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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Pizza, nightlife at Lakeside Pizza

    By Jenn Sheridan on July 2, 2014
    By Jenn Sheridan  ·   Cutline: The Thai chicken pizza is a nice break from the typical pizza flavor. Wash it down with a Lowlife Lager.  · Whether you’re looking for a tasty meal with a lakefront view, a place to watch the game with some friends or a rowdy spot to dance the night away, Lakeside Pizza has got […]
  • Tahoe Mountain Brewing

    By Katherine Hill on June 25, 2014
    By Katherine E. Hill ·  Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. has become Tahoe City’s local pub since it opened in 2012 brewing craft beers and serving good eats on the North Shore. Since then, they’ve expanded their operations with The Bottle Shop in Truckee offering more than 300 beers, meads and ciders from around the world, and The Brewery tasting room, […]
  • World flavors at Marg’s Taco Bistro

    By Katherine Hill on June 18, 2014
    By Katherine E. Hill ·    Fresh, delicious and full of flavor are just a few ways to describe the cuisine at Marg’s Taco Bistro in Truckee. Add to that friendly to describe the staff, oh-so-good to describe the house margaritas (on the rocks, of course), and hip to describe the vibe at Marg’s from the touches of industrial décor […]
  • River Grill

    By Nicole Cheslock on June 11, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock · Have you ever been transported to a different time and place in your past with just one bite? Just a few weeks ago, sitting at the crowded bar overlooking the Truckee River at River Grill, I was transported to a moment that took place many years ago in San Francisco when I was introduced to a […]
  • Red Truck at the Runway

    By Nicole Cheslock on June 4, 2014
    By Nicole Cheslock I deviated from my near weekly quinoa bowl when I discovered Red Truck’s daily specials. Just like the creative and tasty menu items with combinations not available elsewhere, the daily dishes never disappoint: Portobello burger with Baba Ghanoush, arugula pesto and oven-roasted tomato topped with crispy potato stings on a house-made sesame bun, fish tacos, exquisite quiche […]
  • Culinary delights at Manzanita

    By Katherine Hill on May 21, 2014
    The Ritz-Carlton · I recently enjoyed a relaxing day at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, taking advantage of the Wellness Weekend package featuring spa treatments and fitness classes with my sister, Michelle Allen. After a luxurious afternoon at the spa, we ended the day with a wonderful dinner at Manzanita. Organic, seasonal ingredients punctuate the menu of Chef de Cuisine Jeremy […]
  • Syd’s Bagelry and Espresso 

    By Nicole Cheslock on May 7, 2014
    A welcoming cup of Early Grey with a warm, house-baked blueberry oat muffin. The welcoming smell of cooked bacon permeated the air as I stepped through the doorway into Syd’s Bagelry and Espresso in Tahoe City. Baked goods including croissants and morning glory muffins fill baskets at the counter. Large chalkboards noting menu items are suspended from the ceiling so […]