New Dining Additions to Gold Country

Fresh additions are arriving in Gold Country in the new year, including a variety of dining outlets and shops that have recently made their debut. Each spot features its own unique offerings, from mochi doughnuts to a 17-acre brewery.

Located in Rancho Cordova, Mochinut is now open, offering visitors mochi doughnuts and Korean-style corn dogs. The spot offers a variety of mochi doughnut flavors, including strawberry, yuzu, yogurt, ube, taro and 25 more to choose from. Opening alongside the location is Fiesta Philippines, the city’s newest Filipino eatery, now accepting reservations for dinner and offering a lineup with Filipino staples infused with Spanish flavors. 

In Sierra City, The Sierra Pines Resort has welcomed a new chef, Patricia Harris, a former chef of Duck Dynasty, who has curated a new menu for the resort’s signature dining destination. Another chef who made his debut at the Elderberry House Restaurant in Oakhurst is Chef Chris Flint, who will oversee the culinary operations of Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux resort at the gateway to Yosemite National Park. 

Moonraker Brewing

Gold Country continues to grow its culinary offerings with acclaimed Moonraker Brewing on the horizon, slated to make its debut in mid-2023 with a 17-acre property in Cameron Park. The 20,000-sq.-ft. building will house a brewery, taproom and farm-to-table restaurant. The brewery is also expected to feature a 9,000-sq.-ft. outdoor beer garden and event space. 

The highly anticipated restaurant, The Armory, in Sonora is now open, offering locals and guests alike more than 20 beers on tap, seasonal plates and ample indoor event space. The menu pairs well with the curated selection of beers, in addition to a cocktail, seltzer and cider lineup. A lush rooftop beer garden is housed on-site, the perfect area to enjoy The Armory’s barrel-aged Manhattan. 

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