A Foodies Guide

BYOB: Bring Your Own Box and Reduce Waste in Truckee

The Station takeout menu, reusable to-go box, and to-go drink The Station takeout menu, reusable to-go box, and to-go drink

BYOB: Bring Your Own Box and Reduce Waste in Truckee

The Station takeout menu, reusable to-go box, and to-go drink

There’s a big idea in this small mountain town that’s bringing local businesses and restaurant goers together to cut down on waste destined for landfills. It’s a program launched by Keep Truckee Green that replaces single-use takeout containers with reusable to-go boxes at several restaurants in Truckee.

We all know that single-use products generate tons of waste. There are plastic bags, utensils, paper napkins,

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Where Truckee Chefs Source Local Produce (and You Can Too) at Tahoe Food Hub

Where Truckee Chefs Source Local Produce (and You Can Too) at Tahoe Food Hub

Ever had a salad made with fresh vegetables picked the day before? Head to some of Truckee’s finest restaurants like Old Town Tap, Cottonwood, Stella at the Cedar House and The Station, to name a few, and you could have the opportunity to enjoy a meal prepared with produce picked within the last 12 hours. 

What’s the secret to area chefs sourcing the freshest,

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Truckee’s Thriving Craft Brewery & Distillery Scene

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Truckee’s Thriving Craft Brewery & Distillery Scene

Alibi Ale Works Truckee, California

Calling Truckee home has advantages in all the obvious senses — unfettered access to the mountains, jewel-toned alpine lakes straight out of a postcard, and world-class skiing in every direction. As a creative who has made Truckee my base camp for work and play, there’s no better source of inspiration than the alpenglow on the Sierra. But what good are endless daytime adventures without the local watering hole to dish out tall tales après?

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Dine or Stay at West Shore Café & Inn

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Dine or Stay at West Shore Café & Inn

West Shore Cafe Truckee Chamber Member

Dine or stay on the shores of Lake Tahoe at the West Shore Café & Inn. Experience the magic, breathtaking views, delicious seasonal California cuisine, live music, and outdoor dining. The West Shore Café & Inn boasts an elegant fine dining room with pier dining available during the summer, bar, and a great venue for hosting your special event.

West Shore Cafe Truckee Chamber Member

Gorgeous lodging units provide some of the nicest accommodations in the region offering four elegant mountain-inspired guest suites and two classic mountain-inspired guest rooms.

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TASTE OF TRUCKEE – MEET CHEF DAVID SMITH

TASTE OF TRUCKEE – MEET CHEF DAVID SMITH

Meet Chef David Smith of Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Cafe. Bringing 30 years of culinary experience, Smith oversees the menu selection and kitchen operations for the restaurant located in the Alder Creek Adventure Center at Tahoe Donner’s Cross Country Ski Center.

Originally from upstate New York, Smith worked under top chefs at Chambers Landing and The West Shore Café,

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

Truckee Visitors Guide Summer Fall 2018

Explore everything that Truckee has to offer with the 2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide! Learn about Truckee’s annual fun events. See our list of many fun hiking and biking trails. Read our guide to local craft beer plus where to dine! Discover why the stars shine brighter in Truckee. Check out the 20-mile Museum, Donner Memorial Bridge, and richen your historic knowledge along the scenic and breathtaking Old California Highway 40.

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Alex Tolger Open’s Kitchen Collab Co-Working Space

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Alex Tolger Open’s Kitchen Collab Co-Working Space

Kitchen Collab

Kitchen Collab, the first and only member-based commercial kitchen ‘makerspace’ is now open in Truckee, California. Membership offers affordable 24/7 access to workspace, equipment and steward services. Designed to help small culinary businesses grow and thrive, Kitchen Collab provides a collaborative atmosphere where like-minded culinary professionals can collaborate on everything from pop-up dinners and staffing, to accessing wholesale pricing from a variety of local,

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TRUCKEE CRAW THAW MUSIC FESTIVAL APRIL 27-28

TRUCKEE CRAW THAW MUSIC FESTIVAL APRIL 27-28

FIRST TO ARRIVE, FIRST TO ENTER

 

A FREE New Orleans-inspired spring event, the TRUCKEE CRAW THAW Music Festival will bring a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, cajun cuisine and family fun to historic downtown Truckee, California April 27 & 28, 2018. To learn more visit www.truckeecrawthaw.com. RSVP ticket is no longer requested. RSVP ticket provides free entry but does not guarantee entry at the time of arrival: first to arrive,

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Taste of Truckee – Chef Larry Abney of Red Truck

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Taste of Truckee – Chef Larry Abney of Red Truck

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The Chef:

Larry Abney grew up cooking alongside his mother in the kitchen, but he didn’t consider becoming a professional chef until after college.

“Growing up I worked on a ranch and we would all go to a nice restaurant with the owner. It was the nicest restaurant in town, an Italian place,” chef Abney said.

In the kitchen of the fanciest restaurant in his small hometown,

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Taste of Truckee: Morgan’s Lobster Shack

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Taste of Truckee: Morgan’s Lobster Shack

Morgan's Lobster Shack Lobster Roll

Morgan’s Lobster Shack

The Owners:

East Coasters rejoice upon entering Morgan’s Lobster Shack, where they can find a lobster roll
just like back home, right in downtown Truckee, California or in Reno, Nevada.
Shawn Whitney is the owner of Morgan’s and he says he does everything from washing the
dishes to helping with the menu.

“I’m the highest and the lowest man on the totem pole,” he laughed.

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