Celebrities praise Nevada County restaurants

WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR THE FIRST time, Jerry Brown and singer Linda Ronstadt would eat at The Willo Steakhouse, a Nevada County institution on historic Hwy. 49. The Willo has served more than 1 million choice New York steaks, carefully aged and cut daily. Comedian Andy Samberg also is a regular diner in our region. […]

Nevada County Restaurant Week is January 23-February 1

Nevada County Tourism, in partnership with the Grass Valley Downtown Association, Greater Grass Valley Chamber, Nevada City Chamber, Penn Valley Chamber, South County Chamber, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Sierra FoodWineArt magazine, are excited to announce Nevada County Restaurant Week 2015. The event will be held in conjunction with Visit California’s statewide California Restaurant Month. During […]

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 […]

JAX at the Tracks in Truckee: “Most paleo-friendly restaurant in Tahoe”

THE PALEO DIET, OR CAVEMAN DIET, WAS THE most searched-for diet of the year on Google, thanks to its popularity among mainstream eaters, bodybuilders and CrossFitters. Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “Paleolithic diet” consists mainly of fish, meats, poultry eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts, and it excludes grains, dairy products, potatoes, refined sugar […]

Dine at your local restaurants on Valentine’s Day weekend

Our Winter 2014 issue is a special edition on “fresh and locally owned,” and Valentine’s Day is a time to honor our restaurants, along with our “sweethearts.” It’s a win-win. Our current Dining Guide features: Cafe Zorro in Loomis Diego’s in Grass Valley Goomba’s in Grass Valley Hoover’s Restaurant at the National Hotel in Nevada […]

Meet the JAX in Truckee snowboard team

Last week, a group of Tahoe snowboarders and trainers gathered at JAX at the Tracks to chow down on a family style dinner of Caesar salad, mac n’ cheese, and pulled pork sliders, all in celebration of two of their teammates qualifying for the Olympic snowboard slopestyle teams. Karly Shorr, 19, and Ryan Stassel, 21, […]

S.F. Giants all-star outfielder Hunter Pence on the Paleo diet

The Paleo diet was the most Googled diet in all of last year, and JAX at the Tracks in Truckee has a popular Paleo diet menu. Here’s what San Francisco Giants star outfielder Hunter Pence thinks of “eating like the Flintstones”: Your browser does not support iframes.

Paleo menu at JAX in Truckee: “Tahoe’s most paleo-friendly restaurant”

The Paleo Diet — also known as the Caveman or Stone-Age diet — was the most searched-for diet of the year on Google, thanks to its growing popularity among both mainstream eaters and bodybuilders and CrossFitters alike. Centered on commonly available modern foods, the contemporary “Paleolithic diet” consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, […]

JAX in Truckee: Authentic, affordable & decadent diner food

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE HAS A RANGE OF quality dining options, from the avant-garde creativity of Stella at Cedar House to the ‘50s-style Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats to the Asian influences of Dragonfly. The juicy grass-fed beef burgers at Burger Me are delicious. For a bowl of homemade New England clam chowder, chile, mac ‘n’ cheese, […]

Beer & Food Pairings: “We want a lively dance”

EVEN WINE LOVERS HAVE learned that craft beer has an amazing ability to pair with food. Beer-and-food tasting events have multiplied, and more restaurants are offering “beermaker” dinners, pairing beer with menu items. Some people say lager is like white wine, and ale is like red. “When matching beer and food, the most important thing […]