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Wine Ink: Location is everything in the wine world (so know where you are)

September 23, 2017 — In wine, as in real estate, location, location, location is the key to just about everything. So, it is that one of the most important components in the world of wine is the production of clear and complete maps. Maps, both literally and figuratively, set […]

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Cold Water Brewery chef wins Sample the Sierra Chef Challenge

September 17, 2017 — After three intense rounds of cooking, Patrick Harrity, executive chef of Cold Water Brewery and Grill, won the Sierra Chef Challenge at the eighth annual Sample the Sierra festival Saturday. Harrity was one of four local chefs who competed in the event. Leading up to […]

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Wine Ink: Peay Vineyards discovers the Sonoma Coast

September 16, 2017 — “Here, let me draw you a map,” said Sonoma Coast vintner Nick Peay as we sat on his porch, watching spring fog roll over the vineyards from the Pacific that roils just 4 rugged miles away on the far side of a coastal ridge. I […]

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Q&A with one of this year’s Sierra Chef Challenge competitors

September 15, 2017 — Patrick Harrity is the Executive Chef of Cold Water Brewery and Grill in South Lake Tahoe. Harrity is one of four chefs that will compete in this year’s Sierra Chef Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 16.. We asked him to share some insights on his go-to […]

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Ferrari-Carano winemaker dinner held at The Loft Tahoe

September 12, 2017 — The Loft's next installment of winemaker dinners features varietals from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, located in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. "Come meet the team from Ferrari-Carano and learn how this certified-sustainable Sonoma county winery has won the hearts of wine lovers around the world," […]

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Lake Tahoe breweries to check out on National Beer Lover’s Day

September 7, 2017 — It’s National Beer Lover’s Day, and that’s reason enough to raise a pint to beer. We’ve compiled an interactive map of the local breweries around Lake Tahoe. Want to know more about each brewery? We have feature articles on them attached to each pin. The […]

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Tahoe Hot Pot brings new dining experience to the South Shore

August 29, 2017 — The delicious aroma of simmering broth fills the restaurant at Tahoe Hot Pot in Stateline. The do-it-yourself Asian soup joint opened on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the corner of U.S. 50 and Kahle Drive — the third restaurant on the South Shore for owner Chirawat […]

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Wine Ink: What you should expect from your sommelier

August 19, 2017 — Once upon a time, a sommelier was a gruff, intimidating character whose sole purpose, or so it seemed, was to make diners feel small as they paid ever-larger prices for wines. The sommelier, then always a man, would often wear a small silver cup on […]

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Yummy Fixins: Healthy, fresh teriyaki chicken salad

August 15, 2017 — I'm always looking for healthy salad variations for the summertime. This teriyaki chicken salad is quite tasty, easy to put together, and good for you. It's loaded with fresh vegetables and chicken and tossed in a light dressing. The crunchy noodles are totally optional, but […]

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Elevation Eats: Tahoe Brewfest celebrates beer and community

August 12, 2017 — At Elevation Eats, our mission is to tell the story of Tahoe's food scene as it develops. So we could not pass up a chance to check out a new community event, Tahoe Brewfest. If you missed it, well, you were in the minority: Turnout […]

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Wine Ink: pros and cons of drinking

July 22, 2017 — It is assumed that those who read this column like to drink wine. But in this day and age where so many of us are concerned about the effects the things we consume have on our health, it is smart to occasionally stop and take […]

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5 spots to celebrate National Piña Colada Day in South Lake Tahoe

July 10, 2017 — If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain… Just try and read through this article without getting that song stuck in your head. We dare you. Today, July 10, is (for some unknown reason) National Piña Colada Day. And with the temperature […]

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Wine Ink: Using the Tour de France to promote French wines

July 8, 2017 — It's July and in the world's premier wine nation, France, the world's premier cycling event, the Tour de France, is in high gear. The 21-stage Tour began July 1 and ends on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday, July 23. And, in the […]

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Drink Tahoe Brew: Best local beers in Lake Tahoe’s growing craft beer scene

July 2, 2017 — Editor's note: Since this story was reported, additional breweries have opened on the South Shore. In addition to some of our favorites listed below, we also recommend visiting Lake Tahoe AleWorX and South Lake Brewing Company. Click here to read more about the breweries. After […]

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A ‘Little Philly’ in Tahoe: Authentic cheesesteak restaurant opens on South Shore

June 30, 2017 — Authentic Philly cheesesteaks just got 2,700 miles closer. Last week brothers Joey and CJ Saenz reopened Little Philly Cheesesteaks two years after they closed up shop in Stateline. In their new location on Lake Tahoe Boulevard by Whiskey Dicks, Little Philly Cheesesteaks has received a […]

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Wine Ink: Three dreamers, three grapes

June 17, 2017 — Some winemakers focus on making the best cabernet sauvignon or the best pinot noir. Then there are others who think differently, who go further afield, and who indulge in flights of fantasy with obscure grape varieties that seemingly speak directly to them. Sometimes, only to […]

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Callie’s Cabin: Summertime stuff(-ed peppers) for dog day afternoons

June 13, 2017 — Summer is on its way and lighter eating is part of seasonal change. I went back a decade ago when I used to go to Safeway and gaze at frozen packaged stuffed peppers, an American dish, filled with ground beef, white rice and tomato sauce. […]

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Yummy Fixins: Oh-so-good ossobuco (recipe)

June 12, 2017 — To expand upon my love of food, I took a culinary journey through Europe this May. Six different countries gave way to hundreds of new flavors and combinations along with the most incredible experience. I took dining to a new level, fully immersing myself in […]

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Elevation Eats: Making ourselves at home at The Coachman Hotel in South Lake Tahoe

June 10, 2017 — The Coachman Hotel has quickly become the epicenter of cool in South Lake Tahoe. Though an increasingly popular hotel for out-of-town guests, locals have also found enough to love about The Coachman to make it a regular spot for an after-work brew, a round of […]

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Crafty kickoff: Lake Tahoe Brewfest celebrates local beer, jump-starts summer

June 8, 2017 — After approximately four months of prep, the inaugural Lake Tahoe Brewfest is finally here. On Saturday, June 10, a mix of local and regional breweries will take over the Swiss Chalet Village located on Lake Tahoe Boulevard for a five-hour festival that celebrates the growing […]

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