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Fortunately, there’s no passport required to reap the relaxing, romance-inducing benefits of a solid soak. Our backyard is brimming with thermal baths—and they’re the primo place to bring your beloved. Flip to this month’s Travel article on page 75 for five local places to make a splash. From an off-the-beaten-path pool that’s sans signage, and easier-to-get-to offerings that sit amid ritzy resorts, there’s bound to be one that’ll float your boat and get your heart a-fluttering.
If, post-soak, your relationship is still in need of some rejuvenation, turn to our cover story, “Head Over Heels,” on page 42. It’s dedicated to dates, particularly local outings that’ll push you to step outside of your couple comfort zone and do something different. Whether it’s a first date or your five-hundreth, and whether you’re into wine or working out, there’s an activity for all. Remember, when it comes to courtship, creativity counts. Local therapists also share some words of wisdom for duos who’ve been together for decades and singles breaking back into the scene. Now that I’m a working mom, making time for my marriage (let alone myself) is a struggle some days, but this article is a good reminder of just how important date night really is.
When it comes to literal hearts, we have you covered, too. In Health & Wellness (page 67), med pros spill their top tips for keeping your ticker ticking, which is essential considering heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Not surprising, exercise is essential; in fact, the National Institutes of Health recommends at least two and a half hours of moderate activity each week (or 30 minutes, five days a week). Check out Take a Hike (page 22) for a scenic way to sneak in one of those workouts, then reward yourself with a swoon-worthy spa treatment (see page 20 for 10 we love), cold craft brew (“Beer My Valentine,” page 90), or carefully crafted confection (“For the Love of Chocolate,” page 87).
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the magazine. If there’s a particular piece of editorial you adore and find yourself flipping to every month, or another department you despise, tell me! In the meantime, grab a loved one, set a date, and make it a month—and a Valentine’s Day—to remember. Cheers!

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Date

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A Local’s

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5 Cool

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Valentine’s Day

Beers

Old World Manhattan & Passion Potion

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A Local’s

Guide to Love

Here at Style, we love love. We also

love a good date night, which is what

inspired our cover story featuring

more than 20 fun-filled outings. From

bowling to playing board games

while drinking beer, there’s an idea

for everyone.

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5 Cool Hot Springs

Soak your stresses away by taking a dip

in one of our region’s hot springs. In this

month’s Travel article, we share details

on five within three hours of Sacramento,

including a hidden, amenity-free offering

and other, more luxurious springs sited

amid saunas and steam rooms.

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COMMUNITY

MATTERS

ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

EAT & DRINK

MORE

14 WHAT’S UP

News Around Town

18 GET TO KNOW

Fran Christensen

31 CALENDAR

25+ Things to Do This Month

39 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Wayne Percival

84 DINING OUT

Florentine Trattoria

86 FOODIE FIND

Brissa & Co.

8 EDITOR’S LETTER

12 ONLINE

Find More on the Web

This Month

20 THE 10 SPOT

Spa Services to Book Now

87 THE HOT LIST

For the Love of Chocolate

59 EDITOR'S PICKS

Think Pink: 14 Fab Finds

22 TAKE A HIKE

Cascade Canal Trail

88 TASTE

3 Game Day Dips

62 INTRODUCING

Q&A with Local Companies

22 ASK THE EXPERTS

24 GIVING BACK

Soil Born Farms

26 OUTTAKES

Event Pics

90 SIP ON THIS

Beer My Valentine

92 RESTAURANT

LISTINGS

67 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

70 HOME & GARDEN

5 Designer-Approved Media

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98 LAST LOOK

An Adventure in Ancestry

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| editor’s letter |

My first foray into the

wonderful world of

hot springs happened

in 2009 at the Blue

Lagoon in Iceland. At

that time, the island

nation was still relatively unknown. In fact,

the day my flatmates and I drove to the majestic, paradisiacal pool, we were greeted with an

empty parking lot and soaked all day with nary another soul in sight. Being submerged in the

warm, mineral-laden waters with a lunar-like landscape surrounding us was seriously surreal.

The only thing missing? A significant other by my side. Luckily, my hot spring date came a

decade later when my husband and I took a dip together in one of Japan’s myriad onsens. And

yes, it was as steamy as it sounds!

Fortunately, there’s no passport required to reap the relaxing, romance-inducing benefits of a

solid soak. Our backyard is brimming with thermal baths—and they’re the primo place to bring

your beloved. Flip to this month’s Travel article on page 75 for

“Advice from

a hot spring:

Let your talents

spring forth;

keep new

ideas bubbling;

be warm and

welcoming; have

deep reservoirs;

let off a little

steam”

—Unknown

five local places to make a splash. From an off-the-beatenpath

pool that’s sans signage, and easier-to-get-to offerings

that sit amid ritzy resorts, there’s bound to be one that’ll float

your boat and get your heart a-fluttering.

If, post-soak, your relationship is still in need of some

rejuvenation, turn to our cover story, “Head Over Heels,”

on page 42. It’s dedicated to dates, particularly local outings

that’ll push you to step outside of your couple comfort zone

and do something different. Whether it’s a first date or your

five-hundreth, and whether you’re into wine or working

out, there’s an activity for all. Remember, when it comes

to courtship, creativity counts. Local therapists also share

some words of wisdom for duos who’ve been together for

decades and singles breaking back into the scene. Now that

I’m a working mom, making time for my marriage (let alone

myself) is a struggle some days, but this article is a good

reminder of just how important date night really is.

When it comes to literal hearts, we have you covered, too.

In Health & Wellness (page 67), med pros spill their top tips for

keeping your ticker ticking, which is essential considering

heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Not

surprising, exercise is essential; in fact, the National Institutes of Health recommends at least two

and a half hours of moderate activity each week (or 30 minutes, five days a week). Check out Take

a Hike (page 22) for a scenic way to sneak in one of those workouts, then reward yourself with

a swoon-worthy spa treatment (see page 20 for 10 we love), cold craft brew (“Beer My Valentine,”

page 90), or carefully crafted confection (“For the Love of Chocolate,” page 87).

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the magazine. If there’s

a particular piece of editorial you adore and find yourself flipping

to every month, or another department you despise, tell me! In the

meantime, grab a loved one, set a date, and make it a month—and a

Valentine’s Day—to remember. Cheers!

— Megan // megan@stylemg.com

@meggoeggowaffle

Top photo courtesy of Megan Wiskus. Bottom photo by Dante Fontana.

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Simply Bubbles

[ FOOD & DRINK ]

Amador County recently welcomed its first ever

champagne and sparkling wine bar, Simply

Bubbles, to 35A Main Street in Sutter Creek.

Nestled in a scenic setting, they offer patio

seating, bubbles (by the flight, glass, or bottle),

beers on draft, a monthly signature cocktail, and

more.

El Dorado Winery Association is planning

to bring a wine center to 304 Main Street in

Placerville, which will house tasting rooms

over the weekend and act as a private event

venue for various wineries. Opening date is

slated for spring.

Keep an eye out for Reset: Café by Day in

Folsom, which is taking over the previously

occupied space of The Cellar Wine Bar in

Historic Folsom. During the day, the cafe will

serve coffee, and at 4 p.m., they’ll hit “reset” and

turn into a bar with wine and beer.

Friends with Benedicts Mimosa House,

with a location in El Dorado Hills, is expanding

to the Palladio at

Broadstone this

spring. The eatery

boasts a

bevy of their

namesake benedicts

and mimosas, plus

an impressive list

of omelets, skillets,

and sweeter fare,

including pancakes,

waffles, and crêpes.

What’s Up?

by TARA HARBERT

Andis Wines has a new event facility at their

existing winery location (11000 Shenandoah

Road) in Plymouth. The approximately

1,100-square-foot space is adjacent to the tasting

room and can host around 70 people inside and

125 guests when using the outdoor patio and

lawn for weddings, birthday parties, and other

celebrations. 209-245-6177

Celebrate Valentines Day on the Placer Wine

Trail. From February 14-17, participating vineyards

Friends with Benedicts Mimosa Hosue photo by Dante Fontana. Simply Bubbles

photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

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Opening its third community in the area, Hawthorn Senior Living is

building a new senior community in Rancho Cordova. The opening date is

projected for next fall.

[ ARTS & CULTURE ]

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is hosting auditions for Romeo &

Juliet on February 4 at 8 p.m. Dress in comfortable clothing in (no skirts,

dresses, or high heels). All roles are open to any gender, race, and age.

rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com/upcoming-auditions

Join Michelle Greer at the American River Conservancy for KOI-Join the

Fold (Origami Class) on February 8 from 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 8+ are welcome;

suggested donation of $5/members and $10/non-members. 530-621-1224

Placer Wine Trail photo by Anthony Amara. Strong Studio photo courtesy of Strong Studio.

[ NEW & COMING SOON ]

El Dorado Hills welcomed Strong Studio

to 4822 Golden Foothill Parkway, Unit 6,

last month. Specializing in

functional fitness

training for older

adult women, the

studio offers 30-minute

personal, in-home,

and group training

sessions, in addition to

health coaching and yoga.

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Terra Cottage, which features

unique offerings (home décor, apparel,

accessories, and more) from a number of

well-established online sellers at a brick

and mortar in Downtown Roseville, is

opening a boutique in Historic Folsom.

The new location at 722 Sutter Street will

host workshops, in addition to selling

clothing and other fashionable finds.

terracottageshop.com

Placer Wine Trail

will have chocolate treats, live music, special

dinners, and more. placerwine.com

Willamette Wineworks, a wineblending,

and food experience created by

Willamette Valley Vineyard, is scheduled

to open soon at 824 Sutter Street, Suite 200,

inside Folsom’s new Roundhouse building.

The unique, hands-on experience will allow

guests to learn more about the process

of winemaking and enjoy their own wine

creation alongside food pairings.

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Gold Country Retirement

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reception for local acrylic painter Susan

B. Keale on February 7 from 3:30-5:30

p.m. featuring art, music, wine, and

appetizers. 530-621-1826

Kinetic Dance, specializing in children’s

dance classes in El Dorado Hills, is offering

a Friends Are Free promotion for the

month of February where newcomers can

try multiple complimentary classes for a

week. 916-934-2502

From now thru March 7, see artists from

three countries and 22 states showcase

their artistic representations of

the term “craft” at Blue Line

Arts’ Craft Nouveau:

International Fine

Craft Competition.

Join readers at the

Folsom Public Library

for its bi-monthly Book

Club discussion in the

Library Meeting Room on

February 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and

February 20 from 1-2 p.m. All adults

are welcome, and copies of the book

(Modern Love) are available for checkout

at the Adult Information Desk.

[ HAPPENINGS ]

Placer Community Foundation

invites local high school seniors and

current college students to apply for

multiple scholarships for the 2020-2021

year. Eligibility criteria varies for each

scholarship and may include financial need,

Murer House

Learing Center

[ PEOPLE & PLACES IN THE NEWS ]

THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness filled

and gave away 500 Blessing Bags—stuffed with

items like toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, etc., in

addition to a handwritten note of hope—to

the homeless for the holidays.

Our condolences to the family and

friends of Dick Merz, founder

of the Folsom Concert

Association, who passed

away on December 15 from Leukemia. Before and during his illness,

Merz remained active on City of Folsom committees and was a

key person in promoting the arts in Folsom. He will be missed.

Congrats to Crestmont Elementary School in the

Roseville City School District for being named a California

Distinguished School. This incredible honor, which recognizes a school’s work in closing

the achievement gap, demonstrating outstanding student performance, and exemplary

achievements in academic programs and practices, was presented to just three elementary

schools in Placer County for 2020.

Hands4Hope hosted its annual Winter

Boutique for Foster Families at the El

Dorado Hills Town Center in December

and provided 442 individuals in need with warm

clothing and blankets. The nonprofit’s mission is

to inspire and empower youth in leadership and

service by giving them a platform to make their

voices heard on issues affecting our community

and providing them the opportunity to act.

