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Archive for August, 2013

  • Discover Tahoe-Truckee | Tahoe City

    By Jenn Sheridan on August 28, 2013
    Celebrating its 150th anniversary over Labor Day weekend, Tahoe City is a center for shopping, dining and outdoor recreation located at the mouth of Lake Tahoe’s only outlet – the Truckee River. From biking along the river to concerts on the beach, there’s plenty of fun to be found. “I love the hiking and outdoor dining,” said Louise Jensen at […]
  • Tahoe City celebrates 150th | History of Tahoe City

    By Mark McLaughlin on August 28, 2013
    Steamer “Tahoe” meeting the Lake Tahoe Railway at the Tahoe City pier to whisk passengers to their final destinations around Big Blue.  · Tahoe City may be celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding and first map plat, but the Washoe Indian Tribe would like to remind you that they called Lake Tahoe home every summer for thousands of years. […]
  • Lakefront dining at Dockside 700

    By Katherine Hill on August 28, 2013
      Baked Brie and Grilled Artichoke  · Tahoe City has many lakefront dining establishments and Dockside 700 at the Tahoe City Marina stands out as one of the best – from the homemade cuisine to the friendly staff to the view. Partners Dave “D.R.” Richardson, Marsha Wagner and Chef Joe Stecker have created a restaurant featuring items for every palette […]
  • Tasty wines at Concours

    By Barbara Keck on August 28, 2013
    “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 it.” The boating season at Lake Tahoe may be almost finished, but the wine drinking season is not. That is clear from a visit to the Wine Village at the Concours d’ Elegance, the annual Wooden […]
  • Coyote Moon Golf Course

    By Katherine Hill on August 28, 2013
    Coyote Moon  · Coyote Moon is an unforgettable mountain golf experience that lies on 250 acres of secluded land, with no houses, but plenty of towering pines, granite outcroppings, wildflowers and creeks. This course was designed by Brad Bell, a former PGA Tour player, who is well known for creating highly praised golf courses around the central valley. Coyote Moon […]
  • Leg Six: Diamond Lake

    By Bruce Ajari on August 28, 2013
    Leslie casting on the headwater of the Rogue River  · We left the Metolius after our morning of fishing and proceeded south on our way to Diamond Lake. Along the way, we decided to stop and fish the Fall River near La Pine. This is an interesting piece of water; you can fish next to a fish hatchery in one […]
  • Lake Tahoe’s place in history

    By Mark McLaughlin on August 28, 2013
    For generations, Lake Tahoe has inspired untold numbers of people fortunate enough to view its pristine waters and forest-cloaked mountains. For countless summers, American Indians of the Washoe, Maidu and Paiute tribes foraged, fished and hunted the region’s natural bounty. Their ancestors – prehistoric nomadic tribes who spent their winters in the high desert and California valleys – also took […]
  • Epstein

    By Warren Miller on August 28, 2013
    I walked down the wide, cold, green hospital corridor with Wini Jones to visit a friend of hers who had just undergone, yet another, five day-blast of chemotherapy. Three months earlier Andrew Epstein had undergone three, five-day blasts of that same chemotherapy. From what Wini had told me, this was one sick dude and the doctors considered this type of […]
  • Caprese Salad

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on August 28, 2013
    I have been known to give you some pretty simple recipes over the years, with some of them having few ingredients. Like roux for instance, which has only two ingredients: butter and flour. Or, how about brown butter? Let’s see, there is butter … and, oh yeah, … that’s it. How hard are the directions for something like that? Place […]
  • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

    By The Weekly on August 28, 2013
    Comfortable music By Joy Michiel Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers have not been on the scene for a long time, yet the meteoric rise of the group has been legendary. Leaping onto the national music circuit in 2012, they boasted a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes. Now, the San Francisco-based band and its striking front […]