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Tastes

  • Lakefront dining at West Shore cafe

    By Priya Hutner on July 1, 2015
    By Priya Hutner · Executive Chef Kristi Ritchey with the Peanut Butter Kit Kat Bar and Almond Cake with Roasted Peaches ·  I love the West Shore cafe. This was my first time dining here and I went to lunch with Katherine Hill, Publisher of Tahoe Weekly. The setting was magnificent as we sat dockside on the lake. Executive Chef […]
  • Jake’s unveils new menu

    By Priya Hutner on June 24, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    Tasting the new ·  I had the most fabulous time at Jake’s on the Lake recently. I was invited to participate in Jakes pre-summer employee lunch when Executive Chef Scot Yorkey introduced the restaurant’s new menu. What a blast. Marketing manager Christina Perry was an awesome and upbeat host. Perry and general manager Jeff Hill […]
  • Relaxed lakefront dining at Jason’s

    By Priya Hutner on June 17, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·  Pan Seared Halibut with a scampi caper ·   Jason’s Beachside Grille is reminiscent of the local Sebastian Inlet seafood places I frequented while living in Florida. The wood interior has a nautical feel and offers a full bar along with the only fresh salad bar on the lake. For 31 years, restaurateur Monte Webb has […]
  • Family style fare at Las Panchitas

    By Priya Hutner on June 10, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    Las Panchitas has been serving up family style Mexican food in the Kings Beach area for almost 25 years. On a recent visit, owner Alex Brambila suggested that I try the Chile Relleno, which, if done well, I know can be tasty. The family hails from Tamazulita in the Jalisco region of Mexico. Tim Hauserman, […]
  • PJ’s Bar & Grill at Grays Crossing

    By Priya Hutner on June 3, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·  Vegan Singapore Street Noodles pack a kick ·  Tucked away at Grays Crossing is PJ’s Bar and Grill. For this week’s Tastes adventure, I was joined by Jodi Hubbell, a local massage therapist and wellness coach to explore what PJ’s has to offer. Our table overlooked the 18th hole of the course with a beautiful view […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]