Editor’s note: Submit your dining news to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject, dining. You may include health tips, events, gluten-free recipes, whatever fires you up. Please include the 5ws: who, what, when, where and contact information. Submissions printed news space permitting.Friday night deck parties and Sandy’s Pub barbecueSix Peaks Grille Friday Night Deck Parties at Resort at Squaw Creek offer live music, 2-for-1 sushi and drink specials. Taking place on the deck overlooking Squaw Valley, 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer, sushi and oysters are offered, along with a menu of Six Peaks Grille specialties created by Chef de Cuisine Chad Shrewsbury. Live musical acts will rotate weekly. On Saturdays, Sandy’s Pub patio will be the site of alfresco barbecues, with the Pub’s award-winning barbecue sauce and ribs at the top of a menu of grill-able sandwiches and entrees. Also, on selected Saturdays through Labor Day weekend, the Pub will feature live music from some of the region's best musicians, including J.J. von Briesen. Diners in Six Peaks Grille and Sandy’s Pub receive the added perk of complimentary valet parking.Visit www.visitsquawcreek.com.West Shore CafThe West Shore Caf will hold two Full Moon Rising Celebrations, a spotlight on the moon rising over Lake Tahoe, joining locals and visitors alike for live music and comfort food. When the full moon rises, a solo musician will perform while standing at the end of the pier. The lights will be dimmed and service will be suspended so guests can enjoy the beautiful sight Aug. 1 and 31. Celebrate the opening of the 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance wooden boat show with dinner at The West Shore Caf on Thursday, Aug. 9, 6-10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Tahoe Yacht Club. Please go to www.laketahoeconcours.com/tickets.Reminiscent of “classic Tahoe,” West Shore Caf’s Lakeside Lounge is a swanky outdoor bar where guests can relax around open fire pits, while enjoying the bar’s signature cocktail, The Moonlight Mojito, inspired by West Shore Caf and Inn’s magical view of the full moon as it rises over Lake Tahoe. Visit www.westshorecafe.com.Sip andamp; Savor July Culinary Eventsat the Ritz-Carlton Lake TahoeThe Art of the Cocktail, The Living Room, Friday evenings, 4-5:30 p.m., $40 per person. Visit The Living Room to discover the art of creating the perfect cocktail, where you will be treated to an experience designed to educate and entertain. Advance reservations are required. Includes a flight of three cocktails and canaps.Master Cooking Class, Manzanita, Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m., $70 per person. Experience the taste of style and share your passion for cooking in this informative cooking class presented by the chef de cuisine of Manzanita designed to indulge your senses and tempt your palate while increasing your culinary knowledge. Work alongside a professional chef in the open kitchen in Manzanita to learn cooking techniques that will make you a “star chef” in your own kitchen. Reservations required. Space is limited. Price includes a three-course dinner.“Yappy” Hour MountainBlue Terrace, Friday evenings, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy two-for-one cocktails on the MountainBlue Terrace together with the company of your favorite four-legged companion.Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe for information.22 Bistro hosts live music, specials Wednesday nightsMake plans to catch 22 Bistro’s live music every Wednesday night, 6-8 p.m., showcasing a rotating roster of local musicians. Either Nick D will play the Grateful Dead, Stones and Dylan tunes as a solo acoustic guitar act or the duo of Lucas Arizu and Kendal Naughton will crank out a compilation of soul, Rhythm andamp; Blues, funk and jazz melodies.Diners can sit back and enjoy the music while taking advantage of half-priced appetizers and drink specials. Located in the heart of Squaw Valley, 22 Bistro serves up an eclectic menu of mouth-watering California fusion and mountain comfort food. For more information call 530-584-6170, visit www.22bistro.com, Like them on Facebook. Senior Evening Trip Dinner and ConcertThe Orchestra and Community Choral Artist of the Tahoe Area, or TOCCATA, are performing their 7th anniversary concert in Reno on Monday, July 30. The Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an evening outing for seniors which will feature a dinner stop in Reno, followed by the 7th Anniversary Concert, 7-9 p.m.Cost is $25 per person and will cover transportation and admission to the TOCCATA 7th Anniversary Concert. Depart from Tahoe City at 3:30 p.m. stopping for dinner in Reno, and returning to Tahoe City at approximately 10 p.m. Each person will be responsible for their own food and beverage. Concert will sell out fast and we have limited space available. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 25, with the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department at 530-583-3440 or email at email@example.com.Blackout BINGO nightSecond Tuesday of each month, Red Lion Productions presents Blackout Bingo Night at Jake’s On The Lake featuring North Lake Tahoe’s premier bingo caller, Rusty Reams, and surprise guest. Free to play, drink specials, prizes, and lots of silly fun. 21+ with identification. For more information call 530-583-0188 or visit www.jakestahoe.com. Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., inside Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall. Sugar Bowl’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinnerseries to benefit nonprofitsSugar Bowl’s popular Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series returns to Donner Summit featuring Chef Alan Davis’ French-inspired California cuisine, served in a stunning lakeside setting below a Palisades backdrop. Dining will be offered most Saturday and Sunday evenings July 22 through Sept. 16, with seating offered 5:30-9 p.m. In addition, each Sunday evening will showcase a different nonprofit partner from the Truckee/Tahoe community, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefiting their cause. This summer’s Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series dates, including special Sunday night nonprofit partner evenings:July 22, Benefiting Donner Summit Historical SocietyJuly 29, Benefiting Young LifeAug. 12, Benefiting Truckee Trails FoundationAug. 19, Benefiting the Tahoe Institute for Natural ScienceAug. 25, TBAAug. 26, Benefiting the Truckee Donner Land TrustSept. 2, Benefiting Donner Summit Area Association)Sept. 16, Benefiting the Tahoe Forest Health System FoundationEvery evening is open to the public and reservations are strongly recommended by calling 530-426-7002. Visit www.sugarbowl.com/lake-mary-dinners for more information.Mountain Area Preservation’s25th Anniversary and Sierra Forage DinnerMountain Area Preservation will host its 4th annual Sierra Forage Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, 5:30-10 p.m. at Stella Restaurant at the Cedar House in Truckee. As part of their 25th anniversary celebration Mountain Area Preservation will feature a locally sourced farm-fresh meal served family style. There will be a no-host bar, live music, a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets are $125 each and all proceeds will help Mountain Area Preservation continue working to preserve the local environment and community character. To buy your tickets go to www.mapf.orgFor more information contact Alexis at 530-582-6571 or email Alexis@mapf.org.
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