to eat / what i ate last week

In no specific order:

1) In-N-Out (Reno, Nevada)
My third In-N-Out experience was the best. We arrived a little early and was waiting for ’em to open at 10:30am. We quickly realized… they were open before 10:30am! This was great because I had to catch a flight and who doesn’t like to eat at a spanking clean, practically empty In-N-Out? Service was friendly and personal.

I got the double double animal style with a strawberry shake and fries (which were unfortunately disposed of to catch the flight). Next time, I want a Neapolitan shake.

I have to eat Shake Shack soon to compare the burgers. Say what you want, but In-N-Out is hyped up even more because it’s not available in most of the country.

2) Capisce (Zephyr Cove, Nevada)
We had a charming group dinner here. It was a quick ride from the South Lake Tahoe “village”. This is a friendly family-run restaurant with great service and reasonably priced dishes with huge portions. There was live Spanish guitar playing! I will eventually write a Yelp review for them. No photographic evidence… but I liked my spicy pasta and minestrone soup.

3) Driftwood Cafe (South Lake Tahoe, Nevada)
Brunch is one of my favorite meals. I came here twice, once for lunch and once for breakfast. Cute spot for anyone staying near the village.

For lunch, I had a half order of the Carolina Connection — potato pancake topped with grilled ham, over-medium egg, and sausage gravy… and a buttermilk biscuit. Sausage gravy always reminds me of my dorm breakfasts. This was delicious and a half order was perfect.

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to travel / lake tahoe

I just returned from a trip to South Lake Tahoe. The view of the lake is breathtaking as is its history. I’m not good enough to ride the courses with the great views, so had to work around with what I had.

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The Heavenly gondola from the ground:

From the very windy Heavenly gondola vista point:

Driving westward on Emerald Bay Road:

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