Ol’ Republic Brewery growing, bottling beer in Nevada City

THE REGION’S CRAFT BREWERIES are booming, largely due to talented brewers who are helping to revitalize the area, just like chefs, farmers and winemakers. They’re passionate about making the best craft beer, and they figure the customers will follow. It has worked at Auburn’s Knee Deep Brewing Co., where brewmaster Jeremy Warren has created some […]

Where to get Russian food & drink in “Sactown” during Olympics

Russian cuisine is comfort food, with dishes such as borscht, piroschki and beef stroganoff, so the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi are an ideal time to sample the ethnic fare. And some Russian delights, from caviar to vodka, are being made in the Sacramento and Sierra Foothills region. Russians visited California before the Gold Rush. […]

Best fresh, local turkeys from the Sierra Foothills and Central Valley

Our region is lucky because of the abundance of fresh, local turkeys that are available for the holidays. Some of them are sold by national food retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, but the turkey farms are in our own backyard. Here are some of our favorites. You can find many of them at markets throughout the […]