Food & Wine

Sweet memories: Owners say Icing on the Cupcake will close Jan. 19

After seven years of business in and around Rocklin, custom confection-maker Icing on the Cupcake is expected to close its doors for good on Sunday. The company announced it would ...

BurgerQuest: Surprises, winners and final thoughts

The idea of searching for the best burger in Placer County started without any plans and without any expectations of what was about to unfold. It was to be a fun, whimsical challen ...

BurgerQuest Week 12: Lucille's Smokehouse

For our final challenge, the BurgerQuest team invited our families to join us and celebrate the end of the burger-tasting season. Lucille's Smokehouse in Rocklin was the perfec ...

For wine lovers, a taste of Wheatland

Varietals are the spice of life for the Farinha brothers, who brought their lifelong hobby of winemaking to Rocklin in November with the opening of a new tasting room. They had be ...

BurgerQuest Week 11: The Club Car

A year from now, we may forget what the burgers tasted like during our search for the best Placer burger. But what we will remember is the feeling we had at each of the venues we v ...

BurgerQuest Week 10: Valencia Club

The Valencia Club in Penryn is one of those places you drive by often, thinking, “someday I need to check it out,” but you never do. Until a few BurgerQuest readers tol ...

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

BurgerQuest Week 9: Bunz Sports Pub and Grub

Maybe it was the time of year that put us in the mood, but the word for the evening at Bunz Sports Pub and Grub in Roseville was “festive.” The feeling started before w ...

The Dutch are here

Rocklin welcomed its first Dutch Bros. Coffee last week, with lines snaking around the block as thirsty java enthusiasts waited to check out the Sunset Boulevard location. Througho ...

BurgerQuest Week 8: Pete's Brewhouse

One of the newest additions to the restaurant scene in South Placer County is Pete's Brewhouse on Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin. Pete’s restaurants have been around for a w ...