In The News – Hidden hot spot offers unique Tahoe dining experience
February 2, 2024 | Member Submitted
Originally Published in The Tahoe Daily Tribune on 2/01/24, Written by Robert Galloway
If you have driven by the old Mellow Fellow building at the state line in North Lake Tahoe and wondered what has gone into the space, you’re not alone. While the inside and outside of the building has gone through a complete makeover, there is no signage out front to let people know what lies inside.
Even searching online brings up limited information, which is partly by design by the restaurant that’s serving up a unique dining experience for its guests. Smoke Door – Lake Tahoe Saryo doesn’t currently have a website and the only way to contact them is via phone – or by walking through its doors.
“The owners definitely don’t want to have a sign. They want to be very incognito,” says maître d Ria Kim. “They want to be very hidden and the people who know, know, or don’t, don’t.”
PHOTO CREDIT: TAHOE DAILY TRIBUNE ROBERT GALLOWAY @ SMOKE