Its European breads, pastries and custom brewed Alpen Sierra Coffee has made it a daily staple for everyone.
And a Tahoe tradition.
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.
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.
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.
Get your favorite seasonal fruits, veggies and local art and culture at the Tahoe-Truckee Farmer’s Markets.
Join Tahoe Food Hub at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee and meet the farmers who grow our food during the “Know Your Farmer Dinner Series” this summer.
Chef Billy McCullough will create a four course meal, paired with wine, using the seasonal produce of local farms. The series begins on Tuesday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will continue with events in August and September. Each event will feature a different farmer sharing their story and their harvest. read more →
Missed the daytime Farmers Market in South Shore? No problem!
Head to the Ski Run Boulevard Farmers Market every Friday, June 21 through September 6, 2013 from 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. between Larch and Birch on beautiful Ski Run Boulevard.
Stock up on fresh organic produce, farm fresh eggs, local Don the Baker’s fresh baked goods, salsa, honey and jam. Find Tahoe Soaps, locally made ceramics, jewelry, and unique clothing at the arts and crafts booths.
On May 3 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s Billy McCullough will host “Mountain Habit,” a night of music, food, and fashion featuring local DJ One Truest and a fashion show produced by Urban Angels.
This cultural celebration coincides with First Fridays and kicks off Dragonfly’s popular Locals Appreciation Month. read more →
Get your outfit ready for the annual Best of Tahoe Chefs fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton.
It’s always fashionable and so Tahoe to donate to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center programs. That’s why organizers have set up an easy way for giving “Straight from the Heart” online, so even if you can’t make the event, you can still give anytime. read more →
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 →
This place hasn’t changed one bit since Dismas opened it in 1977. Womack’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q in South Lake Tahoe is located across from the Heavenly Village.
If you’re a carnivore, you can’t go wrong here.
Bring a jacket along with that apres ski appetite. This deliciously classic South Shore joint is small, very small, so be ready for a wait because it is the real deal. You won’t even feel like you’re in Tahoe when you step inside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Owned by Truckee ski Olympian Kristin Krone, Wild Cherries is a hit with locals and visitors.
One visit and you’ll see why.
This place rocks.
Including the local atmosphere.
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.
Lake Tahoe’s North Shore food and wine scene is more interesting now with the Avec Wine + Food and wine tasting events that make Avec the best spot in Truckee to find tastes and flavors from around the world.
Avec’s owners’ Chris Cooke and Rose Levinson have created an all day and evening gathering spot with an unpretentious, contemporary feel located in “The Rock” commercial development. read more →
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 40 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. Cards go on sale September 1, 2012.
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.
The 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week is a celebration of the scrumptious cuisine and culinary talent running October 7-14, 2012. Local food aficionados and visitors will delight their palate with 3-course prix-fixe menus at exceptional values that incorporate organic, seasonal and local ingredients – all served up at Lake Tahoe’s charming and historic eateries, resorts and bistros.
Keeping it real (and simple) are his key ingredients.
In addition to owner, John Galea.
They are passionate about community and football, and are excited to share their love of culinary arts with everyone at Dragonfly Restaurant in Truckee on Friday October 12. Meet Pam and Tom Hobday, the featured guest chefs for their Cal Bears vs. Oregon Ducks themed social foodie event.
As part of the weekly Stone Soup community event held every Sunday evening at the Truckee Recreation Center, Billy McCullough, owner of Dragonfly and founding member of Slow Food Lake Tahoe, prepared this white bean and fennel soup with butternut squash, carrot, onion, and thyme.
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.
You may have seen them lately.
They have that glazed look.
Not the fungi.
The people. The Morel mushroom hunters.
“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!
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 →
Like his menu, Douglas Dale’s Wolfdale’s restaurant ranges far beyond the boundaries of convention, often sailing into gastronomic waters not regularly charted.
Thursday, August 19th and Thursday, September 9th, 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!
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.
Like the golden rule for meeting people, JP Lonergan of Aprés Wine Company in South Lake Tahoe suggests you have an open mind while tasting wine. You don’t want to miss out on a lasting relationship because of preconceived notions, especially when it comes to wine!
Great advice say sippers who meet six different varietals during the educational Sunday evenings, making new friends along the way.
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.
The Lake Tahoe Community College A.W.A.R.E. Club is sponsoring a delicious organic, vegan dinner served with a thought-provoking presentation by Hope Bohanec, Grassroots Campaigns Director, IDA, who will discuss Eco-Eating: The Power of Your Plate.
The third annual Turkeys-Giving-Thanks Organic Vegetarian Dinner will take place Friday, November 20, 2009 at 6:30pm.
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society (NLTHS) is producing its first-ever historical recipe cookbook, and the anecdotes surrounding them.
Culinary contributors are needed for “The Edible History of Tahoe” by September 30, 2009.
You may have to search to find it, but it’s well worth it and will make you a regular. Guaranteed.
Taqueria Jalisco is hidden off the beaten path in South Shore, behind Rojos and the Video Library on Harrison Avenue. The entrance is located in the back off the side street.
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 →
You won’t want to miss this deal.
Or the music.
Or the setting.
Mamasake. read more →
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