This last weekend I was in Palm Desert for my dad’s 75th birthday party, so besides lots of great food and fun I visited the famous Shield’s Date Garden. It was my second time there, the establishment is best described as old school, and that is what makes it a must when I am in the La Quinta area. It has been around since 1924, and they have kept it the same, the signage and colors of the front grab your attention from blocks away. Their dates are very famous and they also happen to have a cafe that is the best breakfast spot in town… so, ya. that is why this place rocks! If you go, do not leave with out buying a date crystal milkshake, or else.