No one leaves hungry at the Donner PARTY!
Truckee, California: Bar of America located in historic downtown Truckee, CA, is hosting their 2nd Annual Donner PARTY! Proceeds from this spooky and entertaining event will benefit the Truckee-Donner Historical Society. The Donner PARTY will be held on October 27th, 2016 at 6pm.
The evening will feature a lavish and rather “unique” buffet, some bloody drink specials, optional Halloween Costumes, and of course - live music and dancing! The Truckee-Donner Historical Society helped Bar of America research their historical building during an extensive remodel in Nov, 2014. Bar of America will donate proceeds from the Donner PARTY to the Historical Society to thank them and to help preserve Truckee’s legacy.
Tom Ballou, Bar of America’s General Manager said, “The Truckee-Donner Historical Society members brought Truckee’s rich history to life for us. They are extremely generous with their time and resources helping us understand the historic and architectural continuity of our site at Bar of America. We are happy to make this contribution. And we love throwing big fun parties!”
Chan Mortier and Chelsea Waltersheid, who attended last year’s Donner PARTY exclaimed, “Bar of America goes over the top with exciting and energetic events. The food, the music, the costumes…we had a great time!” This event should be no different. Bar of America is encouraging everyone to “come hungry” because you’ve never seen a buffet like they put out! Get your sleep the night before because there will be dancing late into the night.
The Donner PARTY at Bar of America is for adults (21+). It is a benefit for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 6:00pm. Tickets for the event are available at Bar of America or through the Truckee Donner Historical Society in advance for a donation of $25 per person.
For more details you may contact Bar of America at 530-587-2626 or Drink@BarofAmerica.com. You may also contact the Truckee Donner Historical Society at 530- 559-2378 or email@example.com
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The 62nd Annual North Tahoe Community Awards Dinner was hosted by the North Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association this past Wednesday, April 20th at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Tahoe Restaurant Collection was recognized among other local businesses and organizations for their contributions and dedication to the North Lake Tahoe community.
This year, more than 250 local business owners, community leaders and members were in attendance to join in on the celebration. Tahoe Restaurant Collection was awarded the Large Business of the Year Award for 2014 (since they were not able to attend last year’s award ceremony). Tom Turner was grateful for the honor and delivered an entertaining speech paired with fun banter with the designated emcee for the night, Dave Mulligan of Mad Mulligan Productions. Turner then presented a trophy to the 2015 Large Business of the Year, The Bridgetender Tavern & Grill.
In addition to receiving the 2014 Business of the Year Award, Tom was given an award by The Tahoe Fund who gave a presentation highlighting the ongoing support received by Gar Woods, Riva Grill, Bar of America and Caliente!
Tom and his managers who joined him that evening left the ceremony feeling honored for the recognition received by the North Tahoe Community. They will proudly display their trophies and are honored to be recognized by the North Lake Tahoe Community and the Tahoe Fund.
Truckee, California: Bar of America located in historic downtown Truckee, CA, is hosting its first Donner Party. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Truckee-Donner Historical Society. The Donner Party will be held on October 29nd, 2015 at 6pm.
The evening will feature an extensive themed buffet, Bar of America’s signature drink, The Cock-Tail, optional pioneer attire, with live music and dancing. The Truckee-Donner Historical Society generously donated their time and efforts to help Bar of America research this historic site through photos and history during their extensive remodel in Nov, 2014. Bar of America in support of the Historical Society’s will donate proceeds of the Donner Party to the Historical Society to preserve Truckee’s legacy.
Tom Ballou, Bar of America’s General Manager said, “The Truckee-Donner Historical Society members brought Truckee’s rich history to life for me. They are extremely generous with their time and resources helping us understand the historic and architectural continuity of our site at Bar of America. We are happy to make this contribution. And we love throwing parties!”
Chaun Mortier and Chelsea Waltersheid of the Historical Society said, “It was very exciting to see the great amount of enthusiasm, impossible work and expense these guys put into the preservation of this fine historic building. They have brought new vitality to historic downtown.”
