Food

Naggiar launching fully guided tram tours of its vineyard in June, a first in the foothills

Naggiar launching fully guided tram tours of its vineyard in June, a first in the foothills

Naggiar Vineyards in Grass Valley is launching fully guided, 13-person tram tours of its scenic vineyard starting in June in an ultramodern electric shuttle — a first in the Sierra foothills, our magazine has learned. The informative vineyard tours — literally a “vine to wine” experience — further...

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“Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen

“Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen

“Kitchen cabinet” politics is a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader—often more influential than the official cabinet. President Reagan’s “kitchen cabinet” included trusted old friends, as did the group assembled by Andrew Jackson in 1829. Next year, our new President will form his or her...

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Lefty’s Grill: Now serving “the perfect drink”

Lefty’s Grill: Now serving “the perfect drink”

IN 2008, TWO LEFT-HANDED chefs—John Cammack and Chris Duncan—opened “Lefty’s Grill” in historic Nevada City. The restaurant drew a loyal following for “casual, white tablecloth dining,” including burgers, flat-bread pizzas that won international honors, creative entrees and fresh salads. Five years later,...

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Boz Scaggs: A food, wine & art proprietor

Boz Scaggs: A food, wine & art proprietor

WE WERE IN THE HOUSE BACK IN 1988 when legendary rhythm and blues artist Boz Scaggs opened Slim’s nightclub and restaurant in San Francisco. Few people imagined Slim’s would help launch the city’s hip South of Market neighborhood (or “SoMa”), now home to the Museum of Modern Art (1995),...

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“The best thing I ever ate” in Grass Valley and Nevada City

“The best thing I ever ate” in Grass Valley and Nevada City

On Food Network, stars describe a different food they consider to be one of the best things they’ve ever eaten. Here are some of the best things we’ve ever eaten in our region: FRESH-FRUIT PANCAKES, TOFANELLI’S Fresh blueberry, pecan, or banana pancakes dusted with powder sugar and served with butter...

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Cooking classes in Sierra Foothills showcase spring’s bounty

Cooking classes in Sierra Foothills showcase spring’s bounty

“In just spring, when the world is puddle-wonderful.” —E . E . CUMMINGS FARMERS ARE PLANTING THEIR SUMMER CROPS and harvesting spring’s bounty. Spring lettuces are headed for the markets. April is a time for asparagus and artichokes. Fresh local onions, squash, peppers and eggplant are expected in May...

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Tofanelli’s ownership celebrates 10th anniversary

Tofanelli’s ownership celebrates 10th anniversary

April 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of ownership of Tofanelli’s casual Italian-American bistro and to celebrate, Tofanelli’s will offer a daily (except Sundays) $10 special on popular menu items such as prime rib tostadas, crab cakes, shrimp or chicken caesar salad and fish tacos. Husband and wife partners Frank...

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Brown Derby’s original Cobb Salad recipe

Brown Derby’s original Cobb Salad recipe

Brown Derby’s original Cobb Salad: Cobb Salad 1/2 head lettuce, about 4 cups 1 bunch watercress 1 small bunch chicory, about 2 1/2 cups 1/2 head romaine, about 2 1/2 cups 2 medium peeled tomatoes 6 strips of crisp bacon 2 breasts of boiled chicken 3 hard cooked eggs 1 avocado 1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort...

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Wine

Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”:...


Cooper Vineyards: A “Barbera” dollar bill started things

Cooper Vineyards: A “Barbera” dollar bill started things

THE LATE ’60s AND ’70s LARGELY marked the start of Northern California’s...


Andis Wines in Amador County

Andis Wines in Amador County

AMONG ALL FOOTHILL WINERIES, ANDIS WINES is one of the most stunning. It is a state-of-the-art...


Amador Vintners: Fine wine & scenic vineyards

Amador Vintners: Fine wine & scenic vineyards

AMADOR COUNTY’S MICROCLIMATES are as diverse as any in California, ranging from...


Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

What’s new at the wineries: SMITH VINEYARD REUNITES WITH “AMIGO BOB” Amigo...


“Gen Wine”: More millennials drinking wine instead of beer

“Gen Wine”: More millennials drinking wine instead of beer

WE REGULARLY VISIT OUR REGION’S wineries to sip new varietals, taste from the...


Sierra Starr’s winemaker hosts a local wine professionals roundtable

Sierra Starr’s winemaker hosts a local wine professionals roundtable

LIKE A LITERARY ROUNDTABLE, a new generation of wine professionals in our region...


Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Bent Metal and Popie Wines

Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Bent Metal and Popie Wines

What’s new at Sierra Foothills wineries: NEVADA CITY WINERY & GOLDEN ERA Local...


Placer Vintners win 46 medals in Chronicle wine competition

Placer Vintners win 46 medals in Chronicle wine competition

The largest competition of American wines in the world names the best of the best....


Amador Vintners’ “Behind the Cellar Door” wine tasting is March 5-6

Amador Vintners’ “Behind the Cellar Door” wine tasting is March 5-6

FANS OF AMADOR COUNTY wines will be treated to an assortment of Barberas, Syrahs,...


BriarPatch celebrates its 40th anniversary with food, wine and art

BriarPatch celebrates its 40th anniversary with food, wine and art

THE YEAR 2016 MARKS BRIARPATCH CO-OP’S 40th anniversary, leading to a year-long...


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Art

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

NOW CELEBRATING ITS 35TH anniversary, Music in the Mountains has been a pioneer in...


InConcert Sierra bringing Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley

InConcert Sierra bringing Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley

InConcert Sierra is bringing the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley...


A “super bloom” of wildflowers this spring

A “super bloom” of wildflowers this spring

This spring is going to be a “super bloom” of wildflowers, thanks to welcome...


Sierra Master Chorale presents “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” on May 15, 17

Sierra Master Chorale presents “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” on May 15, 17

“THE ARMED MAN: A MASS FOR PEACE” was commissioned for the millennium...


Sierra Stages presents “The Last Five Years” in spring and “Little Shop of Horrors” in summer

Sierra Stages presents “The Last Five Years” in spring and “Little Shop of Horrors” in summer

THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, Sierra Stages continues its 2016 season with two diverse...


Ellu Gallery: “Life is drab without art”

Ellu Gallery: “Life is drab without art”

ELLU GALLERY OFFERS AN EXCITING approach to viewing, buying and living with art....


California WorldFest turns 20 in Grass Valley

California WorldFest turns 20 in Grass Valley

CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST BEGAN IN 1996 to showcase the world’s finest artists performing...


Strawberry Music Festival returns to Grass Valley on May 26-29

Strawberry Music Festival returns to Grass Valley on May 26-29

The iconic Strawberry Music Festival is returning to the Nevada County Fairgrounds...


Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild...


Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts signature musical events

Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts signature musical events

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN GRASS Valley is home to the annual Nevada County...


Art events: What’s new this spring in the Sierra Foothills

Art events: What’s new this spring in the Sierra Foothills

LEEANN BROOK FINE ART ■ April 22 “Where on Earth,” opens on Earth Day, with...


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