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Jul 18, 2011 01:26 PM

NYC hounds first trip to Lake Tahoe/Truckee

We have rented a house in Truckee for a week in August and are totally unfamiliar with the area. I've picked up a few Tahoe threads, thought we would definitely check out Moody's and maybe Dragonfly for dinner. Could use a few more recommendations, how is Big Water Grille? Wild Goose? Generally we like local, simple fare, prefer American food on this trip (with sushi exception I mentioned). If we cook, which is likely for a few meals, any recs for a good liquor/wine store with a good California selection? How about groceries, and also fresh produce/meat/seafood? Is there a local farmers market and if so, where and when?

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  1. Hope I'm not too late! Thursday is Farmers Market night. The Pour House for great wine and cheese to pack into a picnic. Moody's is a MUST - but bring a credit card with a high limit! Burger Me for a quick lunch. Decent mexican at El Toro Bravo - but the drinks are worth going for! Don't miss Wild Cherries for scones and muffins along with their great coffee. Hope you have or had a great trip!

    Pour House
    4041 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308

    El Toro Bravo
    123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

    Burger Me
    10418 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

    1. Don't overlook going into Squaw Valley for dining with spectacular views.

      1. Oh boy - just seeing this! Definitely Moody's and Dragonfly, and recommend perusing Squaw and Northstar Villages (Ritz has Manzanita). If you're venturing over to Incline Village where Big Water Grille is located, check out Bite - small plates and fun atmosphere.