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Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some...

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Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer...

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Stella restaurant in Truckee features a “Culinary Tour de France” on May 10 and June 14

Stella restaurant in Truckee features a “Culinary Tour de France” on May 10 and June 14

TRUCKEE IS KNOWN FOR ITS year-round outdoor activities. But it also is becoming a popular foodie destination, with menus that hold their own in any food-obsessed city. Restaurant Trokay received a four-star review in the Sacramento Bee. More modest restaurants have recently opened, such as Marg’s Taco Bistro, Morgan’s...

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Springtime at Ananda tulip garden open house in April — thousands of bulbs

Springtime at Ananda tulip garden open house in April — thousands of bulbs

THE TULIP FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND is world-renowned. But the foothills has its own stunning display of tulips, at Ananda Village outside of Nevada City. The yearly event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors, to see more than 10,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas. This...

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Real Food on I-80

Real Food on I-80

TRAVELERS ALONG I-80 NEEDN’T SETTLE FOR fast food on their way to the Sierra and back. Some of the region’s best eateries are just off the highway. CAFÉ ZORRO This restaurant, just off I-80 at Loomis, is a longtime local favorite and worth a stop. Its menu features seasonal fare such as fish, chicken, meat,...

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Wine

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....


Sierra Foothills wineries win big at S.F. Chronicle wine competition

Sierra Foothills wineries win big at S.F. Chronicle wine competition

The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition included winners from Sierra Foothills...


What your wine says about your politics, in one chart

What your wine says about your politics, in one chart

Analyzing voting habits of those who imbibe, new consumer research found that 14...


New video: California’s exceptional food and wine experiences

New video: California’s exceptional food and wine experiences

Tour California’s exceptional food and wine experiences offered all throughout...


Top 10 wine stories of 2013

Top 10 wine stories of 2013

Editor’s note: This is from Wine Enthusiast magazine. We have added our own...


Naggiar: Wine & Food Events Year-Round

Naggiar: Wine & Food Events Year-Round

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS HAS become a premier summer destination to experience wine, food...


Fall Wine Tours: Barrel Tasting & Leaf Peeping

Fall Wine Tours: Barrel Tasting & Leaf Peeping

LIKE THE FRESH, LOCAL FOOD movement, wine tasting in the Sierra foothills is becoming...


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Art

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

“Green’s the color of Spring and green can be cool and friendly-like.” We recently...


CATS presents Miss Saigon from April 10-May 10 in Nevada City

CATS presents Miss Saigon from April 10-May 10 in Nevada City

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE TONY-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL Miss Saigon is coming to the Sierra...


Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

FEW GROUPS EXEMPLIFY THE INVENTIVE AND visionary spirit of the region’s arts and...


Siteline Architecture: a fresh & local designer in Nevada County

Siteline Architecture: a fresh & local designer in Nevada County

OUR REGION HAS SOME SIGNATURE architects, designers and builders: Bruce Olson for...


Truckee Dream Home

Truckee Dream Home

THE HGTV DREAM HOME IS HOME & Garden Television’s annual project house and...


Nevada City School of the Arts’ “A Matter of Taste” on March 8: Whimsical & Elegant

Nevada City School of the Arts’ “A Matter of Taste” on March 8: Whimsical & Elegant

ACROSS THE STATE, charter schools are booming and educating students with their...


InConcert Sierra: Your source for music in Grass Valley

InConcert Sierra: Your source for music in Grass Valley

MUCH LIKE THE AUBURN SYMPHONY, InConcert Sierra was born thanks to the initiative...


Arts & Culture Getaways in Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City

Arts & Culture Getaways in Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City

SMALL, PICTURESQUE TOWNS SUCH AS Ashland, OR and Telluride, CO have long been popular...


Auburn Symphony: The Orchestra Next Door

Auburn Symphony: The Orchestra Next Door

THE AUBURN SYMPHONY IS PLACER COUNTY’S orchestra — and one of the nation’s...


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