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Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week

February 23, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

IVCBA proudly presents the inaugural Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week. This week-long extravaganza, taking place from April 15 to 21, promises to be an immersive and celebratory event, shining a spotlight on the unique talents that define our vibrant food and beverage community.

Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week is not just an event; it’s a celebration that invites locals, businesses, and visitors to come together and experience the diverse flavors and vibrant spirit of our community. From delectable dishes to refreshing beverages, this event promises to showcase the very best of Incline Village Crystal Bay’s culinary scene.

One of the main highlights of the event is the opportunity to indulge in the culinary expertise of our local restaurants, cafes, and food vendors. Throughout the week, these establishments will offer special fixed-price menus featuring signature dishes, innovative creations, and specialty food and drink items that are exclusive to IVCB Restaurant Week. It’s a chance for our community to showcase its culinary prowess and for food enthusiasts to explore a myriad of flavors unique to our region.

In addition to delectable dishes, IVCB Restaurant Week puts a spotlight on the excellence of our local beverages. From craft brews and artisanal cocktails to delicious wines, coffee, and tea, the event offers an array of tastings, pairings, and exclusive offerings. Local restaurants, cafes, and bars will feature beverage specials, not just limited to alcoholic beverages.

Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week is more than just a week-long event; it’s an invitation to join a culinary extravaganza that celebrates the heart and soul of our community. Mark your calendars for April 15 to 21 and get ready to create lasting memories.

Visit and bookmark IVCB Restaurant Week online to learn more including participating venues and their specials. Alibi Ale, The Soule Domain, Happy Tiers Bakery, Sunshine Deli, Bowl Incline, and Glasses Wine Bar have signed on. The site is a work in progress, so keep checking back! 

IVCB Restaurant Week is presented by IVCBA and supported by Inside Incline

If you’re interested in participating in IVCB Restaurant Week please email Julie.

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Happy Tiers Cake of the Month Club

January 26, 2024 | Member Submitted

Happy Tiers Cafe and Bakery announce the Cake of the Month Club! Members of the club will recieve one huge layered cake piece every month for the whole year! This club is for those of you that have a love for cake and want to experience a new flavor and Andrea’s artistry each month.

We have a total 25 Cake of the Month membership available (at just $135 for the whole year!) and more than half have already been claimed. Cakes are distributed on the 20th of every month via pick up at the Happy Tiers Cafe. Claim your membership today.

Photo of vanilla carmel salted cake from January.


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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in IV/CB

December 19, 2023 | Kayla Anderson

I remember being a little kid thinking that the year 2024 was so far away. It was unconscionable to me that anyone would ever live that long…especially if we all somehow survived Y2K. I imagined us all driving around in hovercrafts like The Jetsons (what a traffic nightmare that would be) and heck, California might not be around anymore since it was predicted it would some day drop off into the ocean.

But here we all are, approaching 2024. All the computers didn’t blow up when the clock struck midnight in the year 2000, most of California’s landmass is still attached to the rest of America, and we all have fostered a special attachment to this place we call Lake Tahoe. How lucky we are. 

Here’s where to spend New Year’s Eve in Incline Village/Crystal Bay…and Happy New Year!

Catch an Early Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show at Mt. Rose

Get an early start on 2024 by ending 2023 with a day of skiing or snowboarding at Mt. Rose followed by a snowcat parade, torchlight ski parade, and fireworks show on the main side of the mountain. The snowcats start heading up to the top at 4:45pm after skiers have cleared the hill, followed by a torchlight ski parade at 5pm and fireworks show at 5:45pm. This is an event not to miss, and you can get home early enough to catch the next New Year’s Party. www.skirose.com 

The Bowl Incline New Year’s Eve Party

Bowl Incline is closing to the public on the evening of December 31st at 6pm to give a one-of-a-kind NYE experience, providing ticketholders will an all-access pass to go crazy with activities and upscale buffet. The buffet open from 6pm-8pm will be complete with soup, salads, carving station, seafood, dessert bar, and a snack buffet from 9pm-11pm with nachos and pretzels. Along with that, New Year’s Eve partygoers can enjoy unlimited bowling; unlimited arcade games and billiards; a DJ and dancing in the upstairs lounge, axe throwing for prizes, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets cost $250/adults and $100/kids ages 2-13; buy online at www.bowlincline.com

BoomBox at the Crystal Bay Casino

Brothers Zion Rock Godchaux and Kinsman MacKay are back for New Year’s Eve, bringing in a bit of house, blues, rock, and soulful beats that make it pretty much impossible not to move with the music. Since 2004, BoomBox has built quite a following in Lake Tahoe thanks to its seamless integration of pulling together a variety of genres (so this show is sure to be packed). 

