FOOD AND DRINK

Perfect Pairs Summer 2019

BBQ SEASON It’s summertime and that means pulling out the grill for some lazy dinners on the deck or easy dinner parties for a crowd. But what to pair with that delicious charred meat? We turned to Ed Ferencik of Butcher’s...

Summer Markets

Summer produce tastes delicious, but is also fun to buy—especially when you ditch Safeway for an evening of art, music and kids’ activities instead. This time of year, you almost feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t live here. Delectable...

Mediterranean Vineyards

Discover a new El Dorado County winery, just in time for summer wine-tasting. At 2,329-feet elevation, about 20 miles southeast of Placerville, and nestled in the most southern part of El Dorado County, is an area that is still a...

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...

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Perfect Pairs Summer 2019

BBQ SEASON It’s summertime and that means pulling out the grill for some lazy dinners on the deck or easy dinner parties for a crowd. But what to pair with that delicious charred meat? We turned to Ed Ferencik of Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que, which he co-owns with his father, also named...
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Summer Markets

Summer produce tastes delicious, but is also fun to buy—especially when you ditch Safeway for an evening of art, music and kids’ activities instead. This time of year, you almost feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t live here. Delectable berries, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, peaches, watermelon—you name it, we...
Zucchini and Kale Salad

From Their Garden to Your Table

Saturday mornings in the summer are made for farmers’ markets. Perusing the vibrant bounty of local harvests inspires healthy living and innovative dishes. Debora and Leo Chapman, of Chapman Family Farms, are on hand every week at the Nevada City market to give guidance and fresh ideas to shoppers...