Food

National Exchange Hotel Co. purchases the National Hotel for its flagship brand launch

National Exchange Hotel Co. purchases the National Hotel for its flagship brand launch

Editor’s note: Managing Partner Jordan Fife, whose National Exchange Hotel Company is acquiring The National Hotel, emailed our magazine this press release: Famed historic hotel, The National Hotel, has been acquired by The National Exchange Hotel Company and will be the launch of the brand’s flagship...

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ol’ Republic Brewery opening second location in Rancho Cordova’s “barrel district”

ol’ Republic Brewery opening second location in Rancho Cordova’s “barrel district”

ol’ Republic Brewery, located in Nevada City,  is set to open its second location in Rancho Cordova this March. The new brick n’ mortar location will include a taproom open to walk-in customers. “To have a brewery of this caliber come to our city, and want to be actively involved in our new Barrel District,...

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Sierra Harvest presents Food and Farm Conference on February 9-11

Sierra Harvest presents Food and Farm Conference on February 9-11

Farmers and ranchers are coming from all over the West Coast to gather in Grass Valley on February 9-11 for Sierra Harvest’s 2018 Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Over 500 farmers, foodies and homesteaders will come to learn first-hand from local and national experts in the sustainable food and farming movement,...

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Lefty’s Grill opening a “Fry House” in Grass Valley, with further expansion planned

Lefty’s Grill opening a “Fry House” in Grass Valley, with further expansion planned

The owners of popular Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City plan to open a new restaurant called Lefty’s Fry House in Grass Valley between late January and March, and future plans call for multiple locations in the region, co-owner John Cammack told our magazine for our upcoming winter issue. The casual eatery...

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What’s in season: Farm, Food & Drink

What’s in season: Farm, Food & Drink

NEPTUNE’S DELIGHT The Bloody Mary’s simple, two-ingredient base—tomato juice and vodka—lends itself to countless interpretations. We’ve sampled this cocktail in our region, and the “Neptune’s Delight” served at Morgan’s Lobster Shack in midtown Reno is a standout. The 22-ounce cocktail-meal consists...

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Explore Amador County: Food, wine and art

Explore Amador County: Food, wine and art

A FALL ROAD TRIP IN THE SIERRA and the surrounding foothills is an ideal getaway: Brilliant fall foliage, historic Gold Rush towns, fruit orchards, pumpkin patches, and wine and beer tasting. Bring along your mountain bike, hiking boots, and bird-watching binoculars to complete the experience. Some of our favorite...

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Beer & Brats: Oktoberfest

Beer & Brats: Oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH IS ONE of the world’s largest and oldest festivals. This two-week celebration— dating back to 1810—draws 5.6 million visitors who consume 1.6 million gallons of beer and 240,000 sausages, according to a new report in WalletHub. (For traditionalists, some 50,000 pork knuckles are eaten too.) “But...

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Tess’ Culinary Adventures: Have wok will travel

Tess’ Culinary Adventures: Have wok will travel

IN HIS BEST-SELLING MEMOIR A YEAR IN PROVENCE, author Peter Mayle “transports us into all the earthly pleasures of Provençal life,” and the main character is the region’s cuisine. “The year began with lunch,” the book begins, detailing a menu that included foie gras, beef en croûte, salads dressed in virgin...

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Wine

Amador Vintners: Expanding in the New Year

Amador Vintners: Expanding in the New Year

The Amador Vintners Association is expanding in the New Year with the acquisition...


Famed Vintner Warren Winiarski inducted into California Hall Of Fame

Famed Vintner Warren Winiarski inducted into California Hall Of Fame

The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership...


AmadorArts Winefest

AmadorArts Winefest

  AmadorArts WineFest The 20th annual AmadorArts Winefest is November 11 in...


Tasting notes: Smith Vineyard turns 30, Nevada City Winery’s premium wines, Halloween Wine Walk

Tasting notes: Smith Vineyard turns 30, Nevada City Winery’s premium wines, Halloween Wine Walk

SMITH VINEYARD 30th ANNIVERSARY IN 1980, DR. WAYNE SMITH FULFILLED his desire to...


The Big Crush: Wet winter leads to a fruitful harvest

The Big Crush: Wet winter leads to a fruitful harvest

THIS YEAR’S WINE GRAPE HARVEST WAS remarkably normal compared with past years,...


Ol’ Republic Roadhouse in the works

Ol’ Republic Roadhouse in the works

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING “ALE TALES” for a brewery in our area goes to ol’...


Amador County: Fine wines on “roads less traveled”

Amador County: Fine wines on “roads less traveled”

AMADOR COUNTY’S MICROCLIMATES are as diverse as any in California, ranging from...


Tasting Notes: Naggiar, Smith, Nevada City Winery and Sierra Starr

Tasting Notes: Naggiar, Smith, Nevada City Winery and Sierra Starr

NAGGIAR: WINE, MUSIC AND VINEYARD TOURS The winery’s new releases include a 2016...


28th annual Sierra BrewFest is August 26 in Grass Valley

28th annual Sierra BrewFest is August 26 in Grass Valley

“TASTING OUR WAY THROUGH a medley of IPA, lagers and seasonal brews, the sun on...


Sip, Savor & Stroll at Food & Wine Festivals

Sip, Savor & Stroll at Food & Wine Festivals

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region: AUTUMN FOOD & WINE...


Naggiar Vineyards: Wine, food and music

Naggiar Vineyards: Wine, food and music

A VISIT TO NAGGIAR VINEYARDS & Winery, nestled in the rolling hills between Auburn...


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Art

Nevada County Arts presents the Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

Nevada County Arts presents the Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival all day on April...


Nevada City School of the Arts presents “A Matter of Taste” on March 16

Nevada City School of the Arts presents “A Matter of Taste” on March 16

THE BREADTH OF ARTS AND culture in the Nevada City-Grass Valley Cultural District...


Events Calendar: Jan.-March 2018

Events Calendar: Jan.-March 2018

Tahoe-Truckee Feb. 2 Art of Marshmology and S’mores Daily, 4:30-5 p.m. The Ritz...


Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District presentation draws a standing-room only crowd

Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District presentation draws a standing-room only crowd

An inquisitive and engaged crowd of artists, residents, and local civic and political...


InConcert Sierra: A performing arts pioneer in the foothills

InConcert Sierra: A performing arts pioneer in the foothills

“STEEPED IN HISTORY, GRASS VALLEY and Nevada City experienced a ‘cultural revolution’...


The Sounds of Music: Auburn Symphony and Music in the Mountains

The Sounds of Music: Auburn Symphony and Music in the Mountains

Arguably the four most iconic notes in music history—the opening refrain of Beethoven’s...


Poet Snyder to enter California Hall of Fame

Poet Snyder to enter California Hall of Fame

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder is being inducted into the California Hall...


“Shaping the future of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District” set for January 25

“Shaping the future of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District” set for January 25

Nevada County Arts Council, together with the Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City...


Our favorite things for the holidays

Our favorite things for the holidays

These are a few of our favorite things: FREE JEWELRY IF IT SNOWS! Now in its 8th...


Award-winning Quest Theaterworks presents Nugget Fringe Festival from Jan. 18-28

Award-winning Quest Theaterworks presents Nugget Fringe Festival from Jan. 18-28

QUEST THEATERWORKS PRESENTS THE fourth annual Nugget Fringe Theater Festival on January...


All the World’s a Stage: The Center for the Arts, Nevada Theatre and Stages at Northstar

All the World’s a Stage: The Center for the Arts, Nevada Theatre and Stages at Northstar

IN THE EARLY ELIZABETHAN ERA, English acting troupes performed in inns, college halls...


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