Truckee, wake up and smell the coffee |

Truckee, wake up and smell the coffee

Courtesy photoTruckee residents Dawn and John Evans stand outside their new coffee shop, Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s, set to open later this month in downtown Truckee.

Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s to offer hand-crafted coffee and local, organic fare with a southern flairTRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Downtown Truckee will get a taste of hand-crafted coffee drinks, along with authentic southern flavors, hospitality and a touch of voodoo when Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s House of Coffee andamp; Good Eats opens late November. Construction has begun on the former Isabella Oandamp;#8217;s space in the historic Loading Dock building. Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s will be open for breakfast and lunch, with coffee drinks served all day featuring a healthy, organic menu inspired by owners John and Dawn Evansandamp;#8217; history with, and love of, the South.andamp;#8220;Iandamp;#8217;m from Georgia,andamp;#8221; said John Evans. andamp;#8220;We didnandamp;#8217;t want our new coffee house to have the standard Tahoe look and feel. We are creating a theme that is unique and different, with a southern kick.andamp;#8221;Coffee will be the number one priority at Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s, Evans said. Also, light menu items will fuse southern flavors with organic and healthy takes on traditional coffee house fare.andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;ve heard a lot of people say we need food thatandamp;#8217;s fast and healthy downtown, which is not easy to do with traditional southern food,andamp;#8221; Evans said. andamp;#8220;But weandamp;#8217;ve been working with a local chef to adapt that down-home style of cooking to more healthy options, using local and organic ingredients whenever possible.andamp;#8221;The Evans own several other local businesses, including TahoeStaff, a staffing and recruiting firm, and Denali Group, a management consulting firm. Watch as Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s progress at or Bleuandamp;#8217;s is located at 10115 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee, Calif. For more information e-mail;#8212;Submitted to the Sun

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