Food & Wine

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 ...

Local cider will come in not-so-common flavors

An award-winning cider maker has her sights set on Auburn in order to expand her unique beverage business and ride the wave of the craft brew movement that has taken beer enthusias ...

Auburn chefs weigh in on barehanded or glove contact regulation changes

A new state law that brings California into alignment with most other states will see a new look for food preparers from the humblest fast-food establishment to the highest end eat ...

Placer County wineries represent region well at 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Placer County wineries clean up at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. If it sounds familiar, it’s only because th ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...