A quick break, especially if you can get outdoors to eat, can do wonders for your concentration, stress levels, and creativity. While restaurants turn to new ways to safely seat their patrons during COVID-19, the benefits of dining outdoors are considerable, from stress reduction to fresh air, to a scenic view of Nevada City life at street level. Experience a bit of charm along with delectable meals and remember that table space is limited due to mandatory seating requirements and that policies are changing during COVID-19, so it’s always a good idea to check in for current hours and consider reservations or take-out, too.
These restaurants (mostly) combine the great European tradition of street cafes with Gold-Rush scenics:
Open for outdoor dining and take-out. Reservations recommended. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 12pm-7pm. Friday and Saturday 12pm-7:30pm. Closed on Sundays.
135 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959 californiaorganics.com
Open for outdoor dining and take-out. Dining area open 11am-8pm Monday-Friday,
11am-3pm, Saturday and closed on Sunday.
Serving drinks with small plates provided by Antonio’s Catering in side Breezeway and back patio from
5pm -midnight Thursday-Sunday. Music 7-10pm. Call for reservations at 530-264-7048.
Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill
123 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959 jernigansgrill.com
Outdoor dining and take-out. Fresh craft beer on tap with food orders. Watch for Sunday
evening food truck specials in addition to menu. Open 12-9pm Tuesday-Thursday. Open
until 10pm Friday and Saturday. Closes at 8pm Sunday, closed Mondays.
101 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959 leftysgrill.com
Open for outdoor dining and take out 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.
Nevada City Classic Cafe
216 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959 ncclassiccafe.com
Open for outdoor dining and take-out. 8:30am-2:30pm Thursday-Tuesday (closed
Check for availability, open for take-out, Monday-Friday 11:00am-9pm. Open 11:30am-
9pm Saturday and 11:30am-8:30pm on Sunday.
One 11 Kitchen & Bar
300 Commercial St
Nevada City, CA 9595 111kitchen.com
Open for outdoor seating and take-out, 5-9 pm daily, closed Wednesdays.
Sushi In The Raw
315 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959
Open for outdoor dining by reservation from 5:30-9pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
16898 State Hwy 49
Nevada City, CA 95959 thewillo.com
Open for outdoor dining from 5-9pm daily.
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing
211 Commercial St
Nevada City, CA 95959 threeforksnc.com
Open for outdoor dining and take-out from 8:30am-10pm Thursday-Monday. Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday. Offering curbside order pick-up (take-out orders encouraged!).
Social Distancing Mandate Spells LOCAL
Living locally means reinvesting in the place that we call home. Keeping it local has new
meaning during COVID-19—including safer practices for all. Let’s keep loving the good
where we are and support services locally.
Watch for changes and be aware that there are many local businesses offering services
who would love to see you, providing safe practices are in place.
This is an unprecedented time, one that asks us to be mindful of ourselves, our family
and our communities. Please wear masks and wash your hands to help keep Nevada
Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District Art in Storefronts 2020
Grass Valley, CA, July 22, 2020: Announced this week is a new project of the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District led by Nevada County Arts Council and its partners, the Cities of Nevada City and Grass Valley, Nevada City and the Greater Grass Valley Chambers of Commerce, and Grass Valley Downtown Association. It is supported by a grant from Nevada County Economic Resource Council.
Nevada County Arts Council seeks proposals from artists and artist teams to develop site-responsive, temporary art installations that stir the imagination. Rather than simple window decoration, the Council is encouraging submissions of innovative ideas to engage the viewer.
Installations will be shown in storefront windows that are vacant as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Depending upon the property, they will be on display for varying lengths of time in downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City, from late August – December 2020.
Eliza Tudor, Executive Director of Nevada County Arts Council says: “Our Art in Storefronts initiative follows a hybrid model of revitalization known globally as the ‘slack space movement’ in which – during recessions and depressions – the creative community forms partnerships with property owners to transform their storefronts, stimulating the imagination of those passing by, creating a sense of local industry, and maintaining the image of the property in its commercial setting.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the ERC for its support of our pilot project and welcome other contributions in the hope of expanding our project partnership over time.”
Longstanding Artist in Residence at Nevada County Arts Council, Ruth Chase, has been appointed project coordinator for Art in Storefronts and is the contact for submissions. Chase says, “Project goals are threefold – we want to highlight innovation and the intersection of business and art within the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District; provide visibility and a unique exhibition opportunity for artists; and provide visibility for our hard-hit downtown spaces and property owners.”
“The application process is simple, but the timeframe for applying is short. We are aiming for installations by artists to be in place by the end of August, and from there to really promote the artist or artist team, and the property itself.”
Nevada City Winery is thrilled to announce our Grand Reopening! We cannot wait to open our doors and share the many new and exciting changes we have made! In addition to a remodeled facility and new safety protocols, we are offering an entirely new experience with additional outdoor seating, tableside service, touchless menus, and the ability to order takeout from our local restaurant partners with delivery right to your table.
