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Food is more than just fuel. It’s a social centerpiece and provides a foundation for some of our fondest, funniest, and most-talked about memories. And in this month’s issue, we have plenty of pieces focused around it, beginning with our feature, Top Chefs (page 35), where Luna Anona introduces you to 10 of our region’s culinary tastemakers—each with their own signature cooking style and skill set. Though the types of cuisine they dish out vastly vary, all of them share a passion for preparing mouthwatering plates. Learn all about them, including their food philosophies, favorite restaurants, top cooking tips, and how they rose to the top, then stop by their respective eateries to taste the fruits of their labor.
Whatever your calendar looks like these next 30 days, I hope it’s filled with good friends, good food, and good times. Cheers!

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NOVEMBER 2018

35

8 Online

11 What’s Up

14 Local Matters

18 Calendar

20 Outtakes

30 Home Design

32 Swag

64 Introducing

66 Last Look

departments

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24

26

28

GET TO KNOW

Sofia Sanchez

THE ARTS

Tracy Lauth

HEALTH & WELLNESS

16 Holiday

Survival Tips

CAUSE & EFFECT

Raley’s Food For

Families

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eat & drink

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DINING SPOTLIGHT

Amore Mio

Italian Bistro

46 TASTE

3 Autumn-Inspired

Dishes

50

READERS’ CHOICE AWARD

ALL-STARS

FOODIE FIND

Reel Poké Cove

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feature

SOUL

FOODIES

10

TOP CHEFS

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52

54

THE HOT LIST

6 Best Baked

Goods

SIP ON THIS

7 Buzzworthy

Thanksgiving

Wines

SAVINGS

GUIDE

R O S E V I L L E G R A N I T E B A Y R O C K L I N

For five years now, I’ve been in a book club with four

fellow females. Back when it began, some of us had

never met and others were casual acquaintances.

Fast forward to 2018 and we’re a close-knit group—

affectionately known as the “Book Club Babes, aka

BCBS”—who’ve been through the birth of a child,

passing of a pet, marriages, breakups, career changes,

and too many bottles of wine together. Though the

books are what initially bonded us—and still act as

the reason behind our monthly meetings—it’s the

laughter, deep conversations, and connections with

one another that have linked us for life.

Just like any gathering, our time together wouldn’t

be complete without food—and wine—and lots of

it. Switching houses and hosts every month means

we’ve gotten to experience

each person’s cooking

style—from the member

who owns a restaurant and

serves wood-fired pizzas,

seasonal salads, and craft

beers from said eatery (yep,

she’s a tough act to follow),

to another who prefers serving heat-and-serve, semihomemade

suppers, and yours truly, who uses it as an

opportunity to get creative in the kitchen, then cross

my fingers, and hope for the best.

But the beauty of our group, and any group of true

friends for that matter, is we’re not judging each other

based on the spread’s success (though, not gonna

lie, my girls can cook!); rather, it’s

the stories shared and socializing

surrounding the meal that bring

us all closer.

My point is, food is more than

just fuel. It’s a social centerpiece

and provides a foundation for

some of our fondest, funniest, and most-talked about

memories. And in this month’s issue, we have plenty of

pieces focused around it, beginning with our feature,

Top Chefs (page 35), where Luna Anona introduces you

to 10 of our region’s culinary tastemakers—each with

their own signature cooking style and skill set. Though

the types of cuisine they dish out vastly vary, all of

them share a passion for preparing mouthwatering

plates. Learn all about them, including their food

philosophies, favorite restaurants, top cooking tips,

and how they rose to the top, then stop by their

respective eateries to taste the fruits of their labor.

Whether you’re playing host or guest at this year’s

Thanksgiving feast, you’ll want to check out Taste (page

46) for a handful of autumn-inspired recipes from area

food bloggers that are easy peasy to prepare, halfway

healthy, and guaranteed to please; and Sip on This (page

54) for 7 local wines that’ll be the talk of this year’s

Turkey Day table.

For some friendly reminders on what to be

thankful for, The 10 Spot by Tara Mendanha (page 16)

has a dozen reasons that revolve around where we

live. Idyllic climate? Check. Top-tier schools? Check.

Easy access to farm-fresh fare? Check. I hope it makes

you remember why our community comes first and

appreciate the people, places, and things that make

it so special.

Whatever your calendar looks like these next 30

days, I hope it’s filled with good friends, good food, and

good times. Cheers!

“Food is the

ingredient

that binds us

together.”—

Unknown

— Megan // megan@stylemg.com

/@meggoeggowaffle

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What’s your

favorite meal

in town?

“I love a good taco, and the

Crispy Taco at 3 Hermanos

Taqueria in Lincoln is SO

GOOD. Shredded chicken,

cheese, sour cream, and tons

of guacamole. They’re super

messy but so worth it.”—Julie

Ryan

“My husband and I love going to

Inchin’s Bamboo Garden in Folsom.

Their take on Indian-Chinese

cuisine (yes, that’s a thing!)

gets us salivating the moment

we hit Prairie City Road. A

perfect meal here consists

of Pan-Fried Chili Fish, Burnt

Garlic Chili Rice, and Garlic

Pepper Chicken—we love our

chili and garlic as much as we love

Inchin’s!”—Tara Mendanha

“The Yolo Mango Burrito at

Dos Coyotes Border Café with

pasilla chile salsa is my go-to

lunch—not too heavy, not too

light, and it has fruit in it!”

—Gary Zsigo

“The Style Roll from Suishin

Sushi, of course! Yum, yum,

yum!”—Terry Carroll

“The Thai Seafood Fat Pot at

Fat’s Asia Bistro is the perfect

wintertime nosh. Spicy, creamy,

and studded with seafood

and veggies in a rich coconut

curry sauce, it packs just

enough heat, sweet, and

sustenance to turn my hungry

frown upside down.” —Megan

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“The all-you-can-eat sushi

lunch at Hisui Sushi rocks. It

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WEIDEL ON WHEELS

Get Busy

Hunting for free, family-friendly things to do

this month? Visit our online Calendar to search

for the best live music, fundraisers, 5Ks, and

holiday happenings in our ’hood; or post an

event of your own. stylergbr.com/calendar

The 2018 GMC Acadia has a new look that you’ll love. The midsize

FALL IN LOVE

It’s fall, y’all! Bring the warmth and colors

of the season into your home with “5 DIY

Décor Tips,” courtesy of Tami Teel Designs

in Roseville.

crossover sport utility vehicle was

recently revamped, and the

result is a smaller, lighter

SUV that has considerable

upside, including improved

performance and solid driving

acumen. Check out this

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what’s up

Photo by Monica Merritt.

According to WalletHub, Roseville is the 10th best

city in California to raise a family. Opportunities

for recreation and fun, education, health and safety,

affordability, and socioeconomic environment

rankings all played a part in the city’s final score of 74.95. Rocklin

ranked 13th, and Lincoln ranked 35th...100+ Women Who Care

Placer County recently donated $10,525 to the ALS Association.

This group of women meets quarterly and individually donates

$100 to make a huge impact within the community. Their next

event is on November 8 at Randy Peter’s Catering & Event Center

at 6 p.m...The Wildlife Care Association (WCA) is looking for

pictures of local birds for their annual Fall Photo Contest. Submit

your photo on the WCA’s Facebook page through a private

message between now and December 31...Blue Line Arts is

seeking submissions for the following exhibits: Crocker-Kingsley

Art Competition, Obsessed, and Fake It! The application deadline is

December 6. For more info, visit bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists...

Loomis residents have a new Type 1 structure engine at their

home station. In addition, South Placer Fire District Station 28 is

changing its number to 18...Rocklin City Council hired a new city

clerk, Mona Forster. Forster is filling Barbara Ivanusich’s shoes and

is sure to continue improving Rocklin during her employment...

Placer Community Foundation’s Giving Circle recently donated

$40,000 to Placer County nonprofits that provide valuable

services for the region’s most vulnerable and at-risk youth,

including A Touch of Understanding, Compassion Planet, and

McLaughlin Theatre Company. If you would like to get involved,

visit placercf.org/the-giving-circle...Free First Saturdays at the

Museum, a program hosted at the Sierra College Natural History

Museum, focuses on indigenous cultures of Northern California

this month. Bring your walking shoes and come ready to learn

from 10 a.m. to noon on November 3...Getting around town via

public transportation just got a lot easier with Placer County

Transit’s new app called Next Bus and website (placer.ca.gov/

transit). The program provides real-time notification of buses to

ensure you always know exactly when yours is slated to arrive...

Placer SPCA’s new Adoption & Education Center is now open!

Their permanent home at 200

Tahoe Avenue in Roseville

embodies the best in

animal welfare practices, including

spacious condos and home-like

environments...Rocklin resident

Sheri Chapman was unanimously

appointed as Rocklin’s new city

attorney this fall. Most recently, Chapman served as interim

director of human resources for Placer County...In memory of

Mary Paolini Fischer, Placer Community Foundation donated

its first-ever horse welfare grant of $10,000 to Horses’ Honor, a

nonprofit that assists senior horses in need. The money will be

used to ensure all rescue horses receive proper nourishment,

veterinary services, dental care, and more...Fairytale Town’s

winter hours begin November 1. They’re open Thursday-Sunday

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekday admission is $5 per person;

weekends and holidays are $6. Children under 12 months are

free...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s

Holiday Gift Guide! —Alyssa Mielke

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get to know

Q &A

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN

YOU GROW UP?

An artist or chef.

WHAT COMES TO YOU NATURALLY?

Making friends and playing with

them.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?

Bees and flies.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL

CHARACTER?

Elastigirl from The Incredibles. She

can stretch her body.

“Sofia opened

my eyes to

the beauty of

imperfection.”

—Jennifer Varanini

Sanchez

(Sofia’s mom)

Sofia

Sanchez

favorites

Food

Pasta

Colors

Red, silver, and gold

Animal

Donkey

Do you know someone in the

community who makes a difference

or is particularly interesting that we

should Get to Know? Email their name,

where they live, and why they should be

featured to megan@stylemg.com.

Nine-year-old Sofia Sanchez

wants to change the face of

beauty. Born in Ukraine, she’s

one of many children with

Down syndrome (DS) who are abandoned

in orphanages. Her future might have been

bleak—but one day, fate intervened.

At first, Jennifer Varanini Sanchez had

no intention of adopting a child. She already

had three boys of her own, the youngest of

whom, Joaquín, has DS. But after donating

online to help children with DS get adopted,

she was sent a photo of the child she had

supported: Sofia. “I couldn’t take my eyes

off her,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘we helped

her find a family, but why can’t we be that

family?’” The adoption process proved

far from easy, but in the end, Sofia came

home to Placer County—making them “The

Sanchez Six.”

It wasn’t until a few years later that the

Sanchez’ realized Sofia had something

special. Her social media photos started to

garner public attention, and well-known

photographers began asking to take

her picture. Then, she began modeling

for major brands, including Target and

American Girl. A video she posted online,

in which she proudly declares, “I can do

anything I want!” went viral, and she

was even invited to speak on national

talk shows, including The Today Show. For

Sofia, now a spokesperson and advocate

for those with DS, it’s about showing

other kids like her that they can lead

happy, fulfilling lives. “[DS] isn’t scary,”

she says. “We help people to be more

accepting—to be kind.”

