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Mary Cook  |  62 posts


Mary Cook was graciously given her big break into the freelance writing world with SouthLakeTahoe.com. Before her passion with writing transpired, she ski instructed at Heavenly for two winter seasons, worked two harvest stints in a Napa winery, acquired a B.S. in Biology from Cornell, and dabbled with medical school for a six month period. Originally from a small town in Upstate New York lacking much in the form of entertainment, Mary inevitably became enamored with recreation. Throughout high school, she participated in long-distance running events, ultimately finishing her first marathon in college. At Cornell, she met her first love, ice-hockey, which she continues to play today in South Lake Tahoe’s Ice Hockey League. Shortly after her move to California, she discovered her second love: cycling. She is pleased to report her completion of this year’s Death Ride, a 129-mile road ride over 5 mountain passes outside of Markleeville, CA. Mary hopes her writing career will one day funnel her towards a position with Bicycling Magazine or Outside Magazine. Mary is 25 years old and currently resides in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Bistro Danielle

Bistro Danielle

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Maybe it was the dim lighting, or the quaintness of a French country-inspired interior, or quite possibly it was the down-to-earth attitudes of the bartender and owner – whether it was one of these perceptions or the whole package, Bistro Danielle’s ambiance left me at ease.

Wing Street

Wing Street

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Wing Street, Pizza Hut’s Siamese twin, supplements deep-dish pizza with bold, spicy wings, 14 TV’s for game night, free wifi for Fantasy Football, and a great selection of beer.

Brother’s Bar & Grill

Brother’s Bar & Grill

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Step into biker-friendly Brother’s Bar and Grill which attracts sports-rowdy locals on game nights and country/rock-music fans on free live music evenings.

Sam’s Place

Sam’s Place

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Address 611 Hwy 50 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 (775) 588-2844 http://www.samsplacetahoe.com/ Overview Sam’s Place, “The Oldest Tavern in South Lake Tahoe”, established in 1971, draws in a mixture of locals and tourists after a day at nearby Heavenly’s slopes or boisterous Zephyr Cove beach. The walls of this historic hideaway are plastered with old-fashioned snowshoes, […]

Whiskey Dick’s

Whiskey Dick’s

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Whiskey Dick’s functions as the rebellious, punk-rock teenager of South Lake Tahoe’s bar brigade. Let your adolescent angst and edgy attitude radiate in this venue, as you prowl the pool tables, dart boards, and pinball machines.

October 2009 Events

October 2009 Events

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With the fall shoulder season enveloping Lake Tahoe in a brilliant transition of weather, South Lake Tahoe prepares for the winter season with October events galore.

The Tudor Pub and Dory’s Oar

The Tudor Pub and Dory’s Oar

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The exterior of Tudor Pub reminds me of a my dream gingerbread house as a kid– cookie-cutter white colonial, sporting black shutters, with a white picket-fence encircling a neatly manicured lawn full of gumdrop bushes, a fire pit and outdoor seating.

McP’s Irish Pub & Grill

McP’s Irish Pub & Grill

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Despite the bar’s Irish name, green-painted walls, and green-lit rooms, do not anticipate Irish fare to jump out at you from McP’s food menu. What you can expect from McP’s is free live music, in the form of rock, blues, or jazz, every single night of the week as well as ten beers on draft and nine featured bottled beers.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

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South Lake Tahoe’s Hard Rock Café, inside Harveys Casino, adopts a guise of a rock star’s upscale log cabin. Amidst the pine walls and lantern-style lighting, are showcased guitars, records, photographs and even clothing of history’s rock legends.

The Zone

The Zone

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After a day at MontBleu’s Race and Sports Book, it is possible one might crave a beer or deli sandwich. Thankfully, neighboring bar and deli, The Zone, will satisfy your appetite.


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