1. What’s the best meal choice to start your morning, and what about timing?
Since you have been on a “fast” all night while sleeping, it is important to “break the fast” by eating within 1-1 ½ hours of waking. The goal is to “light the fire” of your metabolic engine and stoke a “hot fire” with the fuel of carbohydrate, protein and some fat. Carbohydrate is your cleanest and primary “fuel” for your brain. Protein is necessary to repair and replenish amino acids for your muscles and numerous enzymes and has a stabilizing effect on your blood sugar levels, plus triggers satiety cues. Fat is necessary to absorb fat soluble vitamins in the meal, and contributes to satiety as well.
So, the best meal is one that combines all the above into something that you enjoy eating!
Steel-cut oatmeal cooked in milk or soymilk with+ almonds + berries
It depends on the time of day according to my taste buds! First ask: “What do I want to eat?” I then plan my tasty snack to include carbohydrate + protein to give me “staying power” covering my hunger for 1-2 hours, until the next meal.
White nectarine + ½ cup cottage cheese
1 cup baby carrots + 1 Tbsp of peanut butter
Special K Multigrain Crackers (17) + 1 oz. of Cabot Farms 75% Reduced Cheddar Cheese
Plain yogurt + berries + honey
Chocolate chips + almonds + craisins
8 oz. of soymilk.
3. Can sleep effect weight gain or loss?
Yes! Research indicates that those who sleep consistently between 7-9 hours per night have the greatest success at managing a healthy weight. Sleeping less than 7 hours or more than 9 hours per night tend to gain weight.
4. What are your thoughts on fad diets?
I’m so glad you asked. Please come and attend Granlibakken Resort’s Women’s Wellness Weekend and I will be addressing this issue in great detail.
First, we know, both by research and personal experience, that when we go “on” a diet, there will come a time that we go “off” the diet. We may lose or gain weight, or stay the same in the short run. Recent studies show dieting produces deprivation, which causes abnormal eating responses, cravings and dreams of food, etc.
Enter INTUITIVE EATING to the rescue! With excellent research to support the approach, you can learn to challenge the false hope of the next new diet, decipher your own body’s physical and emotional hunger signals, discover the Satisfaction Factor with sensual and mindful relationships with food, and honor your body through movement, gentle nutrition and respect!
The winning combination of stuffed portobello mushrooms with red lentil hash, chevre, duck and red currant paired with a 2010 Morgan Pinot Noir had the judges’ attention right away. And it’s no wonder; Chef Eber has been doing it for years. Whether it is the elaborate theme dinners with dishes like Mahi Mahi Sauté, Top Sirloin with Maitre D’Hotel Butter, Petite Filet Mignon and Shrimp Sauté, or something as simple as “build your own soup and sandwich” lunch buffet, Granlibakken has something for everyone.
Guests will experience Chef Eber’s creative flair and skilled culinary cast, dedicated to pleasing every guest’s palate. In addition to mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, main courses, and deserts, Granlibakken offers a complete wine and beer list, as well as a full bar.
Granlibakken’s full American plan offers maximum flexibility with a variety of menu choices. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style; at dinner choose from buffet or banquet service. Special arrangements can be made for private “sit-down” lunches or dinners.
And no Granlibakken food write-up is complete without a mention of its epic early morning menu. Chef Eber well known throughout the state for dishing up the resort’s famous and hearty breakfast buffets, complimentary for every guest. These rise and shine fuel-for-the day offerings feature homemade muffins, quiches, blintzes, eggs, and the daily chef’s special, plus all the accompaniments.
Re-live those summer memories at California’s first Treetop Adventure Park or create a new one by entering the Granlibakken 2012 Adventure Park photo contest.
Have any great photos of your family or significant other making it through one of the high-endurance obstacle courses? How about a great shot of your friends zipping 30-feet above the ground from tree to tree? Enter for your chance to win a two-night stay for four with all the great Lake Tahoe indoor and amenities including hot buffet breakfast, courtesy of Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge.
