Meet Chef Marco - Q&A with The Man Behind Birba's Homemade Pasta

Our little Italian eatery has become well known and loved for its variety of handmade pastas - the Tagliatelle being a personal favorite of mine. The secret behind our beloved Tagliatelle is the man who makes it, Chef Marco Saba. He was born and raised in Italy, which means his passion for quality food and his straightforward, but jovial nature is pretty much a birthright.

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Local 622 @ BIRBA | May 2019 - Line-Up

MAY 2019, LINE-UP

5/2 -    The Adobe Collective (Psychedelic Folk)    The Adobe Collective is a musical project based in the Mojave desert of Southern California just outside of Joshua Tree. Following a crowdfunding campaign that fully paid for CD and vinyl copies of their self titled debut album, they appeared in many versatile live performance styles —from intimate duo acoustic performances at small local venues; to rowdy roadhouse band sets at the world famous Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace; all the way up to an 8-piece band on the main stage at the Joshua Tree Music festival.   Links:   https://www.facebook.com/TheAdobeCollective   https://www.theadobecollective.com

5/2 - The Adobe Collective (Psychedelic Folk)

The Adobe Collective is a musical project based in the Mojave desert of Southern California just outside of Joshua Tree. Following a crowdfunding campaign that fully paid for CD and vinyl copies of their self titled debut album, they appeared in many versatile live performance styles —from intimate duo acoustic performances at small local venues; to rowdy roadhouse band sets at the world famous Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace; all the way up to an 8-piece band on the main stage at the Joshua Tree Music festival.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/TheAdobeCollective
https://www.theadobecollective.com

5/9 - Ben Robinson

5/9 - Ben Robinson

5/16 -    Matthew Claborn    (Acoustic Americana, Folk, Soul)     Links :   https://www.facebook.com/matt.claborn.5

5/16 - Matthew Claborn (Acoustic Americana, Folk, Soul)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/matt.claborn.5

5/23 -    AnnaChristie    (Etherial Folk Rock)   Annachristie has had a long romance singing in the subways of NYC sharing her music with the transient city traveling relentlessly with a vigor for adventure that you can taste when she sings. She is a true minstrel looking to sing you a song on the way, a siren luring you to look at the ocean.    Links:    https://www.facebook.com/annachristiemusic/  Music:  annachristiesapphire.lnk.to/PictureOfYou

5/23 - AnnaChristie (Etherial Folk Rock)

Annachristie has had a long romance singing in the subways of NYC sharing her music with the transient city traveling relentlessly with a vigor for adventure that you can taste when she sings. She is a true minstrel looking to sing you a song on the way, a siren luring you to look at the ocean.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/annachristiemusic/
Music: annachristiesapphire.lnk.to/PictureOfYou

5/30 -    Black Market Jazz    (Smokey Jazz Trio)   Local feel good jazz trio.    Links:    https://www.facebook.com/blackmarketjazz

5/30 - Black Market Jazz (Smokey Jazz Trio)

Local feel good jazz trio.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/blackmarketjazz

The Bathroom Series featuring Abe Alvarez - Tostado w/ Q&A

n terms of “public” art spaces, bathrooms are traditionally overlooked, a missed opportunity for an artist and the public to have a shared experience. By offering this blank three-dimensional canvas our goal is to give the artist the opportunity for creative expression while we and the public at large get the opportunity to think differently about a space that is traditionally thought of as a solely utilitarian.

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A Look Into Birba's New Pasta Menu

Making pasta by hand is a time honored Italian tradition, one that is lost in most modern day households as it is so readily available and inexpensive to purchase.  In an effort to honor their Italian routes and pay homage to this tradition, Birba launched a new pasta menu a few weeks ago featuring a variety of hand made pasta dishes!  I had the pleasure of going into their kitchen and photographing a little bit of the process of how their ricotta and mint raviolis are made.  I've never been to Italy, but chatting with Joe, Birba's sous chef about life and our roots, as he rolled out the dough and formed each little square by hand, made me feel as if I was in Italy chatting with an old friend around the kitchen table.  You can truly taste the time, love and care that goes into each of these dishes.  For me, knowing that someone took the time to fill each of the raviolis on my plate individually, really made me sit down and not only taste but appreciate each of the components in the dish, out of respect for the food and for the person who made them!  Well?  What are you waiting for!  Head on over to Birba with some friends and try out a few (personally I love the raviolis and the pappardelle but they are all great!) xx sarah

F10 Supports the PS Animal Shelter!

This month F10 is super excited to support the Palm Springs Animal Shelter!  For the whole month of November proceeds of our vegan "PERFECT PITTie" pizza will go directly to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter! The PS Animal Shelter is the only municipal no-kill animal shelter in the Coachella Valley, in a town that is so animal friendly we think it's incredibly important to show our support, raise awareness, and give back to establishments that share in our same values and protect our furry friends.  The shelter cares for between 400-600 animals every day, and depends on donations to continue to be there for the animals that depend on them.  All you need to do is stop in, enjoy a PERFECT PITTie pizza and grab some cocktails with friends! What else could be better than that?

More info at www.psanimalshelter.org
Volunteer at www.psanimalshelter.org/volunteer

Happy Friday! - F10 Updates!!

Happy Friday folks!  There is something so exhilarating about the start of a new weekend, 2 full days of freedom!  YIPPEE!!!!
 
I have a few fun updates for you all regarding F10 happenings!

If you haven't been to Birba lately, we have new menus!! High quality with a great artisanal feel to them!  Not only are the menus new, but there are a few new items on the menu too!  We have some great seasonal dishes right now including the squash blossom and pancetta pappardelle, one of my personal faves!  

You also may have seen a few new faces on the property, formal introductions to come soon but someone who I am very excited about working with is our new resident mixologist and beverage director straight from New Zealand, Steen!  Steen will be helping to create new cocktail menus for our restaurants as well as help create some fun recipes to share with you all on the blog!  Be on the look out for a full feature with Steen soon!

If you haven't noticed, the Alcazar has been looking mighty relaxing lately!  I sat down with Robert Hunt, the hotel's GM a few weeks ago for a fun interview which you can read here!  We are also running a few AHHHmazing deals at the hotel right now which you can see here! Including the 1-2-3 or Blue Skies, both offering specials for a 3 night stay!  Perfect for a staycation or extending your vacay into the week!

And last but certainly not least, Mr. Lyon's!!  Click Here to see what you can expect to feast on at the newest addition to the F10 line up.  I am incredibly excited about having fritto misto back in my life and about trying POTTED RILLETTES (wild boar, duck confit, wild salmon) -- and pretty much every.single.one of the side dishes.

That about covers it!! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! Don't forget to check back for more updates and another Coachella Essentials Guide!! xo sarah

Caxton - LOCAL 622 @ Birba

Musically, I'd say we're mostly inspired by the artists we grew up listening to (classic rock, punk, jazz, etc). Lyrically, we draw from stories in pop culture, social issues, and personal experience. We share a lot of the same influences but we also have such diverse tastes and interests that I think explain our eclectic sound.

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