It’s a South Lake Tahoe landmark. The Red Hut Café on Highway 50 next to Meek’s Lumber.
It’s easy to see why this is a favorite local spot. Full of local character and charm, including Lake Tahoe’s favorite detective’s favorite breakfast, the Owen McKenna Omelette.
Get your favorite seasonal fruits, veggies and local art and culture at the Tahoe-Truckee Farmer’s Markets.
This summer, Six Peaks Grille, a fine dining restaurant in North Lake Tahoe, will host an outdoor summer dinner series that will include a seasonal mixology demonstration and a local farm to table menu designed in partnership with Tahoe Food Hub.
The next dinner will be held September 6, 2015 at 7 pm at $80 per person. read more →
You’ve driven by it countless times on the West Shore.
It’s worth the 5 minute stop.
Although well known for its fish tacos and veggie dishes, Freshies has a lot more to offer.
Local atmosphere, incredible views of the lake from the top floor deck, and being smack dab in the middle of the ultra funky Fremont Mall, across from the Pirate Store.
They have Pliny the Elder on tap too.
Owned by Truckee ski Olympian Kristin Krone, Wild Cherries is a hit with locals and visitors.
One visit and you’ll see why.
You may have seen them lately.
They have that glazed look.
Not the fungi.
The people. The Morel mushroom hunters.
They’ve been tantalizing local taste buds for over 15 years with their gourmet ethnic dishes and sushi.
Meet Doug and Dawn Baehr of Uncommon Kitchen in Tahoe City.
Tahoe South Restaurant Week, “Made with Altitude,” celebrates the culinary talent of South Lake Tahoe’s finest chefs. Local food aficionados and visitors will delight their palate with organic, seasonal and local ingredients – all served up at Lake Tahoe’s charming and historic eateries, resorts and bistros.
Participating restaurants will feature specially-priced and prix fixe menus highlighting the theme Made with Altitude. There are no passes, tickets or coupons. Instead, diners simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus.
To learn more and for a list of participating dining establishments click here.
You’ve lived here how long, and haven’t had a drink yet?
Located at the corner of Truckee and Truckee, you know what I mean, the Bar of America is where the local’s hang out, a classic watering hole since the early 1900s.
The Bar of America is located in downtown Truckee on the corner of Bridge St. and Donner Pass Rd. You know, at the corner of Truckee and Truckee.
Just look for the locals.
“We drove to Cottonwood last night for their Caesar Salad!” boasted the happy skier from Santa Cruz, CA.
“You mean the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee? You drove there last night from here [Kirkwood] and back? Isn’t that 2 hours, one way?” asked TAMC. “Yep, but it’s the best Caesar salad on the planet, even beating the restaurants in San Francisco.”
How’s that for an endorsement!
Cardivor (kard i vor) n.
1. A person who uses a Dining for Schools Card to save 50% at local restaurants.
It’s a no brainer. Support local schools and save money at our finest North Shore restaurants. Dine for half off at over 43 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants and help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools when you purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card.
Join Tahoe Food Hub in Truckee and meet the farmers who grow our food during the “Know Your Farmer Dinner Series” this summer.
Farm to Table Dinners are one of the best ways to get connected to our food and understand how and where it was grown. From July to September there are opportunities in North Lake Tahoe
to enjoy a seasonal dinner sourced from local farms within 100-150 miles.
Keeping it real (and simply delicious) are his key ingredients.
In addition to the owner, John Galea.
Tahoe Keys Deli has been open in the Tahoe Plaza since 1984. John started making deli sandwiches on August 31st and he’s still going at it. read more →
Like his menu, Douglas Dale’s Wolfdale’s restaurant ranges far beyond the boundaries of convention, often sailing into gastronomic waters not regularly charted.
This Thursday, August 14th, the landmark North Shore eatery and the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market combine in offering an educational and fun cooking class. A few spaces are still open, but act quick!
Whether you’re craving a macaroon or baguette, the Sugar Pine Bakery bakes it fresh daily. It’s the sweet spot in South Shore.
Foccacia, ciabatta, fougasse and baguettes. Almond pear tarts, bread pudding, big flaky cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, chocolate chip cookies, and red velvet cupcakes, the Sugar Pine Bakery in South Lake Tahoe is simply irresistible.
You won’t want to miss this deal.
Or the music.
Or the setting.
Mamasake. read more →
Sushi and Japanese delicacies were introduced to South Lake Tahoe by this place in 1984. Located at the same spot on Hwy 50 for three decades alongside an historic Pony Express marker is Samurai Restaurant. It was the first Sushi Bar in Tahoe which paved the way for many other sushi bars in town.
Samurai now has new owners – Tuya and Gegee – who will keep the same huge portions of sushi, but add new dishes to reflect their style.
Its European breads, pastries and custom brewed Alpen Sierra Coffee has made it a daily staple for everyone.
And a Tahoe tradition.
Tahoe City is set to take the plunge with the most exciting new lakefront restaurant addition it has seen in decades! Located in a very cool new two-story spacious lakefront building at the Grove Street Pier, right on the bike path, Moe’s Original Bar B Que is scheduled to open sometime this June. The food scene in this mountain community has definitely “gone South”. read more →
It’s not a drive-in anymore, but it shouts authentic Tahoe.
Now a roadside walk up, the Sno-Flake Drive In has been in business 48 years in South Lake Tahoe.
After skiing all day nothing beats a big, fat juicy burger at the Bridge Tender in Tahoe City.
