What’s new in Q

Combining an upscale atmosphere with down home tastes, Bilty’s Brew & Q offers a variety of smoked meats, house made BBQ sauces and sides, and an extensive selection...

Great wines from family wineries

Jana Harvey of Scott Harvey wines poured the 2010 Zinfandel from Ancient Vines  · The Family Winemakers of California annual tasting in San Francisco is...

Kitchen pranks

A lot has been said and recorded that shows chefs to be extremely temperamental, serious and even downright mean. Just watch “Kitchen Nightmares,” or...

Lakefront dining at Dockside 700

  Baked Brie and Grilled Artichoke  · Tahoe City has many lakefront dining establishments and Dockside 700 at the Tahoe City Marina stands out as one...

Tasty wines at Concours

“Pinotage is a flagship South African grape, created from a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. … Once you’ve tasted it, you’ll never forget...

Caprese Salad

I have been known to give you some pretty simple recipes over the years, with some of them having few ingredients. Like roux for...

Good fun, good food

Chocolate & Strawberry Pizza  · Dimaggio’s at the Lake is what is often referred to as a triple threat. In addition to being a nifty...

Great wines at Squaw Valley

Mary Tye pours the Clarksburg Chenin Blanc  · There is always something to do at the Village at Squaw Valley, and a favorite wine tasting...

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Figs

Here we are three-quarters of the way through August already and in the busiest time of the summer. Pretty soon all the kids will...

A tasty slice

C.B.'s Special  · C.B.’s Pizza is the perfect spot for visitors and locals. With a varied menu and a friendly atmosphere, it is easy to...