With open-hearth cooking, regional craft beer, and American roots music, Sutter Creek Provisions attracts a lively crowd. Cowboy-hatted musicians serenade audiences from the stage while chef Tim Blankenship, at work in the outdoor kitchen, serves up an ever-changing roster of eats, ranging from smoked chicken tacos to charred broccoli with miso romesco.
The 147-year-old Knight Foundry is home to one of the last water-powered forges in the United States. During monthly tours, the machine shop's line shafts and antique lathes whir back to life. Visitors can also watch molten aluminum being poured into custom molds, and take home a cast piece.