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Tastes

  • 1882 Bar & Grill on the Truckee River

    By Priya Hutner on January 14, 2015
    By Priya Hutner   The bar at 1882 Bar & Grill. I recently had the pleasure of eating at Truckee’s newest restaurant, the 1882 Bar & Grill, located at The River Street Inn. Innkeepers Matt and Wendy Brown were ready for a new venture and recognized that their riverfront property would be an ideal location for a place to eat. […]
  • Tahoe Trail Bar offers natural energy bar

    By Priya Hutner on December 30, 2014
    By Priya Hutner   Tahoe Trail Bar is an all-natural, high-energy bar that is vegan and gluten free.  |  Courtesy Tahoe Trail Bar   The business of protein and high-energy bars is crowded one. There are hundreds of trail bars, power bars and protein bars on the market, there is even a bar made with crickets for additional protein. Bars […]
  • Six Peaks Grille: A hidden gem

    By Priya Hutner on December 17, 2014
    Elegant, delicious and fabulous are the three words that come to mind after dining at the Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The sparkling white twinkle lights illuminated in the dining room created a magical ambience. Our server, Andrea Papaleo, suggested we try the Drunken Crantini prepared by Tamaneaka “Tam” French, the Grille’s Liquid Chef and creator […]
  • Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

    By Priya Hutner on December 3, 2014
    By Priya Hutner · Owners Drew & Cassidy ·  Coffee is the elixir of life and I’m a Javasana kind of girl. I French press my coffee upon waking, and hit the yoga mat before starting the day. I favor strong, dark rich roasts. I went to sample the coffee at the recently opened Dark Horse Coffee Roasters located in […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Truckee Tavern and Grill

    By Priya Hutner on October 1, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Owner Chris St. Martin with Chef Donovan Webb and co-owner Ryan Dierks. I sat down with owners Ryan Dierks and Chris St. Martin of the newly opened Truckee Tavern and Grill to share a meal recently. The ambience is warm, woody and super cozy. Classic rock music gives the restaurant a nostalgic aura. Pasta with fresh […]
  • Fat Cat Bar & Grill

    By Priya Hutner on September 24, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Fat Cat Café in Tahoe City ·  Thai Lettuce Wrap with tofu It’s nearly fall in Tahoe City and the streets and shops buzz with activity. I breeze into Fat Cat Bar & Grill to check out the food. I arrive after a busy lunch hour and before the dinner hour starts. There are a few […]
  • 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 […]