Events - Eating

First Fridays in the Park Summer Kick-off!


First Fridays in the Park Summer Kick-off!

DYEMUSICA will be performing to kick off this summer’s “First Fridays” series in Murphys Community Park with their sensational fusion of reggae, funk and rock to keep everyone’s proverbial groove on. Tanner Vineyard’s providing the wine and Jenny’s Kitchen is whipping up some tasty treats!

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Sunday Brunch at Mineral Restaurant


Sunday Brunch at Mineral Restaurant

Sunday brunch at Mineral including champagne, fresh squeezed juices, baked treats and creative interpretations of brunch favorites? YES, PLEASE! Offering haute vegetarian cuisine in a modern atmosphere, with a beautifully crafted menu focusing on the three elements of cuisine — taste, texture and style — Mineral uses local, primarily organic ingredients.

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Memorial Day Concert TONIGHT


Memorial Day Concert TONIGHT

Celebrate and honor our veterans by taking in the beautiful weather and enjoying the company of Murphys area friends and family as the Calaveras Community Band offers a rousing soundtrack to the occasion. Tonight’s Memorial Day concert in Murphys Park is perfect for a picnic dinner — bring your own basket of goodies from some of Murphys fantastic food shops or purchase some pulled pork sandwiches and beverages at the park.

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Memorial Day Weekend in Murphys!


Memorial Day Weekend in Murphys!

While summertime doesn’t OFFICIALLY kick off for another month, the summer vibe is usually given a good head-start on Memorial Day weekend — the barbecues are pulled out, picnic baskets are packed, camping gear is dusted off — and… well… guess what? Memorial Day weekend is THIS WEEKEND (in case you didn’t know). Whether looking for outdoor fun or community gatherings, Murphys and Calaveras County is the place to be to give the summer a big high-five.

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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee — KICKS OFF TODAY!


The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee — KICKS OFF TODAY!

Possibly the longest-running event in the state’s history, The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee goes as far back as 1893 and now delights thousands of visitors each year as Calaveras shows off its best in entertainment, exhibits, livestock, arena events and food.

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Murphys Food and Wine Tours


Murphys Food and Wine Tours

Learn a little something about Murphys fascinating history while tasting your way through historic downtown. It’s enough food for a meal yet you’re walking the whole time. Incredible food, wonderful stories, a little wine AND a bit of exercise. The perfect afternoon!

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Diez de Mayo: A Tropi-Latin Evening and Cigar Bar at Newsome Harlow


Diez de Mayo:  A Tropi-Latin Evening and Cigar Bar at Newsome Harlow

Okay, so perhaps the typical day to celebrate Mexican heritage is Cindo de Mayo, but Chef Melanie Klann decided to extend the holiday a few days. With all the fantastic food to be enjoyed, why not? Melly’s Kitchen will, for one day, be called Mellicita’s as she and her fine crew whip up a non-traditional Latin menu — a fusion of tastes from Spain, Cuba and the Caribbean.

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Cioppino Feed at Murphys Historic Hotel


Cioppino Feed at Murphys Historic Hotel

It’s that time again! Murphys Historic Hotel is offering its Cioppino Feed the last Friday of every month and they’re serving up an all-you-can-eat cioppino feast: bowls of rich tomato broth filled with fresh seafood and light Italian spices, served with fresh green salad and baskets of garlic bread.

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Melting Moments: Toasted Cheese Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar


Melting Moments:  Toasted Cheese Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar

Local cheese connoisseur, Judy Creighton, will be on hand at Marisolio Tasting Bar tomorrow for a presentation to drool for as she discusses the fine practice of melting cheeses, whips up a few recipes and, of course, shares the dishes with the lucky attendees. Paired with some of Marisolio’s incredible olive oils, the ante is upped in a win-win match between budding chefs and their tasty creations.

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Haley Verzani Fundraiser


Haley Verzani Fundraiser

Murphys and Calaveras are known for their love of community, and this weekend is a truly wonderful example of this sincere commitment to the family built by community. This Saturday, the community is coming together to not only remember little Haley Verzani — killed last month during a severe winter storm — but to help get the Verzani family back on their feet after the terrible loss of their daughter, their home and their belongings. An evening of food and incredible music by local favorites will be on hand, and all those participating are donating their time and services for the event.

