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Archive for October, 2013

  • Celebrating 25 years of Chocolate, Wine & Roses

    By The Weekly on October 30, 2013
    Chocolate candy. Chocolate desserts. There are few foods that can evoke the pleasurable response that chocolate has on the mind and body. One of the most pleasant effects of eating chocolate is the good feeling one gets when indulging. The Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival, a celebration of chocolate, turns 25 this year. Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA are […]
  • Storybook charm on the coast

    By Katherine Hill on October 30, 2013
    Tucked along Highway 1 as you travel down the coast, it would be easy to miss the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The traffic from Monterey to the wine tasting rooms of Carmel Valley and the rugged coastal views on the drive to Big Sur passes by the turn off for Carmel-by-the-Sea at a hurried pace, but take a turn on […]
  • Fall reading guide | Business to birding among local books

    By Katherine Hill on October 30, 2013
    The Tahoe-Truckee region has produced a number of prolific writers in recent years, and I’m always glad to read new books penned about our community. This year is no exception, and the range of topics is more varied than in years past from ghost stories and tall tales to birds of the Sierra Nevada to business advice from a successful […]
  • Lot more than soup at Soupa

    By Katherine Hill on October 30, 2013
    Soupa Quinoa  · One of my favorite lunchtime stops is at Soupa in the Village at Squaw Valley. During the shoulder seasons, I frequent Soupa more often as I can easily make the drive to Olympic Valley and grab some lunch pretty quickly during a work day. My sister, Michelle Allen, and myself did just that on a recent warm, […]
  • Tasty wines by the bottle, tap at Moody’s

    By Barbara Keck on October 30, 2013
    2011 Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon paired with the pizza  · Moody’s Bistro is practically an institution in Truckee, always jammed with diners and music lovers. It has a busy bar, as well as dining room, and you’ll find many interesting wines by the glass, served from a bottle or on tap, as well as full bottles. JJ Morgan, the owner and […]
  • Breakout at Nevada State Pen

    By Mark McLaughlin on October 30, 2013
    Donner Lake is not the only picturesque body of water in the Sierra with a dark and sordid past. Convict Lake near the Mammoth Lakes region in eastern California gained notoriety after a violent prison escape by nearly 30 convicts being held at the Nevada State Penitentiary at Carson City. The breakout occurred on Sept. 17, 1871, when 29 tough, […]
  • Out of shape

    By Warren Miller on October 30, 2013
    Most skiers I know are not in very good shape for their first day or so on skis. Like me, I guess, as I was too busy with the shows to do exercise in November and December enabling me to go out and ski and film all day the first day without my legs getting so sore I could hardly […]
  • Amazing Peanut-less Peanut Sauce

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on October 30, 2013
    Eating has come a long way since I was a kid. Not really eating per say; I mean, you still pick up a bite of food with your fork, put it in your mouth and chew. I mean, what we eat and how we prepare it has changed. When I was a kid there weren’t a lot of options out […]
  • Melvin Seals & JGB

    By The Weekly on October 30, 2013
    Master of the Universe By Joy Michiel He bursts onto the stage with effervescence — a bear of a man with a larger than life presence. He is Melvin Seals and he is the unofficial guardian of the Jerry Garcia Band, dedicated to keeping the music of Jerry Garcia alive. Seals, who played with Garcia for 18 years, is keeping […]
  • 101 fun fall things to do in Truckee

    By Nicole Cheslock on October 16, 2013
    Pattie Lesser  |  Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce  ·     Truckee River Winery   Truckee has received a host of accolades recently as one of the best mountain/ski towns in the West. That’s not news to the locals that have long known that Truckee is a great place to call home. If you haven’t taken the time to explore […]