“We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal to those in need from noon-3 p.m. on Thanksgiving day,” Matt Margulies, owner of Matteo’s Public in Nevada City, told us this week.
“This our third year. We serve those in need every other year! We started in our first year in 1209. SPD Market and the [...]
WITH GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY AS A BASE, visitors can view fall colors in historic towns and along the “roads less traveled” — Hwys. 49, 174 & 20. Enjoy the splendor of fall, along with food & wine, arts & culture, history, shopping and recreation.
Check into a B&B, inn or motel: the Broad [...]
THE FOOTHILLS AND TAHOE-TRUCKEE are becoming a mecca for taphouses, brewpubs and craft beer breweries.
Ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City just won city approval for an expansion that will quadruple its production. It will begin selling bottled beer this fall.
Knee Deep Brewing received approval from the city of Auburn to expand operations to a new [...]
Enjoyable patio dining spots in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn and Tahoe-Truckee:
IKE’S QUARTER CAFE
Ike’s tree-covered patio with brightly colored flowers is one of the finest outdoor din- ing spots in the foothills. Ike’s specializes in Creole food, using fresh, organic ingredients. 401 Commercial St., Nevada City 530-265-6138 IkesQuarterCafe.com
KANE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT
A newly completed 900 sq.-ft. expansion [...]
Editor’s note: For years, we’ve been regulars at the Argentinian Lamb Asado at the Quist Estate on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It is a fundraiser benefiting ski racers from North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The food, setting and attendees (many of whom are our friends) are sensational.
Now we’re looking forward to this first-time event: [...]
Pine Street Burgers in Grass Valley is open. The menu features all-natural burgers, Casper hot dogs, deli sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads, natural shakes, dairy-free shakes, french fries and sweet potato fries, among other items.
We predict it’s going to be a big winner, based on the owner’s track record and the boom in all-natural [...]
Has it ever been on your bucket list to take part in a festive farm to table dinner in the streets of your hometown? How about in the historic district of Nevada City, sitting among Italian linens and sunflowers, as a menu of farm fresh cuisine is served family style to your table?
For the [...]
Nevada City offers an idyllic lifestyle. Now, thanks to innovative entrepreneurs and laws such as the California Homemade Food Act, it is home to more artisan foods. Some examples:
From Beans to Bar
In 1997, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker helped revolutionize our appreciation of fine chocolate. It changed chocolate from being seen as a mere sweet [...]