Open Table, the popular online restaurant-reservations site, collected 5 million restaurant reviews to assemble its Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 100 Best Restaurants in America, and Carpe Vino in Auburn made the list for the third year in a row.
We regularly write about Carpe Vino in our magazine. Our most recent articles are HERE [...]
Next year Yosemite celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary – 150 years ago Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove became the first public parkland the federal government had ever set aside, with President Lincoln declaring, “upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort and recreation.”
While popular in the summer for outdoor enthusiasts, [...]
About 1 1/2 to 2 feet of new snow blanketed Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts on Friday, creating the best skiing conditions of the season and a winter wonderland.
Resorts that reported major snowfall included, Boreal, Sugar Bowl (opening today with powder conditions), Northstar California, Squaw (Squaw Creek lift is expected to open today), Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra at [...]
Kane’s Family Restaurant in Grass Valley is one of the most inviting spots to gather for food, live music, Monday Night Football and fireplace dining, thanks to its expansive new lounge and bar.
The elegant new space includes an expanded bar area with a 30-foot-long bar top (the longest in Nevada County); seating for about 50, [...]
Judy Rodgers, the influential chef-owner of Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, died this week. She was 57 years old and had been battling cancer.
We were regulars at Zuni for years. Judy was one of the young chefs who were instrumental in creating “California Cuisine.” She inspired other chefs, including Traci Des Jardins, who founded Manzanita [...]
A new Indian restaurant called Spice has opened in Truckee, rounding out the culinary offerings in town just in time for the busy ski season.
The restaurant and retail space features tasty inexpensive Indian cuisine with sauces, chutneys, breads for retail sale as well, according to its owners. It attempts to source all its products locally.
It’s snowing hard at Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts, and much more is on the way later this week.
Ski areas also are extending their discounts. The deadline for the lowest price on an “Epic Pass” (which includes Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) has been extended until Friday. The deadline for the lowest price on the “Tahoe Super Pass” [...]
THOUGH LEVELING OFF IN SOME other places, the fresh, local food movement—from farmers markets to farm-to-fork dining to organic grocers— is booming in our region and becoming a year-round passion.
The movement has become an “economic engine” in its own right, diversifying our region’s economy. It stems from a desire to support local businesses and farmers, [...]
We are going to be promoting the mountain lifestyle in the Sierra in our winter issue, including cozy mountain lodging. Many ski resorts are offering discounts. Some examples:
“Save 15-30% on lodging at Heavenly. Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snow sports resorts on the planet. With a [...]
Disney’s new movie “Frozen” — a magical winter tale — is a reminder of Walt Disney’s pioneering role in helping his friend, Austrian skiing champion Hannes Schroll, open the Sugar Bowl ski area in the Sierra Nevada in the late ’30s. It is a little-remembered chapter in Disney’s life but a milestone for our region.