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Bofa - Bar of America, Truckee, CA

Bar of America

4.7
4.7
803 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
This comfortable Bar and Restaurant in Historic Downtown Truckee welcomes diners with its warm interior and friendly efficient service. The All American menu has a wide range of classic and modern favorites, from sandwiches to steaks and seafood all distinctively paired with an award winning wine list satisfying a broad taste palate at reasonable prices.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:30 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 587-2626
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Duin
  • Private party facilities
    The dining room can host parties up to 40 guests. From a paired down selection off our regular menu to a custom made menu for your party with wine pairings, the opportunities are endless. Minimums do apply to reserve the room. Call for a packet and pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Norman: (530) 587-2626
  • Neighborhood
    Truckee
  • Cross street
    Bridge St.
  • Parking details
    Downtown offers ample metered parking during the day and after 6:00pm all parking is complimentary.
  • Public transit
    All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.
  • Entertainment
    Known for supporting the areas best local talent, the bar hosts small intimate tunes to all out ragers with dancing til the early hours. Almost nightly you can find something happening inside the historic building.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 803 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Food

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Kid-friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Lively

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for business meals

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Kid-friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

803 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Was seated timely with reservations. Service attentive. Just need to update the open table menu. Was looking for bison burger as advertised but was told they havnt had it for years.

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  2. Varzil

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What if I told you tuna poke nachos exist? What if I told you're they're delicious? We count on Bar of America and its related restaurants for unusual flavors and delicious takes on standards. Yes, it's expensive compared to some, but worth the price.

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  3. TahoeDiner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, really good service, bar area can be a bit loud when busy but grabbed a table and it was great

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  4. JoeyF

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a birthday celebration with my father. There were 4 in our party. The food was amazing. We all ordered something different and all of us had a great meal. Dessert was good. Our server was nice at the start but towards the end she seemed annoyed but maybe she was starting to get busy. Prices are what they are but a little high for a burger. However, with that said food was amazing. I will be going back!

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  5. Melissa

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always come here when we’re in town! One of our favorite spots on the lake. The live music is always a treat and food is consistently great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful warm place with excellent service but the food is somewhat tasteless and overpriced for what it is

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  7. DonnieW

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the visit for the poppers. Mussels were fresh and perfect. Relaxed vibe.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pizza was like a school cafeteria pizza, shrimp were sealed onto the skewer and impossible to get off, and the service was not great. Lots of potential for this place, but pretty disappointing overall.

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  9. AmandaP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 'shrooms pizza was amazing along with firecracker burger. Went in as i thought it was Friday & wanted fish taco special ... forgot it was sat🤣 still had a great meal.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great server!! Good food. Very loud environment, though.

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  11. StacyB

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service have always been outstanding at bar of america, last night was a little different, however I feel that is do to be understaffed more than anything. It is just a little disappointing when you pay a great deal for your family to eat there, and they run out of wine glasses, after waiting about 40 minutes our appetizer, salad and entree's all came out at the same time. It was all very good and the waitress was always checking in and really did a good job, I just feel with their price point they should have their food served where you can enjoy it, and your whole experience.

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  12. ChristyR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    front staff was so kind and accommodating with our large group. wait staff was a bit slow but overall great. thanks

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  13. CHRISH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We skied all day and planned to celebrate the incoming year with Bar America. We were very pleased with all we ate and drank. They had a fantastic band and we danced the night away

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was better than some of the other more expensive restaurants nearby. Service and food was great!

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  15. JudyR

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the menu has a great variety of choices. Our waiter was awesome. Even though it was very busy we had great service, food and didn’t have to wait a long time.

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  16. SuzanneW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and staff did an excellent job under very stressful conditions on xmas eve. Everyone was very pleasant.

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  17. JenaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! I love this place. Food is excellent

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  18. Paulette

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. The house potato chips are to die for. Be sure to get the “big bird” sandwich. Best Reuben in town. Staff is polished and professional.

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  19. Sandpointcpl

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best chicken and waffles that I have ever had. Virgin Mary was delicious, spicy but not too hot. Service was prompt and efficient. Highly recommend!

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  20. TamiM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bar of America for their Thanksgiving Dinner and IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Literally we all thought it was the best turkey we had ever eaten before! This may change the way we do Thanksgiving going forward :) Bravo to everyone at Bar of America!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a dinner for thanksgiving just like to be ask not being judge . our daughter is big but she still young we got charge adult and we don’t want to ask . i feel they should ask thanks that’s all

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want quiet, sit in the back dining room. If you want more energy and liveliness, grab a booth or table on the bar-side!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greater loved our server The food was phenomenal

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  24. Norcal14x

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deanne was wonderful. She's so kind &friendly. Great service

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  25. MicheleH

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, outstanding service, very friendly hostess and lastly a nice and relaxing evening while enjoying the whole experience!

