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Heartwood Cafe

Have you been to Heartwood Cafe?  Located at 237 Commercial Street (where Cafe Mekka was) the refurbished space is a welcome addition to the Nevada City scene.  The cafe opened earlier this month and serves espresso, tea, organic salads…
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Nevada City Vegan Food and Wine Festival

The First Annual Nevada City Vegan Food & Wine Festival is happening Saturday, June 3rd.  To kick off the event there's a private wine tasting event.  Saturday, all are welcome to a day of exhibits and speakers at the Nevada City Odd…
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Polly's Paladar 5th Birthday

Have you been to Polly's Paladar?  The private supper club in the heart of downtown Nevada City offers a new chef and menu every month.  The January, Off the Hook Paladar was a unique collaboration with Pink Zebra, Stag Dining Group,…
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Grateful Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our end of the year giveaway!  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Five years ago a little end of year basket…
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Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

Three Forks Bakery and Brewery is celebrating their 2nd birthday on Monday, August 22nd.  The party starts at 4, with The Poetry Crashers till 5.  The festivities go till 8pm, with beer & food specials, door prizes, birthday…
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BriarPatch Cooking Classes

What's cooking?  I love that in our small little town you have the opportunity to expand your culinary agenda on a weekly basis with BriarPatch Co-op cooking classes.  This week I got the opportunity to attend the Nowruz, a traditional…
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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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Ike's Quarter Cafe

It's that time of the year when you have to walk up Commercial Street to check out the Cherry Blossom tree blooming on the patio at Ike's Quarter Cafe.  The Louisiana cuisine restaurant has been "Keepin it Creole" since 2001 and serving…
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Los Mineros

Los Mineros brings a fresh twist on Mexican food to downtown Nevada City.  Always organic and as local as possible, Bay Area chef, Jason Moniz offers an authentic taste of Mexico.  Stop in and try a trio of street tacos (al pastor or…
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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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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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InnSide Nevada City Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share the end of the year giveaway.  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Four years ago a little end of year basket came…
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Polly's Paladar

Have you been to Polly's Paladar?  The private supper club in the heart of downtown Nevada City offers a new chef and menu every month.  The November event was created by guest chefs Jesse Hanshaw and Nicole Regnier, from New Moon Cafe.…
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Mi Pueblo Taqueria

Mi Pueblo Taqueria, the downtown Nevada City version of El Agave opened today.  Owner Celenne Nungaray welcomes both locals and visitors to their new location.  The restaurant, located at 104 Union Street, next door to the Nevada City…
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Matteo's Public Beer Night

Matteo's Public hosted one of their Beer & Food Pairing last night, combing a six course meal inspired by the season with Tap It Brewery craft beers.  Each course included a beer picked by Tap It Brewery brewmaster Ryan Aikens.  The…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market is still going strong.  If you're looking to stock up on all your favorite fall foods, the market runs 8:30am-1pm Saturday mornings through November 21st.  Whether you want a cup of coffee, baked goods, olive…
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Nevada City Uncorked

Saturday, August 29th is the 5th annual Uncorked Wine and Food event in downtown Nevada City.  The event is a collaboration between the Sierra Vintners Association and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and brings together over 20 different…
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Farm to Table Dinner

The Farm to Table Dinner in downtown Nevada City is a truly magical Nevada City experience. Click here and here to see photos from previous years. The event, organized by Reinette Senum, was a fundraiser for the First Friday Art Walk and…
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Foxhound Espresso

Foxhound Espresso & Coffee Broasters, Nevada City's newest coffee shop is now open for business on Spring Street.  Many local coffee lovers know Steffen Snell and his coffee roasting business and involvement with Alchemy Collective Cafe,…
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Wheyward Girl Creamery

Wheyward Girl Creamery opens their doors today in downtown Nevada City.  Barbara Jenness, master cheesemaker, and Roberta DesBouillons, culinary instructor and foodie welcome you to Nevada City's first creamery.   Located next door to…