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Foothills Celebration

The 16th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food…
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Sierra Cinemas CineCafé

Sierra Cinemas recently opened their new cafe, CineCafe, allowing movie goers an opportunity to either get a bite to eat before the movie or bring the food into the theater.  The menu includes pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, humus plate,…
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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

TGIF, don't we all need a cup of coffee to get the day started?  I'm excited to say that the Outside Inn is a sponsor of the fun Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  If you're a creative person, go play along for your chance to win a bag of special…
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Foothills Celebration

The 15th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 5th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food…
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South Pine Cafe

Who's hungry?  There are a number of great choices in Nevada City for breakfast and lunch, but our family decided to go visit the South Pine Cafe in Grass Valley for a change of pace.  Both locations offer the same great menu, whether…
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Nevada County Food Hub

Last year at this time Nevada County hosted Restaurant Week as part of the California Restaurant Month, so while the community hasn't organized another event this year, I thought it was a great time to remind folks to go out and sample…
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BriarPatch Co-Op

BriarPatch Co-op has welcomed in 2016 with some exciting news. Not only is it the co-op’s 40th anniversary, the Patch also had the opportunity to purchase the building and property it’s called home for the past eight and a half years…
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Warm Beverages

The temperatures are dropping and now is the perfect time to go find your perfect warm beverage.  Nevada City & Grass Valley have lots of great coffee shops, cafes and places to grab hot drink.  The Outside Inn did a fun post for National…
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Cornish Christmas

Hello December!  Cornish Christmas in downtown Grass Valley continues tonight from 6-9pm, if you missed last week don't worry the outdoor street fair continues for the next couple weeks (December 4th, 11th and 18th).  The event includes…
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Fire Safe Council Spaghetti Feed

Are you fire safe?  Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is having a Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Friday, September 11th starting at 4 pm at Humpty Dumpty restaurant on Main St in Grass Valley.  Tickets are $10 with service at 4, 5, and…
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Pete's Pizza

Pete's Pizza in downtown Grass Valley recently opened their expanded location and tap house.  Stone baked pizza, by the slice or whole pie, now located at 114 W. Main Street.  You can stop in and have a beverage, your choice of 14 draft…
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Emily's Catering and Cakes

Emily's Catering & Cakes recently opened their doors in Grass Valley, (421 Colfax Ave, where Summer Thyme's use to be located).  The dessert cafe is open Thursday-Sunday (Thursdays: 11am-6pm, Friday & Saturdays: 10am-7pm and Sunday:…
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National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee day!  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley, so I've put together a few caffenine infused reminders and some fun giveaways. Brew Bakers Cafe Broad Street Bistro Cafe…
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Sergio's Caffe

Have you been to Sergio's Caffe in downtown Grass Valley?  When they expanded into their current location at 109 Mill Street they added a wine bar, outdoor seating and space for live music.  Open 7 days a week, I recommend making a reservation…
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Fire Safe Council Spaghetti Feed

Are you fire safe?  Many thanks to the fast response time yesterday by countless local and state agencies to fight the fire in Nevada City.  The 5 acre fire started Sunday late afternoon and was 100% contained by Sunday evening.  Nevada…
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Pine Street Burgers

Happy 1st Birthday to Pine Street Burgers.  If you haven't been to the restaurant (owned by South Pine Cafe owners George and Suzie Dyer), stop in and try their burgers, hot dogs, wraps, salads or shakes.  Located at 1249 E. Main Street…
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Brew Bakers Family Cafe

Brew Bakers Family Cafe recently opened their doors in downtown Grass Valley at 154 Mill Street (where Sergio's use to be).  The family run coffee shop offers Temple Coffee and is currently open Tuesday through Saturdays 7am-4pm (and later…
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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley Thursday Night Market has returned from the summer season, 6-9pm in downtown every Thursday till August 14th.  Stop by and shop fresh fruits and vegetables in the Farmers Market, listen to live music, shop artisans booths or…
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Tess' Kitchen Chef's Table

Tess' Kitchen has launched a whole new dining experience for our community, a gourmet Chef's Table with Chez Panisse veteran chef Alan Tangren.  Last night was the soft opening and I had the pleasure of enjoying the six course meal with wine…
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Naggiar Vineyards

Naggiar Vineyards, 60 acres, 18 varietals of wine, gorgeous wine tasting room and a full line up of events is only 17 miles from downtown Grass Valley.  Check out the Tribute to the Rolling Stones, kick off for their Winefest season or stop…
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Trattoria Milano

Love is in the air and while searching for a special place to take your sweetheart out for dinner this week, check out Trattoria Milano in downtown Grass Valley, offering authentic Italian cuisine.  Open for dinner 7 days a week and lunch…