And her mom couldn’t be prouder.

“Sofia opened my eyes to the beauty of

imperfection,” she shares.

—Amber Foster

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by JENNIFER VARANINI SANCHEZ


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WIZARD OF OZ

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A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard Of Oz

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songs. This lavish production will blow you away from the moment the

tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with

munchkins and flying monkeys.

JERSEY BOYS

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Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four

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Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by

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celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can

change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky

Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the

glamorous catwalks of Milan.

EVITA

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THU–SAT FEB 21–23

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in EVITA, the Tony® Award winning Best Musical, a high flying theatrical

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Roseville Parks and Recreation

Celebrate the Season by PAM ALLEN

Don’t miss the Turkey Trot 5K/10K on Thanksgiving morning where attendees of all ages are

welcome to race, run, jog, or crawl across the finish line in Vernon Street Town Square.

From November 27-29, the city’s Downtown Holiday Celebration kicks off starting with wine

and beer tastings and live music at the North Pole Tavern on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the annual Tree Grove returns, featuring crafts, Santa visits, a holidaythemed

story time, and holiday trees decorated by local

businesses, organizations, and schools.

early, as this event will sell out.

SEASON’S EATINGS: PlacerGROWN by CAROL ARNOLD

MANDARINS

DID YOU KNOW // There are approximately

50 mandarin farms in Placer County, and each

piece of fruit is handpicked; what's more, many local craft breweries use the juice for their

mandarin IPAs.

NUTRITION // These citrus gems have a

unique property to help you get through

the cold and flu season. The Satsuma

variety, which is grown in Placer County,

has a very high concentration of the

phytochemical synephrine, a natural

decongestant. A 2008 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

found our region’s mandarins had synephrine concentrations

up to six times higher than values previously documented in

orange juice. According to the study, 10 ounces of mandarin

juice contained as much synephrine as one over-the-counter

decongestant pill. Along with having heaps of vitamins A and

C, calcium, and iron, they’re sweet, seedless, and easy to peel—

making them a perfect snack for any occasion.

SELECTION AND STORAGE // Choose mandarins that are firm

and heavy for their size. They may be stored for a few days in a

cool, dark spot when spread into a single layer. Mandarin juice

freezes well in small portions; try using ice cube trays, then transfer

cubes to a storage bag or container in the freezer for use throughout

the year.

On Thursday, things move into high gear with the annual

Christmas Tree Lighting. Experience an old-fashioned

evening of holiday cheer while decorating cookies, visiting

with Santa, creating crafts, and enjoying live music and

performances. Be sure to bundle up—we hear snow is in

the forecast.

On Saturday, you’re invited to enjoy pancakes with the

man in red at Breakfast with Santa. Two seating options

are available; reserve your spot

Check out the schedule for Neighborhood Santa, slated for December

4-13; route maps are available beginning November 1.

Join

PlacerGROWN

from November

16-18 for the Mountain

Mandarin Festival at the

Gold Country Fairgrounds

featuring entertainment,

local beer and wine tasting,

cooking demonstrations,

food vendors, and lots of

tasty, locally grown

mandarins!

Mandarin and

Vanilla Ice Cream

Floats

For more

information, visit

roseville.ca.us/

events.

For details on where

to buy Placer County

farm-fresh produce,

wine, meat, and other

local products, visit

placergrown.org.

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CATCH ALL

Veterans Day

Happenings

Veterans Day is a treasured holiday by many,

but November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since

the end of World War I, making this year's

extra special. In addition to parades, plenty of

local businesses are acknowledging veterans

and their sacrifice by offering discounts.

The Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day

Parade is set to take place on November 11

at 9 a.m. at the Target/Home Goods parking

lot before winding through town and ending

at the Folsom Community Center. El Dorado

County Veterans are hosting their annual

remembrance on November 11 at 11 a.m. at the

El Dorado County Veterans Monument (360

Fair Lane) in Placerville. The Auburn Veterans

Day Parade and Community Ceremony and

Luncheon begins at 10:50 a.m. on November

11 starting at the corner of Lincoln Way and

Cleveland Street, and ending at the Gold

Country Fairgrounds. The El Dorado Hills

Rotary Club is hosting Blues and Brews for

Vets at District Church (7000 Rossmore Way)

on November 10 from 7-11 p.m. featuring

music, food, and drinks with proceeds

benefitting local projects and programs

that support veterans. Lastly, many Apple

Hill farms are offering specials to veterans,

including Delfino Farms (free á la mode on

any piece of pie purchased November 10 and

11), Rainbow Orchards (complimentary hot

apple cider donut on November 11), Harris Tree

Farm (10-percent off purchases throughout

the weekend), and Sloan Winters Mountain

Orchard & Garden (discounts and, weather

permitting, tractor rides). However you spend

your weekend, remember to take a moment to

honor the many veterans and their sacrifices

on this important holiday! —Emily Peter

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Love Where You Live

The 10 Spot by TARA MENDANHA

It’s no secret that we live in one of the best parts

of California—dare we say all of America…?

With this land’s bounty, beauty, and beautiful

people, there’s sooo much to be thankful for—

including you dear readers!

Our towns constantly make the best places

to raise a family list. The recent report by

WalletHub named Folsom, El Dorado Hills,

Roseville, and Rocklin in the top 15 spots to

raise a family in California. Given that we have

top-notch schools and more than capable

public servants and offices, we’re set for a

lifetime of contented living.

Location, location, location. If you hadn’t

noticed, we’re bang in between the ocean and

the mountains, equidistant from sky and sea.

Picturesque towns, endless forest with astounding

wildlife, azure blue lakes, and towering snow-capped

mountains dot our landscape. Whether Tahoe,

Yosemite, or the Pacific—they’re all a stone’s throw

away!

With over 40 farmers’ markets in the region and

countless farms, ranches, and vineyards, it’s no wonder

we live a farm-to-fork lifestyle. The Sacramento region

produces the majority of the rice, almonds, caviar,

tomatoes, and grapes (many Napa Valley wines use

grapes grown in our region) we consume. The fall foods

we’re now devouring (pumpkins, pears, persimmons, or plums

anyone?) also add to this cornucopia.

Did you know California has the highest number of craft breweries

in the country with more than 900 operating across the state,

including 67 (and counting) here in the region? Local breweries and

wineries consistently dominate competitions like the California

State Fair. Most ingredients are locally sourced to form a selfsustaining

industry that we’re very, very grateful for.

Also noteworthy is our local arts and cultural scene. Craft, heritage,

and music festivals along with county fairs happen year-round.

Literally. Just take a look at our Calendar section each month and

you’ll see what we’re talking about. There’s no dearth of things to do,

see, and experience.

ASK THE Expert

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO WATER MY PLANTS IN THE WINTER?

Watering in the winter depends on the weather. If

we have copious amounts of rain then watering

isn’t necessary. If seasonal rain is absent or more

spread out, a deep watering every 4-5 days is

recommended. For potted outdoor plants, make

sure to water very thoroughly before a freeze (less

than 30 degrees Fahrenheit). When temperatures

Gold Country is the portion of land from Sierra Nevada to

Sacramento Valley and we’re living in the heart of it.

Named after the Gold Rush that initiated the largest

mass immigration in the U.S., said Gold Rush made our

little corner culturally diverse and rich in history. It’s also

what catapulted San Francisco into the metropolis it is

today. You’re welcome, SF.

Let’s talk small businesses. Many here live the American

dream, thanks to a market that’s open-minded and

willing to shop small. There are numerous creative and

groundbreaking businesses surrounding us, covering

industries like food, finance, fitness, and more. Whatever the

need, chances are, there’s a friendly neighborhood business

that provides it.

We grow some of the most diverse, high-quality crops

around and enjoy mild temperatures, thanks to our

Mediterranean climate. With relatively moderate

winters, sweltering summers, fall colors, and

spring flowers, we get a taste of each distinct

season here without too many of the natural

disasters that plague the rest of the country.

Knock on wood.

If there are two things we love, it’s the

great outdoors and our pets. With

so many trails and parks (thank

you, parks and rec departments!),

pets and people alike tend

to lead remarkably active

lifestyles away from the

pollution and chaos of big

cities. Biking, hiking, roller

skating—we know how to

keep healthy and happy.

What’s the point of it all if it can’t

be shared? Enter our beloved

local nonprofits and charities.

We’re proud of each of them and come the annual Big Day of

Giving, our generosity knows no bounds. We’ve already collectively

donated over $30 million to our favorite causes. Our cups runneth

over in every possible way, and we’re thankful that we get to share it

with one another.

are cooler (50 degrees or under), water less than when it’s

warmer. Lastly, if there's a lot of wind, plants will dry out faster

and need to be watered more frequently.

Kevin Hoyt, Nursery Manager // Bushnell Gardens Nursery

// 5255 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay // 916-791-4199,

bushnellgardens.com

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Rocklin Parks

and Recreation

Fall into Fun

by ONELLY OLIVAS-PEREZ

NOVEMBER 3 >> SUNSET RUN

Get a sneak peak of Rocklin’s new Sunset Whitney Recreation Area

(SWRA) at this unique trail run or walk from 2-7 p.m. sunsetrun.regfox.

com/sunset-runwalkm

ONGOING >> ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS

One of Rocklin's best-kept secrets is the various classes, places to

socialize, and discounts and resources available to older adults—from

fitness activities and a senior video day, to pinochle, bridge, driver’s

safety classes, and more. rocklin.ca.us/active-adults

ADVERTISEMENT

NEW TO

THE COMMUNITY

Photo courtesy of Rocklin Parks and Recreation.

ONGOING >> SPORTS PROGRAMS

The City of Rocklin has partnered with Skyhawks Sports Academy to

offer fall programs for youngsters, including Tot Hoopsters (ages 3-5),

a soccer clinic (ages 6-13), Tot Soccer (ages 3-5), Tennis Green Ball (ages

8-12), and Tennis Red Ball (ages 6-9). If your child likes basketball or

has an interest in the game, they’ll love the Veterans Day Basketball

Clinic on November 12 at Clarke Dominguez Gym. From November

19-21, ages 6-14 are invited to a Thanksgiving Cheer & Dance Camp.

teamsideline.com/rocklinrecsports

ONGOING >> VOLUNTEER

Sign up to be a part of Rocklin’s events, concerts, parks, and more.

Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis. rocklin.ca.us/volunteer

Stay up to date on these activities and others by following the City of Rocklin

on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @rocklinparksrec. For more information,

visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

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forged of the passion of the owners living in the neighborhood, Range

is based on the notion of serving both quality interpretations of classic

dishes combined with a diverse beer and wine list. Range's interior

melds raw, industrial accents with warm wood and tall windows;

creating a welcoming atmosphere fit for sharing with co-workers, friends,

and family. The menu is designed for sharing and socializing in mind,

and our focus is on serving locally sourced and seasonal comfort food.

