Food & Drink: What’s new in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Food & Drink – What’s Up In Our Region:
LOOMIS BASIN BREWING CO. OPENING A GASTROPUB
The craft brewery plans to open its gastropub and smokehouse this summer. The restaurant is at 3640 Taylor Rd. in downtown Loomis, next to Taylor’s burgers. It expects to offer over 14 beers on tap.
The pub and barbecue menu will feature [...]

Tesla ramps up production expectations while Reno-area Gigafactory is on track

Gigafactory construction and implementation near Reno continues at a pace consistent with Tesla’s plans for cell production by year end. This will result in battery cell production in 2016, in preparation for a ramped up build plan, Tesla said in its shareholders letter on Wednesday.
“Additionally, given the demand for Model 3, we have decided to [...]

Delta launches seasonal Atlanta-Reno nonstop geared toward skiers

Just in time for the 2016-17 ski and ride season, travelers from Atlanta will have nonstop access to  Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on Delta Air Lines via Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Delta will fly nonstop between Reno-Tahoe and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offering passengers connection opportunities to 90 destinations across the entire Eastern U.S. and Canada, Caribbean, Central [...]

Campo Kale Salad

Ingredients:
Julienne Dino Kale (Lacinto Kale, Calvalo Nero)
Poached Egg
Parmesan Crumble
Kosher Salt
Fresh Pepper
Lemon Garlic Dressing
1.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
1.5 oz. champagne vinegar
4 oz. grape seed oil
4 oz. extra virgin olive oil
2 T chopped garlic
Kosher salt
For the crumble:
1. Heat oven to 300 degrees, line a cookie sheet with parchment or nonstick pad. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Form [...]

Old Italian food is “new again”

“ALL THOSE old Italian chestnuts, from meatballs to eggplant parm, are getting new focus,” observes Baum & Whiteman in Brooklyn N.Y., the preeminent food and restaurant consultant. “Fancy sandwich shops are nostalgically meaning them as hero sandwiches with social aspirations. Also growing: Consumer recognition of ancient and regional Italian grapes: bonarda, aglianico and negroarmaro.”
We can’t [...]

Destination dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

GREAT FOOD IS A PART OF EVERY adventure. In our region, imaginative chefs and restaurateurs are invigorating the dining scene, and a growing number are winning rave reviews—from the James Beard Foundation, OpenTable, respected restaurant critics and food magazines.
Farm-to-fork restaurants are a way of life in the foothills, not a fad, thanks to an abundance [...]

Jet Blue to offer only nonstop New York-Reno flight, offering easy access to Tahoe

JetBlue Airways will be the only airline to offer nonstop service between Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the U.S. East Coast as it launches service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 28, 2015. Reno-Tahoe will be the airline’s 89th destination and is among a number of new JetBlue routes [...]

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states.
EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in Reno, [...]

New video: Campo Chef-Owner Mark Estee shares his “whole hog” culinary philosophy

Mark Estee is driven by a love for authentic ingredients that create true connections between land, farmer, food and diner. Whether it is hand-choosing his restaurant’s produce or meat from a local organic farm or developing new dishes based on his “Whole Hog Philosophy,” Estee believes in building full-flavored food using every portion of [...]

Squaw hosting a “welcome home” celebration for Tahoe Olympians on March 21

Editor’s note: Here’s the letter from Squaw Valley Ski Holdings chief executive Andy Wirth announcing a “welcome home” celebration for Tahoe Olympians.
Dear Lake Tahoe Community:
I trust that you were as inspired and moved as I was while watching the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was with great pride that we all watched athletes from our country [...]

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