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For those still searching for the perfect present to gift someone (or yourself) this season, it’s your lucky day. In this month’s Holiday Gift Guide (page 45), we have 50+ ideas for all—including a pie-making class at Newcastle’s North Fork Chai Co., plaid flannel PJs for your pup (sold at pet boutique, Posh Puppy, in Rocklin), and the most stylish stockings I’ve ever seen (available at Placerville’s Brass + Oak). The best part? The majority of our picks are available at local retailers or made by area artisans. I know Amazon is convenient, but I strongly urge you to support the mom-and-pop places that make our community thrive; plus, most of the featured stores offer online shopping too, so you can purchase from the comfort of your crib!
If a Christmas vacation is calling you, turn to page 64 for five places—all a short drive away—that are particularly pleasing this time of year. For each destination, Heather L. Nelson offers suggestions on where to eat and sleep, plus info on can’t-miss holiday happenings. There’s plenty more Christmassy content in the pages that follow, so pour yourself a glass of robust red (on page 90, we share four of our favorites!) and get into the season with Style. See you next year!

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Holiday Gift Guide:

50+ Fab Finds for All

Shop local this Christmas with our collection of perfect

presents to please the most discerning person on your list.

Quirky or classic, fashionable or functional, we searched the

region for the most fabulous finds in every price point.

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5 Christmas Vacations

Do the holidays have you eager to escape? Get away without going

far away with our picks for places to see this season. From ice

skating in Union Square to Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas, there’s

a wintry wonderland for all.

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COMMUNITY

MATTERS

ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

EAT & DRINK

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14 WHAT’S UP

News Around Town

18 GET TO KNOW

Dina Gentry

33 CALENDAR

25+ Things to Do This Month

41 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Leo Songco

84 DINING OUT

El Rey Mexican Cuisine

86 FOODIE FIND

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

8 EDITOR’S LETTER

12 ONLINE

Find More on the Web

This Month

20 THE 10 SPOT

Tree Farms

87 THE HOT LIST

Decadent Desserts

56 INTRODUCING

Q&A with Local Companies

22 TAKE A HIKE

Robie Point Trail

88 TASTE

4 Festive Holiday Apps

60 HOME & GARDEN

8 Christmas Tree Décor Ideas

22 ASK THE EXPERTS

25 GIVING BACK

Allegiant Giving

28 OUTTAKES

Event Pics

90 SIP ON THIS

4 Wintry Wines

92 RESTAURANT

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98 LAST LOOK

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| editor’s letter |

Christmas came early for me this year. My husband and I—after years of

searching, saving, and getting outbid—bought our first home. Unlike lots

of people I know, we didn’t receive financial help from our parents or wellto-do

relatives. Nope, this

purchase was all us and

made possible after many

moons of hard work and living below our

means. Sure, it’s the smallest house on the

block, and, yes, our bank accounts look pretty

bleak now, but it’s ours—and I couldn’t be more

excited to let the madness of moving be over

with and the fun of making it cozy commence.

And what better way to make a house a

home than with a fresh-cut Christmas tree?

Something about finding “the one,” hauling

it home, and the smell of pine permeating

the air truly signals that the holidays are

here. Lucky for us, we’re surrounded by tree

farms that are full of more than just pinefilled

forests; hot cocoa, visits with Santa,

and complimentary candy canes are just a sampling of the activities that await. Turn to The

10 Spot on page 20 for some of our favorite farms.

Seeking some guidance on how to trim your beautiful tree? Kerrie L. Kelly shares eight

innovative ideas that are inexpensive, easy, and fun in Home

“Home is where

love resides,

memories are

created, friends

always belong,

and laughter

never ends.”

—Unknown

& Garden (page 60). From warm white lights and gingham

accents, to plaid patterns complemented by distressed

wood details, her tips are sure to set the stage for a wintry

wonderland.

For those still searching for the perfect present to gift

someone (or yourself) this season, it’s your lucky day. In

this month’s Holiday Gift Guide (page 45), we have 50+ ideas

for all—including a pie-making class at Newcastle’s North

Fork Chai Co., plaid flannel PJs for your pup (sold at pet

boutique, Posh Puppy, in Rocklin), and the most stylish

stockings I’ve ever seen (available at Placerville’s Brass +

Oak). The best part? The majority of our picks are available

at local retailers or made by area artisans. I know Amazon

is convenient, but I strongly urge you to support the momand-pop

places that make our community thrive; plus, most of the featured stores offer online

shopping too, so you can purchase from the comfort of your crib!

Finally, if a Christmas vacation is calling you, turn to page 64 for five places—all a short drive

away—that are particularly pleasing this time of year. For each destination, Heather L. Nelson

offers suggestions on where to eat and sleep, plus info on can’t-miss holiday happenings.

There’s plenty more Christmassy content in the pages that follow, so pour yourself a glass of

robust red (on page 90, we share four of our favorites!) and get into the season with Style. See

you next year!

— Megan // megan@stylemg.com

@meggoeggowaffle

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“Watching Hallmark movies with

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“Faith, family, and friends.”

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Did you know there’s a castle in town?

Preston Castle looms over the Gold

Rush town of Ione like something

out of a 1950s horror film. To read

more about the Romanesque Revival

structure that was built in the 1890s

to rehabilitate juvenile offenders

and is still open for tours (including

Christmas at the Castle on

December 14!) and other special events,

head to the web now.

WORD PLAY

What’s nine down and

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Go online to find Gail Marie

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| community matters |

[ PEOPLE & PLACES IN THE NEWS ]

Joe Gagliardi, CEO of the Folsom Chamber of

Commerce, was honored for his 25 years of service to the

Greater Folsom Partnership and the community at a funfilled

celebration hosted at Julian's Pâtisserie and Café.

AARP Experience Corps, which is managed by

United Way California Capital Region, is looking

for volunteers living in Roseville who are 50 or older

to teach children how to improve their reading.

The experience is rewarding and gives community

members the opportunity to be role models for young

students. Learn more at yourlocalunitedway.org.

Placer Community Foundation granted $5,000 to

the Downtown Lincoln Association—a group of

merchants, citizens, and officials who wish to preserve

the area’s history, beauty, appearance, and more.

Local author Connie McLennan was awarded a silver

honor from the California Reading Association for

her story The Forest in the Trees—a nonfiction picture

book that inspires a love of nature within all its readers.

Folsom Auto Center changed ownership

and is now Folsom Automotive Service. The

new store is a “digital shop,” where technicians

take photos to inspect vehicles—ensuring

customers receive quality repairs. Additionally,

warranties have increased to three years.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado

County partnered with El Dorado County

Office of Education (EDCOE) to start a

Beyond School Walls program where “bigs”

(adults) and “littles” (children) meet for lunch to

build constructive and valuable relationships.

The Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad, a

nonprofit dedicated to preserving California’s railroad

history, recently acquired a new locomotive. This

was made possible due to generous donations from

individuals, local businesses, and the Folsom, El

Dorado & Sacramento Railroad Association.

As part of an Eagle Scout project, Ryan Sumida

is installing a granite path, building a bench, and

painting the planter boxes for Golden Hills School’s

gardening enrichment elective. The project will

help the children to develop an appreciation for the

outdoors. Stay tuned to see the finished product!

Members of the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom

participated in a Rise Against Hunger event where

they packaged nearly 30,000 meals, in cooperation with

Folsom Lake Rotary, the Interact Club of Folsom

High School, Rotary Club of Folsom, and numerous

volunteers from Intel and the surrounding community.

What’s Up?

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Rise Against Hunger

Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad

Folsom Automotive Service

STYLE Magazine

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Joe Gagliardi

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AARP Experience Corps

Photo of Joe Gagliardi and Terry Carroll by Menka Belgal. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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Historic Folsom Ice Rink

Photo courtesy of Folsom Historic District.

[ HAPPENINGS ]

The El Dorado Hills Town Center is

hosting Community Performances

from noon-3 p.m. on December 14 and

21 between Cold Stone Creamery

and Mimosa House. Come support

local youth dance groups, choirs, and

nonprofits.

Visit Santa’s Enchanted Workshop

in Rescue for the ultimate holiday

experience! Presented by Benton

Photography, each 60-minute session

is filled with magic as children find their

name on Santa’s nice list, share milk and

cookies, play with snow, work with Santa

in his workshop, and add an ornament to

his tree. Visit santasenchantedworkshop.

com for more info.

It’s Mountain Mandarin Season

in Placer County and many mandarin

growers host Orchard Days that are

open to the public, as well as farm tours.

Activities include local wine and ale

tasting, Santa visits, u-pick mandarins,

product sampling, craft vendors, and

more. Visit mountainmandarins.com for

more info.

The Historic Folsom Ice Rink is

open all month from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

seven days a week. Skates are available

to rent on site. Be sure to check

folsomicerink.com for specific session

times.

Head to The Strum Shop in Roseville

on December 7 at 10:30 a.m. for their

monthly Ukulele Strum-A-Long. All

skill levels are welcome to play a variety

of genres, including golden oldies, classic

rock, and seasonal songs.

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What’s Up?

[ FOOD & DRINK ]

Dos Coyotes Border Café had its

grand opening at Thunder Valley

Casino Resort. The local chain is

known for their fresh, Southwestern-style

dishes that run the gamut from salads

and tacos to burritos, with plenty of

vegetarian and gluten-free options, too.

Chance’s Chicken is a new catering

business in Folsom that specializes in

mouthwatering comfort food, including

fried jumbo chicken wings, mac & cheese,

honey cornbread, and baked beans.

If you’re thirsty for healthy teas and

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Nourish

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swing by Folsom’s new smoothie and

juice bar, Nourish, sited at 401 Glenn

Drive in Folsom.

Red Bus Brewing opened a new

taproom at 815A Sutter Street. The Filling

Station is modeled after a vintage gas

station, and carries craft beer, bottles to go,

small bites, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Santa Monica-based business, Pressed

Juicery, known for their cold-pressed

juice, plant-based soft serve, and powerpacked

shots, is opening early next year at

Folsom’s Palladio at Broadstone.

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Willard Park in Rocklin just celebrated

its grand opening. The park features

rubberized ground, ramps, and musical

components. A small free library is

a new addition as well, which was

designed by a local Eagle Scout.

Nevada-based BlueZone Sports is open

at 392 Roseville Square. Stop by for ski

and snowboard equipment, plus rentals

for the whole family, in addition to other

athletic apparel, footwear, and more.

My Trendy Trailer, owned by Karyss

Bollen, who’s the designer and maker

behind the brand’s stylish jewelry and

other creative accessories, opened her

first brick and mortar at 307 Riley Street

in Folsom.

Local retailer Miosa Bride is slated to

fill a 5,300-square-foot space between

MAC and Torrid at Folsom’s Palladio at

Broadstone. The shop is expected to open

next month and will offer a wide range of

beautiful designer wedding dresses and

one-on-one appointments.

[ ARTS & CULTURE ]

Blue Line Arts hosts a Figure

Drawing Session every third

Thursday (December 19). From 1-3 p.m.,

learn to draw with a live model as a

guide, and let your imagination take

control as you learn to sketch without

formal instruction.

The Painted Cork in Folsom hosts

Open Studio sessions at noon on

certain weekdays where you’re invited

to paint anything you desire, with all

supplies included. Visit paintedcork.

com for more info.

Thru January 5, the Crocker Art

Museum presents Journey of Hope,

an exhibit that portrays stories of

mental health struggles through art and

writing and aims to inspire and give

hope to all.

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GET TO KNOW

Dina Gentry

Dina Gentry, communications

director for the El Dorado County

Office of Education (EDCOE),

speaks with a confidence and

professionalism that is well

earned. Last July, she was

honored by the National School

Public Relations Association in

Washington D.C. with their “35

Under 35” award—a national

accolade that seeks to empower

young leaders in public school

communications by recognizing

their dedication. The group

exchanged best practices,

leadership skills, and strategies to

help each other become stronger

and empower other school

communicators. “It was an outof-body

experience,” says Gentry.

“Being in our nation’s capital...there

was such a sense of promise.”

In her public relations work,

Gentry provides support to

county programs and school

districts through positive PR,

community engagement, crisis

communications, and more.

Her professional goals are to

continue to make a positive impact,

grow as a leader, empower others,

make organizations stronger, and

perhaps one day write a book.

Gentry also serves on several

nonprofit committees, including

Placerville Kiwanis as the

president-elect, Sierra Community

Access Channel 2, the El Dorado

County Chamber of Commerce’s

Leadership El Dorado Program, and

California School Public Relations

Association (CalSPRA).

Some parting words of wisdom

from this young leader? “Don’t

spread yourself too thin trying

to be everything to everybody.

Choose your top priority.”

—Domino Soleil

Q&A

What advice would

you give to your

younger self?

Stay true to your values, work hard,

and become a servant leader.

What comes to you naturally?

Connecting people.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Negativity and pessimism.

Are you high or low

maintenance?

Low maintenance.

Biggest life inspirations?

My El Dorado County family: parents,

AUTHOR/WRITER: John

Maxwell and Michael Hyatt

MEAL IN TOWN:

Smith Flat House

LOCAL LANDMARK:

Wakamatsu Farm

Favorites

MOVIE: The American

President

MUSICIAN/BAND: Dave

Matthews Band

ESCAPE: Napa

GUILTY PLEASURE: James

Patterson novels

schools, educators, EDCOE

leadership, community partners,

and service organizations.

What are you most proud of?

Working with El Dorado County

Superintendent of Schools, Dr.

Ed Manansala, to establish the El

Dorado County Education Fund.

Favorite humanitarian cause?

Supporting individuals with

disabilities.

Best words of wisdom you’ve

received?

“Make an impact, not just an

impression.”—Dr. Rick Rigsby

LOCAL NONPROFIT: El Dorado

County Education Fund

SAYING: “Always remember,

your focus determines your

reality.”—George Lucas

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blue spruce, silvertips, and

cedars. They also sell fresh

Christmas wreaths, handmade

crafts from local and renowned

artisans, hot beverages, and

snacks, along with a warming

fire surrounded by log seating,

a coloring station for little ones,

and complimentary candy

canes. 2740 Mace Road, Camino,

916-817-7388

The Flower Farm’s Christmas

tree lot benefits Del Oro’s track

and cross-country teams

and features fresh, premium

quality noble and Nordmann fir

trees. Plus, Santa will visit the

Flower Farm Café on weekends

this month; there’s no charge

but you’re requested to bring

canned goods to donate to

Placer County’s needy. Author

Erin Dealey will also share her

books—including the new Snow

Globe Wishes—with children

on December 15 between noon

and 2 p.m. 9280 Horseshoe Bar

Road, Loomis, 916-652-5661,

flowerfarminn.com

Tree Farms We Love

By Tara Mendanha

Nothing starts off the holiday

season quite like the scent of

a fresh-cut Christmas tree. We’ve

got you covered with a list of our

favorite local tree farms.

Carson Ridge Evergreens has

white and Douglas firs and

a limited supply of silvertip,

swift silver, Nordmann, and

Canaan trees waiting for you.

Open on weekends, they

recommend that you just yell

“Cutter!” when you’ve found

the perfect tree and they’ll be

there to cut it for you or show

you where you or the kids can

cut it down. 3041 Carson Road,

Placerville, 530-644-1490,

carsonridgeevergreens.net

Little Bear Tree Farm is open

Thursdays through Sundays

and you can cut your own

silvertip, white, or cedar trees.

There are also other varieties

of pre-cut trees for sale. They

have fresh wreaths and swags

in addition to a gift shop full

of holiday ornaments, gifts,

treats, and specialty items.

Concessions are available, too,

including fresh cookies, hot

cocoa, coffee, cider, and Nonna

Donna’s fudge. 960 Meadow

Road, Alta, 530-389-8989,

littlebeartreefarm.com

Indian Rock Tree Farm is

open daily and offers silvertip,

white, incense cedar, Douglas,

blue spruce, and specialty

firs. Once you’re done tree

shopping, visit the Indian hut

for a glimpse into the lives of

the land’s original inhabitants,

stop by the haunted Broken

Handle Mine of Gold Rush

glory, or check out the artifact

museum. 3800 North Canyon

Road, Camino, 530-622-4087,

indianrocktreefarm.com

Frosty Fir Tree Farm is located

across Lava Cap Winery in

Placerville and boasts white,

Douglas, silvertip, blue

spruce, sequoia, and cedars.

