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    Fiamma Cucina Rustica: Creative Cucina Rustica

    by karenincalifornia Updated Mar 16, 2004

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    Fiamma Cucina Rustica, Tahoe City, CA

    Fiamma's chef is incredibly creative. We had the most delicious and innovative dinner at this restaurant with an exceptionally appealing atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: One of the most delicious vegetarian dishes I've ever had - roasted acorn squash filled with wild rice risotto with wild mushrooms, dried cranberries and hazelnuts, sitting on a bed of greens with raspberry vinagrette.

    Basil (yes, basil) gelato for dessert! Mmmmm - mmmmm! Delicious!

    The Persnickety Teens devoured the shrimp and scallops fettucini with a light white wine cream and basil sauce and sun dried tomatoes.

    The restaurant also serves pizzas, a variety of pastas, roast pork tenderloin, steak, and chicken, all very creatively prepared.

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    Coyote's: Innovative South of the Border Cuisine

    by karenincalifornia Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    Coyote's Restaurant, Tahoe City, CA

    Coyote's cuisine is unique. We saw it advertised as a Mexican restaurant, but that description is somewhat misleading. The menu has a strong south of the border influence, but it also has a Carribbean bent as well.

    The food is absolutely delicious. The restaurant is small, so definitely make reservations.

    Favorite Dish: Although you will see items such as chicken mole and tamales on the menu, this is not a traditional Mexican restaurant. Creative and unique south of the border/Carribbean is how I would describe it. Everything we ordered was excellent. I will definitely eat here again when on my next trip to Tahoe City!

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    Lakehouse Pizza/Eggschange: Casual lakeside eatery

    by karenincalifornia Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Lakeside restaurants in Tahoe City, CA

    This restaurant is unique because it has TWO names. In the morning it serves breakfast and calls itself the Eggschange. During lunch and dinner, it calls itself Lakehouse Pizza and Bar.

    Whatever its name, the views from this restaurant can't be beat. This photo was taken from the nearby pier. Lakehouse Pizza is the second building from the left behind the huge snow drift.

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    Wild Goose: Elegant dining on Tahoe's north shore

    by karenincalifornia Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    Wild Good Restaurant on the Tahoe north shore

    The ambiance, view and menu at Wild Goose are all superb. This is one of the north shore's best and most popular upscale restaurants. The decor is beautiful - elegant Tahoe with a Japanese influence. Large plate glass windows overlook the lake.

    Favorite Dish: Everyone in the family enjoyed his or her dishes. I ordered a delicious porcini risotto. Hubby and the Persnickity Teens enjoyed their pork chops, wild Atlantic sea bass and chicken ravioli. All dishes are creatively prepared.

    Wine list is excellent.

    Try the signature cocktails. The signature margarita is made with homemade sweet and sour - the hallmark of a fine bartender.

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    Fire Sign Cafe: Good old fashioned homestyle cooking

    by karenincalifornia Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Fire Sign Cafe, Tahoe City, CA

    This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but when you see all the cars that are constantly parked outside, you know this is a happening place. Fire Sign is a popular spot with the locals in Tahoe City, and for good reason. Their homestyle breakfasts and lunches are outstanding, and they serve very healthy portions.

    Open for breakfast and lunch only. Serves delicious omelettes, burgers, sandwiches, salads, hot blackberry cobbler.

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    Christy Hill Restaurant: Fabulous food and views

    by karenincalifornia Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Lake Tahoe from Christy Hill Restaurant, CA

    Christy Hill Restaurant is located right on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Its large plate glass windows will give you the most beautiful views as you experience their delicious cuisine. The menu is California with a French influence.

    Favorite Dish: The dinner menu includes creative game, meat, fish and fowl entrees. There is also always at least one outstanding vegetarian dish. I had roasted eggplant, wild rice, and sauteed vegetables au gratin. Very creative and very delicious!

    This photo shows the beautiful view that awaits you from the restaurant.

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    Gold Coast Mid-Mountain Lodge: Dining al fresco at Squaw

    by karenincalifornia Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Dining al fresco at Squaw Valley, CA

    Nothing beats eating outside on the slopes on a sunny day. As ski resort food goes, Squaw's is at the top 10% (which isn't saying too much, if you've sampled ski resort food). The Gold Coast Lodge at the top of the funitel has a food court with pretty decent food. These diners especially liked the High Tech Burritos and tacos. And of course, a full bar is only a few steps away making this a perfect place to take a break in the middle of the day.

