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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

92262, Palm Springs

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Lunch at Cheeky's

Dear ——–,

Sue did her restaurant research and directed us to Cheeky’s in Palm Springs, after reading about it in the Washington Post. How can you go wrong with a place that offers a flight of bacon that includes applewood-smoked, thick-cut and jalapeno varieties? My heirloom tomato sandwich — which came with egg, arugula and bacon — disappeared quickly. I washed it down with a perfect watermelon mint aqua fresca. We had a good time introducing Bryan’s parents to a couple of new tastes on their trip: they spread pungent aioli on their sandwiches for the first time at Cheeky’s and tried their first crisp, savory carnitas at El Mirasol. We celebrated his parents’ anniversary at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, where we each had our own petite fillet drizzled with butter. A waiter came over to wish them happy anniversary. He asked in disbelief: “Forty years? To the same person?!”

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Author: postmarkhere

I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

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