Fall cooking classes in the Sierra Foothills

IN FALL, YOU CAN SAVOR THE LATE-SEASON fruits and vegetables from farmers markets, including apples, pears, persimmons and pumpkins. The markets are open until Thanksgiving, or year-round, allowing you to create a feast from the local bounty. Fall also is an ideal time to sign up for a cooking class. The weather is cooler, and […]

Casa Las Katarinas: Real Mexican food in Grass Valley

WHEN LAS KATARINAS MEXICAN restaurant closed in historic Nevada City last fall, it was like losing an old friend. The food was delicious and authentic, and husband-and-wife owners Dave Francis and Delia Gutierrez were gracious hosts. During its 10-year run, the restaurant often was full, drawing locals and visitors alike. Now, after a brief hiatus, […]

Meet the JAX in Truckee snowboard team

Last week, a group of Tahoe snowboarders and trainers gathered at JAX at the Tracks to chow down on a family style dinner of Caesar salad, mac n’ cheese, and pulled pork sliders, all in celebration of two of their teammates qualifying for the Olympic snowboard slopestyle teams. Karly Shorr, 19, and Ryan Stassel, 21, […]