Life in Lake Tahoe with a bit of real estate news

Garwoods is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Carnelian Bay.  There are great views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras looking South and East.  This is a great place to watch moon rises over the East Shore as well as sunsets and the alpine glow.  They have a public pier and buoys and they attract many boaters in the summer months.  Try the infamous Wet Woody, a rum and juice mixture served out of a Taylor machine which makes it a frozen concoction.

The Old Range Steakhouse is located in Tahoe Vista just across Hwy 28 from Lake Tahoe.  It is the efforts of a Chicago native that makes this a must visit restaurant.  Some of the items on the menu include pork chops, barbecue ribs, rotisserie chicken, crab legs, filet mignon and prime rib.  Be ready to eat or take home a doggy bag because their portions are large.  They have a very cozy atmosphere and a full bar with a great selection of wine.

Old Range Steakhouse

Caliente is located on the eastern end of Kings Beach.  It went through a major remodel and opened in August of 2007.  They have an extensive menu featuring many authentic appetizers, dinners, and desserts.  They also have a very large selection of Tequila which enables one to taste many different Margaritas.  Try their signature drink, The ChupaCabra.

Website: Caliente Southwest South


The Char-Pit is a great little burger joint in Kings Beach.  It was established in 1962 as a summer time walk-up stand.  In 1977 they began year round business.  They have a great catering business meeting many needs.  They also have ice cream, shakes, malts, sundaes, and they serve beer.

Website: Char-Pit

Jason's, as everyone knows it, is located lakeside of Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach.  They are famous for their salad bar and offer many specialties.  They have a full bar, live music on the weekends, and outdoor seating in the summer months.

Jason's Beachside

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant has many locations in the Sacramento area and opened a restaurant in Northstar.  They offer banquets, catering, special events and sushiology which is a hands on sushi class.  The menu includes small plates, salads, bento boxes, dinner items, nigiri sushi and sashimi, rolls, other items from the sushi bar and party platters.

Mikuni's website

Mikuni in Northstar

Petra is located in The Village at Northstar. They serve lunch and dinner and have an extensive selection of wine. The menu consists of many unique items such as an Artisan cheese plate, Spanakopita, homemade hummus, salads, pastas, short ribs, sea bass, and tasty desserts. They also offer wine flights, wine tasting, and various beers.

Tacos Jalisco has a location in the Village at Northstar and in Truckee behind 7-11.  They offer tasty food covering typical Mexican plates.  The decor is simple Mexicano as well as the presentation of the plates but the food is always consistent and very good.  They also offer beer and wine.  This is a great place for a quick, tasty, authentic meal.


Tavern 6330 is located in The Village at Northstar near the Gondola, in fact one can ski to their deck from the Village Run.  They have great apps, soups, salads, sandwiches, medium and large entrees, as well as a kids menu and tasty desserts.  They offer a full bar with wine and beer.  This is a great location to relax after a few runs or a full day of skiing or riding.

Tavern 6330

The Rubicon Pizza Company is located in the Village at Northstar near the ice skating rink.  Their menu includes appetizers, pasta dishes, pizzas, salads, desserts and a kids menu.  The bar serves bottle and draught beer and red and white wine.  They have a comfortable atmospher and this is a great place to hang out after a long day on the slopes.