Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Two to try in Truckee

While up in Truckee over the weekend, we ate at a couple restaurants worth mentioning. Man, I wish I had some leftovers to snack on right about now…

FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
11197 Brockway Road, Truckee
(530) 587-BEER

FiftyFifty’s shrimp scampi was quite the hefty, flavorful noodle bowl packed full of goodies, but the pizzas were what truly won me over. I’m still dreaming about both the Agean (photo above), a great combination of chicken, feta, pesto, onion and basil, and another one loaded with goat cheese and Portobello slices.

JAX at the Tracks
10144 West River St., Truckee
(530) 550-7450

JAX at the Tracks, a classic diner in downtown Truckee, makes a mean breakfast. I always have to try the biscuits and gravy — I’ve loved this stick-to-your-ribs dish ever since I was a little girl, and, in high school, insisted my Nana Dollie teach me how to make it — and enjoyed the homemade taste of the ol’ B&G at JAX. Chris ordered the Crab Hash Benny (photo above), a take on Eggs Benedict featuring poached eggs, crab hash, avocado and Hollandaise sauce perched atop house-made English muffins. He definitely won this round of “Who ordered best?” but the biscuits and gravy was also such a solid pick that I didn’t need to stop for lunch while skiing.

1 comment:

  1. You are the far better chef, but I'm a heck of a lot better at ordering!!!