“New Gold Rush”: How chefs, farmers, winemakers & artists are resettling the Sierra Foothills

A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region. They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries. This […]

Real Food Chefs who are revitalizing Sierra Foothills dining

Meet the chefs, restaurateurs & caterers in the Sierra Foothills who are revitalizing dining in our Sierra FoodWineArt special report: Ike Frazee Ike is the chef and owner, along with his wife, Adrienne, of Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City. Now in its 11th year, Ike’s is a favorite for New Orleans-style cuisine, made with […]

Placer County’s Fair exhibit wins multiple awards

Placer County’s State Fair Exhibit won several honors in judging that took place last week during the Fair’s opening. The County’s display won the Best Content Award, the Best Design Award and received the coveted Gold Award. The Counties Exhibit has been a favorite among fair attendees and, according to State Fair officials, draws a […]

How Sierra FoodWineArt scooped Sunset magazine in promoting our region!

“Sierra FoodWineArt is a free, quarterly magazine that is a go-to publication for restaurants, wineries, arts and tourism in the Sierra Foothills, Tahoe/Truckee and outlying Sacramento region,” as our website reads. “We also have a companion website called SierraCulture.com that promotes food, wine, art and tourism in the region.” You are familiar with our articles, […]

FoodWineArt magazine articles now reprinted in Sac Bee

The first of our magazine’s articles is published in the print version of the Sacramento Bee this morning. It is our article on Page 1 of the current issue titled “Mountain Mandarins: A Sweet Treat,” running ahead of the 18th Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn this weekend. The article promotes the dozens of Mandarin […]

Gov. Jerry Brown reads Sierra FoodWineArt magazine

I received this email from a customer of ours at Sierra FoodWineArt magazine, Michael Duarte, owner of Popie by Duarte Vineyards in Placer County: “Last night, my wife Lisa, Lisa Mann and I along with a couple other Placer County Wineries and El Dorado and Lodi wineries poured our wine for a California Travel and […]

FoodWineArt photographer nets new credit

Award-winning Nevada County artist Lisa Redfern of Redfern Photography — whose photos appear on the cover of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine — is really starting to come into her own. Employing the distinctive techniques she’s christened as “transformative art,” her imaginative visual renderings on behalf of businesses has resulted in netting her another new credit: having […]

NEW: Read the Summer Issue!

Welcome to the summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt, focusing on our thriving foothill wineries and the wealth of outdoor dining and cultural activities this time of year. You can read an exact digital copy of the magazine here. Despite the recession, many of our vintners are expanding, showing their bullishness about the future. “Baby boomers […]

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