Food & Wine

The Dutch are coming

On Friday, Nov. 15, Dutch Bros. Coffee will open its first Rocklin location at 3450 Sunset Blvd., and all 16-ounce drinks will cost $1, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Rock ...

BurgerQuest Week 7: Bar 101

The night started quietly at Bar101 in Old Town Roseville, but by 7 p.m. every spot in this sports bar was taken. Turns out Monday night is Trivia Night, and word is getting out. W ...

BurgerQuest Week 6: Dingus McGee’s

Every place the BurgerQuest team visits has character. But Dingus McGee's, on the east side of Auburn, is oozing with character. Or maybe we should say characters. Not only is ...

Raise a glass to Rocklin schools

Rocklin Police Chief Ron Lawrence served up homemade baked beans, former Superintendent of Schools Kevin Brown pleased yet again with his mouthwatering pulled pork and high school ...

Pete’s paternal pizza maker reopens for business

Rocklin residents Noel and Tammy Walker are not strangers to the restaurant business, and arguably less so to their customers. That is why they’ve returned to it. The Walker ...

Wind-swept wandering in the Mediterranean

Sometime around 850 B.C., the Greek poet Homer first mused about the seduction of a “wine dark sea,” forever linking Dionysian vines to the flaming colors of a Mediterr ...

Schools stand to gain from 13th annual Toast of the Town

City Council members, school board members, police and fire officials and other public servants keep Rocklin running, but can they cook? Residents have a chance to find out at the ...

BurgerQuest team gets a challenge

Word of the hunt for the Best Placer Burger has spread outside the area, bringing both a challenge and an offer. The challenge comes from Grass Valley, where a team who ran their ...

BurgerQuest Week 5: Woody’s Grill and Bar

With a surfing/Hawaiian theme, the atmosphere at Woody's Grill & Bar on Lonetree Boulevard in Rocklin is lively and fun. First stop — the drink menu. The draft beers ...

Dinner at the movies for new Rocklin multiplex

Instead of dinner and a movie, how about dinner at the movies? A proposed multiplex at the new Rocklin Commons shopping center on Granite Drive off Sierra College Boulevard is expe ...

Buddhist Food Bazaar returns for 49th year

The Placer Buddhist Church expects more than 12,000 people at its 49th Annual Food Bazaar the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29, in Penryn.  “Our church started in old town Pe ...

Get ready for a hot time downtown

Be on the lookout for golden spoons at this year’s Hot Chili Cool Cars. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event, and to commemorate the milestone, three golden spoons ...

Logo experts win Herald contest

Ed, Linda and Jacob Studer, of Rocklin, are the winners of “Logo Mania,” a Placer Herald contest in which readers searched the paper to match logos with advertisements. ...

The rise of coffee culture

Across the nation, the “Third Wave” coffee movement keeps evolving into a quiet lifestyle revolution, offering people culinary art in a cup while fostering unique gathe ...

Zorro’s Villa Rosa opens in Rocklin

It’s been 13 years since the last time Loomis resident Zarco Rozic opened a restaurant in a new location, and this month he will return to work with a new business in Rocklin ...