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Fall 2010

“The King and I” playing in Nevada City

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S THE KING AND I, the 60-year-old musical by the legendary duo, is coming to the foothills. In March and April it will be performed at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, one of the biggest musical theater productions ever staged in the region. CATS, or the Community Asian Theatre of the […]

Wine tasting: Avanguardia, Sierra Starr and Smith in Grass Valley

WINE HAS BEEN MADE AND SOLD IN Grass Valley since the French and Italian immigrants settled there in the 1800s. With its historic charm, shopping, dining and lodging, downtown Grass Valley has become a mecca for tasting rooms in the foothills. As the wineries are preparing to open, the tasting rooms are warm and bustling. […]

Fireside dining in the Sierra and foothills

“OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, but the fire is so delightful.” Winter is the time to enjoy fireside dining, and the foothills and Sierra offer some of best places. Here are some of them: Kane’s Fine Food There’s a big fireplace in the dining room, a modern-looking design with a stylish “K” on the […]

Tre Pazzi: Authentic Italian cuisine in Auburn

“A TRATTORIA IS A HOME AWAY FROM home for many Italians,” writes Biba Caggiano in “Trattoria Cooking.” “Eating in a trattoria is like eating with an Italian family.” Dishes include lasagna, pan-roasted chicken, mussels and fish, pizzas and pastas and charbroiled meats. The atmosphere is cozy, lively and festive. Restaurants such as Felice a Testaccio […]

Alpine Meadows turns 50 with après ski, snowcat dining

ALPINE MEADOWS IS CELEBRATING its golden anniversary with the best snowpack since it opened on Christmas Eve 1961, just after Lake Tahoe hosted the Winter Olympics. Skiers and boarders are tackling the slopes with a 13-foot snowpack — one of the deepest in the world. Located six miles northwest of Tahoe City, Alpine is known […]

InConcert Sierra’s new season

INCONCERT SIERRA’S MUSICAL SEASON reaches a crescendo this winter with one of the best lineups in years. The concerts are among the best the foothills has to offer, featuring renowned artists from as far away as Russia. Now celebrating its 65th year, the Grass Valley performing arts group has freshened up its name (from Twin […]

Sierra Stages: Footlights in the foothills

COMMUNITY THEATER IS BLOSSOMING, from Auburn to Grass Valley to Nevada City. The players include Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, LeGacy Productions, Off Broadstreet, Placer Community Theater and Sierra Stages. Relative newcomer Sierra Stages, a nonprofit located in Nevada City, is establishing a loyal following in the foothills and beyond. “We are looking forward […]

Tasting notes: Foothills wineries on a roll

FOOTHILL WINERIES CONTINUE TO EXPAND and plan for the future. Here’s what’s new: Sierra Knolls Winery plans to open a new tasting room on Hwy. 49, just north of the Bear River crossing at Linnet Lane this spring. The 1,500-sq.-ft. space will include a gift shop, outdoor patio and picnic areas. Sierra Knolls is a […]

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