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New Ritz-Carlton barbecue restaurant opens at Northstar ski resort

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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe has opened a new slope-side BBQ-themed outdoor restaurant today (Dec. 20). The grand opening includes food and drink specials from 3-6 p.m.

The new restaurant is located on the back patio of the luxury Lake Tahoe resort hotel.Barbecue restaurant

Traditional BBQ and wood-fired oven-baked pizza favorites, daily après ski specials and seasonal drinks will be staples on the Barbecue restaurant’s menu.

“The introduction of The Backyard Bar & BBQ gives resort guests and skiers and riders at Northstar California the opportunity to enjoy new mouth-watering menu selections immediately as they step off the slopes,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “With stunning views of the mountain offered from the back patio and daily après ski specials, it is sure to become a new favorite spot to stop for lunch or end the day on the mountain.”

Traditional BBQ favorites

The Barbecue restaurant’s “blues, brews and BBQ” concept will include traditional BBQ favorites such as smoked ribs offered in full or half rack, a beef brisket sandwich, the “Yard Bird,” a half chicken smoked with the on-site smoker, garden veggie, cheese and BBQ chicken wood-fired pizzas, house made sides including pit smoked pork beans, tossed greens and a selection of desserts.

Menu items at the Barbecue restaurant range in price from $15-$25, and a seasonal beverage program with saloon-inspired cocktails and local craft beer selections will also be available.

Daily specials from 4-6 p.m.

During the winter season, the Barbecue restaurant will offer daily après ski food and beverage specials from 4-6 p.m., including half-priced flatbreads and buckets of six beers for $20. Casual outdoor cookouts will take place during the summer months, perfect for Lake Tahoe family vacationers.

Designed by Lake Tahoe-based Ward-Young Architecture & Planning, The Backyard Bar & BBQ offers walk-up counter food service and a full bar.

The Barbecue restaurant building’s design complements the architecture of the North Lake Tahoe hotel itself. The Backyard Bar & BBQ is the resort’s newest year-round casual dining experience offering ski-in/ski-out access in the winter and poolside convenience during the summer.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, visit or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.



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