Look for a series of blog posts labeled "Get Out of Town" and discovering some special spots in the Sierra Nevada and foothills. All within a 2 hour drive of Truckee.
Not far from Truckee, down Highway 20, just short of Nevada City on Harmony Ridge, sits the well-known Five Mile House and new home to ol’ Republic Roadhouse. An established Nevada City brewery, ol’ Republic is spreading it’s wings beyond the two tap rooms (Nevada City & Roseville) to reopen the historic Five Mile House and pair their award-winning brews with some delicious “Roadhouse” food and atmosphere. You might call this pub food on vacation. Fresh bread is baked daily and available for purchase, Wednesday is “oyster night” and the eggs benedict are perfect with a mimosa or my favorite, extra spicy Bloody Mary. Yes, they have a full bar as well as serving their award-winning brews.
Hungry yet? Browse their Facebook page if you are in the mood for food and have the car gassed up and ready. The scrumptious eats will make you want to fire up the engine get there right away. It's an easy drive and on a clear day the ol' Republic Roadhouse is just about a 45 minute drive from Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee. Roadhouse owners say, “We hope it becomes your local watering hole, your second dining room, your favorite place to meet family and friends, the place you come to at the end of a hard day for a great beer and tasty food.” I say Truckee is “local” right?
I can’t be happier to see this historic building be open again with style and good food. This weekend, November 17 & 18, 2108, the ol' Republic Roadhouse will be hosting a Grand Opening with food, beer and folk, jazz and Americana music between 10 am and 11 pm. What a perfect way to enjoy the foothills with a mountain bike or hike and great food and festivities.
The Five Mile House and ol’ Republic Roadhouse is located at 18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City is does accept reservations. Call (530) 470-8745
Author: Sheila Greeno is co-owner of Quality Automotive and Smog with her husband Bill. Having lived in Truckee and the foothill region for more than 30 years, they have a explored extensively and now would like to share some of their favorite spots with you.