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Whether you’re looking to stay in or venture out, there’s plenty to do and see within minutes of Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge. Summer is winding down, but there’s no shortage of activities now through fall in and around Tahoe City. Here are a few you won’t want to miss:
Who doesn’t like fine food and wine? Take a stroll and sample Lake Tahoe’s finest gourmet dishes during the 27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Sept. 1-9 at multiple venues around Lake Tahoe’s west and north shores. The annual Tahoe City Grape Stomp, a favorite during this festival, at the Cobblestone Center in the middle of Tahoe City is Friday, Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m. Teams of four will stomp their feet for a chance to win great prizes. Come and watch or participate.
Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets and enjoy the music of North Tahoe Jazz Band a Commons Beach Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3:00 p.m. If you don’t pack a picnic, enjoy community barbecue and beer garden.
Ever look up at the night sky and wonder which constellation is what? Bring the family and join with fellow star gazers from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 for a guided star tour and hike adventure. Tahoe Adventure Company and professional astronomer Tony Berendsen feature the telescopic tours, beginning with a 2-hour guided sunset hike, followed by a brilliant 1.5 hour tour of the sky where Berendsen shows you what to look for through high-powered Celestron telescopes.
Mountain bikers unite at the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival, Sept 20-23, at Squaw Valley. This inaugural event celebrates all things mountain biking and features cross country, short track and gravity racing, rides, trail work, demos and vendor expos. Let the kids ride with you during the day and then at night enjoy the beer garden which features movie screenings and local bands.
The Gatekeeper’s Museum will feature Native American intricate basket making Sept. 22-23, during the 9th Annual Basketweavers’ Gathering. Weavers throughout California and Nevada will provide demonstrations. Also featured will be “Soup to Nuts” where participants will process acorns from the raw nut to the finished soup. Ancient traditions of the Washoe will be shared and explained throughout the events.
Celebrate OktoberFest at Squaw Valley Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will feature traditional Bavarian music, folk dancers, bratwursts and sauerkraut, beer and games for adults and kids. The event runs from 2-6 p.m.
Even more fine food will be dished up with the 3rd annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, Oct. 7-14. The week gives food aficionados an opportunity to enjoy a 3-course, prix-fixe menu at over 25 participating restaurants, both new and established favorites, throughout the Lake Tahoe region for $20-40 per person.
Looking for a good run? Check out two events: The Truckee River OktoberFest Trail Run, Oct. 6 and the Snowfest Scarecrow Sprint & Stroll, Oct. 13. The OktoberFest run is a 7.9 mile trek from scenic Tahoe City along the Truckee River with a finish at Squaw Valley. The Oct. 13 Scarecrow Run starts at Commons Beach and goes along the new Tahoe City Trail. It offers 5K and 10K races or races designed for kids. Scarecrow costumes are encouraged!
Two days of inspiration, motivation and discussion on all things that unite a woman’s mind, body and soul is November 10-11 at Granlibakken Lodge & Conference Center. Join us for the 22nd annual Women’s Wellness Weekend with acclaimed authors, speakers and health care professionals.
Daily, morning yoga sessions are just one of the features of the 22nd Annual Women's Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken.
We’ve combined a variety of speakers who will help achieve balance and explain what makes us more susceptible to disease.
Among the topics and speakers are:
— “Revolution of Thinking of Cardiovascular Health Instead of Disease.” This presentation by medical doctor Darwin Labarthe will explore the importance of maintaining a healthy heart through exercise and diet. Labarthe is a professor at Northwestern University’s Rollins
School of Public Health and was recently recognized by the American Heart Association with the Golden Heart Award, the AHA’s highest honor.
— “Benefits of Exercise: Cross Training & Core Strength for Optimal Physical & Mental Health.” This presentation by Dr. Paul Krause, M.D., Chief of Medicine and Staff at Tahoe Forest Hospital, and Alison Gagong is timely because we will be in the onset of ski season.
— She’s survived cancer, heart surgery and an airplane crash. Hear Donna Hartley discuss how she beat the odds when they were stacked against her in an acclaimed motivational
presentation of “Fire Up Your Life.”
— Learn how to manage your stress with laughter as Dr. Kim Bateman presents the “Power of Humor.” She’ll explain how laughter — which releases endorphins — provides health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, increasing your ability to process and retain information.
