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Drink of the Week: Alibi Ale Works’ Pumpkin Pie Bier

November 20, 2017 — One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name

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Drink of the Week: The Loft’s Smoretini

November 10, 2017 — One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name

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Drink of the Week: Hard Rock Cafe’s Evil Eye Cocktail

October 27, 2017 — One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name

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Grapes and grub: 8th annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival held at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe

October 27, 2017 — Experience food, wine, spirits and entertainment all in one setting at the eighth annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, which takes over Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe this weekend. From Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29, festival attendees have the opportunity to

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Drink of the Week: Sidellis Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Brew Tours’ Hops On The Bus

October 19, 2017 — One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name

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Drink of the Week: Riva Grill’s A-Riva-Derci

October 13, 2017 — One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name

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Lake Tahoe’s Sage Room celebrates 70 years of preserving culinary classics

October 9, 2017 — A lot has changed in Lake Tahoe since the Sage Room opened at Harveys in 1947. But when you step into the dimly lit steakhouse, amid old western paintings, illuminated bottles of high-end liquors and tuxedo-clad waiters, it feels like you've stepped back in time.

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Drink of the Week: South Lake Brewing Company’s Trail Builder Pale Ale

October 5, 2017 — One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our new Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you

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Lake Tahoe AleWorX hosts Stone Brewing Co. tap takeover

October 4, 2017 — Fans of craft beer won't want to miss Lake Tahoe AleWorX's next event: a tap takeover featuring libations from Stone Brewing Co. The Escondido-based brewery is known for year-round releases including the Tangerine Express IPA, Ripper and Ruination Double IPA. According to the brewery's website,

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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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