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Rainbow Lodge for sale again but reopening June 5 for summer

Rainbow Lodge for sale again but reopening June 5 for summer

The iconic Rainbow Lodge at Soda Springs is up for sale again but is reopening for the season on June 5, our magazine has learned. The asking price is $1.975 million. According to the website, the Rainbow is “reopening June 5.” A sign on the side of the building announces that it is up for sale,...

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Sheep Shearer’s Children In Lake Tahoe

May 18, 2015

 William Bolt was my two-times great grandfather. An adventurous spirit, as a young man in the late 1880s he traveled back and forth from St. Louis, Missouri to Laramie, Wyoming with his cousin Harry to work as sheep shearers. Lucky for me, his passion for storytelling compelled him to keep a detailed journal of...

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Exclusive: Grass Valley Courtyard Suites to get Tesla supercharger

Exclusive: Grass Valley Courtyard Suites to get Tesla supercharger

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites will soon become the first business in western Nevada County to get a Tesla supercharging station, increasingly a draw for affluent tourists, our magazine has learned. More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region, as we reported in our fall issue. The stations...

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Stella Culinary: cooking classes, lunch-lectures and dinner parties for spring

Stella Culinary: cooking classes, lunch-lectures and dinner parties for spring

After five years of operation, Stella Restaurant, part of The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, is moving in a new direction, as we report in our spring issue. Under Executive Chef Jacob Burton, Stella Culinary is taking over the kitchen and offering hands-on cooking classes, underground dinner parties for the general public and...

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Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee-Tahoe

Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee-Tahoe

SPECIALTY COFFEE ROASTERS, RETAILERS and coffeehouses are booming in the foothills and Sierra, enhancing our culinary scene, creating new community gathering places and bolstering the region’s economy. Coffeehouses in Grass Valley and Nevada City sell award-winning “third wave” Temple Coffee from Sacramento. On the ski slopes of Northstar at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Café...

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Sous Vide Cooking: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

Sous Vide Cooking: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

IN THE NEW YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN enjoying a fine-dining cooking method that is making its way into home kitchens, including ours: Sous vide. The words are French for “under vacuum.” It was adopted by Georges Pralus in 1974 for a restaurant in Roanne, France. In 2009 Thomas Keller wrote the acclaimed Under Pressure:...

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What’s new: California Distilled Spirits in Auburn and Pizza Bar in Truckee

What’s new: California Distilled Spirits in Auburn and Pizza Bar in Truckee

LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLING California Distilled Spirits of Auburn, founded last year, is the first distillery to (legally) operate in Placer County since Prohibition. We wrote about the startup in our last issue, pointing out that it is available at Corti Bros. and Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, among other places. In the foothills it is available...

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Exploring Hope Valley

Exploring Hope Valley

ALONG HISTORIC HWY. 88, THE route of pioneers such as John Fremont and Kit Carson, Hope Valley near Lake Tahoe is known for its scenic beauty and recreation. The valley is popular with fishermen and hikers in summer, leaf peepers in fall and skiers in winter. Tucked away on the valley’s eastern edge, Sorensen’s Resort...

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Marshmology: the art of making s’mores over an open fire

Marshmology: the art of making s’mores over an open fire

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF marshmology? It is a term used at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe and refers to the art of making s’mores over an open fire, a longtime tradition. The first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts of 1927. In...

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The Snowball Express

The Snowball Express

IN THE 1930S, VISITORS TRAVELED from the Bay Area and Sacramento to Truckee on Southern Pacific railroad’s “Snowball Express.” Now our magazine calls the internet the “Snowball Express”—to spread the word about our region’s burgeoning food, wine and beer, and music and arts scene, with a “snowballing effect.” This is one reason we also have...

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