They’re open on weekends

and take appointments

during the week. Also for

sale? Fresh wreaths, cider,

crafts, persimmons, and

preserves. 2240 Frosty Fir Drive,

Placerville, 530-622-1966

Hillside Tree Farm has 30

acres of 25,000 trees—from

Nordmann and noble to swift

silver and white. They’re open

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and

have hot cider ready for you. On

the weekends you get to ride

the Apple Ridge Railroad train

around two lovely ponds, and if

you’re lucky, Santa might even

make an appearance. 2881 North

Canyon Road, Camino, 530-621-

2053, hillsidetreefarm.com

Twin Pines Tree Farm has all

sizes of French pine, Douglas,

sequoia, white, and blue spruce

trees to choose from. Once

you’re done picking “the one,”

you and your family can settle

down at one of their picnic

tables. They’re open daily and

if it’s not raining, head to the

fire pit with s’more packs (for

sale). You can also enjoy hot

chocolate, apple cider, and candy

canes. 5150 Twin Pines Loop,

Georgetown, 408-499-9179

Sierra Magnifica Tree Farm is

open daily and offers chooseand-cut

varieties of silvertip,

Douglas, white, and swift

silver firs. They also have fresh

wreaths available for purchase

and hot drinks to warm up with

after all the activity. 2500 Hassler

Road, Placerville, 530-622-0203,

sierramagnificatrees.com

Silver Forest Tree Farm

features easy walking trails,

a picnic area, boughs, coffee,

and “kiddie treats” aside from

numerous white, Douglas, and

Silvertip pine firs. Go for the tree

and stay for a nice day outing.

4041 Rontree Lane, Somerset,

530-620-6261

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FUEL UP: Local Heroes (1120 High

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fried sides, milkshakes, beer, and a

dog-friendly patio.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Well-maintained;

Top photo by Molly Knorr, @mollyknorrart.

Middle photo by Danielle Smith, @daniraes_wanderfullife.

Bottom photo by Sekhar Kaluvai.

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TRAIL NOTES: Wear shoes with

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always, pack out what you pack in.

Remember to keep to the right, and

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—Lisa Robinson, General Manager

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Allegiant Giving

Building Tomorrow’s

Leaders Today

by JANET SCHERR

photos by DANTE FONTANA

Military personnel are allegiant to their

country. Student athletes are allegiant to

their school teams. So it’s fitting that military

veterans and youth athletes are at the heart

of Allegiant Giving, an organization that was

created with the goal of changing lives.

Mark and Stacey Haney drew on their

life experiences to form the nonprofit in

2010. The Haneys are parents of a son who

was active-duty infantry in the U.S. Marine Corps; Mark also has a history

of playing youth sports and was later a coach. The couple has dedicated

themselves to serving today’s heroes and tomorrow’s leaders—veterans

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athletes who are gaining leadership

skills while participating in their

sport of choice.

Always proud Americans, Mark

and Stacey became fierce advocates

for veterans upon son Marcus’

enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps

in 2009. Alarmingly, Marcus was

wounded in combat three years later.

During his time spent in recovery at

a Naval hospital, the Haneys became

acutely aware of the need to help

combat-wounded amputees regain

their lost freedom. With the support

of its partners, Allegiant Giving launched the Action Trackchair program, just one of the

ways it gives back to today’s heroes.

“The Action Trackchairs create new possibilities for veterans who have sustained

amputations as a result of their service,” says Stacey, who oversees community relations

for Allegiant Giving. “Veterans are able to use the [all-terrain wheelchair with tracks] to hunt,

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and put them back into the [activities] they enjoyed prior to their injuries.”

Allegiant Giving is committed to supporting tomorrow’s leaders as they emerge through

youth sports and activities involving teamwork. A unique and significant donation was made to

Del Oro High School in the form of a new baseball field, appropriately named Allegiant Field.

Contributions also include academic scholarships. “A leadership program that we

began in 2015 has presented scholarships of $500 to two seniors each year, one male and

one female, at each of six local high schools,” explains Stacey. “The recipients are students

who demonstrate outstanding leadership traits.”

The organization is currently focused on veterans education, employment, and

entrepreneurship. Recently, a space was leased at McClellan Park to develop the Allegiant

Innovation Center to offer entrepreneurship-training programs for veterans and military

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This year has been one of growth and change. “We are very excited about what lies

ahead for 2020,” Stacey says. “One significant project on the horizon is merging RRUFF

Healing Heroes into Allegiant Giving—a program that gives scholarships to local disabled

veterans to fund the cost of service dog training. It allows the veteran to take their dog

or puppy through the entire training process from the beginning to [become a] Certified

Service Dog Team.”

Allegiant Giving’s programs and activities are mostly volunteer-based, and the

organization welcomes new volunteers and partners as well as donations.

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Outtakes

BARKTOBERFEST

McBean Park, Lincoln

OCTOBER 19

Canines and their well-behaved humans enjoyed

a Strut Your Pup walk, food trucks, a costume

contest, and K9 demonstrations by the Placer

County Sheriff’s Office at this event that benefited

the Placer SPCA.

PHOTOS BY DEANNA JOLENE PHOTOGRAPHY

SOAP BOX DERBY DAYS

Sutter Street, Folsom

OCTOBER 13-14

Families gathered in Historic Folsom for a twoday

sanctioned soap box derby race from Wool

Street to Reading Street. The weekend of family fun

concluded with an awards ceremony at the Historic

Folsom Amphitheater.

PHOTOS BY MENKA BELGAL

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HANDS4HOPE FALL FESTIVAL

El Dorado Hills Town Center

SEPTEMBER 28-29

Hands4Hope’s third annual fall festival—one of the

organization’s largest youth-led fundraisers—featured

a hay maze, pumpkin decorating, a dessert walk, and

farm-themed games. Proceeds benefited Hands4Hope

and their youth development programs.

1

PHOTOS BY YOKO KONO

1. Ian Hunt, Kyle Frost, Ethan Ibarra, Grace Brasil, Sam Carter,

Jena Brasil, and Mathew Ibarra (front)

2. Connor Stone and Tristan Kono

3. Mathew Ibarra, Ethan Ibarra, Jenna Brasil, Grace Brasil, Kyle

Frost, Sam Carter, and Ian Hunt with an adult volunteer

2 3

1

2 3

WHISKEY SOCIAL SPEAKEASY

Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q, El Dorado

OCTOBER 24

Guests dressed in period attire and went back in

time at this 1920s speakeasy-themed event featuring

handcrafted period drinks and tapas-style bites.

4 5

PHOTOS BY TAMI BEARS OF ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAMI

1. Chef Dean Hiatt and his father John Hiatt

2. Mixologist Christy Martel

3. Co-owner Jeff Genovese and wife Tami Genovese

4. Christy Martel, Aspen Noel Tyler, and Alex Boone

5. Chef Jose Acosta

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GREAT SHOWS. UP

The inspiring true story of her

rise to stardom, with “I Feel

The Earth Move,” “You’ve Got

A Friend.” Five shows.

FRI–SUN JAN 24–26

’TIS THE

SEASON

GIVE THE GIFT OF GREAT

SHOWS, UP CLOSE AT

THE HARRIS CENTER!

You can choose

from literally

hundreds of

performances!

Gift Cards

are available

from our

Ticket Office

by phone, in

person, or online, with

delivery available by mail or e-mail —

or print them on your printer at home!

AN IRISH

CHRISTMAS

As seen on PBS. “Genuinely astonishing

… electric!” (The Village News). An

Irish Christmas returns with an awardwinning

cast.

SAT–SUN NOV 30–DEC 1

THE PLAY THAT

GOES WRONG

A “gut-busting hit” (NY Times)

hilariously blends Monty Python and

Sherlock Holmes. It’s opening night:

the leading lady is unconscious and the

corpse can’t play dead. Four shows.

TUE–WED JAN 28–29


CLOSE. IN FOLSOM!

This loving

tribute

to the

Oscar-winning

film won four

Tonys, including

choreography. Music by the

Gershwins (“I Got Rhythm,”

“‘S Wonderful”).

Five shows.

THU–SAT

JAN 30–FEB 1

RUSSIAN

NATIONAL BALLET

“A cut above many of its rivals” (Washington Post). The company of 50

returns to perform Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty (two shows).

WED–THU JAN 22 –23

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SUPERSTARS OF THE BLUES

HARMONICA BLOWOUT

Featuring Magic Dick, Lee Oskar and Jerry Portnoy.

FRI JAN 10

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE

STEVE WINTER: ON

THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS

A voyage around the world in search of big

cats with a Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

FRI JAN 17


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In Dentistry


Arts & Entertainment

Sip and Give!

This self-guided Placer County wine tour

and toy drive from noon-5 p.m. features food

trucks, music, holiday specials, and tastings at

16 wineries. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for 10%

off your first bottle purchase at each winery.

Holidays in the Hills

December 7 & 8

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Plus

25+ THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH

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| arts & entertainment |

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

DECEMBER

December is National

Month

CALENDAR

By Emma Warmerdam

NOTABLE

HAPPENINGS

21 Winter Solstice

22 Hanukkah

Begins

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas Day

31 New Year’s Eve

1

Santa Photos. Celebrate the start

of the holiday season by bringing

the kids to the El Dorado Hills

Town Center from 1-5 p.m. to

meet Santa, share their gift lists,

and take photos (available for

purchase). edhtowncenter.com

(THROUGH 24)

2

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.

The Harris Center invites you to

experience the magic as the spirit

of the season comes alive with

the signature sound of Mannheim

Steamroller whose holiday CDs

have become synonymous with

Christmas and continue to occupy

top spots on Billboard’s seasonal

charts every year. Shows are at

7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on

Tuesday. harriscenter.net

(ALSO 3)

3

Messiah Sing Along. Sing your

heart out to a variety of tunes

by the Auburn Symphony.

Featuring a powerhouse

quartet as vocalists, this show

certainly won’t disappoint. The

performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

at the Auburn Old State Theatre.

auburnsymphony.com

6

Wild Nights and Holiday Lights. See

the twinkling wonderland at the

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary from 5-8

p.m. where thousands of LED lights

and decorated trees will illuminate

the animal’s playground. Enjoy

carolers, seasonal refreshments,

rides on the Folsom Valley Railway

miniature live steam train, a

visit from Santa at the Barnyard

Experience exhibit, and more.

folsomzoofriends.org

(ALSO 7 & 13-14)

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Historic Holiday Home

Tour. Wander through

exquisitely decorated homes

and churches from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

at this reenactment of historical

life in Folsom. Docents will wear

period clothing, and the event

features a holiday gift boutique at

the Murer House. Proceeds benefit

the Folsom Historical Society and

the Murer House Foundation.

folsomhistoricalsociety.org

Cookies With Santa. Come visit

Santa from 4-6 p.m. at the El

Dorado Hills CSD gym where he

and his helpers will be serving

cookies and hot chocolate. Preregistration

is required. edhcsd.org

Carriage Rides. Meet at the

El Dorado Hills Town Center’s

theater plaza from 6-9 p.m. for

a magical horse-drawn carriage

ride. Proceeds support local

nonprofits. edhtowncenter.com

(ALSO 7, 13-14, & 20-21)

Historic Folsom’s Tree Lighting

Ceremony. Get ready to light the

night at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic

Folsom District on Sutter Street.

The evening’s entertainment also

includes chestnut roasting, face

painting, balloon animals, carriage

rides, and more. historicfolsom.org

Celebrate Christmas. Jessup Music

presents new arrangements

of your favorite Christmas

tunes—performed by their choir,

orchestra, Jessup Concert Choir,

Crossroads, and jazz band—at this

lively concert. jessupmusic.com/

christmas

(THROUGH 8)

Gold Country Artists' Gallery’s

Customer Appreciation Party.

This warm and festive celebration

features handmade chocolates

from Delloree’s Confections, wine

tasting with Madroña Vineyards,

an assortment of cheeses from

Dedrick’s, a chance to win one of

several $50 gallery gift certificates,

and 15% off all artwork. Head to

the gallery (379 Main Street) in

Placerville from 5-8 p.m. to join in

the fun. 530-642-2944

7

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Sing along to all your favorite

childhood songs at this Christmas

classic where Charlie Brown,

Snoopy, and the rest of the

Peanuts characters come to

life. Show times vary at the

Roseville Theater Arts Academy.

rosevilletheaterartsacademy.com

(THROUGH 15)

Cookies with Santa

Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days.

Join the Mountain Mandarin

Growers’ Association for two

weekends full of artists, mandarin

products, local wine and ale

tasting, visits with Santa, farm

animals, face painting, fruits,

vegetables, and more. The fun

goes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

mountainmandarins.com/mandarinorchard-days.html

(ALSO 8 & 21-22)

Breakfast With Santa. Begin the

holiday season with breakfast,

a Santa encounter, and crafts.

The first seating begins at 8 a.m.,

and the second at 10 a.m. in the

El Dorado Hills CSD Gym. Preregistration

is required. edhcsd.org

Christmas Concertos by

Candlelight. Celebrate the

grandeur of the Baroque period

by candlelight in a musical event

at the Harris Center that includes

concertos by Vivaldi, Corelli,

Bach, and Charpentier, as well

as the soloists’ own array of

ancient carols. Show times vary.

harriscenter.net

(ALSO 8)

Tree Lighting. Come to the

El Dorado Hills Town Center

from 4-8 p.m. to watch

the traditional lighting of the

Christmas tree. This year’s event

also features a performance by

the Christmas caroling contest

winners, a merchant open house,

“Stuff Your Stocking” game

where children visit participating

businesses to fill their stockings

with special gifts, and live bands.

edhtowncenter.com

Steampunk Victorian Holiday

Faire. Beginning at 10 a.m. at

High Hand Art Gallery in Loomis,

pose with a steampunk-Victorian

Santa, search for unique holiday

gifts, peruse the work of gallery

artists and watch demos, and

listen to live music. Admission is

free. highhandartgallery.com

(ALSO 8)

Winter Rummage Sale. Bring your

own shopping bag to the Placerville

Shakespeare Clubhouse from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. to purchase holiday décor,

toys, books, games, and more.

placerville-shakespeare.com

Cameron Park Explorer Post 89 Fire

Department Pancake Breakfast.

Enjoy a pancake breakfast and

raffles at the Cameron Park

Community Center from 8 a.m.-

noon while showing your support

for the local fire department.

cameronpark.org

Santa Swim. Splash into the holiday

season with Santa as you avail of

photo ops, poolside hot chocolate,

and pool games from 8 a.m.-noon

at the Cameron Park Community

Center. cameronpark.org

Homes for the Holidays Tour. Visit

beautifully decorated homes

throughout El Dorado County as

you sample decadent chocolates,

taste local wines, bid on designer

trees, and celebrate the magic

of the season. Tour between 10

a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11

a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds

support the Assistance League

of Sierra Foothills. sierrafoothills.

assistanceleague.org

(ALSO 8)

Bianco Natale. Don’t miss

the Folsom Lake Symphony’s

performance of favorite holiday

music, including special vocal

arrangements of “Ave Maria” and

“White Christmas” plus singalong

carols, selections from

Holiday Home Tour photo courtesy of Luminis Photography Studio. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organiztaions.

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EL DORADO HILLS TOWN CENTER PRESENTS

A DEVELOPMENT BY

The Nutcracker and Frozen, and internationally acclaimed tenor Pasquale

Esposito. Show times are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.

folsomlakesymphony.com

(ALSO 8)

Bianco Natale

Las Posadas Candlelight Walk. Beginning at 6 p.m., join in this festive

Christmas procession in Sutter Creek that will wind its way from the

Immaculate Conception Church, down Spanish Street, along Main Street, and

end at the stable in front of the United Methodist Church. Participants will

sing familiar Christmas carols and listen to the narration of the ancient story,

followed by cookies and hot beverages. suttercreek.org/sutter-creek-events-lasposadas-candlelight-walk

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun

9 10

11

16 17 18

23

3–7

3–7 3–7 1–7

12–8

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Holiday Festival of the Arts courtesy of Yung-Hsin Sun. Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organiztaion.

