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 […]

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, […]

Patio dining in the foothills

With our pleasant weather and surroundings, we’re an ideal region to eat outdoors most of the year, including during our Indian Summer. Here are ten of our favorite outdoor dining spots in the foothills and Sierra. Diegos, Grass Valley Diegos Chilean restaurant has a charming outdoor patio, featuring original tile work, an overhead trellis and […]