Food

National Geographic features local organic farmer Amigo Bob Cantisano and his Gold Rush-era orchard

National Geographic features local organic farmer Amigo Bob Cantisano and his Gold Rush-era orchard

“Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture,” as we wrote in the spring 2016 issue of our magazine. We discussed Amigo Bob’s role in working with Smith Vineyards to tend their 10-acre...

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FoodWineArt Insider: What’s Up In Our Region?

FoodWineArt Insider: What’s Up In Our Region?

TOWER BRIDGE DINNER Culinary pioneer and celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower will lead the team of regional chefs and farmers to create the 2018 Tower Bridge Dinner in Sacramento on September 30. Recognized by Martha Stewart as “a father of American cuisine,” Chef Tower is renowned for leading the kitchen at Alice Waters’...

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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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Wine & Beer

Amador Vintners: Barbera Festival and Big Crush

Amador Vintners: Barbera Festival and Big Crush

AMADOR VINTNERS HOSTS THE 8TH annual Barbera Festival on September 15 from 11 a.m.-4...


Iron Hub Winery: An Authentic Wine Country Experience

Iron Hub Winery: An Authentic Wine Country Experience

IRON HUB WINERY ILLUSTRATES WHY we love Sierra Foothills wineries: The Amador County...


Food & Wine Festivals: Sip, Savor & Stroll

Food & Wine Festivals: Sip, Savor & Stroll

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


Sierra Starr wine featured at Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork celebration this weekend

Sierra Starr wine featured at Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork celebration this weekend

Sierra Starr’s award-winning 2017 Sauvignon Blanc will be poured at a meet-and-greet...


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”:...


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Art

Truckee and Tahoe City: Arts, Culture & History

Truckee and Tahoe City: Arts, Culture & History

TRUCKEE-TAHOE BOASTS WORLD-CLASS scenery and a High Sierra setting that inspires...


“Typewriter Revolution” comes to Auburn’s State Theater on October 27

“Typewriter Revolution” comes to Auburn’s State Theater on October 27

“What’s old is new again.” “What goes around, comes around.” Both well-worn...


Nevada City: An Artsy Sensibility

Nevada City: An Artsy Sensibility

THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL’S decision to recently host a public meeting in Nevada...


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...


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