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Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk. Support breast cancer research and

education at this family-friendly walk through mandarin groves. The

untimed walk starts at 8:45 a.m. at 2334 Mandarin Hill Lane in Penryn and

travels along Penryn’s Mandarin Trail. Pancakes and activities to follow.

mandarinwalk.org

Folsom Historic Arts and Craft Fair. Stroll the streets of Folsom from 9 a.m.-

4 p.m. while listening to talented musicians and browsing a selection of

handmade, vintage, or antique items. Face painting is also available for the

kids. historicfolsom.org/events-schedule

Hangtown Christmas Parade. Take part in this Downtown Placerville tradition

that begins at 1 p.m. on upper Broadway and goes through Main Street.

The parade is free, but a donation of an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots is

welcome. hangtownchristmasparade.com

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Holiday Cabaret. McLaughlin Studio Theatre in Loomis brings you Broadway’s

best show tunes, dance performances, and lots of holiday cheer. Show times

are 7 p.m. on December 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. on December 14 and 15. The

performance also doubles as a fund-raiser for McLaughlin

Theatre Company’s youth scholarship program.

mclaughlinstudios.com

(THROUGH 15)

Holiday Festival of the Arts. Listen to big band

jazz music at this jolly event featuring a jazz

choir, trombone choir, ballet, live art, and more. The

performance begins at 7 p.m. at Folsom’s Jill Solberg

Theater. folsommusic.org

SATURDAY, DEC. 7 TH

4PM TO 8PM

Elf on the Boulevard

Scavenger Hunt

NOV. 30 TH TO DEC. 24 TH

Evening Carriage Rides

FRIDAYS, 6PM TO 9PM

SATURDAYS, 5PM TO 9PM

Benefitting Hands4Hope &Young Life

Community Performances

SATURDAYS, DEC. 14 TH & 21 ST

EDHFD Santa Run Final Stop

FRIDAY, DEC. 13 TH

7:30PM TO 8:30PM

Menorah Lighting

THURSDAY, DEC. 26 TH

6:30PM TO 8:00PM

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Folsom Christmas Classic

EDH Fire Department Santa Run

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Folsom Christmas Classic. This

holiday run features a Santa Fun

Run, a 5K, and a 10K, as well as a

T-shirt, raffle, music, and awards.

Proceeds go to Keaton’s Child

Cancer Alliance. Meet at Vista Del

Lago High School in Folsom at 8

a.m. to start. folsomclassic.com

Loomis Basin Holiday Home

Tour. Visit beautifully decorated

homes in Loomis, shop at the

Holiday Boutique at H. Clarke

Powers Elementary School, enjoy

performances by the Loomis

Student’s Choir, and peruse the

student art show from 9 a.m.-4

p.m. There will also be a gourmet

buffet lunch from 11 a.m.-2:30

p.m. Proceeds benefit the Loomis

Basin Education Foundation and

the elementary schools within the

district. holidayhometourloomis.com

Classic Christmas. Head to

Old Town Auburn from 5-9

p.m. for live music and

performances, local craft

brews and spirits, hot cocoa and

coffee, vendor booths, hayrides,

visits with Santa, and more. All

funds raised will be used for

improvements and future events

in Old Town Auburn’s Historic

District. oldtownauburnca.com/

events/classic-christmas

(ALSO 21)

Winter Wonderland. Celebrate

the joy of the season at Fairytale

Town, as the park is decked out

in festive lights and decorations.

Listen to wandering carolers, shop

for gifts, and observe a flurry of

snow falling every night at 7 p.m.

fairytaletown.org

(ALSO 15 & 21-22)

Holiday Pops. Featuring a soulful

collection of traditional holiday

music, this Placer Pops Chorale

concert is sure to impress. Plan on

hearing holiday classics such as

“Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” and

“Jingle Bells.” Show times vary at

the Harris Center. harriscenter.net

(ALSO 15)

15

Chanukah Wonderland. Recognized

as the premier Chanukah event

in the region, families from every

segment of the community are

invited to this annual celebration

at the Folsom Community Center.

From 2-5 p.m. attendees will

enjoy games, music, hot latkes,

an authentic Israeli food court,

Chanukah gift shop, and more.

jewishfolsom.org

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The Nutcracker. Join Clara on

her adventure into the Kingdom

of Sweets in this beloved

holiday tradition presented by

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet.

Entertaining for all ages and full

of captivating song and dance,

The Nutcracker is sure to delight.

harriscenter.net

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EDH Fire Department Santa Run.

Don’t miss the 56th year of the

EDH Fire Department’s trek

through El Dorado Hills. See Santa

and his reindeer on top of the fire

vehicles as he collects canned

food and new toys for Toys for

Tots. Arrive at the El Dorado

Hills Town Center at 6 p.m. for

the finale featuring a fireworks

show, cookies, and hot chocolate.

edhtowncenter.com

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Santa Hustle. Burn off those extra

holiday calories in this 5K and half

marathon where every participant

receives a festive hoodie, Santa

hat and beard, and finisher

medallion. Meet at Vernon Street

Town Square in Roseville at 8 a.m.

to start. santahustle.com

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Noon Year’s Eve Family Festival.

Crocker Art Museum invites

families to a unique New Year’s

celebration with a countdown

at noon. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,

listen to live music, while

partaking in dance performances,

art, activities, and more.

Admission is free. crockerart.org/

event/2185/2019-12-31

SAVE THE DATE:

JANUARY

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Art & Wine With

Something MORE. This

event features flavors from the

area’s best wineries, breweries,

and restaurants, plus stunning

art by MORE’s artists. Proceeds

benefit MORE—a nonprofit that

helps adults with developmental

disabilities. Arrive at the El Dorado

County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. to

participate. morerehab.org

Folsom Christmas Classic photo by Laura Green. Classic Christmas photo courtesy of Jerome Love. Chanukah Wonderland photo courtesy of Chaim Axelrod and Chanukah Wonderland. EDH Fire Department Santa Run photo courtesy of Angie

Cardena. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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| arts & entertainment |

Spotlight on

by HEATHER L. NELSON

Leo

Songco

Since his

childhood in

the Philippines,

Leo Songco has been

passionate about the

arts. It wasn’t until retiring

in 2017, however, that he

fully began devoting his

time to it. Now the selftaught

painter creates

colorful florals, seascapes,

and other landscapes

on both traditional

canvas and resurfaced

surfboards with most of

his inspiration stemming

from international travel

and frequent trips to

the Pacific Northwest.

“I love using bold,

primary colors in my

artwork, which I hope

attracts, intrigues, [or

even] invokes a personal

memory or smile from

my viewers,” he says. A

member of the Folsom

Arts Association, Songco

has shown his work at

the Harris Center’s Bank

of America Gallery and

Gallery at 48 Natoma.

Currently, you can view

his impressionistic style at

Anita Rochelle Boutique

& Fine Art in Historic

Folsom.

Photo by Dante Fontana.

DESCRIBE YOUR

PROCESS AND WHAT

INSPIRES YOUR

WORK.

LS: Seascapes, landscapes,

and flowers inspire me,

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Sand Dunes and Waves

because the challenge is to translate them

into an impressionistic style. I mostly use

acrylic since it’s water-based and less messy

than oil media. My “studio” is essentially the

kitchen, which gets the best light, and my art

supplies are confined to a cart; the portability

of it allows me to clear the kitchen when it’s

time to eat.

Bring Her Flowers Just Because

HLN: WHO HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST

INFLUENCE?

LS: When I was young, Marvel comic artists,

as well as impressionist painters like Monet,

Renoir, and Cézanne. I’m also a fan of Erin

Hanson, a contemporary landscape painter

and Steve Barton, a surfboard artist.

Sunflowers on Indigo

HLN: WHAT COMPELLED YOU TO

PAINT SURFBOARDS?

LS: [Maybe it’s] because I’m an island boy

by birth and at heart, as I was born and

raised in the Philippines. My parents used

to live in Hawaii and during one of my visits,

I met Steve Barton, who was so gracious

and showed me how to prep surfboards

for painting. Surfboards are expensive, so I

only use old/trashed ones, then repair them

and prep the surface. The two surfboards

featured on my website were gifted by a close

friend who found them in Santa Cruz.

Introspection at the Rainbow Bridge

Carmel Sidewalk Delight

HLN: IS THERE ANYTHING YOU

WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY IN

YOUR CAREER?

LS: I always knew that being an artist would

come later on in life. I grew up as a military

brat and it was always my intent to enlist in

the U.S. Air Force, where I served for almost

23 years. I then worked for the Department of

Veterans Affairs (VA) for another 16 years, until

my retirement. I’m happy and fortunate that I

was able to live my life the way I planned it.

HLN: DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS OF

WISDOM TO ASPIRING ARTISTS?

LS: Practice, practice, practice; and be bold in

your creativity.

HLN: WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE

GOALS?

LS: I’m a recreational artist. Since my

previous careers were fraught with suspense

and deadlines, I just want to enjoy my

retirement with family and with art not too

far away.

leosongcolionart.com

Boards

(L-R): Maui

Honeymoon

and Waikiki

Sunset

Artist photo by Dante Fontana. Artwork images courtesy of Leo Songco.

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Holiday

Gift

Guide

50+

FAB

FINDS

FOR ALL

Curated by Alesandra Velez

Photo ©Tierney - stock.adobe.com.

In a bind about what

to buy for all those

hard-to-shop-for

folks on your list?

This year’s guide is

chock-full of goodies

for all tastes and

budgets. Ready, set,

shop local!

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For Epicureans

Turmeric +

Tangerine +

Ginger Booch

Craft, $8.99,

and Fiscalini

Purple Moon

Wine Soaked

Cheddar,

$7.49, at

Ikeda’s, 13500

Lincoln Way,

Auburn, 530-

885-4243,

ikedas.com

Pistachio Lovers

Gourmet Sampler,

$41.99 at

Fiddyment Farms,

563 Second Street,

Suite 210, Lincoln,

916-645-7244,

fiddymentfarms.com

Grandma’s

Caramel Apple

Herbal Tea, $6,

and Gold Flower

Tea Strainer, $10,

at Tea Xotics,

4356 Town Center

Boulevard, Suite

112, El Dorado Hills,

916-461-3548,

teaxotics.com

The Hallelu-Yaahh! Gift Set, $62

(includes a dozen classic b’day cake

truffles and a dozen assorted cookies) at

Milk Bar, milkbarstore.com

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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Meiomi Pinot Noir, $36 at

The Chocolate Architect, 250

Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-

966-9006, chocsilk.com

“National Pie Day” Cooking Class

on January 23, $50 at North Fork

Chai Co., 661 Newcastle Road,

Suite B, Newcastle, 916-663-3675,

northforkchaico.com

Verve La Huerta Whole

Bean Coffee, $20 at

Bloom Coffee & Tea,

1485 Eureka Road, Suite

100, Roseville, 916-773-

2332, bloomcoffee.com

North Fork Chai Co. photo by WESLEY BIGELOW. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Runamok Organic Maple

Syrup, $19.99 at Newcastle

Produce, 9230 Cypress

Street, Newcastle, 916-663-

2016, newcastleproduce.com

Alentejo Small Rectangular

Tray, $20, and AUS-ION 10.2"

Skillet with Smooth Finish, $100,

at Kitchen Goods by Ultimate

Designs, 451 Main Street, Suite

3, Placerville, 530-903-2229,

ultimatedesignkitchens.com

Gourmet Peppery Lime Salts,

$7 (2 oz. tin); $12.99 (3.5 oz. jar);

$25 (1l lb. bag) at Naturiffic, 732

½ Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-

586-9115, naturiffic.com

Sand Straw Stainless Steel

Straws, $15 at Spin, 417

Roseville Square, Roseville,

916-784-7746, facebook.

com/spingifts

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For Home Sweet Homebodies

Aquiesse Soy Candle, $39,

and Aquiesse Diffuser, $52, at

Pottery World, 4419 Granite

Drive, Rocklin, 916-624-8080;

1006 White Rock Road, El

Dorado Hills, 916-358-8788,

potteryworld.com

Kringle’s Candies Wall Bucket,

$24, Garden Gnome, $50, and LED

Vintage Snowman Phone Booth

Snow Globe, $58, at Bushnell

Gardens, Home & Gift, 5255 Douglas

Boulevard, Granite Bay, 916-791-

4199, bushnellgardens.com

Unpolished Poppy Customizable Lumbar

Pillow, $45, and Mrs. Punny Pots “Don’t Stop

Beleafing” Pot, both made locally in Folsom, $20,

at Gather Studio & Marketplace, 8870 Folsom-

Auburn Road, Suite B, Granite Bay, 916-872-

1316, gatherstudioandmarket.com

Lumbar pillow and plant pot photos by Ray Burgess. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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“Joy to the World” Table Runner, made

locally in Folsom, $25 at Swoonable,

swagdesignlab.com

HanBan Eco Art Handmade Tea Towels,

$4+ at Dueling Dogs Brewing Co., 3030

Barrett Park Lane, Lincoln, 916-434-8141,

duelingdogsbrewing.com

Folsom Poppy Mug, Holiday Angel Frame and Giving Bear photos by Ray Burgess. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Folsom Poppy Mug, $16.99, Holiday Angel Frame by

Sharon Nowlan, $47.99, and Giving Bear, $29.99, at

Not Too Shabby, 729 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-985-

8979, nottooshabbyshop.com

Mudcloth Stocking, $75, Moroccan Silk

Stocking, $75, and Moroccan Leather

Pouf, $230, at Brass + Oak, 320 Main

Street, Placerville, 530-497-5529,

brassandoakhome.com

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For Cool Kids on the Block

Fourth + Pierce

Blaire Petite Leather

Bow Headband, $12

at Bitte, based locally

in Sacramento,

bitteshop.com

On the Night You Were Born Soft

Story by Nancy Tillman, $18.99,

On the Night You Were Born

Polar Bear Blanket, $18.99, and

Mudpie Velour Sherpa Blanket,

$29.99, at Not Too Shabby, 729

Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-985-

8979, nottooshabbyshop.com

Pop of Pink Washcloth Set, $19.99,

and Robot Newcastle Blanket,

$49.99, at Newcastle Classics,

1182 Roseville Parkway, Suite

160, Roseville, 530-725-1344,

newcastleclassics.com

Hape Cargo Delivery

Loop, $24, and

GraviTrax Starter

Set, $59, at T.W.

