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Callie’s Cabin: Pasta primavera with city flair (recipe)

April 25, 2017 — Pasta can be a filling and perfect dish for springtime. Pasta primavera — pasta with vegetables — is a bit more sophisticated than spaghetti with marinara sauce. The history of pasta primavera traces goes back to Northeastern Canada and New York City. The pairing of […]

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Adventurous wines: 2017 Passport celebrates El Dorado County-based wineries

April 20, 2017 — One of the top county-wide wine events is back for its 26th year: On April 22-23 and 29-30, El Dorado County Wine Association's 2017 Passport is taking over a vineyard near you — and with the sunny weather currently in the forecast, there's no better […]

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Callie’s Cabin: Scones and tea to warm you soul (recipe)

April 18, 2017 — Scones are popular in England and America, including Northern California. Triangle scones, big and small, can be found at coffee shops abound like our Starbucks — and you can make these semi-biscuit treats yourself, too. This time around, I switched it up and gave my […]

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Yummy Fixins: Grilled artichokes and Sriracha aioli makes a perfect springtime snack

April 17, 2017 — During spring I often eat grilled artichokes; I just love them and can't get enough! Artichokes are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins C and K. Don't let this prickly vegetable intimidate you, they are super easy to cook once you figure out how to […]

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Elevation Eats: The Lake House brings ‘confused fine dining’ to Tahoe

April 15, 2017 — Date Night is rare for busy people, and we at Elevation Eats are no exception. It's so rare that we must choose our restaurants wisely. Recently, we were fortunate enough to have a wonderful date night experience at the The Lake House, a new addition […]

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Blends: From the field to the cellar, the winemakers touch

April 15, 2017 — Blends are nothing new to the wine world. In fact, California winemakers transitioned the world's focus of blended wines to varietal wines in the '70s. The world took notice and varietal wines have taken center stage on many global fronts ever since. So are California […]

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5 places to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day in South Lake Tahoe

April 12, 2017 — Yesterday was National Cheese Fondue Day, and today, my friends, is National Grilled Cheese Day. So throw away that sad salad sitting in your work fridge and celebrate the holiday at one these South Shore joints with an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich. You'll thank me […]

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The Loft hosts Darcie Kent Winemaker Dinner

March 30, 2017 — Class up your dinner plans with The Loft's Darcie Kent Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. "Each of the five prix fixe courses will be thoughtfully paired with award-winning wines from Darcie Kent Winery located in Livermore, Calif. Attendees will have the […]

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Indian restaurant hidden in a liquor store gains following in South Lake Tahoe

March 25, 2017 — Walk into the Keys Liquor Market and you will be hit with a wonderful but unlikely mix of smells: curry, cardamom, cumin, coriander and clove, to name a few. Now follow your nose to the corner of the store and it will all make sense. […]

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Made-to-order ice cream sandwich shop The Baked Bear opens in Heavenly Village

March 13, 2017 — Your ice cream sandwich game is about to be next-level. Step 1: Choose the top and bottom — cookie, brownie, donut or combination. Step 2: Choose the ice cream — are you looking for a more traditional flavor, or something new and exciting like Bear […]

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The Atmospheric River is now a South Shore cocktail

February 21, 2017 — "Atmospheric river" no longer only describes a form of inclement weather now all-too-familiar to Tahoe — as of Tuesday, Feb. 21, it is also the name of Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe's newest cocktail. Inspired by recent storm systems moving throughout Northern California and Nevada, […]

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5 juices to promote good health this winter

February 16, 2017 — During the winter months when your body is working overtime to keep you warm while you're out on the mountain — and as germs and viruses abound in public spaces — it's no time to slack on getting your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. […]

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New Lake Tahoe Brewfest headed to South Shore this summer

February 11, 2017 — Mark your calendars — the inaugural Lake Tahoe Brewfest is headed to South Shore on Saturday, June 10. From noon to 5 p.m., approximately 10 local breweries will unite in the Swiss Chalet area of Lake Tahoe Boulevard to bring a festival celebrating craft beer […]

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The Loft Tahoe hosts five-course, wine-paired dinner

February 4, 2017 — Warm up for Valentine's Day a week early with The Loft's Grace Patriot Winemaker Dinner, held on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Beginning at 6 p.m., enjoy a five-course dinner paired with award-winning local wines. "Each of the pre-fixe five courses will be thoughtfully paired with award-winning […]

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Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe holds 35th Mid-Winter Beach Party Crab Feed

January 26, 2017 — It's time to trade in your winter coat for a Hawaiian shirt. Yes, it's 30 degrees, but you read that correctly. On Friday, Jan. 27, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe hosts its 35th annual Mid-Winter Beach Party Crab Feed at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Featuring […]

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Soup Tahoe: Sprouts Cafe offers vegan chili recipe

January 25, 2017 — January is National Soup Month in the United States, so here at the Lake Tahoe Action we're celebrating by featuring one soup recipe from a local restaurant each week. If you haven't visited the featured restaurants before, we highly recommend them — support our local […]

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Soup Tahoe: Park Prime supplies recipe for Classic French Onion

January 19, 2017 — January is National Soup Month in the United States, so here at the Lake Tahoe Action we're celebrating by featuring one soup recipe from a local restaurant each week. If you haven't visited the featured restaurants before, we highly recommend them — support our local […]

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Soup Tahoe: Chimayó Street Grill provides tortilla soup recipe in honor of National Soup Month

January 12, 2017 — January is National Soup Month in the United States, so here at Lake Tahoe Action we're celebrating by featuring one soup recipe from a local restaurant each week. If you haven't visited the featured restaurants before, we highly recommend them — support our local culinary […]

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Placerville vineyard hosts barrel tasting

January 12, 2017 — Up for a bit of a weekend drive? On Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, Placerville's Holly's Hill Vineyards will host a Patriarche Barrel Tasting event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. What is the Patriarche? According to a press release from […]

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What to expect from South Lake Tahoe’s culinary and beer scenes in 2017

January 11, 2017 — In years past, South Lake Tahoe has not necessarily been known as a standout culinary scene. But this could all change in 2017. 2016 alone saw the development of new restaurants, such as The Lake House, that focus on fine dining and raising the culinary […]

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