It’s a North Lake Tahoe institution for those seeking a fix of rare, medium and well-done mountain culture.
Not sure why it’s called a spa, unless you are the one cooking the juicy charbroiled burgers over the searing flame.
Or maybe it’s pure marketing genius to attract people thinking they’ll get a burger and a spa treatment. Brilliant!
Nonetheless, Izzy’s burgers are delicious surrounded by a classic Tahoe burger-joint ambiance.
Right when you thought there was no possible way to make the coffee experience better, Coffeebar – a modern style Italian Coffeebar with a sustainable twist – arrives on the scene.
This is what we love about our mountain culture. Steaming hot with local artists, athletes, and entrepreneurs, Coffeebar has transformed a historic industrial dig located one block off the main drag in Truckee into an unpretentious gathering place.
This place rocks.
Sierra Chef Challenge is just one of the many highlights of the 4th annual Sample the Sierra festival to take place at 2:30 pm in the Sierra Stage on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The “Iron Chef” of the Sierra Nevada region brings three top chefs together to compete head to head in a 45 minute cook-off.
What could be better than a glass of Ruhstaller and Corned Beef Sliders? How about benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center and Heavenly Ski Patrol?
Get your tickets now for the “Pints For Paws Beer Tasting” fundraiser on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 7 PM at The Cork & More, our favorite gourmet and gift shop celebrating 35 years in business. read more →
Golf Digest called it one of the “Best 19th Holes in America”. We call it one of the hottest local bars and restaurants located at Stateline in South Lake Tahoe.
Starting May 4th, Brooks’ Bar & Deck located right off Edgewood Tahoe’s picturesque 18th hole is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
How can a tiny little berry be the most nutritious and powerful food in the world?
Now you can find out.
Stumped by the celery root and rapini greens that rolled out of your CSA box this week? You’re not alone.
Learn how to create healthy and delicious meals from locally grown, sustainably harvested, seasonal produce at the second annual Cooking Outside the Box benefit dinner for Slow Food Lake Tahoe at Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 8p.m.
Fresh Ahi tuna seared, with stir fried vegies with a light wasabe sauce served on coconut rice.
Not a fish lover?
What about Seared Elk Chop or a Rack of Spring Lamb?
If there’s one certainty about Mark Estee, Executive Chef and Co-owner of Moody’s Bistro & Lounge and Baxter’s Bistro & Lounge, it’s that diners can expect the unexpected, a new twist on an old favorite or a surprising burst of flavors. Estee’s energy and spirit are contagious and it comes across in his cooking and in the experience diners have at his restaurants.
The River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant in Tahoe City is hosting a Keep Tahoe Blue fund raising dinner on Friday, December 3.
Thirty percent of all proceeds from the evening’s total food bill (excluding alcohol) will be donated to the League to Save Lake Tahoe.**
On Saturday, September 25th at 2 p.m., delight in the sharing of locally-raised, seasonal foods as Moody’s Bistro Executive Chef Mark Estee and Chef de Cuisine Guy Frenette roast a Berkshire hog raised in pasture at the small, sustainable Shaw Family Farms in Truckee during Roast on the Range.
Proceeds from this Truckee foodie event will benefit Girls on the Run – Sierras, a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. read more →
There’s the Tahoe Rim Trail, Blackwood Canyon, Sugar Pine, D.L. Bliss, Lake Aloha, West Face, and even The Road Construction sundae with rocky road ice cream, a lighthearted homage to Tahoe locals’ least favorite season.
Loaded with lots of humor and local flavor, Tahoe’s famous landmarks are featured in the ice cream sundaes available at Tootsie’s in Tahoe City created by longtime North Lake Tahoe locals Syd and Mike Earley.
Inspired by his travels in Austria and the Sierra Nevada, Christian Waskiewicz founded Alpen Sierra Coffee Company in 1988.
He is Tahoe’s original coffee roaster, and has made it an art form.
No need to travel to Bangkok, Tuscany, Mumbai or London for your international fix.
The Blue Angel Café in South Lake Tahoe is an international food market of exotic flavors and textures that rival the authentic dishes found in their homeland.
The artist behind this South Shore hot spot is executive chef, Michael.
Over the next week 10% of all dining profits from both locations of the Squeeze In will go toward disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Every transaction from Monday, Jan 25, through Friday, Jan 29, 2010 will be counted toward a donation to the Salvation Army in support of the organization’s Haitian relief efforts. read more →
It’s not surprising that a restaurant known for its Niman Ranch Big Ass Pork Platter would want to pay tribute to the lowly, but oh-so-tasty pig. To honor this creature, Moody’s Bistro & Lounge is presenting the second annual “Pig Dinners” from Thursday, November 5 to Sunday, November 8, featuring pork-themed appetizers and entrees.
There will also be a cooking demonstration on Saturday, November 7 that will include free tastes and pork-friendly wine.
Christy Hill: A Culinary Classic Turns 28 Years Old
by Ryan AdamsThis article is a reprint from the May Print Edition of Moonshine Ink, the Independent News Source for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.
Roughly three decades ago, my parents Matt Adams and Debbie Macrorie, set out to follow a vision. In lieu of fancy business degrees, they brought passion and a love for the area, and devoted long hours, sleepless nights, and a whatever-it-takes attitude to create the Christy Hill Restaurant.
The original deli shop in South Shore.
Started by ski bums who had to pay for their addiction with the least minimal effort (because you get tired on the slopes all day!), Yellow Sub has been around since 1980. read more →