County to unveil historical plaque at Golden Era Lounge on March 29

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to invite the public to its March 29 unveiling ceremony for a new plaque to be installed at 309 Broad St. in Nevada City, the site of the Golden Era Lounge. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and will include historical information about the site provided … Continue reading “County to unveil historical plaque at Golden Era Lounge on March 29”

Golden Era Lounge benefit on November 19 supports Wildland Firefighter Foundation

As fires spread across the state we take notice of those who stand on the front line. Firefighters protect our personal safety and our homes. It is a dangerous job. Sadly, the men and women who choose to provide this safety and peace of mind sometimes fall. Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides support to families when … Continue reading “Golden Era Lounge benefit on November 19 supports Wildland Firefighter Foundation”

Sneak peek inside Golden Era: Nevada City’s new cocktail lounge

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Longtime residents Steve and Cindy Giardina and their son Eric and daughter Jessica invited us for a sneak peek of their “labor of love” this weekend: the Golden Era on Broad Street in Nevada City. It is expected to open to the public as early as Friday; it … Continue reading “Sneak peek inside Golden Era: Nevada City’s new cocktail lounge”

“Golden Era” is cocktail lounge planned for old Cirino’s building in Nevada City

The former Cirino’s restaurant building on Broad Street is in escrow, and it could wind up as a swank cocktail lounge, we wrote last month. Real estate agents confirmed the building at 309 Broad Street was in escrow but declined to comment further. Now a “public notice of application to sell alcoholic beverages” is in … Continue reading ““Golden Era” is cocktail lounge planned for old Cirino’s building in Nevada City”

Golden Era’s fundraiser for firefighters

Golden Era Lounge, 309 Broad Street in downtown Nevada City, honored firefighters on Monday night by hosting Firefighters Thanksgiving, a benefit for Wildland Firefighters Foundation. Locals joined firefighters to raise funds and celebrate all fire service personnel and first responders. An antique firetruck was parked out front and Treasurer-Tax Collector Tina Vernon collected donations at … Continue reading “Golden Era’s fundraiser for firefighters”

A sneak peek at a Golden Era pop-up dinner

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: The Golden Era Lounge in Nevada City is thinking about hosting monthly “pop up” dinners — pairing imaginative dishes with craft cocktails and fine wines —  and we joined a gathering of “friends and family” this week for a sneak preview. Since emerging over a decade ago, pop-up … Continue reading “A sneak peek at a Golden Era pop-up dinner”

Proposed cocktail lounge in Nevada City: “handcrafted cocktails and soft jazz” with an upscale S.F. influence

More details are emerging for the proposed “Golden Era” cocktail lounge at the old Cirino’s building at 309 Broad Street in Nevada City, which we reported on exclusively here and here. As it turns out, our reporting has been spot on. Woohoo! The “Golden Era” lounge in Nevada City will be redolent of some popular, … Continue reading “Proposed cocktail lounge in Nevada City: “handcrafted cocktails and soft jazz” with an upscale S.F. influence”

Meet the Rainmakers: People who are bolstering our local economy

From the fall issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Our small towns are thriving, thanks to some innovative entrepreneurs, chefs, winery owners, arts leaders and dealmakers. JORDAN FIFE The ebullient hotelier is helping to revitalize the National Hotel in Nevada City and The Holbrooke in Grass Valley — two of our region’s most historic hotels. “We … Continue reading “Meet the Rainmakers: People who are bolstering our local economy”

Sierra Stages’ production of “Chicago” is a winner

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Our region’s arts and culture scene recently has been basking in the sunlight. In July, the California Arts Council named 14 statewide Cultural Districts, and Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee were included in the elite group. The same week the iconic California WorldFest drew big crowds to the … Continue reading “Sierra Stages’ production of “Chicago” is a winner”

News sure travels fast in the “good old boys” political network

We slept in, well until 8 a.m., after enjoying a night at Chef’s Table in Grass Valley with friends, and a nightcap at the Golden Era lounge. This morning, we went over to my in-law’s house for breakfast to celebrate a child’s fourth birthday. It was a beautiful day. When I got around to checking … Continue reading “News sure travels fast in the “good old boys” political network”