Grass Valley: A Food, Wine & Art destination

GRASS VALLEY, STEEPED IN GOLD RUSH history, is emerging as a destination for food, wine and art while honoring its cultural heritage. The downtown’s most important, historic and architecturally significant buildings are being renovated, helping to draw locals and visitors for shopping, dining and entertainment. Two years ago, the iconic tower and marquee at Art […]

Good Eats: Our booming culinary scene

SAN FRANCISCO HAS LONG BEEN Northern California’s culinary capital, but it is facing more competition. “Sacramento’s on the cusp of making it as a must-visit town for anyone who loves food,” Thrillist, the popular food and drink website, declared in January. “It’s the hub of America’s most abundant agricultural region and is finally attracting talent […]

Epic burgers in the Sierra Foothills

When it comes to burgers, In-N-Out Burger in the West and Shake Shack on the East Coast have cult-like followings. But our local restaurants create some epic burgers, made with organic and local ingredients. Some examples: CHRISTINA’S AMERICAN BISTRO The flame-broiled Kobe-style bistro burger features Wagu Kobe-style beef and caramelized shallots, topped with cheddar and […]

Food, Glorious Food: What’s new in our region

PINE STREET BURGERS This all-natural burger restaurant has opened in Grass Valley, and it’s one of the best burgers in the region. (We eat them all: at Burger Me in Truckee and Reno, Lefty’s Grill, Ike’s and Matteo’s Public in Nevada City, and Dine N Dash Cafe in Colfax, among others). Pine Street Burgers are […]

Pine Street Burgers in Grass Valley is open

Pine Street Burgers in Grass Valley is open. The menu features all-natural burgers, Casper hot dogs, deli sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads, natural shakes, dairy-free shakes, french fries and sweet potato fries, among other items. We predict it’s going to be a big winner, based on the owner’s track record and the boom in […]

Scoop: Pine Street Burgers (all-natural) to open in Grass Valley

Here’s an all-natural scoop: A restaurant featuring all-natural burgers and shakes — Pine Street Burgers — is going to open in Grass Valley in early to mid-July. We are confident it’s going to be a real winner too, judging from the success of its owners (South Pine Cafe) and a similar concept (Burger Me in […]