Nevada County Penny Pitch is June 27 at Kane’s in Grass Valley

Now in its 8th year, the Nevada County Penny Pitch is a beloved Grass Valley tradition. This year’s Penny Pitch is Saturday, June 27 and dedicated to the memory of the late John Kane. The old-fashioned event is patterned after San Francisco’s 38-year-old penny pitch fundraiser. Nevada County’s version is on the patio and sidewalk in front […]

Kane’s restaurant new patio, lounge and bar is open

The new lounge, bar and patio at Kane’s restaurant in Grass Valley is open after a much-anticipated remodeling. The elegant new space includes a new patio and fountain, along with an expanded bar area with a 30-foot-long bar-top, seating for about 60, skylights and a fireplace. A new front door reads “Kane’s” in a handsome […]

Sixth year of KNCO/Kane’s Penny Pitch

PENNY PITCHING HAS BEEN around for ages. Though the coins have changed, the game was played by the Ancient Greeks. Some historians contend this game was part of the first ancient olympics and led to the idea of a Gold Medal. San Francisco is home to one of the most famous penny pitching events, held […]

Real Food Chefs who are revitalizing Sierra Foothills dining

Meet the chefs, restaurateurs & caterers in the Sierra Foothills who are revitalizing dining in our Sierra FoodWineArt special report: Ike Frazee Ike is the chef and owner, along with his wife, Adrienne, of Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City. Now in its 11th year, Ike’s is a favorite for New Orleans-style cuisine, made with […]

Penny Pitch: New tradition in a gold-rush town

NOW IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, THE KNCO/KANE’S Penny Pitch is becoming a Grass Valley tradition—like the town’s annual Pasty Toss, honoring its Cornish heritage. This year’s Penny Pitch is on Saturday, June 23. “The ‘pitch’ is an entertaining afternoon for individuals, groups and businesses and for friends and family of all ages,” says Joe Hevia, […]

Soups & Stews: Where to find comfort by the spoonful

Soups & Stews: Where to find comfort by the spoonful in the foothills and Sierra: Gumbo Not the traditional roux thickened gumbo. It is a hearty soup topped with gingered greens and served with cornbread. Changes daily. Ike’s has been “keeping it Creole” for a decade. Ike’s Quarter Cafe 401 Commercial St., NC, 265-6138 IkesQuarterCafe.com […]

KNCO/Kane’s annual Penny Pitch on June 18

THE ANNUAL PENNY PITCH AT SAN Francisco’s Washington Square Bar & Grill, or the “Washbag,” has been a famous fundraiser for decades. Now in its 33rd year, the event has moved to MoMo’s restaurant, just across from the Giants’ ballpark. The “pitch,” started in North Beach by late restaurateur Ed Moose, drew big crowds and […]

Kane’s for fine food in Grass Valley

JOHN KANE, A FOURTH GENERATION San Franciscan, grew up eating and working at Original Joe’s, a landmark restaurant famous for its homestyle Italian-American cooking. John advanced in his culinary career, working as personal chef to celebrities such as Jay Leno, chef of the San Francisco Giants and as a highly accredited corporate chef. Now, however, […]