The weekend’s physical activities include daily morning yoga sessions and walks along Granlibakken’s 74-acre trails before breakfast. Tahoe City’s Tim Schroeder, a nationally recognized leader in Ki Gong, will be leading a session in this gentle work out defined by breathing, posture and meditation. Although not a physical activity, Bob Ayres, a sell out from last year, is back by popular demand and will offer astrological chart readings.
Retail therapy, combined with wine and cheese reception, will end the Saturday sessions as local artisans and health-oriented businesses sell items ranging from healing stones to jewelry and specialty-crafted woolens.
Following lunch, the Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend will close out with a Zumba Party featuring its high-energy moves to Latin and other fast-moving rhythms.
The grand finale, the interactive Health Fair, closes the Wellness Weekend on Sunday afternoon. Acupuncture treatments, body scans and therapeutic massages list high among the activities.
Event-only registration costs $99.00 and includes lunch. Some seminars have additional fees. Grab a girlfriend and stay for $144/person double occupancy per person (rate includes conference fee). To register online click here and use “www2012” as login and password.
Whether you like your hikes light and easy or moderate to strenuous, there’s a number of maintained paths around Granlibakken that will hook you up with either the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT ) or both as they overlap. At 165 miles, TRT is one of the world’s premier trails, passing through six counties, three wilderness areas, two states and one state park. Covering three states (California, Oregon and Washington) and 3,000 miles, The PCT traverses the Sierra Nevada, passing through the west side of Lake Tahoe. With both trails offering something unique, here’s a few of our favorite hikes along the great intersections:
This is a must-hike for the avid because it combines long distance with minimal elevation gain at less than 1,000 feet. This 11-mile hike follows a piece of the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails to the east summit of Twin Peaks, providing hikers an awesome view of Lake Tahoe and vistas of the great mountainous terrain. As you hike the open ridge along the Sierra crest you’ll meet up at the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim Trail junction. It is here where you’ll take in fantastic views of the great peaks of the Desolation Wilderness and the center of Granite Chief Wilderness areas. The trail is free from snow around this time of year.
I like to think of this one as a quickie climb with elevation. While this trail is only 3 miles long, there’s a nice elevation gain of 660 feet providing for a great aerobic workout. Close to Tahoe City this hike provides its own bouquet of summer wildflowers, vibrant fall color and year-round wildlife watching.
If you’re looking for a trail with distance and its share of switchbacks and challenges, this one is for you. With an array of ridge-line views of Lake Tahoe, Granite Chief Wilderness, both Blackwood and Ward canyons, this 16 mile moderate to strenuous hike provides for lush areas loaded with wildflowers in both canyons. Twin Peaks, at an elevation of 8,878, is a Sierra crest landmark and is accessible from the trail. There are a few streams to cross and a couple of nice camping spots. There’s a nice waterfall along the upper Ward Canyon part of the trail, and a handful of meadows before you hit some dense forest with towering pines and firs that lead into the Ward Creek watershed. There’s lots of wildlife, too, so don’t be surprised if you run into bear, coyote, raccoon, blue grouse, or even goshawk and spotted owls along this trail.
Getting the extended family together at one place over a summer can take some creative effort. Even though Facebook and Twitter has made it easier to organize gatherings, there are some in my family who remain stubborn and refuse to join the social network generation.
So we’ll probably compare notes again with family elders this summer, explaining to them how Facebook has revolutionized the way “modern families” who live miles apart can stay in touch. There’s always hope, right? It was only last year that our great aunt got a cell phone.
Speaking of generational gaps, there’s usually not any when it comes to my family’s priorities when it comes to fun and games. In fact, we love our gaming traditions celebrated annually.
The contests are the same every summer: Jarts (remember those dangerous things? Even though they were outlawed 30 years ago my family still busts them out every time we gather. No one has lost an eye or been stabbed in the heart yet), horseshoes, badminton and croquet for the yard games, Monopoly, Pinochle, and cribbage for the card table competitions.
