NORTH SHORE   CHRIS BANOVICH REMEMBERED Chef, ice-carver extraordinaire and Tahoe–Truckee local for nearly three decades, Chris “Bano” Banovich lost his fight with cancer in November. A native of Castro Valley and graduate of San Francisco Culinary Academy, Banovich owned North Tahoe Catering Company and Bano’s Iceworks, dazzling...

Walking Truckee’s downtown is a stroll through a century and a half of history. Rail tracks that pioneered transcontinental travel hem in the south side of the street; former Prohibition-era watering holes line the northern corridor; and a stagecoach stop punctuates the storied Commercial Row. Each...

  SOUTH SHORE   IZABELLA RISTORANTE ITALIANO 3967 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 544-0400 www.izabellatahoe.com Brought to you by the owners of the long-running and popular Scusa, this contemporary Italian eatery a short stroll from Heavenly Village features dishes such as smoked gouda fried polenta with lemon butter, spicy marinara...