Congrats to Marshall Medical Center

for being named in 2019 Opioid Care and

Patient Safety Honor Rolls by California

Health and Human Services, along with Cal

Hospital Compare, for their efforts to treat

the underlying disease of addiction. Marshall

is one of only a handful of hospitals in the

Greater Sacramento area to receive this honor.

merit, geographic area, or field of study. The deadline to apply is

February 21. placercf.org/apply-for-a-grant

The Murer House Learning Center is hosting a handful

of cooking classes this month, including Torta di Gianduia

(Chocolate Hazelnut Cake) on February 8, Limoncello

Italian Liquor on February 15, and Sugo Bolognese Sauce

on February 22. All classes are from 10 a.m.-noon and fees vary.

murerhouse.org/cooking_classes

Join Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR) for their New Volunteer

Orientation/Recruitment on February 9 from 1-4 p.m. at the

SWR Wildlife Center (777 Pleasant Valley Road) in Diamond

Springs. Wander through and see exhibits, talk to current volunteers and other members, and

explore all the ways to become involved with SWR. sierrawildliferescue.org

Chapa-De Indian Health is accepting applications (thru February 28) for their April

Moore Memorial Scholarship, which is open to American Indian students living in

the area who are currently attending or planning to attend college or a technical, trade,

or vocational school. chapa-de.org

Action Camera in Roseville is hosting an Intermediate Photography Class on

February 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. where attendees can learn how to take control of a

portrait, freeze fast action, get control of the camera in manual mode, and dig deeper

into the white balance settings and auto focus modes. actioncamera.com/classes

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coming soon in last month’s

Dining Out article. Though

the restaurant serves beer and

wine, they don’t have plans to

add hard liquor.

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“It thrills me when students say ‘I didn’t

know I liked an ingredient,’” says Fran

Christensen. “It’s usually a vegetable.”

Christensen knows a thing or two

about what kids like. Since 2007, she’s

been teaching local students in grades

1-4 how to slice, dice, measure, and mix

while making nutritious meals. She’s also

the author of Cooking with Mrs. C—a kidfriendly

cookbook that focuses on recipes

families can make together in under an

hour, with information on kitchen safety,

skills, and instructions for parents or older

children to easily implement the recipe.

In addition to teaching, Christensen is

active in her community’s Christian-based

Heritage Hope group and volunteers with

El Dorado County Sheriff’s STAR program.

Christensen began teaching an afterschool

enrichment program following her

career as a food broker. She realized the

importance for children and adults to learn

the “basics” in cooking with an emphasis

on adapting recipes for dietary restrictions

and using foods already on hand.

Despite being a successful author,

Christensen continues to teach children

how to be kitchen savvy. “The one rule I

have in my classes is that I never want to

hear ‘eww, I don’t like that!’” she says. “I

tell them the food [will] taste completely

different the way they’re going to prepare

it, and all I ask is that they try it.”

—Suzie Dundas

Q&A

What advice would you give

to your younger self?

Continually broaden horizons.

What comes to you naturally? Organizing.

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Sarcasm.

Biggest life inspirations? People who think

outside the box and keep trying.

AUTHOR/WRITER:

Robert Kiyosaki

ESCAPE: Daydreaming

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Luxury hotels

Favorites

MEAL IN TOWN: Sienna

MOVIE: Mamma Mia!

MUSICIAN/BAND: Queen

PLACE TO BUY A GIFT,

LOCALLY: Face in a Book

What are you most proud of? How my faith

affects my life daily.

Favorite humanitarian cause? Make-A-Wish

Foundation.

Best words of wisdom you’ve received? Don’t

let negative opinions keep you from trying

something new.

What’s next? Travel.

LOCAL NONPROFIT:

Habitat for Humanity

SAYING: “Look for the best in

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February is the month of love,

and the perfect way to celebrate

with your partner would be

with a Heart to Heart Ritual

at Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga

(Folsom and Roseville). Escape

into a soothing botanical foot

therapy, journey side by side

to a relaxing and restorative

massage, and indulge in a

nourishing meal with refreshing

teas and infused waters.

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Calling all spa lovers. We know you love (and

deserve) a relaxing day of R&R, which is why

we’ve rounded up some amazing local services

for you to try. It’s going to be spa day all day

every day with these finds.

the above? El Dorado Hills’

Asante Spa opens up a world

of possibilities with their Spa

Sampler where you can try

three mini versions of their most

popular spa treatments (body

glow, therapeutic massage,

facial, manicure, or pedicure) and

enjoy complimentary use of the

spa, Jacuzzi, wet room, and dry

sauna. Lunch is also included

in this day of pampering.

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Here’s something you didn’t

know you needed but will

absolutely love. Massage Envy

(local locations in Folsom and

Roseville) offers the Streto

Method that involves a head-totoe

assisted stretch to increase

mobility, flexibility,

and help improve

muscle function.

This relaxing process

negates all that

sitting and stiffness,

and should become

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It’s never too early to get your

beach bod on—in this case,

your beach booty. Hoshall’s

Salon & Spa in Folsom has

a Beach Bum offering that’s

essentially a “facial for your

booty.” Think normal facial

procedures (cleanse, sugar

scrub, etc.) but for your derrière.

Why should just the face have

all the fun? hoshallsfolsom.com

Treat a special man in your life

to the Men’s Skin Treatment

at Halo Salon & Day Spa in

Roseville where they customize

the service to suit men’s needs

and concerns. This treatment

focuses on deep cleansing—

smoothing exfoliation,

extractions, and hydration

for healthier skin and a fresh

appearance—ensuring you’ll

leave looking and feeling like a

new man. halosalondayspa.com

We all love the taste of

chocolate, but what about

the feel of it? Find out with

Gerard’s Chocolate Decadence

at Dolce Vita Day Spa in

Granite Bay. A true feast for

the senses, this massage with

warmed natural cocoa from

Italy and sweet almond oil

will de-stress, moisturize, and

leave you feeling luxurious and

pampered—not to mention, a

tad hungry. dolcevitadayspa.

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It’s stressful being a teenager

so why not treat yours to a

special spa day? Body Mind

Spirit Soul in Placerville is

making teenage dreams come

true with their Teen Dream

offering that includes a Busy

Bee facial, Swedish massage,

and a Sole Survival Foot

Treatment along with a spa

gift. Pick the party package

and you can treat up to four

teens to this indulgence.

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Luscious locks and complete

relaxation are guaranteed

with a Fijian Warm Oil Scalp

Treatment at Spavia in

Rocklin. A heady mix of exotic

nut oils is slowly drizzled onto

your scalp and neck from a

traditional Fijian bowl and

gently massaged in to restore

lost moisture and ensure

a healthy-looking mane.

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Take a routine massage to the

next level with one of Massage

Heights’ massage elevations.

This Folsom locale offers

Dynamic Cupping Therapy—a

pain-free, therapeutic

treatment that improves

flexibility, range of motion,

and more. Silicone cups create

suction on your skin allowing

for better circulation and

easier movement of muscle,

providing deep relaxation in

turn. massageheights.com

If you haven’t hopped on

the Floatation Therapy

bandwagon yet, what are you

waiting for? True Rest Float

Spa (Folsom and Roseville)

invites you to experience

sensory deprivation in a zerogravity

environment (thanks

to 1,000 pounds of Epsom

salts in water) to relieve stress,

tension, and pain. It’s also a

great way to meditate and

detox. truerest.com

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Next, a quality bar cart is a must.

Even if you don’t drink, you can

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from room to room, as needed, for

entertaining. Thirdly, area rugs (I

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Look for “Cascade Canal

Access Trail.”

DISTANCE: 4.5 miles one

way; minimal elevation gain.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Dog-friendly (must be

leashed); mountain biking

allowed; parking is free.

Top: Photo by Chason Wainwright

Bottom: Photo by Wayne Hendershot

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Pine Street Burgers (1249 East

Main Street) where they also

offer hot dogs, shakes, and

kids’ meals; or visit Durga’s

Divine Café (1237 East Main

Street) for a variety of healthy

breakfast and lunch options,

smoothies, and specialty

coffee drinks.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Familyfriendly;

level, dirt path that

follows along the canal; great

for beginners; heavily shaded.

TRAIL NOTES: Wear shoes with traction,

dress in layers, bring extra water and snacks,

remember sun protection (hat, sunscreen),

and, as always, pack out what you pack in.

Remember to keep to the right, and that hikers

have the right of way over mountain bikers.

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A: In the U.S., the FDA mandates

that white chocolate contains at

least 20% cocoa butter, 14% milk

solids, and 3.5% milk fat; sugars

and other sweeteners must be

limited to no more than 55% of the

product. It’s also important that it’s

made with cocoa butter, which is

pressed from the cocoa bean. Due

to the real cocoa butter, genuine

white chocolate should be ivory

in color.

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Snooks Chocolate Factory

731 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-985-

0620, snookscandies.com

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Giving Back

Soil Born

Farms

Cultivating Community

by LINDA HOLDERNESS

Twenty million Victory

Gardens helped feed the

country during World War II.

Then, fruits and vegetables

tucked into found spaces in

yards and rooftops supplied

more than a third of the

nation’s produce. Today, with

nearly 20% of California families unable to afford

or obtain adequate food, according to Department

of Agriculture data, the nonprofit Soil Born Farms

in Rancho Cordova is reprising the idea of these

edible landscapes as a means of addressing local

hunger, reducing food waste, and improving

health. “Our purpose,” says Shannon Hardwicke,

youth education manager, “is to connect food,

health, and the environment. We want to give

people the desire to grow their own food in their

own space.” As with Victory Gardens, that space

doesn’t need to be large. Fruit trees can replace

shade trees, Hardwicke suggests, and vegetables

can be grown in containers on a patio.

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Soil Born cultivates crops and educates and nourishes consumers at a 55-acre

historic ranch inside the American River Parkway. Sacramento County Regional Parks

owns the farm land, and Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture and Education Project

steward it. The parcel includes acreage for organic farming; bee, butterfly, and nativeplant

gardens; riparian habitat; and facilities for instruction and interpretation. Monday

through Saturday, staff welcomes visitors to explore the gardens or learn how to prepare

fresh food, cultivate herbs for health, and understand the natural environment. Some of

Soil Born’s programs include:

• Farmstand. Every Saturday, from early April through mid-December, and a handful of

Saturdays during winter, the farm sells garden produce and related wares, as well as

products from other local growers, and offers visitors a fun outing with fresh pastries

and fair-trade coffee, music, classes, and activities for both youngsters and adults. A

winter Pop-Up Farmstand, featuring fruit trees and herbal medicines, is planned for

February 8.

• CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Patrons can partner with Soil Born to

receive boxes of organic vegetables weekly or biweekly for most of the year. Each box

contains 8-10 fresh items.

• Field Trips. Almost daily during the school year, Soil Born hosts classroom visits for

about 1,500 students a year, Hardwicke says. The content and theme of each field trip

varies by age and can be coordinated with the students’ curriculum.

• School Gardens. Soil Born has helped 50 schools set up gardens at their sites and

works weekly with 10 of them in locales with limited access to nutritious foods.

Because no pesticides are used, kids can, and do, simply rinse and eat the vegetables

from the ground. “It’s a dynamic, hands-on learning experience,” Hardwicke says. A

survey of teachers last year indicated that gardening improved students’ skills—not

only in course subjects such as math, art, writing, and social studies but in group

work, leadership, and cultural awareness. Plus, Hardwicke adds, they learn to want

healthier foods.

soilborn.org

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Bottom left (Rebecca Le); Bottom right (Maggie Mason)

Above this page-(Abbey Hardwicke)

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ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Gather Studio & Marketplace, Granite Bay

NOVEMBER 30

Gather Studio & Marketplace, which exclusively sells

locally made items and offers a variety of classes

and workshops, held a party for their one-year

anniversary on Small Business Saturday. Guests

enjoyed craft projects, live music, and food and

drinks, including treats by Taylor Made Desserts.

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1. Hannah Hane Kile

2. Taylor Maxon and Stephanie Hubert

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3

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Placer SPCA Adoption & Education Center,

Roseville

DECEMBER 11

This fun and festive evening featured drinks, treats, an

annual Giving Tree, bake sale, and raffle prizes, while

also celebrating the first full year of the Adoption

& Education Center being open. In addition, guests

viewed animals available for adoption. Proceeds

benefited the many programs and services offered at

the Placer SPCA.

PHOTOS BY MONICA MERRITT

HOLIDAY MAKER WORKSHOP

Hacker Lab by Sierra College, Rocklin

DECEMBER 6

Sierra College student interns, faculty members, and

business and community volunteers helped over

200 participants make holiday projects—including

ornaments, wreaths, faux fur pom-poms, gnomes,

and more—at this third annual, hands-on holiday

event. Canned food was also collected to support the

Sierra College Student Food Pantry through the Sierra

College Foundation.

