Food

Artisan pizza abounds in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee

Artisan pizza abounds in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee

THE ITALIANS WHO CAME TO THE FOOTHILLS in the Gold Rush-era brought winemaking to the region, but they also introduced the tradition of baking in stone ovens. Area restaurants and wineries have revived the tradition, from North Auburn to Grass Valley to Nevada City to Truckee. Sierra Knolls’ Bear River Wine Tasting...

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Tahoe’s West Shore Cafe: New chef, innovative menu

Tahoe’s West Shore Cafe: New chef, innovative menu

THE LAKE TAHOE AREA’S NATURAL beauty and laid-back lifestyle has long been a draw for accomplished chefs and restaurateurs from all over. Back in the ’70s, Douglas Dale, the chef and owner of Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City, worked in big cities but he said he was “bedazzled” at Lake Tahoe’s “jaw-dropping”...

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Winter farm-to-table at Stella and Trokay restaurants, thanks to Produce Plus

Winter farm-to-table at Stella and Trokay restaurants, thanks to Produce Plus

Though the ground where Stella restaurant’s garden grows was frozen solid, we recently enjoyed a four-star meal with fresh, seasonal ingredients, thanks to Chef Jacob Burton and his staff. The ingredients ranged from microgreens, to Maitake and Shitake mushrooms, to baby vegetables cultivated for perfection. Across...

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2015 food, drink, home and garden trends on Pinterest

2015 food, drink, home and garden trends on Pinterest

The Pinterest 100 predicts lifestyle trends for the new year, based on popular “pins:” CAULIFLOWER IS THE NEW KALE IN FOOD & DRINK Where to find it: Foothill Farmers Market, Placer Co. FoothillFarmersMarket.com BriarPatch Co-op, GV BriarPatch.coop Tahoe Central Market, Lake Tahoe TahoeCentralMarket.com West...

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A Baker’s Dozen

A Baker’s Dozen

CELEBRATED FRENCH CHEF Alain Ducasse helped put San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery on the map when he wrote about it in Harvesting Excellence. It helped set off a decade-long artisan baking craze in Northern California, with bakeries such as Della Fattoria Café in Petaluma or Thomas Keller’s Buchon Bakery in Yountville. Now...

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Wine

Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

“Ah, it’s that beautiful time of year again- skies are blue, the air is mild,...


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...


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Art

Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Music in the Mountains is going to present popular singer-songwriter Randy Newman...


CATS presents “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” on April 16-May 9 in Nevada City

CATS presents “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” on April 16-May 9 in Nevada City

Community Asian Theater of the Sierra begins its 21st season with a dramatic and...


Music in the Mountains unveils exciting, eclectic SummerFest program

Music in the Mountains unveils exciting, eclectic SummerFest program

“One festival, a world of music” is the theme for this year’s SummerFest...


InConcert Sierra hosts celebrated violinist Joshua Bell on October 18

InConcert Sierra hosts celebrated violinist Joshua Bell on October 18

Celebrated violinist Joshua Bell will perform in Grass Valley on October 18, kicking...


Winter food, wine, art and music festivals in the foothills and Sierra

Winter food, wine, art and music festivals in the foothills and Sierra

Winter festivals include Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year in Nevada City, the Foothills...


InConcert Sierra helps give legendary Pablo Casals’ centuries-old cello a new life

InConcert Sierra helps give legendary Pablo Casals’ centuries-old cello a new life

SINCE 1946, INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN committed to bringing you memorable musical...


Full Circle Press in Nevada City

Full Circle Press in Nevada City

Judith Berliner grew up in Nevada City, worked in a printshop in Sacramento for 12...


Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial...


KVMR & Nevada Theatre: The Bridge Street Project

KVMR & Nevada Theatre: The Bridge Street Project

KVMR 89.5 Community Radio and the Nevada Theatre Commission, assisted by the community...


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