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Wine, Dine and Watch Wild & Scenic Films at Newsome-Harlow


Wine, Dine and Watch Wild & Scenic Films at Newsome-Harlow

Newsome Harlow has quite the soiree planned for tomorrow night as they invite folks to their Wine, Dine and Watch Wild & Scenic Films night! Their award-winning wines will be available for tasting, Chef Andy will be showcasing some incredible Thai dishes she learned while exploring Thailand last summer, and two films — “Ice” and “Someplace With a Mountain” will be screened as part of the SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival, with a discussion to follow.

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Grounds and Firewood Restaurants


Grounds and Firewood Restaurants

Grounds and Firewood are sister restaurants in the heart of historic downtown Murphys. Grounds has become a trusted and beloved spot for fine food and an atmosphere that somehow manages to beautifully balance elegance and coziness. Family friendly and comfortably hip, Firewood offers three hardy menus sure to satiate the pickiest of eaters — the wood fired pizza menu, the burgers and fries menu and the Mexican fare menu.

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Easter at Ironstone Vineyards!


Easter at Ironstone Vineyards!

Ironstone loves to throw a good party and, this Easter Sunday, they are celebrating the holiday with a fantastic brunch (brought to attendees by Executive Chef James Lehman), a free easter egg hunt and some pretty nifty prizes and surprises.

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Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Murphys Historic Hotel


Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Murphys Historic Hotel

As downtown Murphys’ anchor, Murphys Historic Hotel can always be counted on to offer a little something special when a holiday or community event is on the calendar. This Easter Sunday, Murphys Historic Hotel is hosting an Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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Murphys Irish Day: Murphys’ Grandest Celebration


Murphys Irish Day:  Murphys’ Grandest Celebration

Murphys Irish Day celebrate’s the town’s Celtic pride this St. Patrick’s Day on a grand scale as folks from all over Northern California (and beyond) gather in the streets of the celebrated Gold Rush town to take in the mellifluous drones of the bagpipes, the spectacular floats and costumes, the brilliant dancing and music, the horses and pony rides, fine foods and (of COURSE) incredible wines. It’s more than just a street fair. It’s a full on TOWN fair!

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Silent Movie Night at Ironstone: A Collection of Silent Comedies


Silent Movie Night at Ironstone:  A Collection of Silent Comedies

Ironstone Vineyards is hosting their next Silent Movie Night this Friday and it’s all about the funny-bone this time around. Four short films are cued up for the event and the stars are all legends in early film: Keystone Kops, Our Gang, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. All of this is served up with pre-show dinner, live music by Dave Moreno on the Alhambra Theatre Pipe Organ and popcorn during the films!

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Ironstone’s 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition


Ironstone’s 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition

Ironstone opens its beautiful gates this weekend to show its appreciation of Motherlode artists as it hosts the 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition. Peruse the exhibition, purchase a piece for yourself, taste Ironstone wines, get that mouth watering at the cooking demonstrations and stick around for the artist reception and unveiling of the winners!

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Big Band Night in Murphys featuring the TradeWinds Dance Band


Big Band Night in Murphys featuring the TradeWinds Dance Band

This Friday is Big Band Night at the Native Sons Hall where the TradeWinds Dance Band will be all but daring you to resist the urge to tear up the dance floor! Boogie the stress of the week away while enjoying a no host bar and some incredibly tasty hors d’oeuvres. Dress casually elegant and get your portraits taken with your gorgeous dance partner!

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California Winegrape Association’s 16th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend


California Winegrape Association’s 16th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend

Murphys is part of a wonderful collection of towns and communities that make up Calaveras County — a county rich with stunning natural beauty, a vibrant arts community, a wonderful culinary scene and a brilliant assortment of vineyards. …Now take all of that and wrap it in a Presidents’ Day celebration. The result: a fete for the senses as some of the area’s finest wineries and musicians come together to serve up scrumptious food and wine pairings, live music, a good handful of remarkable deals, and a joyful gathering of friends and neighbors and visitors.

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Wines of the World at Murphys Historic Hotel: “Sweets For Your Sweet”


Wines of the World at Murphys Historic Hotel:  “Sweets For Your Sweet”

Brought to Murphys Historic Hotel by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, the monthly, interactive wine seminar offers a chance to experience and explore the world of wine — from wine tasting to grape growing, from varietal nuances to winemaking techniques. This month, Gary Zucca of Zucca Winery will be pairing Ports with tasty cheese and scrumptious sweets while leading an in-depth discussion on wine’s dessert side.

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