Where to Eat: Palm Springs
Cheeky's: Okay, so the lines for this breakfast place can get insane on weekends, but that's only because people know what's up—Cheeky's is insanely delicious. The menu changes weekly, but the waffles and chilaquiles are always good bets. The drinks are notable, too, because Cheeky's makes their own agua frescas and açai smoothies; we're partial to the white peach mimosas, though. Oh, and there's a bacon flight. Try the bacon flight.
King's Highway: You'll totally feel like you've time-traveled back to the coolest part of the 60s from the moment you step into this restaurant located in the Ace Hotel. The food, though, is decidedly modern and elevated, even if King's Highway is supposed to be modeled on a roadside diner. This means you can chow down on an incredible fried chicken sandwich, featuring avocado, refried beans, an herb salad, and the crunchiest buttermilk-fried chicken you've ever tasted. You can also get the excellent Desert Highway burger, which is everything In 'n' Out wishes it was, but really isn't. (Sorry, In 'n' Out fans, but it's true.)
Peninsula Bakery: Craving something sweet while in Palm Springs? Stop by this hidden gem of a bakery, which has some of the best, flakiest croissants we've encountered.
Birba: Owned by the same team behind Cheeky's, Birba offers Italian fare, from meatballs and pasta to dishes like roasted chicken. The thing to make sure not to miss, though, is the excellent pizza. We're partial to the Braised Greens and the Roma Roma, which comes with romesco sauce, gorgonzola, and brussels sprouts. Pair it with a super-refreshing Hello Nancy, made up of vodka, lemon, grapefruit, elderflower liqueur, and soda.