Placer Arts Studios Tour Nov. 9-11: Celebrating Local Art

IN THE 1990’S, LOCAL BATIK ARTIST Helen Phillips attended the Sonoma County Studios Tour. Inspired by talented artists and energetic attendees, she opened her own studio for a three-hour experience, and 75 people showed up to enjoy her art. Along with support from PlacerArts and the Lincoln Arts Council, she reached out to local artists […]

Fall Road Trips: Bierwagen’s, Machado and Otow Orchard

FALL IS THE IDEAL SEASON FOR A ROAD TRIP. The trees are ablaze in fall colors, fresh local apples are being pressed into apple cider, the fields are full of pumpkins, and the wineries are less crowded. Here are some places to go: MACHADO ORCHARDS Just off I-80 in Auburn, visit its fifth annual Apple […]

Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“Dining out is rarely just about food. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, finishes, and alluring lighting.” —Architectural Digest WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE, and our region’s restaurants — from fine dining to casual — have some imaginative and unique designs, thanks to our local professional and artistic talent. […]

What’s new: California Distilled Spirits in Auburn and Pizza Bar in Truckee

LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLING California Distilled Spirits of Auburn, founded last year, is the first distillery to (legally) operate in Placer County since Prohibition. We wrote about the startup in our last issue, pointing out that it is available at Corti Bros. and Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, among other places. In the foothills it is available […]

Art Studio Trek on April 27-28 in Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay

Art Studio Trek Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Event Details: The seventh annual Art Studio Trek will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 28 at various studios in Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay. This year, the trek announces the […]

Renowned Hawks gears up to open another restaurant in Sacto

We’ve been longtime fans of Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, and have written about it in our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine for several years. Hawks has won widespread praise in Food & Wine magazine, Bon Appetit magazine, Zagat and others. It has been a pioneer in the Sacramento area “foodie” scene. The Bee just wrote: “Hawks […]

Hawks elegant cuisine in Granite Bay

SUNDAY SUPPER BRINGS BACK of a relaxing meal enjoyed with family and friends, much like the famous scene Norman Rockwell painted in the Saturday Evening Post in the ’40s. Hawks in Granite Bay has recreated “Sunday Suppers” with a modern flair: fresh, local food served with understated elegance. The prix-fixe Sunday Supper menu changes weekly […]