Nope, not getting married. Not even engaged (not complaining). This weekend, in effort to avoid the rain, the mud, and the shitty drivers of LA/SGV, I fled my suburban life (AKA my parents' house) for the desert to hit up one of my new favorite spots: Shields Date Gardens.
If you happen to make your way to this hidden gem, I highly recommend ordering the Shields Date Pancakes (if you're on the go, swoop up a date milkshake instead). It's a can't go wrong, no nonsense, syrup optional kind of dish, which I actually really appreciate because one of my biggest pet peeves is getting syrup in my hair. Lastly, don't let the look of a date deter you from trying it. I mean, I always thought dates resembled those huge brown cockroaches with wings that I saw plenty of in the Philippines, but look at me now. I just can't get enough.
Shields Date Gardens
80225 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201