.“

Dining Under the Misters, we recommend this fan-favorite:

LG’s signature 30 oz. PRIME Bone-In Rib Eye paired with Rodney Strong Reserve Cabernet

Similar to its Palm Springs location, LG’s La Quinta patio has come to life with an open and airy atmosphere to match its sophisticated charm.   Shade umbrella’s and a robust outdoor patio misting system welcome guests al fresco to ensure a fresh culinary adventure.   Phelps says he is more than happy with the results attributed to Koolfog’s misting system.  “Koolfog has been fantastic.  They were responsive, very personable, and did a clean installation job.  The misting system coverage is phenomenal and serves every purpose we need them for.  We’ve had compliments from guests about how cool the terrace is despite our raging desert heat…in fact, I think our outdoor dining experience is pretty special right now.”

 


 

As family-owned and operated restaurants, LG’s La Quinta continues its impeccable reputation and is pleased to offer its full menu 5 pm-10 pm daily including its PRIME beef selections and award-winning wine list.  LG’s Prime Steakhouse has restaurants in Palm Springs and La Quinta. Located at the corner of one of the busiest intersections in the Coachella Valley, La Quinta’s LG’s Prime Steakhouse sits on the southeast corner of Highway 111 and Washington Street.  Please phone 760-771-9911 for inquiries and reservations.

For more information visit lgsprimesteakhouse.com.

 

Coachella Valley Special Event Cooling Solutions

Koolfog Planning and Event Specialists work with customers to provide the best temporary cooling solutions for parties, festivals, and special occasions.  We provide cooling solutions for outdoor spaces at private residences, restaurants, hotels, country clubs, large festival grounds, golf courses, concert venues, street fairs and the like. There are many facets to planning both large and small events including number of guest, traffic flow, menu selection, entertainment, safety concerns, etc. It is our goal for t our clients understand how things work and what they can expect to make for the smooth programming of their event.  If our team is not familiar with a particular venue, our special events team may request to review a location layout, design schemas or do an on-site visit to consult on a variety of misting solutions.

Koolfog misting solutions use high-pressure pump systems to emit a dry “fog” that evaporates without leaving an area wet.  However, the outside temperature and ambient humidity can be a factor in the optimum use of misting applications.  The tiny atomized droplets that are released from our mist and fog nozzles can cling to moisture in the atmosphere so the dry desert heat found in the Coachella Valley most of the year is a great setting to use misters.

Our portable evaporative misting fans are easy to use and provide approximately 20-30 square feet of atomized water vapor to beat the heat.  They can be placed in different spots around the perimeter of the action or placed in a pod to create a type of 360 degree cooling station. These fans do require connection to a hose from a potable water source.  Finding a safe drinking water source is extremely important as the fans release tiny droplets of water into the air  that can be inhaled and using recycled or compromised water that may cause illness. A power source must also be found to plug in each fan.  Our tech team will deliver the fans to your venue to set up with Koolfog hoses and extension cords.  As the fans are moveable, it is important to make sure any cords and hoses are not exposed.  A spaghetti web of hoses and electrical cords can be a safety issue and cause injury to a guest that might trip over them.  If water and power sources are not easily accessible or located near the heart of your party, we suggest you use some type of resource to tape them down, use cable grips, or cover any loose parts completely so that everyone remains safe.  Our team will also walk our clients through the operating procedures for the portable misting fans.  As these are commercial use products, we suggest that the fans are set back from any sound systems.  While our misting fans may be noisy…guests usually don’t complain as they can find a bit of respite from sizzling temperatures.

Event Misting Fan

Our tech team is also available to install temporary custom cooling solutions for tents, cabanas, shade structures, patios, and loggias. A temporary misting install provides a slightly different vibe than our Koolfog fans which can be placed at satellite locations.  Custom temporary misters are not mobile and do not oscillate.  However, this installation option can cool a greater area and when installed properly, a gazebo or vendor tent with our misters can create a cooling barrier or curtain of mist that really works well to knock out the heat. Misting lines can be attached to a structure in many different ways including a custom wrap, by zip ties, or support suspension line.   We also have misting rings that can be attached to columns and trees to add to the ambiance.   Misters and misting fans not only provide cooling, they also create awesome visual effects that can add to overall feel of the festivities.  Please don’t hesitate to call our office at 760-321-9203 for more information on how Koolfog misting fans and temporary misters can enhance your next event.

