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  • Fat Cat Bar & Grill

    By Priya Hutner on September 24, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Fat Cat Café in Tahoe City ·  Thai Lettuce Wrap with tofu It’s nearly fall in Tahoe City and the streets and shops buzz with activity. I breeze into Fat Cat Bar & Grill to check out the food. I arrive after a busy lunch hour and before the dinner hour starts. There are a few […]
  • Wines for the fall

    By Lou Phillips on September 24, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Insert your favorite lengthy autumn word-picture here. I’m saving my space allotment to talk about wines that brighten our change of season. With the whites, we could go to rice-aged Chardonnays and spicy Gewurztraminers, but let’s save those for winter. We are going to look at – and drink – Viogniers, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blancs. […]
  • Rubs

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on September 24, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Wow, have I gotten a lot of comments on steaks this last week and the seasoning article hadn’t even hit the stands yet. Most of the talk was about flavoring a steak and by the time you get to read this article, you will have already read the article on the timing of seasoning […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on September 24, 2014
    Courtesy NTBA ·  Passport to Dining returns North Tahoe’s Passport to Dining returns on Nov. 13 with nearly 40 tasting stations from local restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and distilleries, as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $35 per person. Proceeds benefit the North Tahoe Business Association. For more information, visit northtahoebusiness.org/passport-to-dining. Ritz-Carlton hosts epicurean dinner The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, […]
  • Spindleshanks delights at new location

    By Priya Hutner on September 17, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Grand Reopening Sept. 28 | 3 p.m. $25 | $10 kids Spindleshanks American Bistro and Bar has recently relocated from its former Tahoe Vista locale to its new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course. I arrived at the large log cabin building to sample the food on the cusp of breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is […]
  • Wines that age

    By Lou Phillips on September 17, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Thanks to all for the comments and questions I received from the last column. Keep them coming. Two of the most popular questions have been about what makes wines that age well and how to start and maintain a wine collection. We will look at the first topic here, which will be a good set up […]
  • Seasoning steaks

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on September 17, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Seasoning steaks sounds pretty simple and straight forward, right? Well, it is – sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper and cook for … how long? Although it is how long into the cooking process to season the steak that generates most of the controversy, even sprinkling the steak with salt and pepper is […]
  • Tasty pizza at Steamers

    By Priya Hutner on September 10, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Cheese pizza .  I am on the search for pizza again. It is an unusually rainy day when I drive to Kings Beach. My first choice of pizza places is closed, so I drive down the road to Steamers on the Beach, known for its hand-thrown pizza and calzones. I slide into a booth. The restaurant […]
  • Top reasons to decant wine

    By Lou Phillips on September 10, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·   OK, so I wasn’t completely focused during my humanities classes. I don’t remember the reason for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, but I’d bet that a big part of it is that it’s just plain fun. Although I have no evidence of this other than my own experiences and conversations with other wine lovers, I do […]
  • Choosing the right cut of steak

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on September 10, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  After talking about knives for a couple of weeks (I’ve gotten some more questions and I’ll e-mail some thoughts on those directly to you), it’s time to get back to food. Summer is quickly coming to a close, but grilling season, however, still has a long way to go. This article isn’t necessarily just […]