Ol’ Republic Roadhouse in the works

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING “ALE TALES” for a brewery in our area goes to ol’ Republic Brewery of Nevada City and owners-brewers Jim Harte and Simon Olney. In its short five year history, ol’ Republic has quadrupled production, begun bottling its beer, started selling kegs in the Bay Area, and won a prestigious “Best […]

Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest a hit

Music in the Mountains wraps up its SummerFest series this week, and it has been one of the best seasons in years. “The diversity of the program this year has been fantastic,” as Lowell Robertson, a longtime MIM fan and arts patron told us last night during intermission at the Cirque de la Symphonie at […]

Fireside dining in the Sierra and foothills

“OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, but the fire is so delightful.” Winter is the time to enjoy fireside dining, and the foothills and Sierra offer some of best places. Here are some of them: Kane’s Fine Food There’s a big fireplace in the dining room, a modern-looking design with a stylish “K” on the […]

Matteo’s and Old 5 Mile House: Craft beer newcomers

CRAFT BREWS ARE THE NEW “KING OF Beers.” Their sales grew 7 percent last year when other brewers posted a decline. The number of craft brewers also continues to boom. A growing number of restaurants in the foothills and Tahoe/Truckee are well-known for their craft beer selections: Among them, the Auburn Ale House; the Fifty […]