The Palm Springs gastronomical scene is always evolving. While many restaurants are tried and true favorites, never to go out of style, some of the newer entries deserve your attention, too! Below is a partial guide to some of the newer hot spots to fit into your Palm Springs dining rotation.

With its decor as an ode to the midcentury modern influence of the area, the Pink Cabana was decorated by none other than Martyn Lawrence Bullard, designer to the stars. Executive chef Jason Niederkorn has an extensive background in both French and Mediterranean cuisine, crafting a delightful fusion of the two on his menu. Among his vocal fans are Conde Nast Traveler, L.A. Times and Forbes. Be sure to begin your dining experience with a handcrafted cocktail.

And because Palm Springs is not all about haute cuisine, try some next level breakfast comfort food at Wilma & Frieda. Who could turn down home-made pop tarts and biscuits? And there’s so much more. How about a churro waffle or banana caramel or blueberry custard French toast? It’s simply understood that all of their egg dishes and specialties are absolutely divine. All of this served in a comfortable atmosphere with a contagious smile. Serving dinner now, as well.

For a little bit of everything all wrapped up into one convenient restaurant and location (the old 1930s built La Plaza Center) you must make Grand Central Palm Springs a “must do” on your next Palm Springs adventure. Currently existing as a coffee bar, breakfast joint, lunch destination, happy hour hangout, and even an event venue, it is thisclose to opening for dinner, too. Whew! A few of its magical upscale comfort dishes include grilled cheese with rosemary caramelized onions, white cheddar, and gruyere on toasted brioche and the Desmond Burger, wrapped in prosciutto, beefsteak tomato and basil mayo on a brioche bun.