Visit downtown Grass Valley: A cool small town

THE FOOTHILLS ARE HOME TO SOME OF THE WEST’S coolest small towns, and Grass Valley is at the forefront. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options. Grass Valley’s historic downtown core— about 15 walkable blocks—continues to be the community’s main shopping […]

Olive Vitality: fresh olive oil and vinegar on tap

WINE HAS SOMMELIERS, AND BEER HAS Cicerones, or certified beer experts. Olive oil has its own elite certification program, and a local has just been certified—which is unique in the foothills. Jeanette Campbell Angell, who owns Olive Vitality in downtown Grass Valley with her husband Matthew, just completed the intense training and testing to earn […]

Food & wine pairings for Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1

Click for larger image of map: The Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1, is one of the region’s premier wine and food pairing events. Spend the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m., strolling the shops and sites of historic downtown Grass Valley. Tickets are $45. The ticket includes unlimited wine tasting from foothill wineries […]

Olive Vitality earns coveted certification for olive-oil tasters

Wine has Sommeliers, and beer has Cicerones (pronounced sis-uh-rohn) , turning out batches of certified beer experts, as we wrote this summer. The olive oil industry — booming in California — also has its own elite certification program, and a local has just been certified. Jeanette Campbell Angell, who owns Olive Vitality in downtown Grass […]

Olive Vitality in Grass Valley bolsters growing “foodie” culture

Olive Vitality, with a mighty gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar bar, opened this weekend in downtown Grass Valley. The new store is the latest example of the boom in fresh, healthy food stores — in our region and elsewhere. It will compliment the “foodie” culture that is growing in downtown Grass Valley, with the […]