Holiday saloon crawl

  Virginia City, Nev., will host the popular Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl on Dec. 14. Have some spirited fun in Street C...

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio

Need a sophisticated wine that delivers crisp mineral-laden citrus and palate-clearing acidity? Or a simple, inexpensive people-pleaser that offends none? How about a complex...

Beef Rouladen

I had been getting as much hiking in as possible before the snow started. And, I hadn’t really wanted to do much cooking after...

Thai on Ski Run opens

  Thai on Ski Run has opened in South Lake Tahoe in the former Nephele’s location. The restaurant features authentic Thai cuisine with lunch specials...

Truckee River Winery tasting room closing

Truckee River Winery is closing its tasting room at 11467 Brockway Road in Truckee in January because the property is being sold. The winery...

Let’s Talk Turkey

Deep-fried, roasted and basted, cooked in a bag or baked or grilled, there are many ways to cook your holiday bird. Brines, glazes, sauces,...

Celebrate with The Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is celebrating its 10th anniversary with events open to the public from Dec. 6 to 8. Parking is complimentary. The weekend kicks...

Tahoe South Launches App

Tahoe South offers the new Tahoe South Planning app to provide information on hotels, ski resorts, popular restaurants, activities, events and shopping in South...

Zinfandel: One Grape’s Journey | Part II

In my last column, we followed our grape protagonist from humble beginnings in Croatia to its excellent California adventure as the darling of immigrant...

Helpful Kitchen Tips

In every article throughout the year, I include a recipe. This article is an exception. I am constantly asked for a certain soup recipe,...