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HOLIDAYS IN THE HILLS

Placer County Wine Trail

DECEMBER 7-8

Guests enjoyed wine tasting at 16 participating wineries

along the Placer County Wine Trail, in addition to small

bites, food trucks, music, and more at this annual, selfguided

tour. The event also doubled as a fundraiser for

Toys for Tots; attendees who brought a new, unwrapped

toy for the program received 10% off their first bottle at

each winery.

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SANTA HUSTLE

Vernon Street Town Square, Roseville

DECEMBER 22

Thousands of festively dressed kids and adults ran

through Vernon Street Town Square and jingled

their way through a Christmas-infused course

for cookies and swag at this inaugural 5K and

half marathon. A portion of proceeds benefited

Stand Up Placer, an organization committed to

empowering survivors and educating communities

to stand up to domestic violence, sexual assault,

and human trafficking.

PHOTOS BY LISA ZENG PHOTOGRAPHY

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Arts & Entertainment

Festejo de México!

Designated an Ambassador of Mexican Culture, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano has toured 40

countries in over five continents, performing for royalty, presidents, and prime ministers. With a flourishing career

spanning more than 56 years, the ballet dedicates itself not only to preserving the culture of Mexico but disseminating

the art of Mexico around the world, too. Don’t miss the unforgettable performance at 7:30 p.m.

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

February 3-4

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Charlotte's Web

FEBRUARY

February is National

Month

CALENDAR

By Tara Harbert

1

Bird and Bug Bonanza. Kids will

familiarize themselves with the

insects that help keep our ecosystem

healthy, peer through microscopes

to view pond scum, and hold real

wrigglers in their own hands at

this free event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

at the Roseville Utility Exploration

Center. roseville.ca.us/residents/

utility_exploration_center

Charlotte’s Web. Based on the

classic children’s book by E.B.

White, Sutter Street Theatre

presents this beautiful play about

friendship with all the enchanting

characters: Wilbur, Fern,

Templeton, and, most of all, the

extraordinary spider, Charlotte.

Shows are Saturday and Sunday at

1 p.m. sutterstreettheatre.com

(ALSO 2, 8-9, & 15-16)

An Evening with Keith

Greeninger, Dayan Kai & Band.

Head to Auburn Placer Performing

Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. for

an inspiring evening as Keith

Greeninger and Dayan Kai take the

stage with a full band and play

music from their upcoming new

release Human Citizen, as well as

longtime crowd favorites. They

will also be joined by drummer Jim

Norris and legendary bassist from

the original Doobie Brothers Tiran

Porter. livefromauburn.com

2

Roseville Gem Faire. Discover fine

jewelry, costume jewelry, precious

and semi-precious gemstones,

beads, crystals, gold, silver, and

supplies all weekend long @the

Grounds in Roseville. Jewelry repair,

cleaning, and ring sizing are also

available. Hours are noon-6 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. gemfaire.

com/event/roseville-ca

(THROUGH 4)

3

A Cappella Live! In one fabulous

performance, come see the

charming boy band sound and

NOTABLE

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2 Groundhog Day

14 Valentine’s Days

17 Presidents’ Day

25 Mardi Gras

moves of The Filharmonic (from

NBC’s The Sing-Off); the rich

harmonies of the Grammynominated

gospel/R&B legends

Committed; chart-topping lead

vocals and live-looping beatbox by

Blake Lewis (American Idol); and

internationally inspired songstresses

Women of the World. Shows begin

at 7:30 p.m. harriscenter.net

(ALSO 4)

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Happy Kids Duathlon

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A.J. Croce. A.J. Croce has shared

the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray

Charles, Ben Harper, and even

James Brown. In this intimate

concert at the Harris Center, he and

his trio will pay homage to his late

father Jim Croce. Beginning at 7:30

p.m., listen to songs like “Operator,”

“You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,”

and more—all complemented by

A.J’s original work and songs that

influenced both father and son.

harriscenter.net

Paula Rabell

Poetry Out Loud Finals. Join

students from local high

schools beginning at 7 p.m. at the

El Dorado County Fairgrounds in

Placerville as they participate in

this competition, which is part of a

national program that encourages

high school students to learn about

great poetry. Admission is free.

eldoradoartscouncil.org/poetryout-loud

Ballot Showcase. Members and

guests of Women’s Fund El Dorado

(WFED) are invited to attend this

educational event showcasing

the nonprofit agencies on

WFED's grant ballot for 2020.

From 5-7 p.m. at the Cameron

Park CSD, representatives from

each agency will be available to

explain their program and answer

questions, as guests visit tables

and enjoy heavy appetizers.

womensfundeldorado.org/events

7

Moon Over Buffalo. This hilarious

farce—performed by Imagination

Theater at the El Dorado County

Fairgrounds—centers on George

and Charlotte Hay, a fading duo

of the 1950s who are on the brink

of a disastrous split when they

receive word that they might just

have one last shot at stardom.

imaginationtheater.net

(ALSO 8-9, 13-16, 20-23, &

28-MARCH 1)

A.J. Croce

Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser. Enjoy

entertainment, a hearty dinner,

drinks (no-host bar), dessert, and

a raffle at this fundraiser for the

El Dorado Heritage Foundation.

Attendees in a hurry can drive

through and pick up individually

wrapped dinners to go.

eldoradocountyfair.org/heritage.

html

Daddy and Me Valentine Dance.

Dads and daughters are invited

to dress up for a night full of

memories—complete with

dancing, photos (available for

purchase), and a dessert bar at

1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado

Hills. Pre-registration is required.

eldoradohillscsd.org/eventscalendar/special-events.html

8

Happy Kids Duathlon. Young

triathletes are invited to run one

mile, bike three miles on closed

roads, and run another mile on

soft paths at this fun-filled race

that starts at 8:30 a.m. at Granite

Beach. totalbodyfitness.com

Child Abduction Prevention

Workshop. Head to THE STUDIO

Martial Arts & Fitness in Roseville

from noon-1:30 p.m. with your

4-12-year-old for age-appropriate

safety instruction and a

fingerprint kit. Adults will be in a

separate room learning tools to

help children, too. Limited space;

must pre-register. tinyurl.com/

studiocapfeb8

A Chocolate Affair. Soroptimist

International of Placerville

presents this 22nd

annual event at

the El Dorado

County

Fairgrounds

from 6-9:30

p.m.,

featuring

wine and

beer tasting,

appetizers, silent

and live auctions, and, of course,

chocolate. Proceeds benefit local

educational scholarships, awards,

and other community service

projects. chocolate-affair.com

Daddy and Me Valentine Dance

A.J. Croce photo courtesy of Harris Center. Happy Kids Duathlon photo by Craig DeVita. Daddy and Me Valentine Dance photo

courtesy of Whitney Kahn and Miranda McCarthy. Poetry Out Loud Finals photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

A Chocolate Affair photo courtesy of Robin Rogers.

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Port, Wine, and Chocolate. Head to the Old Sugar Mill in

Clarksburg from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days for a variety of dessert

wines (Ports, Sherries, and Madeiras) paired with chocolate. Admission

includes wine tastings at all participating wineries, a souvenir wine glass,

chocolate sampling, complimentary photo booth pictures, live music, and

entertainment. oldsugarmill.com/port2020.html

(ALSO 9)

Escape from Folsom Trail Runs. Get ready to run with the

best views of Folsom Lake at this 10-mile or 5K trail

run that begins at Granite Beach and continues to Oak

Point, past Dotons Point and Beeks Bight (10-mile

course), and back down to Beal’s Point. All finishers

will receive a medal and the top three in all age groups

will be rewarded. totalbodyfitness.com

Port Wine Chocolate photo by The Freckled Photographer. Escape From Folsom Trail Runs photo by Craig DeVita. Al Di Meola and

Georgia On My Mind photos courtesy of Harris Center.

12

Al Di Meola. Don’t miss prolific composer and prodigious

six-string talent, Al Di Meola, live at the Harris Center

at 7:30 p.m. Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a

leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with

the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever and

the Rite of Strings trio. harriscenter.net

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Defending the Caveman. Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman holds the

record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history, finding laughs at

all the ways men and woman fight, laugh, and love. Shows are at the Harris

Center and times vary. harriscenter.net

(THROUGH 16)

Georgia On My Mind. Celebrate the music of Ray Charles with an allstar

cast of award-winning performers—10-time Grammy winners

Take 6, Las Vegas vocal star Clint Holmes, six-time Grammy nominee

and jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk

Whalumat—live at the Harris Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. harriscenter.net

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Battle of the Badges

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s

Search Party. Join Mickey Mouse

and his friends, including Moana,

Belle, Elsa, and Captain Hook, in

this magical adventure on ice filled

with world-class skating, highflying

acrobatics, and unexpected

stunts. golden1center.com

(ALSO 14 & 15-17)

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Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides. Enjoy

a romantic carriage ride through

the streets of the El Dorado Hills

Town Center from 5-9 p.m. Prices

vary based on number of riders and

include a special Valentine’s Day rose;

proceeds benefit 3Strands Global.

edhtowncenter.com

Peter Pan Jr. Featuring the iconic

songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta

Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and

"Never Never Land," and a rousing

book full of magic, warmth, and

adventure, Peter Pan Jr. is the

perfect show for the child in all of

us. Shows are at Roseville Theatre

Arts Academy and times vary.

rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com

(ALSO 15 & 21-22)

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Swept Away. The Folsom Lake

Symphony presents an evening

of favorites—including Smetana’s

The Moldau, Tchaikovsky’s Piano

Concerto No. 1 with soloist Jon

Nakamatsu, Ravel’s Pavane, and

Gershwin’s An American in Paris—

live at the Harris Center at 7:30

p.m. harriscenter.net

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Mario the Maker Magician. Mario,

"the Maker Magician"—a New York-

based, touring family performer

known for his DIY robotic

creations, upcycled props, and

new school slapstick character—

has been seen on Sesame Street,

Sprout, and live on tour with David

Blaine. Don’t miss his performance

at the Auburn Placer Performing

Arts Center beginning at 2 p.m.

livefromauburn.com

Black History Month Celebration.

Head to the Crocker Art Museum

for a free, family-friendly festival

from noon-4 p.m. showcasing

the richness of African American

experience in live performances,

art activities, a “Black & Beautiful

Artisan Marketplace,” and more.

Other highlights include food

from across the African Diaspora,

soul-stirring talks, and a crowdsourced

drum circle. crockerart.org/

event/2351/2020-02-16

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Matilda The Musical. Inspired by

the Roald Dahl book, this Tony

Award-winning musical revels

in the anarchy of childhood,

the power of imagination, and

the inspiring story of a girl who

dreams of a better life. Performed

by El Dorado Musical Theatre at

the Harris Center, children and

adults alike will be thrilled and

delighted by the high-energy

dance numbers and catchy songs.

Show times vary. edmt.info

(ALSO 22-23, 27-29, & MARCH 1)

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Winter Wine Adventure. Presented

by the 11 Carson Road wineries

and Hwy 50 Brewery, attendees

will enjoy wine with food pairings

and a Scavenger Hunt Adventure

at this second annual event.

carsonroadwineries.com

Battle of the Badges. Join New

Morning Youth & Family Services

from 4-8 p.m. at the El Dorado

County Fairgrounds to tastetest

chili (made by over 20 first

responder agencies who are

competing for the “Best Culinarian

in El Dorado County” title), listen

to live entertainment, partake

in kids’ activities, and sip local

wine and Anchor Brewing beer.

newmorningyfs.org

Crab Feed and Auction. Head to

the Folsom Community Center for

this 22nd annual crab feed that

benefits the Sacramento Children's

Home Guild. Doors open at 5 p.m.,

and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

kidshome.org/events

Tap Into a Cold One. Kick off

Folsom Beer Week at this winter

brew fest featuring unlimited

tastings from 40 craft breweries,

samples from area restaurants,

and entertainment. The fun

begins at 4 p.m. at the Palladio at

Broadstone. tapfolsom.com

Expressive Self-Portraits

for Veterans. Lead by

regional artist, Deidre

Trudeau, and open to all veterans,

this workshop at Blue Line Arts

from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. offers

veterans an overview of drawing

and painting techniques to design

their own portrait. All instruction

and art materials are provided,

but attendees are welcome

to bring their own ephemera

collage materials if they wish.

bluelinearts.org

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JD Souther. Grammy-nominated

JD Souther penned countless hits

for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt,

Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don

Henley, George Strait, Trisha

Yearwood, and Brooks and Dunn,

before finding success as a solo

artist. Don’t miss his perfect

balance of understated jazz with

the ineffable pop narratives at the

Harris Center beginning at 7:30

p.m. harriscenter.net

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Affair of the Heart. This public,

health-focused event from 4:30-

7 p.m.—presented by Marshall

Medical Center and held at

the Cameron Park Community

Services District—includes

information sessions about heart

health, health screenings, and

heart-healthy refreshments. 530-

626-2816

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The Return of Grey Wolves to

California. This presentation

from 6-7:30 p.m. by Pamela Flic

will provide an overview of grey

wolf natural history, ecological

role, current distribution, and

population in North America and

California. A discussion on the

reintroduction efforts to bring

wolves back to the northern

Rockies will also be held, as well

as implications for wolf recovery

in the western states with an

emphasis on the importance of

coexistence and moving beyond

myths. arconservancy.org

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Crackin' Crab for Kids.

