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Tastes

  • Drunken Monkey: Enlightened cuisine

    By Priya Hutner on March 11, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·   This week’s Tastes adventure was one of my favorite dining experiences. I was definitely feeling the love at the Drunken Monkey. I met with owner Andy Barr, Chef extraordinaire Sam Okamoto and the bright and fabulous manager, Katie Livingstone, to discuss their love of Japanese cuisine. There was one thing they all agreed on, they […]
  • Housemade goodness at Wildflour Baking

    By Priya Hutner on February 25, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·   Wildflour Baking Co. Susan Lopez of Wildflour Baking Co. probably never thought that she’d host an underground cult following when she opened her bakery 32 years ago. One of the more animated and fun restaurateurs I’ve met, Susan is all about her customers and their stories. She’s watched many young children grow up skiing at […]
  • Old Range: Tahoe Vista landmark

    By Priya Hutner on February 11, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·  The tangy and sweet Shrimp Cocktail  ·  The Old Range has been serving Midwestern fare that entices the most committed of carnivores for 19 years. “We are a vintage steakhouse,” the owner, George Booras explains. I had dinner with Eric Petlock to catch up on his recent heli-skiing adventure and needed a steak lover to join […]
  • Cedar House Pub at Granlibakken

    By Priya Hutner on January 28, 2015
     By Priya Hutner ·  The rustic, old school vibe at the Cedar House Pub is what gives this restaurant its charm. The dining room is woody and warm with a high, vaulted ceiling and a massive fireplace. I ventured out with Eric Petlock for this Tastes adventure. Always happy to highlight favorites of the establishment I write about, manager Chelsea […]
  • 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 […]