Pho Truck Opens in Truckee

Elijah Brehl opened Pho Real, a food truck offering a modern take on Vietnamese and French street food, on July 18 in Truckee on Industrial Way. Brehl, who has been cooking for 11 years, felt that Truckee needed “a new, healthier option that won’t break the bank,” so he decided on pho since it is fast and healthy. Brehl picks what he can from Rodison Farms in Reno, including peppers, onion, garlic, and herbs, and sources the rest of his products from Tahoe Food Hub, Tahoe Mountain Valley Meats, and Natural Trading Company with the goal of getting everything as local as possible. He said a must-try is the king pho, which has braised pork shoulder in it. Check the Pho Real Facebook page for truck locations. Info: 10990 Industrial Way, Truckee, ~ Kara Fox/Moonshine Ink

New Adventure Company Offers Camping Services


Tahoe Wilderness Adventures is an outdoor recreation outfitter and guide company based on the North Shore. The company specializes in camping and backpacking equipment rentals, and offers guided hiking trips and full service camping services. The company has camping equipment rentals for both campground and backpacking use. Granted by exclusive permits through California State Parks, TWA offers a full service camping experience within designated campgrounds located within the Tahoe Basin. Tahoe Wilderness Adventures offers a variety of guided day hikes on a network of trails in the Tahoe area. They cater to all levels of fitness and can customize half day and full day hikes. They also offer trips in the Ruby Mountain Wilderness in Nevada. Info:, (530) 308-4422

Tahoe City Log Cabin to Appear on HGTV

This coming fall, Tahoe City and one of its traditional log cabin homes will step into the national TV spotlight when the property stars in a new segment of HGTV’s series Log Cabin Living. The home at 1195 Holly Rd. is a classical Old Tahoe log cabin in the Tahoe Tavern Heights neighborhood close to Tahoe City. It has three bedrooms and two baths, approximately 1,300 square feet of living space, and is listed for sale at $480,000 by Coldwell Banker in Tahoe City. Log Cabin Living follows one couple as they leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life and go on a journey to find “the quintessential escape,” according to the show’s website. Filming for the Tahoe City episode, which is scheduled to run after Thanksgiving, started in July.

Martis Camp Sells Homesite in Bitcoin

Martis Camp recently announced that it has closed on potentially the largest recorded real estate transaction involving bitcoin. Martis Camp is set up as a merchant with BitPay, a leader in business solutions for virtual currencies that allows buyers to easily convert their bitcoin into U.S. dollars. The parcel of land sold is valued at $1.6 million. The sale price would trump the $500,000 paid for a villa in Bali in February, believed at the time to be the largest single consumer purchase conducted in the virtual currency. Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency, was introduced in 2009 and has substantially lower payment processing fees than those of credit cards or money transfers. BitPay managed the Martis Camp transaction and enables payment into bank accounts in either bitcoin or U.S. dollars. The online virtual currency merchant also manages transactions for car brands like Tesla and Land Rover.

TTCTV Welcomes New Management Team

Truckee Tahoe Community Television announced the addition of two broadcast veterans to its management team: Dan Martin as executive director, and Rory O’Farrell as operations manager. Martin has worked in many facets of television for the past 15 years. With a news production background, he worked for KOLO-TV in Reno for nine years as a director, studio camera operator, field photographer, and promotions manager. O’Farrell has been volunteering at TTCTV since 2009 while he was teaching video production at Truckee High School. More recently, he served as the afternoon radio host at 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio. O’Farrell is a 30-year broadcast veteran, including 10 years with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. TTCTV operates Channels 6 and 18 on Suddenlink Cable TV.

Corporate Visions Acquires Launch International

Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading marketing and sales messaging, tools, and training company with an office in Incline Village, recently announced it has acquired Launch International, Inc., a unique communications company specializing in marketing and sales enablement content. The Launch International acquisition is Corporate Visions’ fourth in a span of less than two years. Previously, the company acquired Executive Conversation, the leader in business and financial acumen sales skills training; BayGroup International, the leading negotiations sales skills training company; and WhiteboardSelling, a pioneer in visual storytelling for improving sales conversations and presentations. Info:


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