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  • Zia Lina

    By Nicole Cheslock on April 9, 2014
    Burrata with a Balsamic Reduction on top of Mixed Greens and Charred Bread. · Warmth radiates from Tahoe City’s Zia Lina where white lights are strung from points across the ceiling and you immediately see the open the kitchen and horseshoe-shaped bar upon entering. With new ownership, the menu at Zia Lina has evolved under the care of Suzanne Nguyen, […]
  • Starting a Wine Tasting Group

    By Barbara Keck on April 9, 2014
    Summer is just around the corner, and with it many new wines from the 2013 vintage and earlier will be released. It’ll break most people’s budget to buy all the wines you might like to taste, so the obvious answer is: Start a wine tasting group. Ryan Messer, contributor to Washington Wine Report, wrote a blog post with lots of […]
  • Easter Ham

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on April 9, 2014
    Incredible. I woke up this morning, turned on my computer to write this article and realized; Wow, I must need another cup of coffee. Did I sleep through a month or so of winter? The way this winter went, I don’t think I needed to hibernate for even a week. Well, there was that one cold week early in the […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on April 9, 2014
    Enjoy Local Mondays at West Shore Café West Shore Café is offering half-priced Local Mondays through April 14 starting at 5 p.m. Selections range from a duo of Ahi Tuna, to a pan-seared Filet of Beef, to a simple West Shore burger. All appetizers and entrees will be served as they would be every other day of the week, but […]
  • Smart’s Wagon Trail Coffee Shop

    By Nicole Cheslock on March 26, 2014
    Fresh Spinach Scramble with Buttermilk Biscuits · Located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, Smart’s Wagon Trail Coffee Shop is definitely a place to eat with children who will adore the moving train overhead and the Little Dippers, mini pancakes made especially for small fingers and dipping (no utensils needed). Opened in 1947, the family owned and managed restaurant […]
  • Greens, Eggs & Bacon

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on March 26, 2014
    I think that I need to set the stage for this one a little before giving you the recipe. So, there I was on my way to Reno after finishing my article and sending it into the paper. Yes, you read that right; I had already written my article and needed to pick up some vacuum sealing bags for the […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on March 26, 2014
    Learn about history of Chocolate UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents “Chocolate: Heritage of the Americas” on April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences with Dr. Louis Grivetti of UC Davis Department of Nutrition featuring samples of American Heritage Chocolate made with authentic ingredients from the 17th Century. This presentation will cover the geographical […]
  • Exceptional rosés

    By Barbara Keck on March 26, 2014
    Emilie Penaranda of Chateau de Saint-Martin · To misquote Gertrude Stein, “A Rosé is a Rosé is a Rosé,” except, of course, when it is a Rosé from Provence in which event it is an exceptionally drinkable and well-priced Rosé. That was my recent experience tasting Rosés from Provence at a tasting in San Francisco where 21 producers showcased their […]
  • Morgan’s Lobster Shack

    By Nicole Cheslock on March 12, 2014
    Lobster Grilled Cheese · It’s my fifth visit in the last month, and I’m already looking forward to another delicious, just flown-in, freshly prepared meal at Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee. The Crab Cakes are excellent: well seasoned, loaded with fresh crab meat and the sandwich makes for a filling lunch. I haven’t gone wrong ordering the Scallops, sautéed with […]
  • Santa Lucia Highlands Wines

    By Barbara Keck on March 12, 2014
    Rebecca Green Birdsall, proprietor, of Black Kite · The Santa Lucia mountain range overlooks the Salinas River Valley. Near enough to Monterey Bay to get its fog and ocean breezes, the vines enjoy morning sunshine and grapes have a long, gentle ripening. The result is wines with intense flavors. This AVA has a reputation for intensely flavored Chardonnay and Pinot […]