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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…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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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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Nevada County and Yuba Seasons Calendars

David McKay Photography has just released the new 2014 calendars with images from Nevada City and Grass Valley.  The Seasons of Nevada County calendar captures the Nevada County Fair, Empire Mine, Malakoff Diggins as well as spring, fall and…
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Pine Street Burgers

Fresh grass fed burgers, salads and shakes, the South Pine Cafe family has expanded to bring Grass Valley Pine Street Burgers.  Located in the Holiday Shopping Center next to KNCO (on the corner of Dorsey Drive and E. Main Street), the burger…
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Grass Valley Thursday Market

The Grass Valley Thursday Night Market kicked off the summer season last night with fresh fruit, veggies and flowers.  Some of the local farms that were out last night were Dinner Bell Farms (selling garlic and flowers), Johnson Family Farms…
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An Honest Pie

An Honest Pie, the Nevada City food truck serving up hot fresh sweet and savoury pies.  If you're hungry try  Bry's Turkey Pie or the  Chicken Pot Pie, if you're looking for a warm dessert the Boston Cream pie is fabulous and the cool Luscious…
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Kane’s Restaurant

A girl's night out at Kane's Restaurant in downtown Grass Valley, great company, lively atmosphere, excellent drinks.  They're expanding, keep an eye out for their upcoming renvoation, featuring a larger bar, more seating, lounge and 1000…
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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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Olive Vitality

Olive Vitality, a brand new ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil tasting room opened its doors this weekend in downtown Grass Valley.  The shop provides top quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from around the world, all at extremely…
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Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Looking for a family friendly dining out option or a casual place to get together with some friends?  Check out Maria's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Grass Valley.  Open seven days a week, serving breakfast on Saturday and Sundays (see…
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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…