Happy Hour: The Nest
Indio, California: I spent My Morning driving
to Palm Springs to take my Jeep for her first-ever servicing.
Forget the usual lube, oil, filter. That's too easy. Cars today go in for
software updates. I kid you not.
Just after receiving
the new Jeep, I did a software update myownself by downloading the new
software onto a flash drive and put the flash drive into the car's USB port (can
you even imagine such a thing???) - and bingo, bango, bongo - it was up
Since we have been in Indio there has been a safety recall on the lift hatch,
plus the car now has 5000 miles on the odometer... so I decided to take it to
the local dealership for the recall repair and a lube, oil, filter... and of
course, new software updates. Yes, that is me, cruising the desert is a
very-not-snazzy Dodge Dart loaner car.
Further updates as they happen.
Tonight we decided to celebrate Happy Hour Tuesday at
The Nest (on Highway
111) in Indian Wells. This place is a destination. Local hangout. Infamous for
trysts, cougars (the non-feline variety), stylish elderly gentlemen cutting the
rug with much-younger companions, Bentleys and Maseratis in the parking lot and
long lines on weekend evenings. If the walls could talk.
The restaurant has two sections - the bar, bar alcove and dance floor, and a
separate formal dining room. We stayed in the bar, went early and left just as
the diner-crowd was filing-in. During Happy Hour (4-6p daily) every item on the
Bar Menu is $7.
Everything. Burgers, salads, entrees, snacks, pasta. Between 4:30-5:30p, The
Nest offer a three-course meal in the dining room for only $21.
Caprese Salad: Burrata cheese on Heirloom tomatoes, with basil and balsamic
Cabbage rolls stuffed with beef, on mashed potatoes - and veggies.
The owners Mother comes into the restaurant every day to make the cabbage rolls!
Juicy, meaty and crispy - most excellent Buffalo Wings
This is a place you need to visit with more than two people. So
much to try - nearly 30 items on the bar menu. Everything we tried was very good
and our server was very attentive, friendly and helpful. If you are in the area,
visit The Nest for a cocktail, Happy Hour or dinner. It is fun!
NOTES: good air conditioning and good music from the sound system (DJ/band do
not start until 6:30p). Generous pours. Free parking and valet also available. I
suggest you make a reservation. And dress up - they have a "desert casual" dress
code and ask men to wear a collared shirt.
75-188 Highway 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Reservations also available via
We arrived back to our little campsite to enjoy another pretty
pink desert sunset.
Until my next update, I remain, your nested correspondent.
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Motorcoach Country Club
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