Food

Our New Gold Rush

Our New Gold Rush

PROSPERITY HAS COME TO OUR region in different forms, starting with the Gold Rush. “Gold was discovered just to the south of here in January 1848. You could literally pick it up in the creeks,” recalls author Jordan Fisher Smith in a recent documentary called “Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada...

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The Stone House in Nevada City: Food, drinks & music

The Stone House in Nevada City: Food, drinks & music

JONATHAN ROWE EPITOMIZES the new group of entrepreneurs who are helping to revitalize our region’s dining, entertainment and hospitality scene, making it a destination for food, wine and music lovers. At the same time hotelier Jordan Fife is renovating the historic National Hotel in Nevada City, Rowe is breathing...

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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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Culinary forecast for 2018

Culinary forecast for 2018

Menu trends that will be heating up in 2018 include street-food inspired dishes, healthful kids’ meals, heritage-breed meats and authentic ethnic cuisine. The list—based on a National Restaurant Association survey of 700 professional chefs — is a peek into which food, beverages and culinary concepts will...

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Lefty’s Fry House: Fish & chips, beignets and more

Lefty’s Fry House: Fish & chips, beignets and more

LEFTY’S GRILL CELEBRATES ITS 10TH anniversary in the New Year, and its owners are expanding with a “Fry House,” featuring the restaurant’s signature fish and chips and imaginative new dishes. In 2008, two left-handed chefs, John Cammack and Chris Duncan, opened Lefty’s in historic Nevada City. The restaurant...

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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 Valley TessKitchenStore.com Jan....

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Beyond the ski slopes: “Make your business about more than the snowfall”

Beyond the ski slopes: “Make your business about more than the snowfall”

“Make your business about much more than the snowfall” – Vail Resorts CEO Robert Katz THE “SNOWMAGEDDON” IN THE SIERRA last season — over 60 feet of glorious white stuff — reminded us of skiing’s glory days over 40 years ago when the sport boomed as a main- stream leisure activity. We were...

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Winter comfort food: Where to get it

Winter comfort food: Where to get it

CHEESE FONDUE FRIAR TUCKS Melted swiss gruyere & emmentaler cheeses, blended with wine and spices served with french bread, apples and mushrooms. 111 N Pine St., NC FriarTucks.com COQ AU VIN MATTEO’S PUBLIC Organic chicken breast with mushrooms in a delicate red wine sauce. Served with organic jasmine rice and...

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Wine

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...


Après Ski: Wine, beer, cocktails and fireside chats

Après Ski: Wine, beer, cocktails and fireside chats

“There’s something about the culture of après, whether it’s cocktails or a...


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...


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Art

Boomtowns: Redefining the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe region

Boomtowns: Redefining the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe region

IN THE PAST DECADE, SACRAMENTO HAS been emerging from San Francisco’s shadow. Once...


LeeAnn Brook Fine Art: Exemplifies our vibrant art scene

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art: Exemplifies our vibrant art scene

NEVADA CITY-GRASS VALLEY AND Truckee were named among 14 California Cultural Districts...


Sierra Stages celebrates its 10th anniversary

Sierra Stages celebrates its 10th anniversary

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY season of Sierra Stages, an award-winning community...


Insider: Old meets new in Grass Valley and Nevada City

Insider: Old meets new in Grass Valley and Nevada City

OLD MEETS NEW IN GRASS VALLEY & NEVADA CITY The iconic Nevada County Bank building...


California Cultural Districts

California Cultural Districts

THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL’s cultural districts program aims to assist Californians...


Below the ski belt: Satellite ski towns

Below the ski belt: Satellite ski towns

“Unless you have a family inheritance, or somehow snagged one of the few affordable...


Ski Resorts 2.0: Resorts reinvent themselves

Ski Resorts 2.0: Resorts reinvent themselves

LIKE A NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTING, the old-school ski experience — focused on skiing...


CATS presents “South Pacific” in Nevada City on April 12-May 5

CATS presents “South Pacific” in Nevada City on April 12-May 5

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South...


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...


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