• Fall Food Fest

    Fall Food Fest

    The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is sponsoring a Food Fest on Oct. 16  from 6:30-10pm at Harvey’s Convention Center, Stateline. The fundraiser pays for enrichment programs in all schools in Lake Tahoe Unified School District. This community activity will feature food by local restaurants, beer and wine tasting, a silent auction, and music. Since school […]

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  • Tapping into Reno’s brew pubs

    Tapping into Reno’s brew pubs

    By Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee Reno’s food culture, long identified with all-you-can-eat casino buffets and steak-and-egg specials, is maturing and diversifying. Aside from restaurants, Reno offers food enthusiasts a small and quiet but industrious community of entrepreneurs who produce specialty foods and beverages of uncommon creativity and quality. They’re scattered all about Reno and Sparks, […]

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  • Weight Watchers leaves South Shore

    Weight Watchers leaves South Shore

    By Kathryn Reed Weight Watchers is scaling back. The national weight loss machine has stopped operating on the South Shore even though dozens of people regularly attended meetings at South Lake Tahoe Rec Center. “It gave me my life back,” Pam Wheeler said of Weight Watchers. She joined a handful of years ago. Over time […]

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  • 4 weeks left of SLT farmers’ market

    4 weeks left of SLT farmers’ market

    The weekly farmers market is in South Lake Tahoe today from 8am-1pm in the American Legion parking lot on Highway 50. Growers from El Dorado County and beyond will continue to bring their produce to Tahoe through Oct. 13. A slew of items are available — peaches, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, onions, garlic, squash and […]

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  • Connecting farmer and chef

    Connecting farmer and chef

    BY JOHNATHAN L. WRIGHT, Reno Gazette-Journal The match seems a natural one. Chef and farmer, farmer and chef. One supplies bounty; the other shapes it. As easy a pairing, you’d think, as vodka and olives or designer and muse. Today, chefs everywhere extol farm-to-table cooking, but traditionally, the relationship between farmers and chefs has often […]

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  • Wine and radio

    Wine and radio

    Hear Justin Boeger, president of the El Dorado Winery Association, on KTHO AM-590 (www.kthoradio.com) at 10am Saturday or Monday at 6pm talk about what’s going on with this year’s crush and what else is going on with the wine industry in El Dorado County.

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  • Guest Chef weekend at Wilbur Hot Springs

    Guest Chef weekend at Wilbur Hot Springs

    Wilbur Hot Springs will host guest chefs Charlie and Marion Cascio Sept. 25. Charlie Cascio has cooked throughout Europe, including Germany, France, Belgium and Spain. Cascio has worked as a personal chef and has been head chef for numerous restaurants. He has taught natural food cooking seminars to individuals, restaurants, and health professional throughout Europe […]

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  • Lutz claims Blazing Pans title at annual food-wine fest

    Lutz claims Blazing Pans title at annual food-wine fest

    More than 2,000 food and wine lovers came out for the 24th Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival last weekend, where they were treated to gourmet demonstrations, fine libations and dozens of delectable creations from some of Sierra Nevada’s finest restaurants. The festival, which took place at the Village at Northstar in Truckee, featured […]

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  • Latin wine-food pairing at Lakeside

    Latin wine-food pairing at Lakeside

    Lakeside Inn and Casino at Stateline is creating a five-course meal to pair with Chile’s award-winning Montes Alpha winery. The meal begins with a conch salad accentuated by Brazilian xuxu slaw. Montes Alpha’s stainless steel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc will accompany this course and the next. Next up: Puerto Rican prawns sauteed in achiote oil with a […]

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  • Tequila adds punch to food and wine fest

    Tequila adds punch to food and wine fest

    Charbay Tequila Blanco will make its presence known at the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival. The Sept. 12 tasting at the Village at Northstar will feature Marko Karakasevic, a 13th generation distiller and an integral part of the creative force behind the Charbay Artisan Winery and Distillery in St. Helena. Karakasevic will share […]

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