Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Where to Eat and Drink Near Heavenly Ski Resort (Lake Tahoe, CA)

The Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe is slowly opening. While only six lifts are running now, the whole terrain is bound to open soon. Might as well plan your trip and where you'll eat and drink now!
If you're hungry after skiing or snowboarding all day, I'd head down to Base Camp Pizza Co. It's a fun and lively place with a great draft beer selection. In particular, the timing right after skiing is perfect. Usually they charge $13 for a personal size pizza but during happy hour (2-6pm) you can get a personal sized pizza AND a draft beer for $12!

I had the Base Camp Pizza (pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted peppers and onions, portobello mushroom)
It's a pretty good thick crust pizza with generous toppings. I had mine with a glass of the Nitro Deschutes Red Chair (pale ale)
Hit the spot after a long day on the mountain.

Base Camp Pizza Co
1001 Heavenly Vlg Way, suite 25a, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
(530) 544-2273
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We tried Orchids, a popular Thai restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. Most likely this restaurant will be full when you go. Honestly, it doesn't compare to some of the great Thai restaurants I've been to, but it's pretty good and the menu is more interesting than the usual. I had the Similan Island Curry (seafood sauteed in special country style red curry with Thai herbs and spices, $17.95)

Orchids Authentic Thai Food
2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-5541
Orchids Authentic Thai Food on Urbanspoon

If you're staying near Heavenly, there's a good chance you'll be walking distance to The Brewery at Lake Tahoe. It's a nice little brewery that also serves pub food (burgers, sandwiches, etc). You can get a flight of their lineup which includes wheat ale, amber ale, IPA, etc, or one of the seasonal brews including a Belgian white ale. Check out their website for the beer list. The beers tend to the lighter side, but definitely quaffable and refreshing.

PS. Don't forget to check out the lake itself. It's one of the most photographed spots in the country so take a look for yourself as to why!


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