Dining out in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY RESTAURANTS have been pioneers of farm-to-fork cooking before it became fashionable. We consider Peter Selaya of New Moon Cafe the dean of real food cooking in the foothills. Peter’s passion for cooking came from his dad, a longtime chef at well-known Bay Area restaurants. Peter’s creativity and flair with cooking has been an […]

Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, anchored by the farmers market, annual farm-to-table banquet, the Boardwalk and the new Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. In the new year, across town, the Spring Street neighborhood is being revitalized. This includes a new building […]

Flavors of Asia in the Sierra Foothills

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL MISS SAIGON IS coming to the foothills this spring. Asian culture has been an integral part of our region’s past. In the mid-to-late-1800s, the area received a flurry of activity during the Gold Rush and later, the building of the first transcontinental railroad. The building that houses Sopa Thai in Nevada City […]

Asian cuisine abounds in Sierra and foothills

THE ASIAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE was a rich part of the Sierra foothill’s past. In the 1800s, the area received a flurry of the Gold Rush and later during the building of the Central Pacific Railroad. Chinese cooked as domestics but restaurants did not become popular in the area until the 1920s and ’30s, according […]