Wine Spectator magazine recognizes Friar Tuck’s

Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar of Nevada City has received a 2013 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.

The selection is announced in the August issue of Wine Spectator as part of its 32nd annual international awards program. The magazine received submissions from restaurants in all 50 U.S. states and 75 nations around the globe.

“In our region, there are just four restaurants listed; two in the Lake Tahoe area, one in Amador County, and us,” said Friar Tuck’s founder and longtime owner Greg Cook.

“This is a very prestigious award in the restaurant industry and a great honor for us,” he said.

Friar Tuck’s was recognized for its extensive California wine selections and moderate pricing. Wine Spectator designates the award for well-chosen wine lists that feature quality producers, “along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Typically, these lists offer at least 100 selections.”

Cook, who opened Friar Tuck’s in 1973, continues to operate the popular downtown restaurant with his wife, Rona. Friar Tuck’s seats 185, offers two wine cellars with more than 300 wine selections and attracts a clientele from across the region.

Friar Tuck’s is located at 111 North Pine Street in historic downtown Nevada City. Call 530-265-9093 or see

-Dave Carter

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