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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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Callie’s Cabin: Breakfast muffins with a twist (recipe)

June 6, 2017 — Welcome to the muffin. New York is known for an apple muffin whereas California, thanks to our orange groves, should be touted for its orange muffin. Muffins are similar to cupcakes in the way you bake them. However, muffins are often less sweet and can […]

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Callie’s Cabin: No-bake energy bites for vitality (recipe)

May 30, 2017 — When did this popular candy-rich, no-bake bite appear? It may have started during the health-oriented '70s tofu and granola craze. But it also is a spin-off of no-bake cookies infused with alcohol that go back to the mid-20th century. When I first moved here I […]

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Yummy Fixins: Tasty turkey burgers for the perfect Tahoe weekend (recipe)

May 28, 2017 — More often than not, healthy food alternatives just don't taste as good as the original. This dish, however, is an exception. Smoked Gouda, maple Dijon and caramelized onions meld together to create a flavor that rivals that of traditional beef. If you're cutting carbs, skip […]

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South Lake Brewing Company celebrates grand opening (photos)

May 27, 2017 — South Lake Brewing Company celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 26. The fun continues throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. Check out http://www.southlakebeer.com for a complete schedule of planned activities.

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Callie’s Cabin: Tuna panini too good to be true

May 23, 2017 — Say hello to the panini sandwich wonder. It's an Italian hot sandwich consisting of two slices of bread — baguette of French bread — stuffed with cheese and meat and fried on a grill, pan or broiled. This present-day, popular grilled sandwich goes back to […]

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Elevation Eats: A ‘feast for the senses’ at MoonHouse Brewhouse

May 20, 2017 — We've been intrigued by MoonHouse Brewhouse for a long time. As frequent shoppers at Grassroots Natural Foods, it's impossible not to look across the parking lot and see this fantastic, old, funky, blue building. Step on in and you're greeted with a wholly homey, Tahoe […]

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Wine Ink: France hit by frost, receives chilly reminder

May 20, 2017 — Two weeks ago this column detailed the extensive efforts that winegrowers in Burgundy were undertaking to protect their vineyards from hail. Unfortunately, before their investment in a "high-tech hail shield" could produce success, the growers were attacked by a different weather malady as chilling, late […]

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Reno’s monthly Wine Walk returns

May 18, 2017 — After a long winter, it's refreshing to once again enjoy time outside in ways other than shredding on the mountain. As summer approaches, what better way is there to prep for the season than with an afternoon filled with wine tasting? On Saturday, May 20, […]

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Callie’s Cabin: That’s the way the cookie (and fruit) crumbles

May 16, 2017 — Fresh fruit in May at Lake Tahoe isn't as fruitful as it is in the summertime. However, finding sweet fruits, including plums and pears, can be done. These two favorites can make a sweet English-style fruit crumble like the Brits favored because the sophisticated dish […]

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Lake Tahoe Hard Rock Hotel’s The Oyster Bar debuts drink-pairing menu

May 13, 2017 — Though The Oyster Bar may identify itself as primarily Creole cuisine, the two-year-old restaurant's new drink menu takes guests on a round-the-world tour with carefully chosen beverages that highlight the fresh seafood fare. "If you sit down and order a dozen oysters and chase it […]

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Black Bear Inn to host pop-up brunch, yoga

May 12, 2017 — Yoga, champagne and brunch — the trifecta of a Sunday well-spent and the agenda for Black Bear Inn's first pop-up event under new ownership. "We really want to be able to open the space up to the community and since the lodging piece doesn't make […]

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Callie’s Cabin: Chef’s salad for all (recipe)

May 9, 2017 — Enter the popular chef's salad. It's an all-American favorite like apple pie. The traditional salad, also called chef salad, includes meat, poultry, cheese (sliced julienne style), hard-cooked eggs and salad greens. Some food historians believe the mixed green salad derived from our health-conscious Golden State. […]

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Yummy Fixins: Taking chicken up a notch with mushroom couscous (recipe)

May 8, 2017 — Chicken can be boring and quite dry if it's not cooked properly. When I cook chicken for dinner I have to jazz it up, otherwise it becomes just another meal and not a tasty experience. Some people eat for sustenance and don't care as much […]

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Wine Ink: Viva la France! Hail protection in Burgundy

May 6, 2017 — So the most talked-about election in the world is the run-off for the presidency of France. On Sunday, May 7, the young, left-leaning upstart Emmanuel Macron will take on the right-wing Marine Le Pen in a contest that will determine the direction of the world's […]

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The Loft hosts J. Lohr Winemaker Dinner

May 4, 2017 — Attention wine connoisseurs: On Wednesday, May 10, The Loft (located in Heavenly Village) will host a five-course dinner paired with wines from J. Lohr Vineyards, which has locations in Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley. "The menu has been designed by The Loft's very own […]

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