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Prohibition No More

Downtown Grass Valley finally gets its own brewery–and it is only the beginning. These four fathers may not be leading downtown Grass Valley’s revitalization, but they’re definitely giving it a big boost, bringing Grass Valley Brewing Company to life. They...

Perfect Pairs December/January 2018-19

It’s that time of year when you are entertaining colleagues, neighbors and relatives—at the office, at home or in the family cabin near the ski resort. You can always open some bottles of wine, but what about serving elegant...

A Culinary Home Run

When Chef Matt Toomey—”The Toominator,” as many Major League baseball players call him—arrived in the Eastern Sierra from San Diego, a unique restaurant concept was born: serving gourmet food out of a gas station convenience store. Toomey’s culinary talent...

Day Tripper

Autumn is actually the perfect time to meander through the Sierra, which is of course famous for its fall colors. (For example, both Nevada City and Mammoth Lakes, Calif., have month-long celebrations, complete with downloadable activity guides and interactive...

Feast at 8,200 Feet

Whether you’re luring home a college freshman with only four days off from school, or just want to skip washing dishes this year, Thanksgiving at High Camp elevates your holiday experience. Pun intended. Thanksgiving dinner is both easy and tricky...

Q&A with Clint Jolly and Natasha Bourlin

I thought we could start with your professional backgrounds. Clint, can you start us off? C: I grew up in a butcher shop. My family’s had butcher shops in Reno since 1932, so 85 years as a family business. I...

A Cozy Autumn Chowder

Fall makes for interesting seasonal dishes, with late summer produce still around (like the corn in this recipe), but also with that snap in the air, which calls for soups, chilis and chowders. Served with some crusty bread, and...

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Sunset Chasers Downtown Truckee

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there are still peaceful scenes and quiet moments. Sierra Living celebrates the ordinary transformed by the Golden Hour—and hope you do too. This issue: Erskine’s image is an aerial shot looking west, capturing the downtown Truckee sunset glow, as well as...
Prohibition No More

Prohibition No More

Downtown Grass Valley finally gets its own brewery–and it is only the beginning. These four fathers may not be leading downtown Grass Valley’s revitalization, but they’re definitely giving it a big boost, bringing Grass Valley Brewing Company to life. They created and offer a well-thought out selection of beer, even...
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Perfect Pairs December/January 2018-19

It’s that time of year when you are entertaining colleagues, neighbors and relatives—at the office, at home or in the family cabin near the ski resort. You can always open some bottles of wine, but what about serving elegant holiday party food with cocktails instead? “Bourbon and whiskey cocktails pair...