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Dining

  • 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 […]
  • Butterscotch Sauce

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on October 1, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Do you believe in coincidences? Oops, I think I read one time that you’re not supposed to start an article with a question. Actually, I think a long time ago I did this same thing. Could it be déjà vu? I don’t remember getting a fat lip and my knuckles busted by my editor, […]
  • Tasty Tidbits

    By The Weekly on October 1, 2014
    Courtesy Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop ·  Spend the day at Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop 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 […]
  • Fat Cat Bar & Grill

    By Priya Hutner on September 24, 2014
    By Priya Hutner ·  Fat Cat Café in Tahoe City ·  Thai Lettuce Wrap with tofu It’s nearly fall in Tahoe City and the streets and shops buzz with activity. I breeze into Fat Cat Bar & Grill to check out the food. I arrive after a busy lunch hour and before the dinner hour starts. There are a few […]
  • Wines for the fall

    By Lou Phillips on September 24, 2014
    By Lou Phillips ·  Insert your favorite lengthy autumn word-picture here. I’m saving my space allotment to talk about wines that brighten our change of season. With the whites, we could go to rice-aged Chardonnays and spicy Gewurztraminers, but let’s save those for winter. We are going to look at – and drink – Viogniers, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blancs. […]