Foodie news: Lobsters, YoungLife, Autumn Food and Wine and Dining for Schools |

Foodie news: Lobsters, YoungLife, Autumn Food and Wine and Dining for Schools

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Editorandamp;#8217;s note: E-mail your dining news to, subject: Dining news. Recipes, kitchen tips, gluten-free news, events all welcome. Attach images as high-resolution jpegs with identification, description and photo credit.Lobster night flies into DragonflyLobster lovers mark your calendars, call your friends and plan to attend Lobster Night at Dragonfly on Friday, Sept. 16. Chef Billy McCullough will fly in live Maine lobster the day of the event, offering a fresh New England lobster dinner experience smack dab in the middle of Truckee. The three course meal, priced at only $42, includes New England Clam Chowder (a prize-winning recipe from the Boston Chowder Festival that has been served at The White House and in Buckingham Palace to the Queen of England), one and a half pound Maine Lobster with all the fixings, followed by a decadent dessert. Diners can also order the lobster entre plate with all the fixings a la carte for $37. Maine lobster is renowned for its naturally delicious sweet flavor and unique texture and color due to the clean water and rocky coastal habitat in which it is raised. Savor the thought and call to reserve your spot. Reservations are a must for Dragonflyandamp;#8217;s Lobster Night as the fresh Maine lobsters will be ordered and flown in special for the dinner. Those interested are encouraged to get their orders in no later than Tuesday, Sept. 13.Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road, in the heart of Downtown Truckee. For more information visit or andamp;#8220;likeandamp;#8221; on Facebook. Autumn Food andamp; Wine FestivalThe Village at Northstar welcomes the return of a fall favorite andamp;#8212; the 26th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food andamp; Wine Festival, Sept. 9-11. Visitors will enjoy three full days of food, a grape stomp, wine walks, seminars, cooking demonstrations, live music, kids activities and more, culminating with the grand tasting Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information visit Fundraiser announces fundraising banquetYoungLife Truckee is hosting it’s annual fundraising banquet Sunday, Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m. This will be an outdoor event located at the Truckee community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road. This yearandamp;#8217;s banquet has a fun twist, it is a Western-themed barbecue followed by some square dancing. At the dinner, you will hear what YoungLife in Truckee is all about, as well as how you can partner with supporting them. There is no charge to attend the event, and information will be given as to how you can financially support this amazing outreach ministry to senior and junior high friends. To register, please contact , Area Director Ryan Hunter at or 530-414-1290. Please register if you plan on attending, no drop ins.This event is for the adults of the community.YoungLife is a non-denominational youth outreach in Truckee. YoungLife believes every kid has a right to hear about Jesus in a language to which they can relate and to make their own decisions about Him.To find out more, visit for Schools Cards on saleTahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundationandamp;#8217;s Dining for Schools cards are on sale, offering card-holders entre discounts at 43 local restaurants. Each card purchase raises money for the Foundation, which supports the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The Foundation is pleased to welcome three new restaurants to the program this year, West Shore Caf, Stella at the Cedar House and Rocker@Squaw. The Dining for Schools Card costs $45 and entitles the bearer to 50 percent off any individual dinner entree at each participating restaurant in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. The card is non-transferable but may be used an unlimited number of times at any participating restaurant during the valid period. Cards are valid Sunday through Thursday only, (holidays excluded) Sept. 11-Dec. 15, 2011 and April 15-June 15, 2012. Several restaurants offer an extended period from Jan. 8-March 29, 2012.The cards are available at Porters Sport locations (Tahoe City and Truckee), Save Mart (Tahoe City and Truckee) and Safeway (Truckee and Kings Beach), Mountain Hardware and online at Please call 530-550-7984 or visit for inquiries.

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