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  • Zia Lina

    By Nicole Cheslock on April 9, 2014
    Burrata with a Balsamic Reduction on top of Mixed Greens and Charred Bread. · Warmth radiates from Tahoe City’s Zia Lina where white lights are strung from points across the ceiling and you immediately see the open the kitchen and horseshoe-shaped bar upon entering. With new ownership, the menu at Zia Lina has evolved under the care of Suzanne Nguyen, […]
  • Smart’s Wagon Trail Coffee Shop

    By Nicole Cheslock on March 26, 2014
    Fresh Spinach Scramble with Buttermilk Biscuits · Located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, Smart’s Wagon Trail Coffee Shop is definitely a place to eat with children who will adore the moving train overhead and the Little Dippers, mini pancakes made especially for small fingers and dipping (no utensils needed). Opened in 1947, the family owned and managed restaurant […]
  • Morgan’s Lobster Shack

    By Nicole Cheslock on March 12, 2014
    Lobster Grilled Cheese · It’s my fifth visit in the last month, and I’m already looking forward to another delicious, just flown-in, freshly prepared meal at Morgan’s Lobster Shack in Truckee. The Crab Cakes are excellent: well seasoned, loaded with fresh crab meat and the sandwich makes for a filling lunch. I haven’t gone wrong ordering the Scallops, sautéed with […]
  • Taco Station

    By Nicole Cheslock on February 26, 2014
    Veggie Tacos · What makes an exceptional taco? Is it homemade tortillas complete with unique fillings, or recently caught fish, shredded cabbage and a squirt of lime juice? Is it fresh ingredients prepared on the spot with a dash of hot sauce? If the latter catches your attention, try Taco Tuesdays at the Taco Station in Truckee. Taco Tuesdays have […]
  • Sunshine Deli & Catering

    By Nicole Cheslock on February 12, 2014
    Salad greens with roasted sweet potatoes, cranberries and candied nuts topped with feta and served with a fresh corn muffin. · Do you ever wake up, regret not stopping at the market the previous day and ponder breakfast options before rolling out of bed? I did last Saturday and went through a mental checklist: no almond milk, no eggs, no […]
  • Tahoe Central Market and Deli

    By Nicole Cheslock on January 29, 2014
    All Green sandwich · After a late morning hike to the stunning Lake Tahoe lookout off of the Tahoe Rim Trail, we drove down Highway 267 to the new Tahoe Central Market and couldn’t help perusing all the goodies lining the shelves before making a beeline to the deli counter. “This is amazing. This is the most refreshing smoothie I’ve […]
  • Slopeside delights at Tavern 6300’

    By Katherine Hill on January 15, 2014
    Tavern 6300’, located only steps away from the Big Springs Gondola in the Village at Northstar, offers tempting fare to fuel up midday for an afternoon on the slopes, for après-ski or for a great dinner to finish the day. Executive Chef Daniel Carter’s reinvented menu features creations inspired by fresh ingredients featuring small plates, sandwiches and entrees from its […]
  • Creativity abounds at Mamasake

    By Nicole Cheslock on January 8, 2014
    It’s not a surprise that Mamasake is a much-loved locals’ favorite in the Village of Squaw Valley. Elsa Corrigan, Mamasake’s chef and owner, is committed to her craft and sustainability. She sources from eco-friendly fisheries, uses antibiotic- and hormone-free meat, seeks out organic and regionally harvested vegetables and offers the best Happy Hour in town at the sushi, sashimi, nigiri […]
  • Simplicity at its finest

    By Nicole Cheslock on December 25, 2013
    Huevos Rancheros · Marty’s Café is located in the heart of historic Truckee. In just one year, the intimate, 10-table eatery has captured the attention and frequent business of long-time locals and Lake Tahoe visitors. Marty Carlton has been visiting the area for more than 30 years. When he saw a for lease sign in the quaint space that now […]
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  • Community fix at IV Coffee Lab

    By Nicole Cheslock on December 11, 2013
    Nicole Cheslock · Incline Village Library’s incredible staff and the building itself make it one of the best community resources in the region, and it’s not alone. Nearby is another one of North Tahoe’s greatest indoor treasures, IV Coffee Lab. On a quest to create a gathering space that embodies the community and caters to residents, Incline Village native Matt […]
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