Food

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite. The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more...

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Sierra BrewFest is August 23 at Nevada County Fairgounds

Sierra BrewFest is August 23 at Nevada County Fairgounds

CRAFT BEER ENTHUSIASTS gather at the Nevada County Fairgrounds August 23 for the 25th annual Sierra BrewFest, one of the oldest continuously running brewfests in California. This year’s event will feature more than 100 hand-crafted beers from popular microbreweries, such as ol’ Republic Brewery, Auburn Alehouse,...

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Treat Street at the Nevada County Fair

Treat Street at the Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is famous for its Treat Street, which consists of food made from our local non-profit community organizations. Huell Howser featured this infamous street on his show, California’s Golden Fairs, in 2010. Try a pasty, nachos, a corn dog, a baked potato, an ice cream cone, tacos, corn on the...

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Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. opens in August

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. opens in August

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FOOD PARADISES are in the Bay Area, such as the Ferry Building Marketplace or the Rockridge Market Hall. Now a vibrant community of farmers, artisan food sellers and artists is emerging in downtown Nevada City. Located in the heart of the historic district on Commercial Street, it is anchored by...

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Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO PROHIBITION, OUR REGION WAS THE WEST COAST BEER CAPITAL. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s easy to see how Sacramento once was home to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now craft beer is booming...

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Wine

Is Pink the new White?

Is Pink the new White?

WHITE WINE, SUCH AS CHARDONNAY, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Viognier,...


Farmers markets can now offer wine tasting

Farmers markets can now offer wine tasting

CALIFORNIANS CAN SAMPLE FRUIT, cheese and veggies at a farmers market but not wine....


Wine tasting in Grass Valley

Wine tasting in Grass Valley

VISIT GRASS VALLEY’S DOWNTOWN tasting rooms, where you can sip award-winning...


Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

THE WINERIES IN NAPA, SONOMA, El Dorado and Amador counties are often crowded in...


Foothills wineries win big in State Fair wine tasting competition

Foothills wineries win big in State Fair wine tasting competition

Sierra Foothills wineries, from Auburn to Lincoln to Grass Valley and Nevada City,...


Naggiar Vineyards’ WineFest starts in June

Naggiar Vineyards’ WineFest starts in June

CALIFORNIA’S WINERIES AND VINEYARDS are its second most popular visitor attraction...


Bud break at Sierra Vintners’ wineries

Bud break at Sierra Vintners’ wineries

As the weather warms, the vineyards begin to wake up from their dormancy and green...


Tasting notes: Wine tasting in Grass Valley, Fawnridge and Van Howd and more

Tasting notes: Wine tasting in Grass Valley, Fawnridge and Van Howd and more

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION The Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March...


Naggiar: “Double Gold” medals, winter food & wine events

Naggiar: “Double Gold” medals, winter food & wine events

“AMERICA’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT,” says Open Table, “is at a winery.” St....


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Art

Strawberry Music Festival at Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sept. 11-14

Strawberry Music Festival at Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sept. 11-14

NEVADA COUNTY HOSTS THE STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL in Grass Valley is home to the...


Foothills’ theater groups stand out in Elly nominations

Foothills’ theater groups stand out in Elly nominations

Sierra Stages, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Synthetic Unlimited, Quest...


InConcert Sierra: from orchestral favorites to pianist Alessio Bax

InConcert Sierra: from orchestral favorites to pianist Alessio Bax

INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN INNOVATING since it began in 1946. The group has traveled...


Peter Pan comes to Nevada City from July 10-August 2

Peter Pan comes to Nevada City from July 10-August 2

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY of the stage debut of J.M. Barrie’s Peter...


Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Jewel

Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Jewel

LANDING THE ICONIC STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at its Fairgrounds in September is a...


Lake Tahoe Music Festival: Serenades at Sunset

Lake Tahoe Music Festival: Serenades at Sunset

FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, LAKE TAHOE MUSIC Festival attendees have enjoyed warm summer...


Valhalla Festival: arts, culture, music & theatre

Valhalla Festival: arts, culture, music & theatre

THE 34TH ANNUAL VALHALLA Art, Music & Theatre Festival at Tahoe Tallac Estates...


Watch Shakespeare under the stars this summer

Watch Shakespeare under the stars this summer

ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FAMILY and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic...


Studio tours & art walks this summer

Studio tours & art walks this summer

OUR REGION’S ARTISTIC TALENT is showcased at open studio tours and art walks....


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