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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry, the bi-annual event attracts artisans, crafters and creative merchants.  It was fun to chat with the DIY crowd, whether they were knitting soft toys, creating unique bird feeders, handmade…
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Nevada County Growers Market

Nevada County Growers Market at the Julia Morgan Northstar House has started their 2014 season, Saturday mornings 8am-12:30pm.  Start your weekend off with the opportunity to buy fresh vegetables, fruit, local meat, bread, crafts and more.…
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Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli

Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli has moved to their new location and is now open.  Open 7 days a week at 231 Colfax Ave, stop in for fresh-baked goods, full cooked breakfast or a coffee on the go.  So whether you're looking for a fresh sandwich,…
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Carolines Coffee Roasters

Holiday drinks at Carolines Coffee in Grass Valley, don't you need a Peppermint Mocha, an Eggnog Latte or a Mexican Hot Chocolate?  While you're doing your last minute holiday shopping in downtown Grass Valley, stop in to Carolines, enjoy…
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Epic Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

Are you ready for the Epic Outside Inn blog giveaway worth over a $1000?  Last year I had an Ultimate Nevada City giveaway (read the comments if you need a reminder why Nevada City is a great place), and this year my end of the year blog…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market finished its 2013 season this morning.  Three cheers for all the amazing local farmers who work so hard throughout the year to bring our community a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Today's blog post has photos…
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Fable Coffee

Fable Coffee is a small speciality micro-roaster coffee business based in Nevada County.  You can sample their coffee Saturday mornings at the Nevada City Farmers Market, they have pour over coffee, cold brew, iced teas and arnold palmers.…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market is Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:30 mid June till late November.  If you haven't been down to the market, stop by, there's a great selection of locally grown produce and fruit, fresh flowers, eggs and meat,…
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Carolines Coffee Roasters, Yesterday and Today

If you've lived in Nevada County for any period of time you're probably familiar with Carolines Coffee Roasters.  This month the local company celebrates their 31st birthday.  I had a chance to talk to Holly Fike, Carolines Coffee Roaster's…
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Friday Favorites

TGIF, there's so much happening in our community every week that I thought it'd be fun to start a new trend, every Friday update the Outside Inn's Pinterest board with 10 (or more) fun shout outs to local happenings.   Below is a screen shot…
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Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters

Looking for a place to meet a friend for a coffee?  Perhaps you need a new second hand book?  Stop by Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley.  Open Monday through Friday 7am-5pm and 8am-3pm on Saturday, the bustling…
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Harmony Ridge Market

Harmony Ridge Market recently opened their new Nevada City location at 115 South Pine Street.  Open seven days a week, they're still working on the best hours, but are starting off 8am-7pm and closing at 6pm on Sundays.  They've got made…
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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Are you a last minute shopper?  Here are a few suggestions on some gift ideas for someone in Nevada City, or someone who'd like to visit the area.  If you can't make it to the last Victorian Christmas today, here are a few suggestions, or…
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Ultimate Nevada City Giveaway

The ultimate Nevada City giveaway... I've decided that I've had so much fun on the blog this year, that why not end the year by going big.  We live in the an amazing community and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing a slice of our world, so…
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Booktown Books

Booktown Books in downtown Grass Valley offers a huge selection of used books.  The cooperative bookshop is home to fourteen different independent booksellers, with sections ranging from current fiction, local history, non fiction, children's…
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National Coffee Day giveaway

Happy National Coffee Day!  How are you going to get your coffee fix today?  I've got a few goodies to give away, post your favorite coffee goodie and I've got a $5 gift certificate to The Curly Wolf Espresso House, a 10% off coupon to Treats…
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Fable Traveling Cafe

Have you tried Fable Traveling Cafe's coffee?  Amanda & Jacob Daley's mobile cart is parked at the top of the street at the Nevada City Farmer's Market every Saturday morning, 8:30-12:30.  Try their cold brew, made with the "pour over"…
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Broad Street Bistro

Catching up with a friend over lunch in Nevada City, stop by Broad Street Bistro and sit outside on their patio.  Open seven days a week 7am to 6pm, bring your lap top, your dog or just chill with a coffee and people watch on Broad Street.…
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The Curly Wolf Espresso House

There's a new coffee shop in town called The Curly Wolf, located at 217 Broad Street.  Stop in, sample some amazing Cafe Vita coffee made on their custom Slayer Espresso machine.  The Curly Wolf is open seven days a week from 8am till midnight…
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Carolines Coffee Crate

The Outside Inn's blog has teamed up wtih Carolines Coffee Roasters to help celebrate their 30th birthday celebrations.  Holly provided the coffee and I decorated the goodies.  The fun coffee crate includes 2 coffee mugs, 3 sample packs of…
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Cafe Mekka and a giveaway

Cafe Mekka, Nevada City.  They're updating their Facebook page and needed some new photos, so I went digging through the various posts from the last year (click here for my first post, here for the Local Roots Food Tour with tasting of Temple…