The state-wide closure in March due to Covid-19 became an opportunity for Nevada City Winery to do some much-needed facility upkeep. Therefore, we took advantage of the downtime to do some deep cleaning, repairing, and restoring. In the past 4 months, our team has accomplished a lot, and we cannot wait to share it with the public.
A New Experience
We have many new and exciting updates to share! In addition to our remodeled facility, we are offering an entirely new tasting experience by way of reservations, hands-free menus, restaurant deliveries, and new safety protocols.
To ensure availability, we are encouraging our customers to reserve their seats in advance. By emailing or calling ahead, you can specify your party size, preferred time of tasting, and where you would like to be seated. Visit our website for more details.
To make your reservation, call 530-265-9463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently limited to outdoor seating only.
• Hands-Free Menu
As an extra safety measure, we have created the option to access our menu online. Our tasting flight, wines by the glass and bottle, and small-bite foods can be viewed on our website and easily accessed using our free Wi-Fi and the provided smartphone scan code.
Note: Laminated and sterilized menus will also be available if you prefer.
• Restaurant Delivery
We have partnered with top local restaurants to deliver food directly to you. While seated anywhere at our facility, simply call the restaurant to place an order and have it delivered right to your Nevada City Winery table.
Our restaurant partners include:
• Bistro 221
• Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe
• More to come!
• New Safety Protocols
Nevada City Winery is committed to your health and safety. We are taking every step to ensure you can enjoy your time with us both safely and comfortably. Here are just a few of the measures we’re taking to protect you and our team:
We are following all CDC, state, and local health ordinances regarding Covid-19.
• All tables are spaced for social distancing safety.
• Face coverings are required while arriving and exiting but may be removed for the tasting experience after you order.
• Guests are asked to sanitize their hands upon entry. We will have hand sanitizer available.
• Our staff will regularly sanitize frequently touched surfaces
• Tables and chairs will be sanitized between seatings.
As a final note, we cannot thank our customers and community enough for their tremendous support during this unusual time. We are excited to open our doors once again and invite you to join us on our opening day in celebration of this milestone.
GOLDEN ERA OPENS “PATIO” FOR OUTDOOR SEATING AND LIVE MUSIC!
Golden Era also continues to be OPEN for indoor seating! Antonio’s Catering and Chef Services continues to provide a small plate menu that is getting rave reviews! . Antonio’s has been recognized by The Union Readers Survey as the BEST CATERING SERVICE in Nevada County numerous times. Antonio is in our kitchen preparing some of his famous small plates!
Bar hours are currently 4:00 pm -12:00 am Thursday -Saturday. The kitchen will be serving from 5:00 pm – 10: 00 pm. We will be expanding our days and hours over the next few weeks as our full staff returns to work! We will accept reservations. Please call 530.264.7048 to reserve a table.
We will serving all meals on recyclable bamboo plates and bamboo flatware. Good for our health and our environment!
Golden Era continues to fully support “Social Distancing”during these difficult times. We will continue this practice for as long as the current Health Guidelines remain in place. We encourage all guests to wear face coverings when not seated at tables. Our staff will be wearing them at all times for your health and ours. WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!
We will continue our “Cocktails TO-GO Program”. We will also offer special unopened spirit bottles from our favorite selections on a take out basis. We have also added Barrel Tapped wines from our winery partners, These are your favorites from our Barrel program in 750 ml bottles direct from the “barrel”.
You’re Invited to Step Back in Time at the Windows on History Exhibit in Historic Nevada City, California
Windows on History is an exhibit of 47 mural-size historical photographs of Nevada City from 1850 to 1920 with accompanying stories. These photos will be placed in windows throughout the historic downtown at locations where they were originally taken. This unique concept invites the viewer to celebrate life in Nevada City through these powerful photographic streetscapes that contrasts the historic past with the dynamic present.
The entire month of October, 2010
In 47 shop Windows throughout Nevada City’s historic downtown.
Yes – That’s the plan starting on Friday, September 11th
The businesses in Nevada City will kick off this promotional campaign which is to dress in either Victorian or western costumes and extend their hours on Fridays and Saturdays for shopping convenience.
It’s kind of a show in itself and a fun idea that we hope will catch on and boost our weekend business in Nevada City.
The Dress up campaign is scheduled to happen from September 11th to the end of December.
What else is being added to the Dress Up Campaign? Chuck Shea , owner of The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast Inn, in conjunction with the Nevada City Carriage Company, will restart the horse carriages in Nevada City on Friday Sept 11th, and operate each weekend through Victorian Christmas.
The restart of the carriages is designed to open up the downtown shops and restaurants until late in the evening to provide for a new gathering spot for locals and visitors to come meet their friends, listen to music, and just have fun!