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Nevada City’s Stonehouse to become culinary arts destination under new owner

Nevada City’s Stonehouse to become culinary arts destination under new owner

Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of event venue The Village and video production company Madrone Studios in San Francisco, has bought the historic Stonehouse building in Nevada City, he told our magazine. Rowe plans to revitalize the Stonehouse as a destination for culinary artistry, a tapas bar, visiting chefs, weddings and events. We spoke with...

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Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Here’s a sampling of what’s new in our region’s dining scene: STONEHOUSE The historic Stonehouse building, across the street from Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City, could be revitalized in the New Year as a destination for culinary artistry, a tapas bar, visiting chefs, weddings, events and more, we’ve learned. Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of The...

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Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

“When thinking of California, many people are familiar with cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Golden State is also home to many picturesque small towns and villages that will inspire every visitor,” according to 101USA.com. “We’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest places to be found...

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New Michael Moore film has Northern California premiere in Grass Valley

New Michael Moore film has Northern California premiere in Grass Valley

The Bridge Street Project presents – Michael Moore’s latest film, “Where to Invade Next” for a special showing on Tuesday, February 9 at 7p.m. at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley. Michael will be available afterwards for questions via skype. “Where to Invade Next” is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which...

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Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

This weekend’s winter storms got the South Yuba River roaring back to life. A warm, wet storm, which forecasters described as an “atmospheric river,” drenched the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. Snow fell at higher elevations — near 8,000 feet. The rushing South Yuba River, visible in both Nevada County, CA, and Placer County,...

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Food Trends: What’s hot for 2016

Food Trends: What’s hot for 2016

LOCAL SOURCING OF PRODUCE, meat and seafood are among the top restaurant trends for 2016, according to the National Restaurant Association’s annual culinary forecast. The survey, focusing on the responses of nearly 1,600 chefs, also identified continued interest in environmental sustainability as a trend. Locally sourced meat and seafood rank at the top of the...

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Golden Era launches a guest bartender series

Golden Era launches a guest bartender series

The new Golden Era cocktail lounge in Nevada City is launch a guest bartender series. Each month, on the fourth Tuesday, Golden Era will feature a “drink slinging, cocktail shaking imbibers from across the state,” it says. The first guest is Rick Dobbs, owner of The Last Word (Drink Eat Gather) in Livermore, CA. His bar...

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Sierra Stages: An imaginative 2016 season

Sierra Stages: An imaginative 2016 season

FOUR CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED PLAYS and musicals — “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh, “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown, “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl— make up Sierra Stages’ eighth season. The 2016 Season opens with an enchanting, dark comedy, “The...

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Craft cocktail boom spreads to Foothills and Tahoe-Truckee

Craft cocktail boom spreads to Foothills and Tahoe-Truckee

THE NEW-YORK BASED TELEVISION SHOW Sex and the City helped put craft cocktails on the map in the ’90s when Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, regularly ordered “Cosmos” with her girlfriends. “The idea that it’s not a date without cocktails was created by Sex and the City,” as Dale DeGroff, America’s foremost mixologist and...

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Golden Era in Nevada City: a destination for craft cocktails

Golden Era in Nevada City: a destination for craft cocktails

IN THE OLD WEST, THE MOST POPULAR establishment in town was the saloon. It was the social gathering place. In Downieville, a popular saloon also served as the office of the Justice of the Peace. Saloon regulars often drank straight liquor, such as bourbon or rye. “If a man ordered a ‘fancy’ cocktail or ’sipped’...

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