Iconic Poor Red’s in El Dorado reopens

Three local residents have brought the historic “Poor Red’s” back to life. The Genovese brothers, Mike and Jeff have brought aboard Mike Hountalas, owner of the Purple Place in El Dorado Hills and part-owner of the Cliff House in San Francisco, to begin an adventure in renovating Poor Reds. People came from all over California […]

Where to get real BBQ in the Sierra Foothills

Our region has its own top-notch barbecue restaurants, with their “low and slow” smokers primed for summer. Some of our favorites: BAM DAZY BBQ The real deal: St. Louis-style pork spare ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken. The meats are slow cooked in a Cookshack SM360 smoker—14 hours for the pulled pork alone—often using peach […]

Pulled pork, ribs and chicken at Bam Dazy BBQ in Auburn

FOOTBALL AND BBQ GO TOGETHER: Besides tailgating, Heisman Trophy winner Billy Simms, NFL Hall of Fame player Randy White and Pro Bowl player Al “Bubba” Baker all own popular BBQ joints. Our region has its own top-notch BBQ restaurants, with their “low and slow” smokers primed for the football season. Some of our favorites are […]

Foreign Car Show & BBQ in Penn Valley on August 16

Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley hosts a Foreign Car & Motorcycle Show and BBQ Battle on August 16. The United Way of Nevada County is collaborating with Sierra Sports Car Group to display exquisite foreign cars and motorcycles. BBQ teams from all over compete for prizes. Bam Dazy BBQ in Auburn was a previous […]

Father’s Day: bike races, barbecues and Bluegrass

FATHER’S DAY BEGAN IN 1909 IN SPOKANE, WA, when a daughter requested a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his six children after his wife died. Today Father’s Day is celebrated in 50 countries, from Antigua to Zimbabwe. Far removed from video games, smartphones and other modern-day activities, our […]