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Nine X Nine.
The Timber House, inside the Lakeside Inn/Casino, has for years touted its $8.95 prime rib dinner as one of the "Best of Tahoe" dining deals. So either dining in Tahoe is pretty shabby, or this is one amazing deal.
That or everyone's taste buds have been so destroyed by chugging $2 cocktails and chain smoking Benson & Hedges that a can of 9 Lives would taste good.
Think again. The food at the Timber House is actually GOOD. In fact, I might go so far as to say it's GREAT. Take one look at the dinner menu and words pop out at you like "demi-glace" and "oysters Rockefeller" and "aged ribeye" and you have to wonder, "Am I still in that cheap-ass casino where locals gather to watch Ultimate Fighting on the screen above the craps table?"
Considering the atmosphere, I wouldn't put it past anyone to be suspicious of the menu offerings. Can you really trust oysters from a place whose profit center is the bank of penny slots lining the entire left half of the casino? When they say their steaks are aged, does it mean they bought the stuff Food4Less' meat department was going to throw out?
Toss those suspicions aside and dig in. The prime rib is delicious. The ribeye steak is huge and tender. The oysters Rockefeller are surprisingly well-rendered. The lover's scallops are beautifully presented. Other than the limp side vegetables they serve with everything, I can find no fault with the food here. And for less than $20 a person.
How is this possible? Because every time I set foot into the casino that envelops this institution of semi-fine dining, I sacrifice a good chunk of my paycheck to the gods of blackjack, poker, and slots. I'm subsidizing this venture for them. Think the restaurant business is risky? Wrap a casino around it and you'll be in the black in about 2.5 days' time.
So, please - Next time you're in South Lake Tahoe, put your name in for a table at the Timber House. Enjoy a very reasonably priced, satisfying, fancy-ish dinner, then thank me for covering a good chunk of it with my losing ways.