We pride ourselves on offering locally produced fare as well as a large

selection of local beer and wine on tap. The food and drink lists are

constantly evolving and will offer something for every palate.


calendar

NOVEMBER

November is National

by ALYSSA MIELKE

Month

Notable

Happenings

4 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

6 ELECTION DAY

11 VETERANS DAY

22 THANKSGIVING

2

NIGHT OF NICENESS. Attend

this evening dedicated to

raising money and awareness for

those in need in our community.

All proceeds raised benefit the

homeless, animal shelters, children’s

hospitals, and more. From 6-8:30

p.m. at Randy Peters Catering and

Event Center. nightofniceness.com

3

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS

100 YEARS OF MAGIC. With

a cast of over 50 unforgettable

Disney characters, your whole

family is sure to be captivated at

this performance where Mouseter

of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse helps

you relive the magic of Disney’s

Frozen, Toy Story, The Lion King,

Beauty and the Beast, and other

classics through over 30 sing-along

songs. golden1center.com/events/

detail/disney-on-ice

(THROUGH 6)

3

WEASTER’S CORNHOLE

TOURNAMENT AND

FUNDRAISER. Help high school

math teacher Jenny Weast—who

was disabled in a skiing accident

at the age of 16 and became a

quadriplegic—pay for her monthly

caregiving costs at this cornhole

tournament with dinner, live music,

a no-host bar, silent auction, raffles,

a kids’ fun zone, and more. The

event is at the Roseville Sports

Center from 6-10 p.m. sites.google.

com/rjuhsd.us/weasterswarriors/

home

8

COWPOKE FALL GATHERING.

Support oral folk art forms

through music, stories, and verse

at this annual event at the Blue

Goose Fruit Shed in Loomis. A gala

on Thursday at 6 p.m. kicks things

off, followed by performances

on Friday. Wear pink on Saturday

to advocate for breast cancer

awareness and catch student poets

and other performers. Sunday ends

with spiritual poetry and music.

cowpokefallgathering.com

(THROUGH 11)

8

ART MIX: BIG. Delight in a

night full of surprises and

laughs thanks to Ringmistress

Cha Cha Burnadette, Magician

Ryan Kane, the stars of Sac Cirque,

and more. Peter Petty and his

Terspichoreans bring some bigband

sounds to big-top circus acts

in a show you don’t want to miss

from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Crocker

Art Museum. crockerart.org/

event/1791/2018-11-08

10

IMAGINARY DINNER

GALA. Family Green Survival

is taking a unique approach to

fighting hunger at 105 Vernon Street

9

PLACERARTS STUDIOS

TOUR. Over 40 studios

from Roseville and Lincoln to

Auburn and Colfax are open

for viewing at this annual

self-guided driving tour

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each

day. Browse works of art in

varying mediums, including

ceramics, jewelry, calligraphy,

and painting. placerarts.org/

studiostour

(THROUGH 11)

in Roseville. Beginning at 5:30

p.m., guests will imagine the food

they’re being served to raise

awareness for hunger, while

magic, music, and games go on

in the background. Each dollar

donated provides two BagOfLife

meals to those facing hunger in the

community. familygreensurvival.org/

programs/imaginarydiet

16

MOUNTAIN MANDARIN

FESTIVAL. The Gold Country

Fairgrounds is hosting this beloved

fall event where Placer County

growers sell thousands of bags

of mandarins. Also available are

mandarin-infused drinks, meats, ice

creams, fudge, marinades, syrups,

and more. The 25th anniversary

means new contests and the first

annual Run for the Mandarins 5K.

mandarinfestival.com

(THROUGH 18)

16

SACRAMENTO HARVEST

FESTIVAL. The 46th annual

arts and crafts festival at Cal Expo

features merchandise booths with

one-of-a-kind gifts for the entire

family, food booths, a children’s

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activities center, and

live entertainment.

Hours are from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

on Friday and

Sunday, and 10 a.m.

to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

harvestfestival.com/

sacramento.html

28

TREE GROVE AND TREE

LIGHTING. Local businesses

and organizations are decorating

Christmas trees on

Wednesday evening

from 6-7:30 p.m.

with story time,

Santa visits, and

food. The following

evening, from 6-8

p.m., Roseville’s

Christmas tree is

officially lit, and families can enjoy

decorating Christmas cookies, Santa

visits, music, food, and a chance of

snow! roseville.ca.us/events

(ALSO 29)

29

GRANITE BAY NATIVITY

EXHIBIT. Peruse over 500

nativities from around the world, and

listen to local church, school, and

community choirs perform at the

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day

Saints in Granite Bay. Don’t miss a

live nativity every evening, nativityrelated

kids’ activities, and a photo

op where kids can dress up as part of

the nativity scene. Admission is free.

(THROUGH DECEMBER 1)

TURKEY TROT. Before feasting the day away, race, jog, or stroll

through a 5K or 10K course with loved ones. The race starts at

9 a.m., rain or shine, at Vernon Street Town Square. rosevilleturkeytrot.

itsyourrace.com

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of their respective companies or organizations.

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or organizations.

more events

2

FOOTLOOSE. CYT

Sacramento is staging the

classic movie Footloose with dynamic

new songs and

an electric cast.

The play follows

a small farming

town with strict

local edicts that

are bound to be

broken when

Ren moves into

the town from Chicago. Shows are

at Valley Springs Church in Roseville

and times vary. cytsacramento.org

(ALSO 3, 9, & 10)

8

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. Join

Caring Hearts Society as

they kick off the holiday shopping

season at the Holiday Inn in Auburn

with local and regional artists and

vendors, along with a no-host beer/

wine bar and a raffle. A $10 donation

includes appetizers and nonalcoholic

beverages, and proceeds

go toward local children in need.

chsauburn.org

9

WASTEWATER TREATMENT

PLANT TOUR. The Pleasant

Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant

in Roseville handles millions of

gallons of water daily, and their

free tour of the plant beginning at 9

a.m. promises a behind-the-scenes

look at the processes that keep

water moving and the environment

healthy. Visitors 12 years and older

are welcome, and registration is

required. roseville.ca.us/planttours

10

COMPOSTING AND

MULCHING BASICS. Learn

how to easily reduce waste sent

to the landfill, create

your own fertilizer,

and save water

at this workshop

from 10 a.m. to

noon. Registration

is required, and

each participating

household receives a

free compost bin. roseville.ca.us/

gardeningworkshops

10 INTERNATIONAL

RAILFAIR. This premier,

family-friendly model railroad event

@the Grounds in Roseville is from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy

operating layouts, vendors, snack

bars, a TrainMart consignment store,

and American and European model

railroads. internationalrailfair.com

(ALSO 11)

14

BLING ON THE HOLIDAYS.

Put on by Soroptimist

International of the American River,

this unique shopping experience

that doubles as a fundraiser has

20 vendors at the Blue Goose

Event Center from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

siamericanriver.org/bling-on-theholidays

16

FRIDAY FLICKS. Grab a

blanket, lawn chair, and the

whole family for a movie under

the stars, weather

permitting. The

showing of Solo:

A Star Wars Story

(PG-13) is free,

and concessions

are available for

purchase. roseville.

ca.us/events

17

THE ROSE GALA. At 7:30

p.m., Roseville Theatre Arts

Academy and Roseville Lyric are

presenting this musical event,

led by David Endacott-Hicks

and featuring talented musical

artists from the greater Roseville

area performing famous operatic

selections and musical theatre hits.

rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com

24

CHRISTMAS ART & CRAFT

FAIRE. Fine art, handmade

crafts, and specialty gourmet foods

from over 100 regional artisans are

all available at this indoor show.

Activities include music, door

prizes, photos with Santa, and live

entertainment. Hours are from 10

a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission

and parking are free. goldcountryfair.

com/event/christmas-art-craft-faire

(ALSO 25)

1

SAVE THE DATE!

DECEMBER

STEAMPUNK VICTORIAN

HOLIDAY FAIRE. Over 20 artists

and vendors—dressed in their finest

steampunk-Victorian garb—live

music, a make-and-take pop-up

studio, photos with “Steampunk-

Victorian Santa,” and refreshments

are all lined up for Saturday from 10

a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

on Sunday at High Hand Gallery in

Loomis. highhandartgallery.com

(ALSO 2)

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outtakes

GRAPE DAYS OF SUMMER

July 21-22 // Placer Wine Trail

At this open house-style event, attendees had

access to 19 Placer County wineries and were

treated to small bites, wine tastings (including

vertical and reserve), private vineyard tours,

winemaker seminars, live music, and more.

Photos courtesy of the PLACER COUNTY VINTNERS ASSOCIATION

A NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN CANARY

LOUNGE

August 3 // Blue Goose Event Center, Loomis

Hosted by the Arts Council of Placer County,

this gala featured jazz entertainers Peter Petty

and Dana Moret, the Auburn Symphony Little

Big Band, a farm-to-fork dinner, and a local art

auction. Proceeds benefitted the Arts Council’s

Community Grants program.

Photos by RACHEL CHRISTOFFERSON

@THE GROUNDS RIBBON CUTTING &

GRAND OPENING

June 21 // 800 All America City Boulevard,

Roseville

Placer Valley Tourism unveiled the newly

renovated and rebranded @the Grounds

(formerly the Placer County Fairgrounds) at this

grand opening celebration that included local

art, live music, a “Wine and Ale Lounge,” kids’

activities, and more.

Photos by LENIE’S PICTURES

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High Hand Art Gallery


& Juried Art Show

Sat. Dec. 1st: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sun. Dec. 2nd: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

20 Guest Artists • 30 Gallery Artists • Pop-up Studio

Steampunk Santa Photos • Live Music • Tree Lighting & More!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING Give the gift of art this year! Over 50 local artists!

POP-UP STUDIO Make and Take your own art project!*

STEAMPUNK SANTA PHOTOS Dress up in our costumes and have a photo taken!*

STEAMPUNK JURIED ART SHOW Gallery II Reception Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00PM

LIVE MUSIC Enjoy a full schedule of local musicians!

TREE LIGHTING The entire nursery lights up on Saturday night! It is downright enchanting!

You don’t have to be a Steampunk enthusiast to enjoy this fun festival!

All of the vendors and gallery artists will be wearing their Steampunk-Victorian finest.

Come and behold the spectacle! FREE TO ATTEND!!

For more information:

www.HighHandArtGallery.com

High Hand Art Gallery•3750 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650

*Some fees apply


outtakes

SPLASH

September 8 // Roseville Aquatics Complex

2

At Roseville’s “biggest party of the year,” over 1,400

guests enjoyed food and drink samples from local

restaurants, wineries, and breweries, in addition

to live music and fun activities. A portion of the

proceeds benefitted the City of Roseville’s At-Risk

Youth program.