As many Truckee locals will say, Bar of America goes over the top with exciting and energetic events; this event should be no different.
The Donner Party at Bar of America is for adults and is a benefit for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and will be held on Thursday October 29 at 6:00pm. Tickets for the event are available at Bar of America or through the Truckee Donner Historical Society in advance for a donation of $25 per person or $30 at the door the night of the event. For more details you may contact Bar of America at 530-587-2626 or Drink@BarofAmerica.com. View menus and calendar at BarofAmerica.com. You may also contact the Truckee Donner Historical Society at 530- 559-2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Every dollar we raise for the park goes back into the park,” Knudson said. “Parks down in Sacramento, San Francisco and Marin County have consulted us trying to see what we did to survive. But it takes a lot of time. People won’t, or can’t, work for free, so that’s why our project has happened when others haven’t.”
Gar Woods to Host 3rd Annual Labor Day Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, September 6th
Carnelian Bay, CA August 13, 2015 – Home of the “Wet Woody”, Gar Woods Grill & Pier and The Monte Foundation will be hosting their 3rd Annual “Fireworks Spectacular” on Sunday, September 6th at 8:30pm. You are invited to sit front row on the action and watch the Labor Day Weekend sky light up just off Gar Woods pier. Many have said this is the best firework show they’ve ever seen, so don’t miss out!
The lakefront fireworks show will not only pay homage to the social and economic achievement of workers but will also benefit North Tahoe-Truckee Area High School Sports Programs. In the last two years this event has raised over $48,000 that went directly to funding local sports programs and they are out to break a record this year.
In addition to the money Gar Woods donates from the evening, Incline High School athletes will be selling event T-shirts and glow sticks on the beach that will contribute to the proceeds. Guests can also leave a donation on their credit card, write a big fat check or leave lots of cash while dining at Gar Woods, Bar of America, or Caliente this month. 100% of these donations will go directly to high school sports programs in the Tahoe-Truckee Area.
Gar Woods is an iconic cornerstone restaurant in North Tahoe known for it’s amazing food, drinks and view. Owner Tom Turner believes in giving back to the community that has supported Gar Woods for 27 years. He looks forward to this year’s benefit and that will contribute to well-being of North Tahoe.
Watch from the beach or make reservations to dine at Gar Woods by calling 530-546-3366.
The Annual Truckee 4th of July Parade was one for the history books this year. Thousands of Truckee locals and visitors alike lined the streets of Historic Downtown Truckee to watch the parade. About half way through the local parade it started to thunder and pour rain. The parade went on and the brave souls who were part of the parade pushed on so that we could all enjoy the show! Many watched from the windows of Bar of America while enjoying Bloody Marys good ol' American Lunch. What better place to celebrate the Independence of America than Bar of America!?
STELLA RESTAURANT BECOMES STELLA CULINARY
After five years of operation, Stella Restaurant, part of The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, California, is moving in a new direction. Under Executive Chef Jacob Burton, Stella Culinary is taking over the kitchen and offering hands-on cooking classes, underground dinner parties for the general public and creative custom dining options for families and groups.
“Patty and Jeff Baird, owners of The Cedar House, have always been forward thinking in their approach to doing business. With their concept of an active lifestyle hotel centered around outdoor adventure, luxury accommodations and the culinary arts, I saw the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a destination property that has the vision to offer a cohesive experience,” explains Burton.
Stella Restaurant has amassed a loyal following, critical acclaim and been featured in many national publications such as Food & Wine and Sunset Magazine. While the restaurant will end its nightly dinner service on April 19, there are many new opportunities to dine at Stella.
“Stella Underground,” an innovative and fun twist on traditional dinners, is Stella’s spin on the pop-up restaurant concept and will be offered several times a month. For example, Ramen Underground, offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 5, will feature Chef Jacob’s hand rolled alkaline noodles that were developed over a full year of research and development with a laid back, mutli-course, community style event including vegetarian and vegan options. On July 2, American Classics Re-imagined will be the theme of Stella Underground. In addition, “Create Your Evening” is a custom dining option for families and groups of up to 100 guests who are celebrating special events.
