Panoramic vistas and the opportunity to climb 1,500 feet in elevation over a short distance are the biggest draws for adventure seekers from as close by as the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as New York and Europe. Active adults who have a zest for adventure are looking for outdoor adventure concierge [...]
“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains.
Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli and [...]
TRUCKEE IS KNOWN FOR ITS year-round outdoor activities. But it also is becoming a popular foodie destination, with menus that hold their own in any food-obsessed city.
Restaurant Trokay received a four-star review in the Sacramento Bee. More modest restaurants have recently opened, such as Marg’s Taco Bistro, Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market and Spice, [...]
TRAVELERS ALONG I-80 NEEDN’T SETTLE FOR fast food on their way to the Sierra and back. Some of the region’s best eateries are just off the highway.
This restaurant, just off I-80 at Loomis, is a longtime local favorite and worth a stop. Its menu features seasonal fare such as fish, chicken, meat, salads and [...]
THE HGTV DREAM HOME IS HOME & Garden Television’s annual project house and sweepstakes, held since 1996. Past locations have included towns in Florida, New Mexico and Colorado.
The 2014 Dream Home is in Truckee, a coup for the Sierra mountain town. The 3,200-sq.-ft. home is in Schaffer’s Mill, set in the Martis Valley between Truckee [...]
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL MISS SAIGON IS coming to the foothills this spring. Asian culture has been an integral part of our region’s past.
In the mid-to-late-1800s, the area received a flurry of activity during the Gold Rush and later, the building of the first transcontinental railroad.
The building that houses Sopa Thai in Nevada City was in [...]
ONE OF THE CULTURAL TRADITIONS BROUGHT TO the Gold Country by the Italian immigrants was the tradition of baking in stone ovens, popular for pizza-making. Around 100 stone ovens dot the countryside where the Italians settled, according to the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society.
Stella Restaurant in Truckee has a wood-fired oven, along with Sierra Knolls’ Bear [...]
THE PALEO DIET, OR CAVEMAN DIET, WAS THE most searched-for diet of the year on Google, thanks to its popularity among mainstream eaters, bodybuilders and CrossFitters.
Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “Paleolithic diet” consists mainly of fish, meats, poultry eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts, and it excludes grains, dairy products, potatoes, refined sugar and [...]
“How do you Tahoe?” asks Patty Baird, owner of Tahoe Trips and Trails, the outdoor adventure company based out of The Cedar House Sport Hotel. The question — part challenge, part tongue in cheek and all inspiring — is asked with a smile.
Tahoe Trips and Trails’ “#HowDoYouTahoe” campaign includes on-site inspirational speakers beginning on Tuesday, [...]
Our Winter 2014 issue is a special edition on “fresh and locally owned,” and Valentine’s Day is a time to honor our restaurants, along with our “sweethearts.” It’s a win-win. Our current Dining Guide features:
Cafe Zorro in Loomis
Diego’s in Grass Valley
Goomba’s in Grass Valley
Hoover’s Restaurant at the National Hotel in Nevada City
Ike’s Quarter Cafe in [...]