Eateries offer alternatives to traditional holiday meals
What good are New Year’s resolutions without a little overindulgence during the holiday season beforehand?With that in mind, Truckee restaurants are offering numerous food and drink specials that are sure to give you something to remember 2004 by.While the majority of local restaurants will be closed on Christmas day, at least three will remain open for those who don’t want the hassle of preparing a big Christmas meal at home.Java Sushi, located at 11357 Donner Pass Road, will be open on Christmas during their regular business hours. No specials were planned as of press time. However, they usually have special sushi rolls and/or entrees daily.OB’s Pub & Restaurant, at 10046 Donner Pass Road, will offer dining on Christmas day with three special menu items: Ahi with Asian slaw and a ginger soy vinaigrette, swordfish with a citrus shallot champagne creme, and prime rib. In addition, OB’s will have nightly entertainment from Christmas to New Years day, including The New Essentials playing on New Year’s Eve from 7:30 p.m. until 2005.For those living on the summit or willing to drive up there, Rainbow Lodge, on Old Highway 40 at Hampshire Rocks Road, will also be open on Christmas day and will be serving a special holiday brunch through Jan. 3.Brunch runs from 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and includes favorites such as eggs benedict, French toast and much more. Dinner specials will include Steak Diane and a New Zealand rack of lamb, and the Rainbow Lodge will feature a special prix fixe five-course dinner menu from 5 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.Reservations are required for all meals throughout the holiday season.See next week’s Sierra Sun to find out about what’s going on in the area on New Year’s Eve.