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Dining

  • Whole Treats Bakery has loyal following

    By Priya Hutner on July 23, 2014
    By Priya Hutner  ·   Whole Treats Bakery is a delightful and charming café. The aroma of fresh-brewed coffee fills the air. The house blend is an organic Ethiopian, roasted locally and offers a smooth, robust flavor. The display case features a wide variety of muffins, cupcakes and cookies that beg to be sampled. The Turtle Brownies catch my chocolate-loving […]
  • Nine41 offers Alpine comfort food

    By Lou Phillips on July 23, 2014
    By Lou Phillips  ·   As a long time North Shore resident, I was excited to see the makeover of the former Stanley’s in Incline Village. Now the home to Nine41 Eatery and Bar, the al fresco dining on the deck and cozy interior bar and dining room welcomes guests looking for a glass of wine and a hearty bite […]
  • Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on July 23, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith  ·   It’s summer time. It’s grilling season. Put those two together and you get burgers and dogs, kebobs, salmon and corn on the cob and, well, the list goes on and on. The thing is, when you look at the list, it is almost always entrees with some vegetables thrown in. The thing you […]
  • Blending music & nature at Lake Tahoe Music Festival

    By The Weekly on July 23, 2014
    By Jenn Sheridan  ·   Lake Tahoe Music Festival  ·   July 24 | 6:30 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m. $20 | Free 12 and younger West Shore | Homewood, Calif.  July 25 | 6:30 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m. $50 includes dinner and wine Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club | Truckee, Calif. July 26 | 6:30 […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on July 23, 2014
    Albert Lewis | Stella  ·   Food events benefit Project MANA Join Chef Jacob Burton for a wine-paired meal including canapés, entrée, intermezzo, dessert and delectable truffles from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel as part of Project MANA’s Food Series. The cost is $150. Chef Don Pepé will be serving […]
  • Rubicon Pizza at Northstar Village

    By Priya Hutner on July 16, 2014
    By Priya Hutner  ·     General manager Clarissa Savitsky recommends the Fire Roasted Medley Pizza  · “Gourmet Pizza with Altitude” is Rubicon Pizza’s mantra. And, who doesn’t like pizza? Some of us like our crust thin and crispy, while others lean toward the thick and doughy. Always on the lookout for a satisfying piece of pizza, I ventured out […]
  • Pianeta Tuscan charmer in Truckee

    By Lou Phillips on July 16, 2014
    By Lou Phillips  ·   Given the rustic Western vibe of commercial row in Truckee, you would have no idea that a visit to Tuscany is just a step through the doorway of Restaurant Pianeta. From the sight of the Tuscan cellar motif, to the aromas of creative Italian fare wafting through the room, you are transported to Italy. Owners […]
  • Marinade for steak

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on July 16, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith  ·   Before I say anything, I have to ask you a question. Have you ever had a déjà vu? I’m guessing, yes. I think most of us have had at least one or two episodes of déjà vu in our lifetime. I personally have had hundreds of them it seems like. So, now I […]
  • Cake Tahoe | Sweetness through and through

    By Nicole Cheslock on July 9, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock  ·   Owner Johanna Lasseter-Curtis with a happy customer. Johanna Lasseter-Curtis will tell you that her favorite cupcake at Cake Tahoe is the gluten-free vanilla bean made with Madagascar Vanilla and vanilla bean paste. After sampling her way through San Francisco cupcake shops, she says that she knows that when there is a really good vanilla cupcake, chances […]
  • Incline Spirits North Shore gem

    By Lou Phillips on July 9, 2014
    By Lou Phillips  ·   Nestled under the pines a block from the beach in Incline Village sits a wine shop worth a visit. Owners Will and Amy Brigham are passionate wine collectors and the shop selections reflects this. Their staff receives a high level of ongoing training with three of their team members having achieved Level 1 Sommelier status. […]