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Food & Drink

On the Incline Trail

WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIL

Riding or walking the Tahoe East Shore Trail is a majestic experience!
 By Heidi Bethel 

If Tahoe can claim “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride,” the annual bicycle event around the Lake, then surely the recently completed Tahoe East Shore Trail, from Incline Village to Sand Harbor is “The World’s Most Beautiful Trail.” Opened in 2019, this spectacular path, available to both bikes and walkers, offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, and is an unforgettable experience for visitors and locals alike.

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Pickled to Perfection

By Heidi Bethel

I should start by telling you that at the very moment I’m writing this story, I’m 35 weeks pregnant with our second son. And, boy does he love the salty, dill crunch of the almighty pickle. When the craving hits, there are several spots in the Sierra that offer their delicious take on the dilly classic. From fried to house made, here are the best places offering piquant goodness:

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Sparks Legends

Open-air Shopping Vibes

A day shopping is so much more than trying on clothes and swiping that card. Developers put a lot of work into creating personality to match the many shops you’ll find in the great centers of the Sierra. Let’s take a peek at some of these esthetic personalities offering outdoor experiences with fresh air …

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Lake Tahoe Balloons Carson Valley

FALL INTO CARSON VALLEY

Autumn is the season for relaxing. The summer rush to get outside and burn off that winter energy winds down as school starts up again. The cooler days usher us into the slow slide back into the usual schedule of weekends made for fun. Tahoe-Reno area locals know fall is the best time to explore their backyards, and visitors are treated to a spectacular visual lightshow, when the trees give off one last hurrah before dropping their leaves for winter.

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STAR Navigator Johnny Jeffery

By Kayla Carr Johnny Jeffery, Bently Heritage’s Master Distiller, is a food chemist, sustainable agricultural enthusiast, and artful distiller — the perfect man for Bently Heritage’s farm-to-flask movement. Sourcing grains from their 6000-acre ranch in Minden, Jeffrey’s talent for turning the land’s bounty into aromatic gins, silky vodkas and barrel-aged whiskeys — all sustainably, of course — is well aligned.

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Mark Estee

STAR Navigator Mark Estee

Star Navigator – Mark Estee
By Natasha Bourlin
Decades ago, chef and restaurateur Mark Estee entered into the culinary world. A rising star based in Reno, the Massachusetts native and James Beard Award semifinalist has flourished through years of private catering gigs, multi-restaurant ownership, spearheading community movements to help those in need … and, now, a new show on the Food Network.

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