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  26. Funster

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizza! The service is outstanding and wonderful location.

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  27. Amanda

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! It was easy to get in with a family of 4 at 6pm on a Friday. They were very accommodating to us having two young children, food came relatively quickly, and cost was appropriate. Food was delicious as well!

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  28. GaryS

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Any, our server, was very helpful and attentive. She certainly steered me in the right direction! I lived my turkey Brie sandwich! Always live this restaurant!

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  29. johnk

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just very good tome, food good, service. ( Amy) great

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  30. Pennytable13

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly atmosphere, attentive service and a good menu with just enough variety. It I could give this place 10 stars I would!

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  31. Aloha

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fun evening with my family. Prime Rib was awesome. As was my Grey Goose very dry martini with olives stuffed with blue cheese!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening and our server was amazing 👏👏 the prime rib was great 🍷👍

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  33. LVlocaldiner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After a long hard day, just wanted a nice relaxing dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband ordered a Grey goose martini with no vermouth, I ordered their specialty lemon drop. His martini was some cucumber vodka, not what he ordered, and he didn't care for it. Server never checked on the drinks. He ordered filet mignon, I decided to try the margarita yellowtail. His steak was tender, but lacked any flavor. I had never had yellowtail before. What was cooked was tasty, but bulk of it was very rare. I get eating a nice tuna steak on the rare side, but the center was bloody rare, not pink, but bloody. The rice and veggies were ok, but not enough to make a meal being I couldn't eat the fish. Again, server didn't check on us for awhile. I really wanted to try the lemon tart brulee, but instead opted for sea salt Caramel cheesecake as I really wanted the hot white Russian as a nightcap. Well...they didn't have milk for the drink. NO MILK! The cheesecake is misnamed. Don't get this if you are a caramel fan, or expecting a nice caramel taste. The cheesecake had a weird texture, wasn't nice and creamy. It came with a coffee creme and coffee beans. Totally overwhelmed the cheesecake. Didn't taste caramel at all. I like coffee flavor, and if the cheesecake would have been called coffee cheesecake, it would have been fine. Overall, a really poor dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and a crappy end to an already crappy day. Will not patronize them again!

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  34. Crandall

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland and expensive. It's bad that the best thing at our table was an egg sandwich that cost $21!

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  35. MaryE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and wonderful food. The waiter did a great job with our order. I especially appreciated that since I asked for a few items not be included in the my salad. The cowboy salad was big and great tasting. Cowboy chili came in a sourdough bowl tasted really good. My husband who enjoys spicy foods. Did find the chili to be on the spicier side even for him. Yet, he ate the whole thing. A friend had the chicken sandwich on brioche roll. They loved it and came with a lot of food too. We appreciated how our server kept our non alcoholic drinks refilled.

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  36. ChrisA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lot has changed over 30 years. The Bar of America was lively and had a positive vibe. The service was extraordinary. Food was average. Most disappointing was the $39.00 BBQ Chicken. It was dry, like eating sawdust. Surprisingly disappointing. The restaurant had a raw fish appetizer that ate as an entree and it was delicious. Spicy and fresh. Yummy. It ended up being a very expensive evening, atmosphere engaging, the food overall too costly for the value.

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  37. RoyA

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone really enjoyed their dinner; good selection of dining options; service was OK on a very busy night. Noise from nearby train was sometimes annoying.

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  38. MarkW

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Fantastic and Fun service. Fantastic Location!

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  39. sjkai1

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My prior experiences here were outstanding for food and service. This time, our server ruined it from start to finish. He treated us like we were at a diner, rushing every part of the process when I just wanted to enjoy a casual dinner with my family.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met my son and his girlfriend here for a nice dinner on the patio. Food, drinks and service was wonderful!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Bar of America offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 587-2626.

Bar of America is rated 4.7 stars by 803 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar of America

10040 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bridge St.
  • Neighborhood
    Truckee
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:30 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Downtown offers ample metered parking during the day and after 6:00pm all parking is complimentary.
  • Public transit
    All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Duin
  • Entertainment
    Known for supporting the areas best local talent, the bar hosts small intimate tunes to all out ragers with dancing til the early hours. Almost nightly you can find something happening inside the historic building.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (530) 587-2626
  • Private party facilities
    The dining room can host parties up to 40 guests. From a paired down selection off our regular menu to a custom made menu for your party with wine pairings, the opportunities are endless. Minimums do apply to reserve the room. Call for a packet and pricing.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Norman: (530) 587-2626
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