by Ellen Caywood

Taste of the Towns Saturday night

It’s August and the kids are back in school in a couple of weeks. But we at Douglas County Historical Society want you to have one last blast of summer fun before we all have to settle into fall. How? Where? We’ve got just the ticket.

And you had better get your tickets fast because the Taste of the Towns is tomorrow night. Get over to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center as soon as you can to get your tickets for a great time with great food and fun shops to visit. If you can’t get to the museum right now, call 782-2555 and charge your tickets by phone. The tickets will be waiting for you at the registration booth Saturday night right at 5 p.m.

Why should you attend the Taste of the Towns? Because you will be able to taste food from each of our outstanding restaurants. If you were to visit each of the restaurants and spend only $10 in each one, you would spend $140. We charge you $25 per ticket, $20 if you are a DCHS member, to taste all 14. We save you over $100 and you are benefiting the museums as well. As they say, what a deal.

The restaurants participating in this year’s taste are: Tombstone Tap and Grill, Tiny Cakes Cupcakery, Bubba Bob, Lentine’s, Papa Murphys, Tahoe Ridge Bistro, Buona Sera, Grill Next Door, Overland, the J.T., Sharkey’s, Rancho Grande, Market Café, Girasole and Port of Subs. You may not make it to all of them, but you will sample enough to know which are your favorites for your next dinner out.

As you are walking from one restaurant to the next, don’t forget to stop in the shops along the way. They are staying open just for you to visit and see their wares. Some may have appetizers and some may not, but do visit and see what our home town has to offer.

The shops that will be open include: Ruby Rose City and Saddle Clothes, Classical Glass, Country Carousel and Battle Born Wine. Though not officially in the program, gadZooks will be open as well. Please thank all these businesses for their participation in our fundraising event.

Afterward stop back in the museum parking lot and vote your ballot for which ones are the best. We’ll let you know who wins in each category next week.

Are there other events coming up? Absolutely. There is the next in our lecture series on Aug. 8. Steve Hale will portray George Whittell, Jr., in a Chautauqua performance. Whittell brought the life of a flamboyant millionaire to the shores of Lake Tahoe for decades in the early 20th century. The doors open at 6:45 and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free for DCHS members, $3 for all others.

Next will be Chili’s dinning for dollars three-day fundraiser Aug. 20-22. Take a copy of our flier with you and a portion of your bill will be donated back to DCHS. You will find the flier online at or at the CV museum. No need to print it out in color; black and white copies will be accepted.

Coming in September will be our final summer flea market on Sept. 7, our September lecture series on the 12th and our Home Tour on Sept.14. After that we are into October events and before long our Holiday Gala. Time goes fast where there are so many fun events to attend.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at

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