Day trips, weekend getaways and vacation destinations are the focus of this blog. Food & wine, The Lake Tahoe area and California’s wine country will feature prominently.
Restaurants in small mountain towns have all the usual challenges that city eateries do, and then some: they also face the additional problem of navigating the seasonal ebb and flow of tourism, even when they are located around Lake Tahoe, and even when they are in affluent towns like Incline Village. Incline has a full-time population of fewer than 9,000 people, which, in summer, swells to well over 16,000.For a restaurant to succeed here, it has to be very good. Incline is fortunate to have several excellent spots that have become staples in the local dining scene. For something beyond the family-friendly, budget minded favorites like Tomaatos and Austins, try bite the next time you are on the north side of the lake. On this trip, the husband and I stopped in at bite, “a tapas...