Life in Lake Tahoe with a bit of real estate news

Eagle Lake Trail is located near Emerald Bay on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  This is a great out and back hike up to Eagle Lake.  It is approximately 2 miles so it can be a good half day hike or take your time throughout the day.  It is usually accessible from June till October.

The River Grill is located near the Y in Tahoe City and sits above the Truckee River.  Fanny Bridge and the Lake Tahoe Dam are very close and worth a look.  They recommend reservations and you can even request a favorite table.  Their seasonal menus offer many starters, salads, soups and entrees.  They have a nice wine list and serve beer, cocktails, martinis and other specialty drinks.  They also have a great happy hour menu.

River Grill

The Dam Cafe is located at the Y in Tahoe City.  They have breakfast and lunch consisting of burritos, bagels and sandwiches.  Take out is available and they have outdoor seating where dogs are welcome.  They do not serve alcohol and do not have wi-fi which makes this a comfortable and cozy atmosphere to get away for a bit.  Close by is the Lake Tahoe Dam, the Truckee River and The Gatekeeper's Museum.  After lunch, head over to The Bridgetender for a b...

The Thai Kitchen Restaurant is located in Tahoe City close to the Y.  They have great lunch and dinner specials and are open 7 days a week, however they are closed between lunch and dinner for a bit.  The menu consists of many appetizers, soups, salads, curries, fried rice dishes, noodle dishes, entrees and specialty dishes.  They also serve desserts, beer, wine and soft drinks.  Brown rice is available and you can customize your spiciness.

Thai Kitchen Restaurant

The Blue Agave is located in the heart of Tahoe City across from Commons Beach.  This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the whole area and their carnita dishes are known by locals and visitors alike.  They have an extensive menu including nachos, wings, guacamole dip, soups, salads, fajitas, burritos, chimichangas, large and small plates including many specials.  They also have a lunch menu, a kid's menu and a great happy hour.  Try one of their specialty margaritas or have your own Tequila tasting as they have over 100 Tequilas.  Very nice atmo...

Zia Lina is located in Tahoe City.  They have a great atmosphere with a cozy feel.  Whether seated at the bar or in the restaurant you will feel comfortable.  They are open daily for happy hour and dinner.  The menu consists of antipastas, salads, pizzas and pastas.  The wood fired oven helps with the originality of the pizzas.  They have a full bar with spirits, wine and beer.

Zia Lina

Rosies Cafe is located in the heart of Tahoe City.  The atmosphere is like no other cafe with many antiques and knick knacks throughout the restaurant.  They offer meals all day long with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and they have a menu for the kids.  They have a full bar and a nice wine list.  Say hi to Dennis, he has been there for over 30 years.

Rosies Cafe

Christy Hill is located in the center of Tahoe City sitting just above Lake Tahoe.  The lakefront setting is hard to beat and the menu is as well.  The San Francisco Chronicle voted Christy Hill the most romantic restaurant.  They have a great wine list and the service is casual but mindful.  The bike path along the lake is just down the hill and is a short distance to Commons Beach.  They have a great outdoor bar just below the restaurant which is open in the summer months.

Wolfdale's is located in the center of Tahoe City and offers great views of Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin enhancing an already incredible dining experience.  They have a dinner menu consisting of teasers, soups, salads, small plates, entrees, and desserts.  They have a full bar with a great happy hour and specialty drinks and wines.  This is one of the best atmospheres you will find for fine dining in the area.


Jake's on the Lake is located in the heart of Tahoe City in The Boatworks Mall and has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe when considering lake front dining.  It was established in 1978 and features a California Cusine.  They have lunch, dinner, and cafe menus, a great wine list as well as a kids menu.