by Brandon Fox
Tahoe’s California Grill is planning to open in the Shoppes at Twin Oaks in mid-October. Expect to see lots of wood, distressed wood and stone meant to evoke Lake Tahoe — plus photographs of the lake in case you’re not sure what it looks like.
The showcase dish will be a tri-tip cut of beef. According to the restaurant’s press release, “Santa Maria butcher Bob Schutz experimented with the cut, which is one of the three muscles in the bottom sirloin of the steer. … He seasoned it Santa Maria-style [with salt, pepper, garlic salt and other spices] and cooked it on a rotisserie.”
The rest of the menu will be filled with entrees under $20, which Mark Perkinson, the managing member of the LLC, describes as California comfort food. In keeping with its theme, the restaurant will serve only California craft beers and wines. Pick up catering and meals-to-go will also be available.