Foodie news: Tahoe Truckee Thanksgiving events

Sun staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;Thursday, Nov. 24, 1-5 p.m. This inaugural event will be held at the North Tahoe Event Center, with core traditional foods provided by volunteers (turkeys, potatoes, yams). Bring your family and favorite Thanksgiving food to share. Volunteers will keep the kids entertained with a Kids Corner, coloring and games, music. Bilingual event. This is an outreach to the hungry, homeless and lonely, cleverly disguised as a community celebration, because nobody really wants to admit to being hungry homeless and lonely! Itandamp;#8217;s all about community and gratitude. Volunteers are wanted. The event concept began with the small collaborative United for Action, a partnership of faith-based and nonprofit organizations in North Lake Tahoe. This is a springboard for Tahoe community dinners February through March. Call Meera at 775-230-1066 for more information or to volunteer.North Shore Hawaiian Grill free Thanksgiving North Shore Hawaiian Grill will hold itandamp;#8217;s 2nd Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m. at 395 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, near Pete andamp;#8217;n Peterandamp;#8217;s and Wandaandamp;#8217;s Flowers. Gather your family, friends and neighbors to share Thanksgiving. A traditional turkey meal is planned that includes mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and of course pumpkin pie.Donations will be accepted for Project MANA. Reservations appreciated 530-583-8000.Thanksgiving Dinner made simple at the River Ranch LodgeThe River Ranchandamp;#8217;s cozy atmosphere sets the tone for a memorable Thanksgiving holiday experience with the family or an intimate dinner with friends. Enjoy home-style traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings without all the hassle thanks to Executive Chef Julia Walter who has put together a special menu for the evening including a three-course traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixing for $24.95. The complete menu is available at The restaurant will be open serving dinner starting at 2 p.m. so make your reservation at 530-583-4264. The River Ranch Lodge andamp; Restaurant is located on the Truckee River at the Corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows road in between Tahoe City and Truckee.andamp;#8216;Turkey to Goandamp;#8217; Offered at Resort at Squaw Creek for holidayIn addition to the popular Thanksgiving Buffet at Resort at Squaw Creek, locals and visitors looking for a gourmet meal with the convenience and comfort of gathering at home, or in a second-home for Thanksgiving, can take advantage of the andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; dinners. These complete dinners include all the holiday favorites. andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; will be available for pick-up at Resort at Squaw Creek, Thursday, Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m. Orders must be placed in advance. Dinners include: Roast turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes au gratin, green salad, Waldorf salad, green beans with cipollini onions, rolls and butter, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; meals are available for $40 per person, plus tax and 10 percent gratuity, and must be ordered in increments of four. A bottle of Domain St. Michelle sparkling wine can be added for $28. To reserve a andamp;#8220;Turkey to Goandamp;#8221; meal, call 530-581-6682.Remember, Resort at Squaw Creekandamp;#8217;s Magical Memories holiday celebration kicks into high gear Nov. 25 with the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony with special guest of honor Jonny Moseley.andamp;#8212; Additional Thanksgiving news will be published in future editions. Find more foodie news at

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