1 Ron and Andrea Lenard 2 Amanda DeMatteo, Tina

Phillips, Shari Harris, Stacie Sanders, Shantel Emerson, and

Lisa Ussery 3 Barbara O’Hara, Stephanie Sikich, and Shelly

Schnetz 4 Top: Mike and Tristan Tronnes; bottom: Kevin

and Amy Looney with Teresa and James Schroeder 5 Joe

and Jeanne Mazzuca

Photos by LENIS’S PICTURES

1

3

4 5

PLACER SPCA ADOPTION & EDUCATION

CENTER GRAND OPENING

September 15 // 200 Tahoe Avenue, Roseville

1

Over 1,000 community members toured the

Placer SPCA’s new Adoption & Education Center

and enjoyed hot dogs, popcorn, face painting,

information tables, and adoptable kittens from

the Foster Cat program.

1 Vice Mayor Bonnie Gore; Councilmember Scott Alvord;

Major Susan Rohan; Placer SPCA Board Member Jim Gray;

Placer SPCA Past Presidents Karen Hauber, Al Johnson, and

Colin Grahl; and Placer SPCA President Paul Klein

2 Mayor Susan Rohan 3 Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis

with mascot Muttley 4 Julie Phelps

Photos by MONICA MERRITT

2 3 4

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the arts

Tracy

Lauth

Called to Create

by HEATHER L. BECKER

Award-winning plein air artist Tracy Lauth has roots rich in California’s

Gold Rush history. Growing up in Salinas—where her family settled

in the mid-1800s to seek their fortune—Lauth continued living

in the Bay Area after graduating from the International Culinary

Center. The former executive chef and owner of Black Tie Fine

Catering eventually traded her pots and pans in for paintbrushes

and turned her detail-oriented, artistic eye to canvas—capturing

majestic cities and landscapes filled with emotion and light. Since relocating with her

husband to Placerville, Lauth has held solo exhibits throughout the area at Marshall

Medical Center and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors office, and shown her work

at Harris Center’s Bank of America Gallery and numerous juried competitions. “Being a

full-time artist doesn’t mean you paint full-time—people often have an image of artists

as dark, moody, introverts hidden away in a studio surrounded by unfinished [pieces]

where they work 24 hours a day creating masterpieces,” shares Lauth. “That’s mostly in

the movies. I live a bright, fulfilling life.”

Poppy Field After Spring Rain

HLB: WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR TALENT FOR PLEIN AIR?

TL: I started in photorealism, [followed by impressionism] with a bit of abstract thrown

in, and was exclusively a studio painter. When an opportunity arose to enter a plein air

competition, I took a chance. Painting outdoors was amazing; I was seeing everything

in its natural state: colors, shadows, values, tones, and life! I painted the same scene five

Mammoth Lakes

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Artwork photos courtesy of TRACY LAUTH.

Artist photos by DANTE FONTANA.


November 5, 2018 - January 3, 2019

Partner with your Roseville Utilities and

keep your holidays clean and green!

Stop by our exhibit to

• Learn how to reduce waste.

• Gather tips on saving energy and water.

• Play a fun scavenger hunt and receive a prize.*

*Scavenger hunt prizes are available while supplies last.

Clockwise starting top left: Waiting Out the Storm,

Lone Cottonwood, Seasons Mammoth and

Sunset Over Placerville

Days of Operation:

Monday - Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE Admission

Roseville Utility Exploration Center

1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Mahany Park

times in three days until I got it right and won first place. From then

on, I was hooked and now travel to competitions, paint outs, and

symposiums to study and hone my skill. I paint with oil and use

brushes, fingers, sponges, and palette knives.

(916) 746-1550 | roseville.ca.us/explore

HLB: WHERE DO YOU SEEK INSPIRATION?

TL: I’m obsessed with skies—clouds, sunrises, sunsets, fog, and rain.

I can sit on my sofa, look out the window, and see a kaleidoscope

of colors and light. My paintings often begin with the sky then the

foreground. When I’m feeling uninspired, I just go outside. I live on

three acres at the top of a hill where you can see for miles, which

gives my mind some breathing room.

HLB: YOU’RE A BIT OF A GLOBETROTTER. HOW HAVE YOUR TRAVELS

INFLUENCED YOUR WORK?

TL: The world is a beautiful place filled with amazing people.

My obsession with food and art has taken me on some great

adventures. Most recently, I spent a month

traveling solo in Greece, going to culinary

school in Athens and Poros, and visiting the

ruins and smaller islands to photograph

and sketch for paintings. The colors of the

Mediterranean were stunning, but the people

and cuisine were even better.

HLB: WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGE YOU’VE HAD TO OVERCOME?

TL: Identifying my own personal style [as]

something that I love and embrace. Plein

air allows me to be me. It’s about painting

outdoors, in person, with your subject. Aside from the heat, cold,

bugs, wind, and rain, it’s amazing.

lauthfineart.com

artbeat

November 15 – Sketch

Night. Enjoy informal

instruction at three

different locales

in the Crocker Art

Museum, relax in your

own favorite spot to

sketch, and pop in

for games and gallery

hunts from 6-9 p.m.

All ages and drawing

levels are welcome.

crockerart.org/

event/1787/2018-11-15

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health & wellness

Stress

Less

16 Holiday Survival Tips

by KOURTNEY JASON

Not to sound like the Grinch, but everyone

knows the holidays aren’t without a bit of

stress. Thankfully, whether induced by

family, finances, or falling off track with

your health goals, there is a light at the end

of the tunnel. Stay on track with these helpful tips from

local experts on how to survive the holidays.

MENTAL

HEALTH

Don’t Do It All

1 “Simplify any area of your

life that you can and let go of

the idea that you have to be a

superhuman. You don’t have

to do it all and be everything

to everyone.”—Donna Webb,

Instructor, THE STUDIO Martial

Arts & Fitness

A Gift to Cheers

2 “I usually buy mediumpriced

bottles of wine by the

case, decorate them festively

and inexpensively, and gift

them to friends and neighbors

along with a handwritten note

telling them why they’re so

special to me.”—Renae Linder,

MSW, LCSW, Vice President and

Owner, Linder Psychiatric Group

Top Traditions

3 “Make a 'must-do' list of the

activities, events, and traditions

that mean the most to you and

your family and ensure everyone

gets something they enjoy on

the calendar. Then schedule

those events now while you

have control of your calendar.

As other activities and events

pop up, only participate if your

personal and family schedule

allows.”—Ann Vezey, Corporate

Group Exercise Director, Spare

Time Clubs

Moments of Self-Care

4 “Self-care is important

at any time, but even more so

during the holidays, so go to the

gym, read a book, or take a bath.

The possibilities are endless!”—

Kayle Torres, MA, LMFT

Love Your People

5 “Take a moment to remind

yourself that the most important

part of the holidays is the coming

together with the people who

matter the most to you and how

lucky we are to have that gift.”—

Donna Webb, Instructor, THE

STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness

SPIRITUAL

Press Pause

6 “Take some time for

mindfulness. Sit down

occasionally, close your eyes,

do some deep breathing, and

let your mind drift without

demanding any direction or

response. Everything can be

go, go, go, so stepping back

once in awhile can be very

helpful.”—Cary Nosler, Host,

“Forever Young” on SiriusXM

Radio

The True Meaning

7 “Lean in to the deeper

part of what the holiday

means, usually it’s based on

something that means peace,

joy, or blessing—which we all

need more of.”—Lance Hahn,

Senior Pastor, Bridgeway

Christian Church

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Physiologist, Roseville

Health & Wellness Center

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kamasi - stock.adobe.com.

Giving vs. Receiving

8 “Give something to

someone with these two

guidelines: First, give to

someone who doesn’t

know you. Second, give to

someone who can’t repay

you. Reciprocal giving is

great—we lean strongly

into that at Christmas—

but giving to someone

who can’t repay you tests

the belief that it is indeed

more blessed to give than

to receive.”—Brad Franklin,

Pastor and Storyteller,

Lakeside Church

Count Your Blessings

9 “Focus on what you

have instead of what you

don’t have to combat any

negative thinking. Express

gratitude for the things you

have, and do something

for those less fortunate.”—

Therese Sorrentino, LMFT

NUTRITION

Freezer Meals

10 “Fall is a great time

for fresh fruits and veggies.

Cook and freeze meals now

to enjoy fall’s freshness

during the season’s busiest

times.”—Ann Vezey,

Corporate Group Exercise

Director, Spare Time Clubs

Food is Fuel

1 “Sticking to a healthy

diet is a key component of

managing stress. Giving

your body proper food will

give you the energy you

need.”—Rachael Dardano,

Owner and Holistic Health

Coach, Internal Wisdom

Balance Your Plate

12 “When you do sit

down for a holiday meal,

load your plate with

veggies and protein first.

Hopefully your first round

fills you up, so when you

go back for some carbs, you

won’t overindulge.”—Mark

Cavallaro, CSCS, CPT, Head

Trainer, Roseville Health &

Wellness Center

Dessert Picks

13 “Pick your three

favorite desserts ahead of

time and tell yourself you’ll

stick to only those. This will

help with portion control

and keep you from grazing

the table!”—Kori Polee,

Nutritionist and Exercise

14

Hydrate

“Cool winter air

carries less moisture than

warm air does, so it’s

[imperative] to drink lots

of water. And remember:

Alcohol and coffee are

dehydrating, so drink extra

water if you enjoy an adult

beverage or caffeine.”—

Lauren Mathewson, ND,

Revolutions Naturopathic

FITNESS

Sneaky Steps

15 “If you can’t make it

to the gym, find other ways

to burn calories. Examples

are speed-walking through

the mall while shopping

for holiday gifts, parking

further away, and taking

the stairs instead of

elevators and escalators.”—

Lisa Robinson, General

Manager, Roseville Health

& Wellness Center

Fitness Friends

16 “Find a fitness buddy

or fitness support group of

any kind—whether it’s a

friend who will keep you

accountable, a running

partner, gym buddy, group

to workout with, etc.”—

Jodie Wood, NASM-CPT,

PES, Personal Trainer,

Johnson Ranch Racquet

Club, a Spare Time Club

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cause & effect

Raley’s Food

For Families

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

by LINDA HOLDERNESS // photos by DANTE FONTANA

You’ve likely seen

the small collection

boxes at the cash

registers at Raley’s,

Bel Air, and Food

Source checkout stands that say:

Donate to Raley’s Food For Families.

Have you wondered what happens to

the money given (via cash or card) in

this no-pressure appeal for help? A

lot, as it turns out.

Raley’s founded the nonprofit

Raley’s Food For Families 32 years

ago to help feed people designated

as “food insecure,” meaning they

don’t have access to enough food

for healthy living. The nonprofit’s

mission is “to end hunger locally

by providing fresh, healthy food to

those who need it most.”

Initially a canned food drive,

Raley’s Food For Families now

provides literally millions of pounds

of nutritious food each year to

hundreds of thousands of hungry

families in Raley’s service areas—

from Salinas, Yreka, and Northern

Nevada, to El Dorado County, Placer

County, and beyond. The need is

staggering: As of 2015, in Sacramento

County alone, more than 240,000

people did not have enough to eat.

