OUR REGION IS HOME to some of the best “old-school” ski resorts around, steeped in history and charm. Along with Sugar Bowl, Homewood Mountain Resort is famous for its spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, hidden “pow” stashes and friendly atmosphere.
Whether you’re schussing down a groomed boulevard, in powder or a terrain park, Homewood is a [...]
FOR YEARS, the West Shore Café and Inn in Homewood has been a magical summer destination, complete with boat valets.
Now the café is becoming a popular spot for après ski. You can ski Homewood, walk across the street and enjoy lakefront après in style.
Look out the floor-to-ceiling windows while you sip a winter cocktail, such [...]
NEW ORLEANS IS KNOWN FOR ITS Garden District—laid out in 1832 and home to Commander’s Palace, a culinary superstar.
More contemporary “midtowns” are bustling in Sacramento and Reno. “A half dozen new gastro pubs, craft breweries and cocktail bars have recently opened” in Reno’s midtown district, as the New York Times wrote.
Midtown is Sacramento’s hippest neighborhood, [...]
THE FRESH, LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT IS BOOMING in our region. BriarPatch Co-op is expanding in Grass Valley, Tahoe Central Market just opened, and farmers markets and CSAs are going year-round.
Nowhere is the boom more apparent than with the new expansion at Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli in Grass Valley, a local institution for real food.
LAST NOVEMBER NED & DEBI RUSSELL, owners of Cello Chocolate in Nevada City, spent two weeks living with a Mayan family in San Felipe, Belize, experiencing how cacao is grown at its source—a longtime dream of the artisan chocolate makers.
As their hosts, Juan and Abelina Cho of Ixcacao, the only Mayan chocolate maker in Belize, [...]
THE SIERRA NEVADA WAS recently named one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges, joining the Himalayas, Andes and others by UnofficialNetworks.com, a skiing website. “The Sierra is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas and two national monuments,” it observed.
The Sierra offers world-class winter activities, not to mention spectacular views from Lake Tahoe, [...]
Russian cuisine is comfort food, with dishes such as borscht, piroschki and beef stroganoff, so the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi are an ideal time to sample the ethnic fare. And some Russian delights, from caviar to vodka, are being made in the Sacramento and Sierra Foothills region.
Russians visited California before the Gold Rush. Its [...]
Sierra FoodWineArt magazine launched a new mobile-friendly website geared for travelers to the Sierra Foothills and Northern Sierra during the Bay Area and Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Shows this winter.
The shows — among the largest travel shows in the country — drew thousands of people, including speakers such as travel legend Rick Steves [...]
It’s sneak peek week at Summer Thyme’s new location at 231 Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley on January 6-12. Email reservations@SummerThymes.com.
Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli will begin serving dinner, and it will have an espresso bar and juice bar. A look at the new menu is here. The dinner items, along with others, are made [...]
Last month, we were the first to tell you that a new market is opening in Kings Beach on Tahoe’s North Shore where you can find fresh, regional, organic produce and organic dairy products.
Tahoe Central Market at 8487 North Lake Blvd. is opening Monday, just in time for locals and visitors to stock up for [...]