And the food: Well let’s say that there are two kinds of eaters in our family: The health conscious and the gluttonous. Ironically when it comes to our family reunions, it is the fit and healthy members of the clan who slather up mounds of potato and macaroni salads, scarf nitrate-injected all-beef hot dogs by the dozen and suck down racks of tangy barbecue pork ribs as if they would never be able to eat meat again.
Speaking of great family reunions, Granlibakken is really an ideal place to hold them. With 74 secluded acres of onsite play area, tennis courts, a plethora of nearby hiking and biking trails — the resort this summer added the ultimate family game to its repertoire: the ultra-challenge known as the Tree Top Adventure Park.
Made up of a series of courses linking tree platform to tree platform with a variety of bridges and zip lines, those up to the challenge can ascend to an initial tree platform and then travel through the forest on an aerial trek anywhere from 15 to 50 feet in the air. The Treetop Adventure Park offers a variety of courses suitable for ages 4+ and all levels of athleticism.
In addition to the 50-plus platforms and bridges comprising the adult courses, a brand-new Flying Squirrel zone caters to the young adventurers ages 4+ and beginning climbers. It consists of 3 different courses and includes a variety of bridges and zip lines, some almost 300 feet long.
So whether its the youngest of tykes in the family tree or Uncle Leroy and Aunt Hazel who celebrated their last anniversary skydiving, the Tree Top Adventure Park is an ideal place for all extended families to spend quality time together.
Strap in and push yourself to a rewarding zip from tree-to-tree all summer long at Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge.
California’s first Treetop Adventure Park — where ropes course meets zip line on steroids — takes thrill-seekers on an all-out adrenalin tour that puts agility, quick-thinking and stamina to the test. Granlibakken’s latest family-friendly outdoor adventure is among 30 similar parks nationwide. Some of the features include over 70 different tree platforms, 13 zip lines, a variety of bridges including a 120 foot suspension bridge and a highwire bike. There are 3 different courses for kids 4 and older and 5 different courses for adults. Once you go through the courses and determine the obstacles, you’ll want to do it again and again, testing yourself every step of the way.
The 120 foot suspension bridge is just one of the features you won't want to miss.
Designed with bursts of endurance and exhilaration in mind, guests climb into harnesses where they zip, climb, walk and maneuver their way across platforms spread out across Granlibakken’s towering pines. These obstacle courses offer varying degrees of skills and challenges, with the thrill of being several feet off the ground. The experience demands exercises in balance, pace and even team work as you encourage each other to plow through the challenging obstacles with the zip rides serving your ultimate rewards.
The park, set to launch June 22, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 6 p.m. Sessions are good for 2.5 hours.
Think Tahoe in winter and what comes to mind? Skiing at Heavenly? Casinos? Headliner shows?
Ah, but there is another Tahoe … less intense, gentler, slower and yes, more family friendly.
The thing about Tahoe is it’s never been 100 percent about skiing in winter (or hiking, kayaking, whatever in summer). In a way, Tahoe is a bit like Europe, where skiing is only a fraction of the experience with inns on the ski hills and long, leisurely lunches and so much more to do besides keep track of your vertical on your wrist GPS.
So … enter North Tahoe, which is oddly what folks call stuff along the west side of the lake. And Bleu Wave’s yacht ferry. And Homewood. And Granlibakken. And, well, yes, a very special kid-wow run at Alpine Meadows.
Ski Via Yacht
The start of all this was via a slick yacht-ski package started last season by Bleu Wave. We arrived at the dock in South Lake Tahoe to board the ferry, which is actually a rather upscale yacht, at 8 a.m. We were dressed for skiing. As we pulled away, we munched on breakfast, which was a decent continental affair … muffins, fruit, yogurt, hot chocolate, coffee. But the star of the morning was Lake Tahoe’s scenery. Jagged, snow capped mountains rose around us, reflected in the still dawn water of the deep blue lake.
An hour later, we pulled up at the foot … and I do mean very foot … of Homewood Mountain Ski Resort. The runs seem to spill down onto the beachfront. And actually, they do end just a hundred or so yards away from where you dock.
What's better than a cruise across Lake Tahoe to terrific ski venues?
