Food & Wine

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 ...

Alizadeh-owned Sonic Burger locations close doors amid Federal tax issues

Three Sonic Burger restaurants, owned by Roseville restaurateur Abolghassem “Abe” Alizadeh and his family closed their doors Oct. 16. The closures are the most recent ...

Dining View: Abbondonza!

There aren’t any good restaurants in Granite Bay. Anyone who reads this column regularly will obviously know that the above statement is simply not true. Regardless, I have ...

Dining View: Green Elephant serves up scrumptious Burmese cuisine

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Finding hidden gems is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to searching out great restaurants. I use many differen ...

Small-scale Agape Farm operates in Roseville

Standing outside by the chicken coup, as several fowls scamper around, visitors to Agape Farm can hear the sounds of passing cars. Perhaps you’ve heard of urban farms? This f ...

Cooperative Extension aims to teach beginning farmers the ropes

Whether driven by an idyllic view of working with the land or a commitment to the local food movement, farming in the Sierra foothills is attracting smart and passionate adherents. ...

Crossroads Cafe is fresh from the farm, easy on the wallet

There are two things I tend to avoid when it comes to eating — cafeterias and buffets. Maybe I am a bit spoiled, or maybe it’s because I have too many bad memories of ...

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 ...