Nevada City & Grass Valley

Nevada City Advocate
Summer Nights to shine in July in Nevada City

Jul 12, 2014

Once again Nevada City is takin’ it to the streets, as Summer Nights celebrates its 24th annual festival in the downtown historic district. The town

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Where to go for summer drinks in the Sierra Foothills and Tahoe

Jul 5, 2014
Where to go for summer drinks in the Sierra Foothills and Tahoe

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS When the “Good Day Sacramento” television crew recently was visiting western Nevada County, it knew where to go for a good cup of coffee: Carolines Coffee Roasters in downtown Grass Valley. Now that summer has arrived, we recommend a Mocha Freeze from Carolines. The drink is a blend of homemade mocha mix with...

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Cooking classes at Tess’ Kitchen Store and BriarPatch this summer

Cooking classes at Tess’ Kitchen Store and BriarPatch this summer

“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT COOKING MORE, but survey research confirms we’re cooking less and buying more prepared meals,” as food activist Michael Pollan explains in his book Cooking. Pollan explains the paradox by theorizing, “We might not feel we have the time, energy or knowledge to do it ourselves every day, but we’re not prepared to...

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Best Al Fresco dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

Best Al Fresco dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

Here are some enjoyable outdoor dining spots in our region: DIEGOS Diegos has a charming outdoor patio, featuring original tile work, a trellis and colorful plantings. The eclectic surroundings are redolent of a neighborhood Latin America café, with food ranging from lomito sandwiches (roast, shredded pork) to fish tacos. 217 Colfax Ave., GV. DiegosRestaurant.com IKE’S QUARTER CAFE Ike’s...

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Our Sierra Foothills “Beer Barons”

Our Sierra Foothills “Beer Barons”

FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO PROHIBITION, our region was the West Coast beer capital. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s easy to see how Sacramento once was home to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now craft beer is booming in...

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Peter Pan comes to Nevada City from July 10-August 2

Peter Pan comes to Nevada City from July 10-August 2

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY of the stage debut of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in London. From July 10-August 2, Sierra Stages is presenting the original version of the famous play at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. It will be a treat for theater-goers of all ages. The play is now rarely...

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Read the Summer 2014 issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine

Read the Summer 2014 issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine

Click HERE to read a digital edition of our summer 2014 issue, now circulating.

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Christmas in July for Nevada City!

Christmas in July for Nevada City!

The Christmas Card movie, filmed in and around Nevada City, will be shown by the Hallmark Movie Channel as part of their Gold Crown Christmas event beginning July 4, 2014. “Beginning July 4, enjoy ten days of classic Christmas movies,” suggests the Hallmark Movie Channel. Broadcast times according to Hallmark: July 4 at 10 p.m. /...

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Nevada County draws prestigious statewide conference

Nevada County draws prestigious statewide conference

Editor’s note: We were asked to distribute our FoodWineArt magazine at the CALAFCO conference in Squaw Valley last fall, and we look forward to doing it again. The California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO- http://www.calafco.org/) has announced it will hold its annual staff conference in Nevada County next year, April 15-17, 2015....

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Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Jewel

Nevada County’s music scene this summer: Benoit to Jewel

LANDING THE ICONIC STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at its Fairgrounds in September is a major coup for Nevada County. While extraordinary, the local arts and culture community already deserves credit for establishing the County as a year-round arts and music destination, thanks to its performing-arts nonprofits and many others. The music scene includes: The Center for...

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