Sunday, June 26, 2011

Truckee California Vacation

A Truckee California Vacation

Truckee, CA retro sign
Truckee California is one of the neatest places you can possibly visit in The Golden State. Truckee is easily found off the I-80 Fwy, just minutes Northeast of Lake Tahoe. The city itself, is actually located in Nevada County in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and actually boarders The Silver State just a short drive from Reno.

With a claim to fame involving the famous "Donner Party," cannibalism will be furthest thing on your mind when you find out the selection of restaurants Truckee has to offer. The Donner theme is found everywhere in and around Truckee, CA. Donner Memorial State Park is just out of town and offers an array of activities for the family, including: camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking in the summer months. Respectively, cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails in the winter.

The ideal vacation spot for those looking to relax, do a little shopping, and experience world class dining.

Restaurants in Truckee, CA

Truckee may be a "small town" by measure, with its population of 16,180 (2010 census), but don't let it fool you when it comes to the world class restaurants. A big part of the economy is based on its tourist industry, and with that comes a great, diverse, and really creative food scene. With everything from fine dining to a casual burger spot, there is something for everyone.

Fifty Fifty Brewing Co.

Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA
Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. is a must see in Truckee. It's a very causal atmosphere with some really good brews, and some honest to goodness pub food. The craft beers follow the area theme with their Donner Party Porter. For those who enjoy the lighter side of craft beer, or are more Coors Light/ Bud Light drinkers, steer toward the Base Camp Golden Ale or the Manifesto Pale Ale. For those who fear no beer, go for the full hop flavor of a Rockslide IPA, with a slight citrus profile.

Fifty Fifty is committed to local sustainability, and has fashioned its business model to accommodate those goals. The pub serves 100% natural beef, donates the spent grain from the brewing process to a local ranch for the livestock, has fully compostable carry-out containers, donates used fryer oil to be used as Bio-Diesel and more!

Burger Me Truckee, CA

Burger Me in Truckee, CA
Can we officially call this "Flavor Town?" Well, maybe we can't, but Guy Fieri of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives can! Oh wait, I think he did when Burger Me! was featured on an episode of the "Triple D" that aired on the Food Network. In fact, this is now a major destination place visitors to the area.

Among the many various menu choices at this burger place is your standard beef burger option, a leaner bison burger option to the turkey burger and even the old veggie. All burgers have customizable options from something as simple as caramelized onions to Niman Ranch bacon. Like their neighbor mentioned above, Burger Me! commits to using seasonal, locally sources ingredients whenever possible.


Moody's in Truckee, CA
Moody’s Bistro & Lounge should be your number one destination if you are looking for the fine dining experience in Truckee. The acclaimed bistro's Executive Chef Mark Estee and A&R Man J.J. Morgan have engineered a menu that also utilizes the fresh and seasonal, local resources. Moody's offers all the high end dishes you'd expect to see and some a little more surprising, like the beef tartare. If you're not all that hungry, it's a great place to stop in for a drink and a little of the night flavor, including live music.

Other Truckee Travel Attractions

There is so much more to see and do in Truckee including visiting Sierra Air Helicopters for a tour over Lake Tahoe. Maybe your style is to poke around the shops in historic downtown Truckee. If you're more of a winter person then the Coldstream Adventures Snowmobile Tours is for you! No matter what your forte, there is something here for you!

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