Summer 2019: Nevada County Fair, Tower, Bridge Dinner, Loomis Eggplant Festival

NEVADA COUNTY FAIR, AUG. 7-11 Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fairgrounds are known as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.” This year’s theme is “Farms, Food & Fun,” featuring a poster by Kial James, whose photography is featured regularly in our magazine. The fair is the perfect opportunity […]

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. […]

Fresh fruit all year, thanks to winter Mandarins

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS HAS AN ABUNDANCE of fresh, local fruit, thanks to our region’s largely temperate climate. Farm-to-fork restaurants (from Stella in Truckee to Ike’s in Nevada City) regularly feature local in-season fruits on their menus. The list includes heirloom melons, stone fruit and tomatoes (remember, it’s a fruit, not a veggie). Pluots, the plum-apricot […]

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 […]

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