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of El

Dorado County at their exciting

yet casual event at the El Dorado

County Fairgrounds from 6-10

p.m. The annual fundraiser

features all-you-can-eat crab,

clam chowder, a margarita bar,

games, and music. bbbs-edc.org

Battle of the Badges photo by Aiza Tengan. Crackin' Crab for Kids photo by Artistic Photography by Tami. Expressive Self-Portraits for Veterans photo by James Morrison.

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AN AMERICAN

IN PARIS

This loving tribute to the Oscarwinning

film won four Tonys,

including choreography. Music by

the Gershwins (“I Got Rhythm,”

“’S Wonderful”). Five shows.

THU–SAT

JAN 30–FEB 1

BALLET FOLCLÓRICO NACIONAL

DE MÉXICO DE SILVIA LOZANO

Designated an Ambassador of Mexican Culture,

they’ve toured 40 countries, performing for kings,

princesses, presidents, and prime ministers —

proudly preserving the culture and disseminating

the art of Mexico for 56 years.

MON–TUE FEB 3–4

DEFENDING

THE CAVEMAN

A Valentine’s Day treat. This “outrageously funny and

surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap”

(Chicago Sun Times) was the longest running solo play

in Broadway history.

THU–SUN FEB 13–16

Broadway’s History-Making Comedy About the Sexes

Written by Rob Becker

INTERNATIONAL

GUITAR NIGHT

England’s “jaw dropping”(Guitar Player) Mike Dawes;

ground-breaking fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan;

Olli Soikkeli (“among the worthiest successors to

Django,” WSJ) and Jim “Kimo” West (“Weird Al”

Yankovic).

WED FEB 26

ACTORS FROM THE LONDON STAGE

THE TEMPEST

Co-founded by Patrick Stewart, the company

presents five brilliant actors — each from such

prestigious companies as the Royal Shakespeare

Company —performing Shakespeare’s work, with

each actor staging multiple roles.

THU–SAT FEB 27-29

THE ACTORS’ GANG

THE NEW COLOSSUS

Co-written and directed by Tim Robbins, this

intensely physical production finds actors telling

their own ancestors’ stories in twelve different eras—

stories of immigrating to America. “The New Colossus

holds a theatrical mirror to the nation” (Los Angeles

Times).

TUE–WED MAR 3–4

CHICAGO

THE NATIONAL TOUR

The National Tour returns! Long identified with the

legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago has

been honored with six Tony ® Awards, two Olivier

Awards, and a Grammy ® . Eight shows.

THU–MON MAR 5–9

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Spotlight on

Wayne Percival

by HEATHER L. NELSON

Creating realistic pieces

depicting landscapes, barns,

old buildings, and other

nostalgic themes, retired Rocklin

resident Wayne Percival works in a

variety of mediums, including pen

and ink, pencil, scratchboard, acrylics,

and oils. “My favorite artist is Andrew

Wyeth. I love his subject matter and

technique,” shares Percival. “Some

of my paintings are similar to his, and

I’m flattered when anyone makes a

comparison.” After his military career,

one of Percival’s aircraft paintings was

published by the Naval Institute Press.

Additionally, a commissioned piece he

did for the United States Marine Corps

was later accepted into their museum

in Quantico, Virginia. You can view the

artist’s current work at Gold Country

Artists’ Gallery in Placerville.

Photo by Dante Fontana.

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Top row (left-right): Foggy Tree, Smiling Wolf, Fall

Afternoon, Silent Rails

Bottom row (left-right): Bomber, Ed Abbey's Cabin

HLN: WHAT WERE YOUR EARLIEST

EXPERIENCES WITH ART?

WP: I’ve always loved to draw. As a child,

I liked drawing cars and airplanes and

tried to copy pictures in magazines. I

started experimenting with pen and ink

and watercolors in high school. My junior

year, I worked for several weeks on a large

pencil sketch of an old truck parked next

to a barn. My art teacher entered it into a

scholastic art contest, and I was a finalist.

My senior year, I discovered scratchboard

and produced several images using that

technique. Later, I figured out how to add

color to the images.

HLN: HOW HAS YOUR ART

PROGRESSED OVER THE YEARS?

WP: After a deployment overseas in the

Navy, I returned to civilian life and was

accepted into ArtCenter College of Design

in Pasadena, where I studied illustration.

After graduating, I turned down a job

offer at Hallmark, because it required

moving to Kansas City. Unable to find

employment as an illustrator, I found

work in the transportation industry in Los

Angeles. During the next three decades, I

married and raised a family.

HLN: NOW THAT YOU LIVE IN

ROCKLIN, WHAT DO YOU ENJOY

MOST ABOUT THE AREA?

WP: After retiring, my wife and I moved

to Placer County to be closer to family

and are enjoying the region’s mountains,

rivers, birds, and animals.

HLN: WHEN SHOWING YOUR

WORK, WHAT DO YOU HOPE

VIEWERS WALK AWAY WITH?

WP: I enjoy sharing my work and

hearing feedback; I hope it leaves a

positive impression on them.

HLN: WHERE DO YOU FIND

INSPIRATION?

WP: I’ve made several trips to Grand

Canyon National Park to visit my son

who’s a park ranger there. Together,

we’ve explored the back country, and I’ve

painted some of the beautiful scenery.

HLN: WHAT ARE YOUR ARTISTIC

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?

WP: I joined the Society of Children’s

Book Writers and Illustrators and hope

to illustrate a children’s novel. I would

also like to design wine bottle labels.

goldcountryartistsgallery.net/waynepercival

Artwork images courtesy of Wayne Percival.

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A Local’s Guide to Love

By Luna Anona

February means date night, so it’s time to come

out of your winter cocoon for a few hours on the town

with your sweetheart. This Valentine’s season, switch

things up with a show, get crafty, visit the zoo, or join

a gym. (Of course, if you’d rather keep it traditional

with drinks and dinner, there are a host of local options

where you can feast, too!)

Wise Villa Winery

Offering an elegant European setting nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas,

this local winery snagged 27 medals in the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine

Competition, the largest in the country. Stop in for a tasting, or start your weekend

off with the winery’s weekly Friday night dinner and live music while watching the

sunset. 4200 Wise Road, Lincoln, 916-543-0323, wisevillawinery.com

Spare Time Clubs

Grab a racquet for some friendly competition with a round of tennis or squash, and

then treat yourself to a restorative massage at the club. Who says joining a gym

can’t be fun?

Broadstone Sports Club, 820 Halidon Way, Folsom, 916-983-9180; El Dorado Hills

Sports Club, 530 Post Court, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4929; Gold River Sports Club,

2201 Gold Rush Drive, Gold River, 916-638-7001; Johnson Ranch Sports Club, 2600

Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-782-2600. sparetimeclubs.com

Wise Villa Winery photo by Taylor Gillespie, @food.in.focus.

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Bennett's Kitchen Bar Market

If you struggle to eat out due to dietary restrictions or preferences, or if you’re

trying to balance date night and healthy eating, Bennett’s has a plate for you. With

vegan, keto, paleo, gluten-free, and heart-healthy options that don’t skimp on

flavor—think miso vegan ramen [pictured], chile relleno, and NY Strip Steak—you

and your Valentine will find something delicious to try and feel good about. 1595

Eureka Road, Roseville. 916-750-5150, bennettskitchen.com

Roseville Health &

Wellness Center

Make this the year you reach your fitness

goals together by scoring a few personal

training sessions or taking a group fitness

class at this upscale fitness center. 1650

Lead Hill Boulevard, Roseville, 916-677-

1200, rosevillehwc.com

Massage Heights

Turn self-care into a bonding experience

with a relaxing and revitalizing couple’s

massage. The service here offers a

peaceful and inviting atmosphere for

you and your partner to restore together,

thanks to two signature massage tables

and two dedicated massage therapists.

With unique, tailored treatments to

address your individual concerns, this is

a sure way to unwind and bliss out side

by side. 230 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1229,

Folsom, 916-295-6974, massageheights.

com/folsom

Bennett's photo by Bobby Johnson @ BE Branded Creative. Harris Center photo courtesy of Harris Center.

Harris Center

Catch a show at the

Harris Center, Folsom’s

80,000-square-foot

regional arts center

with three stages that

offers an evolving

array of vibrant

programming from both

local and international

performers. Watch a

musical, like Chicago

(March 5-9) [pictured]

or Matilda (February

21-March 1); brush up

on your Shakespeare

with a performance by

prestigious British play

actors in The Tempest

(February 27-29); or listen

to tribute musicians

perform the sounds of

Cream (March 10) or

Ray Charles (February

13). 10 College Parkway,

Folsom, 916-608-6888,

harriscenter.net

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A Local’s Guide to Love

Topgolf

What is Topgolf? It’s a game that anyone can play (and win)! Bring your

competitive side to the bay, where you’ll score points by hitting micro-chipped

golf balls at giant dartboard-like targets on an outfield. The closer you get your

ball to the center, the more points you’ll earn. Whether you spend every Friday on

the green or you’ve never picked up a club before, you’ll have fun hitting balls like

never before. 1700 Freedom Way, Roseville, 916-200-1002, topgolf.com

Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

Boasting the best prime rib in town and

a seasonal menu focused on celebrating

the California farmer, this refined

Northern California restaurant promises a

wonderful evening affair, occasional live

music, Tuesday-Friday happy hour, and

other weekly specials. 1004 East Bidwell

Street, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-984-7500,

bacchushousebistro.com

Gather Studio &

Marketplace

Get creative and learn

something new at this

inviting makerspace

with classes and

workshops taught by

talented local artists

and creatives. Attend

a bath bomb workshop

and a soy wax candle

class, then take your

creations home for

a romantic Jacuzzi

night, or try a jewelry

design class and

make your valentine

his or her next gift.

8870 Auburn Folsom

Road, Suite B, Granite

Bay, 916-872-1316,

gatherstudioandmarket.

com

Topgolf photo courtesy of Topgolf. Bacchus House Bistro photo by Dante Fontana. Gather Studio

& Marketplace photo by Meleya Walker.

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Sienna

A truly elegant setting

and an elevated menu—

think salmon with a

crunchy honey-nut

crust and succulent

scallop risotto—make

this modern American

restaurant the spot to

be for a relaxing night

on the town. 1480

Eureka Road, Roseville,

916-771-4700; 3909

Park Drive, El Dorado

Hills, 916-941-9694,

siennarestaurants.com

Grab a Cocktail from Visconti’s Ristorante

Visit this family-owned, old-world Italian restaurant for their famous cannoli or shrimp

linguini and toast to your love with a specialty sweetheart’s cocktail: an Old World

Manhattan (Woodford Reserve Rye, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, orange bitters,

and a Luxardo cherry); and a Passion Potion (Stoli Vanilla Vodka, fresh cranberries,

crème de cacao white, and a touch of Chambord and cream).2700 East Bidwell Street,

Suite 700, Folsom, 916-983-5181, viscontisristorante.com

Outbreak Brewing

Beer is always a good idea. Whether you like

rich stouts, hoppy ales, or refreshing fruit

beers, you’ll find something to clink pints

with at this Hangtown haunt. Turn it into a

date to remember by bringing a board or card

game to this “post-apocalyptic industrial”

atmosphere! 640 Main Street, Placerville,

530-748-3258, outbreakbrewing.com

Newcastle Produce

Take dinner for two to a whole dimension

with a cooking class at Newcastle Produce.