Bonkers, 398 Main

Street, Placerville,

530-642-2671,

bonkerstoystore.com

Bugaboo Ant Complete

Stroller, $499, and Copper

Pearl Phoenix Bandana Bibs,

$19.95, at Dearest Diapers,

945 Roseville Parkway, Suite

140, Roseville, 916-741-

0930, dearestdiapers.com

RuffleButt

Juniper Plaid

Baby Bloomer,

$17, Slumberkins

Rose Unicorn

Snuggler Bundle,

$42, and TBMS

Pink Leopard

Arrows Basic

Low Tops, $21,

at Pixie Spirit

Boutique, 303

Riley Street,

Folsom, 916-

544-2355,

pixiespiritboutique.

com

Mudpie Camo Take-Me-Home Set, $29.98 at Pottery

World, 4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin, 916-624-8080;

1006 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, 916-358-8788,

potteryworld.com

On the Night You Were Born set and sherpa blanket photos by Ray Burgess. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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For Pet Parents

Lamb Chop Plush Dog Toy,

$7+, and FabDog Plaid

Flannel Pajamas, $20, at

Posh Puppy Boutique, 6671

Blue Oaks Boulevard, Suite

2, Rocklin, 916-435-3044,

poshpuppyboutique.com

Grandma Lucy's Organic Oven Baked Dog

Treats, $8.99, each at The Doggie Bag,

1070 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 100,

Roseville, 916-789-9663, thedoggiebag.com

Posh Puppy Boutique photos by Ray Burgess. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Complete Groom,

*$37+, Earthbath Hypo-

Allergenic Shampoo,

$14.99, and SpotLit

LED Light, $6.99, at

Pampered Pet Salon &

Boutique, 6610 Folsom-

Auburn Road, Suite 10,

Folsom, 916-987-1899,

mypamperedpetsalon.com

*Pricing is based on breed,

size of the pet, and coat type

Auburn Leathercrafters Rolled

Collar, $13.99, at Bark Avenue,

4781 Granite Drive, Rocklin, 916-

315-2650, barkavenueca.com

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For Fashionistas

Classic Beanie, $16, and Solid

Knit Cable CC Gloves, $16,

at Ambiance Boutique, 6608

Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite

8, Folsom, 916-936-4471,

ambianceboutiquefolsom.

com, ccbeanie.com

Chasing Trendy “Positive Mind, Vibes,

Life” Tank, $18, Chasing Trendy “Ride or

Die (Until 9pm Or So)” Tee, $20, and Olive

Swoon Granite Bay Tote Bag, $20, at Gather

Studio & Marketplace, 8870 Folsom-Auburn

Road, Suite B, Granite Bay, 916-872-1316,

gatherstudioandmarket.com

Medallion Fan Tassel Earrings, $24 at

MoonChild Boutique, 3004 Green Valley

Road, Suite E-2, Cameron Park, 530-208-

3157, ohanamoonyoga.com/moonchild

Jack Hammer Experience, $120/non-member; $96/member (includes nail

trimming, shaping, cuticle care, warm oil soak, exfoliating whiskey and brown sugar

scrub, moisturizing hand, arm, foot and calf massage, warm paraffin wax treatment,

and steamed towel finish) at Hammer & Nails, 195 Placerville Road, Suite 110,

Folsom, 916-984-1111, hammerandnailsgrooming.com/locations/folsom-ca

Minnetonka Betty Slippers,

$39.99 at Lees Boutique,

4110 Datsun Court, Shingle

Springs, 530-677-4891,

leesboutique.net

T-shirt photos by Ray Burgerss. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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ME & D Stevie Suede Tote, $245 at

The Hive, 4242 Fowler Lane, Suite

102, Diamond Springs, 816-391-8492,

hivestudioshop.com, meanddleather.com

Pendleton Board Shirt, $129

(regular); $139 (tall) at Handley’s

Western Wear, 314 East Bidwell

Street, Folsom, 916-983-2668,

handleyswesternworkwear.com

The Bee & The Fox

“Mama Bird” Tee, $33

at Fig + Ivy Collective,

307 Lincoln Street,

Roseville, 916-540-7634,

figandivycollective.com

Hope Bracelet, $60 at Jillian

B. Designs, made locally in

Sacramento, jillianbdesigns.com

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Nutcase Bell, $15 at

Bob’s Cycle Center,

378 North Sunrise

Avenue, Roseville,

916-784-2255,

bobscyclecenter.com

Women’s On Cloudswift Running Shoes,

$150 at Fleet Feet, 6610 Folsom-Auburn

Road, Folsom, 916-358-9484; 1850 Douglas

Boulevard, Suite 418, Roseville, 916-783-4558,

fleetfeet.com

YETI Wine Tumbler, $24.99, and

Klean Kanteen, $22.99, at Whole

Foods Market, 1001 Galleria

Boulevard, Roseville, 916-781-5300;

270 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-

984-8500, wholefoodsmarket.com

Camelbak Hydrobak, $49.99 at

Team Cycle, 2555 Greenwood Lane,

Cameron Park, 530-676-0505,

teamcycleandtscafe.com

Kate’s Real Food Hand-Rolled

Organic Energy Bars, $2.49 each

at The River Store, 1032 Lotus

Road, Lotus, 530-626-3435,

theriverstore.com

Giant Explore E+ 3 Step Thru E-Bike,

$2,575, and Pearl Izumi Women’s Sugar

Thermal Cycling Tights, $100, at Folsom

Bike, 4420 Town Center Boulevard, Suite

150, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-0900; 7610

Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite 100, 916-844-

1000, Folsom, folsombike.com

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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Introducing

Q&A

WITH LOCAL COMPANIES

PHOTOS BY DANTE FONTANA

John Choi

Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys

195 PLACERVILLE ROAD, SUITE 110, FOLSOM, 916- 984-1111, HAMMERANDNAILSGROOMING.COM, @HAMMERANDNAILSGROOMING

COMING SOON: 1565 EUREKA ROAD, SUITE 7, ROSEVILLE

SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OFFER: Haircuts, straight razor

shaves, and hand and foot grooming services.

WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION: Educating

men on how to look and feel their best while having an amazing

experience.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY: We were featured on Shark Tank

and are frequented by many celebrities. Where else can guys get

groomed with a beer in their hand and a beer in their service (Hops &

Cedar Treatment)?

FIRST JOB: An accountant.

FAVORITE FOOD: BBQ. I love to grill and smoke anything and

everything.

LAST BIG PURCHASE: My son’s first car.

WHEN NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND ME: On the golf course.

YOU LOVE LIVING HERE, BECAUSE: We have the best community:

great weather, people, and local shops.

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Q&A

WITH LOCAL COMPANIES

Relationship

Therapy Center

300 HARDING BOULEVARD, SUITE 211,

ROSEVILLE, SACRTC.COM,

@RELATIONSHIPTHERAPYCENTER

SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OFFER:

Mental wellness therapy and couple’s

counseling.

WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR

PROFESSION: Making a huge difference

in the quality of people’s lives.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY: Out

of eight people who work here, we have

three Jennifers!

FIRST JOB: Kentucky Fried Chicken.

FAVORITE FOOD: Anything spicy and

Mexican.

LAST BIG PURCHASE: New furniture for

our beautiful offices.

WHEN NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND

ME: Watching my grandsons’ play sports,

hiking, or playing volleyball.

YOU LOVE LIVING HERE, BECAUSE: The

people are great! Also, there’s so much

to do and so many beautiful places right

around us.

Nancy Ryan, LMFT

Sherri and Jim Metzker

Dorothea's Shoppe

801 SUTTER STREET, SUITE 100, FOLSOM, 916-985-2714, DOROTHEAS.COM,

@DOROTHEASSHOPPE

SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OFFER: Christmas ornaments and gifts,

including items from Jim Shore, Fiestaware, Disney, Old World Christmas,

and Steinbach Nutrackers.

WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION: Finding special

ornaments for customers that represent a special moment in their lives.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY: We’ve been in the same location for 54

years and are the second family to own Dorothea's.

FIRST JOB: When I was 14, I made drapes and hung them in schools and

hotels.

FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos and pizza.

LAST BIG PURCHASE: Dorothea's in March 2014.

WHEN NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND ME: With my kids and four

grandchildren; we have a large family and love spending time together.

YOU LOVE LIVING HERE, BECAUSE: I love the community and what it offers.

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| home & garden |

Tinsel Town

8 Christmas Tree Décor Ideas

by KERRIE L. KELLY

Regardless of your everyday décor style, there are a

variety of ways to ring in the holiday season with

your Christmas tree—from themed and elegant

ribbon to dazzling tree toppers and twinkle lights

galore. The best part? Many of the ideas presented

here are inexpensive, easy, and fun, so the whole family can

partake in the tree-trimming process.

Gingham & Eucalyptus

1

This classic country pattern

quickly turns into the prettiest

Christmas tree décor when paired

with red ornaments and added

eucalyptus, while the texture and

scent immediately welcome the

holidays into your home.

Toys & Trains

2

Antique toys have been used

as under-the-tree decorations for

decades now, and it's easy to see why.

Set up a toy train around the bottom

of the tree, layer on the tree skirt, and

watch the wonder of Christmas begin.

Rustic Chic

3

Make a black-and-white tree feel

perfectly posh in your classically

chic home with warm white

lights, gingham accents, a rustic

craft paper garland, and wooden

snowflakes.

Marked by Marquee

5

Finish the tree with a marquee

light for a bold, beautiful topper

that's bright enough to illuminate

shimmering shades of silver and

blue. Add gold wishbone details to

convey how we "wish" you a Merry

Christmas!

Naughty or Nautical

6

Whether you're spending the

holidays by the seashore or want to

bring some of that nautical beauty

inland, your Christmas tree is the

perfect place to show off your shipshape

designs. Finish the look with

stripes, primary colors, and rope

accents.

Pretty & Plaid Farmhouse

7

Red plaid is a beautiful look for any

family room around Christmastime,

but added leather, distressed wood

elements, silver trophy vases, and

haberdashery details really set the stage

for a cozy, curated celebration.

Equestrian Dream

8

Though the tree is the centerpiece

in this family room, equestrian accents

in black and gold add timeless charm,

while vintage wrapping paper and tree

ribbons up the nostalgia factor.

Plaid, Floral, & Horns

4

Cover a tree or table with

patterns of plaid and tartan, and

complement it with floral accents

and horn details for an aesthetic

that’s equal parts masculine and

feminine.

What kind of tree will you trim this season? Tell us all about it (and send a

picture, too!) at info@stylemg.com.

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID, is an award-winning interior designer,

author, product developer, and multimedia consultant helping

brands reach the interior design community. To contact her, visit

kerriekelly.com or call 916-919-3023.

Photos courtesy of Kerrie Kelly

Design Lab by Brian Kellogg

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Winter Wonderlands

BY HEATHER L. NELSON

5 Christmas Vacations

The Westin St. Francis

Whether you’re craving a getaway to the

snow, the city, or the sea this season, we

suggest venturing to one of these nearby

destinations for good food, cozy lodging,

and festive events.

1 San Francisco

Holidays are magical in the City by the Bay, as cable cars get

dressed with wreaths, Union Square debuts its giant tree and

ice-skating rink, and storefronts dazzle with luxurious gifts.

STAY: The Westin St. Francis, a stunningly historic property

(originally built in 1904) sits amid the holiday hustle and

bustle of Union Square, and is the primo place to stay at

Christmastime—or any time you’re in the city. We suggest

staying in the recently renovated Landmark Building for a

room with a new look but an old soul. Coupled with the stepsaway

cable car stop and their “Holiday Hideaway” package—

where kids and their parents can enjoy fun surprises like

life-sized toy soldiers, in-room miniature Christmas trees, and

magical elves—a visit here needs to be added to your wish list.

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San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker

EAT: With

pop-up

roots, Eko

Kitchen opened in May as the city’s first

Nigerian restaurant. The Lagosian comfort

food-inspired menu includes stewed smoked

goat with fried plantains, pan roasted tilapia,

and puff puffs (donut holes).

PLAY: Christmas Eve in 1944 saw the

American premier of The Nutcracker at the

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House,

striking a holiday tradition for many families.

Fast forward to today, and you won’t want to

miss the San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker,

which runs from December 11-29.

Water Tower

at Inn & Spa at

Schoolhouse

Creek

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2 Mendocino

Mendocino’s crisp seaside air and quaint

village shops beckon with unique local

crafts—perfect for checking off all the names

on your list.

STAY: The Inn & Spa at Schoolhouse Creek

offers private cottages and rooms with ocean

views, including the romantic Water Tower,

which was once an armory and lookout and

now houses a hot tub. Leave holiday stress

behind with an onsite massage or grab

creatively made brunch fare at Circa '62 just

steps away.

EAT: Located in an 1893 Victorian farmhouse

that’s surrounded by a garden overflowing

with antique roses, edible flowers, and

unusual plants, Café Beaujolais offers

enticing seasonal specials with a California-

French flair. Try a Niman Ranch steak paired

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Café Beaujolais

Bene!

Ristorante Italiano

Ponderosa Ridge

Ponderosa Ridge

with bone

marrow mashed

potatoes and

sautéed garlic

spinach.

PLAY: In nearby

Fort Bragg, hop

aboard the

Magical

Christmas

Train (through

December 30)

for a scenic ride through the redwoods—

complete with hot cocoa, Santa, and

strolling musicians.

Festival of Trees

3 Placerville

With its walkable Main Street, nearby

Christmas tree farms, and wineries,

Placerville provides jolly fun for the entire

family.

STAY: Ponderosa Ridge is nestled on

11 acres with its own apple orchard, a

lounge-worthy wraparound porch, and

a window-filled hot tub room. Adding to

the season’s satisfaction is a scratch-made

morning meal that includes pastries and

other stick-to-your-ribs country fare.

EAT: Revamped with a gorgeous mahogany

bar and cocktail menu to match, Bene!

Ristorante Italiano is known for their

Neapolitan pizza and handmade pasta from

quality ingredients. Talk about the perfect

stop to warm up (and fill up) before bracing

the cold weather.

PLAY: Marshall Gold Discovery State

Park’s historic buildings dress up for

the holidays and are open to the public

during Christmas in Coloma (December

7-8), complete with gift vendors, wreath

making, carriage rides, live music, and

festive treats.

Inn at Locke House

4 Lodi

Known as the Zinfandel

capital of the world, wineries

abound here, yet there’s so

much more to see and do, too,

like the Lodi Lake Wilderness

Area and boutique-filled

historical district.

STAY: The Inn at Locke House—

with views of the Mokelumne

River bluffs and sweeping

vineyards—is homey perfection during

the holidays. Note: The three-level Water

Tower suite is the most secluded and

romantic.

EAT: The Dancing Fox bakes handcrafted

breads each morning in their wood-fired

Inn at

Locke

House

The

Dancing

Fox

brick oven from Spain. Winter favorites

include the tri tip green chili melt on

jalapeño sourdough and house-made

wild boar sausage on dark rye roll.

PLAY: The 28th Annual Festival of Trees

(December 7-8) features over 60 uniquely

decorated Christmas trees to spur holiday

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Gold Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

glee. Along with Santa

visits, you’ll find makeand-take

crafts, historical

exhibits, and pioneer

work demonstrations.

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Three Forks Bakery &

Brewing Co.

5 Nevada City

Nevada City provides

quintessential Christmas

vibes with its jolly historic district that’s

sprinkled with unique shops and inviting

pubs.

STAY: You’ll feel secluded at the four-story,

1861 Victorian house-turned-hotel, Gold

Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast, with its forested

outdoor space along tranquil Gold Run

Creek. During the holidays it’s particularly

inviting; plus, downtown is a mere 10-minute

walk away.

EAT: Known for their beer and wood-fired

sourdough crust

pizzas, Three Forks

Bakery &

Brewing Co.

also serves

up delectable

pastries, cakes, and

sandwiches on

their homemade breads baked from organic

ingredients.

PLAY: Stroll lamp-lit streets dressed in

costume while the aroma of roasted

chestnuts fills the air during Victorian

Christmas (December 8, 11, 15, 18, and

22). Expect

wandering

carolers,

yuletide treats

and libations,

and vendors

hawking their

artistic wares.

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WINTER 2020

Depression

in the Elderly

Can be Avoided




Help for Addictions

Vaping: Is it Safe?

Winter Wellness: Take Care of You

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Help for Addictions

ABOUT MARSHALL

MEDICAL CENTER

Marshall Medical Center

is an independent,

nonprofit community

healthcare provider located in

the heart of the Sierra Foothills

between Sacramento and

South Lake Tahoe. Marshall

Medical Center includes

Marshall Hospital, a fully

accredited acute care facility

with 125 beds located in

Placerville; several outpatient

facilities in Cameron Park,

El Dorado Hills, Placerville

and Georgetown; and many

community health and

education programs. Marshall

has nearly 300 physicians

and a team of over 1,600

employees providing quality

healthcare services to over

175,000 residents of El

Dorado County.

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In the year since Marshall Clinically Assisted Recovery and Education

Services (CARES) opened, the clinic has treated more than 600 patients

with addictions. In addition to comprehensive medication assisted

treatment with a physician, patients also receive group and one-on-one

counseling, case management and behavioral health services based on

a personalized care plan.

Marshall Medical Center is dedicated to helping people overcome

addictions to opioids, benzodiazepines, alcohol and nicotine among others. This

year, CARES is expanding its reach to the town of Georgetown at Marshall’s Divide

Wellness Center. Rural areas like Georgetown see opiate use disorder instances at

eight times the national rate.

