FoodWineArt Insider: What’s new in our region?

MEZCAL AT GOLDEN ERA “Barely a month passes without a Mezcal bar opening in some American city,” The New York Times wrote in May. Now the Golden Era lounge in Nevada City has launched a new cocktail class to discuss and explore the agave-based spirit, a smokey cousin of tequila. The course is taught by […]

Food, Glorious Food: What’s new in our region

PINE STREET BURGERS This all-natural burger restaurant has opened in Grass Valley, and it’s one of the best burgers in the region. (We eat them all: at Burger Me in Truckee and Reno, Lefty’s Grill, Ike’s and Matteo’s Public in Nevada City, and Dine N Dash Cafe in Colfax, among others). Pine Street Burgers are […]

“Farm-to scoop” edibles abound

You’ve heard about farm-to-table and farm-to-fork dining. Now a “farm-to-scoop” movement is underway—referring to desserts that are made from fresh, natural or organic ingredients. Summer is the best time to make the natural treats because of all the fruits and veggies growing in the foothills. Think rhubarb ice cream or ice pops, for example. The […]

Sweet Treats: Artisan ice cream in the foothills

FOR ARTISAN ICE CREAM, HAND-DIPPED CHOCOLATES AND MORE… Treats features artisan ice creams, seasonal sorbets, gelato, sundaes, and vegan and sugar-free selections. Other tasty treats made from scratch include decadent fresh-baked cookies, cupcakes, zesty lemon squares and some gluten-free choices. Treats uses local, organic and seasonal ingredients and also offers gluten-free cones. Stop by to […]

Eat like Lance at Amgen bike race in May

You might not be riding in the Amgen Tour of California bike race when it rolls through the Foothills, but you still can eat like a champion bicycle racer. Endurance cyclists get their energy from healthy eating: grains, legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and meat — but not too much. They eat plenty of […]