The specter of hunger is

especially acute during the holiday

season, when food becomes a

focus of celebration. During the

last two months of the year—

beginning November 4 this year—

the organization holds their annual

Holiday Bag Drive marked by displays

of nutritious groceries at checkout

stands. For a $10 donation, supplemented by Raley’s, a family will receive a bag of food valued

at $30 and enough for 20 meals from such items as fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, canned

tuna and green beans, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, whole-grain pasta, peanut butter, Raisin

Bran, and applesauce. “We’re very particular about the products we put into the bags,” says

Becca Whitman, the program’s executive director and the community relations manager for

Give Where You

Live

Drive Out Hunger Turkey Drive

November 9, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Roseville Auto Mall, diana@

placerfoodbank.org; placerfoodbank.org

> Drop off a frozen turkey or monetary donation; the goal

is to distribute 600 turkeys to families in need.

Make Nine Divine: Friends of Folsom Turkey

Drive and Fundraiser

November 10, beginning at noon, FLB Entertainment

Center, friendsoffolsom.org

> Partake in fun activities, win raffle prizes, and drink for

a cause.

Empty Bowls Supper

November 17, 4-8 p.m., El Dorado County Fairgrounds,

edpjc.org

> Enjoy homemade soup, bread, and a beverage,

participate in a silent auction and listen to live music;

benefits the hungry locally and internationally.

Raley’s. “We focus on nutrition and health.”

No turkeys? Not any longer, because other

sources offer them. These bag donations

add up, too. Last year, the Holiday Bag Drive

provided more than 3.7 million meals.

Four years ago, Raley’s Food For

Families introduced Summer Fresh Drive,

a program that raises funds to make more

fresh fruits and vegetables available to

schoolchildren whose summer break also

means a break from free meals. This past

summer, the organization, in partnership

with the Sacramento Public Library, held

farmers’ markets at local library lunch

program sites and donated bags of fresh

produce to over 500 families.

The success of Raley’s Food For Families

relies in part on its unique distribution

system. Raley’s doesn’t dole out food.

Instead, it partners with county food banks

aligned with Feeding America—including

Placer Food Bank and Sacramento Food

Bank & Family Services, and the agencies

they both support—placing all the

donations into accounts the food banks can

then “spend” (at Raley’s cost) according to

the needs of the agencies and communities

they serve. “We’re a middle man of

sorts,” Whitman says. “We try to leave

the decisions to the experts and provide

them with the resources to do good.”

foodforfamilies.org

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home design

Home is Where

the Hearth Is

3 Hot Fireplace Ideas

by KERRIE L. KELLY, FASID

Afireplace is oftentimes the primary focal point of a living room,

providing warmth, comfort, and structure. Still, there can be challenges

when it comes to designing your living space around one. How close

can the furniture be to the heat and flames? Is there a “best” option

for placement of the sofa? What if there are competing focal points,

such as in a room with a terrific view? Here are a few design tips and

tricks that will help when faced with such decisions.

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so symmetrical, this configuration makes

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But what if the room and fireplace is

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you would want to “pull it back,” allowing

for larger furniture arrangements echoing

the larger scale and to avoid having the

space seem cavernous. In room (B), proper

balance is the result of high ceilings and

windows being offset by the extra-large

yet simple, non-fussy furniture selection

and the oh-so-handsome fireplace that

assumes the role of artwork.

2ROOM WITH A VIEW

A not uncommon dilemma when

it comes to designing your room

around a fireplace is the dueling focal point

issue. This occurs when there’s a second or

even third focus drawing your attention,

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1BALANCING ACT

Achieving a sense of balance is

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Sometimes this is easy to accomplish, as in

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opposite the fireplace with a conveniently

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Soul

Foodies

10

TOP CHEFS

BY LUNA ANONA

PHOTOS BY DANTE FONTANA

In the pages

that follow, we

introduce you

to the people

behind the

local plates and

restaurants you

love—each with a

story as colorful

as their culinary

creations. Dig

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in and learn

something new!

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10 TOP CHEFS

Angelique Miller

Zest Vegan Kitchen, 2620 Sunset Boulevard, Suite

1, Rocklin, 916-824-1688, zestvegankitchen.com

Plant-based kitchen virtuoso Angelique

Miller traveled for work when she was young,

studying food every new place that she went.

In 1995, she began a vegetarian diet, and

further honed her produce-transforming

chops after going vegan in 2008. Now she’s

devoted to demonstrating how delicious

food can be without meat.

First memory of food: My dad, who is

Croatian, would make palacinkas, which are

like a thick crêpe. I used to smother them in

jam and roll them up.

Food philosophy: I love to celebrate plants

in all their beautiful glory. Delicious colors,

flavors, and textures can happen with

the simplest ingredients. I strive for food

being not only delicious and beautiful, but

nourishing and joyful.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: I’d love to spend

more time being creative and innovative

while other trusted individuals handled the

daily business aspects of running a restaurant.

Top cooking tip: Use whatever tools you can

find to make cooking fun and easy, and get in

there and play.

The best thing I ever ate: I’m still haunted

by the memory of a breathtaking chile

relleno I had as a kid in Arizona at a tiny

hole-in-the-wall restaurant. So uniquely and

freshly prepared, it inspires me to this day. I

also once had a cherimoya fruit that was so

perfectly sun-ripened and flavorful that it was

bliss beyond belief, eliciting audible moans

and head-to-toe tingles. I’m still chasing that

experience each time I buy a cherimoya.

One food I’ll never get behind: Animals.

Guilty pleasure food: So Delicious cashew

ice cream (salted caramel and snickerdoodle).

Favorite ingredient to work with: Besan (a

smooth yellow chickpea flour found in Indian

grocery stores). It’s shockingly gross when

tasted raw, but borderline magical after it’s

freshly cooked.

For dinner last night, I ate: Veggie

enchiladas, green cilantro rice, chips, and

salsa

Favorite food pairing: Fruit and herbs, like

blackberries and sage or watermelon and

mint.

Favorite restaurant and dish: The vegan

OMFG roll from Lou’s Sushi in Sacramento.

You’d never know it, but: My kids were born

in Haiti, and I have a deep appreciation and

love for Haitian culture and food, which is

mainly Caribbean with a French influence. I

offer Haitian dishes sometimes at Zest and

am thrilled when people try them.

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Karen Holmes

Karen’s Bakery and Café, 705 Gold Lake Drive,

Folsom, 916-985-2665, karensbakery.com

Nick Dedier

Milestone, 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 116, El

Dorado Hills, 916-934-0790, milestonerestaurantedh.com

Nick Dedier has traveled

leaps and bounds from his

college days of working as a

casual server and even as a

dishwasher at Strings Italian

Café. From attending the

Culinary Institute of America in

New York and holding varying

positions at numerous Michelin

star restaurants—Daniel Boulud

Brasserie, Gary Danko, Thomas

Keller Restaurant Group—to

working with Auberge Resorts,

it’s safe to say this superstar

has an impressive résumé—and

some serious culinary chops.

Decorative background aside,

however, his true joy lies in

supporting small businesses

by cooking solid, locally

sourced, seasonal food for the

community.

First memory of food: Making

scrambled eggs with my mom

and Aunt Jan. I learned on my

own that the more cream I

added the better they were.

Food philosophy: Always cook

like you're cooking for family

and friends, not customers or

the bottom line. Keep it classic,

not trendy; rich and valuable,

not precious and pricey.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: A

fishing guide.

Top cooking tip: Chefs only

become better by using

better quality ingredients with

diligently practiced techniques.

The best thing I ever ate:

Oysters and Pearls at The

French Laundry in Yountville.

One food I'll never get

behind: Vegan food made to

look like meat.

Guilty pleasure food: Any hot

dog from Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

Favorite ingredient to work

with: Great food is loaded with

love; considering I’m my own

boss working with my fiancé in

a New American restaurant, I

get to work with that ingredient

every day and am proud to say

it shows. Also, salt. Developing

a method and a madness

to salt usage really makes

food sing. The famous chef

Jean-Louis Palladin made the

inference that people don't go

to restaurants because [chefs]

know how to cook, they go out

because [they] know how to

use salt.

For dinner last night I ate:

Leftover Chinese food in the

only fashion acceptable—the

dregs from every box, in a bowl,

with white rice heated up and

devoured.

Favorite food pairing:

Sparkling wine and anything; or

pork and fruit.

Favorite restaurant and dish:

“Chip and Dip” at State Bird

Provisions in San Francisco.

You'd never know it, but: I

grew up absolutely loathing

onions.

At 12 years old, Karen Holmes was preparing three-course

meals—that included the ambitious Baked Alaska—for her

parents. Given her Danish lineage—where she says that

baking is part of your life regardless of age or gender—

perhaps it’s no surprise that she’s the accomplished chef

she is today. (More proof that it runs in the family? Her son,

Duncan, recently received a nod from Bon Appétit for his

restaurant Call in Denver.)

First memory of food: Plum-flavored baby food.

Food philosophy: Food should be adventurous, but also

personal. I love trying new things, but I also like food that

people would just come over to your house to eat; the

whole micro-tweezer food movement isn’t for me.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: A culinary travel guide.

Top cooking tip: Be adventurous, and don’t be afraid to

try something new. We all burn stuff—you can always try it

again.

The best thing I ever ate: It was a dish in a very complex

broth with fresh peas, lots of dill, and a sous-vide egg.

The peas were raw and the warm yolk flooded the whole

thing—it was the sexiest, most delicious thing I’ve ever

eaten.

One food I’ll never get behind: I just can’t deal with

eggplant.

Guilty pleasure food: Chips and salty things—I love the

salt and pepper kettle chips.

Favorite ingredient to work with: If you took everything

away from me, I’d be the most bummed if you took away

produce. Produce is a miracle.

For dinner last night, I ate: I went to eat dinner at the

house of some friends. They’re really good cooks and made

Cornish game hen with Cuban seasoning.

Favorite food pairing: A lot of people like charcuterie and

cheese, but I love charcuterie and dried fruit.

Favorite restaurant and dish: Anything at Manfreds & Din

in Denmark—they’re constantly changing the menu.

You’d never know it, but: I race Porsches.

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10 TOP CHEFS

Mark Berkner

Taste Restaurant,

9402 Main Street,

Plymouth, 209-245-3463,

restauranttaste.com

Mark Berkner serves as the

department chair for the

San Joaquin Delta College

of Culinary Arts, a tasty full

circle from when he was a

student studying culinary arts

at Contra Costa College. The

chef and educator believes

that all chefs are artists, and

after a bite of his foie gras

or seared scallops, we’re

inclined to agree.

Food philosophy: Food

should be prepared and

consumed at its most optimal

freshness and ripeness while

showcasing the natural

flavors of the ingredients. It

shouldn’t be intimidating,

but it should be a nourishing

experience that makes your

taste buds happy.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: Test

driving dirt bikes.

Guilty pleasure food:

Reuben sandwiches.

Favorite ingredient to work

with: Wild mushrooms that

I’ve foraged.

For dinner last night, I ate:

Liverwurst on crackers at 10

p.m.

