Monday, July 13, 2009

Bit of Country

One of the felicities of Palm Springs is that half the land in the 40,000 person town is owned by the Cahuilla Indian tribe, and most of that real estate is still undeveloped desert.

Another charming aspect of Palm Springs is that many of its treasures are hiding in plain sight, such as the breakfast and lunch spot "Bit of Country" on Indian Canyon Boulevard downtown.

Even with the recent addition of psychedelic murals on its outside walls, the place isn't all that inviting to a stranger...

...but the authentic old diner has good, inexpensive food, cool waiters and waitresses straight out of "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"...

...and a feeling of small town homeyness that's unmistakable.

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