“Whether it’s a hands-on cooking class with Stella Culinary, guided wilderness escape through T3 Adventure, our in house touring company, or simply a carefree weekend exploring Lake Tahoe’s stunning landscape, The Cedar House provides an organic and relaxed setting where life is always an adventure,” shares Patty Baird.
Stella Culinary will host educational programs, ranging from single day courses to weeklong boot camps. In 2012, Chef Burton launched his first culinary boot camp to an established online audience at StellaCulinary.com, an educational website that focuses on the hows and whys of cooking. The boot camp - five days of intensive hands-on training - became an immediate hit. Last year’s event sold out in just 23 hours.
Stella Culinary will launch its upcoming event calendar this spring (see attached).
Visit cedarhousesporthotel.com and stellaculinary.com to view course information and to register for event notifications. Please call The Cedar House at 530.582.5655 for reservations and more information.
Chef Burton launched Stella Culinary online in May 2011. Receiving over 80,000 unique visitors a month, Stella Culinary has an active community of passionate cooks who ask and answer questions, share successes and failures, and help each other on their journey to become better cooks. Stella Culinary hosts over 170 instructional videos with topics ranging from basic knife skills, kitchen prep, and bread baking to instructions on making professional level sauces, charcuterie, and even a popular food science series. The videos have amassed over five million views and Chef Burton’s educational podcast, The Stella Culinary School, has been featured on the front page of iTunes and boasts over one million downloads.
About Cedar House Sport Hotel
Named as one of Lake Tahoe’s Best Hotels by US News and World Report for 2014 and 2015, The Cedar House Sport Hotel has received numerous design and hospitality awards. With 40 rooms that embody eco-simplicity with a luxurious twist, the property also features a small event center, ideal for business meetings, and other group functions. The Cedar House Sport Hotel is located at 10918 Brockway Road in Truckee, CA. For more information, call 530.582.5655 or visitcedarhousesporthotel.com.
With the addition of two 80" TVs, as well as 3 preexisting TVs, Bar of America is inevitably THE PLACE to watch a publicized game, event or ceremony in Historic Downtown Truckee. By adding a red carpet, stanchions, lights and some paparazzi they've attracted a classy crowd ready to enjoy the Academy Awards in style.
Some attendees dressed like characters from this year's nominated films and others dusted off their old prom dresses and grooms men suits to create a red carpet worthy ensemble. With the help of discounted martinis, manhattans, and champagne everybody was having a good time watching the Oscars and eating some delicious Bar of America cuisine.
If you missed out this year... make sure to mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual event next February!
TRUCKEE, January 15, 2015 - Iconic Bar of America, in the heart of historic downtown Truckee has reopened its doors after an extensive remodel.
The 5 ½ week renovation brought an update to just about every part of the interior of this over 90 year old building. Yes, that means those comically tiny restrooms, too. New floors, plumbing, electrical, windows, lighting and kitchen equipment are just some of the highlights of the extensive project. The old Bank of America vault was removed in favor of expanded restrooms and kitchen. In the words of one ecstatic guest, the new restrooms are so big and impressive, “you could put a bowling alley in there!”
Managing owner, Tom Turner, put an emphasis on retaining the character of Bar of America while improving the safety and utility of the space, “One of the most important things about the remodel – it still looks like Bar of America”, he told us in an interview. Upon entering the old watering hole, you’re bound to feel the same. Manager Amy Norman tells us the biggest compliment the staff keeps hearing is that guests cannot tell what was done… just that everything looks “bigger, brighter and more polished”. The new updates are so seamless and well-done, that long time guests won’t even notice that the beloved stripper pole was removed. Oops, cat’s out of the bag.
What hasn’t changed with the remodel is Bar of America’s winning combination of fantastic food, killer drinks and great music. There is just more elbow room to enjoy it now. With this renovation finished and the beautiful new front doors open, downtown Truckee has its cornerstone back and it’s better than ever.
Group Sales Manager at Gar Woods Grill & Pier