Though we were transferring to stay on this side of the lake, others were there for the day package, which for $99, gets you a shuttle from your hotel, round trip ferry, lift ticket, and discount on lunch. And though Homewood might seem smallish compared to say, Heavenly, its 1,260 skiable acres and 1,650 vertical, with everything from beginner runs to expert trees, provides more than enough fun for a day.
Nearly every run offers a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. Photo courtesy Homewood Mountain Resort.
The stunning lake views are what sets this place apart. You’re so busy gawking, it’s almost dangerous. The dropoff along Rainbow Ridge just after Mid Mountain Pavilion (it’s the white tube tent with the picnic chairs) will blow your mind. A friend once said the drop on some of Tahoe’s lake view runs make you think you need to wear a life jacket. This is one of those places.
There are hefty plans for expansion. Some half a billion dollars of condos, base lodges, restaurants and lifts are expected to stretch to 2020. But meanwhile, Homewood is nice and laid back for a day of something different.
Our lodging was at Granlibakken, a resort that meanders up a thickly wooded hill with 200 hotel and condo rooms and a main lodge that reminds you of those family-owned resorts of the Northeast where generations would spend their holidays. The name, by the way, is Norwegian for “a hillside sheltered by fir trees,” and ski history in this area goes back nearly 100 years.
This is about as family friendly as it comes. There’s a small ski hill (300 vertical with two poma lifts), swimming pool, trails through the woods and a treetop adventure with rope bridges and platforms.
From Granlibakken, we day skied at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Squaw has the reputation, the Olympic history, and the crowds. Alpine Meadows has Hot Wheels Gully.
Don't get carried away by the incredible views while skiing the runs at Homewood Mountain Resort. Photo courtesy Homewood Mountain Resort.
If you are on the west side of the lake you, of course, have to ski Squaw. This is where the big guys go, along with enough waist high future racers to make your head swim. While the Lake Tahoe area has dreams of a new Olympic bid for 2022, it’s interesting to remember a bit about the original one in 1960.
The Olympic venue back then wasn’t supposed to be in Squaw Valley, but while the Olympic committee argued over which European ski hill should be the spot, Alex Cushing, owner of what there was of Squaw, pointed out that maybe, since the Olympics were supposed to be a ‘world’ activity, it was time to hold them in North America.
Those Olympics included an amazing list of firsts … first use of instant replay (courtesy of grainy videotape), first use of skis that weren’t all wood, first athlete’s village, first really blow-out opening ceremony. (Walt Disney, himself, designed it with Disneyland-style statues and fireworks much to the whining from Europeans). Oh yes, and first sale of exclusive broadcast rights … to CBS for $50,000m which led to a young, new hire Walter Cronkite at CBS hosting it.
For those with inquiring minds, London’s 2012 Olympic broadcast rights went to NBC for $1.1 billion … that’s with a B.
Alpine Meadows: Hot Wheels Gully
Okay, now on to Alpine Meadows. It’s smaller than Squaw, a bit more intimate, but definitely one of Lake Tahoe’s ‘big seven’ ski resorts, which include Heavenly, Northstar, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose, Sierra at Tahoe, and Kirkwood Meadows.
You can get hairy chutes and mellow groomers just about anywhere in the Tahoe area. But only Alpine Meadows has Hot Wheels Gully.
No matter how old (or young) you are, you can learn to ski at Tahoe's GranlibakkenLodge. Photo courtesy Granlibakken Lodge.
I was leaving the base area at the end of the day when a 10-year-old bounced by me, calling to his father.
“We skied the funnest thing of my whole, entire life. The FUNNEST!” he yelled while literally jumping up and down (in skis).
It was called … Hot Wheels Gully!”
The run traces a narrow riverbed that twists and drops through the forest … not for anyone on long skis and, honestly, best enjoyed by someone about 4 1/2 feet tall. You slingshot from side to side like in a mini halfpipe and, at one point, actually hit a short drop. It is, honestly, a pre-teen’s dream run.
Dinner is a pleasure in the main lodge at Granlibakken. Photo by Granlibakken Lodge.
