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  • Spindleshanks delights at new location

    By Priya Hutner on September 17, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Grand Reopening Sept. 28 | 3 p.m. $25 | $10 kids Spindleshanks American Bistro and Bar has recently relocated from its former Tahoe Vista locale to its new location at the Old Brockway Golf Course. I arrived at the large log cabin building to sample the food on the cusp of breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is […]
  • Wines that age

    By Lou Phillips on September 17, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Thanks to all for the comments and questions I received from the last column. Keep them coming. Two of the most popular questions have been about what makes wines that age well and how to start and maintain a wine collection. We will look at the first topic here, which will be a good set up […]
  • Seasoning steaks

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on September 17, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Seasoning steaks sounds pretty simple and straight forward, right? Well, it is – sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper and cook for … how long? Although it is how long into the cooking process to season the steak that generates most of the controversy, even sprinkling the steak with salt and pepper is […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on September 17, 2014
    Courtesy Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop ·  Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop tickets on sale Wine enthusiasts, food connoisseurs and dedicated shoppers will be able to indulge themselves with some of the finest vintages matched with delicious food samples as they shop and stroll in the historic downtown Truckee from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 4. Tickets for the […]
  • Tasty pizza at Steamers

    By Priya Hutner on September 10, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Cheese pizza .  I am on the search for pizza again. It is an unusually rainy day when I drive to Kings Beach. My first choice of pizza places is closed, so I drive down the road to Steamers on the Beach, known for its hand-thrown pizza and calzones. I slide into a booth. The restaurant […]
  • Top reasons to decant wine

    By Lou Phillips on September 10, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·   OK, so I wasn’t completely focused during my humanities classes. I don’t remember the reason for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, but I’d bet that a big part of it is that it’s just plain fun. Although I have no evidence of this other than my own experiences and conversations with other wine lovers, I do […]
  • Choosing the right cut of steak

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on September 10, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  After talking about knives for a couple of weeks (I’ve gotten some more questions and I’ll e-mail some thoughts on those directly to you), it’s time to get back to food. Summer is quickly coming to a close, but grilling season, however, still has a long way to go. This article isn’t necessarily just […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on September 10, 2014
    Courtesy Tahoe SAFE Alliance ·  Tickets to Chocolate & Wine Festival on sale The 26th Annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival returns on Nov. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Grand Ballroom from 5:30 to 10 p.m. to benefit Tahoe SAFE Alliance. This year’s event features the addition of a wine walk and tableside chocolate tasting. Ten boutique wineries […]
  • Eclectic world cuisine at 22 Bistro

    By Priya Hutner on September 3, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Alaskan Halibut, one of 22 Bistro’s signature dishes The 22 Bistro is clearly unique. The atmosphere is casual and elegant, but the food is anything but casual. Chef Scott Taucher chats about food: “I love spicy, eclectic world cuisine.” “We use local sustainable products whenever possible,” he explains. The restaurant purchases from The Tahoe Food Hub […]
  • The beauty of aged wines

    By Lou Phillips on September 3, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  If almost all wines are enjoyed the day they are purchased, then why do most serious wine lovers espouse the joys of aged wines? Well, for one, they are rare and different, which attracts aficionados in any field. When made with grapes and winemaking techniques designed to create wines that develop in good and, hopefully, great […]