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Foodie news you can useEditorandamp;#8217;s note: Submit your dining news to aedgett@sierrasun.com, subject, dining. You may include health tips, events, gluten-free recipes, whatever fires you up. Please include the 5ws: who, what, when, where and contact information. Submissions printed news space permitting.Truckee Hotel celebrates renovations withfree music, wine and tour at Truckee ThursdaysThe historic Truckee Hotel, located at the east end of Commercial Row will host an open house Thursday, June 21, 4-8 p.m. This is the first in a series of open houses set to coincide with the weekly Truckee Thursday event celebrating the hotelandamp;#8217;s recent renovations. The Truckee Hotel has been a historic Sierra Tahoe landmark since it opened its doors as the American House in 1873. While it has undergone a facelift here and there, the recent improvements have added first-rate amenities and service without detracting from its charm and affordable rates. Bathtubs still have claw feet, the mirror in lobby survived the fire of 1909, friendly ghosts are happy with the new warm color, soft candle-lit effect of new chandeliers and proximity to other great Truckee haunts. (Do ghosts do the Legacy Trail?). The open house starts at 4 p.m., with complimentary Moodyandamp;#8217;s wine on tap served at Lorien Powerandamp;#8217;s Jewelry Studio in the lobby, adjacent to the new parlor. The hosted music starts at 6 p.m. Self-guided tours are welcome until 8 p.m. For more information call 530-587-4444.Announcing the new Sawtooth Ridge CafeSawtooth Ridge Cafe in Tahoe City is the new spot for entertainment on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Throughout the summer the Caf will host an ongoing music series featuring such names as The Shotgun Wedding Sting Quintet, Mojo Green Project, I Digress and A Thief at Heart.To accompany the music patrons can enjoy a signature libations, a wine list created by a master sommelier and a host of micro brews by the bottle and a standard bar. The Cafeandamp;#8217;s bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday nights from 5 p.m., with special events nightly. Tuesdays will feature any three micro brews for $10. Mix it up Wednesdays will showcase an artist, guest speaker or adventure film. On Thursdays, the Caf will host a martinis and jazz night. Putting a wrap on the week will be live entertainment or DJs, appearing on the 240-square foot stage Friday and Saturday nights. For a schedule visit facebook.com/Sawtooth Ridge Cafe.On June 22, the Cafe will begin serving a tapas bar menu featuring small bits on a southern flare with a California twist. Sawtooth Ridge Cafe is located 877 North Lake Tahoe Blvd., Tahoe City. Call 530-583-2880 or email hillarytalbot@gmail.com.Farm Fresh Dinner at PlumpJack CafeWith the mountains as your backdrop and the creek by your side, join PlumpJack Cafe and two local farmers for memorable farm-to-table outdoor dining experiences.On Thursday, June 21, Executive Chef Ben andamp;#8220;Wyattandamp;#8221; Dufresne is teaming up with local farmer Elizabeth Reifers of Spanish Spring Greens Farm to hand-select and then prepare the farmandamp;#8217;s freshest ingredients for a multi-course family-style meal paired with PlumpJackandamp;#8217;s favorite summer wines. Dinner will be an al fresco dining experience. Four course dinner, $50; paired with wine, $85.Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms will hand-select and then prepare the freshest ingredients for a multi-course meal paired with summer wines, Sept. 13, cost is $85, tax and gratuity not included.Space is limited, reservations must be made seven days in advance. Visit plumpjackcafe.com to make a reservation through OpenTable, or call 530-583-1578.Tahoe City Wine WalkEnjoy andamp;#8220;Wines With A Viewandamp;#8221; and all the charms of Downtown Tahoe City, at the sixth annual Tahoe City Wine Walk, Saturday, June 23, noon-4 p.m.Promised to be andamp;#8220;the most fun you can have in Tahoe City in one afternoonandamp;#8221; the Tahoe City Wine Walk features 30 tasting locations at shops and businesses along the sidewalk and lakeside in Tahoe City. Premium wines will be paired with tasty morsels provided by area restaurants and caterers. Live music will be performed at three downtown locations to further enhance your day.Tickets are available online at http://www.TahoeCityWineWalk.com. The cost $35 in advance or $45 if purchased on Wine Walk day. Your ticket gets you admission, wine tastes and treats, a commemorative wine glass and a andamp;#8220;gift bagandamp;#8221; of coupons and gifts from sponsors.Wild Goose Friday dinner cruisesFriday dinner cruises are offered weekly. The Wild Goose II departs at 5 p.m. from the North Tahoe Marina, arriving at the West Shore Caf andamp; Innandamp;#8217;s pier at 5:50 p.m. for dinner with a return/departure time between 8:15 – 8:30 p.m. to the North Tahoe Marina. Dinner cruise packages are $150 for adults and $105 for children; and include on-board beverages as well as a prix-fix choice of a salad or appetizer, entre, and dessert at the caf.The new Wild Goose II cruise packages celebrates the West Shore Caf andamp; Innandamp;#8217;s boating heritage and lakefront location.Reserve a Wild Goose II cruise to the West Shore Caf andamp; Inn at WestShoreCafe.com or by calling 530-525-5200. Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoeandamp;#8220;Grand Dining Adventureandamp;#8221; RaffleThe Humane Society has joined forces with area restaurants to create an adventure in dining.For the ticket price of $10, youandamp;#8217;ll have the opportunity to win 10 $100 gift certificates to the finest restaurants in Truckee/Tahoe. Second and third place prizes will have you enjoying dinners too.The lucky winner will receive $100 gift certificates to Campo in Reno, Nev. Chocolate Bar at Northstar; Grahamandamp;#8217;s; Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake; Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; Mikuni at Northstar; Pianetta; River Grille; Tahoe Mountain Brewing; and Wolfdaleandamp;#8217;s.Additional Grand Dining Adventure Prizes supplied by fine restaurants including: Soule Domain, Moodyandamp;#8217;s, Zia Lina, Fat Cat Caf, Auld Dubliner, Lakeside Pizza, Bridgetender, Hacienda Del Lago, Thai Kitchen, Hawaiian Grill and more.The winning ticket will be drawn at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoeandamp;#8217;s featured nonprofit night at Truckee Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Score six tickets for $50 and 12 tickets for $100.All proceeds help HSTT continue saving the lives of homeless pets. Call HSTT at 530-587-5948 to purchase tickets today.


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