Favorite food pairing: Toast

paired with anything!

Favorite restaurant and

dish: The Waterboy, and

anything on the menu.

You’d never know it, but:

I’m a professor.

Jarunee Fleming

Thai Paradise, 2770 East

Bidwell Street, Suite 100,

Folsom, 916-984-8988,

thaiparadisefolsom.com

If you look far enough down

Jarunee Fleming’s résumé,

you’ll find the time she

honed her cooking skills in

Bangkok, Thailand, which

explains why her Thai curries

are so popular—and one of

her favorite things to cook.

Her focus today? Bringing the

authentic flavors of Thailand

to Folsom. Yes, please.

First memory of food: Being

six years old and eating rice.

Food philosophy: I just love

making people happy and

healthy.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d

be: Growing flowers and

vegetables.

Top cooking tip: Taste what

you cook before you serve it!

The best thing I ever ate:

Cioppino at Sotto Mare in San

Francisco.

One food I’ll never get

behind: Beef.

Guilty pleasure food: Ice

cream.

Favorite ingredient to work

with: Chiles.

For dinner last night, I ate:

Veggie soup!

Favorite food pairing:

Shrimp and greens.

Favorite restaurant and

dish: Cioppino at Sea Chest

in Cambria.

You’d never know it, but:

I’m a great singer.

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Christine Ondrus-Lykos

Farmer’s Delicatessen and

Bakery, 3952 Cambridge

Road, Cameron Park, 530-

672-6800, farmersdeli.net

Christine Ondrus-Lykos thought

she might attend the Culinary

Institute of America some 20

years ago, but instead, the selftaught

chef blazed a trail all on

her own by traveling through

Europe and gaining an immense

appreciation of what other

countries and cultures bring to

the American palate—and plate.

Now the native New Yorker is

doing the same at her beloved

bakery and deli in Cameron

Park.

First memory of food: I visited

Hungary and Romania when I

was four. I remember playing

with pigs and chickens on a

remote farm, and I vividly recall

seeing a whole animal being

cooked on top of a spit in an

open field.

Food philosophy: Keep

it simple, take your time,

and mind your energy in

the kitchen—energy is an

ingredient!

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: A rally

sports car driver.

The best thing I ever ate:

Crème caramel in Barcelona.

One food I’ll never get behind:

Escargot.

Guilty pleasure food: Pizza.

Favorite ingredient to work

with: Garlic—yum!

For dinner last night, I ate:

Chicken salad with avocado.

Favorite food pairing: Clarified

butter and garlic.

Favorite restaurant and dish:

The Cashew Chicken at Thai

House.

You’d never know it, but:

When I was younger, I wanted to

be a dancer.

Kara Taylor

The Farm Table, 311 Main

Street, Placerville, 530-295-

8140, ourfarmtable.com

Kara Taylor started working

in coffee and donut shops

when she was 13, followed by

a pie-making stint at an apple

orchard. By 15, she was cooking

on the line at a fine dining

Italian restaurant. Today? You

can find her slinging some of

the best duck confit in Northern

California, among other things.

First memory of food: Eating

lobster at a birthday party when

I was four. Growing up in coastal

New England, it was a family

tradition to eat lobster on our

birthdays.

Food philosophy: Less is more.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: Doing

community development work

in the nonprofit or public sector.

Top cooking tip: Don’t rush it.

Dishes cooked “low and slow”

like confits and braises are my

specialty.

The best thing I ever ate:

Lobster in butter, lobster bisque,

lobster roll—I really love lobster.

One food I’ll never get behind:

I can’t think of anything I’ll never

like!

Guilty pleasure food: Fried

chicken, but I don’t really feel

guilty about it.

Favorite ingredient to work

with: Pork.

For dinner last night, I ate: A

sausage sandwich with grilled

peppers and onions.

Favorite food pairing: During

fall, butternut squash and

chipotle chili.

Favorite restaurant and dish:

Chile Relleno and Blood Sausage

Tacos from Santa Maria Taqueria.

You’d never know it, but: I

spent a year working as a tool

librarian, lending out tools and

fixing small engines on lawn

mowers.


Taro Arai

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, various

locations, mikunisushi.com

The self-proclaimed happiest

chef ever, Taro Arai learned

how to cook from watching

his mother and reading books.

When the raw fish aficionado

and hailed “Lord of Rice” isn’t

rolling delicious concoctions

from the sea, you can probably

find him doing charity work—

or devouring his mother’s

homemade dashi.

First memory of food: I grew

up eating my mom’s homecooked

meals, so maybe a bowl

of rice with a raw egg, from

one of our own chickens, or

furikake, which is dried fish and

vegetables.

Food philosophy: I follow the

three “F”s: fresh, freestyle, and

freaky!

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be:

Working for a charitable

organization, which I already

do part-time at the Mikuni

Charitable Foundation.

Top cooking tip: There are no

rules, so just cook from your

heart.

The best thing I ever ate:

Tai (sea bream) sashimi in my

hometown of Amakusa, Japan.

One food I’ll never get behind:

I’ve traveled all over the world

looking for one thing that I

didn’t like, but I haven’t found it

yet—I like everything!

Guilty pleasure food: I never

feel guilty.

Favorite ingredient to work

with: Fresh fish.

For dinner last night, I

ate: Sōmen noodles from

Nagasaki, Japan, with my mom’s

homemade dashi.

Favorite food pairing: Nigiri

and sake.

Favorite restaurant and

dish: I have too many friends

in this field—I like all of the

restaurants!

You’d never know it, but: I

used to be very short-tempered,

but now I’m full of joy.

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10 TOP CHEFS

Michael Liu

Hisui Sushi, 25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 107, Folsom, 916-

985-7778, hisuisushi.com

Michael Liu was born into the restaurant industry. His parents owned

Chinese restaurants in the Bay Area, and he often helped out. At 16,

he got his first official job as a dishwasher at a Japanese restaurant

and—after learning and honing his skills from some of the eatery’s

amazing chefs—went on to become the successful owner and chef at

Folsom favorite Hisui.

First memory of food: My grandma’s cooking. Since my parents were

busy with the restaurant business, most of the time my grandma

would prepare homemade meals for my brothers and me. I loved her

beef noodle soup and rice porridge. I still don’t know how she makes

them, but I know no one can make them as perfectly as her.

Food philosophy: Combining traditional cuisine with a creative and

contemporary flair using only the freshest, healthiest ingredients.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: An engineer. I went to school for it and got a

degree but found my passion in food. I love what I do and ended up

being really good at it!

Top cooking tip: Good food is actually pretty simple. It always starts

with the origin of your ingredients; fresh, natural ingredients make just

about everything taste way better.

The best thing I ever ate: When my wife and I visited South Korea,

Taiwan, and Japan, we had the most amazing food experiences. The

street markets during the day, the vibrant night markets, fish markets,

and the food festivals—there’s such a diversity to the food they offer,

and it was a true food paradise.

One food I’ll never get behind: Overcooked cabbage. The smell is

disgusting!

Guilty pleasure food: Ice cream.

Favorite ingredient to work with: Fish sauce. It’s an umami bomb

that gives depth and richness to sauces and main dishes.

For dinner last night, I ate: A perfectly seasoned homemade pork

chop with potatoes and veggies—and, of course, ice cream for dessert.

Favorite food pairing: Sake with sushi. Sake is very versatile and

complements many cuisines.

Favorite restaurant and dish: Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino.

It’s an American steakhouse with a Japanese flair. I love their dry-aged

tomahawk chop, truffle mac & cheese, and complimentary cotton

candy.

You’d never know it, but: I love playing video games.

Julian Perrigo-Jimenez

Julian’s Pâtisserie & Café, 6610 Folsom-Auburn Road,

Suite 7, Folsom, 916-936-4735, julianscafe.com

Julian Perrigo-Jimenez of Food Network fame (he just

finished filming a Cake Wars episode to air next October)

is all about pushing himself and staying innovative. The

California Culinary Academy of San Francisco graduate

specialized in baking and pastry arts, and returned from

Las Vegas—after having worked alongside world-renowned

pastry chefs with stints at the Bellagio and Caesars Palace—

to bring the baked goods home to Folsom.

First memory of food: Buttermilk pancakes that my

grandma used to make from scratch. She’d brush each one

with melted butter, and they were the best pancakes I’ve

ever had.

Food philosophy: Food is an art and a form of creative

expression.

If I wasn’t a chef, I’d be: A teacher. I love helping young

people achieve their goals.

Top cooking tip: Don’t be afraid to make anything—

everybody has to start somewhere.

The best thing I ever ate: My first crêpe in the streets of

Paris.

One food I’ll never get behind: Mushrooms.

Guilty pleasure food: Ice cream.

Favorite ingredient to work with: Chocolate.

For dinner last night, I ate: A bacon, egg, and cheese

croissant.

Favorite food pairing: Ice cream and bread pudding.

Favorite restaurant and dish: Lasagna at The Place.

You’d never know it, but: I used to be really into

skateboarding.

For more top chefs

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eat & drink

DINING SPOTLIGHT

By strange coincidence, when I was asked

to review the Gold Country’s newest

Italian bistro, I had been craving the authentic,

rustic cuisine of Northern Italy. I just didn’t

expect it to be in Placerville. As my plus one

and I strolled down a quaint courtyard off

Main Street, we came upon our destination:

Amore Mio.

The bistro is the collaboration between

owners Sigrid and Mari—two personalities

bubbling with gioia e amore (joy and love),

thanks to a passion for their new life in the

foothills, their customers, and each other.

We witnessed the latter when Sigrid brought

Mari flowers as consolation for “a tough

day.” The “awww” factor was palpable.

After a glass of local vino was poured, my

trip back to Tuscany officially began with il

Amore Mio

Italian Bistro

Love at First Bite

by LORN RANDALL // photos by DANTE FONTANA

“THE BISTRO IS THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN OWNERS SIGRID

AND MARI—TWO PERSONALITIES BUBBLING WITH GIOIA E AMORE

(JOY AND LOVE), THANKS TO A PASSION FOR THEIR NEW LIFE IN THE

FOOTHILLS, THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND EACH OTHER.”

fritto misto della casa—delicately

fried zucchini flowers stuffed

with mozzarella alongside

arancini (breaded risotto balls)

and a drizzle of balsamic

reduction nestled atop fresh

greens and diced tomatoes. While

it’s possible to find arancini on menus from

time to time, the addition of fried zucchini

flowers is a rarity, making this a must-order

antipasti.

My mother recently blessed me with

a parcel of melanzana (eggplant) from her

garden, so I was excited to see the oblong

purple orb featured in Amore’s di rughetta,

pomodorini e melanzane. Grilled eggplant

strips, rolled and filled with ricotta and

sun-dried tomatoes, accompanied by

cherry tomatoes and fresh-picked arugula

was a salad match made in heaven. The

addition of sun-dried tomatoes gave the

subtle flavors of eggplant and ricotta a

bright burst, while the arugula provided a

palatable, peppery bite.

