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Tastes

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]