Fall Treats in Nevada City

Nevada city is ready for Autumn. Pumpkin ice cream is currently being sold at Treats, regular and vegan. A delicious blend of fresh pumpkin and an assortment of spices make this ice cream a delicious creamy treat. Treats has a pumpkin fest going on with milkshakes, brownies and ice cream, and the original single scoop of the most natural ice cream around.

The Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe has stunning chocolate turkey and pumpkin truffles and a very large assortment of halloween goodies. From candy pumpkins to swirled lollipops to caramel apples to the traditional candy corn the shop is fully stocked for the halloween season.

untitled-1354 untitled-1376

untitled-1250

untitled-1259

untitled-1279

untitled-1298

untitled-1299

untitled-1306

untitled-1311

untitled-1318

untitled-1327

untitled-1338

 

Good-bye To The Fix Restaurant

IMG_3095 If you haven’t eaten at The Fix restaurant in Nevada City, now would be the time.

The Fix is closing soon.

Great tasting healthy food is what The Fix is known for.

IMG_3094

Super foods, beautiful ambience, and delicious smoothies are just a few reasons why you should grab a seat at their table before they close their doors.

Enjoy!

Suspension Bridge Is Now Open

The 120 ft long suspension bridge is now open. Walking down from the Miner’s Foundry along a winding path, you approach a newly installed bridge suspended over the tranquil waters of the Deer Creek. This is no ordinary bridge. Walking across feels like you are on a trampoline and  you are suspended quite high over  the river below. The Forest Trails Alliance built this bridge for our community and it is beautiful.

For more information on the trail and how to get there go to:

 

suspesion-bridge-1000

Friday Artwalk:

The Nevada City First Friday Artwalk is this Friday, October 3rd from 5PM to 10PM. This will be the last Artwalk so come down and enjoy it.

Be sure to pick up your maps from any of the 20+ businesses featuring local artists and performers with receptions, sales and specials. Your favorite jamband MAU, will be playing at the Nevada City Boardwalk. Playing at 6 PM will be 12 year old dubstep wonderboy Nukesickle

Thank you for supporting those businesses and artists who support First Friday Artwalk.

IMG_2112

IMG_2118 IMG_2114 IMG_2115 IMG_2116

Music In The Mountains Home Tour

32nd Annual MIM Home Tour

P1010527

 

If you’ve never heard of the music in the mountains home tour, then you are in for a treat.

For thirty-two years Music In The Mountains is host to a magnificent home tour in Nevada County.

This year the home tour promises to deliver another spectacular weekend of seven amazing homes.

The showcase of homes starts on Saturday October 4th at 10 am until Sunday October 5th at 4 pm.

Get all the details right here.

Celtic Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds

18th Annual Celtic Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds

CelticFestival

There is never a shortage of things to do here in Nevada County and the Celtic Festival is a must-attend event from September 26th – 28th.

Did you know that you can even book your wedding at the Celtic Festival?

If you love Celtic music and dressing up in Celtic-themed clothes, this is the event of the year for you.

Click here to learn more. 

Broad Street Inn listed as Lonely Planet’s TOP CHOICE in Nevada City

We are excited to announce that Broad Street Inn is Lonely Planet’s TOP CHOICE for hotels in Nevada City!

You can view the listing on Lonely Planet.

lonely-planet

Draft Horse Classic Nevada County 2014

DraftHorse

 

The annual Draft Horse Classic will be held this year from September 18th – 21st at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States.

There will be a world-class art show and musical entertainment.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free, however there is a charge for the Draft Horse performance.

Click here to learn more.

Strawberry Music Festival At Nevada County Fairgrounds

2014 Strawberry Music Festival

Photo by Dave Bonnot

Photo by Dave Bonnot

Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting the Strawberry Music Festival for the first time after more than 30 years at Camp Mather.

Yes, the dates and location have changed due to the rim fire of 2013. Usually held on Labor Day Weekend, the festival will be held from September 11th – 14th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.

Here’s a link with all the details. 

Call 209-984-8630 for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Nevada City Uncorked 2014

Hand-Made Truffles & Port at Broad Street Inn

J-Mercier-Solune

 

Yes, we wrote about this event a few weeks ago, but we felt that this is such a spectacular event that it is worth blogging about again.

This is a guest blog post by Rod Byers.

Nevada City Uncorked, a walk-about-town wine event that takes place on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., includes 20 different venues throughout downtown Nevada City.

Each location, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, or winery tasting room, will include wine or beer tasting, and food sampling.

This year Nevada City Uncorked is focusing on a farm-to-fork theme featuring the agricultural bounty of the Northern Sierra Foothills.

Linda and Bill Hansen, owners of the Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe love chocolate and they love wine. Why, they wondered, couldn’t they combine the two into one glorious truffle? Using their proprietary recipe, they partnered with Jacques Mercier of Solune Winegrowers to incorporate his P.O.S.H. Port-style wine into their truffles.

The wine is a blend of Barbara, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional. Winemaker Jacques Mercier explains that “each component plays a very specific role towards the complexity, intensity and, most importantly, harmony of this very stylish wine.”

After several attempts and a few taste tests to get the flavors right, including adding more dark chocolate to the mix, they came up with the recipe. “The wine changes the layers of flavor you get from the chocolate,” Linda Hansen explained. “With the P.O.S.H. Port wine the flavors are amazing. I also love it with their Titan Red Blend as well.”

On the day of Uncorked, The Broad Street Inn will host Solune Winegrowers when they partner with Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe.

port truffles

Built in 1870, innkeeper and owner Valerie Moberg explains “Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned green business that prides itself on providing clean, comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, our Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms. Our peaceful garden setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway.”

In Addition to their Port wine, Solune will be pouring their 2013 Barbera Rosé, 2010 Barbara, and Titan XVII (a Malbec/Zin Blend). Their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Musqué will be their featured new release.

During Uncorked, 18 wineries from Nevada and Placer Counties, as well as two local breweries will be pouring their favorite wines and beers. Additionally the wineries will be featuring their newest releases in celebration of the upcoming harvest.

Nevada City Uncorked is collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners Association. Tickets are $35 in advance, $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries, and $45 on the day of the event.

Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine/beer tasting, and five food tickets.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click on www.nevadacitychamber.com. Contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce directly at 530-265-2692.