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A sampler of the places that will have you drooling during Palm Springs restaurant week

Hungry for something different? Palm Springs restaurant week is on right now

If you're traveling to Palm Springs this week, come hungry. Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, which means you can enjoy a three-course meal for $26 or $38 per person.

Restaurant weeks are a great excuse to be more adventurous about dining without spending a fortune. More than 90 restaurants in the Coachella Valley are offering restaurant week options this year. You'll find menus on the event's website, which filter by price.

One-off places such as the hip CitronEssence in Desert Hot Springs and Tinto at the Saguaro Hotel are participating as well as well-known brands such as Roy's Hawaiian Fusion and Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Some examples of what main course choices you can expect for $26:

--Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro at the Hyatt Palm Springs is serving pan-roasted cod, grilled flat-iron steak, herb-roasted breast of chicken or porcini crimini and button mushroom risotto.

--Si Bon offers diners the choice of stuffed sole with lobster, Chimay braised Angus short ribs, chicken wienerschnitzel with farfalle pasta and veal scallopini with porcini mushrooms.

--The Nest is featuring Cajun pork chop, slow braised pot roast, grilled or blackened salmon, Parmesan-encrusted sole or chicken piccata.

Reservations are recommended; you can make them on OpenTable on the restaurant week website. Palm Springs restaurant week runs through Sunday.

Info: 2015 Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

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