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  • Dorinda’s: Where not all chocolate is created equal

    By Priya Hutner on October 29, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  For some, chocolate and passion are synonymous. So, when given the opportunity to write about Dorinda’s Chocolate, I jumped. Dark chocolate is a weakness. The shop makes handcrafted chocolates that tempt the sensations. Whether your pleasure is dark, milk or white, Dorinda Vance, the self-proclaimed Duchess of Chocolate prevails. She recently opened a new storefront in […]
  • Uncorked sparkles

    By Lou Phillips on October 29, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  With outposts in Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, Truckee and Northstar, Uncorked offers stylish wine bars that are shining stars in our wine galaxy. These spots are the vision of entrepreneurs and wine lovers Kali Kopley, and Debbie and Marc Metcalf. All of the locations have an inspired theme. From the mod look of Tahoe City to […]
  • Broccoli Soup

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on October 29, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Most people think that salt is the most common spice used to add flavor to food. If you agree, you would be half right. Salt is the most-used flavor enhancer, but it is not a spice, it is a mineral. Remember, spices are all plant parts not including the leaves, which would be herbs. […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on October 29, 2014
    Support public art at Passport to Dining The 10th annual Passport to Dining event takes place from 6 to 9 on Nov. 13 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. One of the most affordable food and beverage tasting events, Passport to Dining features food from up to 35 restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and distilleries. The event’s silent […]
  • Delicious food, drinks at Cottonwood

    By Priya Hutner on October 15, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  When I venture out to eat, I want my food to be an experience. I want to be seduced by my meal from the first sip of wine, to the appetizer, main course and all that accompanies my foodie journey here in Tahoe. Cottonwood Bar & Restaurant is one of my favorite food haunts. The atmosphere […]
  • Pour House a wine playground

    By Lou Phillips on October 15, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  A visit to the Pour House is truly an experience for wine lovers. Some of the features are a great hand-selected inventory at reasonable prices, a friendly wine bar scene with a chance to taste and socialize with locals and visitors, custom events for your group, an out-of-the-box wine club, and the expertise of two passionate […]
  • The battle of the butterscotch sauces

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on October 15, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  And the winner is … I wanted to give you my thoughts on the two different butterscotch recipes from the last article. From the responses that I received, both recipes got some good comments, but there were only a few responses from people that made both recipes. Both recipes had good flavor but also […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on October 15, 2014
    Courtesy River Ranch ·  Enjoy fall specials at River Ranch Fall specials are being offered through Dec. 18 with Happy Hour and Friday Night Prime at the River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant. Happy Hour will be offered nightly from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Specials include $3 Craft Drafts, half-priced specialty cocktails including the Ranch Martini, the Large Marge and the Dirty […]
  • Truckee Tavern and Grill

    By Priya Hutner on October 1, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Owner Chris St. Martin with Chef Donovan Webb and co-owner Ryan Dierks. I sat down with owners Ryan Dierks and Chris St. Martin of the newly opened Truckee Tavern and Grill to share a meal recently. The ambience is warm, woody and super cozy. Classic rock music gives the restaurant a nostalgic aura. Pasta with fresh […]
  • Take flight in four easy steps

    By Lou Phillips on October 1, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Christa Finn and Dean Schaecher at The Pour House ·  A wine flight can be defined as enjoying multiple, taste-sized pours of wine that are served together. Another meaning can be that a path to wine knowledge can be seen as a soaring journey. I like both as metaphors, so here we go. Wine flighting (invented […]