Food & Wine

Auburn brewery rolls out first batch of bottled beer

Knee Deep Brewing Co. produced the first batch of its award-winning Hoptologist Double IPA blend Wednesday at its production center and tasting room in Auburn. All 450 cases, comp ...

Come out a winner in the hunger games

We’re a week into the new year. How many of you are still eating healthy? For many who resolve to better their diet, it’s one thing to come up with — and stick ...

BurgerQuest: Surprises, winners and final thoughts

The idea of searching for the best burger in Placer County started without any plans and without any expectations of what was about to unfold. It was to be a fun, whimsical challen ...

Cozy up to the classic custom right here in Auburn

There’s nothing like a cup of English breakfast in the morning and chamomile in the evening. But when do you fit in the orange brulee oolong and the razzleberry mint? If it ...

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

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 ...