All in the Family

Meet some of them: fathers, sons, mothers & daughters who are coming together to help our “food, wine, art economy” prosper: THE GIARDINAS The family owns the Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City, arguably the most inviting cocktail lounge in the footills. Golden Era is located in the old Cirino’s building on Broad Street, […]

Art & Indies

The Auburn Symphony The Auburn Symphony celebrates its 31st season with an impressive lineup. Under maestro Peter Jaffe, the “orchestra next door” is performing at its highest level and attracting talented guest musicians. Oct. 27-18 Masterworks I: The Wild, Wild West Ralph Cato, baritone Saddle up for musical favorites such as Bonanza, Rawhide, High Noon, […]

A New Year for wine: Trends that will shape 2018

Five wine predictions for the New Year: CAB FRANC WILL GROW “Cabernet Franc is taking root in California,” according to Uncorkd.biz. “California wine makers have put their own spin on Cab Franc, with wines that boast flavors of big, ripe fruit. Cab Franc is primed to grow in popularity as wine drinkers honor California and […]

Truckee Art Haus & Cinema: breaking ground in 2018

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE IS THRIVING. This summer the Truckee Town Council approved the development agreement for the long-anticipated Truckee Railyard project, just east of downtown. Envisioned in the mid-’90s, it will double the size of the historic downtown. The 75-acre redevelopment project will include artist lofts, a community space, live amphitheater, a three-screen movie theater and […]

CineCafé: Nevada County’s first dine-in movie theater

DINNER AND A MOVIE HAS BEEN AN American entertainment tradition for decades. Now the quintessential “night out” is getting a makeover: dinner at the movies, with fresh, made-to-order food, friendly service, craft beer, and eclectic wine lists. Dine-in theaters, where guests can nibble on small plates and sip wine or beer while watching a flick, […]

CineCafé Opens at Sierra Cinemas in Grass Valley

Sierra Cinemas opens its new CineCafé just in time for the holidays, adding beer, wine, and food to the offerings that moviegoers can enjoy. As movie theaters across the nation add amenities to lure audiences out of their living rooms and into the cinema, Sierra Theaters’ owners asked themselves what they could do here in […]