Pizza & Pasta: Where to get it

ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING WILL TAKE its place at the table as a top food trend in 2012, predicts Saveur magazine. Regional Italian food also is high on the list. Some menu items and area restaurants that serve notable ones are:
LASAGNA Tofanelli’s Lasagna is made in-house from a recipe handed down from generations, with layers of [...]

Soups & Stews: Where to find comfort by the spoonful

Soups & Stews: Where to find comfort by the spoonful in the foothills and Sierra:
Gumbo
Not the traditional roux thickened gumbo. It is a hearty soup topped with gingered greens and served with cornbread. Changes daily. Ike’s has been “keeping it Creole” for a decade.
Ike’s Quarter Cafe
401 Commercial St., NC, 265-6138
IkesQuarterCafe.com
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Fresh [...]

Best Burgers in the Foothills and Truckee/Tahoe

THE BURGER IS AN AMERICAN CLASSIC, just like mom and apple pie. Each year, Americans chow down 40 billion of them. Now the scrawny patty that gave rise to the $130 billion-a-year fast food industry is being reinvented as a gourmet entree.
More burgers are being made with organic and local ingredients: grass-fed beef, homemade [...]