TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The 62nd Annual North Tahoe Community Awards Dinner was hosted by the North Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association this past Wednesday, April 20th at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Tahoe Restaurant Collection was recognized among other local businesses and organizations for their contributions and dedication to the North Lake Tahoe community.
This year, more than 250 local business owners, community leaders and members were in attendance to join in on the celebration. Tahoe Restaurant Collection was awarded the Large Business of the Year Award for 2014 (since they were not able to attend last year’s award ceremony). Tom Turner was grateful for the honor and delivered an entertaining speech paired with fun banter with the designated emcee for the night, Dave Mulligan of Mad Mulligan Productions. Turner then presented a trophy to the 2015 Large Business of the Year, The Bridgetender Tavern & Grill.
In addition to receiving the 2014 Business of the Year Award, Tom was given an award by The Tahoe Fund who gave a presentation highlighting the ongoing support received by Gar Woods, Riva Grill, Bar of America and Caliente!
Tom and his managers who joined him that evening left the ceremony feeling honored for the recognition received by the North Tahoe Community. They will proudly display their trophies and are honored to be recognized by the North Lake Tahoe Community and the Tahoe Fund.
Tahoe finally had a much needed snowy winter but now temperatures are rising and people are soaking up the sun whenever they can. Gar Woods Grill & Pier in Carnelian Bay has seen a large increase in outdoor diners over the past week. Even after last weeks snow storm it is feeling more and more like summer. The days are getting longer and soon we'll start seeing more boats on the lake. Wet Woody Wednesdays will be back soon and Gar Woods is gearing up for another great Summer!
Once again, Gar Woods Grill & Pier hosted a great Tahoe SnowFest Kickoff party with free flowing libations, a delicious spread of appetizers, entrees, and desserts along with live music by Groove Foundry which kept many party goers dancing through the night. All of the proceeds from this party went directly to Tahoe SnowFest as the main fundraiser for 2016! The SnowFest Queen was crowned at this event and everyone seemed to be spreading great vibes with anticipation of a fun SnowFest week ahead.
The Polar Bear Swim took place at Gar Woods only two days later. Ten brave women and fifteen hardy men swam 250 yards on this chilly, windy Saturday afternoon and there were plenty fans to cheer them on from the restaurant, the beach, and even the pier.
Thank you to those of you who came out for the festivities and we look forward to next year's SnowFest and Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim!
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"A few other favorites from the day include the fun cupcakes we served, the awesome glowstick dance party that had guests of all ages rocking out until the very last dance, and the round of Wet Woodys (Gar Woods’ signature cocktail) that guests are still talking about!"
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Gar Woods to Host 3rd Annual Labor Day Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, September 6th
Carnelian Bay, CA August 19, 2015 – Home of the “Wet Woody”, Gar Woods Grill & Pier and The Monte Foundation will be hosting their 3rd Annual “Fireworks Spectacular” on Sunday, September 6th at 8:30pm. You are invited to sit front row on the action and watch the Labor Day Weekend sky light up just off Gar Woods pier. Many have said this is the best firework show they’ve ever seen, so don’t miss out!
The lakefront fireworks show will not only pay homage to the social and economic achievement of workers but will also benefit North Tahoe-Truckee Area High School Sports Programs. In the last two years this event has raised over $48,000 that went directly to funding local sports programs and they are out to break a record this year.
In addition to the money Gar Woods donates from the evening, Incline High School athletes will be selling event T-shirts and glow sticks on the beach that will contribute to the proceeds. Guests can also leave a donation on their credit card, write a big fat check or leave lots of cash while dining at Gar Woods, Bar of America, or Caliente this month. 100% of these donations will go directly to high school sports programs in the Tahoe-Truckee Area.
Gar Woods is an iconic cornerstone restaurant in North Tahoe known for it’s amazing food, drinks and view. Owner Tom Turner believes in giving back to the community that has supported Gar Woods for 27 years. He looks forward to this year’s benefit and that will contribute to well-being of North Tahoe.
Watch from the beach or make reservations to dine at Gar Woods by calling 530-546-3366.
It's that season... the days are long, Wet Woodys are flowing, and it's the best time of year to get out on the Lake and enjoy your boat with friends and family! Did you know that Gar Woods Grill & Pier, located in Carnelian Bay, provides a complimentary boat valet service all summer long?? (Pending weather conditions). If you're enjoying a day out on the lake, don't miss a great lunch out on Gar Woods huge patio overlooking the lake. Good times are to be had - Summer 2015!