Food

Golden Era hosts a delicious pop-up dinner, paired with craft cocktails and local wines

Golden Era hosts a delicious pop-up dinner, paired with craft cocktails and local wines

The Golden Era Lounge in Nevada City is thinking about hosting monthly “pop up” dinners — pairing imaginative dishes with craft cocktails and fine wines —  and we joined a gathering of “friends and family” this week for a sneak preview. Since emerging over a decade ago, pop-up dinners...

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Hotelier Jordan Fife shares his imaginative plan for The Holbrooke

Hotelier Jordan Fife shares his imaginative plan for The Holbrooke

The summer issue of our quarterly magazine — circulating since last week — features a striking photo of downtown Grass Valley on the cover, with the headline “Historic Hotels,” among others. We also ran a newly assigned photo of The Holbrooke in Grass Valley on page 3. (Thanks to local Kial James for...

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Watershed: New American Cuisine

Watershed: New American Cuisine

IN LATE SUMMER, A NEW RESTAURANT called Watershed plans to open in downtown Grass Valley, practicing the art of approachable fine dining. The name Watershed fits the bill perfectly, bringing to mind a restaurant tied to locally sourced food. “Watershed also has a metaphorical meaning for us,” says co-owner and...

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Grass Valley: A Food, Wine & Art destination

Grass Valley: A Food, Wine & Art destination

GRASS VALLEY, STEEPED IN GOLD RUSH history, is emerging as a destination for food, wine and art while honoring its cultural heritage. The downtown’s most important, historic and architecturally significant buildings are being renovated, helping to draw locals and visitors for shopping, dining and entertainment. Two...

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Twelve 28 Kitchen: “Eat. Smile. Repeat.”

Twelve 28 Kitchen: “Eat. Smile. Repeat.”

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL TO New York or San Francisco for first-rate food,” as The Wall Street Journal concluded recently in a front-page feature. “We are one great restaurant nation.” America’s culinary frontier is expanding to small towns for multiple reasons. This includes often prohibitive restaurant...

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Local Pride

Local Pride

WE RECENTLY ENJOYED A “STAYCATION” in Sacramento, spending a few days at the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel next to the gleaming Golden 1 Center. Our room had a picture-perfect view of the iconic Tower Bridge, home of the annual Tower Bridge Dinner on September 30. And as if on cue, The New York Times published an article,...

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The New Gold Rush: Chefs help redefine local cuisine

The New Gold Rush: Chefs help redefine local cuisine

A NEW GENERATION OF CHEFS, who enjoy the foothills’ laid-back lifestyle, lower costs, and seemingly endless bounty of fresh, local ingredients, is bringing renewed energy and sophistication to our region’s dining scene. Besides Zach Sterner at Twelve 28 Kitchen, others include Chef Jesse Hanshaw of The Stone House...

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Good Eats: Our booming culinary scene

Good Eats: Our booming culinary scene

SAN FRANCISCO HAS LONG BEEN Northern California’s culinary capital, but it is facing more competition. “Sacramento’s on the cusp of making it as a must-visit town for anyone who loves food,” Thrillist, the popular food and drink website, declared in January. “It’s the hub of America’s most abundant agricultural...

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Wine & Beer

Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Sierra Starr, Pilot Peak and Montoliva

Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Sierra Starr, Pilot Peak and Montoliva

NEVADA CITY WINERY’S WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY The winery presents Wine Down Wednesday...


Nevada City Uncorked on August 25: Wine, Food & Historic Flavor

Nevada City Uncorked on August 25: Wine, Food & Historic Flavor

NEVADA CITY’S VICTORIAN ELEGANCE presents the perfect backdrop to showcase Nevada...


Ol’ Republic joins Rancho Cordova Barrel District

Ol’ Republic joins Rancho Cordova Barrel District

THE BARREL DISTRICT IN RANCHO CORDOVA is one of the region’s fastest-growing...


Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr, Montoliva and Sierra Knolls

Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr, Montoliva and Sierra Knolls

FOOD, WINE & MUSIC AT SIERRA KNOLLS The winery has a new commercial kitchen,...


Pilot Peak and Stucki’s Phoenix Humidor team up for food, wine, cigars, jazz and chocolate on June 2

Pilot Peak and Stucki’s Phoenix Humidor team up for food, wine, cigars, jazz and chocolate on June 2

Come enjoy a very special night at the Peak! Pick out a fine cigar provided by Phoenix...


Raise a Glass: Foothills Brewfest on May 5, and Truckee Brew Fest on June 9

Raise a Glass: Foothills Brewfest on May 5, and Truckee Brew Fest on June 9

MUNICH OKTOBERFEST BEGAN with the celebration of a royal wedding in October 1810,...


Sierra Vintners Wine Trail on May 19

Sierra Vintners Wine Trail on May 19

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME EXCEPTIONAL wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”:...


Amador Four Fires Festival

Amador Four Fires Festival

Amador Vintners presents the Amador Four Fires Festival on Saturday, May 5, from...


Tasting Notes:  Nevada City Winery, Sierra Starr and Avanguardia

Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Sierra Starr and Avanguardia

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION Now in its 17th year, the Foothills Celebration in downtown...


A New Year for wine: Trends that will shape 2018

A New Year for wine: Trends that will shape 2018

Five wine predictions for the New Year: CAB FRANC WILL GROW “Cabernet Franc is...


Loomis Basin Brewing: Exemplifies craft beer boom

Loomis Basin Brewing: Exemplifies craft beer boom

INDEPENDENT CRAFT BREWERIES CONTINUED to grow in 2017, and the outlook is bright...


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Art

The Center for the Arts begins its multimillion-dollar upgrade

The Center for the Arts begins its multimillion-dollar upgrade

The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley, one of the region’s premier performing...


Stucki Jewelers gets “Coolest Store in America” recognition for its cigar humidor

Stucki Jewelers gets “Coolest Store in America” recognition for its cigar humidor

Build a humidor and they will come. And they have. The creativity and innovation...


Summer 2018 Events: Nevada County Fair, Summer Nights, and Shakespeare Festival

Summer 2018 Events: Nevada County Fair, Summer Nights, and Shakespeare Festival

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada...


Nevada County Arts’ Events for Summer 2018

Nevada County Arts’ Events for Summer 2018

Music in the Mountains MIM’s 2018-19 season celebrates favorite classics, and showcases...


InConcert Sierra presents “BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues” on July 20

InConcert Sierra presents “BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues” on July 20

THIS SUMMER, INCONCERT SIERRA presents BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues at Pilot Peak...


Sierra Stages presents James and the Giant Peach from July 12-August 4

Sierra Stages presents James and the Giant Peach from July 12-August 4

THIS COMING SUMMER, SIERRA STAGES is proud to present the musical “Roald Dahl’s...


California WorldFest is July 12-15 at Nevada County Fairgrounds

California WorldFest is July 12-15 at Nevada County Fairgrounds

SEVEN STAGES OF MUSIC, more than 50 artists from around the world, a full work- shop...


Music in the Mountains presents Patriotic Pops on July 3

Music in the Mountains presents Patriotic Pops on July 3

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. Music in the Mountains...


FoodWineArt Insider: What’s new in our region?

FoodWineArt Insider: What’s new in our region?

YUBA BUS A convenient new bus service is offering local winery and brewery...


Events Calendar: Spring 2018

Events Calendar: Spring 2018

SPRING CALENDAR Nevada City April Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become...


Strawberry Music Festival features Bruce Cockburn, Lindsay Lou

Strawberry Music Festival features Bruce Cockburn, Lindsay Lou

NOW IN ITS 37TH YEAR, NORTHERN California’s iconic Strawberry Music Festival takes...


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