 

 

 

 

Patio Misters at “The Nest”

The Coachella Valley has long been a resort destination attracting those sun seekers drawn to fine weather and amenities during colder Winter months. As Summer’s blistering heat fades, the desert comes alive and just as birds fly South for Winter, the “Snowbirds” arrive.  Snowbirds is an, aptly applied, endearing term referring to visitors that return to the desert each year to celebrate a new season of camaraderie and the best of California desert lifestyle.   

Since 1965, Snowbirds and locals alike have flocked to The Nest to reminisce, make new memories and have a great time. Located in the heart of Indian Wells, The Nest has become a gathering place to come together for a fond welcome, amazing food, entertainment, and old-fashioned hospitality.  The Nest serves up colorful cocktails and a masterful menu set to a lively scene in a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Not just for dining and private banquets, the venue is a destination for live entertainment, dancing, and revelry.  Earning its reputation as hot spot to be and be seen, The Nest mixes vintage charm with sophisticated tastes to please a crowd.

It is not uncommon during evenings to see a line of eager guests waiting outside the restaurant and bar ready to enter this exciting venue. Tempting guests with its festive vibe and what is known to be a great time, The Nest can be seen from Highway 111 with passersby intrigued by the haze of the patio misters. 

Koolfog patio misters help restaurants keep guests comfortable while they eat by combating heat while adding to the overall ambiance.  People that wish to enjoy their meal on the terrace can enjoy the fresh air and enjoy an outdoor dining experience.  The Nest recently renovated their patio area with a new shade structure…the perfect place for a Koolfog patio misting system.  Misting line was installed around the perimeter of the structure with a new Gibson series misting pump discreetly set upon the roof.  The misting pump comes with a wireless key fob remote module to make turning the misters on and off easily.

Dine under the misters with your choice of menus:  The Nest Menu, Early Bird Menu, Happy Hour Menu, Wine Menu, Summer Specials Menu and a Gluten Free Menu!

 

Try a Family Recipe:

  • Chevapcici – Sausage Style Ground Beef with Bosnian Pita Bread and Relish

Savor Chef’s Favorite:

  • Parmesan Encrusted Sole, Penne, Artichokes, Asparagus, Tomato, Lemon Cream Sauce

Indulge in a decadent dessert:

  • Panna Cota of the Day

 

The Nest
75-188 Highway 111
Indian Wells, CA. 92210
760-346-2314     

www.gotothenest.com

 

Park Misting Systems Coachella Valley

Recently a good friend asked our Koolfog Customer Service Team what Coachella Valley public parks have park misting systems to keep kids and critters cool.  Our team not only admires great work found amongst our misting industry community, we provide new misting system installation, repair and service to existing misters, take care of fogscapes across our local desert cities. So we thought we’d share a few of our favorite finds.

 

Freedom Park, Palm Desert

Freedom Park offers 26 acres of outdoor fun.  Designed with a ode to American History, this expansive park welcomes its visitors with a ton of amenities to indulge in sports activities, picnicking, and play.  Like baseball? Softball? Soccer? or football? The fields await. Enjoy a game on the court? Try basketball, pickleball or volleyball.  Take a walk on the path that winds around the park or take advantage of some of the areas skate features and don’t forget to pack a basket of snacks to share under the shaded picnic shelters. There truly is something for everyone…including our furry family friends.   Freedom Park has a very popular dog park boasting a green grassy area with trees to give your dog an amazing outdoor experience.  It’s been reported that there are even “baggies, scoops, balls, water bowls, and rinsing station” to pamper your pets. Of course, we are partial to the playground area at Freedom Park.  There are kids jungle gyms, climbers, slides, swings and so much more to explore! In the middle of the park there is a very cool immersive play structure in the form of a ship.  Children can use their imagination to champion the large vessel on a sea of calm waves with a lovely plume of mist gently moving through the air.   The fog fountain is comprised of a set of misting pads that are set into the ground at the front of the ship to create a sense of movement while providing a real visual and tactile experience.

