“The best thing I ever ate” in Grass Valley and Nevada City

On Food Network, stars describe a different food they consider to be one of the best things they’ve ever eaten. Here are some of the best things we’ve ever eaten in our region: FRESH-FRUIT PANCAKES, TOFANELLI’S Fresh blueberry, pecan, or banana pancakes dusted with powder sugar and served with butter and syrup. Tof’s also has […]

Japan in the Sierra Foothills

THOUGH OUR REGION IS ABOUT 5,200 miles from Japan, we have some common ties. Examples include sushi, sake, Japanese artwork, Taiko drumming and theater. JAPANESE CUISINE Our region has some authentic Japanese restaurants including Kaido in Grass Valley, Sushi In The Raw and Sushi Q in Nevada City, and Hanami Sushi in Auburn. Kaido offers […]

Dining out in Grass Valley

ALONG WITH OTHER FOOTHILL towns, Grass Valley’s dining scene expresses its own local traditions: Cornish pasties, Italian food and Asian cuisine from its Gold Rush heritage, along with fresh fruits, vegetables and free-range meats from surrounding farms and ranches. It also mirrors the trend of culinary innovation in small towns across America, including a chef’s […]

Ice dancers White & Davis favorites: “peanut butter, crab legs (not together) and Red Hot Chili Peppers”

U.S. ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis are set to make history as the first U.S. team to win a gold medal in the art of ice dancing. “Meryl & Charlie took one step closer to their dream of winning Olympic gold by winning the short dance in Sochi,” as their website reported. “Setting […]