“The sound is about pulling from anything that you’d hear coming out of a boombox, and distilling into a distinctive style,” explains Godchaux, which is a musical formula that can connect with any crowd. Join BoomBox with N2N at the Crystal Bay Casino on New Year’s Eve…tickets are $50 in advance and doors open at 8pm. Purchase online HERE.

Have Some Bubbly at the Stroke of Midnight at Glasses Wine Bar

Not only is Glasses celebrating its seventh year of being in business this month, but they are having parties all month long up until 2024. Join Kathleen and Rob Martens for their 7th Annual East Coast Party. Doors open at 6:30pm and the party starts at 7pm with live music, hats, noisemakers, appetizers, and sparkling wine on East Coast midnight. Tickets cost $40 per person ($34 for wine club members), and you buy them ahead of time- no walk-in’s allowed. https://glasseswinebar.com/ 

The Hyatt Regency Rings in the New Year With a Party

The Hyatt is planning a special dinner; live music with a DJ and band; dancing; cocktails; and more. It will welcome in 2024 with a Polar Bear Plunge the following morning for its overnight guests as a way to quickly snap out of their hangover. Hyattregencylaketahoe.com 

Don’t Forget…It’s Still the Season of Giving

RE/MAX Gold of Incline Village is holding an annual sock drive through January 31, 2024, to benefit Northern Nevada HOPES. New, unused socks can really go a long way in helping the community stay warm this winter and can be dropped off at the RE/MAX Gold Incline office, Inside Incline, the Incline Village Board of Realtors, or Ticor Title. www.northernnevadahopes.com 

Save the Date:

There’s a lot coming up in January 2024, too! Be sure to block January 26th off in your calendar to celebrate a weekend of UllrFest at Diamond Peak featuring a torchlight parade, bonfire, live music, raffles, and other special events to help bring on the snow and support the Diamond Peak Ski Team. Admission and parking are free to this event, and food, drinks, and Ullr hats will be available for purchase while supplies last. Dress warm because you’ll be outdoors in the snow. www.diamondpeak.com 

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17th Annual Passport to Dining set for November 2

September 29, 2023 | Member Submitted

North Tahoe’s Most Flavorful Fundraiser Features 30 Food, Wine, and Beer Tasting Stations and a Silent Auction and Raffle  

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – September 29, 2023 – Back for it’s seventeenth year, Passport to Dining promises to be an evening of delicious food, craft breweries, and regional wineries that attendees won’t want to miss. North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA), a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve economic vitality and quality of life, will host North Tahoe’s most flavorful fundraiser on Thursday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at North Tahoe Event Center, in Kings Beach, CA. 

Passport to Dining brings together 30 tasting stations offering a wide variety of flavors from restaurants, caterers, wineries, and breweries. While enjoying tastings, attendees can support two worthy local nonprofit organizations by purchasing raffle tickets and bidding on silent auction items and packages. The raffle and auction are recognized as one of the best in North Lake Tahoe featuring Northern California Getaway Packages and many additional valuable items. 

This year, NTBA will donate a portion of Passport to Dining’s proceeds to Tahoe Truckee School of Music, an organization dedicated to offering music lessons, group classes, and performance experiences to students of all ages.

Tickets are $60 and include unlimited responsible tastings. Attendees can vote for the People’s Choice award for best food station. Tickets are available in advance only, and can be found online here on a limited, first-come, first-served basis.   

“Passport to Dining is a super fun and social fundraiser that allows NTBA to showcase and guests to enjoy culinary delights from a variety of tasting stations while supporting two worthy local nonprofit organizations,” said Alyssa Reilly, executive director of NTBA.

For a list of tasting stations, premier silent auction and raffle prizes, and additional Passport to Dining information, visit www.northtahoebusiness.org.

Passport to Dining is made possible through the generosity of the participating restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries. Passport to Dining is sponsored by Tahoe City Marina, North Tahoe Public Utility District, North Tahoe Community Alliance, Moonshine Ink, Tahoe Guide, Tahoe Quarterly, and Truckee Tahoe Radio. 

About North Tahoe Business Association

​​​​​​Founded in 1979, North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization that strives to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the communities of North Lake Tahoe including in Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach and Crystal Bay. NTBA is a member-based organization made of 200+ businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. For more information and to become a member, visit www.NorthTahoeBusiness.org.


