Although our Philosophy Café is open for Thanksgiving and the weekend after (November 22-25, 2012) and the week between Christmas and New Year’s, (this year that’s Friday, December 21st through the evening of Wednesday, January 1st – serving light Breakfasts and full Dinners) it will be closed for the rest of the winter months.
If you are visiting before Memorial Day weekend, you may want to be aware of your dining options while the Café is closed.
We will still be regularly stocking the drinks cooler by the lodge office with all manner of easy “heat and eat” meal items. Homemade, all organic, enchiladas, breakfast burritos, hot soups for a cold day, wraps, salads, yogurts, granola, so on and so forth, offered at completely reasonable cost will be available for quick and easy (and delicious) meals; you may purchase those items during our regular office hours, from 9:30 AM until 2:00 in the morning. (Please note: this pretty much means buying early breakfast items the night before.)
Also, Sierraville has two restaurants that you might like to try. Los Dos Hermanos is open from 11:00 AM until 8:00 Pm for fine Mexican fare every day except Monday, and the newly reopened Sierraville Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch from 7 ‘til 2.
And, of course, there is always the option of being your own chef in either of our communal guest kitchens, one in the Lodge and another at the Globe hotel. Pots, pans, plates, and everything else we could think of are there for your cooking convenience; but please remember to bring your own coffee, oils, and spices. Those are the most often forgotten “necessities.” (Coffee isn’t actually a … well, guess that depends on who you’re talking to.)
If you do decide to bring your own food and spices, shopping for groceries along the way is not a bad idea. Sierraville has one small gas station/convenience store with a very basic selection, (eggs and milk and a few meal options are sold there) and Loyalton, just 13 miles away, has a friendly little supermarket with everything you would expect to find. Organic, or health food items, however, require a trip to Truckee, which is about a 30 minute drive. (And is also, typically, “on the way,” if you’re coming on 80.)
The Philosophy Cafe - era 1930's!
The Philosophy Cafe - era 2010
(photo: jivan child www.jivanchild.com)