Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli —a pioneer of fresh, local food in the foothills — is vastly expanding to a new location just down the street on Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley in mid-October, our magazine has learned.
Summer Thyme’s will start serving dinner, along with breakfast and lunch, and will offer live music, local artwork [...]
Collaboration is the name of the game in the New Year in the Sierra foothills —among chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and craft-beer makers. Artists are joining the mix too, because wine and art also pair well together. Examples:
Drop by the Grass Valley Wine Co. to try a few wines (or even have a pre-dinner [...]
Here are our top food, wine and beer trends for the new year and where to find them in our Sierra foothills:
1. ARTISAN FOOD
Hand-crafted food sales are booming. Food lovers crave artisan cheese, crusty bread and dry-cured meats. New laws, such as California’s Homemade Food Act, will spur further growth.
• Smokey Ridge Charcuterie
Artisan sausages [...]
InConcert Sierra, founded in 1946 when local talent was the heart of entertainment in Nevada County, is drawing more and more world-class talent to the Sierra Foothills.
Three years ago, InConcert Sierra stretched the boundary — hosting a performance by the Vienna Choir Boys, one of the world’s most famous singing groups.
Our family sat about 20 [...]
In May 2010, Grass Valley and Nevada City hosted the 2010 California Preservation Conference, featuring tours that highlighted Nevada County’s rich history, architecture and natural beauty, and special events at its most historical locations.
Last year, Grass Valley participated in the Julia Morgan 2012 Festival, a statewide event focusing on the life and work of California’s [...]
“Inocente,” directed by the team of Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, won the Oscar for documentary short on Sunday. It aired at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, January 11, the same night as “How the Kids Saved the Parks.”
“Inocente” follows a homeless, undocumented immigrant teenage girl in San Diego as she [...]
We set aside our weekend work, dropped our son to play disc golf with his cousins and headed to a Sunday afternoon concert at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grass Valley to see New York Polyphony perform to a packed house.
The performance, one of InConcert Sierra’s “Third Sunday” concerts, was spellbinding. New York Polyphony [...]
FOR YEARS, SCHEIDEL’S OLD EUROPEAN Restaurant was a stalwart at the entrance to Alta Sierra in Grass Valley on Hwy. 49, drawing locals and visitors. Now Fia’s Bistro has opened at the same location and is building a loyal following. With a motto “food from a farm,” Fia’s serves authentic bistro fare with fresh, local [...]
Editor’s note: Now in her second year as executive director of Music in the Mountains, Cristine Kelly has done a wonderful job of reviving the group, along with the board, staff and Orchestra. Here’s a sneak peek at MIM’s SummerFest 2013. We like the outdoor concert — the Music of Queen Symphonic Spectacular.
June 11 & [...]
“No one is born a great cook—one learns by doing.”
-Julia Child,My Life in France
In 1948, Julia Child found her true calling. She moved to France, developed a passion for French cooking and authored books that became essential for food lovers.
In 1993, we recall attending the annual Western Cable Show and marveling at a new channel [...]