CARES is continually recognized on a national level as providing top notch

care and treatment to patients with opioid addiction using Suboxone®

(buprenorphine and naloxone). And with a patient retention rate of more than

90%, they’re not only getting patients off opioids, but helping to keep them off

long term. Patients can begin care by calling

the clinic directly to make an appointment,

or, if they’re in crisis, through the

Emergency Department for immediate care

and a next-day appointment at the clinic.

To make an appointment, call

CARES at 530-621-7965 or visit

www.marshallmedical.org/cares.

For Your HEALTH is

published as a community

service by

MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER

1100 Marshall Way

Placerville, CA 95667

telephone 530-622-1441

or 916-933-2273;

www.marshallmedical.org

It is intended to provide

information about health in

general as well as healthcare

services and resources available

in El Dorado County. Information

comes from a wide range of

medical experts. If you have any

concerns or questions about

specific content that may affect

your health, please contact your

healthcare provider.

To reach the editor of For Your

Health, contact Brittany Garcia

at 530-626-2816 or

bgarcia@marshallmedical.org

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FEATURE

Winter Wellness: Resolve

to Take Care of You

With the New Year comes resolutions

and this year you’re going to stick to

them. If you’re committed to starting

2020 on the right foot, here are some

tips on how to reach your wellness goals.

1 Make your resolutions now. There’s no need to wait until

January 1 to start building healthy habits. In fact, it’ll help

you get on track faster come the new year.

2 Make your resolutions attainable. Progress is made in baby

steps, not giant leaps. If your ultimate goal is to lose 40

pounds, start small by resolving to lose 10 pounds by April 1.

3 Sprinkle in a fun resolution or two. Make a point of

scheduling some girls’ nights or coffee dates with friends.

Plan a family vacation to go somewhere you’ve never been but

always dreamed of visiting.

4 Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. Instead of

telling yourself you can’t have potato chips and soda, try to

think about all the fruits and vegetables you can eat in abundance.

5 Make appointments in advance. Take an hour or two to make

phone calls to set up all your preventive health appointments

for the year. These may include an annual physical, well women’s

exam, mammogram, colonoscopy, eye exam, and teeth cleaning.

If you plan on making big changes to your diet, make an

appointment with a registered dietician at Marshall Medical

Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Department by calling

(530) 672-7021.

6 Set (and keep) your sleep goal. No matter what your

resolution, getting enough sleep will help you achieve it. Try

to go to bed 30 minutes earlier once January 1 comes around.

The dishes in the sink or that last load of laundry can wait until

tomorrow.

7 Plan some cheat days. Drastically changing your diet is hard.

If it wasn’t, we’d all be our ideal weight and clothing size.

Seeing light at the end of the tunnel for a piece of cheesecake on

Sundays or a mid-week bowl of ice cream will help you stick to

your plan the rest of the week.

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COVER STORY

Depression in

the Elderly

Can Be

Avoided

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As we age, we come to accept

certain medical conditions and

symptoms as normal parts of

aging. Depression, however,

shouldn’t be one of them. If

you’re age 65 or older and

you’ve started feeling symptoms

of depression including

persistent sadness, excessive worry, changes in weight

and/or appetite, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, or

withdrawal from social activities, you may want to make

an appointment with a psychiatrist to address the root

cause and work on a solution.

Maisha Correia, MD, of Marshall Psychiatry provides

some helpful insight into this issue. “Depression can start

at a young age or can start at age 85. It can happen at

any time,” she says. “In a setting where there are a lot of

stressors, seniors have often found themselves in a more

desperate situation where depression can manifest.”

“When we see older patients with depression, it’s usually

brought on as a secondary condition to a chronic medical

condition,” she says. For example, when you are already

experiencing severe congestive heart failure and COPD

and your ability to interact with the world in the same way

you used to be able to changes, that’s where symptoms

of depression start to appear. Some conditions that can

trigger or worsen depression include:

• Cancer

• Parkinson’s disease

• Stroke

• Heart disease

• Lupus

• Diabetes

• Dementia including

Alzheimer’s

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Mobility issues

Another common scenario is the loss of a spouse. In

each of these situations, regular appointments with a

psychiatrist can help build coping mechanisms to help

improve a patient’s state of mind.

Dr. Correia and most other psychiatrists are hesitant to

treat depression in this population with medication, due to

the fact that patients are likely to already be taking a host

of other medications and the risk of interaction is high.

“When we do try a medication, we start with a very small

dose and gradually increase slowly to carefully monitor

any drug interaction signs,” says Dr. Correia

“Instead,” says Dr. Correia, “I’m more likely to recommend

patients stay engaged with their community and stay

active physically and mentally, using their social skills.”

Not only are these activities likely to decrease the

symptoms of depression, but will also slow the onset of

dementia and other neurological conditions we see as

people age.

Here in the foothills, we’re lucky to live in a beautiful

setting with many ways to get outdoors and get those

endorphins pumping. Try activities such as:

• Biking

• Hiking

• Walking

• Card games

• Volunteering

• Camping

• Fishing

• Swimming

Depression affects older people differently than younger

people. It’s important for the elderly to see a psychiatrist

that specializes in depression in seniors.

If you or a family member need psychiatric care,

call Marshall Psychiatry at 530-626-2844 to make an

appointment.

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BETTER CARE FOR YOU

Vaping: Is it safe?

Frequently

Asked

Questions

WHAT IS VAPING?

Vaping is the act of inhaling a

vaporized liquid from an electronic

device.

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It’s a fact; vaping has become a popular alternative to cigarette smoking,

especially with younger people. Its appeal is broad: vaping doesn’t carry the tar

and other cancer-causing chemicals that cigarettes contain, the vapor can be

odorless and it comes in flavors that appeal to adolescents.

But as vaping has become more and more popular, we’re seeing stories in the news

that lead us to believe it’s perhaps not as safe as we originally thought.

This summer, the CDC was alerted to several cases of a mysterious, severe lung

illness tied to e-cigarette use and vaping. As of October, there have been a reported

1,479 lung injury cases from 49 states, with 33 deaths, due to vaping products. THC

was present in most of these cases, particularly from off-market or illegal vaping

products. However, the deadly culprit was found to be vitamin E acetate, which

leaves a sticky residue in the lungs, similar to honey. This mimics the symptoms of

pneumonia, causing serious respiratory illness and sometimes death. According to

Nurse Practitioner Karen Greenhaw of Marshall Family Medicine, “The use of THC

alone has far reaching negative effects on the young and developing brain, as does

any substance containing nicotine.”

Symptoms of vaping illnesses include abdominal discomfort, coughing, fever and

shortness of breath. “These symptoms are consistent with bacterial pneumonia or

viral infections and are usually manageable,” says Greenhaw. Standard treatments

including antibiotics and oxygen support don’t always stop the symptoms and some

teens have experienced respiratory failure and been put on ventilators. “Anyone

experiencing chest pain or difficulty breathing after vaping should seek immediate

medical attention,” she said.

“At the end of the day,” says Karen, “it can be dangerous to deliberately put any

chemical into your body for recreational purposes. If you have any questions, talk to

your physician.”

WHAT ARE THE

DIFFERENT VAPE

PRODUCTS?

Popular terms for vaping devices

include e-cigarettes, smokeless

cigarettes, vaporizers, vape, vape

pens, vapor pens, mods, tanks,

cigalikes, e-hookah and hookah

pens. These vary widely in size,

shape, and design. Some are as

small as computer flash drives

or highlighters, while some are

bulkier and box like.

WHAT IS IN VAPE JUICE

OR E-LIQUID?

Vape juice most commonly

contains three ingredients:

propylene glycol and/or glycerin,

chemicals for flavoring and

nicotine.

The pods for the most popular

brand contain nicotine 100

percent of the time. The amount of

nicotine in one pod has the same

amount of nicotine in an entire

pack of cigarettes. Some vape

pods can also contain THC, the

chemical in marijuana that makes

you “high.” Vaping doesn’t give

off the telltale smell of smoking

marijuana or cigarettes.

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FOUNDATION NEWS

A Generous Gift

to Marshall

Arlene and Richard Wilkinson loved

Placerville—so much so that

they made it a point to put their

time and resources back into the

community. They also planned

to leave half of their estate to the

Marshall Foundation for Community

Health to augment services at

Marshall Hospital.

Their story began in the summer of

1950, when they met while attending

UC Berkeley. They married later

that summer and moved to Fresno to

complete their respective degrees—Arlene

in education and Richard in engineering

and industrial arts. They eventually

made their way home to Placerville where, in addition to

teaching, Richard managed a pear ranch and developed

land in the area. Involved with the development of the

River Park complex and the Gold Trail subdivision, they

also donated 131 acres to the American River Conservancy

as part of their love of nature.

Richard is remembered as loving life and his family,

while Arlene is described as “kind, gracious and polite,

with perfect manners,” by Derrell Roberts, CPA, executor

of their estate. “The amazing thing about Arlene,” says

Roberts, “is she was one of those graceful ladies always

immaculate in her appearance. Not out of a sense of

pride, but of wanting to be proper. She was always dressed

properly with her makeup done and every hair in place.

She was also generous, almost to a fault.”

Arlene chose Marshall as the recipient of the bulk of

her part of the estate. She and Richard did not have

any children of their own, although they had several

nieces and nephews. Arlene wanted to give back to this

community and knew that the Marshall Foundation has

a proven track record of handling its funding very well.

She and Richard had both been hospitalized at Marshall

throughout

their years

and always had

positive experiences there.

Sadly, the community lost Richard to cancer in 2009, and

Arlene to dementia in 2017. Their legacy will live on through

their generous gift of more than $1 million to Marshall.

LEAVE A LEGACY

You too can leave a legacy for others. If you would like to

support Marshall Medical Center through giving to the

Marshall Foundation for Community Health, there are

several gift arrangements from which to choose.

Whether you would like to put your donation to work

today or benefit the hospital after your lifetime, you can

find a charitable plan that meets your needs now and into

the future.

Want to learn more about including a gift to Marshall

Foundation for Community Health in your future plans?

Contact Executive Director Jamie Johnson at jjohnson1@

marshallmedical.org or 530-642-9984. No matter the size,

your gift makes a difference. Visti www.marshallfound.org

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OTHER NEWS

Get more with MyChart

MMarshall Medical Center

offers a secure electronic

health record to help patients

better understand and

manage their care. Marshall’s MyChart

provides you with immediate access to

your medical records, such as appointment

summaries, lab results and upcoming

appointment reminders. You can even pay

your bill through the web site or the new

Marshall MyChart mobile app.

Recently, the MyChart patient portal was

upgraded with the following features:

Mobile Bill Pay - One of the exciting new

features is the ability to make payments from

a mobile device. You can choose to pay the

full balance, or a portion of your bill this way.

Save your credit or debit information to your

account for easy payments in the future.

Once you login, select the “Billing” icon and

follow the instructions.

Request Proxy Access - For parents

or caregivers who may need retrieve

to another’s chart, MyChart allows

proxy access online. Once you log in

to MyChart, go to Profile, then Access

Settings. From there you’ll see “My

Family’s Records” and you can follow the

prompts to request proxy access.

Self Sign-Up - There’s no longer a need

to contact a clinic to request an activation

code in order to sign up for MyChart. Visit

mychart. marshallmedical.org/mychart/

and validate your identity. Once verified,

you can move forward setting up your

account.

QR Codes to Download the MyChart App

- Now available on the After Visit Summary

(AVS) sheets, patients can scan QR codes

to more easily download the Marshall

mobile MyChart app for either Android or

Apple devices.

Download the app or visit mychart.

marshallmedical.org/mychart to get

started today.

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Concerts at Harris Center at Folsom Lake College, Folsom.

Tickets at harriscenter.net More info at carrera-productions.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

LOS LOBOS

45th Anniversary Tour:

An Acoustic-Electric Journey

loslobos.org

Saturday, January 4 Doors 7:00 pm Show 8:00 pm Tickets $35, $47, $57

Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

Georgia on My Mind

with an all-star cast of

award-winning performers:

Take 6, Clint Holmes,

Nnenna Freelon,

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DINING SPOTLIGHT:

El Rey Mexican Cuisine

FOODIE FIND:

Mountain Mike's Pizza

THE HOT LIST:

Decadent Desserts

TASTE:

Festive Holiday Apps

SIP:

Wintry Wines

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Dining Out

El Rey

Mexican Cuisine

BY LORN RANDALL

PHOTOS BY MENKA BELGAL

Pollo en Mole

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Granite Bay is rapidly gaining a reputation as a

favorite destination for Mexican food, thanks

to the addition of El Rey. In an enclave that’s

already enjoying some quality South-of-the-

Border fare, El Rey has thrown its sombrero into the ring

and proven it’s a contender for the crown of best Mexican

food. Local restaurateurs Lucy and Federico Hurtado

opened the eatery in Quarry Ponds Town Center last fall,

and the reviews have been stellar.

To start, our server brought out chips and three

homemade salsas: mild red, flaming red, and holymole-that’s-hot

jalapeño green. Their refreshing ceviche

appetizer—served tostada-style with shrimp, cucumbers,

onions, cilantro, and tomatoes in a citrus marinade—was

Shrimp Ceviche the perfect shareable with three to a serving.

Next up was one of my favorites: pollo en mole. El

Rey’s “secret recipe” boasts over 30

Flan

ingredients of which I have no doubt,

“EL REY’S ‘SECRET

after torturing my kitchen several

RECIPE’ BOASTS OVER 30 times over several days attempting to

INGREDIENTS OF WHICH create my own edition. Their version,

I HAVE NO DOUBT, which comes from Puebla, Mexico,

was rich, dark, and smooth with

AFTER TORTURING

smoky, nutty, and sweet overtones.

MY KITCHEN SEVERAL Served over boneless chicken thighs

TIMES OVER SEVERAL with Spanish rice, it’s one of their most

DAYS ATTEMPTING popular entrées.

Mi palabra molcajete—the

TO CREATE MY OWN

menacing cauldron of stone and

EDITION.”

fire—filled with delicias picantes of

house-made chorizo, arrachera (steak),

chicken, nopales (cactus), veggies, queso fresco, and “Mama’s

Mi Palabra Molcajete secret salsa” was another winner from their “Sizzling Plates”

portion of the menu. If you’ve never tried molcajete, take a

ride on the wild side. You can order it mild or hot, and it’s

definitely enough to share with the accompanying tortillas,

rice, and beans. More than just the meat and veg though

was the tantalizing, multi-layered broth.

To flan or not to flan, especially when all of the scratchmade

desserts are beckoning? When in doubt, I flan, and

then I have a dining compadre order the pastel del mango

(mango cake) or the bunuelos (fried dough with cinnamon,

sugar, and ice cream). The flan, that ubiquitous Mexican

combination of custard and caramel that people seem to

love or loathe (count me in the “love it” camp), featured what

I surmise was a hint of orange liqueur.

El Rey’s dishes are artistically plated, the atmosphere is

vibrant yet charming, and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Stop in and give them a try.

