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  • Culinary experience at Christy Hill

    By Priya Hutner on May 20, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·   Pan Roasted California Black California Cod. I recently had the pleasure of dining at Christy Hill in Tahoe City. It was my first time here and it will not be the last. Elizabeth Brotz, owner of Nox Boutique in Truckee, joined me for this Taste’s journey. Owner Robin Sills greeted us and seated us at […]
  • Off with their corks!

    By Lou Phillips on May 20, 2015
    By Lou Phillips ·   This is a wine fairy tale that begins long ago and far away in a magical land featuring the Napoleonic armies fighting to break the chains of tyranny in the French revolution. These forces of good were victorious, and as in all good revolutions, they liberated the evil despots’ belongings. In the region of Champagne, […]
  • Food Allergies | Part I

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·   Food allergies are estimated to be responsible for how many ambulatory care visits in the U.S. every year: 100,000, 10,000, 300,000 or 50,000? That is one of the questions on a test given to all the wait staff at Mikuni restaurant. Ten or 20 years ago, if you asked a chef how many […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on May 20, 2015
    Courtesy Tahoe Food Hub · Join Farmer & The Cook dinner Tahoe Food Hub hosts its next Farmer & The Cook dinner on May 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crest Café along with music, drink specials and a drawing. Chef Kyle will be preparing grilled pork kabobs and a plate-full of seasonal spring items like roasted asparagus and […]
  • Excellent brews at Alibi Ale Works

    By Priya Hutner on May 6, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·   Tap Room Manager Kristi Thompson.   If you love beer, Alibi Ale Works is the place to try. They are brewing up some excellent beer. Open only four months, former home brewers Kevin Drake and Rich Romo are rocking the beer world. The atmosphere is comfortable and warm. The immense bar and tables are handcrafted […]
  • Bar of America delivers

    By Lou Phillips on May 6, 2015
    By Lou Phillips ·   Wonderful food and drink, and live music await.   Bar of America has been a wine, food and music destination for more than 30 years. Step through the large double-doors and experience a piece of Americana in this Gold Rush era space. A recent facelift brings the bright-and-shiny back while honoring the historic nature of […]
  • Eggs and the Surplus Dinner Ingredients

    By Chef David “Smitty” ·   I’m sure the first comment or question I get about this article will be: “Where did you get that title?” So, that’s what I’ll answer before I write anything else. After hiking up to Gold Coast for my first hike, I ran into Eric and Denise. While Eric was talking to some of the […]
  • Coffeebar: Community, coffee & conversation

    By Priya Hutner on April 8, 2015
    By Priya Hutner · Jillian Culver & Ashley Shine are among the friendly faces at Coffeebar ·  Community, coffee and conversation are the culture of the Coffee-bar in Truckee. Owner Greg Buchheister opened the European-style café four years ago and has created a place for people to enjoy some of the best coffee in town. “I provide a skeleton of […]
  • California wines shine at Gar Woods

    By Lou Phillips on April 8, 2015
    By Lou Phillips · Enjoy great food, gracious service and amazing vistas at Gar Woods · On the shore of Carnelian Bay stands an icon that pays respect to a history of marinas, boat races and the grand resort that was the Cornelian Bay Hotel (original spelling), of the 1800s. This area is also known for one Mr. Garfield Woods, […]
  • Welsh Rarebit

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on April 8, 2015
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Not being able to ski this year has been a pretty tough thing for me. It is the first time I’ve missed a year since I first started skiing at 15. Recently, I took the Funitel up to Gold Coast at Squaw to check out the top of the mountain for some of my […]