Media Contact:
Darcy Parrillo, North Tahoe Business Association
(530) 546-9000 or darcy@northtahoebusiness.org

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In The News – Lake Tahoe’s best happy hours

September 6, 2023 | Kayla Anderson

Originally Published in The Sierra Sun 9/01/2023, Written by Kayla Anderson

While the pandemic changed the way that some restaurants and bars do business now, there are still several places around the Tahoe basin that offer patrons some of their most popular food and drinks at amazing prices near the end of the workday. Here are some of the best midweek (and sometimes weekend) après-activities food and beverage deals around the lake that invite you to come eat, drink, and be happy: 

Incline Village

Glasses Wine Bar

On Tuesdays-Fridays from 3pm-6pm, head over to Glasses Wine Bar on 760 Mays Boulevard #8 to get 15% off all wine, including the ones you can pour yourself out of the various wine dispensers. Sit at the bar and you can also try four wines for just $15. Ladies can get 20% off wine selections on Thursdays all day long, and Glasses opens at 3 p.m. 



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In The News – EAT This Week: Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner’s Godfathers Poke Bowl

September 2, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune 8/31/2023, Written by Robert Galloway & photo credit

To try and decide each week where and what to eat in and around the basin can be a challenge – there are so many amazing choices. In this feature, we’ll dive into dishes that will surely satisfy those hunger pangs and leave you wondering where to go next.

I’m a sucker for good poke. I’ve written about multiple options that can be found around the lake in this column – each of them delicious in their own way. But, when you have a chef in Sam Choy who is often credited as the “Godfather of Poke,” you have to have certain expectations, right? Well, the expectations in this week’s feature certainly deliver.

This bowl really is a choose your own adventure when it comes to each flavor-packed bite. The carousel of components contain Namasu, endamame, lomi tomato, seaweed salad, and sitting in the center is the star of the show: shoyu or spicy poke aioli sitting atop a bed of steamed hapa rice then topped with unagi sauce, crispy won ton strips and furikake.


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Alibi Barrel House for your next Event

May 31, 2023 | Member Submitted

With summer quickly approaching, the Alibi Barrel house is a fantastic event site for a unique experience with great beer on tap.

Our original taproom – the Barrel House – at our production brewery in Incline Village, is a comfortable and cozy space for people to gather and relax. With beautifully crafted indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s also a great place to book for your next private event or a private brewery tour & tasting!

Our brewers curate a draft and bottle list of their favorite beers, and there are often a few Barrel House-exclusive beers here. We offer beers by the glass, flights, and plenty of to-go options: cans, bottles, crowlers and growlers. We also serve wine, cider, and our house-brewed n/a kombucha.

We have awesome Alibi merchandise for sale, including gift cards. And although we don’t operate a kitchen, you are welcome to bring your own food or order in from one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood. We recommend T’s Mesquite Rotisserie and Inclined Burgers.

As a friendly reminder, we are a 21+ establishment. Due to Washoe County regulations, dogs are not allowed on our property, so please leave your furry friends at home.

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Incline Village Farmer’s Market is ON!

May 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

Incline Village Farmers Market: Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The 2023 Incline Village Farmers Market opened Thursday, May 25th 3:00 – 6:00!

Located at the Incline Village Library ​Parking Lot 845 Alder Avenue.

We’re looking forward to seeing y’all there!

Interested in becoming a vendor?

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Why a James Beard Award-winning chef opened a restaurant in a Tahoe bowling alley

May 15, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the SF Gate on 5/14/2023. Written by Andrew Pridgen.

As temperatures rise, snow continues to melt and days grow longer, the last place you might think of planning your Tahoe trip around is a bowling alley — but that would mean missing out on one of the lake’s newest and most notable pieces of paradise, straight from Hawaii.

A vintage holdover from the mid-1960s, Incline Village’s Bowl Inclinerecently underwent a complete overhaul. It now features refurbished and illuminated bowling lanes, a new bar, a fully stocked arcade and pool room, giant flat screen TVs, outdoor dining and games, event spaces, and even an ax-throwing range in a welcoming 17,239-square-foot facility.

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EAT This Week: T’s Tri Tip Burrito

May 13, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Sierra Sun on 5/11/2023. Written by Robert Galloway.

To try and decide each week where and what to eat in and around the basin can be a challenge — there are so many amazing choices. In this feature we’ll dive into dishes that will surely satisfy those hunger pangs and leave you wondering where to go next. 

If I had to select a cut of beef that epitomized the west coast, I might have to go with the tri tip. Having family and friends in the south and on the east coast, it’s amazing that this cut isn’t more recognized nationally. So, any time I get to feature it in a column (like in the case of this week), I’m like a kid in a candy store. 

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