5550 DOUGLAS BOULEVARD, SUITE 200, GRANITE BAY, 916-772-5858,

ELREYMEXICANCUISINE.COM

HOURS: 11 a.m.-8

p.m. daily

TRY THIS: Shrimp

Ceviche, Pozole,

Flautas, El Chile

Relleno, Mexican

Lasagna, Mi Palabra

Molcajete, Pollo

en Mole, Tacos

de Cochinita Pibil,

Vegan Bowl,

Pescado en Crema

Verde, Mango-

Jalapeño Margarita,

Flan

DRINKS: Beer, wine,

& cocktails (made

with agave-infused

sake)

TAB: $$

HEADS-UP: Outdoor

dining; vegetarian

& vegan options;

kids’ menu; lunch

specials; available

for private events;

Happy Hour from

3-5 p.m.; “Taco

Tuesday” specials

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FOODIE FIND

OTHER

PRAISEWORTHY

PIZZA

BUFFETS

CHICAGO'S PIZZA

WITH A TWIST

1750 Prairie City Road, Suite 140

Folsom, 916-970-9900;

7441 Foothills Boulevard,

Suite 170, Roseville, 916-780-6100,

chicagospizzatwist.com

CIRO'S PIZZA CAFÉ

241 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom,

916-983-5757; 7521 Old Auburn

Road, Citrus Heights, 916-726-5757,

cirospizza.com

JOHN’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA

384 North Sunrise Avenue,

Roseville, 916-772-1111,

johnspizza.com

Mountain Mike’s Pizza // If you’re looking for a filling, affordable lunch buffet, I found it at Mountain Mike’s

Pizza in Folsom! The scrumptious smorgasbord includes everything pizza dreams are made of. For $9.95, you can fill your belly to

the brim with a build-your-own salad—complete with carrots, cucumbers, croutons, and every other veggie under the sun—then

grab as many pizza slices as you can stomach. Once you’ve reached your limit, seal the deal with dessert; which, on my visit

meant a pizza “cookie” and “cinnamon roll” (fresh, fluffy dough covered in butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar with a dusting of

mozzarella and powdered sugar). The buffet is available weekdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesday nights from 5-8 p.m. And

if you have your eye on more than just pie, you’re in luck. They make the most heavenly garlic-studded sticks topped with melty

cheese. We ordered ours to go, but they didn’t even make it home; my daughter and I were dipping the fresh-out-of-the-oven

slices in ranch dressing before we left the parking lot. Are you a fan of wings? Depending on your preference, pick from plain,

buffalo, BBQ, honey garlic, or sweet chili. Between the buffet, “crispy, curly pepperoni,” and specialty pizzas, the options are

endless…and so, so good! 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150, Folsom, 916-817-1207, mountainmikespizza.com NOTE: Additional

locations in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Folsom (East Bidwell), Granite Bay, Lincoln, Rocklin, and Roseville. —Julie Ryan

Photo by Taylor Gillespie

PIZZA FACTORY

1242 Broadway, Placerville,

530-626-3034; 3421 Coach Lane,

Cameron Park, 530-677-3611;

5831 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis,

916-652-0477, pizzafactory.com

STEVE’S PIZZA EDH

3941 Park Drive, Suite 100,

El Dorado Hills, 916-939-2100,

stevespizzaedh.com

Chicago's Pizza with a Twist photo by Dante Fontana.

Pizza Factory photo by Aaron Roseli.

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NorthStar Home Baking Divine Desserts Dolce Vita Caffe

Julian's Pâtisserie & Café

THE

Hot

LIST

Frank Vilt's Cakes

Decadent Desserts

By Tara Harbert // Photos by Dante Fontana

Sugar Lillie Bakery

‘Tis the season to eat, drink,

eat some more, and be merry.

Whether you’re looking

to serve a sweet treat at a

holiday party, or enjoy one

all to yourself, we have a jolly

selection for all.

If you think peanut

butter and chocolate

are the perfect

pairing, you’re not

alone! And you also

don’t want to miss the

Chocolate Peanut

Butter Cupcake at

Frank Vilt's Cakes in

Cameron Park. The

rich, fluffy chocolate

cake is filled with

chocolate ganache,

and then topped with

more ganache and

mini peanut butter

cups. One bite and

it’ll be on your dessert

wish list for life.

frankviltscakes.com

Seeking a holiday

treat that’ll blow

your guests' taste

buds away? The

Mascarpone

Cheesecake from

Julian's Pâtisserie

& Café in Folsom

is the stuff sweet

dreams are made

of. Sinfully rich

with a creamy,

velevety filling,

one slice of this

masterpiece

will crush your

confectionery

cravings.

julianscafe.com

Holy cannoli!

Dolce Vita Caffe

in Folsom makes

homemade

Cannoli that’ll keep

your stomach—

and sweet

tooth—satisfied.

The fried pastry

dough filled with

creamy ricotta and

topped with your

pick of pistachios,

cherries, or

chocolate is the

perfect pairing

to a hot cup of

coffee or boozefilled

beverage.

dolcevitacaffe.online

Divine Desserts in

Loomis serves a Fruit

Tart that’ll have you

jingling all the way into

the new year. The base

is made from honey and

walnuts then lined with

chocolate, certifying it

as gluten-free. Sugarglazed

strawberries,

blackberries, kiwis,

mandarins, raspberries,

and fresh cream

cover the top. It

checks all the dessert

boxes: tart, sweet,

light, and chocolaty.

divinedessertsbyaguirre.com

NorthStar Home

Baking in Rocklin

serves scratch-made

pastries, cakes, and

savory items—all

with a European and

Mediterranean flair—

that’ll seriously knock

your socks off. Some

offerings are gluten-free,

others keto-friendly,

but all are delicious.

The Belgian Chocolate

Raspberry Mini Tartlet

with edible flowers and

pistachios is particularly

praiseworthy. Swing

by soon and prepare

to be impressed.

northstarhomebaking.com

Sweeten up your

holiday season by

stopping by Sugar

Lillie Bakery in

Shingle Springs

for their buttery,

just-chewyenough

Chocolate-

Dipped Coconut

Macaroons.

Chock-full of

toasted coconut

with a crispy

edge, soft center,

and thick layer

of creamy dark

chocolate, it’s a

certified crowd,

and palate, pleaser.

sugarlilliebakery.com

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Party Time!

4 Festive Holiday Apps

COMPILED BY MEGAN WISKUS

Host a

seasonal soirée

with a festive

appetizer

that’ll have

your guests

gushing. The

recipes that

follow are

elegant but

effortless,

ensuring

maximum

time to mingle.

Pomegranate Chicken Skewers

Submitted by Catering By Design, 2830 Sunset Boulevard,

Rocklin, 916-792-6485, cateringbydesignrocklin.com

• 14, 6-inch bamboo skewers,

soaked

• 2 1/2 cups pomegranate juice

• 1/4 cup brown sugar

• 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

• 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

• 1-inch nub fresh ginger, finely

chopped

1. Make syrup. Measure and

combine first 5 ingredients

(thru ginger) in mixing bowl,

stir, then pour half into a small

pot on medium-high heat.

Stir occasionally, till reduced

by 1/3 (about 10 minutes) or

mixture becomes syrupy. Add

orange marmalade.

2. Make marinade. Add

vegetable oil, lime juice,

rosemary, and salt to

remaining mixture.

3. Prepare chicken thighs by

opening and flattening the

meat on a cutting board. Cut

into long 1-inch strips. Put

• 2 tbsp. orange marmalade

(strain before serving)

• 1 tsp. vegetable oil

• 2 tbsp. lime juice

• 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless

chicken thigh meat

meat on skewers, covering

pointed end and leaving

1-inch free for a handle. Lay

skewers flat in a baking dish

and pour marinade over. Let

sit 15-20 minutes on each

side.

4. Preheat oven to 300 and

cook chicken for about 20

minutes. Brush syrup on the

last 10 minutes of cooking

to get a nice glazed finish.

Don’t overcook; internal

temperature should be

165. Makes 14 skewers but

enough marinade for up to 3

lbs. of chicken.

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French Onion Crostini

Submitted by The Butcher’s

Cleaver, Loomis, 530-320-3132,

thebutcherscleaverfoodtruck.com

@thebutcherscleaver

• Baguette

• Olive oil and salt,

for coating bread

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 1 stick butter

• 4 large yellow

onions, sliced

• 2 sweet onions,

sliced

• 1 red onion, sliced

• 1 shallot, sliced

• ¼ cup salt

• 1 tbsp. pepper

• 1 cup sherry

• 1 cup beef stock

• Herbs of choice

(thyme, rosemary,

or basil)

Crostini: Cut baguette on the bias into

½-inch pieces and liberally coat with olive

oil and salt. Place on a baking sheet and

bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden

brown.

French Onion: Heat a heavy-bottom

Dutch oven or pot with 1/2 cup olive oil

on medium-high heat. Add stick of butter

and all sliced onions then slowly cook

over medium-high heat until onions start

to reduce and color (about 15-20 minutes).

Add salt and pepper then turn heat to low

and cover for 30 minutes. Add the sherry

and cook another 30 minutes on low

with lid on; add beef stock and continue

reducing for 30 more minutes uncovered.

Onions should have a deep brown color

and be heavily reduced. Let cool then

place a large spoonful on a crostini. Top

with herbs of choice.

Fire-Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip

Submitted by Off the Vine Catering, 3450 Palmer Drive, Suite 4,

Cameron Park, 916-351-1592, otvc.com, @off_the_vine_catering

• 12 oz. fire-roasted red bell

peppers, drained

• 4 tbsp. olive oil

• 4 cloves garlic, chopped

• 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

• 3 tbsp. brown sugar

• 2 oz. parmesan cheese,

shredded

• ¾ cup olive oil

• 4 oz. goat cheese

1. In a food processor, purée red bell peppers to a course

consistency.

2. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat and add chopped garlic.

Sauté for 2 minutes. Add bell pepper mixture and sauté for 8-10

minutes. Add vinegar and brown sugar and continue to sauté

for another 8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add

parmesan cheese. Continue to cook for 5 more minutes. Once

the cheese is melted in, pour dip into serving bowl.

3. In a small fry pan, pour in ¾ cup olive oil. Once hot, add thick

slices of goat cheese. Splash oil on top of cheese to warm and

melt it. Once cheese is “cooked,” about 1 minute, scoop the

goat cheese and place on top of the dip in the middle of the

bowl. Serve warm with pita chips or grilled pita bread.

Pomegranate Chicken Skewers and Fire-Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip photos by Dante Fontana. Other photo courtesy ofThe

Butcher's Cleaver.

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Sip on This

4 Wintry Wines

Winter officially arrives on the 21st, but that doesn’t mean you should wait till

then to welcome the season. Toast to rainy days and cozy nights in with one of

the following robust reds. In no particular order... —Compiled by Megan Wiskus

Element 79 2016

Estate Alloy Blend

ABV 14.9%

PRICE: $35

PURCHASE: Element 79 Vineyards,

7350 Fairplay Road, Somerset, 916-

337-2718, element79vineyards.com

TASTING NOTES: This exceptional

red blend—consisting of 41%

Zinfandel, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon,

25% Syrah, and 9% Petite Sirah—is

aged for 19 months in 37% new French

and American oak, resulting in a

delectable wine with earthy aromas,

a juicy, pomegranate palate, balanced

acid, and silky long tannins.

Pair with beef bourguignon or coq

au vin.

Miraflores NV

Angelica

ABV 18%

PRICE: $60

PURCHASE: Miraflores Winery,

2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville,

530-647-8505, mirafloreswinery.com

TASTING NOTES: Made from

*Mission grapes and freshly distilled

brandy, this wine—that’s been barreled

for 11 years—continues to develop

complexity and richness as it ages.

Smooth and rich with notes of coffee

liqueur, almond, fig, and a long caramel

finish, it’s a perfect wine to enjoy

fireside or around the holiday table.

Pair with pecan-pumpkin pie

*The Mission varietal—originally brought to

the New World by Spanish missionaries for the

production of altar wine—was the most widely

planted variety in California at the turn of the

20th century. It still exists in small, old plantings

throughout the state (less than 500 acres

nationwide).

Oakstone 2017

Reserve Petite Sirah

ABV 14.7%

PRICE: $36

PURCHASE: Oakstone Winery, 6470

Irish Acres Road, Fair Play, 530-620-

5303, oakstone-winery.com

TASTING NOTES: An awardwinning

single vineyard designate from

the winery’s estate “Geoff & Katy”

vineyard, this beautiful, full-bodied

Petite Sirah is redolent with dark fruit,

big tannins, a rich mouthfeel, and a

long-lasting finish.

Pair with braised or grilled lamb.

Sierra Vista 2017

Cabernet Franc

ABV 14.5%

PRICE: $29

PURCHASE: Sierra Vista

Vineyards & Winery, 4560 Cabernet

Way, Placerville, 530-622-7221,

sierravistawinery.com

TASTING NOTES: Crafted from new

world fruit with an old world influence,

this Cabernet Franc features flavors

of plum, blackberry, chocolate, and

spice, resulting in the perfect balance

between fruit, acid, and tannins. It’s

perfect alongside cold days, warm

meals, and good company.

Pair with an herb-crusted rack of

lamb.

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Restaurant Listings

Featuring restaurants and eateries in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, and beyond.

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EL DORADO HILLS

36 HandlesPublic House

1010 White Rock Rd., Ste. 100, 916-941-3606.

American. Grab a cold beer from any of their 36

rotating taps while digging in to delicious American

gastropub food. Attend one of their many events

or join their Mug Club and get a custom, oversized

mug and special deals. L/D $$

Bamiyan

1121 White Rock Rd., 916-941-8787. Afghan. Since

2003, Bamiyan has been serving delicious Afghan

cuisine, including ashak, mantoo, and bolani.

Vegan options. Closed Sunday. L/D $$

BLVD 41

4364 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 134, 916-235-2337. Pizza.

Craft your own experience with custom-made

pizzas, signature salads, and 41 craft beers and

wines on tap. Assigned wristbands allow the

suds—and good times—to flow freely inside or

out. L/D | $$

Cascada

2222 Francisco Dr., 916-934-0800. Mexican.

There’s no better way to spice up dinner

than sipping a margarita alongside Cascada’s

complimentary and oh-so creamy bean dip,

chips, and salsa. L/D $$

Relish Burger Bar

1000 White Rock Rd., 916-933-3111. American.

Stop by to enjoy delicious-tasting burgers,

salads, loaded nachos, beer-battered onion

rings, and more at one of El Dorado Hills’ finest

burger joints. Spacious patio and weekly events.

L/D $$

Selland’s Market Café

4370 Town Center Blvd., 916-932-5025. Café/

Bakery. Seasonal, healthy, and house-made

menu items including eclectic sandwiches and

hearty entrées and sides, leafy green salads,

pizzas, and delectable desserts. Sunday brunch.

L/D $$

Sienna

3909 Park Dr., 916-941-9694. American. This

award-winning restaurant’s specialties include

wood-fired pizzas, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks,

and a large selection of appetizers. Friday lunch

and Sunday brunch. D $$

Sky Sushi

3907 Park Dr., 916-941-6311. Japanese. Since

2005, Sky Sushi has been serving fresh and

tasty rolls at reasonable prices. Located in La

Borgata, it offers stylish environs and artistically

presented plates. L/D $$

Thai Paradise EDH

4361 Town Center Blvd., 916-939-0389. Thai. New

second location for Thai Paradise of Folsom

voted “Best Thai Restaurant” for the past 11

years. Serving authentic, delicious and healthy

Thai food. The menu includes the best dishes

from Folsom plus specials. L/D $$

Umi Sushi

1121 White Rock Rd., Ste. 105, 916-586-9444. Japanese.

The super fresh fish and pretty presentation will

please both your appetite and eyes. A non-sushi

menu (like delicious bento boxes and udon) is

offered as well. Closed Sunday. L/D $$

Windplay Deli

5003 Windplay Dr., Ste. 1, 916-933-9099. Deli.

Located in a business park, Windplay Deli is

a great place to stop by on your lunch hour.

Operated by the owners themselves, they strive

to create sandwiches to your preference by

accommodating all palates. Closed weekends.

B/L $

FOLSOM

Bacchus House Wine, Bar & Bistro

1004 East Bidwell St., Ste. 100, 916-984-7500. New

American. One of Folsom’s most praiseworthy

eateries—thanks to extensive wine offerings and

seasonal, globally influenced dishes that utilize

fresh fare from local farms. Closed Monday. L/D

$$

Casa Ramos

400 Iron Point Dr., Folsom, 916-355-1600.

Mexican. The Ramos family serves up traditional

Mexican fare as well as heart-healthy dishes and

vegetarian options. L/D $$

Chicago Fire

310 Palladio Pkwy., Ste. 701, 916-984-0140. Pizza.

Offering a variety of menu items inspired by the

Windy City, from meaty Italian beef sandwiches

and a “Chicago Dog” to the deepest and

cheesiest pizza in town. L/D $$

Ciro’s Pizza Café

241 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, 916-983-5757. Pizza.

