Food

Celebrities praise Nevada County restaurants

Celebrities praise Nevada County restaurants

WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR THE FIRST time, Jerry Brown and singer Linda Ronstadt would eat at The Willo Steakhouse, a Nevada County institution on historic Hwy. 49. The Willo has served more than 1 million choice New York steaks, carefully aged and cut daily. Comedian Andy Samberg also is a regular diner in our region. Andy...

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Gastropubs thriving in Sierra Foothills

Gastropubs thriving in Sierra Foothills

THE BOOMING CRAFT BEER SCENE is contributing to a growing culinary trend called gastropubs. These eateries offer gastronomy, or the art of eating good food, in a bar or pub setting. Besides offering exceptional craft beer, gastropubs often emphasize the use of fresh, local ingredients in their cuisines. Gastropubs...

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Ol’ Republic Brewery growing, bottling beer in Nevada City

Ol’ Republic Brewery growing, bottling beer in Nevada City

THE REGION’S CRAFT BREWERIES are booming, largely due to talented brewers who are helping to revitalize the area, just like chefs, farmers and winemakers. They’re passionate about making the best craft beer, and they figure the customers will follow. It has worked at Auburn’s Knee Deep Brewing Co., where brewmaster...

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Pulled pork, ribs and chicken at Bam Dazy BBQ in Auburn

Pulled pork, ribs and chicken at Bam Dazy BBQ in Auburn

FOOTBALL AND BBQ GO TOGETHER: Besides tailgating, Heisman Trophy winner Billy Simms, NFL Hall of Fame player Randy White and Pro Bowl player Al “Bubba” Baker all own popular BBQ joints. Our region has its own top-notch BBQ restaurants, with their “low and slow” smokers primed for the football season....

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Soups and Stews in Grass Valley and Nevada City restaurants

Soups and Stews in Grass Valley and Nevada City restaurants

GRASS VALLEY’S NOTABLE residents include retired actor Clint Walker, best known for his cowboy role as “Cheyenne Bodie” in the TV series Cheyenne. We visited with Cliff earlier this year at Grass Valley’s Gold Rush Days and, among other topics, talked about the local restaurant scene. Clint confirmed what...

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Wine

Truckee River Winery wins two medals in prestigious S.F. wine competition

Truckee River Winery wins two medals in prestigious S.F. wine competition

Did you know that Truckee has its own winery? It does — and it just won two medals...


Sierra Foothills and Truckee wineries score in 2015 S.F. Chronicle tasting competition

Sierra Foothills and Truckee wineries score in 2015 S.F. Chronicle tasting competition

After receiving a record 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco...


BYOB and barrel tasting at foothills wineries

BYOB and barrel tasting at foothills wineries

BYOB Italy is a wine-lover’s paradise and locals buy it on tap (“alla Spina”),...


Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine

Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine

LIKE MANY OF YOU, OUR PARENTS USED to reserve sparkling wine and champagne for special...


Vintners predict quality wines from grape harvest

Vintners predict quality wines from grape harvest

THIS YEAR’S WINE GRAPE HARVEST began early. Deploying little more than a pair of...


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...


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,...


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Art

A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

WHEN YOU THINK OF DINING at a four-star restaurant, going to the symphony and strolling...


“Free if it snows” and “Spring bling tour” to Europe at Stucki Jewelers

“Free if it snows” and “Spring bling tour” to Europe at Stucki Jewelers

Stucki Jewelers of Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continuously operating...


Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Artisans Festival, November 28-29...


InConcert Sierra launches an exciting new season

InConcert Sierra launches an exciting new season

NAYSAYERS SAID MANY THINGS WOULD “kill classical music”: In 1324, it was “popular...


Foothills Event Center: An elegant, new venue

Foothills Event Center: An elegant, new venue

OUR REGION HAS SOME EXQUISITE places for wedding receptions, anniversaries, reunions...


Strawberry Music Festival comes to Nevada County Fairgrounds

Strawberry Music Festival comes to Nevada County Fairgrounds

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

Peter Pan comes to Nevada City

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


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