FoodWineArt Insider: What’s new in our region?

YUBA BUS A convenient new bus service is offering local winery and brewery tours, as well as shuttles to the South Yuba River in the summer. With the motto “the river starts here” painted on its side, the 20-passenger bus picks up passengers in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Itineraries include a tour of Auburn […]

Dining out in Grass Valley

ALONG WITH OTHER FOOTHILL towns, Grass Valley’s dining scene expresses its own local traditions: Cornish pasties, Italian food and Asian cuisine from its Gold Rush heritage, along with fresh fruits, vegetables and free-range meats from surrounding farms and ranches. It also mirrors the trend of culinary innovation in small towns across America, including a chef’s […]

Kane’s restaurant: The best new lounge in the Sierra Foothills

Kane’s Family Restaurant in Grass Valley is one of the most inviting spots to gather for food, live music, Monday Night Football and fireplace dining, thanks to its expansive new lounge and bar. The elegant new space includes an expanded bar area with a 30-foot-long bar top (the longest in Nevada County); seating for about […]

Maria’s in Grass Valley goes outdoors

MARIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT in Grass Valley has been serving fresh Mexican food to locals and visitors for a generation. Now Maria Ramos’ loyal following received a new treat: An outdoor patio, round bar and expanded restaurant. “We’re going to make the patio look like Mexico,” says Maria, who learned to cook from her Mexican- born […]