Hand-tossed pizzas crafted using dough made

in-house every day and fresh, local veggies and

ingredients. Lunch buffet. L/D $$

Coffee Republic

6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd., Folsom, 916-987-8001.

Café/Bakery. Cozy brick-and-wood café offering

a variety of sandwiches, salads, and sweet teas,

in addition to extensive coffee beverages. Vegan

options. B/L/D $$

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill

2791 East Bidwell St., Ste. 100B, 916-597-1008. Mexican.

Costa Vida is awash with the flavors of coastal

Mexico. Inspired by nautical vibes and healthy

living, choose from burritos, tacos, nachos,

salads, and quesadillas, to name a few—and

customize your creation from there. L/D $

Curry Bowl

1870 Prairie City Rd. Ste. 500, Folsom, 916-467-7675.

Indian. Serving North and South Indian Cuisine

along with a daily lunch buffet comprising

multiple mains, sides, and desserts, Curry Bowl

aims to please with it's authentic dishes that

cater to vegetarians and non-vegetarians, alike.

L/D $$

Curry Club Indian Bistro

196 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 130, 916-353-0855.

Indian. Dive into authentic Indian cuisine at this

local favorite. Avail of their lunch buffet where

you can sample multiple dishes for a fraction

of the price. Regulars go gaga for their vindaloo,

palak paneer, and butter chicken. L/D $$

Dos Coyotes

13885 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 100, 916-351-9750.

Mexican. Dos Coyotes offers an eclectic spin

on Southwestern dishes at affordable prices

and prides themselves on using fresh, local

ingredients. Vegan options. L/D $

Fat’s Asia Bistro

2585 Iron Point Rd., 916-983-1133. Asian Fusion/

Chinese/Seafood. Named the region’s favorite

Asian restaurant for more than 10 years in a row,

Fat’s specializes in handmade dim sum, banana

cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe), and other highquality

dishes. L/D $$

FLB Entertainment Center

511 East Bidwell St., 916-983-4411. American.

Bowling, a casino, and sports bar are just part of

the fun that awaits at FLB Entertainment Center.

They also offer a full grill with veggie-packed

salads and wraps, burgers, sandwiches, pizza,

and breakfast items. Late-night dining. B/L/D

$$

Folsom Tap House

25005 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 140., 916-292-5711.

American. Choices abound at Folsom Tap House!

Their extensive menu allows guests to choose

from draft and bottled beers, and their food

menu has options that’ll pair perfectly with

whatever pint you pick. L/D $$

Hacienda Del Rio

702 Sutter St., Ste. M, 916-351-1800. Mexican.

Since 1979, Hacienda has been dishing up

authentic Mexican favorites like Fajitas Del Rio

and Chimi Especial, alongside chips, spicy green

salsa, and handcrafted margaritas. Weekend

brunch and spacious patio. L/D $$

Hasu Teriyaki & Sushi

25075 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 120, 916-983-7777. Japanese.

Enjoy the delicious food, friendly service, and

cozy atmosphere at Hasu. The menu features

a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes

guaranteed to please. Vegan options. Closed

Tuesday. L/D$

Hisui Sushi

25004 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 107, 916-985-7778.

Japanese. Combining traditional Japanese cuisine

with a creative and contemporary flair, Hisui

focuses on serving food made using fresh,

healthy ingredients. Closed Monday. L/D $$

Inchin's Bamboo Garden

1760 Prairie City Rd., Ste.100, Folsom, 916-693-6969.

Indian-Chinese. Inchin's offers flavorful fusion food,

combining Indian and Chinese cuisines. From fried

rice to szechwan paneer, they've got it all. You'll

also find creative craft cocktails, and vegan and

gluten-free options here. L/D $$

Julian's Pâtisserie and Café

6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd., Ste. 7, 916-936-4735.

Bakery/Café. Julian's Pâtisserie is full of European

treats, creative crêpes (both sweet and savory),

and more—all of which are made from scratch

with nothing but the finest ingredients. Closed

Tuesday. B/L $

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Karen’s Bakery and Café

705 Gold Lake Dr., Ste. 340, 916-985-2665. Bakery/

Café. Bakery items here are based on European

traditions and feature seasonal ingredients with

a creative approach. The picturesque patio is

perfect for catching up with friends over coffee

or lunch. Closed Sunday. B/L $$

Land Ocean New American Grill

2720 East Bidwell St., 916-983-7000. New

American. Land Ocean offers distinctive

menus that include hand-cut steaks, woodfired

rotisserie, fresh seafood, and delectable

desserts. Weekend brunch. L/D $$

La Rosa Blanca

402 Natoma St., 916-673-9085. Mexican. You’re

part of the family at La Rosa Blanca. From

fajitas and tostadas to tortas, soups, and salads,

you can expect great-tasting food, generous

portions, and a festive environment. L/D $

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

300 Palladio Pkwy., Folsom, 916-378-4660. American.

Enjoy a sizeable, seasonal menu full of eclectic,

gastropub-style offerings that include salads,

bowls, burgers, pastas, desserts, and even an

impressive kids’ menu. Weekend brunch. L/D

$$

Lotus 8

199 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 100. 916-351-9278.

Chinese. This eatery serves authentic Chinese

food with a modern twist, such as orange

chicken that manages to be both saucy yet

incredibly crispy at the same time. Lunch dishes

come with soup and your choice of chow mein

or fried rice. L/D $$

Lucille's Coffee Hops & Vine

25055 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste 100., 916-294-7472. Café/

Bakery/American. Lucille's serves delicious

breakfast and pastry items from local bakeries,

plus more satiating dishes to go with their

carefully selected craft beers and fine wines.

B/L $

Mel's Diner

13399 Folsom Blvd., 916-985-7337, American.

Whether morning, noon, or night, step into

yesteryear at this local diner that serves all-

American family favorites like country fried

steak, burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes, and

more. B/L/D $$

Mexquite

25095 Blue Ravine Rd., 916-984-8607. Mexican.

Mexquite provides mouthwatering Mexican

cuisine, plus a lively interior and spacious,

dog-friendly patio. Patrons particularly love

their ceviche, margaritas, and carnitas. Weekend

brunch. L/D $$

Mikuni

185 Placerville Rd., Ste. 100, Folsom, 916-934-

5250. Japanese. In addition to sushi, traditional

Japanese dishes, and modern twists on classics,

Mikuni offers a gluten-free menu, party platters,

and happy hour specials—all made using great

attention to detail and fresh ingredients. L/D

$$

Mylapore

1760 Prairie City Rd., Ste. 160., 916-985-3500.

Indian. With South Indian roots, Mylapore serves

fresh, healthy, scratch-made food that’s entirely

vegetarian. Their breakfast, daily specials, and dosa

happy hour are not to be missed. B/L/D $$

Mountain Mike's Pizza

25075 Blue Ravine Rd Suite 150, Folsom, 916-817-1207.

Pizza. A family-friendly favorite, Mountain Mikes

promises the crispiest, curliest pepperoni and the

freshest ingredients on their pizza. They also offer

mouth-water wings, an all-you-can-eat salad bar,

and pizza buffet lunch. L/D $$


Nicholson’s MusiCafe

632 East Bidwell St., 916-984-3020. Cafe/Bakery.

Indulge in a chai tea latte, fresh-made pastry

from nearby BJ Cinnamon, breakfast sandwich,

or salad while listening to live tunes at this haven

for local musicians. Closed Sunday. B/L $

Rock-N-Fire

1010 Riley St., Ste. 4, 916-673-9474. Pizza/American/

Mexican. Ever heard of a burger bowl? Try it at

this unique eatery that serves up flavor-packed

fare—including custom-built (and signature)

pizzas, burgers and said burger bowls, salads,

nachos, tacos, and more—with speedy, friendly

service at affordable prices. L/D $$

Ruchi Indian Cuisine

601 East Bidwell St., 916-983-2871. Indian. Ruchi’s

accommodating menu has a variety of North and

South Indian dishes, including a lengthy list of

vegetarian entrées, as well as a lunch buffet and

weekly specials. L/D $$

Rudy’s Hideaway

12303 Folsom Blvd., 916-351-0606. Seafood/Steakhouse.

Rudy’s is a seafood-lover’s delight and features a

mouthwatering selection of nautical noshes plus

melt-in-your-mouth steaks and lunch specials.

L/D $$

Sacramento Pizza Company

2700 East Bidwell St., Ste. 500, 916-673-9754.

Pizza. Choose your crust, sauce, cheese, meats,

and unlimited toppings at this pizza lover’s

paradise. The locally sourced ingredients and

scratch-made dough results in pie perfection.

Vegan cheese and gluten-free crust available.

L/D $

Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar

9611 Greenback Ln., 916-989-6711. Seafood/

American. Expect the freshest of seafood (flown

in or delivered daily from around the world)

served by well-trained, knowledgeable staff in

a comfortable atmosphere at this Folsom area

favorite. Full gluten-free menu. L/D $$$

Shogun Hibachi Grill & Sushi

1870 Prairie City Rd., Ste. 600, 916-985-9588. Japanese.

This modern hibachi restaurant brings new

meaning to “dinner and a show,” thanks to a

personal chef who will deftly chop, slice, and fly

your meal over and above the grill and onto your

plate. L/D $$

Curry Bowl

Strings Italian Café

25035 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 120, 916-983-8815.

Italian. Strings has been serving enjoyable

and affordable Italian dishes in a relaxed

atmosphere for the past 10 years. Enjoy one of

their lunch specials any day between 11 a.m. and

4 p.m. or avail of their party trays. L/D $$

Suishin Sushi

194 Blue Ravine Rd., 916-985-8885. Japanese.

Suishin uses the freshest ingredients, including

novelties like quail eggs, uni, and ponzu. The

modern, hip atmosphere leaves you at ease

as you consume your fish, one roll at a time.

Closed Sunday. L/D $$

Sunny Garden Restaurant

25085 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 150, 916-983-8882.

Chinese. Sunny Garden prides themselves on

using fresh ingredients in a traditional way and

offering large portions at affordable prices. L/D

$

Sutter Street Taqueria

727 Sutter St., 916-293-8952. Mexican. Sutter

Street Taqueria brings the unique flavors of San

Francisco’s Mission District taquerias to Folsom

with a side of friendly service. Whether ordering

a burrito, taco, quesadilla, or nachos, you can

expect fresh ingredients, mouthwatering meats,

and affordable prices. B/L/D $

Teriyaki To Go

614 East Bidwell St., 916-983-5560. Japanese. Teriyaki

To Go is an ordinary eatery with extraordinary

taste. Some may like the consistent tang of the

teriyaki sauce that adds a punch of flavor, while

others enjoy the pan-fried noodles. Either way,

you’re sure to enjoy your meal. L/D $$

Thai Paradise

2770 East Bidwell St., 916-984-8988. Thai.

Specials every day of the week. Voted the

Best Thai Restaurant in Folsom and El Dorado

Hills every year since 2008. Delicious and

authentic dishes made using local, farm-to-fork

vegetables, meats bought daily, and healthy

rice bran oil. L/D $$

The River Thai Cuisine

424 East Bidwell St., 916-983-7388. Thai. Friendly

service and deliciously authentic Thai food

are waiting for you at The River Thai Cuisine.

Established in 2015, this family-owned restaurant

will satisfy your Thai food cravings. L/D $$

Visconti’s Ristorante

2700 East Bidwell St., Ste. 700, 916-983-5181. Italian.

For the past two decades, Visconti’s has given the

community a taste of Italy with their authentic

dishes, romantic setting, and traditional music.

L/D $$

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The Waffle Experience

13405 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 950, 916-805-5938.

American. This aptly named eatery is indeed

an experience. Everything is made fresh daily

resulting in a bill of fare that’s as flavorful as it is

eclectic. B/L $$

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOTHILLS

Allez!

4242 Fowler Ln., Ste. 101, Diamond Springs,

530-621-1160. French. Savor French café classics

like baguette sandwiches on fresh-baked bread,

crêpes, stews, pastas, and a to-die-for seafood

paella. Enjoy your order in their rustically

elegant dining room or to go. B/L/D $$

Bene Ristorante Italiano

423 Main St., Placerville, 530-303-3415. Italian/

Pizza. Enjoy a taste of Naples in Downtown

Placerville as you savor Neapolitan-style pizza

with all of your favorite toppings, fresh-made

salads, or savory pasta dishes. L/D $$

Bricks

482 Main St., Placerville, 530-303-3480. New

American. If you’re looking for a friendly,

unpretentious dining destination with local

brews and good eats, look no further than

the aptly named Bricks. Lamb lovers will go

gaga for the Bo Peep Burger, but their steaks,

sandwiches, salads, and desserts are all winners

too. L/D $$

Casa Ramos

6840 Green Leaf Dr., Placerville, 530-622-2303.

Mexican. The Ramos family serves up traditional

Mexican fare as well as heart-healthy dishes and

vegetarian options. L/D $$

Farmer’s Delicatessen and Bakery

3952 Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park, 530-

672-6800. Bakery/Deli. A hybrid deli and bakery

serving a variety of worldwide dishes, from

gyros and sandwiches to Italian meatballs and

a beloved rosemary focaccia. Vegan and glutenfree

options. B/L $$

Heyday Café

325 Main St., Placerville, 530-626-9700. New

American. This intimate, bistro-style restaurant

in a rustic chic space serves modern American

cuisine (thin-crust pizzas, creative entrées, and

artisan salads) and pours over 45 local, regional,

and international wines. L/D $$

Kobe Sushi & Fusion

3300 Coach Ln., Cameron Park, 530-672-9210.

Japanese/Asian Fusion/Sushi Bar. Japanese sushi

bar offering an extensive variety of rolls, highquality

sashimi, and Asian fusion favorites at

reasonable prices. L/D $$

Main Street Melters

589 Main Street, Placerville, 530-303-3871,

mainstreetmelters.com. American

From build-your-own sandwiches to “massive

melters,” Main Street Melters has it all. They

serve premium Boar’s Head deli meats and

fulfill every sandwich need and budget. They

also have an outdoor patio and serve a few

frozen brunch cocktails. B/L $

Papa Gianni’s Ristorante

3450 Palmer Dr., Cameron Park, 530-672-2333.

Italian. For over two decades, this family-owned

eatery has been serving traditional, scratchmade

recipes from Southern Italy, including

favorites like chicken Parmesan, gnocchi alla

vodka, and out-of-this-world desserts. It’s

the ideal destination to celebrate a special

occasion or grab takeout. L/D $$

Snooty Frog

3300 Coach Ln., Ste. E3, Cameron Park, 530-677-

9025. Steakhouse/Seafood. There’s nothing snooty

about Snooty Frog. It’s cozy but romantic, the

food offerings—from steaks and seafood to

pastas and rotating specials—are scrumptious,

and their martinis are buzzworthy. D $$$

Sweetie Pie’s

577 Main St., Placerville, 530-642-0128.

Bakery/Cafe. Ambiance isn’t the only inviting

thing at Sweetie Pie’s. Service is done with a

smile, and the menu features ample choices

for breakfast—from traditional scrambles,

omelettes, waffles, and pancakes, to specialty

dishes, such as chile relleno casserole and

huevos rancheros. B/L $$

Thai Unique

1160 Broadway, Placerville, 530-621-9559. Thai.

Indulge your senses in fresh, flavorful dishes

like khao soi, duck curry, and tod mun kao pod

while experiencing Thai cuisine that is indeed

unique. L/D $$

The Farm Table

311 Main St., Placerville, 530-295-8140. American.

For those who enjoy locally sourced, farm-fresh

fare, and plates that change based on what can

be picked, The Farm Table might become your

home away from home. L/D $$

The Breakroom

4131 South Shingle Rd., Ste. 7, Shingle Springs, 530-

763-6761. American. This full-service restaurant

offers delicious American food (juicy burgers,

French dip, salads, mac & cheese, etc.) and

entertainment for the whole family, from pool

tables, dart boards, and an arcade, to cards and

dice. Sunday brunch. L/D $$

The Independent

629 Main St., Placerville, 530-344-7645.

New American. Step into an urban dining

establishment in the heart of Placerville and

savor American fusion favorites and creatively

mixed cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices.

