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Good eats at Lefty’s Fry House in Grass Valley

Good eats at Lefty’s Fry House in Grass Valley

Lefty’s Fry House in Grass Valley opened this afternoon, and we were one of the first customers. We ordered “to go,” and I squeezed some details into our magazine at the 11 hour as it went onto the presses. Then we ate. The casual dining restaurant is located at 840 East Main Street, near Sierra Cinemas....

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Ten 2019 Food Predictions: From Pacific Rim flavors to Phat Fats

Ten 2019 Food Predictions: From Pacific Rim flavors to Phat Fats

SEASONED TREND-SPOTTERS FROM WHOLE FOODS Market compiled this report based on more than 100 years of combined experience in product sourcing, studying consumer preferences and participating in food and wellness industry exhibitions worldwide. TOP 10 FOOD TRENDS PACIFIC RIM FLAVORS Flavor inspiration from the Pacific...

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All in the Family

All in the Family

Meet some of them: fathers, sons, mothers & daughters who are coming together to help our “food, wine, art economy” prosper: THE GIARDINAS The family owns the Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City, arguably the most inviting cocktail lounge in the footills. Golden Era is located in the old Cirino’s building...

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What’s New in Truckee for Winter

What’s New in Truckee for Winter

TRUCKEE IS ON A ROLL. IT RECENTLY WAS NAMED one of the “coolest, under the radar” ski towns by The Wall Street Journal. “Unsurprisingly, thanks to its location, this old logging town has morphed into a sporty tourist center over the years,” The Journal reported. “These days it’s better equipped to wine...

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Coming Together

Coming Together

“If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.” — UTAH PHILLIPS FOLK MUSIC LEGEND, PEACE activist and humanitarian Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — a longtime resident of Nevada City — felt a lifelong calling to help those in need. The late musician’s motto: “Never put a wishbone where your backbone...

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Sustainable Food and Farm Conference is Feb. 7-10 in Grass Valley

Sustainable Food and Farm Conference is Feb. 7-10 in Grass Valley

Every year, farmers and those who love local food come together for an extended weekend of learning and networking at Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Beyond a fun reunion for foodies, the event is making a noticeable difference in Nevada County’s agricultural community, said Sierra Harvest’s...

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Winter Cooking Classes

Winter Cooking Classes

Winter is an ideal time to sign up for a cooking class in the foothills. We’re indoors more, thanks to the winter weather, and a cooking class helps you master new recipes, perhaps with the kitchenware you received for the holidays— French cookware, a wok or a Vitamix. TESS’ KITCHEN STORE 115 Mill St., Grass...

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The Olive Groove: Partnering with local artists, farmers and chefs

The Olive Groove: Partnering with local artists, farmers and chefs

“Partnering with local artists, farmers, and chefs is a big part of why we love this work. By focusing on local talent, we are able to offer unique products for our customers and support the thriving creative scene in Nevada County.” — Christina West, owner of the Olive Groove The Olive Groove located in downtown...

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