A Foodies Guide

Taste of Truckee: Chef Alex Downing

Taste of Truckee: Chef Alex Downing

Stella Pop-Up Dinners at the Cedar House Sport Hotel

Stella Pop-Up Dinners are a scene to behold – and taste – as some of North Lake Tahoe’s top chefs create one-of-a-kind presentations for one night only; save for a few recipes that have been repeated thanks to public demand.

On any given pop-up event Downing says the dishes are crafted with a global inspiration,

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Taste of Truckee: Chef Lew Orlady

Taste of Truckee: Chef Lew Orlady

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner

At the kitchen’s helm of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner, is chef Lew Orlady. Orlady helped open the restaurant 12 years ago and has been serving families delicious, sophisticated dishes in a laid-back atmosphere ever since.

If you asked him what he wanted to be growing up, he wouldn’t have said a chef;

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Tahoe Donner – Base Camp for a Big Family Life

Base Camp for a Big Family Life

Tahoe Donner has over 6,500 homes and 25,000 members celebrating the Tahoe lifestyle on 7,300 acres in Truckee, California.  As a result, this makes Tahoe Donner one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations in Truckee, California. Tahoe Donner is an eclectic community with a passion for outdoor recreation and the Tahoe lifestyle.

Furthermore, Tahoe Donner is most noteworthy due to featuring a wide variety of recreational facilities. Some facilities are either members only and others are open to the general public.

 

FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Base Camp for a Big Brew

FiftyFifty Brewing Co. is a locally owned and operated craft brewpub. Customers will love the taste of internationally award-winning beer and a food menu that features sustainable and organic ingredients. Watch this video to learn how FiftyFifty Brewing Co. makes Truckee their base camp for a big brew.

Check out the full bar, beautiful patio, and warm friendly atmosphere. Lunch, dinner, and of course beer, served daily. Go to their website for live music and special events.

FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Mi Pueblito Market Marinade Recipe

Mi Pueblito Market Marinade Recipe

The Mi Pueblito Market has become a community favorite in Truckee. Born and raised Truckee resident and Co-Owner Elda Nunez says they get customers that travel from out of town to visit the market for their butchered meats, authentic grocery store offerings, and delicious prepared from scratch fajita marinades. Here is their featured Chicken Fajita marinade that you can pick up from the market or try and make from home.

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Tahoe Donner Big Life Experience

Tahoe Donner Big Life Experience

In the video below see how the Tahoe Donner Association makes Truckee their “Base Camp for a Big Life.” Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,500 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,500 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

Nothing quite satisfies the palette on a warm summer day like the taste of watermelon. Moody’s Bistro chef William Burns shares with us a delicious salad recipe that takes the experience of eating watermelon to the next level. In this recipe, Chef Burns combines delectable ingredients of pea shoots, pea pesto, Marcona almonds, feta, and mint.  Try this combination at home for a family and friends summer barbecue gathering.

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Last Call: Truckee’s Taproom Tour

Last Call: Truckee’s Taproom Tour

Summer in Truckee means early morning paddling on Donner Lake, mountain bike rides and pump track sessions. Donner train tunnel hikes and rock climbing, floating the river and hanging out in downtown. In my mind, a cold beer or a great glass of wine is the perfect pairing to all of those activities, and a great way to end a day spent with family and friends outdoors.

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Truckee’s Best Patios & Porches

Truckee’s Best Patios & Porches

 

Summer is officially upon us, and with its heat comes an endless search for the perfect shaded patio—and if you’re anything like me, ambiance is everything. Look no further than these nooks and crannies nestled around Truckee. From artisanal ice cream cones at the lake to butternut squash ravioli on a hill, many of Truckee’s renowned food establishments also serve as impeccable spots to enjoy a view,

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