Food & Wine

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...

It’s all about the brine, ‘bout the brine

Editor’s Note: Dan Zahra is a home chef and professional food photographer who will be sharing his recipes and photos weekly in the Journal.   In the U.S. an estimated ...

Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries

New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...

Mountain fruit is healthy and delicious

When autumn days in the Placer County foothills are warm and the nights are cold, mandarin growers anxiously await the first blush of color on their fruit. Just before Thanksgiving ...

Bumper grape harvest celebrated during PlacerGrown week

It was great to be a grapevine in Placer County in 2014. Placer County’s grape harvest and growing wine industry has been one of the few agricultural entities apparently ben ...

Well-known Auburn dining spots reemerging as new eateries

Some well-known restaurant locations are springing to life in the fall as new eateries. The Burney’s hot dog space on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn is undergoing a transfor ...

'On Tap' magazine launch party

  Gold Country Media hosted its “On Tap” magazine kick-off Saturday afternoon the Country Club Saloon in Loomis. Those in attendance enjoyed some of the 40 beers ...

Media Life: Auburn’s olive-growing heyday highlighted in new book

Focusing on Placer County in the north and Calaveras County in the south, a new book harvests a bountiful crop of memories stemming from a once-booming olive industry in Northern C ...

In Auburn, first-responders are on a roll

A hamburger at an Auburn fast-food restaurant has been dedicated to local firefighters and their ongoing service to the community. Lisa Swisely, owner of Local Heroes, said she le ...