Inclined Burgers and Brews serves it simple and straight up   Seemingly no single food item can stir the pot like the beloved burger, from theories on the provenance of the portable patty to postulations as to who does it best. [caption id="attachment_10087" align="alignright" width="600"] Inclined Burger co-owners...

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery elevates an old craft to new heights   With craft distilleries launching faster than you can say “bespoke artisan handmade small batch spirits,” Bently Heritage Estate Distillery opened its doors in Minden with a splash of something special. [caption id="attachment_9859" align="alignright" width="600"] A wide-angle...

Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA benefits Camp Fire victims   On November 8, wind-driven flames roared through California’s bone-dry Sierra foothills, devouring in its path towns named Paradise, Concow and Magalia. Dubbed the Camp Fire for its point of origin, the state’s deadliest and most destructive fire ultimately...

Evans American Gourmet Cafe celebrates 30 years on South Shore   Good things do come in small packages. For three decades Evans American Gourmet Cafe in South Lake Tahoe has served standout meals in an unassuming roadside cabin on Emerald Bay Road. [caption id="attachment_7855" align="alignright" width="300"] The 36-seat...

  North Shore   THE STATION, A TRUCKEE EATERY 10130 West River Rd. Truckee, CA (530) 563-5285 www.truckeestation.com The little yellow Union Pacific Railroad building in Old Town formerly Diego’s is now serving a seasonal healthy menu under the auspices of Dragonfly vet Danny McCabe. Signature sandwiches such as the Mediterranean tuna melt,...

Built in 1946, Squaw Valley founder’s home turned restaurant retains its family feel   If dining at Graham’s Restaurant & Bar at Squaw Valley feels like enjoying a leisurely meal at a friend’s home, there’s good reason for the sentiment. The lodge-like restaurant, with its vaulted pine...

  North Shore   PIONEER COCKTAIL CLUB 521 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA (530) 523-0402  |  www.pcctahoe.com The old Zia Lina space is now a place to sip a cool cocktail—say, the Oaxacan old fashioned made with mescal, agave and chocolate bitters. Owners Savren Thompson and Brian Nelson, veterans of...

  MORE COOKS IN THE KITCHEN Chef Alex Tolger, a veteran of Drunken Monkey and FiftyFifty Brewing Co. and owner of MOGROG Rotisserie food truck, launched a communal culinary space called Kitchen Collab in the Truckee Crossroads shopping center. The 1,800-square-foot commercial kitchen, which occupies a former...

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