Vegetarian Mexican cuisine at Las Katarinas in Nevada City

MEATLESS DINING IS ON THE RISE, WITH nearly a quarter of Americans eating more vegetarian or vegan entrees than they did a year ago, according to recent dining surveys.
As a result, restaurateurs are dishing up more meatless meals across a wide spectrum of cuisines—American, Chinese, Italian and Mexican.
In the foothills, Las Katarinas Mexican [...]

NEW: Update for Summer

Dear friends and customers,
• Enjoy the 28th Annual Sierra Festival of the Arts this Sunday in Grass Valley. Sierra FoodWineArt is a major sponsor. With more than 50 fine art and fine craft exhibitors, you’ll find that perfect something for you or your home. Sierra FoodWineArt also is a sponsor of the Tahoe Concourse d’Elegance [...]

NEW: Community theater blossoms in foothills

The region’s arts community suffered a blow last year, when Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City closed after 33 years. It was the only resident professional theater in the area, and its rent helped preserve the historic Nevada Theater.
But “this too, shall pass,” as Shakespeare put it, and community theater groups are blossoming. This spring, [...]

Center for the Arts unveils plans for multimillion-dollar renovation

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Wednesday unveiled its proposed multimillion-dollar renovation to upgrade the popular facility.
The idea is to create a design that will satisfy needs for the next generation — or 25 to 30 years. In just a decade, the Center for the Arts — once the site of an [...]

Sierra FoodWineArt mentioned in San Francisco Chronicle

Sierra FoodWineArt and Foothills Poet Gary Snyder gets a mention in the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday:
“– Inside word on Gary Snyder, from Nevada City neighbor Jeff Pelline, editor of the magazine Sierra FoodWineArt: Snyder’s homestead is on a remote ridge north of town. You’d expect him to own some macho dog, but actually his [...]

Foothills Poet Gary Snyder a hit at S.F. Film Festival

Sierra Foothills’ Poet Gary Snyder was a hit at the San Francisco Film Festival, where the movie about him, “The Practice of The Wild,” debuted this week.
We visited with Gary, fellow Poet Jim Harrison, Will Hearst and his wife, Margaret, Chronicle Editor-At-Large Phil Bronstein and former Gov. Jerry Brown before the film at a small [...]

Pet art thriving in the foothills

Pets — and dogs in particular — have been a subject for artists since before the Renaissance. Nowadays pet art is thriving, because people are so attached to their pets.
Many of the artists and artwork comes from the foothills, where artists such as Kathryn Wronski specialize in pet portraits. Wronski has a studio at [...]