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  • 1882 Bar & Grill on the Truckee River

    By Priya Hutner on January 14, 2015
    By Priya Hutner   The bar at 1882 Bar & Grill. I recently had the pleasure of eating at Truckee’s newest restaurant, the 1882 Bar & Grill, located at The River Street Inn. Innkeepers Matt and Wendy Brown were ready for a new venture and recognized that their riverfront property would be an ideal location for a place to eat. […]
  • Stellar wines at River Grill

    By Lou Phillips on January 14, 2015
    By Lou Phillips   The River Grill Across from Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City lies the River Grill, where an up-and-coming wine program matches its seasonal food menu. In warmer months, there is great al-fresco dining on the deck. Inside, you will find an inviting bar and dining area offering serene views of the Truckee River. A great way of […]
  • Basic soups

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on January 14, 2015
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith   Now that the holidays are over and we are all essentially trying to get back to a somewhat normal schedule, one of the biggest areas we concentrate on is our eating habits. Over the holidays, there is one basic truth and that is that all of our eating habits and schedules are thrown so […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on January 14, 2015
    Chris Bartkowski | Northstar California Mountain dinners offered at Northstar Northstar will hose a series of Mountain Table Dinners featuring locally sourced ingredients paired with wine varietals from several wineries. Each dinner takes place at the Zephyr Lodge with proceeds benefitting local nonprofits. The cost is $120 per dinner or $795 for the series. Dinners will be held on Jan. […]
  • Tahoe Trail Bar offers natural energy bar

    By Priya Hutner on December 30, 2014
    By Priya Hutner   Tahoe Trail Bar is an all-natural, high-energy bar that is vegan and gluten free.  |  Courtesy Tahoe Trail Bar   The business of protein and high-energy bars is crowded one. There are hundreds of trail bars, power bars and protein bars on the market, there is even a bar made with crickets for additional protein. Bars […]
  • Your passport to affordable wines

    By Lou Phillips on December 30, 2014
    By Lou Phillips   Shelly Fadness and Patty McCaffery pouring the 2012 Estancia cab.   What would you do if there was a local event with creative specialties from local food wizards matched with wines from the world over? What if this Bacchanal cost as little as $35 per person and benefitted local causes? You’d go, of course. Passport to […]
  • Using holiday leftovers

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on December 30, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty”     I’m not quite sure why it is, but have you ever noticed how there are a lot of people that look forward to leftovers more than the main meal? Growing up, we were all excited for the holiday turkey dinner. It meant real mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, stuffing, seconds and sometimes even thirds. The […]
  • Six Peaks Grille: A hidden gem

    By Priya Hutner on December 17, 2014
    Elegant, delicious and fabulous are the three words that come to mind after dining at the Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The sparkling white twinkle lights illuminated in the dining room created a magical ambience. Our server, Andrea Papaleo, suggested we try the Drunken Crantini prepared by Tamaneaka “Tam” French, the Grille’s Liquid Chef and creator […]
  • Holiday gift wines

    By Lou Phillips on December 17, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  A rare, 1 liter of 2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Elisa Chapman at Uncorked in Tahoe City with the NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne. It is gift-giving season. The time when wine writers are supposed to wax poetically about new gadgets for removing corks, or the newest edition of this or that wine bible. Poppycock, what your […]
  • Sugar Cookies

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on December 17, 2014
    by Chef David “Smitty” Smith · I knew that this article is for the Christmas edition, so I wanted to write about some kind of Christmassy food. The problem was that as I went down the list, I couldn’t think of anything I hadn’t already written about: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy (probably more than once), mashed potatoes, green bean […]