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Tastes

  • 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 […]
  • Cake Tahoe | Sweetness through and through

    By Nicole Cheslock on July 9, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock  ·   Owner Johanna Lasseter-Curtis with a happy customer. Johanna Lasseter-Curtis will tell you that her favorite cupcake at Cake Tahoe is the gluten-free vanilla bean made with Madagascar Vanilla and vanilla bean paste. After sampling her way through San Francisco cupcake shops, she says that she knows that when there is a really good vanilla cupcake, chances […]
  • Pizza, nightlife at Lakeside Pizza

    By Jenn Sheridan on July 2, 2014
    By Jenn Sheridan  ·   Cutline: The Thai chicken pizza is a nice break from the typical pizza flavor. Wash it down with a Lowlife Lager.  · Whether you’re looking for a tasty meal with a lakefront view, a place to watch the game with some friends or a rowdy spot to dance the night away, Lakeside Pizza has got […]
  • Tahoe Mountain Brewing

    By Katherine Hill on June 25, 2014
    By Katherine E. Hill ·  Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. has become Tahoe City’s local pub since it opened in 2012 brewing craft beers and serving good eats on the North Shore. Since then, they’ve expanded their operations with The Bottle Shop in Truckee offering more than 300 beers, meads and ciders from around the world, and The Brewery tasting room, […]