It'll be love at first bite in the hands-on,

two-hour courses, where couples learn

professional techniques and recipes while

utilizing locally sourced ingredients. Register

for the Valentine’s Workshop on February

12, and learn how to make Asian chicken

wings with plum soy dipping sauce, a

hearty stew, and molded chocolates. 9230

Cypress Street, Newcastle, 916-663-2016,

newcastleproduce.com

Visconti’s Ristorante photo by Menka Belgal.

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A Local’s Guide to Love

Relationship Tips

F r o m t h e P r s

These marriage and family therapists have seen—and

advised—it all. Here’s what they have to say about every

stage and season of romance (or lack thereof).

IF YOU’VE JUST GOTTEN OUT OF A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP:

“Give yourself time to grieve the loss. This is a good time to take

inventory of your goals, dreams, and hopes without judgment

so you can start to explore what parts of you have grown and

changed from the time the relationship started to when it

ended.”—Yasmine Binghalib, LMFT

Hisui Sushi

From vibrant and inventive rolls to traditional Japanese fare,

this flavorful sushi spot with sleek surrounds has a delicious

dish for everyone. 25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 107, Folsom,

916-985-7778, hisuisushi.com

“Before you fill up those empty times with someone new, it’s

really important to focus on yourself. Whether you started the

breakup or your partner did, there is grieving to do. Processing

this loss takes a bit of time, and you also want to be sure that you

feel a healthy sense of self. Take care of and love yourself first so

that the new partner you attract comes from a healthy place and

not a place of needing to be filled.”—Nancy Ryan, MA, LMFT

“Take time to heal and reflect. It’s not a good idea to get right

back into another relationship. Sometimes, people do that in

order to avoid feeling pain or loss. It’s okay to date socially and

have fun, but it’s not the time to get serious or committed to

someone else. It’s important to learn to be alone for a time so

that you choose the next person for the right reason and not just

because you don’t want to be alone.”—Therese Sorrentino, LMFT

IF YOU’RE SINGLE, BUT READY TO SETTLE DOWN:

“Throw out the idea of perfection—there is no perfect partner,

and when you choose someone, you’re also choosing their

baggage. What makes the baggage manageable is that both

partners are able to acknowledge their issues together and make

it a team priority to work through.”—Yasmine Binghalib, LMFT

Gold Country Artists’ Gallery

Located in Downtown Placerville, this gallery—owned and

operated by more than 45 local artists—is the longest

continuously running gallery in the region. Brimming with

diverse artwork—ranging from painting and photography to

jewelry—you’ll always find at least two artists inside to give

you a tour or answer questions about the art. Simply take a

stroll and discuss the art, or pick out a favorite to decorate

your home with. 379 Main Street, Placerville, 530-642-2944,

goldcountryartistsgallery.net

Nicholson’s MusiCafe

Embrace your inner artist at Nicholson’s MusiCafé every fourth

Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at “Drink & Draw.” Just as the name states,

you’re invited to sip on coffee, tea, or beer (BYO wine; corkage fee)

while creating whatever kind of art you crave—though a portrait of

your partner might be a fun place to start! 632 East Bidwell Street,

Folsom, 916-984-3020, nicholsonsmusicafe.com

“It’s important to come from a place of wholeness where you

enjoy your life, and your partner is an addition to that. Healthy

people are attracted to individuals who have confidence, aren’t

needy or dependent, and have their own life. Do things that you

enjoy, meet new people, engage others by being interested in

them and have an open body posture and a warm, welcoming

expression. You never know who you’re going to meet while

you’re living and enjoying your own life.”—Nancy Ryan, MA, LMFT

“Sometimes, when people have been single for some time, there’s

a sense of desperation to find someone because they no longer

want to be alone. It’s important to not lower your standards or

settle. Be patient and wait for the right person, even if it means

being alone a little bit longer.”—Therese Sorrentino, LMFT

IF YOU’RE IN A NEW RELATIONSHIP:

“Make sure you’re both setting down a strong foundation at

the start of the relationship if you’re interested in working

toward long-term. This looks like working on open and honest

communication, clearly stating needs (not relying on ‘mind

reading’), setting clear boundaries, and being honest about your

goals, values, dreams, and concerns.”—Yasmine Binghalib, LMFT

“Many people in the midst of a new relationship think that all

of the magic and butterflies will continue forever and those

that have been through that stage know it changes. It’s really

important to take your time and go through all of the seasons

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Hisui Sushi photo by Ray Burgess. Gold Country Artists' Gallery photo by Craig Koski.


with someone—to face some challenges and see how you really

interact with each other.”—Nancy Ryan, MA, LMFT

“When in a new relationship, take time to get to know the

person. Don’t rush into moving in together or making a long-term

commitment too soon. Rushing into a relationship is the biggest

mistake people make. It takes time to see how people respond

to disagreements or stressors in life. Initially, everyone is wearing

their peacock suit to impress, but you may be surprised when

that person isn’t who you originally thought they were. Never

choose someone based on their potential thinking that you will

change them. You won’t. What you see is what you get.”—Therese

Sorrentino, LMFT

IF YOU’RE IN A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP:

“Remember that neither one of you is the same person that you

were when you first started dating. Make sure you stay curious

about each other and constantly update your information about

your partner’s inner world: their hopes, dreams, fears, and life

outside of your relationship.”—Yasmine Binghalib, LMFT

“Keeping the spark alive can be challenging in the various

seasons of life. We have a tendency to fill our schedules with

things that feel important to us in the moment, but we don’t

always prioritize our relationships. The first indication is feeling

distant or disconnected in our relationships. Be intentional with

your time—date nights are wonderful, but not always realistic, so

[remember to take] time to connect at some point throughout

the day without distractions.”—Ashlee Janzen, MS, LMFT

“Many people tend to live parallel lives instead of connected lives

and have surface conversations about the logistics in life—work,

kids, and chores—rather than deeper, more interesting topics.

Building the level of closeness, friendship, and intimacy takes

continued effort. A great resource is the Gottman Card Decks

app, which has a whole list of questions you can ask your partner

on a date to talk about something new. If there have been

problems in the relationship that have become stuck, it often

requires help from a therapist with advanced training in couples

to learn how to have successful conflict resolution.” —Nancy

Ryan, MA, LMFT

“Couples who have been together for a long time can drift

apart, and they may have taken the relationship for granted.

You have to keep dating your partner and keep doing romantic,

thoughtful things to keep the fire burning. Couples often make

the mistake of putting too much focus on the children and ignore

the relationship, but the couple should be the core of the family.

The kids will survive with a little less time and won’t suffer if you

have date nights. The best gift you can give your children is to be

happy with yourself and in your relationship. They will learn from

seeing you take care of yourself and make time for each other.”—

Therese Sorrentino, LMFT

The Experts

sYasmine Binghalib, LMFT, 6692 Merchandise Way Drive,

Diamond Springs, 530-303-2348, eldoradocountytherapy.com

Nancy Ryan, MA, LMFT, 300 Harding Boulevard, Suite 211,

Roseville; 10235 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite 203, Fair Oaks, 916-

426-2757, therelationshiptherapycenter.com

Therese Sorrentino, LMFT, 1568 Creekside Drive, Suite 206,

Folsom, 916-396-4688, theresesorrentinomft.com

Ashlee Janzen, MS, LMFT, 1430 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Suite 120,

Roseville, 916- 705-5147, ashleejanzenlmft.com

Fat's Asia Bistro

Modern Asian cuisine from the award-winning Fat family in

a stunning dining room is the way to go for satisfying dim

sum cravings and generous noodle plates fresh from the

wok, plus a daily happy hour. 1500 Eureka Road, Roseville,

916-787-3287; 2585 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-983-1133,

fatsasiabistro.com

Tahoe Tastings

The only thing better than having a boat is having a friend

with a boat. Meet your new best friend: Tahoe Tastings, and

the “Golden Rose,” a one-of-a-kind 1953 Chris Craft Venetian

water taxi. You’ll glide across stunning Lake Tahoe during

your two-hour cruise while tasting eight different wines

from Northern California wineries and snacking from a

charcuterie platter curated by South Lake Tahoe’s The Cork

& More. 2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, 530-494-9222,

tahoetastings.com

Fat's Asia Bistro photo by Ray Burgess. Tahoe Tastings photo by Lauren Lindley Photography.

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A Local’s Guide to Love

FLB Entertainment Center

Try a classic date night of bowling at the family-owned

FLB Entertainment Center, or try a round of pool and game

of darts. Afterwards, catch up with a frosty pint of more

than 20 draft beers and a heaping plate of nachos at the

sports bar. 511 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-

4411, flb365.com

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

From salsa to swing and tango to merengue, Arthur Murray Dance

Centers has 270 studios in 22 countries with an international reputation

for turning wallflowers into waltzers. Dance the night away with

your partner as you learn something new with classes tailored for

beginners. Then, take your new moves out on the town! 220 Blue Ravine

Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-895-5600, arthurmurrayfolsom.com

Smart Axe

Grab a partner and head to Smart Axe in Rancho

Cordova where you and your plus one can have a “battle

of the axes” as you throw at a target for 75 minutes

while enjoying snacks and beverages. Both private and

public targets are available, along with BYOB options

(spirits must be in closed containers). It’s a guaranteed

kick axe time! 11151 Trade Center Drive, Suite 106,

Rancho Cordova, 916-389-0178, thesmartaxe.com

Psychic Shop Placerville

Curious what the future holds for you and your beloved?

Receive clarity and guidance in a kind, swift, and

honest matter—and have fun doing so—at Psychic Shop

Placerville. Services include chakra balancing, love

cleansing, and relationship readings. What’s not to love

about that? 2920 Paul Bunyon Road, Suite 1, Placerville,

530-492-1021, psychicplacerville.com

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, which opened in 1963, functions more

as a sanctuary than a zoo. While visitors are allowed like a traditional

zoo, the animals are not bred, sold, or traded. The term “sanctuary”

was added in 2002 to describe the zoo’s goal of sheltering animals that

cannot be released into the wild. Get your steps in together on a day

date, as you spot a bear or tiger at this favorite wildlife refuge. Hours of

operation this month are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday. Special

this month is an “Owl Be Your Valentine” event February 8-9 from 11

a.m.-2 p.m. where participants can craft a Valentine for their favorite

zoo animal; free with zoo admission. 403 Stafford Street, Folsom,

916-461-6629, folsomzoofriends.org

Arthur Murray Dance Center photo by Kate Gonzalez. Smart Axe photo by Mark S. Allen. Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

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EDUCATION

GUIDE

This month, Style presents our Education Guide special

advertising section. From learning centers, tutoring

programs, and preschools, to adult education, colleges,

and universities, our area scores high marks for the

number of ways to enlighten and be enlightened. The

following are some of the area’s premier educational

resources. And when you visit these businesses or

schools, tell them you saw their profile in Style!

The Gift of Kids

5130 Golden Foothill Pkwy. • El Dorado Hills

916-521-1835 • www.thegiftofkids.net

J

ennifer Tommasini - owner and director at

The Gift of Kids has a background in

education. Jennifer and her family reside in

El Dorado Hills. As owner of her day-care/preschool

for the last 20 years, Jennifer says the

program "prepares kids for life and school in a

way never seen before". It helps to develop each

child's full potential for learning. It's not a

class. It's an experience with an environment

where every child thrives. We promote early

explorations and an affinity for lifelong learning.

We offer a half day and a full day program. Take

advantage of the most productive time in your

child's brain development now!

We offer singing, music, yoga and Spanish in

each classroom. We offer infant, preschool,

kindergarten and before and after

school). Discover a world of possibilities.

Voted #1 Best

PreSchool by the

readers of Style

Magazine in the

Folsom, El Dorado

Hills area.

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Voted

Best

Preschool

Steve Wallen Swim School

1230 Glenhaven Ct., #100 • El Dorado Hills • 916-939-7075

10608 Industrial Ave, #150 • Roseville • 916-794-7977

www.wallenswim.com

F

or

more than 40 years, Steve Wallen Swim School has been

teaching swim lessons and water safety for infants, kids, and

adults of all skill levels.

