After a long hiatus, the West Shore Cafe reopened in Homewood, CA, on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. The scenery and setting is "world class": brand new pier, furniture on the dock--Smith and
"Hawk'em," no less-- stainless steel space heaters, Asian rugs and wrought-iron chandeliers inside, big timber, heavy glassware, etc. The food is good (cedar-plank fish, rib eye steak, "diver" scallops, etc.) but much too pricey for its own good. (Example: you can buy a $99 season-pass lift ticket at Homewood Ski Area across the street -- about the price of two orders of lamb chops.) This may say more about the transition that Tahoe's economy is going through, than the restaurant, but still is noticeable. But you still should try it, if only a few times. Oh, and bring back Carl. (Insiders will understand.)
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