Carpe Vino in Auburn: Named one of America’s best restaurants

AUBURN, ONCE CONSIDERED A PIT STOP on I-80 between Lake Tahoe and the Bay Area, is now redefining itself as a fine dining destination, thanks largely to Carpe Vino in Auburn. Carpe Vino epitomizes the trend of small cities increasingly “expanding the culinary frontier from a few urban enclaves,” as The Wall Street Journal wrote […]

Visit SierraCulture.com: Your “go to” guide for summer travel

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS AND TRUCKEE-TAHOE are home to some of America’s best attractions, and we have a new guide to help you: Our magazine’s new website customized for smartphone reading. Just type into your iPhone or smartphone: SierraCulture.com. The site first prompts users to share their exact location and then provides information on attractions and […]

Open Table names Mama Kim Eats in Sacramento one of the nation’s 100 best brunch restaurants

Mama Kim Eats in Sacramento was named one of the nation’s 100 best brunch restaurants by Open Table. “New Southern cuisine built around the diverse flavors of creole cooking using locally sourced ingredients,” according to the restaurant’s description on Open Table. “A casual environment where friends can kick back and enjoy great food and wine […]

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, […]

Open Table’s top-rated U.S. restaurant is at a California winery (video)

Open Table’s top-rated restaurant in America is at a Northern California winery: St. Francis Winery and Vineyards in Sonoma. This week’s award, based on reviews by foodie-oriented diners, underscores the growing popularity of pairing fresh, locally produced food with wine at wineries. In the Sierra Foothills, examples include Naggiar Vineyards in Grass Valley and Wise […]