South Lake Tahoe: Where to Eat, Drink & Stay Now

Cocktail Corner

Published January 3, 2022, in my The Bold Italic (TBI) column (my Bold Italic articles and weekly restaurant reviews here), I cover Lake Tahoe, which has long held the enchantment for me it has for many: stunning beauty, expansive blue, snow-capped mountains on all sides, dense pine and fir forests. It’s the Switzerland of California, complete with wood cabins and cozy restaurants.

Granted, much of the food caters to tourists or the basics — city-worthy food, this is not, only slightly improving in the 20 years I’ve been week-ending in Tahoe. But there are gems and here’s a guide to a few, from dining to coffee to cocktails, in South Lake Tahoe.

Article here:

Weekend-ing Travel Series at TBI:
— Weekend-ing: Affordable, Hidden Gems in Nevada’s Capital, Carson City
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sonoma Edition
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sebastopol Edition

Sunset from Edgewood South Lake Tahoe


Gastromaniac arancini


Restaurant at Edgewood smoked fish


Sunset from Edgewood resort


Empanash empanadas


View from Idle Wine Bar