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 [...]
The Festival of Lights Parade in Downtown Auburn is Saturday night.
The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. at Cherry Avenue and Lincoln Way, travels down to the clock tower and hangs a left onto High Street.
The parade ends at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, by entering at the High Street entrance through to the upper parking lot.
A fresh, local food theme, such as “From Our Land to Your Table,” is being considered for the California State Fair on July 11-27, 2014, we’ve learned.
No final decision has been made, but it reflects the boom in the fresh, local food movement that is spreading throughout Northern California.
We’d certainly applaud that theme. Our magazine [...]
THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS HAS AN ABUNDANCE of fresh, local fruit, thanks to our region’s largely temperate climate. Farm-to-fork restaurants (from Stella in Truckee to Ike’s in Nevada City) regularly feature local in-season fruits on their menus. The list includes heirloom melons, stone fruit and tomatoes (remember, it’s a fruit, not a veggie).
Pluots, the plum-apricot hybrid [...]
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, as we write in our current issue. Now here’s a treat that blends the marquee Placer County fruit with local artistry: Nicholson Blown Glass is creating limited-edition, glass-blown Mountain Mandarins for the affair.
We can’t wait to see these masterpieces up close: We’re [...]
THE MARTINI’S ORIGINS CAN BE TRACED back to a miner who struck gold in California during the Gold Rush, at least according to one popular theory.
During the days of the Gold Rush, a miner struck it rich and walked into a bar—in Martinez—for a special drink to celebrate.
The bartender put together what he had on [...]
The 20th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 22-24 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn:
Friday, August 23rd starting at 5 p.m. a fun collection of regional Food Trucks will be making a pilgrimage to Recreation Park, to provide food delights for all to enjoy! Live Music: Uncle Junior and King Bee will be providing a ton of fun! Something to get you dancin’ for sure – The Auburn Alehouse [...]