Food & Wine

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 ...

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 ...

Strikes bowls diners over with new Halftime menu

Bryan Peterson, executive chef of the Halftime Bar & Grill at Strikes Unlimited, holds up a tray of seared ahi, just part of the restaurant’s new menu. Strikes owner Kari ...

Rocklin church hosts barbecue fundraiser

St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Rocklin will holds its annual barbecue fundraiser from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1800 Wildcat Blvd., by the Maria Montessori Charter Ac ...

Get glitzy with your glamorous girlfriends

Sip wine, sample delectable bites, enjoy boutique-style shopping and indulge in auctions and an eye-popping fashion show at the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Glitz, Glamou ...