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Tastes

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Eclectic world cuisine at 22 Bistro

    By Priya Hutner on September 3, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Alaskan Halibut, one of 22 Bistro’s signature dishes The 22 Bistro is clearly unique. The atmosphere is casual and elegant, but the food is anything but casual. Chef Scott Taucher chats about food: “I love spicy, eclectic world cuisine.” “We use local sustainable products whenever possible,” he explains. The restaurant purchases from The Tahoe Food Hub […]
  • Farm to Table celebrates summer’s bounty

    By Jenn Sheridan on August 27, 2014
    By Jenn Sheridan  ·   Photos courtesy Squaw Valley  · Farm to table dinners have been growing in popularity and for good reason. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other members of the community, often in a beautiful setting while enjoying some of the region’s best meat and produce sourced from local farms and ranches. I recently enjoyed a dinner […]
  • Electric Blue Elephant: Vegan kitchen on wheels

    By Priya Hutner on August 20, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·    Rich Sheldon, owner of Electric Blue Elephant ·    The Incline Village-based Electric Blue Elephant is always on the move. So, I went on a quest to seek them out. Summer for this eclectic mobile kitchen is a busy time. I found them under the Keystone Bridge in Reno. Owner Rich Sheldon is set up […]
  •  Moe’s Original Bar B Que

    By Tim Hauserman on August 13, 2014
    By Tim Hauserman ·  For several months as I walked along the lake in Tahoe City, I’ve been noticing a coming soon banner for Moe’s Original Bar B Que. It’s always exciting to see a new restaurant come to our little town, but especially when it sits in the same location as the once popular Lakehouse Pizza and equally popular […]
  • Traditional Mexican fare at El Toro Bravo

    By Priya Hutner on August 6, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  The Super Burrito lives up to its name ·  The bar at El Toro Bravo buzzes with activity. Trini, a 14-year veteran of the restaurant, dances behind the bar mixing up fresh Margarita’s and serving cold beers to regulars who have arrived in a steady stream. There’s not an empty stool in the bar area and […]
  • Indian-inspired cuisine at Spice

    By Priya Hutner on July 30, 2014
    By Priya Hutner  ·   Co-owner Christa Finn  · Spice is not a traditional Indian Restaurant, but unquestionably Indian inspired. A fan of Indian food, the aroma of curry stirs my senses and the curry and Naan are plentiful. “Our vision has evolved since we first opened and so has our food. We serve fresh, delicious food at affordable prices,” […]
  • Whole Treats Bakery has loyal following

    By Priya Hutner on July 23, 2014
    By Priya Hutner  ·   Whole Treats Bakery is a delightful and charming café. The aroma of fresh-brewed coffee fills the air. The house blend is an organic Ethiopian, roasted locally and offers a smooth, robust flavor. The display case features a wide variety of muffins, cupcakes and cookies that beg to be sampled. The Turtle Brownies catch my chocolate-loving […]
  • Rubicon Pizza at Northstar Village

    By Priya Hutner on July 16, 2014
    By Priya Hutner  ·     General manager Clarissa Savitsky recommends the Fire Roasted Medley Pizza  · “Gourmet Pizza with Altitude” is Rubicon Pizza’s mantra. And, who doesn’t like pizza? Some of us like our crust thin and crispy, while others lean toward the thick and doughy. Always on the lookout for a satisfying piece of pizza, I ventured out […]