Homemade turkey burger – Cheeky’s

Homemade turkey burger - Cheeky's
With avocado, turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese on a brioche bun, served with fries. $11
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA

I’m not usually a fan of turkey burgers because they have a tendency to dry out, but this burger was nice and juicy. And I can’t get enough of their fries, probably because I’m trying to cut down on (greasy) carbs so they’re a nice treat!

Waters - Cheeky's

Waters. We put our paper napkin rings on the glassware, hehe!

Large rock formations, Joshua Tree National Park
Large rock formations, Joshua Tree National Park.

Grass fed burger – Cheeky’s

Grass fed burger - Cheeky's
With bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun, served with pesto fries. $11
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA

Mmm, this was delicious! The burger patty was juicy and tender and I love their bacon at Cheeky’s. The pesto fries were a little greasy but they had so much flavor that it was easily forgiven.

Condiments - Cheeky's

Condiments.

Forever Marilyn by Seward Johnson

“Forever Marilyn” sculpture by Seward Johnson.

Tangerine wheat ale – Cheeky’s

Tangerine wheat ale - Cheeky's

A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle hops. ABV 5.0%. $4
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA

As you may know, I’m not a huge beer drinker but this was really tasty and refreshing! The tangerine flavor wasn’t overpowering, but it added just enough brightness to make things interesting. Yum!

Silverware - Cheeky's

Napkin ring with silverware.

Red cactus flowers (Cactaceae)

Red cactus flowers (Cactaceae) at the Joshua Tree National Park visitors center.

Breakfast cocktails – Cheeky’s

Spicy bloody mary Cheeky's

Spicy bloody mary garnished with pickled vegetables and lemon. $8
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA

Wow, this drink was a meal! I loved the boot-shaped glass that it came in and they give you plenty of pickled veggies.

Blood orange mimosa Cheeky's

Fresh blood orange mimosa. $11
I loved the color of this mimosa. I just wish that it has a more intense blood orange flavor. It tasted a little bland.

Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs – Cheeky’s

Project 365: Day 11

Ok, so I’ve failed! I didn’t get this post out yesterday, but you know what? I’m still gonna move forward with my Project 365. We ended up partying a little too hard at Toucan’s last night so I completely forgot to post this, but I’ve noticed that some people post on a weekly basis. At least I’m only a day late.

We had a pretty full day yesterday. Had brunch at Cheeky’s, then went shopping at the Cabazon outlets (bought a couple cute t-shirts), had tacos at Crazy Coyote tacos, then happy hour drinks and food at The Tropicale, then more drinks and played trivia at Toucan’s. The last couple times I’ve been at Toucan’s, I’ve run into old friends. Previously it was old Seattle friends who now live in Los Angeles, and last night I ran into MT from San Francisco. Fun! He seemed very happy!

Palm Springs weekends always fly by way too quickly!  😦

Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs Cheeky's

Fried tortilla chips in a sauce made with homemade chorizo, tomatillo, sliced red onions, queso fresco and cilantro. $10. Scrambled eggs $2 extra.
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA

Cheeky’s is currently my favorite brunch spot in Palm Springs. Next time we’re down, we’re gonna try Jake’s next door. I must say that I’m not very impressed with the overall food scene in Palm Springs, but the food at Cheeky’s is consistently good. The service is friendly and there’s always great people watching. And I LOVE their bacon flight (post to come). The chilaquiles were pretty good. I liked the chorizo and the tomatillo was a nice surprise. I’m used to chilaquiles having a red sauce. Overall, the plate was bright and fresh. Just want I needed after the previous day’s debacle at Pinocchio. My only complaint is that some of the tortilla chips were very over-fried.

Water Cheeky's

Water.