Meet the Locals

Budget-Friendly Frills

Entertainment aplenty that won’t break the bank in the Sierra. By Jason Lopez Whether you want to catch an open mic night, do a little dancing or enjoy the arts, Reno/Tahoe is a mecca for inexpensive entertainment. Here are a few of my favorites you should definitely checkout!

Tahoe Wood Maps
Tahoe Touch

Tahoe Wood Maps creates detailed, 3-D maps of the jewel of the Sierra By Annie…

Sizzling Summer
Sizzling Summer – Overland Meat & Seafood

Local meat master shares summer barbecuing tips. By Natasha Bourlin. When his parents opened South Lake Tahoe’s Overland Meat and Seafood Company in 1987, current owner Brian Cohen never imagined he’d be taking over the business 18 years later. As most tend to do, his parents wanted to retire and Cohen saw an entrepreneurial opportunity.

Teal Stetson-Lee (Marcello Rostagni)
Local Vibes

Local Vibes – Living a life without limits. By Nicole Marsel. Much like the character of Merida from the movie “Brave,” Teal Stetson-Lee is courageous, daring, helps others conquer their fears and has a great head of hair. Those are very rare qualities to come across in one single person these days. She’s also a complete badass when it comes to enduro mountain bike racing and cyclocross racing. When I moved to Tahoe, mountain biking was only natural to pick up. While you visit, perhaps you could follow Teal’s lead and push yourself to the next level in America’s all-season playground!

Lake Tahoe AleWorX
An Elevated Taste of Adventure

Lake Tahoe AleWorX offers brew and more celebrating Lake Tahoe. By Jen Peng. Even as a child, Luca Genasci had big ideas. A Tahoe native, Genasci always knew his future was here. He was searching for the next big idea when it hit him. “There’s no Lake Tahoe brand of craft beer. I wanted to create the Lake Tahoe brand of craft beer,” explains the founder of Lake Tahoe AleWorX.

Tahoe Blue Vodka
Lake Effect

Lake Effect – Tahoe Blue Vodka. By Rebecca David. A few years ago, Matt Levitt was on vacation in Hawaii when he found himself in the aisles of a liquor store. Suddenly he had an epiphany that he knew would change his life and the palates of vodka connoisseurs forever … Tahoe Blue Vodka.

Black Rock Mud (Mark Hammon)
Black Rock Clean

Black Rock Clean – By Heidi Bethel. Smooth on the buttery green mask. Feel as it begins to cool the minute it touches your skin. Wipe away to reveal refreshed, hydrated, beautiful skin.While this may sound like an ad for the next big beauty product engineered in a lab somewhere with a slew of ingredients designed to give your face that special glow, this amazing cosmetic anomaly was made by miss Mother Nature herself. It’s MudPot. It’s amazing.