WRITTEN BY AMANDA BURDEN
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHEA EVANS

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If you like Nevada beer and spirits — and the people who make them — they REALLY need your help before April 10! AB-431 is a dangerous bill to their livelihoods and to our growing local beer and spirits culture. Please register your disapproval of this bill by visiting this link: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/ (add the bill number, fill out your info, and add a comment if you would like). To make it easy, you can use the below comment with your entry or some version of it: 

Read more: Take Action to Support Our Local Brewers and Distilleries

WRITTEN BY CODY WITT
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FULL CIRCLE SOILS & COMPOST

 

With the recent spring showers (and sunny days just around the corner), we’re all eager to get our hands in the ground and finally start gardening. But not so fast! From landscape to gardens, let’s take a quick look around the backyard to make sure your soil is fully prepped to receive new plants. Here are Full Circle’s must-dos before digging in.

Which Full Circle products will you need?

  • For prepping soil, use BOOST Soil Amendment.
  • For a filler soil for gardens, use KICK Garden Soil.
  • For growing in containers with last year’s soil, prep with BOOST Soil Amendment.
  • For filling new containers or starting seeds, use SOAR Potting Mix.

(To find Nevada-made, all-natural, Full Circle Soils & Compost products, please click here and visit the Full Circle FIND US page)

Seeding and sodding your lawn (BOOSTing for a lush, green lawn)

Follow these simple steps to get your lawn in tip-top shape for a summer of luscious grass. By building organic matter in your soil, you can even start saving water. The goal is a healthy lawn that needs less attention from you!

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In as little as 14 days, Full Circle brought this bare lawn in Gardnerville, Nev., back to life with just grass seed and ¼ inch of BOOST.

Read more: Get Your Soil Alive and Ready for Bountiful Growing This Spring

See what 6,300 feet elevation can do for your soul at Granlibakken Tahoe.


WRITTEN BY ANNORA MCGARRY
PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE

Full Weekend of Events just $240

Imagine a soulful weekend reconnecting with nature, invigorating yourself with daily yoga sessions, and enjoying music and meditation in abundance. Surrounded by the majestic yet peaceful scenery of North Lake Tahoe, reset and relax before a busy summer season.

Just imagine if you could immerse yourself in this soulful retreat for just $240!

Well, now you can. That’s right—the full weekend of events for the Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival, or RAY, can be had for just $240 per person. This rate includes 12 workshops over three days, taught by local Tahoe yoga instructors, healers, and wellness experts, as well as meals and social hours. 

Sunrise Yoga

Start each day of RAY with a refreshing Sunrise Yoga and Meditation class.

Read more: Inaugural Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival in Tahoe

ELEVATING THE SKI TRIP

How a restaurant at 6,200 feet builds an experience around the meal.

WRITTEN BY SUZIE DUNDAS
PHOTOS COURTESY OF HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE

At first glance, it wouldn’t seem as if Lone Eagle Grille’s chefs need to worry too much about keeping their restaurant servers busy. With a classic mountain-lodge-of-yesteryear feeling and a stunning location on Tahoe’s picturesque north shore, it’s easy to imagine this restaurant coasting on its atmosphere alone. 

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However, chef de cuisine Shane Hammett says that’s not the case. He and his culinary team, along with the restaurant managers and resort staff, are tirelessly working to create for guests something they can’t get at just any Tahoe restaurant: a thoughtful and authentic gourmet experience.

Read more: Elevating the Ski Trip

WRITTEN BY SPENCER SPELLMAN

Bucket lists are out, and in are vision boards, challenges, and projects with attainable goals and start and end dates, such as 52-week and 12-month challenges. And it’s just that line of thought that’s led to my big 2017 project, Cocktail Chronicles: 52 Weeks of Cocktails. 

Truth be told, this all began a few years ago in an effort to innovate my life. On my 30th birthday, rather than wallow in self-pity and a bathtub of wine (not that there’s anything wrong with that) about my 20s being over, I was instead running down a volcano in Maui with a parachute strapped to my back. A few seconds later and I was paragliding over Maui’s Upcountry. What resulted was a year of attempting to do at least 30 things that I had never done but had always wanted to do.

I did 38.

Read more: 52 Weeks of Cocktails

WRITTEN BY JESSICA SANTINA

Welcome to edible Reno-Tahoe’s new blog and website! Isn’t it pretty? Don’t you just love that new-website smell? We’re almost a month into the new year, and we haven’t stopped celebrating, but it’s for good reasons. First, like I said, the website.

