What’s new in dining: Fresh fish in Truckee, BBQ, craft beer and more

SIERRA FOOTHILLS CHAMPION ON WHEATIES BOX Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong, who recently won a gold medal at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, became the first elite para-athlete to appear on an iconic Wheaties box. “Despite my injury, I never stopped challenging myself to grow and reach new milestones,” says Evan. “I hope my story […]

Emily’s Catering and Cakes open for dinner on Sept. 6-8 in Nevada City

Emily’s Catering & Cakes will be open restaurant-style serving its tapas menu on Sept 6 from 5;30pm-11pm, Sept 7 from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sept 8 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. “If you are in town for First Friday Art Walk-Nevada City, CA or the Nevada City Film Festival or the Rotary Duck Race, or the […]

Summer Catering: fresh & local, small plates

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR GET-TOGETHERS, weddings, family reunions and anniversaries. It also is ideal for caterers thanks to the bounty of available fresh, local food. Local menus remain one of the hottest trends in catering, along with small plates. Our foothills include some top-notch caterers who capitalize on the trend. IN THE KITCHEN At […]

SYRCL’s Spring fundraiser is April 20: food, wine & beer

Join us and get Wild for the Yuba at SYRCL’s spring fundraiser on April 20, a wine and beer tasting event to be held at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall. Enjoy an evening of wine and beer, tastings from two dozen wineries and breweries, fine food, live music and mingle with your friends while supporting […]

Expanding Eateries: Innovative, reasonable fare

THOUGH MANY RESTAURANTS, cafés and caterers have run into the economy’s buzz saw, we’re glad to tell you about some that are expanding in our region. They include Kane’s Family Restaurant in Grass Valley, Lefty’s Grill and Emily’s Catering & Cakes in Nevada City, Café Zorro in Loomis and Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, […]

“New Gold Rush”: How chefs, farmers, winemakers & artists are resettling the Sierra Foothills

A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region. They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries. This […]

Emily’s Catering & Café opening at Sierra College on October 22

Emily’s Catering and Cakes is proud to announce they will be opening Emily’s Catering & Café at Sierra College – Nevada County campus at 250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley. They will be open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. They will be serving delicious breakfast and lunch items all made by hand. Breakfast […]

Emily’s Catering & Cakes: creative, inviting menus

CHEF EMILY SCOTT IS A SHINING example of a foothills’ homegrown talent. After pursuing her culinary education in college, throughout Sacramento and parts of Europe, the Nevada County native is back home, expanding her full-service catering business. Emily’s Catering & Cakes has just opened an enchanting new indoor and outdoor event space in historic downtown […]

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