BriarPatch’s “Eat Local” extravaganza for August

From BriarPatch:
Want to learn more about eating local? BriarPatch Co-op is launching a campaign this summer to help people do just that. From August 1 through August 31, consumers can explore the benefits (and fun) of eating the region’s best locally sourced foods through its Eat Local Extravaganza.
Free food, events, and a raffle will take [...]

Wine, food & art getaways with our new itineraries!

To help plan a wine tasting getaway, visit our wine tasting, dining and art-walk itineraries in historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, complete with Google maps for directions. The link is HERE.
In addition, all our articles about the wineries, dining and lodging, are archived online, along with winery and city maps, to help plan [...]

Experience Naggiar Vineyard’s Summerfest

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS IS pairing its award-winning wines with gourmet food and local music for an exciting summer season.
They have also released six new vintages to enjoy: 2010 Bellissima, 2008 Cabernet Franc, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Grand Pere, 2009 Late Harvest Viognier and 2009 Sangiovese.
Naggiar’s Mediterranean-style tasting room is open noon- 9 p.m. Fridays [...]

Cedar House Sport Hotel & Stella restaurant: Where style meets adventure

THE CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL AND its Stella restaurant, located in the scenic Martis Valley just outside downtown Truckee, is a mecca for culinary and outdoor adventures in the Sierra.
The notoriety is reaching new peaks as Cedar House celebrates its fifth anniversary with the launch of Stella Culinary, an online culinary school, and the [...]

Fresh Food Festivals and Farm Tours all summer long

PLACER COUNTY’S RURAL ROADS ARE LINED WITH rows of orchards, and the peaches, pears and plums are at their ripest. Farms are brimming with fresh vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers and squash.
In the foothills and Truckee/Tahoe, the weekly farmers markets are in full swing, offering local produce, meat and eggs—and helping to build community spirit.
Produce [...]

West Shore Cafe for summer lakeside dining

THE WEST SHORE Café is located on Tahoe’s West Shore, just steps from Homewood Mountain Resort.
With its beautiful surroundings, warm ambiance and a new summer menu, the West Shore Café is a must-visit destination for superb lake-front dining—whether arriving by car or by boat.
Whether you are enjoying a meal in the classic dining [...]

Placer Wine Trail this summer & go to Lone Buffalo

“FINE WINES, FEW SIGNS” JOKE DEDICATED fans who visit Lone Buffalo Vineyards in Auburn. Off the beaten path —just south of I-80 and at the end of a lane in the Shirland Tract area — this boutique winery is a hidden gem on the Placer County Wine Trail.
Winemaker and Owner Phil Maddux has more [...]

Tahoe’s woodies celebrated at Concours d’Elegance

A CENTURY AGO, JAKE OBEXER saw a bright future for pleasure boats at Lake Tahoe. He partnered with Standard Oil to build a marina on the West Shore and became an agent for Gar Wood speedboats at his Obexer’s Boat Co.
Built by Garfield Woods—the first man to go 100 m.p.h. on water—these elegant [...]

Aaron Neville: Stars at North Star House

THIS SUMMER’S ANNUAL STARS AT North Star House concert features multi-Grammy winner Aaron Neville and band on the grounds of a historic mansion designed by Julia Morgan.
The August 5 event, now in its ninth year, will have a New Orleans theme and includes an evening festival celebrating local land conservation followed by an outdoor [...]

Nevada County Arts & Culture this summer

NEVADA COUNTY HAS THE MOST ARTISTS per capita than anywhere else in California. Throughout the year there is a constant stream of art—at concerts, film festivals and dance performances; on studio tours; and in galleries and theaters.
Here’s a sampling of arts events for the summer and fall. For a complete list, visit the website [...]

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