Scoop: Pine Street Burgers to open a second location near Pine Creek Shopping Center

Location of second Pine Street Burgers
Work has begun
(photos: PSB Facebook page)

Locals George and Suzie Dyer, who own the popular South Pine Café and Pine Street Burgers, are going to open a second hamburger restaurant across from the Pine Creek Shopping Center in Grass Valley.

The second Pine Street Burgers will be located at 736 Taylorville Rd., Suite D (see map). Interior renovations of the building, once a Bank of the West, are underway.

“We’ve been in negotiations for some time, and we just started improvements on the space,” Suzie told us. “The menu and general look of the restaurant will be identical to the existing location.”

The Dyers hope to open this summer, but it’s too early to tell.

The second Pine Street Burgers comes amid a “boomlet” in local restaurants, including the Stone House, the Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille, Lefty’s Fry House and the ‘ol Republic Roadhouse.

The original Pine Street Burgers opened in August 2013, featuring all-natural burgers, house-made vegetarian burgers, buns without additives, hot dogs, wraps, fresh salads, and hand-scooped, all-natural shakes.

It quickly drew a loyal following and is considered one of the best burgers in town. What’s the PSB difference, the Dyers ask? “We feature Durham Natural Beef, free range chicken, Max’s artisan burger buns, Dryer’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Coco-Bliss dairy free ‘ice cream.'” The restaurant also offers online ordering.

We enjoy the “Smoldering Pine Burger,” with bacon, chipotles, grilled onions, mushrooms and swiss cheese, and the “Asian Chicken Salad,” fresh romaine, grated parmesan cheese and crunchy noodles topped with grilled sliced free range chicken breast served with asian dressing on the side, among other items.

The Dyers opened the South Pine Cafe in Nevada City in 1996, and later a second one in Grass Valley. “Our idea was to create a restaurant that would appeal to any type of clientele, from the biscuit and gravy connoisseur to the vegan, and anyone in between,” as George has said.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

7 thoughts on “Scoop: Pine Street Burgers to open a second location near Pine Creek Shopping Center”

  1. Jeff,
    Any idea when the Los Mineros spot will reopen? It’s been shuttered for about a year now. Leaving it empty is a another blight on our downtown Nevada City, donchathink?

    1. Hi,
      I don’t know. I don’t worry too much about that small space being empty. My focus is on the National Hotel, which soon may be sold and the Alpha Building across the street. (The paint job has helped a lot). I’m also grateful to Reinette Senum for routinely organizing town “cleanups,” which including sweeping, power washing, painting and so on. And the flowers planted on the boardwalk are wonderful too.

      1. The National and the Alpha?
        Wow, that’s great news!
        Between the two I’d reckon it will take several million to bring them to code.
        Thank you to whoever is stepping up to save this town.

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