Sierra FoodWineArt’s name stowed on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

  It’s the final boarding call for you to stow your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover before it launches to the Red Planet. The Sept. 30 deadline for NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign gives the mission enough time to stencil the submitted names – over 9.4 million so far – on a […]

“Saga,” featured on our cover, wins “People’s Choice” award at Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

“Saga,” the 1930, 38-foot Chris Craft commuter featured on the cover of our summer issue, won the People’s Choice award at the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this weekend.  Saga is owned by Ed and Deborah Scott. The Scotts named their classic wooden boat after the book “The Saga of Lake Tahoe,” written by […]

Sierra Master Chorale’s new maestro: A sign of the foothills’ growing arts & culture scene

“There’s a new Who in Whoville”!  I joked to my wife Shannon at the end of Sierra Master Chorale’s engaging Spring concert in Grass Valley this afternoon. Her name is Alison Skinner, and we were we delighted to hear Alison conduct the Chorale and its Orchestra for the first time this afternoon. We have been […]

Exclusive: Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee recommended for designation as Cultural Districts

Grass Valley-Nevada City in the Gold Country, and Truckee in the High Sierra are among the 14 finalists recommended for designation as State Cultural Districts, a major coup for the region, Sierra FoodWineArt has learned. The recommendation was included in an agenda packet for the California Arts Council’s upcoming board meeting, which was quietly posted […]

10 reasons why we built a mobile-friendly website

Editor’s note: We launched our mobile-friendly website in January. Just type into your iPhone or smartphone. Here are 10 reasons: 1. Mobile now accounts for 10% of internet usage worldwide (this has more than doubled over last 18 months) (The Next Web) 2. 1.08 of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones are smartphones (Source: […]

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 […]

Gazpacho with fresh produce from Jardin del Rio

Ingredients and recipe: 3-4 pounds of fresh tomatoes (mix of varieties) 1 pound of fresh peppers (mix of varieties) 1 red onion 2 cucumbers (peeled, sliced and seeded) 4 cloves of fresh garlic handful of fresh cilantro handful of fresh basil 1 tsp. cardamom 1 tsp. celery salt 1 tsp. white pepper Squeeze of lime […]

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 […]

A call for artists at Sierra Festival of the Arts!

An afternoon in downtown Grass Valley where discerning patrons of the arts can mingle with some of the area’s most celebrated Sierra Foothills’ artists, Sierra Festival of the Arts will feature displays of photography, prints, sculpture, wood work, ceramics, stone work, jewelry and painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastels. Artists who wish to participate […]

We need a “Mini Mondavi” in western Nevada County

PERFORMING ARTS IS ON THE UPSWING in western Nevada County, thanks to invigorated leadership at The Center for the Arts, InConcert Sierra, Music in the Mountains, Nevada County Arts and other nonprofits—as well as enthusiastic audiences. As a result, what seemed like “Field of Dreams” thinking in the past, must become a top priority: Working […]

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