The week we were in Tahoe, it was hot and sunny. Perfect spring skiing. But snow was on the way and within a couple of days, four feet of fresh had fallen. Sigh. We figured we’ll just have to go back.
If you want a true giggle on the mountain at Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley and you have either an iPhone or Android phone, go to your online market and download the free interactive apps for those two resorts. It’s more than just a map, it even shows you where you are on the mountain along with a real time list of what trails are open, where the restaurants are, weather, real-time webcams, some amazing thing that lets you find your friends on the hill and, best of all, a real time record of your own personal stats (speed, vertical, lifts and more). You need to activate your GPS and, as I found out the hard way, if you turn your GPS off at the end of the day to save battery, your personal stats will reset to zero. Just don’t try looking at it WHILE skiing.
What is Easter without an egg hunt and brunch? Folks staying at Granlibakken this Easter weekend will definitely not have a shortage of Easter events to choose from. North Lake Tahoe celebrates the holiday with family-friendly events all weekend as well as scrumptious Easter Sunday brunches at our favorite lakefront restaurants.
Easter egg hunts start in Tahoe City with its annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt on the Commons Beach at 10 AM on Saturday, April 7. Truckee will also host their Great Easter Egg hunt at 11:30 AM on Saturday, April 7, at Truckee Regional Park.
Northstar will be celebrating Easter in every way this Sunday, April 8. Start Easter off with a tasty Easter brunch from Petra in the Northstar Village 9 AM-1 PM. After brunch be on the lookout for those hidden eggs in the Northstar Village at 10:30 AM when the hunt begins. And don’t miss your chance for a photo with the Easter Bunny from 12:30-2:30 PM. If you’re skiing or riding on Easter you’ll have your chance to celebrate Easter on the mountain as well. The Easter Bunny will be taking ride breaks from 9 AM-4 PM so make sure you find him on the mountain for a fun photo. The Lodge at Big Springs will have Easter specials at the café and bar and you’ll want to search for the hidden Easter eggs that may contain drink coupons and $5 off coupons.
Try to find the Easter Bunny skiing at Northstar on Sunday for an unforgettable picture.
You won’t want to miss the annual On-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt at Squaw on Sunday, April 8. As soon as the lifts open you can start searching for the hidden eggs. One lucky winner will find the Golden Egg containing a 2012-13 Bronze season pass! Make sure to pay attention to Squaw’s Twitter feed, Facebook timeline and smartphone app throughout the day for clues as to where the Golden Egg lies. The Easter bunny will also be hopping around The Village Events Plaza from 10 AM-4 PM.
Alpine is joining in on the Easter fun with an all mountain Easter egg hunt starting as soon as the lifts open on Sunday, April 8. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden across all of Alpine’s 2400 acres, but only one will be gold. The gold Easter egg will contain a 2012-13 Bronze season pass. There will also be two separate Easter egg hunts for the kids. Kids 7 and under can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt taking place at 10:15am at the Kids Camp Magic Carpet. And children 8 – 13 are invited to join the Easter Egg Hunt taking place at 10:15am at the Magic Carpet located off of Subway Chair.
Homewood is tying in an Easter favorite Ghiradelli with their Easter hunt. Kids 12 and younger can participate in the Little Bunny Ghiradelli Easter chocolate hunt next to the Snow Rangers Academy at the South Lodge starting at noon. Chocolate eggs, chocolate squares and Homewood gifts will be hidden for the kids to discover. But the fun doesn’t stop with the kids. Ghiradelli chocolate eggs and squares will be hidden all over the entire mountain for everyone to find as soon as the lifts start turning. Be on the lookout for the Golden Egg which will contain a 2012-13 season pass.
There will be no shortage of Easter eggs in North Lake Tahoe this weekend.
Easter egg hunts aren’t the only way to enjoy Easter on Sunday. For those not skiing Jake’s on the Lake will be serving an Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $24 per adult and $12 per child age 12 and under. Kids may even find a few Easter eggs. Reservations recommended.
Or relax at a table overlooking the river with brunch at the River Ranch on Sunday from 10 AM-2 PM including traditional brunch items and some lunch favorites from $12.95-$18.95. Reservations recommended.