Food & Wine

Winery planned for Newcastle’s Indian Hill Road

A winery and housing development is being proposed for a 37.9-acre parcel on Indian Hill Road south of Auburn. Located about a mile east of the Newcastle Road-Interstate 80 exit, ...

Vegan berry tea cookies

One of my favorites things to do as a little girl was get out my plastic tea set, arrange it on the floor of my bedroom and invite a select few of my very favorite stuffed animals ...

Sit, stay and drink at Dueling Dogs Brewing Co.

After years of preparation and groundwork, the dogs are finally ready to duel. Dueling Dogs Brewing Company is Lincoln’s newest brewery, meadery, cidery and farm stand, owne ...

Local coffeehouse plays host to regional coffee art competition

What does a tulip and the mythical creature pegasus have in common? Aside from their admirable beauty, well, not a whole lot. Except when they are both poured as lactic art express ...

Mezcalito brings new culinary twist to Rocklin

Mezcalito Oaxacan Cuisine in Rocklin is not your ordinary Mexican style restaurant. Opening last Dec. 4, this Oaxaca-style Mexican restaurant is creating a lot of buzz around town. ...

Cool off at two local frozen yogurt shops this summer

The summer heat is almost here. What is better on a hot summer day than sweet, cool treat? Frozen yogurt will satisfy a sweet tooth without ruining a diet. Just where will Granite ...

Rocklin Brewfest returns June 2

The 10th annual Rocklin Brewfest is ready to take you on a tour of over 40 breweries and seven wineries, all in one location. This event has grown immensely over the past decade a ...

Squeeze Burger has it, Squeeze Burger will make it.

Growing up in the Sacramento area, enjoying the classic cheese skirt burger at the original Squeeze Inn location and working together at Skate Town, it is easy to see why Keith Len ...

Inside the Loomis Basin Brewing Company

Tucked away off Swetzer Road is one of Placer County’s prized breweries: the Loomis Basin Brewing Company, which has been serving people since 2010. The brewery, owned by f ...

Swiss chard in springtime

Swiss chard has to be one of the most beautiful vegetables I have ever seen. Its large, green leaves are ribbed with veins of pink, purple or red that run down to the pearly white ...

Get to know your leafy greens

How well do you know your leafy greens? Bundled on shelves at the farmers’ market or grocery store, they may look similar. But each kind has a distinct flavor. Pick one, som ...

Davis dean cellars focuses on customer service

The story of how Davis Dean Cellars originated may seem simple enough but shows how Marshall Davis, winemaker and owner, truly values relationships. With a conversation between Mar ...

Fresh from the farm

Fresh veggies and fruit. The whiff of hot kettle corn. Live music and ambient hustle and bustle. All things to expect in your neighborhood farmers’ market in warmer seasons. ...

Best insider tips for buying the most flavorful Placer County mandarins

The Mountain Mandarin Festival starting Friday in Auburn provides a chance to sharpen the taste buds and test mandarin samplings from 16 different Placer County growers. The event ...

Rib cookoff Saturday in Auburn

Kids and adults with a hankering for ribs will be in barbecue Valhalla this Saturday when the Auburn Recreation District plays host to the All American Rib Cookoff at Recreation Pa ...