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Babe's BBQ @ Rancho Mirage

 Happy New Year to you!  I am back in the sealaura office planning and dreaming of all the places to take you this year.  On New Year's Day B and I headed to the desert.  Have you noticed how I just can't get enough of this place?  After a fabulous massage in Palm Springs we headed to Rancho Mirage and decided to try Babe's Bar-B-Que, Grill and Brewhouse
 Rancho Mirage is a small resort town right down the road from Palm Springs. We were here for a little post-holiday rehabilitation because soon it will be back to work and that weekday treadmill of life.
 But before then, we had one of the most fabulous meals I have ever had (seriously!).  I am not a big meat eater, and have recently been on the BBQ train since my Alaskan born, Texas raised boyfriend is a fan to say the least.  I do have to credit him to also for introducing me to sweet potatoes, remember the Sweet Potato Pear pie we had for Thanksgiving?  Well we shared the BIG  BAR-B-QUE COMBO and let me tell you it was plenty!!  I could have gone swimming in that walnut (and honey butter shhh!) stuffed yam.  It was amazing, the kind of dish you want to savor slowly because it is sooo good.  I really liked the menu at Babe's because it was simple and no fuss, just a few dishes and some fab cocktails. 
 Speaking of cocktails,  I had the spicy mango margarita and B had the beer sampler.   This was hands down one of the best margaritas I've ever had.  And I have had many, you know, I do it for you dahlings, so you know where to vacation ...
Oh and in case you were wondering, it does get quite chilly in the desert this time of year. Once that sun starts to set, you better have yourself a jacket and gloves or else you are in trouble.   I hope you consider making a trip out to the desert when you visit SoCal because there is truly so much to see and do out here. 
Where do you like to go, for a little rehab?


Completely Coastal said...

Oh, I'd love to visit!!! Happy New Years, Laura!!!!

maría cecilia said...

Gracias Laura, deseando para ti y familia un feliz y amoroso año 2011, pleno en bendiciones y salud.
Lindo tu blog!!!
abrazos desde Chile
maria cecilia

Style Odyssey said...

Your idea of "rehab" is fab!

The BBQ meals looks so good. I'm not a huge meat-eater either, but I cannot resist a good barbeque!

While living in the islands, I routinely went to south Florida for a little rehab time (in fact, we actually called it "rehab"). I don't have anywhere I escape to now. I guess I haven't been in Charleston long enough to need it yet.


anita said...

mercy...you had me at "massage"..and then those ribs and marquarita!!

what a great start to a new year:)

drollgirl said...

i love how you get out and go on so many trips!!! i am trying to do more of that! there is so much to do and see, and making time for it is important!

and delicious food, drink and a fab boyfriend make it all better!

happy new year to ya! :)

Ms. Givens said...

I want to see True Grit.
I did not know that about Zappos. My best friend loves Zappos.
I need some REHAB after my 11 days off. Was way too busy. I am a creature of habit and I like my routine.
Will post pictures tomorrow.
Good to see you!

Ms. Givens said...

Hey, whats up with that Longhorn hat?

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Looks heavenly, Laura - I can smell those ribs cooking right now....mmmm, mmmm, good!

Tess said...

Oh yum. I'm there! Happy New Year Laura!! Looking forward to more beachy posts this year.

Love of the Sea said...

Wow - looks great!!! And I love the desert and Rancho Mirage. Everything looks so perfect out there (at least the part I saw)!

Desert Dreaming said...

Laura...I'm a new follower of your beautiful blog...

Wow, what a great post...and such a beautiful place. Your writing a pictures are so detailed, makes one think they were there also. Thank you for sharing.

Happy New Year! Looking forward to following you throughout the new year.