What’s new: Morgan’s Lobster Shack and Fish Market expands to mid-town Reno

MORGAN’S EXPANDS TO MIDTOWN RENO For three years, Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market has been the most popular location in Truckee for “wicked fresh” fish, shellfish, lobster rolls, decadent lobster bisque, and creamy clam chowder. The fresh fish arrives almost daily, and the lobsters are flown in live from Maine. We are regulars. Opening […]

Honoring “everyday” heroes: military personnel, police officers and firefighters

THE CLIENTELE OF A RESTAURANT OR watering hole typically mirrors its community, including its “everyday heroes.” More and more we notice that proprietors in the food and drink business—restaurateurs, winemakers, bar owners—are reaching out to “everyday heroes,” including military personnel, police officers or firefighters, in unique ways. On a recent visit to the Golden Era […]

Food & Drink: What’s new in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Food & Drink – What’s Up In Our Region: LOOMIS BASIN BREWING CO. OPENING A GASTROPUB The craft brewery plans to open its gastropub and smokehouse this summer. The restaurant is at 3640 Taylor Rd. in downtown Loomis, next to Taylor’s burgers. It expects to offer over 14 beers on tap. The pub and barbecue […]

New cocktails and an exciting video for Golden Era in Nevada City

Our magazine’s summer issue points to some innovative new cocktails at the Golden Era lounge in Nevada City. Here’s a rundown: 1. BRIDGEPORT BRAMBLE Gin, Lemon, Raspberry Syrup, Cherry Liqueur, Orange Bitters, 2. PEARDALE Singani Muscat Brandy, Lemon, Basil, Apple Syrup, Two-Towns Cider 3. LOLA MONTEZ St. George Green Chili Vodka, Lime, Ginger, Ancho Reyes, […]

K-9 accident doesn’t deter “Rüdiger Tuesday” at Golden Era, Jeff Pelline

We heard the choppers near our house as we were waking up this morning. Later we learned what happened: At about 6:15 a.m., Nevada City Police Officer Michael (Scott) Goin, with K-9 officer Rüdiger on board, was conducting a routine traffic stop on the Sacramento Street off ramp in Nevada City, according to the police […]

Golden Era launches a guest bartender series

The new Golden Era cocktail lounge in Nevada City is launch a guest bartender series. Each month, on the fourth Tuesday, Golden Era will feature a “drink slinging, cocktail shaking imbibers from across the state,” it says. The first guest is Rick Dobbs, owner of The Last Word (Drink Eat Gather) in Livermore, CA. His […]

Golden Era in Nevada City: a destination for craft cocktails

IN THE OLD WEST, THE MOST POPULAR establishment in town was the saloon. It was the social gathering place. In Downieville, a popular saloon also served as the office of the Justice of the Peace. Saloon regulars often drank straight liquor, such as bourbon or rye. “If a man ordered a ‘fancy’ cocktail or ‘sipped’ […]

These are a few of our favorite things

Our Favorite Things for the Holidays CRAFT COCKTAILS Traditional cocktails and craft distilling are making a comeback. A new lounge is opening this fall in Nevada City called Golden Era, specializing in craft cocktails. In Auburn, California Distilled Spirits’ Darjeeling Gin is making a splash. It is served at Tofanelli’s in Grass Valley, among other […]

A sneak peek inside Golden Era: Nevada City’s newest lounge

Longtime residents Steve and Cindy Giardina and their son Eric and daughter Jessica invited us for a sneak peek of their “labor of love” this weekend: the Golden Era on Broad Street in Nevada City. It is expected to open to the public as early as Friday; it expects to be open from 4 p.m. […]

Dining out in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY RESTAURANTS have been pioneers of farm-to-fork cooking before it became fashionable. We consider Peter Selaya of New Moon Cafe the dean of real food cooking in the foothills. Peter’s passion for cooking came from his dad, a longtime chef at well-known Bay Area restaurants. Peter’s creativity and flair with cooking has been an […]