Then there’s our new-and-improved blog. Here at edible, we already pride ourselves on being your go-to source for all things food and drink in the Reno-Tahoe area, but the fact that we only publish six issues a year leaves us always wishing we could do more. Now we can! Look for blogs from the eRT staff, myself included, as well as our uber-talented contributing writers and photographers as they share what’s happening in the food and drink scene. Plus we’ll occasionally have special guests dropping by to say hi and tell you lots of cool things, from cooking, gardening, and travel tips to tales about experiences at special events, restaurants, bars, or retailers.

Here’s something else we’re SUPER excited about: Guess who’s joining our fold? The team over at edible Sacramento, that’s who! Yep, you read that right. Our publishers, Amanda Burden and Jaci Goodman, have purchased the 14-year-old publication that has been THE food + drink resource in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. We’re all going to be one great big happy family!

Read more: A Delicious New Year!

Fresh Fish

Morgan's Lobster Shack brings quality seafood to Reno-Tahoe

Written by Erin Meyering

Morgan's Lobster Shack, a Truckee favorite, just opened a location in Midtown Reno. Owners Shawn and Heather Whitney are originally from the East Coast. Having fallen in love with the Tahoe-area, though, they decided to bring fresh fish fare along with them. 

Beyond lobster, you'll find a variety of fresh fish such as Alaskan halibut, red snapper, and others delivered almost daily and never frozen. 

House specials and local favorites include the classic lobster roll, lobster mac and cheese, oyster po' boy, the king salmon burger, and so much more. 

In addition to offering an expansive dine-in menu, purchase fresh fish and lobster to prepare yourself at the Morgan's Lobster Shack Market. You'll find an updated listing of what's availible here

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Read more: Morgan's Lobster Shack

Healthy Through the Seasons

Natural Advantage Health Shoppe provides vitamins, teas, minerals, and more. 

Written by Erin Meyering

Gear up for the upcoming flu and cold season by ensuring you're in great health. Whether you're curious about supplements, vitamins, natural oils or creams, teas, herbs, or spices, Natural Advantage Health Shoppe is able to educate you on natural options. The shop carries hard-to-find items and can order just about anything holistic you'd like that's not already in stock. 

Owner Linda Ann earned a PhD in holistic nutrition and completed a professional herbalist program. Sometimes supplement shops can be overwhelming to navigate, but for just $35 Linda can provide a thoughtful and comprehensive wellness consultation to get you on the right track. 

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Read more: Natural Advantage Health Shoppe

Make Holiday Entertaining Easy

Use a local caterer to provide a prepared holiday meal this season

Written by Erin Meyering

 

The holidays are coming! Dun, dun, dun. Yes, we all know hosting lunch or dinner can sometimes be a chore. Entertaining, albeit fun, is A LOT of work. Why not let the experts do the cooking so you can enjoy your own gathering, stress-free?

Blend Catering is offering holiday meals and customized delivery meals throughout the holiday season. Because your family is different than others, the chefs at Blend want to make the meal perfect for your family's tastes and preferences. Cut your time in the kitchen to simply reheating when YOU are ready to eat. Pricing varies depending on menu and number of people. For details on Blend Catering, visit http://blendcateringreno.com or call 775-843-5297. 

Roundabout Catering will offer a healthy, gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner comprised of roasted turkey; cranberry-apple ginger sauce; whipped yams with orange zest and pecans; green beans with caramelized onions and almonds with lemon; oatmeal turkey sausage sage stuffing; and non-fat pumpkin cheesecake. The meal serves six people and is $155. For details on Roundabout Catering, visit http://roundaboutcatering.com or call 775-851-2190. 

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Read more: Holiday Catering

Wine & Dine Event Nov. 9

Treat yourself to an evening out

 

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Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine and Dolan Lexus are partnering to bring you delectable bites prepared by local chefs and paired with wines selected by Curtis Worrall of Whispering Vine and Sommelier Vince Bough.

 

All proceeds from the event benefit Urban Roots, a local garden education program for youths K-12. Tickets are just $25 in advance and $35 at the door. The Socks, a wonderful Reno-based jazz band, will be performing. 

Read more: Wine & Dine Event Coming Up

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