 

Fountain of Life, Cathedral City

As you leave Palm Springs via Highway 111, you can’t help but know you’ve arrived at the heart of Cathedral City when you spot the spectacular “Fountain of Life”.  While not, technically, a park misting system, this beautiful piece of public art definitely gives off a mist sensation and has become a wonderful gathering place to cool off and chill. Inspired by the nature and history of the desert the large stone and mosaic fountain incorporates symbols of the areas birth and growth while surrounded by sculptures of creatures found in the Coachella Valley such as turtles, fish, wildflowers, and big horn sheep.  The artwork is colorful and tells a vibrant story of Cathedral City’s roots.  Families can been seen hanging out under the waterfalls, climbing amidst the multi-level tiers or playing in the water sprays that form lovely mist clouds around the soft surface.  According to www.cathedralcity.gov, the The “Fountain of Life” ‘s “underground tank contains two 5.5 h.p. pumps with a capacity of 450 g.p.m. The pumps process the water through a manifold for distribution among nozzles for 32 separate fountain features. Each nozzle is adjusted for quantity and pressure, which affect the height of the sprays.”  The fountain has become the centerpiece for area civic activities, shopping, and dining as well as a local  fan favorite for beating the heat.

 

Civic Center Park, Palm Desert

 Perhaps one of the most beloved parks in the Coachella Valley, Civic Center Park, Palm Desert is a picturesque destination to celebrate nature as well as exercise the body and soul.  The 70 acre park is one of the largest in the area with duck filled ponds, artfully arranged walking paths, public art pieces for reflection and contemplation, and a rose garden to breathe in the fragrance of floral beauty.  Large palm trees dot the landscape and surround a large grassy knoll with a huge amphitheatre that hosts concerts and special events.  In addition to the many sports fields and courts, the park is home to Palm Desert Parks and Recreation facilities Community Center, Aquatic Center, and YMCA.  The adjacent Skate Park and Dog Park are situated across from the College of the Desert and accessible to the public.  The Dog Park features a grass area with two seating ramadas for dog owners to relax and take shade.   The ramadas have park misting systems and make for a great respite from the heat.  Misting systems can also be found on the Picnic Pavilions located near the children’s playgrounds.   We think Civic Center Park in Palm Desert is a special place to put on your “must visit” list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant Misters & Spritzers at Kitchen 86

Recently, our Koolfog Taste Team found itself checking out the local scene on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. As we all know, the desert heat can cause malaise and it’s been brutal this season.  To our delight, we saw our restaurant misters blazing full of fresh air, cooling patio guests at Kitchen 86 + Bar.  Taking this visual note as a sign, we stepped in for a bite…and stayed for a cocktail. 

Even with typical decreased tourism throughout the Coachella Valley in July, there was a wait for a table (another good sign) so we decided to sit at + Bar to see what, all, the buzz was about.

As we tried to decide what to order from their amazing “Modern Eclectic Small Plate” menu, we were intrigued with the colorful cocktails being served in front of us.  We began with one of our favorites, Prosecco with a serving of the Kitchen 86 Bread with wood fired garlic, extra virgin olive oil, herbs and pecorino.

drinks at Kitchen 86 palm desert

This mixologist we encountered not only poured superb drinks… he introduced our team to what seems to be the “it” summertime spirit: The Aperol Spritz.

Ultra-refreshing and light, this Italian inspired gift truly is the perfect summer beverage.   Served with equal parts Aperol, Prosecco and a splash of San Pelligrino sparkling water, it blissly bubbles as you sip in its sunshine.  The classic orange citrus garnish hints to the mandarin orange flavor of the Aperol and adds a delicious desert hue to the glass that some have liked to that of a “sunset over the Italian Riviera”. Grazie!

aperol spritz palm desert

Speaking of good things Italian, as we enjoyed our cocktails, we found the Kitchen 86 restaurant menu to have many Italian influenced dishes infused with local and organic ingredients.  Feeling well-nourished with our starter and aperitif in hand, we moved to the outdoor patio to dine under the misters.  Sitting under the cool mist, we comfortably ordered our main courses.  We shared an, especially, tasty lasagna as well as a mouth-watering chicken pesto sandwich.  

pesto sandwich kitchen 86

 

The evaporative nature of the misting system gave us a true break from the heat by decreasing the terrace’s ambient temperature, giving us a wonderful opportunity to eat while gazing upon one of the most beautiful streets in the world.  El Pawseo Drive sits within the heart of Palm Desert and features a world class hub for shopping, dining, and culture.  Art galleries as well as public art pieces dot the rue flush with posh designer boutiques, Euro-styled salons, a high-end cannabis dispensary, and a bevy of swanky gourmet experiences to entice the most distinguished epicureans.  The al fresco dining options are plenty and you can be sure to identify them easily by, of course, looking out for those misters!  Prego!

You can check out the ever-changing menu at www.kitchen-86.com . However, we suggest you don’t overlook the + Bar to bring a smile to your lips! Kitchen 86 + Bar is located at 73-130 El Paseo, Suite I, Palm Desert, California.