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  • Crystal Bay’s Steak & Lobster House

    By Priya Hutner on November 19, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Captains Louis Ramos and James Hull with the Maine Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon ·  Sometimes fabulous dining experiences manifest in unexpected ways. This is what occurred when I had dinner at the Steak & Lobster House at the Crystal Bay Club. My good friend Marni Bistany of FiveMinuteMeals.net fame joined me for this dining adventure. […]
  • Non-traditional pairings for Thanksgiving

    By Lou Phillips on November 19, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Courtesy Airfield Estates Winery ·    Turkey, football, pumpkin blessed pie, yes, yes, yes. The usual suspect wines – no, no, no. For Plymouth Rock’s sake, let’s try something different this year, a new wine direction that may change the way you see holidays, and wine-food pairings forever. So, come along on this Magical Mystery Tour. […]
  • Garlic Rosemary Pork Loin

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on November 19, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Cooking a pork loin is about the same as cooking a beef loin, but there are a few minor differences on how I go about it. Think of a whole pork loin and a whole beef loin next to each other. The loin is the section of the animal between the ribs and the […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on November 19, 2014
    Enter Christmas Cookie Contest Tahoe Weekly is hosting its 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Contest open to everyone. Traditional and non-traditional cookies of all kinds may be entered in the contest. Kids also are invited to submit his or her favorite cookie recipes and will be judged separately. Gift certificates to Bridgetender will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners. […]
  • Dorinda’s: Where not all chocolate is created equal

    By Priya Hutner on October 29, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  For some, chocolate and passion are synonymous. So, when given the opportunity to write about Dorinda’s Chocolate, I jumped. Dark chocolate is a weakness. The shop makes handcrafted chocolates that tempt the sensations. Whether your pleasure is dark, milk or white, Dorinda Vance, the self-proclaimed Duchess of Chocolate prevails. She recently opened a new storefront in […]
  • Uncorked sparkles

    By Lou Phillips on October 29, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  With outposts in Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, Truckee and Northstar, Uncorked offers stylish wine bars that are shining stars in our wine galaxy. These spots are the vision of entrepreneurs and wine lovers Kali Kopley, and Debbie and Marc Metcalf. All of the locations have an inspired theme. From the mod look of Tahoe City to […]
  • Broccoli Soup

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on October 29, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Most people think that salt is the most common spice used to add flavor to food. If you agree, you would be half right. Salt is the most-used flavor enhancer, but it is not a spice, it is a mineral. Remember, spices are all plant parts not including the leaves, which would be herbs. […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on October 29, 2014
    Support public art at Passport to Dining The 10th annual Passport to Dining event takes place from 6 to 9 on Nov. 13 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. One of the most affordable food and beverage tasting events, Passport to Dining features food from up to 35 restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and distilleries. The event’s silent […]
  • Delicious food, drinks at Cottonwood

    By Priya Hutner on October 15, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  When I venture out to eat, I want my food to be an experience. I want to be seduced by my meal from the first sip of wine, to the appetizer, main course and all that accompanies my foodie journey here in Tahoe. Cottonwood Bar & Restaurant is one of my favorite food haunts. The atmosphere […]
  • Pour House a wine playground

    By Lou Phillips on October 15, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  A visit to the Pour House is truly an experience for wine lovers. Some of the features are a great hand-selected inventory at reasonable prices, a friendly wine bar scene with a chance to taste and socialize with locals and visitors, custom events for your group, an out-of-the-box wine club, and the expertise of two passionate […]