Eat + Drink

October 24, 2014

Interview, article, and photos by Stacey A.

Honestly, I’m not one of those coffee-drinkers who has a specific allegiance to any one place in Truckee. I’ll go to Coffeebar or Wild Cherries depending on convenience, and Dark Horse is more than worthy to be thrown into that mix.

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters on the corner of West River St. and Brockway Rd.

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters opened mid-August in the building where the old bookstore used to be off West River Street. I was lured in by their five star Yelp review and a recommendation from a friend. I interviewed co-owner Drew Taylor about his passion and business. 

Taylor and his wife and co-owner, Cassidy, met in 2009 while working at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in San Diego.

“Once I tasted their coffee, I was hooked,” Taylor says.

Inspired by Bird Rock owner, Chuck Patton, Taylor devoted a few years to learning everything he could about coffee. Shortly after, he began home-roasting coffee beans from a starter kit off the Internet.

“It was like a rabbit hole for me, trying to learn about this specific plant.”

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October 11, 2014

by Stacey A.

We've come to that weird time of year where it certainly isn't summer anymore, but we still have a month or so to kill until the snow starts falling. Basically, there are two choices- wallow away at home hibernating until Thanksgiving or take advantage of the lack of tourists and have some fun in downtown Truckee. I compiled a list of restaurant happy hours to pass the time. Most of the establishments are experiencing some of the slowest times for business all year, and lucky for locals, there are awesome food and drink deals. Hopefully you're finally recovered from last weekend's wine walk!

From A-Z:

Bar of America:  Days: Monday-Thursday Hours: 4-6 p.m Specials: Assorted discounts on food and drink 

Best Pies:  Days: Everyday Hours: 2-6 p.m. Specials: Domestic beer and a single topping slice for $5. Upgrade to a microbrew for an extra $1, $1 off whiskey on Wednesdays

Casa Baeza:  Days: Monday-Thursday Hours: 2-6 p.m. Specials: margaritas $1 off and beers $.50 off

Coffeebar:  Days: Everyday 

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July 24, 2014

by Stacey A. 

Twenty-four-year-old Lindsey Telling, owner and designer at Earthly Treasures, is passionate about jewelry making. Not only is this her first year at Truckee Thursdays, it's also her first craft show ever. For someone who just started selling jewelry two years ago, her business is already gaining momentum. 

There's an abundance of handmade jewelry at Truckee Thursdays, but Lindsey's products have a very distinctive look to them. Her pieces embody that "earthy" feel, using materials like arrowheads, turquoise, jade, leather, and gathering her inspiration from nature, Native American traditions, and Buddhist roots. 

Colorado born and raised, Lindsey feels very comfortable in the mountains. She moved to Lake Tahoe six years ago for college and graduated from Sierra Nevada College in 2012 with a business degree. She says her education helps her manage her own accounting and marketing. 

Even though she learned how to make jewelry in a high school class, she's been experimenting with it since she was thirteen years old. She remembers taking her mother's old jewelry apart

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June 30, 2014
by Stacey A.
There is much more going on in the area this holiday weekend than just fireworks. From bluegrass to electronic to country, this week is all about the music. For some of us, it just might be better to wait until after the fireworks for our holiday celebration to begin. 
Northstar California is hosting it's 8th annual Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday. For only $30, guests can enjoy a souvenir pint glass with complimentary beer tasting from 27 breweries, 21 of them based locally out of California. $1 of each ticket is donated to the Truckee Trails Foundation.
The event usually draws about 2,000 beer drinkers. The beerfest is both family and dog-friendly and is free to anyone not participating in the tastings. There will be balloon twisting for the kids as well as games like corn hole, ring toss, and other backyard games offered for a $1 donation. 
This year Stockton-based Snap Johnson & The Knock on Wood Players and Michigan-based Lindsey Lou & the Flatbellies will bring bluegrass to The Village from 3-4:30 and
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February 13, 2014

February 14 - 16, 2014

The Insider's picks for the most happenin' events in town.

Make Valentine's "A Night to Remember" with Rambo Party Productions.

Friday, February 14th

Best Chance of Getting Lucky on Valentine’s Day
What: Rambo Party Productions presents “A Night to Remember”
Where: Lakeside, Tahoe City
When: Friday, February 14th; 9pm

“Prepare to GET DOWN. Prepare to DANCE NON STOP.” At least that’s what the promo flyers promise. The Rambo Production team throws a good party, so I wouldn’t doubt it. Music by Chango, Grubtron, Ground$core, and Lamb Chop. $5 before 10pm / $10 after 10pm.

Reason to go: If you have a date, this could be the best Valentine’s deal around; if you don’t, you just might by the end of the night.

Friday, February 14th

Best Way to While Away the Afternoon with Your Valentine
What: 2013 Pink Barn Rosé Release
Where: Truckee River Winery
When: Friday, February 14th; 12 – 7pm

Truckee River Winery invites you to the tasting room

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