Food & Wine

BurgerQuest Week 9: Bunz Sports Pub and Grub

Maybe it was the time of year that put us in the mood, but the word for the evening at Bunz Sports Pub and Grub in Roseville was “festive.” The feeling started before w ...

Turkey hunt promises a nosh on the wild side for Thanksgiving

  It’s game on in prime California turkey habitat -- like the foothills around Auburn -- as Thanksgiving approaches and hunters have the opportunity to add a wild turke ...

Penryn’s landmark Ground Cow eatery grinds to a halt

PENRYN -- It started in Penryn in 1963 as the Ground Cow, a landmark restaurant stop promising thick, creamy 40-cent milkshakes, charbroiled burgers for six bits and ice-cold 40-ce ...

Placer County restaurants and roadhouses on the lunch menu

When the publishers of Maryellen Burns’ upcoming book wanted to use the term “Sacramento Valley” in the title, she balked and insisted they use the word “re ...

MV farm shifts from pumpkins to other bounty

Nothing says fall like the sight of orange pumpkins lying in a field, or being carved up by kids for Halloween.    Now, in the afterglow of the holiday, many p ...

Placer County wine on the way to China?

A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...

Wind-swept wandering in the Mediterranean

Sometime around 850 B.C., the Greek poet Homer first mused about the seduction of a “wine dark sea,” forever linking Dionysian vines to the flaming colors of a Mediterr ...

Foothill winemakers anticipate vintage haul in 2013

By all accounts, it was a pretty good year for the wine industry in the foothills. Between the relative lack of rain in the first few months of the year and the overall even temper ...

Taste of Home Cooking School comes to the Gold Country Fairgrounds

Taste of Home, publisher of four national magazines and more than 40 special interest recipe collections, is bringing its Taste of Home Cooking School show to the Gold Country Fair ...

BurgerQuest Week 4: Primo's Pizza Burger & Brew

If there was a “People's Choice” award in the hunt for Placer's Best Burger, it would go to Primo's Pizza, Burger & Brew — by a wide margin. Votes ...