The entrée round at Italian eateries

always torments me: pasta or protein?

Fortunately, I had already forwarned my

girlfriend that I would be pirating the gnocchi

in liguria from her plate (she will always

order gnocchi in creamy pesto), while I

savored my way through the salsicce e pollo

in coppia. My dish, sausage and chicken with

peppers and onions in tomato sauce, was hearty and satisfying, and I knew I could enjoy

any leftovers later; but the large bowl of pillowy potato dumplings in basil-infused cream

with pine nuts and parmesan could not be postponed. Gnocchi in creamy pesto waits for no

one, and those that pirate from their significant others are soon rewarded—or so the saying

goes…mangia bene!

HOURS: 5-9 p.m.

(Tuesday-Sunday);

closed Monday

TRY THIS: Il Fritto

Misto Della Casa,

Bruschetta, Di

Rughetta Pomodorini

e Melanzane, Giulio

Cesare, Soup of the

Day, Gnocchi in Liguria,

Salsicce e Pollo in

Coppia, Pennette in

Salamandra, Tiramisu

DRINKS: Beer and

wine

TAB: $$

HEADS-UP: Glutenfree

and zucchini

Clockwise starting top left: Di

Rughetta Pomodorini e Melanzane,

Fritto Misto Della Casa, Gnocchi in

Liguria, Salsicce e Pollo in Coppia,

Bruschetta

pasta noodles; daily

selection of desserts

from Bindi in Milano,

Italy; catering and

private events; dogfriendly

patio; happy

to make special, offmenu

dishes upon

request; family-style

dinners available for

groups of 8+; daily

happy hour from 3-5

p.m.; everything is

made to order from

scratch; reservations

are recommended

Amore Mio Italian Bistro, 451 Main

Street, Suite 8, Placerville, 530-303-

3148, amoremiobistro.com

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TASTE / SEASONAL RECIPES

3 Autumn-Inspired

Dishes

Whether you’re hosting the main Turkey Day event, tasked with bringing a dish to

Friendsgiving, or seeking some easy-to-make fall recipes, the following dishes deliver

big flavors with minimal mess.

Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad

Submitted by Sonya Keister,

Folsom-based blogger

at The Rustic Fork,

therusticfork.com,

@therusticfork

Persimmons and

pomegranates

are both in season

right now and make

a delicious addition

to your fall table,

whether entertaining

for the holidays or just having a

weeknight meal with family.

• 3.5 oz. package greens (mâche or

spring greens)

• 1/4 lb. Humboldt Fog Cypress

Cove goat cheese (or other goat

cheese)

• 1 fuyu persimmon, peeled and cut

into thin slices

• 3/4 cup pecan-cashew mix (Sahale

Snacks) or toasted hazelnuts

• 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

For the Pomegranate Dressing:

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 3 tbsp. pomegranate vinegar or

balsamic vinegar

• 1/3 cup diced shallots (1 large

shallot bulb)

• 3 tsp. honey

• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

• 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Make the dressing. Combine the

olive oil, vinegar, shallots, honey,

salt, and pepper in a bowl and

whisk to combine. Refrigerate until

ready to use (up to 1 week).

Assemble salad. Place greens on a

platter and top with the nuts, goat

cheese, and persimmon slices;

sprinkle on the pomegranate seeds.

Dress right before serving; do not

add too much dressing or salad will

get soggy.

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TASTE / SEASONAL RECIPES

Acorn Squash with Apple Stuffing

Submitted by Allie and Dan, Sacramento-based

bloggers at Love & Risotto, loveandrisotto.com,

@loveandrisotto

• 2 acorn squash, cut in half

• 2 tbsp. olive oil

• Salt and pepper

• 1 apple, chopped

• 1 box stuffing

• 1 1/2 cups water

• 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

• 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Halve the acorn squash from each pointy end. Remove

the seeds and rub with olive oil. Season with salt and

pepper. Turn squash halves over and place in a

baking dish. Quarter the apple and put in the

same baking dish. Place in oven and bake for

25-30 minutes.

Mix stuffing and water and cook on stovetop according

to package directions.

With baked apples, stuffing, and cranberries, this

stuffed acorn squash is completely tasty. In a few steps and

with very little time and energy, the perfect bite of fall is ready.

Once the acorn squash is roasted, evenly spoon in the

stuffing. Top with the baked apple, dried cranberries,

and parmesan cheese.

Submitted by Genevieve

Jerome, Folsom-based

blogger at Fitty Foodlicious

and cookbook author,

fittyfoodlicious.com,

@fittyfoodlicious

These bars are similar to

the Cranberry Bliss Bars you

can buy at “that one” coffee shop

but without all of the chemicals, refined sugars,

additives, and oils.

• 1 cup organic flour

• 1 tsp. organic baking powder

• 1/4 tsp. Himalayan sea salt

• 1 tbsp. fresh ginger

• 1/2 tbsp. fresh turmeric

• 1 scoop (add more if you want!) Vital

Protein’s Collagen Beauty Water

(Strawberry Lemonade)

• 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar

• 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

• 2 tbsp. organic coconut oil

• 1 organic egg

• 1 cup fresh organic cranberries

For the Frosting:

• 1 brick softened organic cream cheese

• 1 tbsp. lemon zest

• 1 tbsp. organic coconut sugar

• 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries

Add flour, baking powder, and sea salt to a

medium mixing bowl, then add the fresh ginger

and turmeric and combine. Next, add 1 scoop of

collagen beauty water and combine again.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the coconut

sugar, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and egg and

whisk together (do not overmix). Combine all

ingredients together with a mixer on low speed.

Remember: Do not overmix or your dough may

Healthy Cranberry Delight Bars

come out in clumps. For the smoothest dough possible, mix everything together

slowly; no need to rush this part.

Once your dough is at the desired consistency, fold in 1 cup of fresh cranberries

until combined. Spread dough mixture evenly into a greased baking pan (I use

coconut oil spray). Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. (Do not

overbake if you want a chewy-gooey middle). Stick a toothpick in the bars to

ensure they’re done; if it comes out clean, your bars are ready!

While the bars cool, make the frosting. Combine softened cream cheese, lemon

zest, and coconut sugar in a mixer until the frosting comes out smooth.

Place the bars in the fridge for 10 minutes to thicken up a bit. Once cooled, cut

them. Top with frosting, dried cranberries, and more lemon zest. The bars will keep

in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight glass container.

FOR MORE SEASONAL RECIPES, VISIT STYLERGBR.COM!

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Other

Poké Places

We Love...

FOODIE

FIND

by JULIE RYAN

Reel Poké Cove // I love restaurants where you can build your own meal. It means you get

to avoid the “I’ll have that, but without those, and add this” conversation. Reel Poké Cove in the Galleria

at Roseville lets you choose everything you want in your Poké Bowl—ensuring it’s crafted exactly to your

palate’s preference. First commit to your base, which could be salad, sushi rice, or brown rice. Second, pick

your protein(s). Options include ahi tuna, shrimp, salmon, scallops, tako, and tofu. On my visit, I chose ahi

tuna and shrimp; yes, you can do that! Step three is your “mix”—select from a spoonful of onions, cilantro,

masago, scallions, sesame oil, Hawaiian salt, edamame, and jalapeños…or all the above. Next, get saucy

with eight options—from a sriracha aioli to a slightly sweet unagi and spicy Thai chili. Your final decision,

step five, is toppings. Go crazy and add ‘em all (we won’t judge), or keep it simple like me with fried onions,

cucumbers, and avocado. For those who haven’t jumped on the poké craze quite yet, you’re missing out,

but you’re also in luck: Reel serves a variety of cooked, island-inspired plates, like garlic shrimp, onigirazu

(essentially a sushi sandwich) seared salmon, and fried “mochiko” chicken. What’s more, the family-owned

restaurant uses only California-grown produce and 100-percent sustainable seafood, so you know you’re

getting a quality meal with reel ingredients. Oh, and here’s a little secret: They make Dole Whip Floats that’ll

change your life. You’re welcome. . 1151 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville, 916-771-3989, reelpokecove.com.

COOL BEERWERKS

5020 Ellinghouse Drive,

Suite H, Cool

530-885-5866

cbwbeer.com


FISHOLOGY POKE BAR

2784 East Bidwell Street,

Suite 400, Folsom

916-587-1899

fishologypokebar.com


LET’S POKÉ

3182 Center Street,

Placerville

530-402-7653

lets-poke-sushirestaurant.business.site


POKÉ CUBE

3161 Zinfandel Drive,

Suite 4, Rancho Cordova

916-400-4663

poke-cube.com


YUMMY POKÉ

6696 Lonetree

Boulevard, Suite 300,

Rocklin

916-872-1477

myyummypoke.com


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Reel Poké Cove photo by DANTE FONTANA.

Other photo © Timolina - adobestockphoto.com.


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Rancho Cordova

Sat 10am – 6pm

916-351-0227

Sun 11am – 6pm

www.naturwood.com


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THE HOT LIST

6 Best Baked Goods

compiled by STYLE STAFFERS // photos by DANTE FONTANA

Who here loves the smell of freshly baked dough and the melting of buttery pastry in your mouth? All of

us at Style say “aye.” Read on for a sampling of some of our favorite goodies. In no particular order…

Farmer’s Delicatessen and Bakery

BJ Cinnamon

Julian’s Pâtisserie and Café

Icing on the Cupcake

Starbread

North Star Home Baking

“The Hungarian Apple

Strudel from Farmer’s

Delicatessen and Bakery

in Cameron Park is a

traditional Hungarian pastry

featuring flaky, crisp layers of

buttery phyllo dough, golden

raisins, walnuts, apples,

sugar, and cinnamon. It’s an

extra rich treat that’s become

a fast favorite (I even got my

family hooked). Each strudel

is individually handmade, and

you can taste the attention to

detail in every bite. This treat

is all kinds of wonderful.”

farmersdeli.net

“Folsom’s BJ Cinnamon is

like pastry heaven. I think

I’ve tried almost all of their

baked goods (cinnamon rolls,

sticky buns, donuts, cake,

fritters—name it, I’ve had it),

but I keep going back to the

Cronuts. They’re the perfect

mix of buttery croissant

and sweet donut, and they

NEVER disappoint. The

croissant-doughnut hybrid is

great with just plain sugar and

exceptional with chocolate, or

a maple glaze. They’re best

warmed and had with a cup of

hot coffee.” 916-608-8824

“The Almond Croissant

from Julian’s Pâtisserie and

Café in Folsom is filled with a

delectable almond cream that’s

the perfect consistency—not

too thick and just enough with

every bite. The pastry itself is

nice and crisp and never dry

with layer upon layer of flaky,

buttery goodness. The outside

has a bit of the same almond

cream, topped with toasted

slivered almonds and powdered

sugar. It’s the best thing

outside of Europe! I’m guilty

of having made this a weekly

habit.” julianscafe.com

“Icing on the Cupcake is

famous for their Red Velvet

Cupcake—and for good reason.