L/D $$

Tom’s Burger & Frosty

567 Placerville Dr., Placerville, 530-295-8199.

American. Enjoy freshly grilled burgers, piping

hot fries, and thick milkshakes that you and the

whole family will love at this no-frills dining

destination. L/D $

Wally’s Pizza Bar

4079 Cameron Park Dr., Cameron Park, 530-

677-5205. Pizza/American. This family-owned and

operated eatery crafts gourmet pizzas, pastas

aplenty, and high-quality breakfast dishes. Their

happy hour is one of the best in town. Weekend

brunch. L/D $$

ROSEVILLE

Back Forty Texas BBQ

1201 Orlando Avenue, Roseville, 916-726-4040.

American. Serving up authentic Texas and

finger-licking fare including ribs, burgers, steaks

and more, plus fresh made sides alongside oldfashioned

southern hospitality.

L/D $$

Bar 101 Eats & Drinks

101 Main St., Roseville, 916-774-0505, American.

Sometimes you just want a comfortable

neighborhood place to hang out and get some

good food and drinks. If Historic Roseville is

your destination, look no further than Bar 101.

The menu features traditional bar fare, a bevy of

burgers and sandwiches, street tacos, and more.

L/D $$

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Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market

1595 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-750-5150.

American. Choose between fine dining or

casual dining by the bar or on the temperaturecontrolled

patio. The menu offers comfort food

and elevated fare, while a full-service bar aims

to create a “Napa vibe" in Roseville. Gluten-free

and vegetarian options. B/L/D $$

Chicago Fire

500 North Sunrise Ave., 916-771-2020. Pizza.

Offering a variety of menu items inspired by the

Windy City, from meaty Italian beef sandwiches

and a “Chicago Dog” to the deepest and

cheesiest pizza in town. L/D $$

Eureka!

234 Gibson Dr., Ste. 100, Roseville, 916-864-9500.

American. This all-American, contemporary

restaurant—complete with 30 craft beers

on tap, an extensive selection of smallbatch

whiskeys, and regional wines—dishes

up craveable items like lollipop corn dogs,

burgers, salads, and fried chicken sliders.

Brunch Saturday & Sunday. L/D $$

Fat’s Asia Bistro**

1500 Eureka Rd., Roseville, 916-787-3287, Asian

Fusion/Chinese/Seafood. Named the region’s

favorite Asian restaurant for more than 10 years

in a row, Fat’s specializes in handmade dim sum,

banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe), and other

high-quality dishes. L/D $$

Four Sisters Café

9050 Fairway Dr., Ste. 165, Roseville, 916-797-

0770. American/Café. Mango-stuffed French toast,

eggs benedicts, thick-sliced bacon (cured and

smoked in-house), homemade soups, specialty

salads, and sandwiches are just a sampling of

this cafe's mouthwatering menu. B/L $$

Goose Port Public House

316 Vernon St., Roseville, 916-886-5080. American.

Sports Bar. This family-friendly eatery boasts

fresh-made bites for everyone, from an array

of apps and salads, to burgers and seasonal

entrées. Vegan options. Big-screen TVs. Brunch

Saturday & Sunday. L/D $$

House of Oliver

3992 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 140, Roseville, 916-773-

9463. American. Wine and dine at this upscale bar

that offers wine flights, cheese and charcuterie

boards, and pairing plates. There's live music

every Friday and Saturday night, various special

events, and late-night dining. D $$

Il Fornaio

1179 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 118, Roseville, 916-788-

1200. Italian. Using the freshest ingredients

and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio

creates high-quality Italian food paired with

great wines and cocktails in a beautiful setting.

L/D $$

La Huaca

9213 Sierra College Blvd., Ste. 140, Roseville, 916-771-

2558. Peruvian. La Huaca makes Peruvian cuisine

accessible for all palates with their colorful,

flavor-packed, and elegantly presented plates that

run the gamut from ceviches and lomo saltado to

empanadas and pisco sours. L/D $$

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace

110 Diamond Creek Pl., Roseville, 916-789-2002.

French/Mediterranean. Dining at La Provence is

akin to being in a little French villa. Topped with

their consistently delicious food and wine, cozy

fireplace, and twinkle-lit patio, and you have the

recipe for a memorable meal. Saturday brunch.

Closed Sunday. L/D $$$

Land Ocean New American Grill

1151 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 241, 916-407-5640.

New American. Land Ocean offers distinctive

menus that include hand-cut steaks, woodfired

rotisserie, fresh seafood, and delectable

desserts. Weekend brunch. L/D $$


Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

238 Gibson Dr., Roseville, 916-727-6321. American.

Enjoy a sizeable, seasonal menu full of eclectic,

gastropub-style offerings that include salads,

bowls, burgers, pastas, desserts, and even an

impressive kids’ menu. Weekend brunch. L/D

$$

Mehfil Indian Restaurant

1605 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, 916-791-1199.

Indian. Casual eatery with a lunch buffet offering

Indian food favorites and many vegetarian

options. L/D $

Mikuni

1017 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 160, Roseville, 916-780-

2119. Japanese. In addition to sushi, traditional

Japanese dishes, and modern twists on classics,

Mikuni offers a gluten-free menu, party platters,

and happy hour specials—all made using great

attention to detail and fresh ingredients. L/D

$$

My Thai Kitchen

1465 Eureka Rd., Ste. 140, Roseville, 916-781-7811.

Thai. Enjoy authentic, fresh-made fare in an

open-concept kitchen at My Thai Kitchen while

receiving prompt, professional, and friendly

service. L/D $$

Ninja Sushi & Teriyaki

238 Vernon St., Roseville, 916-784-3441. Japanese.

Modern and hip environs are just a taste of what

awaits at Ninja Sushi. Regulars rave about their

eclectic and lengthy list of sushi rolls, inventive

appetizers, and complimentary miso soup and

ice cream. L/D $$

Paul Martin’s American Grill

1455 Eureka Rd., Roseville, 916-783-3600.

New American. Enjoy classic American fare

in a sophisticated, convivial setting whose

seating options include an energetic bar with

communal tables and plush seating, intimate

booths and tables, and an expansive outdoor

patio. L/D $$

Range Kitchen & Tap

1420 E, Roseville Pkwy., Ste. 160, Roseville, 916-865-

4317. New American. Range Kitchen & Tap’s menu

is designed for sharing and socializing, with a

focus on serving locally sourced and seasonal

comfort food like bison meatball sliders, fried

chicken, and pizza. Closed Sunday. L/D $$

Rosati’s

5140 Foothills Blvd., Ste. 110, Roseville, 916-797-

7492, Pizza/ Italian. Rosati’s still provides the same

signature pizzas, Italian beef sandwiches, pastas,

and salads that they first became famous for in

Chicago circa 1964. The family-friendly, sports

pub atmosphere only adds to the charm. Closed

Monday. L/D $$

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

1185 Galleria Blvd., Ste. P-120, Roseville, 916-

780-6910. Steak/Seafood. Sizzling plates and an

award-winning wine list are a perfect pairing for

any occasion. Experience Ruth’s Chris elegant

setting for a romantic dinner, business meeting,

or private party. D $$$

Sienna Restaurant

1480 Eureka Rd., 916-771-4700. American. This

award-winning restaurant’s specialties include

wood-fired pizzas, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks,

and a large selection of appetizers. Weekend

brunch. $$ L/D

Tang’s Sushi

1426 Blue Oaks Blvd., Ste. 100, Roseville, 916-781-

0807. Japanese. With so many inventive eats and

modern environs to boot, Tang’s has mastered

the art of Japanese fare with flair. The chef is

happy to customize orders and create off-menu

items. Closed Sunday. L/D $$

Thai Basil

1613 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, 916-782-8424. Thai.

This cheerful, long-established eatery serves

up an array of Thai favorites in a light-filled,

compact space. L/D $$

The Monk’s Cellar

240 Vernon St., Roseville, 916-786-6665.

American. The Monk’s Cellar has brought a little

bit of Belgium to Downtown Roseville, with their

community-focused brewery and restaurant

that serves fine artisanal beer and creative

dishes. L/D $$

The Place

221 Vernon St., Roseville. 916-742-5447. Italian.

Cozy Italian restaurant and bar that specializes

in artisanal, wood-fired pizzas, paninis, pastas,

and more. Closed Monday. L/D $$

Zocalo

1182 Roseville Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roseville, 916-788-

0303. Mexican. Elegant restaurant and bar with

modern Mexican dishes, fresh-made margaritas,

and Sunday brunch. Avail of their monthly chef’s

dinner or private party room. L/D $$

GRANITE BAY

Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli

8621 Auburn Folsom Rd., Granite Bay,

916-786-3355. Italian. Namesake Dominick’s

dream was to have a unique place that would

provide customers with the finest and freshest

ingredients, large portions, fair prices, and the

Italian tradition of first-name friendliness. A

decade later and his dream is alive and well in

Granite Bay. L/D $$

Farmhaus

8230 Auburn Folsom Rd., Granite Bay, 916-772-

3276. New American. This fresh, seasonal eatery

tucked off Auburn Folsom Road is a feast for

the senses. The house-like building pumps out

plates that morph with the months. On balmy

days, their picturesque patio is a must. Closed

Monday. L/D $$

Hawks

5530 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, 916-791-6200.

New American. Refined, high-end American

cuisine, including tasting menus, in a stylish,

modern dining room and bar. Brunch on the

second Sunday each month; lunch weekdays;

Closed Monday. L/D $$$

New Glory Brewery & Taproom

5540 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 140 & 150, Granite Bay, 916-

872-1721. American. Delicious food (sandwiches,

pizzas, salads, shareables, and burgers),

beautiful brews, and a spacious patio await at

New Glory’s latest venture in Granite Bay. L/D

$$

Oakwater American Bistro

5540 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 110, Granite Bay, 916-872-1517.

New American. Farm-to-fork bistro with housemade

pastas and plates to please both meat

eaters and vegans. Private dining and catering

available. Weekend brunch. Closed Sunday for

dinner and Monday. L/D $$

Vaiano Trattoria

7160 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, 916-780-0888.

Italian. Offering traditional Tuscan cuisine and

other Italian favorites, Vaiano Trattoria prides

themselves on preparing simple dishes that are

made to order with the freshest of ingredients.

Lunch served weekdays. L/D $$

ROCKLIN

La Huaca

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

6628 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin, 916-780-7427.

American. Serving slow-cooked meats and other

Southern-style eats that the whole family will

love, Lucille’s is a Rocklin favorite for a reason.

L/D $$

Pottery World Café

4419 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-8080. American/

Café. With brioche French toast and buttery

Belgian waffles, in addition to an extensive

lunch menu, and a high tea the second

Thursday of every month, this café is the prime

place to take out-of-towners. Their patio is one

of the region’s best, too. B/L $$

The Chef’s Table

6843 Lonetree Blvd., Ste. 103, Rocklin, 916-771-

5656. New American. The namesake chefs here

pride themselves on using local ingredients

that are carefully handled, lovingly prepared,

and joyfully served to you for your culinary

enjoyment. Closed Sunday and Monday. L/D

$$

Venita Rhea’s

4415 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-2697. American.

If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast to start

off your day, Venita Rhea’s is the place to be.

From benedicts, scrambles, and sandwiches to

soups, salads, and bottomless mimosas, you’ll

find all your favorites. B/L $$

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Combining the flavors of France

and the Mediterranean regions with

an emphasis on quality, seasonal,

and fresh 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

916-789-2002

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Outbreak Brewing located at 640

Main street in downtown Placerville,

California has been creating unique

and crushable beers since 2017. For us

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but the service, music, community, and

most importantly the love of the craft.

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640 Main St.

Placerville

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italian cuisine

At Visconti’s Ristorante, we’re honored

to cook for you as we cook for our own

family and 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

916-983-5181

viscontisristorante.com

A restaurant dedicated to bringing the

flavors of Tuscany to our dining room.

Named after the Italian hometown of

2 of our founding partners, we offer

traditional cuisine of the Tuscany region,

as well as other recipes popular all over

Italy – simple dishes made to order with

the freshest of ingredients, and always

created and served with pride.

Vaiano Trattoria

7160 Douglas Blvd.

Granite Bay

916-780-0888

vaianotrattoria.com

DESSERTS

WINERY/BISTRO

Icing on the Cupcake offers a wide

variety of cupcake flavors, including

gluten-free and vegan options that are

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

3 locations to serve you

Rocklin. Folsom Palladio. Sacramento

916-303-4333

icingonthecupcake.com

Wise Villa Winery is the only winery in

Placer County to feature a full dining

experience our Tuscan-style bistro. We

use only the highest quality ingredients

that are sourced locally and everything

on our menu highlights natural flavors,

made from the freshest ingredients

and crafted by hand to perfectly pair

with our award-winning wines.

Wise Villa Winery

4200 Wise Rd.

Lincoln

916-543-0323

wisevillawinery.com

JAPANESE / SUSHI

JAPANESE/SUSHI

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

hisuisushi.com

Since 1987, the award-winning Mikuni

restaurants have blended traditional

Japanese cuisine and sushi with

American innovation. Casual dining in a

loud, energetic atmosphere. The menu

features fresh, healthy seafood with

a generous menu for two option, an

extensive happy hour, and full bar.

Mikuni Sushi

3 Area Locations

www.mikunisushi.com

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ITALIAN

CAFÉ

Best Italian Restaurant in El Dorado

County- voted #1 for eleven straight

years! Our old world family recipes

are sure to delight. We invite you to

enjoy an Italian family style feast or a

romantic night out at Papa Gianni’s...

your destination for an authentic

Italian meal. Buon Appetito!

Papa Gianni's Ristorante

3450 Palmer Dr., Suite 1

Cameron Park

530-672-2333

papagiannis.net

Online ordering available,

receive 15% off your first order (CRSTYLE)

Offering delicious, homemade, fresh

food and the best coffee and espresso

in the area. Start your day with our

breakfast specialties, warm cinnamon

rolls, delectable coffee cakes, fresh

muffins, delightful scones, and cookies.

Come enjoy our great patio for lunch!

Coffee Republic

6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd.

Folsom

916-987-8001

coffeerepublicfolsom.com

AMERICAN

AMERICAN

Daily: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Bennett’s is the place to be.

Whether you’re the traditional

meat and potatoes connoisseur to

the ultimate health-conscious, low

carb, gluten-free vegan aficionado—

Bennett’s has you covered.

BENNETT'S • kitchen • bar • market

1595 Eureka Rd.

Roseville

916-750-5150

bennettskitchen.com

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

AMERICAN

AMERICAN

Celebrating our 13th year in business,

Heyday Café has been voted Best

Overall Restaurant, Best Salad Place,

Best Casual Restaurant, and Best

Wine Bar! Heyday Café presents fresh

California cuisine with international

influences. Lunch 7 days and dinner 6

nights a week. Pouring over 40 wines!

Reservations are encouraged.

Heyday Café

325 Main Street

Placerville

530-626-9700

heydaycafe.com

Great food and drink meet at Bricks!

Gourmet crafted burgers, satisfying

salads and hearty dishes will delight

all appetites! Bring friends and

family to dine in our uniquely casual

atmosphere, or relax at the bar with

a cocktail and a savory appetizer.

Bricks Eats & Drinks

482 Main Street

Placerville

530-303-3480

bricksonmainstreet.com

CANDY STORE/CONFECTIONER

MEXICAN

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

916-985-0620

snookscandies.com

Cascada is your Main Street

Placerville destination for the finest

Mexican cuisine and best cocktails.

Stop by and take in the Bell Tower

views while enjoying an authentic

south-of-the-border delight and a

handcrafted cocktail! See why we

are consistently voted a favorite by

Style readers.

Cascada Restaurant & Cantina

384 Main Street

Placerville

530-344-7757

cascadainplacerville.com

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Where We Live

“The holidays are made extra

special in our region by the

incredible light displays many

homeowners create in their

yards. The fact that it's available

for all to see intensifies a sense of

community we can all celebrate!”

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