From learn-to-swim students to competitive swimmers, our experience

allows us to tailor our program to meet the specific need of each

student. Private or small group classes provide the opportunity for

one-on-one interaction with highly trained instructors, so each student

receives personal attention and maximum benefit. Steve Wallen Swim

School started modestly in Steve Wallen's backyard pool and has

grown into one of the most popular and respected swim schools in the

area. We now offer two state-of-the-art indoor, heated facilities in El

Dorado Hills and Roseville.

Contact us today about our baby and me, private, semi-private,

or group swim lessons as well as our underwater video analysis

services for competitive swimmers and triathletes. Programs are

available Monday - Thursday from 9:00am - 7:30pm and Sunday

from 9:00am - 1:00pm with classes starting every

hour and half hour.

Come see why Steve Wallen Swim School has been

voted #1 BEST SWIM SCHOOL in Folsom/EDH and

Roseville/Rocklin/Granit Bay by Style Readers.

Happy Swimming!

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Region

Sacramento

Schools

Waldorf

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Sacramento Region Waldorf Schools

Camellia Waldorf • Cedar Springs Waldorf

Davis Waldorf • Live Oak Waldorf • Sacramento Waldorf

sacwaldorf.org/sacramentowaldorfschools/

Learn to Change the World

(PreK - 8)

T

he Sacramento region is home to five Waldorf

schools affiliated with the Association of Waldorf

Schools of North America. Our shared goal is to

provide Waldorf education to as many children as possible,

building confidence and imagination through the

educational philosophy developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919.

Waldorf education focuses on a child’s developmental

stage, prioritizing wonder, creativity, and imagination as

essential childhood values. Rigorous academics in the

upper grades provide strong math and sciences interwoven

with fine and practical arts.

Music, dance, theater, writing, literature and imaginative

play are building blocks for deep thinking and characterbuilding.

Teachers focus on students’ intellectual,

emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities.

Waldorf education is an early childhood through 12th grade

journey. We invite you to visit our campuses for tours and

experience what a Waldorf education can do for your child!

Learn more at sacwaldorf.org/sacramentowaldorfschools/

(PreK - 8)

(PreK - 8)

(TK - 12)

(PreK - 8)

Bach to Rock

82 Clarksville Rd. #100 • Folsom

(916) 985-2222 • folsom.b2rmusic.com

B

2R offers individual music lessons on a

variety of instruments, as well as voice

lessons. At B2R, we teach music theory by

employing both traditional and innovative

techniques to help kids develop their music skills.

Individual music lessons are just a part of our

comprehensive music program.

Playing in a band and participating in jam sessions

are also key components of our curriculum and

music program. When students have achieved

basic skills with an instrument, they are eligible to

join a band — and we encourage them to do so.

We match the playing level of the student with the

appropriate band. Our students also have access to

a professional recording studio at every site.

Our curriculum in recording

arts and audio technology

program includes classes in

both theory and practice. Visit

our school or take a look at

our website to see all that we

offer! We are America's Music

School!

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Granite Bay Montessori

9330 Sierra College Blvd. • Roseville

916-791-7849 • www.gbmontessori.com

Cedar Springs Waldorf School

6029 Gold Meadows Rd. • Placerville

530-642-9903 • cedarspringswaldorf.org

A

n education at Granite

Bay Montessori offers

children ages 2 through

8th grade the opportunity to

develop their potential as they

step out in the world as

engaged, capable, respectful,

and responsible citizens. Since

1991, our credentialed

Montessori teachers have

guided students through the

vast areas of our curriculum

using stimulating, hands-on

materials. Our program is rich

in cultural, social skills, practical

life and core skills. Students

learn at their own pace,

supported by individualized

plans and teacher guidance.

Call today to

schedule a

tour and see

why we were

voted Best

Preschool by

Style Magazine

readers three

years in a row!

H

ave you ever wondered what lies behind the classroom

doors of a Waldorf School? Serving children from Early

Childhood through Eighth Grade, Cedar Springs

Waldorf School welcomes you to visit our campus to

experience our inspired teachers and students in action.

Waldorf curriculum is robust in academics enriched with

foreign language, music, art, physical education, drama,

gardening, woodworking, handwork, and meaningful parent

education. Our five-acre wooded campus is

conveniently located off Highway 50

between Placerville and Shingle Springs. Call

today for a personal tour and experience the

difference of an education at Cedar Springs

Waldorf School.

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Learning and Serving

with Christ

St. John Notre Dame is more than

an educational institution; it is an

essential element of the Catholic

Church in the Sacramento area. The

Catholic philosophy reveals a concern

for an education that combines sound

knowledge and skills with overall

personal development rooted in

Christian values.

St. John Notre Dame School

Schedule a school tour today

TK – 8th Grade

Christ-Centered Education

Art, Music, Theatre

Physical Education

1:1 Technology

STEM

309 Montrose Drive • Folsom, CA 95630 • (916) 985-4129

www.sjnds.org • #sjndfolsom

Forming future leaders in the

Sacramento area since 1963

JesuitHighSchool.org

APPLICATIONS

NOW BEING

ACCEPTED

Come be a Marauder!

Contact us today.

exploreJesuit

1200 Jacob Lane

Carmichael, CA 95608

JesuitHighSchool.org


I feel totally comfortable saying that I

owe every bit of success I’ve had to the

top tier education, not only in academics,

but also life, morality, friendship and

individuality which Jesuit provided me.

It is so much more than a school. [There

is a bond on campus] that cannot truly

be comprehended by those who are not

connected in some way to it.


—Vince ’05

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When I grow up...

I will be an astronaut

I will be a nurse

I will be a soccer player

I will be an artist

I will be a programmer

I will be a doctor

I will be a teacher

A great education is just the start. It isn’t enough though.

Providence Christian School is designed to protect your student

from the ‘extra’ stuff that kids shouldn’t have to worry about.

Enrollment now open for the upcoming school year - schedule your tour today.

Biblical worldview curriculum blended with today’s technology. Centrally located off Hwy 50 - only

10 minutes from EDH and 10 minutes from Placerville. Lowest private school rates in the area + extra

discounts from our many partner churches.

JrK – High School | www.gopcs.org | 530-672-6657

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Personalized learning in

a nurturing community

Our preschool offers the perfect balance of

learning and play. Our elementary school offers

challenging academics and specialty classes.

OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, March 19, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrating 70 YEARS of Excellence

Pre-K – 6th Grade

1115 Orlando Avenue

Roseville, CA

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Boat Rentals • Team Building • Youth Camps

Birthday Parties • Adult Classes • Facility Reservations

Call for your 2020 Schedule!

A Program of:

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Action Day Learning Center

400 Stafford St. • Folsom • 916-985-0976

6822 Kenneth Ave. • Orangevale • 916-988-9689

9371 Elm Ave. • Orangevale • 916-988-9633

actiondaylearningcenter.com

A

ction Day Learning Center is

family owned and operated

child care facility. We have

been a fixture in the local community

since 1980. We provide Preschool, Pre

K, Transitional Kindergarten as well as

transportation to and from local

elementary schools for those needing

after school care. When school is out

the fun begins, we keep the children

busy with engaging filed trips and

daily activities. Come check out our

centers and set up your free trial day,

We have two location in Orangevale

and one in Folsom directly across

from the entrance to the city zoo.

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Golden Hills School

1060 Suncast Ln. | El Dorado Hills

916-933-0100 | www.goldenhillsschool.net

Mathnasium: The Math Learning Center

Sacramento, El Dorado & Placer Counties • 916-983-6222 • www.mathnasium.com

W

e believe that to become the best version of

themselves, children require the broadest possible set

of opportunities delivered by fully accredited teaching

professionals in small group settings. Our students participate

in academic endeavors, athletics and the arts without fear of

limitations. Indeed, the whole child is our focus. Daily physical

education, art, music, computer science and Spanish Language

instruction are fully integrated into our curriculum. We are

the only international Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

Candidate Private School in the area. Ultimately, we believe our

8th graders graduate with a set of competencies that far exceed

their typically excellent performance in standardized tests.

We invite you to visit us

on Information Night on

February 5th at 6 p.m.

GOLDEN HILLS SCHOOL

I N S P IRE • E NRICH • E MPO W E R

$100 Gift Certificate

towards programs and services!

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New students only. Limit one per person. Not valid in Elk Grove or Roseville.

S

tarting with a single learning Center in

Westwood, California, the Mathnasium

method has spread to 1000 centers

nationwide, including 10 centers in and around

Sacramento. So when you enroll your child in your

local Mathnasium, you are part of a nationwide

movement towards excellence in math for everyone!

We teach basic math facts through first-year calculus

in a friendly, fun environment where students

earn prizes for working hard. An initial assessment

determines exactly what a student knows about

math and generates a detailed curriculum which

can advance the student one grade level in just 10

weeks, at less than $10 per hour. All the student

needs to do is show up (that’s on you, parents!) and

try. We take care of the rest.

Students don’t really hate math; what they hate is

feeling left behind. Enrollment in Mathnasium can

change all that, because when students succeed

in math, their confidence soars! Parents are

always surprised when their students beg to go to

Mathnasium because it’s “fun”! So give your child a

chance and enroll today at the Mathnasium Center

nearest you!

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14 Fab Finds

BY ALESANDRA VELEZ

Pink Think

| editor’s picks |

Think Pink

MAGGIE LOUISE MILK

CHOCOLATE LIPSTICKS $20

Maggie Louise Confections,

maggielouiseconfections.com

FIONA SUNGLASSES $525

EyeChicks Eyewear, 3755 Taylor Road,

Loomis, 916-489-1110, eyechicks.com

BURT’S BEES

ENERGIZING CITRUS

& GINGER BODY

WASH $8.99

Whole Foods

Market, 1001

Galleria Boulevard,

Roseville, 916-781-

5300, 270 Palladio

Parkway, Folsom,

916-984-8500,

wholefoodsmarket.

com

NASH AND

JONES

HIMALAYAN

SALT SOAK $18

Fig + Ivy Collective,

307 Lincoln

Street, Roseville,

916-540-7634,

figandivycollective.

com

SUGAR + MAPLE BABY

HEADWRAP $12.99

Dearest Diapers, 945

Roseville Parkway, Suite

140, Roseville, 916-741-0930,

dearestdiapers.com

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

ALCOTT ADVENTURE

RETRACTABLE PET LEASH $24.99

The Doggie Bag, 1070 Pleasant Grove

Boulevard, Roseville, 916-789-9663,

thedoggiebag.com

TRIPP TRAPP HIGH

CHAIR $269

Stokke, stokke.com

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| editor’s picks |

ACURE SERIOUSLY SOOTHING

CLEANSING CREAM $9.99, and

ACURE SERIOUSLY SOOTHING SPF 30

DAY CREAM $18.99

Sunrise Natural Foods, 1950 Douglas Boulevard,

Roseville, 916-789-8591; 2160 Grass Valley Highway,

Auburn, 530-888-8973, sunrisenaturalfoods.net

DAZEY LA BE(YOU)TIFUL TEE $52

Button Up Boutique, 1182 Roseville Parkway,

Suite 170, Roseville, 916-742-4997; 330 Palladio

Parkway, Suite 2017, Folsom, 916-817-1882,

buttonupboutique.net

NATIERRA HIMALANIA HIMALAYAN FINE

PINK SALT $11.19

The Auburn Bodega, 937 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-

820-3210, facebook.com/theauburnbodega

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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RASPBERRY FOLDS SWEATER $59

Apricot Lane Boutique, 340 Palladio

Parkway, Suite 501, Folsom, 916-986-9132,

apricotlaneboutique.com

PINKDELICIOUS

CUPCAKE $3.35

Icing on the

Cupcake, 330

Palladio Parkway,

Suite 2027, Folsom,

916-303-4333; 6839

Lonetree Boulevard,

Rocklin, 916-303-4333,

icingonthecupcake.com

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

HEART’S DESIRE BOUQUET $79.99

Placerville Flowers on Main, 318

Main Street, Placerville, 530-622-1121,

placervilleflowersonmain.com

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Introducing

Q&A

WITH LOCAL COMPANIES

PHOTOS BY DANTE FONTANA

Jennie and Beth Reiken

The Good Life

Dog Daycare &

Boarding

5905 PACIFIC STREET, ROCKLIN,

916-415-9663,

THEGOODLIFEDOGDAYCARE.COM,

@THEGOODLIFEDOGS

SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OFFER: Airconditioned,

cage-free day care where dogs

get to play with their friends while getting

lots of love and attention. Our employees

are on-site 24/7 so dogs are never left alone;

what’s more, everyone is CPR and first aid

certified with vet techs available. We also

offer grooming.

WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR

PROFESSION: The relationships we've built

with our dog and human clients who have

become part of our family. The individualized

care we give each dog allows pet parents

(and families) to go to work, travel, enjoy

weekend sports with their children, and

attend community events knowing their dog

is safe and cared for.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY: Our dog

Hurley runs the show, and our facility—and

logo—was designed with him in mind. He’s

a sneaky puggle, so we built a safe facility

for dogs just like him, including secure gates

leading in and out of our play yards and

individual food cubbies. Since he’s aging, we

knew we needed comfy couches and soft

bedding where our older friends can relax.

Hurley also approves all treats and toys

purchased to ensure nothing but the best is

being brought into the facility.

FIRST JOB: Sierra Skate in Auburn. My sister

(and The Good Life’s co-owner) Beth and

I helped run the snack bar and weekend

birthday parties. We grew up competitively

roller-skating, so it was a natural fit.

FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta is always a good

choice, and chocolate!

LAST BIG PURCHASE: New couches and play

structures for the yard.

WHEN NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND ME:

Walking my dogs, Hurley and Little Miss.

YOU LOVE LIVING HERE BECAUSE: Since the

day we let people know about our opening,

we were welcomed with open arms from

clients, local animal nonprofits and advocacy

organizations, veterinary hospitals, and even

other dog day cares. It's been a real treat

becoming part of the community.

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916-256-2434

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Q&A

WITH LOCAL COMPANIES

Intense Therapy

312 NATOMA STREET, FOLSOM, 916-817-2424,

INTENSETHERAPY.COM

SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OFFER: Therapeutic and

medical massage.

WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION:

Helping people feel better is challenging and

interesting.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY: Conversations with

clients pull you closer into their sphere.

FIRST JOB: Sewing and alterations.

FAVORITE FOOD: Japanese.

LAST BIG PURCHASE: A home in November 2000.

WHEN NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND ME: Gardening.

YOU LOVE LIVING HERE, BECAUSE: The weather is

often nice and cooperates for outdoor activities.

Lisa Slininger

Neha Korde

Vany’s Chocolates

FOLSOM, 916-932-6812, FACEBOOK.COM/VANYSCHOCOLATE,

@VANYSCHOCOLATES

SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OFFER: Handcrafted chocolates—nutty

squares, designer tiles, truffles—and almond flour cookies.

WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION: Cooking is my

passion. I love working with chocolate, as you can create a variety of

flavors, and particularly love pairing Indian flavors with it.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR COMPANY: I work out of my home kitchen, so

every day is both relaxed and fast-paced.

FIRST JOB: Taj Hotels as a housekeeping supervisor.

FAVORITE FOOD: Indian.

LAST BIG PURCHASE: A house.

WHEN NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND ME: Spending quality time with

my son.

YOU LOVE LIVING HERE, BECAUSE: Folsom is a small city with the

conveniences of modern living. It has great schools and is very safe.

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In fact, our Introducing and Eat & Drink section reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business

profiled, please email Megan Wiskus at megan@stylemg.com. Once we determine when your business will be

featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!


Never

Miss

a Beat

| health & wellness |

Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

by KOURTNEY JASON

Photo ©Shutter2U - stock.adobe.com.

When healthy, the heart is an efficient, hard-working pump

that beats 100,000 times a day, delivering oxygen and

nutrients throughout the body, says Amparo Villablanca,

preventive cardiologist and director and founder of the UC

Davis Health Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program.

However, heart disease is the leading cause of death for

both men and women in the U.S., accounting for about one

million deaths per year, Richard Florio, MD, Physician in Chief at Kaiser Permanente Roseville

Medical Center tells us. “The lifestyle choices you make can go a long way in preventing heart

disease,” he says.

Since February is American Heart Month, we talked to local cardiologists and heart

experts about risk factors, how to prevent heart disease, and what to ask your doctor to make

sure you keep your ticker in tip-top shape.

RISKY BUSINESS

Nancy Luo, MD, FACC, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist for Dignity Health

Heart and Vascular Institute and Mercy Medical Group, says non-modifiable risk factors

include your age, sex, and family history of premature heart disease. Modifiable risk factors

are high cholesterol, diet, weight, exercise, hypertension, diabetes, and smoking.

Reetu Sharma, MD, cardiologist at Sutter Health Roseville and Go Red for Women

Ambassador, says stress, depression, and lack of sleep are also risk factors. “You can change

[your risk factors] with healthy dietary habits and regular exercise, but can’t change your age

and family history,” she says.

“The National Institutes of Health

recommends at least two and a half hours

of moderate activity each week (or 30

minutes, five days a week),” Dr. Villablanca

says. “For additional benefits, your goal

should be 60 minutes of moderate

to vigorous activity on most days of

the week. Managing stress is also very

important for heart health. I recommend

finding something that relaxes you—like

meditation, yoga, or reading—and doing it

at least once every day.”

AGE IS NOT JUST A NUMBER

“Age is indeed a risk factor for heart disease;

however, cardiologists are seeing [more]

younger patients today than ever before.

My youngest heart attack patient was 21,” Dr.

Villablanca says. “Also, heart attack deaths

are increasing in women under the age of

50. Every age is the right age to prioritize

heart health.”

With that said, according to Dr. Florio,

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me lose weight? Which diet is best to

control diabetes? Are my blood pressure,

cholesterol, and sugar levels at target range?

And if I have diabetes, am I being treated

with diabetic medications that will help

prevent future cardiovascular disease and/

or help me lose weight?”

George Fehrenbacher, MD, an

interventional cardiologist with Sutter

Roseville Medical Center, says if you think

you might be at risk for heart issues, ask

your doctor how to modify your risk

factors. “If you’re having symptoms such as

chest discomforts and shortness of breath,

obtaining a physical examination, EKG, and

bloodwork to look at the risk factors can be

helpful,” he adds.

about four out of five people who die of

coronary heart disease are 65 years of age

or older. “An 80-year-old with no other risk

factors is still at a higher risk than a 40-yearold

smoker with high blood pressure,”

says Stanley Henjum, MD, cardiologist at

Marshall Cardiology.

Men are at increased risk of having heart

disease starting at age 45, and women’s risk

increases at 55 years old. “As we age, our

heart and blood vessels undergo changes,

such as the hardening of arteries, the buildup

of fatty deposits in the arteries over

many years, and the heart not being able to

pump as fast while stressed or exercising,”

says Brian Plante, ND, at Revolutions

Naturopathic.

HEALTHY HABITS

Dr. Sharma says it’s important to make

healthy choices on a daily basis, lowering

your risk for heart disease. “Avoid smoking

and drinking heavily. Take time for yourself

for activities that bring you happiness and

a sense of freedom; work on better sleep

hygiene; and avoid getting sick, as the flu,

pneumonia, and other infections can take a

toll on the heart,” she says.

Dr. Luo shares her motto to “sit less,

move more,” as well as the benefits of the

Mediterranean diet, which can reduce

the risk of cardiovascular disease. “The

Mediterranean diet features a wide variety

of plant-based food including vegetables,

fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes, beans,

herbs, spices, and olive oil. Foods eaten in

moderation include fish, seafood, poultry,

eggs, and dairy. Desserts and red meat are

saved for special occasions.”

Any sort of movement will benefit you,

Dr. Henjum shares. “Just taking several short

walks is sufficient; [in fact], studies show that

vigorous exercisers aren’t at any less risk

than walkers and no one form of exercise is

better than another. Consistency of effort is

what counts.”

WHAT’S UP DOC

Since more than 40% of Americans die

from heart disease, it’s important to ask

your doctor to evaluate your risk. Dr.

Henjum says to ask about blood pressure

and cholesterol and whether your physical

fitness level is sufficient.

Dr. Luo suggests asking questions

such as, “What is an appropriate diet and

exercise regimen for me? Which foods

help my blood pressure? Which diet helps

PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Dr. Sharma says she’s always surprised with

the lack of awareness of cardiovascular

disease, even though it’s the leading killer

in developed countries. “There is awareness

of breast cancer, HIV, colon cancer, MS,

Alzheimer’s, and so many other diseases,

but somehow heart disease is the one that’s

left out of this awareness campaign, and

it continues to kill more people than all

of the others combined.” And prevention

does save lives. “Early detection is your

best chance at a good outcome and a long

and happy rest of your life. But if you don’t

see your MD, have appropriate risk factor

evaluation, periodical screening tests, and

begin prescriptions early when something

is amiss, you won’t defeat this greatest threat

to your longevity.”

Dr. Henjum says to pay attention to

the ease or difficulty of normal everyday

tasks, such as bringing in the groceries. “If

it suddenly becomes difficult, speak with

your doctor immediately. We get old in a

decade, not overnight,” he says.

Men and women should put their heart

health first. “Women, in particular, tend to

think of heart disease as a ‘man’s disease,’”

Dr. Villablanca says. “This simply isn’t the

case, as more women die of heart disease

than all forms of cancer combined, and

more women die of heart disease than

men. The more we talk about heart health,

the easier prevention becomes. We should

all be having this conversation in our circles

of friends and family, during National Heart

Month in February and year-round.”

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5 Designer-

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by KERRIE L. KELLY

Thankfully, the

tech part of

home design

and electronics

has come a long

way from the box TV and floor

speakers of yesteryear. Flat

screens and panel TVs have

become standard choices, but

today's savvy hardware makers

are taking a lot more into account

than just the thinness of a TV and

the fact that it can be mounted on

a wall. The consumer electronics

industry has already come to

accept the idea that designers

play a role in whether or not

electronics are "allowed" into the

home. Here are some top tips

for getting your media solution

designer approved.

THE MIRROR TV

1

As TV technology has advanced, so

has the size of TVs themselves. Fortunately,

electronics manufacturers have stepped

up to offer some great ways to conceal

your TV. Our current favorite—and a big

hit with “techier” clients—is the mirror TV.

These are essentially two-way mirrors that

attach to the front of your TV screen, and

use electricity to change the surface from

clear to opaque. This is an especially great

option when mounting your TV above the

fireplace. A few things to be aware of: You’ll

need a stronger-than-usual wall mount to

accommodate the weight of the mirror, and

you’ll want to use a TV with a black frame as

opposed to a silver frame, which will show

through. Finally, make sure the TV you use

has side- or down-mounted speakers.

POP-UP CABINETS

2

Running a very close second for

concealed screens is the pop-up cabinet.

Designers tend to love this option, as it

preserves the mantle for more creative

display ideas and allows you to choose a

piece of furniture that complements the

styles and tones you’re working with—

ensuring the TV adds to the design of the

space rather than detracts from it. You can

purchase whole pop-up cabinets, work with

your contractor to build a custom piece, or

design a built-in wall unit that matches the

rest of your built-ins. These work by using a

small lift kit built into the cabinet—which is

constructed with custom drawer, door, and

shelf configurations—allowing the TV to

rise from the unit at the touch of a button.

ARTFUL TECHNOLOGY

3

The lines between technology

and furniture are slowly starting to blur.

Our homes have begun to support and

integrate into our daily needs and evolving

lifestyles. Today’s residential spaces are

technologically driven and “smart” with tech

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playing a supporting, background role. High

customization and invisible technology

that "lives" with us instead of distracts from

us and our human interactions are becoming

more and more popular. One of my favorite

examples of this is Samsung’s The Frame—a

television that blends seamlessly into the home

and looks like a piece of framed art when

turned off, having sensors that switch off the

display when you leave the room.

HIDDEN CORDS

4

No matter how far technology has

come—it still comes with too many cords. If

you have the advantage of addressing cable

management during construction, run the

cords behind the walls whenever possible. But

This mirrored media cabinet is the perfect way to

hide the television and cords, too.

because we all add components as technology

advances, we find the baseboard system is a

great solution, as it allows you to run cable

in the wall where you can and bring it out of

anyone’s eyeline near the floor, since it runs to

outlets or to your A/V closet.

