• Upscale vegetarian cuisine at Greens

    Upscale vegetarian cuisine at Greens

    By Kathryn Reed SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with the task of picking any restaurant I wanted to go in San Francisco for my birthday, I went with the one I knew would not disappoint — Greens. Sept. 25 was the third time I had dined at this vegetarian wonder at Fort Mason, the old fortified […]

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  • Butternut Squash Soup and Narrow Gate wines

    Butternut Squash Soup and Narrow Gate wines

    Publisher’s Note: This is reprinted from the February 2009 Tahoe Mountain News with permission. By Kathryn Reed Ingredients I don’t know and complex steps are two reasons for me to ditch a recipe. Even though the recipe below looks complicated, it’s not. The work involved will have those at the table begging for more. Because […]

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  • Winemaker dinner at Fresh Ketch

    Winemaker dinner at Fresh Ketch

    South Lake Tahoe’s Fresh Ketch hosts an Oct. 21 Winemaker’s Dinner with Raymond Vineyards of Napa Valley. The dinner will feature a five-course dinner with a pairing of five varietals from Raymond Vineyards. Bob Cooper will host the dinner and describe the various wines served with the courses. Each course will feature the freshest ingredients. […]

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  • Eating extravaganza in Vegas

    Eating extravaganza in Vegas

    Reprinted with permission from the August 2009 issue of Tahoe Mountain News. By Kathryn Reed When I lived in Las Vegas from 1993-96 I seldom went to the Strip. I’d tell friends where to go, what to see — even loan them my car. I’d go for the occasional show or maybe a meal. Casinos […]

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  • Special Bread & Broth meal

    Special Bread & Broth meal

    The Bread & Broth Program at St. Theresa’s Church in South Lake Tahoe is observing its 20th anniversary of serving by celebrating its volunteers through the years with a special dinner Oct. 26 from 4-5:30pm in the Church Hall. Every person who has volunteered their time to the program since it started in 1989 is […]

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  • Soroptimist gearing up for annual wine tasting

    Soroptimist gearing up for annual wine tasting

    Fifteen local restaurants and 25 Northern California wineries are onboard to serve the throng of people expected to turn out of the 39th annual Soroptimist Wine Tasting. More than $63,000 was raised at the 2008 event. Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe uses the money to help groups like the SLT Women’s Center, Boys and […]

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  • The Beach House in Kauai — food that rivals the sunsets

    The Beach House in Kauai — food that rivals the sunsets

    Publisher’s Note: This first appeared in the January 2009 issue of the Tahoe Mountain News and is reprinted with permission. By Kathryn Reed Ambiance, service, food — those are the three main ingredients for a memorable dining experience. The Beach House in Koloa, Kauai, nails it on all three. December was my first trip to […]

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  • 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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