Food & Wine

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hoppy days are here again for Auburn beer enthusiasts

Northern California’s annual Beer Week kicked off Thursday, and several local breweries and pubs are offering events, food pairings and special releases to celebrate the seas ...

Romancing the menu for a Valentine treat

Are you amongst those silly people who didn’t make a dinner reservation, buy some sort of jewelry, flowers or over the top chocolates ahead of Valentine’s Day? Proble ...

Local chefs passionate about senior nutrition

It’s no secret that Auburn has a burgeoning senior population, and three local chefs have made a career out of keeping their elderly clients happy by serving them an endless ...

Sweetheart Sock Hop offers variety of ’50s fun

The Auburn Recreation District will be hosting its first-ever Sweetheart Sock Hop on Feb. 15, complete with 24-hour “weddings” officiated by Placer County Supervisor Je ...

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 ...