    Headwall, with its challenging mogul runs, is in the background.

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    Rosie's Cafe: Local Charm

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 28, 2009

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    A beautiful little place that is a favorite of locals and visitors. It was quite busy that day.

    American Food, full bar, childrens menu’s

    Breakfast 6:30am
    Lunch 12:30pm
    Happy Hour 3:00pm
    Dinner 5:00pm-10pm

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    Pete & Peters: Local Hangout!

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 28, 2009

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    I thought I would enclude this place if you were looking for someplace to rest and relax while exploring Tahoe City. It appears to be a place where the locals hangout for drinking, playing pool, cool jukeboxs, and watching sports. Not food place.

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    Jake's: Jake's on the Lake

    by goingsolo Written Jan 1, 2007

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    Lake Tahoe

    Jake's is a popular dine by the lake option in Tahoe City. Even though we couldn't enjoy the outdoor deck in the winter, we had a fabulous meal here. Seafood seemed to be the specialty of the house and it didn't disappoint. The ahi tuna rolls were spectacular and the seabass was absolutely delicious. Service was fantastic as well.

    Jake's is one of the nicer restaurants in Tahoe City. Like everything else in this area, dress code remains casual. Jeans are acceptable anywhere in the area.

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    Old Range Steakhouse: Old Range Steakhouse

    by goingsolo Updated Jan 14, 2007

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    Lake Tahoe

    I really like the casual and friendly nature of this place. Since its located on the opposite side of the road from the lake, you won't find the great views here. But its a good place to go to load up on large portions of food.

    Like most places in Tahoe City, the casual dress code is enforced. Jeans are fine and, in the winter, its more about keeping warm than dressing to impress.

    Steaks are the main attraction here. The prime rib was very good as well. Between the steaks and salads, we were too full to contemplate dessert.

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    The Damn Cafe: The Damn Cafe

    by goingsolo Updated Jan 6, 2007

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    This is a great choice for a healthy breakfast. The tiny cafe has its share of bagels and muffins and also makes some pretty good breakfast burritos. Its a tiny place with only a few tables and gets a bit of a crowd flowing in and out, grabbing a cup of coffee to go or sitting around for a bit planning their outdoor adventures.

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    Bridgetender: Best Burger in Lake Tahoe

    by TravelSimone Updated Jun 30, 2005

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    This is my favorite restaurant in Tahoe on a sunny day. It is located on the North Shore in Tahoe City. One of the best things about Bridgetender is its location right along the Truckee River. You can sit under huge pine trees and take in the view of the lazy river.

    This is a casual and laid back place- jeans, shorts, t-shirts and tank-tops. Tourists and locals mix happily in the sunshine.

    Although it has a dining room inside the actual restaurant, the best spots are found on the huge patio along the river. The beers are cold, and the burger selection is enormous. The fries and onion rings are enough to make any dieter cheat!

    Favorite Dish: Avocado, bacon and swiss burger! I never eat hamburgers. I normally "just say no" to all that fat and heartburn. However, I can't resist a few burgers a year at Bridgetender!

    The price might be less than $10 a person if you don't ring up the tab with all those cold beers.

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    Wild Goose: For Atkins Lovers

    by karenincalifornia Updated Oct 15, 2004

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    Lamb dinner at Wild Goose on the north shore

    We ate at the Wild Goose in February 2004 during Mick Jagger Week, and then again in October 2004. The chef changed in between those two times, and so did the menu.

    Now the menu has a mild Japanese influence. Note emphasis on "mild". But it is there.

    Favorite Dish: For Atkins lovers, you can order the lamb dish which includes lamb cooked about 18 different way. To balance things out, the dish also comes with some carbs (a pear shaped glob of mashed potatoes) and some green stuff (sauteed spinach and pearl onions).

    My teenage son, who is a major lamb fan, ordered this dish and said it was delicious, except for the lamb sausage which he said was "weird".

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    Wild Goose: How's this for a vegetarian dish?

    by karenincalifornia Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Vegetarian dish at Wild Goose

    Wild Goose earned a 10 out of 10 rating from me for its vegetarian dish. Actually, I got 3 dishes. Pictured here is Wild Goose's trio of vegetarian dishes (not specifically on the menu - you'll need to ask): sauteed green beans, asparagus and orange and yellow baby carrots, grilled wild mushrooms and linguine with tomatoes and olive oil.

    Very delicious!

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