A wonderful thing happens when the food and the actual food makers live near each other. The chefs, the beef, the pork, the berries... they're all neighbors. Even the distance between barley and barrel is closer than most folks' morning commute. This kind of proximity transforms a typical meat-'n-taters meal into a spirited outing of eating, imbibing and laughs. Looking for a different kind of foodie fling? Make plans to visit Carson Valley's legendary chefs, distillers, growers and resident critters this weekend.