I like getting it ‘baby-bite’ size

so I feel less guilty. (It’s warped

logic, I know.) The moist, neverdry

cupcake isn’t overly sweet

and come with a heavenly cream

cheese frosting that makes for a

spot-on confection every single

time. Red sprinkles and a tiny

red heart on top are the icing

on the cake! I’ve also heard

great things about their glutenfree

and vegan cupcakes.”

icingonthecupcake.com

“Starbread in Roseville is the

greatest Filipino bakery in the

region—possibly in existence.

Their signature Señorita

Bread dances lightly on your

taste buds—and your wallet!

What’s more, the customer

service is always on point.

These little finger rolls are

light and airy and slathered

with butter and sugar…it’s

remarkable how something so

simple can be so addictive. I’ve

downed 10 of these babies in

one go. They should seriously

come with a warning!”

starbreadca.com

“North Star Home Baking in

Rocklin is a feast for the eyes.

From artisan tarts and pastries to

breads and savory items, all of their

European and Mediterranean treats

are ‘handmade with love’ as the cute

stickers on their packaging claim.

Owner Metin Emek also shares

his love of baking with everyone

he meets. Fresh fruit galore,

their Fruit Puff cradles a rich,

homemade French pudding topped

with fresh fruits of the day that

sometimes include figs, kiwi, and all

types of berries. I’ve never seen or

tasted anything so gorgeous before.”

northstarhomebaking.com

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FOR MORE BAKED GOODS WE LOVE,

VISIT STYLERGBR.COM!


H BEST FOOD AND DRINK H

AS VOTED BY THE READERS OF STYLE MAGAZINE

JAPANESE / SUSHI

ITALIAN

Executive Chef Michael Liu unites

traditional Japanese cuisine with unique

and contemporary offerings by bringing

you the very best in tasty ingredients

from the ocean & land to your plate.

Tuesday-Sunday 11am-2pm enjoy our All

You Can Eat (AYCE) menu. It has proven

an unmatched offering enthusiastically

received by our customers.

Hisui Sushi

25004 Blue Ravine Rd., #107

Folsom

916-985-7778

www.hisuisushi.com

Local Chicago Hot Spot! Serving up

Roseville's favorite signature Chicago

pizzas, Italian beef and “Vienna” dogs,

pastas, and sandwiches that offer high

quality, value and flavor. Dine-in with

your family and watch your favorite

sporting events. Join us for NFL Ticket.

Online ordering and carry out available.

Closed Mondays.

Rosati's

5140 Foothills Blvd., #110

Roseville, CA

916-797-7492

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CANDY STORE/CONFECTIONER

FRENCH

A Family of Candy Makers since 1963.

With 3 generations of candy makers,

Snooks continues the tradition of

producing the finest freshly made

confections on site in Historic

Folsom. Come visit us or shop online!

Snooks Chocolate Factory

731 Sutter Street

Historic Folsom, CA

916-985-0620

www.snookscandies.com

Combining the flavors of France and

the Mediterranean regions with an

emphasis on quality, fresh seasonal

and locally-grown ingredients.

The perfect location for private

dining, special events, wedding

celebrations and corporate dinners/

presentations.

La Provence Restaurant

& Terrace

110 Diamond Creek Place

Roseville, CA

916-789-2002

www.laprovenceroseville.com

ITALIAN

DESSERTS

At Visconti’s Ristorante, we are honored

to cook for you as we cook for our own

family. We are proud to use only the

freshest ingredients, and imported

meat, cheese, and wine.

We welcome you and look forward to

serving you!

Visconti’s Ristorante

2700 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 700

Folsom, CA

916-983-5181

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Icing on the Cupcake offers a wide

variety of cupcake flavors including

gluten free and vegan options

available every day at our three retail

locations. We also offer other sweet

treats baked fresh daily including

brownies, pies, and cookie sandwiches

using the finest quality ingredients.

Icing on the Cupcake

6839 Lonetree Blvd.

Rocklin

916-303-4333

www.icingonthecupcake.com

AMERICAN

CAFÉ

The Independent presents an

outstanding American fusion menu

and a top-tier full bar. The scratch

kitchen uses only the freshest, finest

ingredients creating exceptional grill

and seafood entrées. The bar prides

itself on artisanal cocktails, freshsqueezed

juices and house-made

mixers. Beautiful outdoor patio!

The Independent

Restaurant and Bar

629 Main Street, Placerville

530-344-7645

independentplacerville.com

We specialize in European inspired

Breakfast Pastries, Crepes, and

Desserts! Everything is made in house

by our exceptional culinary team. Join

us for lunch and try one of our savory

Crepes or sandwiches made with only

the best quality ingredients.

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Julian’s Patisserie & Cafe

6610 Folsom Auburn Rd., Ste. 7

Folsom, CA

916-936-4735

www.julianscafe.com

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eat & drink

Sip

on

This

Helwig 2015 Mourvedre

ABV: 13.4%

PRICE: $28

PURCHASE: Helwig Winery, 11555 Shenandoah

Road, Plymouth, 209-245-5200, helwigwinery.

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Lone Buffalo 2017 “Buffalo Rose”

Sangiovese Rosé

ABV: 13.9%

PRICE: $26

PURCHASE: Lone Buffalo Vineyards,

7505 Wise Road, Auburn, 530-823-1159,

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If you want a great white wine

alternative, go for a rosé! This

particular bottle has fruity, cherry,

and strawberry characteristics and a

tart, dry finish that pairs wonderfully

with ham or turkey. It spends a little

more time on the skins prior to

fermentation, giving it a deep color

(that looks especially nice on a fall

table) and complexity, enabling it to

stand up to the meal.

Distant Cellars

2013 Drifter Red Blend

ABV: 15.2%

PRICE: $24

PURCHASE: Distant

Cellars, 21390 Ostrom

Road, Fiddletown, 209-

245-8687, distantcellars.

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This unique blend

of Syrah, Grenache,

Alicante Bouschet,

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enough red fruit and

berries to pair nicely

with the softer flavors

of Thanksgiving, but

it also has enough

structure and alcohol to help cut

through the richer, heartier items like

gravy and stuffing.

This wine is a perfect match for your Turkey

Day dinner, due to its soft tannin structure

and elegant mouthfeel. It’s also light

enough to complement but not overwhelm

white or dark meat and has unmistakable

tones of red plum and current with a subtle

spice on the finish.

Lava Cap 2016 Grenache

ABV: 15.6%

PRICE: $28

PURCHASE: Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road,

Placerville, 530-621-0175, lavacap.com

Aromas of rose petal and crushed strawberry open

to a palate of dense cherry and a flinty mineral

component, before finishing with notes of vanilla

and cola. The wild flavors pair wonderfully with

the earthy aromas and flavors of a Thanksgiving

feast. It’s light- to medium-body doesn’t overpower

the delicate, festive flavors of turkey, stuffing, and

sautéed mushroom dishes.

Bogle 2016 Pinot Noir

ABV: 13.5%

PRICE: $11.99

PURCHASE: Bogle Vineyards, 37783

County Road 144, Clarksburg, 916-744-

1139, boglewinery.com

Folks who typically stray away

from reds will be a fan of this

lighter-style, extremely elegant

Pinot Noir. It pairs beautifully

with poultry, potatoes, and

Grandma’s stuffing, making it a

perfect bottle to open and share

on Thanksgiving.

7Buzzworthy

Thanksgiving Wines

By Ashleigh Gruenwald

Cheers to stuffing your face, minimal family drama, and an all-day football

marathon. But what’s Thanksgiving without a glass (or three) of wine? Make

this year’s celebration extra special by serving—or gifting your hostess—with

a bottle that’s sure to get guests talking.

Mettler Family Vineyards 2015 Lodi

Cabernet Sauvignon

ABV: 14.5%

PRICE: $24.99

Purchase: 7889 East Harney Lane, Lodi, 209-

369-3045, mettlerwine.com

This Cabernet is full of personality and

perfect for your Thanksgiving Day table.

Medium- to full-bodied, it stands up

to hearty stuffings and rich sauces but

is versatile enough to enjoy with the

holiday’s lighter fare like savory roasted

veggies and juicy turkey. It offers inviting

aromas and graceful flavors of cherry,

cranberry, and sweet oak with a rich

mouthfeel and long finish.

Fawnridge Winery

2015 Sierra Foothills Pinot Noir

ABV: 14.5%

PRICE: $30

PURCHASE: 5560 Fawnridge Road, Auburn, 530-887-

9522, fawnridgewine.com

This Pinot Noir is rare for the foothills and works in

wondrous ways. Its softer, lighter style is augmented

by a greater fruit style, making it perfect alongside

poultry or served with appetizers.

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Best in Class Education Center

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?

Best in Class is a supplemental education company providing math

and English enrichment for grades K-12. We also provide private

tutoring and SAT/ACT test prep. We’re a fast-growing franchise and

committed to building confident students. For over 15 years, I taught

multiple subjects and served as a private tutor; it all started in high

school when fellow students would ask me for help. I’ve always loved

helping people, so I guess you could say that it’s a little of both—I

found it and it found me!

What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn

from the experience?

I was a peer tutor and helped students in high school with their

math, English, and essay-writing skills. I learned that it’s important

to understand where the student is coming from and gauge his or

her confidence level in understanding the material.

Why is your staff the best in the business?

Our teachers are college-educated and passionate about teaching.

Their extreme dedication to students, emphasis on active teaching,

and proprietary curriculum are what set us apart from other tutoring

and supplemental education companies.

Where do you go when the going gets tough?

My backyard. We have a big oak tree and hammock where I like to

relax and read. Being in nature is really refreshing, and I don’t have

to go far to find peace!

What’s your hidden talent?

JENNIFER CHEN TRAN

1000 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 8A, Roseville, 916-918-2297,

bestinclasseducation.com/locations/roseville

I’m a very fast reader and can finish a (good) book within a day or two.

And finally, customer service is…?

Being receptive and really listening to customers to help them solve

their problems; also, exceeding the customer’s expectations and

making them feel good about working with you.

Describe your business.

Remedy Rx is an independent pharmacy that I opened in 2013.

How are you involved with both the community and your

customer?

We sponsor local school teams and provide hard-to-find services like

free delivery services. We also host educational talks, blood pressure

health clinics, doTerra oil talks, and many other free events.

Why is your staff the best in the business?

They treat every patient with care and importance—not just as

another number.

Where do you go when the going gets tough?

I turn to family and faith. Faith has gotten me through many tough

times, and family has always provided support through the good

and the bad.

What’s your biggest job perk?

The satisfaction of a new customer walking through my door and

saying, “This is the cutest little pharmacy I’ve ever been in.” Those

words mean so much to me, as I have worked hard to make Remedy

Rx feel like home.

What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?

Chaat Paradise. They have the best vegetarian street food in the area.

What’s your favorite local event that you go to?

I love attending the Roseville Chamber of Commerce events. I

always meet new people, and there’s great food!

And finally, customer service is…?

Knowing your patients’ names and having meaningful

conversations with them.

Remedy Rx

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1420 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 130, Roseville, 916-740-1600,

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