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Dining out

  • Donner Lake Kitchen

    By Priya Hutner on September 24, 2015
    By Priya Hutner Amado Gomez at work in the kitchen. If you haven’t been to Donner Lake Kitchen lately, you are missing out on one of the best breakfasts in town. Diane Kochan was on duty and when I arrived. There were only a few tables enjoying their meal, which is unusual for this establishment; it didn’t last long. I […]
  • Welcoming autumn at Petra

    By Jenn Sheridan on September 16, 2015
    By Jenn Sheridan  Lisa Nigon enjoys a glass of the Dr. Loosen Riesling. Nestled in the heart of the Village at Northstar, Petra is the perfect place to breathe in the mountain air after a day of hiking and biking, or skiing and shopping. Petra is owned by Telos Partners, the same company behind Uncorked in Tahoe City, Truckee and […]
  • Taste of Ireland at Auld Dubliner

    By Priya Hutner on September 9, 2015
    By Priya Hutner     Randy suggested we try the Boxty, a traditional Irish dish featuring potato pancakes similar to crepes. We had the Bushmills Chicken Boxty stuffed with a sautéed chicken breast, garlic, thyme and mushrooms in a whiskey cream sauce served with seasonal vegetables from The Tahoe Food Hub. This entrée was delicious. The cream sauce was not […]
  • Mexican with a view at Hacienda

    By Priya Hutner on September 2, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    The Shrimp Ceviche and guacamole ·         Hacienda Del Lago in Tahoe City serves up delicious Mexican fare with a fantastic view. General Manager Rhonda Gramanz and Chef Chaco became partners at the Hacienda this past July. They served up myself and colleague and friend Alyssa Ganong, art director of Tahoe Weekly, […]
  • Mountainside dining at Fireside

    By Priya Hutner on August 26, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    The Food Hub salad was a Caprese-style salad made with in season produce ·    Fireside Pizza located in the Village at Squaw Valley is not only about pizza. The menu offers a variety of appetizers, salads and pasta entrees along with some enticing gourmet pizza choices. Fireside also offers a wide selection of beer […]
  • Down home dining at The Summit

    By Alyssa Ganong on August 19, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    The Chambord Lemon Drop & the Bloody Mary ·  Have you ever driven passed a place time and again, but because you had somewhere to go you never stopped in? Up on Donner Summit in Soda Springs there is a building I’ve driven by numerous times on my way to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. This […]
  • Dining Farm to Table

    By Priya Hutner on August 12, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·  Farm to table dinners have gained enormous popularity in the area and summer into fall there are many fabulous dinners to choose from with local chefs focusing on quality, organic, farm-grown, fresh ingredients. Farm to Table | Squaw Valley presents its Farm to Table Series featuring creative gourmet menus from Chef Tiffany Swan, who creates a […]
  • Stunning dining on Donner Summit

    By Priya Hutner on August 5, 2015
      By Priya Hutner ·    The house signature cocktail Lavender Fields was like a drinking a cup of lemon sunshine ·  I took the beautiful drive up Old 40 to Lake Mary Cabin for dinner recently. Each summer, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort hosts the Lake Mary dining series on select nights to benefit local nonprofits. On the night that […]
  • Chef Wyss delights at Sunnyside

    By Alyssa Ganong on July 29, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    Chef Robb Wyss’s new menu was the highlight of a recent visit to Sunnyside with Alyssa Ganong, Tahoe Weekly’s Art Director. Floor manager Craig Lynn came out to greet us and day manager Allie Stevens sat down to tell us about the new cocktail list and menu. She suggested The Legacy, made with Bulleit bourbon, […]
  • The Mill Juice Shop

    By Priya Hutner on July 22, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·    The cool and refreshing Turmeric Lemonade ·    Megan Petrilla and Ben Wolcott are both bright and passionate about health, music and especially about juice. They opened The Mill Juice Shop in 2014 and have never looked back. Their cold-pressed juices are fresh, healthy and alive with enzymes. “Cold-pressed juices are more nutritional and healthier […]