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Recent Stories by Claire Cudahy

Best breakfast spots around Lake Tahoe

January 10, 2019 — As the much-loved mustached "Parks and Recreation" character Ron Swanson once said, "There has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food." Indeed, crispy bacon, towering stacks of buttery pancakes and lacy-edged eggs with just the right amount of yolk run can

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The Extreme Tahoe Vacation: Wimps and whiners need not attempt

January 3, 2019 — This isn't your grandma's vacation (unless your Nana is a total badass who rides motorcycles and stuff). Don't attempt if you have a propensity for whining, grumbling, bellyaching, griping, sniveling, bleating, or raising any sort of stink. If your name is Ned and you wear

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Remote Rubies: Nevada’s only heli-ski operation one of longest-running in U.S.

January 3, 2019 — LAMOILLE, Nev. — Forty-two years ago, Joe Royer was driving from his home in Marin County, California, to his winter gig as a ski patroller in Snowbird, Utah. As he cruised along Interstate 80, he looked out at the towering peaks of the Ruby Mountains

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A Tahoe-centric guide to Champagne for all occasions

December 31, 2018 — Whether you're toasting the new year or popping a bottle because, well … it's Monday, a glass of bubbly has a way of punctuating a moment and turning an ordinary evening into something special. This winter, Tahoe Magazine caught up with two purveyors of the

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10 activities for non-skiers in Lake Tahoe

December 20, 2018 — Just because you don't like to "shred gnarly pow-pow" doesn't mean Tahoe isn't the winter destination for you. While it may be tempting to sit at the bar in the lodge and get sloshed while your more snow-inclined friends hit the slopes, don't be that

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Lake Tahoe 2018-19 holiday gift guide

December 13, 2018 — While there's something to be said for crossing holiday gifts for friends and family off your list from the comfort of the couch, don't let the convenience factor keep you from looking beyond Amazon. Lake Tahoe is filled with talented makers and business owners with

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Lake Tahoe Drink of the Week: Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe’s Ginger Smash

December 11, 2018 — 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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Microgreens grower carries on Indigenous heritage with tiny South Lake Tahoe farm

December 10, 2018 — Miko Gastelum has moved around over the years — California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan — but wherever he's put down roots, he's always grown vegetables. This summer Gastelum returned to South Lake Tahoe after a stint in Michigan where he earned his Master Gardener certification and

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Longtime friends open up buzzworthy burger joint in Incline Village

December 3, 2018 — Incline Village has a new burger joint in town, and though its menu may be small, the buzz that it's generating is anything but. Inclined Burgers and Brews opened up this fall in the former Barjay's Gourmet Diner location next to T's Mesquite Rotisserie. Owners

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5 things to know about chain requirements in Lake Tahoe before you hit the road

November 29, 2018 — With a big winter storm in the forecast, there's no better place to be than Lake Tahoe. But before you make your way up into the mountains for some snow-filled fun, there's a few things to know — including some recent changes — about chain

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Lake Tahoe Drink of the Week: Blue Angel Café’s Blood Orange Tangerine Cider

November 27, 2018 — 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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Mobile bar creates cocktails with ingredients foraged from Tahoe

November 25, 2018 — Behind her mobile bar made of reclaimed wood, Michelle Shea Stohlgren identifies the plants she has collected in glass jars: elderflower, juniper berries, and wormwood, to name a few. All of these ingredients she found growing wild in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe — though

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Best dive bars in Lake Tahoe

November 22, 2018 — Cheap (and strong) drinks. Dim lighting. Darts. Pool. Optional items: jukebox and day drinkers. These are just a few of the essentials that make a drinking establishment a dive bar. And we in no way mean that as an insult! In fact, we here at

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10 ways to give back in Lake Tahoe this holiday season

November 21, 2018 — 'Tis the season for giving, and there is no shortage of worthy organizations around the Tahoe Basin in need of donations and volunteers. While there are far too many nonprofits around the lake to include in one article, here are 10 to consider donating your

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I did an escape room in Tahoe after way too many beers. This is my story.

November 8, 2018 — It's 7 o'clock on a Saturday, and I'm handcuffed to a wall in a small basement room in Stateline. A friend deciphers some writing on the wall, locates a key and passes it along to get the five of us unlocked. Not a moment too

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How to spend that extra hour in Lake Tahoe after daylight saving

November 1, 2018 — In the wee hours of Sunday as the clock turns back for Daylight Saving, you will be granted the gift of time. Now what the hell are you going to do with it? Sure, you could stay in bed and binge the last season of

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40 years of Freaker’s Ball: A look back at Lake Tahoe’s biggest Halloween bash

October 25, 2018 — In 1978 at a Chinese restaurant by day, club by night, the first Freaker's Ball took place in South Lake Tahoe. Over the next 40 years the event would go on to swap hands and locations numerous times, but despite these changes, thousands of costumed

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Tahoe Rim Trail through Spooner re-opens after temporary closure

October 14, 2018 — The Tahoe Rim Trail portion of the forest thinning project in the Spooner Backcountry re-opened Saturday. Hikers should stay on the trail to avoid heavy equipment operating below the trail, officials said. The Spooner Lake Loop trail will remain closed due to the continuation of

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Best spots to hike with a picnic in Lake Tahoe

October 11, 2018 — What's better motivation to get moving on a trail than the reward of a picnic with aged cheese, cured meats and other delectable bites? Short of being stalked by a mountain lion, absolutely nothing. Before the snow flies, fall is the best time to get

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Tahoe day tripping: Whitewater rafting and wine tasting in El Dorado County

September 8, 2018 — Though it's difficult to give up a summer day in Lake Tahoe, there are many spots within a short drive of the basin worth checking out, including in the nearby foothills of El Dorado County. So skip the crowds clamoring to get a spot at

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