BUILT-IN A/V CLOSET

5

To keep the sleek, seamless look

you’ve worked so hard to achieve, we really

recommend a built-in media closet to store all

those black boxes that used to clutter up the

room. This is where you’ll store home theater

processors, amplifiers, and source equipment

like DVD players, Internet devices, and audio

and video distribution equipment. These can

be built into the wall in the location most

convenient to the equipment—and the reach

of your remotes. A flush, cabinet-style door

for easy access with sufficient ventilation will

address both your inner A/V and design geeks.

Built-in A/V closet photo courtesy Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.

Note: If at all possible, bring your contractor and a

media installation specialist together as early in the

process as possible. If you’re considering these options

during initial construction or a major remodel, even

better, as it’ll ensure access to the spaces and places

you’ll need to maximize your options.

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interior designer, author,

product developer, and multimedia

consultant helping brands reach

the interior design community. To

contact her, visit kerriekelly.com or

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5 Cool Hot

Springs

BY SUZIE DUNDAS

Whether you prefer communing with

nature in your birthday suit or escaping

on weekend retreats, hot springs

aficionados are in luck: Northern

California is covered in them. While

some have luxury resorts surrounding

their waters, others are deeper into

forests without any amenities (or even

signage, for that matter). Here’s a

roundup of our favorites within three

hours of Sacramento

Wilbur Hot Springs

Wilbur Hot Springs falls somewhere

between “hidden in the woods”

and “lux resort.” The self-described

sanctuary in Williams often hosts

yoga retreats and wellness workshops

around the mineral-rich springs,

which range from 98 degrees up to

109. There are covered and exposed

springs, and guests can come for the

day or book an on-site campground

or cabin.

• Room rate: Camping starts at $75;

rooms start at $100

• Hot springs day rate: $59

• Distance from Sac: 1.5 hours

3375 WILBUR SPRINGS ROAD, WILLIAMS

530-473-2306

WILBURHOTSPRINGS.COM

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Springs photo by Rainy Groberg. Far right Hunt Hot Springs photo by Jenny

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

Hunt Hot Springs

Hunt is the furthest away hot springs on this

list, but its location makes it an excellent

add-on to a Mount Shasta or Lassen National

Park trip. It’s also the most natural spring,

with no amenities and very little human

interference. After about a 10-minute hike,

you’ll reach the small pools, a few of which

have been built up with rocks. You’ll need to

pack in and pack out everything you need

for your visit, and be sure to download

driving directions, as the dirt roads to the

springs can be hard to find.

• Room rate: N/A

• Hot springs day rate: Free

• Distance from Sac: 3.5 hours

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707-462-9515, VICHYSPRINGS.COM

Vichy Springs Resort

Sure, hot springs are great, but have you

ever sat in a carbonated hot spring?

Probably not, unless you’ve been to Vichy

Springs Resort in Ukiah. The resort’s been

around the springs for more than 165

years and more than a dozen pools are

available for your soaking pleasure. In

the summer, it’s worth taking a short hike

across the compound’s 700 acres to the

natural swimming hole at Chemisal Falls.

• Room rate: Starts at $195

• Hot springs day rate: Starts at $35

• Distance from Sac: 2.5 hours

Sierra Hot Springs

Located just north of Lake Tahoe in

Sierraville, Sierra Hot Springs has the vibe of

a commune turned into a resort. Camping

and a few B&B-style rooms are available

on-site and guests can choose to soak in a

covered indoor pool, an outdoor swimming

pool, an outdoor meditation pool, or one of

a few private covered pools hidden in the

woods. Many bathers here go au naturale.

• Room rate: Camping starts at $35; rooms

start at $77

• Hot springs day rate: Starts at $20

• Distance from Sac: 2 hours

521 CAMPBELL HOT SPRINGS ROAD, SIERRAVILLE

530-994-3773, SIERRAHOTSPRINGS.ORG

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707-938-9000,

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Boyes Hot Springs

at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission

Inn & Spa

Boyes Hot Springs have been drawing

visitors to Sonoma for well over 100 years,

but the modern facilities inside the Willow

Stream Spa at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission

Inn & Spa elevate the soaking experience

to a whole new level of luxury. A day pass

includes access to the posh facilities around

the mineral-rich pools, including saunas

and steam rooms. It’s recommended that

you relax in the coldest pools first to receive

the full benefits of soaking.

• Room rate: Starts at $199

• Hot springs day rate: $89

• Distance from Sac: 1.5 hours

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Dining Out

Florentine

Trattoria

BY LORN RANDALL

PHOTOS BY MENKA BELGAL

There’s one fact you can count on in

this current environment of over-thetop,

gastro-fad dining: We love Italian

food. In spite of the low-carb/keto diet

phenomenon, Americans still eat Italian cuisine as

often as once a week—likely more if you include

pizza. Even with competition from large-chain

establishments, family-owned trattorias have

enjoyed long-term success in our area. With that in

mind, I welcome—with fork in hand—the arrival of

Florentine Trattoria in Roseville.

Having dined here on a previous occasion, I was

anxious to have their foccacia bread and cheese

butter (the recipe is a wellguarded

secret). The soft,

warm, aromatic bread and

secret cheese butter, with

a glass of chianti, might be

enough on most nights—

but not this one. I followed

with the prawns sorrento

appetizer: six jumbo shrimp

served in a light cream sauce

composed of lemon, butter,

and wine. “The sauce makes

an excellent bread dip,” the

menu states. Yes, it does,

but don’t forget about those

beautiful shrimp.

For entrées, I sampled

the gnocchi alla genovese

and veal saltimbocca.

“Everything is made inhouse,”

said my server,

and after my first forkful

that became apparent. The

gnocchi had the texture and

flavor of an Italian nonna’s

family recipe and was

nestled in a fragrant, flavorpacked

basil pesto sauce.

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flat—with prosciutto and provolone in a marsala sauce. The “bundle”

is then coated with flour and lightly fried in olive oil. It’s my go-to

Italian comfort food and Floretine Trattoria’s version was one of the

best I’ve had. As the namesake alludes to, the tender slices of veal and

provolone coated in the silky marsala sauce absolutely jumped into

my mouth…repeatedly.

Hazelnut Tartufo

I looked over the dessert menu

and decided on the hazelnut

tartufo: a perfect pick for a single

serving. The sphere of hazelnut

gelato with an espresso gelato

center was coated in hazelnuts, not

overly sweet, and the ideal ending

to my mouthwatering meal.

Bring your family and tell

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530-885-2001

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916-786-4721

Brissa & Co. // I don’t even know where to begin. The décor? The

authentic food? The friendly employees? When you walk into Brissa & Co. you

immediately feel happy. The bright colors envelop the air and warm your heart.

The menu makes you wish you could stay all day and eat…or drink. Maybe start

with a breakfast burrito, machaca con huevo (shredded beef grilled with two

eggs, pico, and your choice of fresh-made tortillas), or a horchata frappe (they

have a full coffee bar brimming with Mexican-inspired beverages). The decision

will be even tougher come lunch or dinnertime! From pozole, taco salads, and

quesadillas, to street tacos, burritos, bowls, tamales, and margaritas, the options

are endless. After much deliberation (and holding up the line), I went with the

steak fajita bowl—filled with flavorful carne asada, red rice, pinto beans,

veggies, sour cream, guacamole, and queso fresco. Talk about muy bueno. My husband loved his pollo asado burrito

that was chock-full of grilled chicken, cheese, red rice, and pinto beans. Now let’s talk bakery! The conchas—cooked inside

a pink, concha-shaped oven that you have to see to believe—are as colorful as the restaurant. A streusel-like shell gives way

to a sweet, doughy roll that’s seriously scrumptious. The extensive selection of sweets also includes flan, cookies, cocadas,

cakes, and more. I have a new goal in life, and it’s to try everything on Brissa’s mouthwatering menu. 409 Natoma Street, Folsom,

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Ticket Chocolate

Cru Chocolate

The Chocolate Architect

Puur Chocolat

Snooks Chcolate Factory

THE

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Indulging in a piece of handcrafted chocolate isn’t only tasty—it’s also good

for your health (in moderation, of course!) . This month, we invite you to

curb those confectionery cravings, help your health, and show some love to

these local chocolatiers.

For the Love of

Chocolate

By Tara Harbert

Annabelle's, Chocolate Architect and Snooks photos by Dante Fontana. Other photos

courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Karla McNeil-Rueda,

who’s originally from

Honduras and studied

cacao technology

and fine chocolate

confectionery in Cuba,

owns Roseville-based Cru

Chocolate. The awardwinning,

bean-to-bar

company sources fine

cacao from Mesoamerica

and the Caribbean to

make all of their smallbatch,

pretty-packaged

creations, including a

Nicaragua bar (made with

tones of spiced herbs

and caramel) and a milky

coconut cacao drink

that’s seriously sweet.

cruchocolate.com

Puur Chocolat offers

selections that look like

stunning (and delicious)

works of art, presenting

a more luxurious take

on sweet treats. With

offerings that run the gamut

from toasted Fiddyment

Farms pistachios covered

in layers of pistachio

praline, white chocolate,

and crunchy feuilletine;

to a honeycomb fennel

chocolate bar; and hazelnut

praline candy finished with

cocoa nibs and layered

with chewy caramel, these

creative confections utilize

the area’s agriculture and

never fail to wow a crowd.

puurchocolat.com

The hills have spoken!

Annabelle’s Chocolate

Lounge in El Dorado

is consistently voted

the community’s

favorite candy store.

Known locally for

their vast selection of

chocolates, they’re

also beloved for

their friendly and

warm hospitality.

Crowd favorites of

these daily-made

chocolates include

sea salt caramels,

peanut butter cups,

and my personal

favorite: carmallows!

annabelleschocolate.

com

The Chocolate Architect

specializes in a traditional

European style of chocolate

making that boasts a

luxurious texture and a

smooth, creamy flavor.

Similar to a truffle, but with

no added preservatives, no

trans-fats, and no edible

wax, favorite flavors at this

Folsom-based shop include

limoncello, nutty dark, and

cookies & cream. They also

offer gluten-free, sugarfree,

and vegan selections;

and did we mention that

you can pair your chocolate

with wine or beer, too?

Sounds like a sweet

Valentine’s Day idea to us!

chocsilk.com

When you click on the “shop”

section of the Ticket Chocolate

website, you might notice one

of the greatest inventions of all

time: hot chocolate on a stick!

Using fine Belgian couverture

(high-quality chocolate made

with extra cocoa butter), in

a variety of flavors, they’ve

created a mess-free and travelcompatible

block of chocolate.

Any kid (or kid at heart) will be

amazed as they watch their

warm milk become a cup of

instant happiness. Need some

s’mores to go? They also

make the cutest kits that come

complete with fine chocolate,

gourmet marshmallows, and

handcrafted graham crackers.

ticketchocolate.com

If you know Historic

Folsom, you know Snooks

Chocolate Factory. This

family-owned business

has been a staple in the

city since 1963, thanks

to their superior sweets

with an old-fashioned

flair. Think truffles filled

with lemon zest and

Irish cream, butter brittle

hand-stirred in copper

kettles, and handcracked

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3 Game Day Dips

COMPILED BY MEGAN WISKUS

Chips and dip are

one of the most

mouthwatering,

comforting combos.

And while we love

a good salsa, a

Super Bowl spread

calls for something

more. Score with

all your guests at

this year’s gameday

gathering by

making one of these

delicious dips.

Queso Fundido

Recipe by Tortilla Flats Cantina, 564 Main Street,

Placerville, 530-295-9408, tortillaflatscantina.com

• 3 poblano peppers, roasted

• 1 white onion, finely diced

• *½ lb. ground chorizo

• 1 lb. Oaxaca cheese, shredded

Buffalo Dip

Bennett’s

Parmigiano Dip

Recipe by Bennett's Kitchen Bar Market,

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

bennettskitchen.com

• 1/2 lb. high-quality

Parmesan,

shredded by

hand

• 1/2 lb. Asiago,

shredded by

hand

• 2-3 cloves garlic,

finely minced

• 2 tbsp. scallions,

chopped

• 2 tsp. dried

oregano

• 1 tsp. red pepper

flakes (more if

you like the heat)

• 1-1 ½ cups extravirgin

olive oil

• 1 tsp. freshly

ground black

pepper

In a large mixing bowl, combine the

Parmesan and Asiago cheeses with

the garlic. Stir in the scallions. Add the

oregano (rubbing it between your fingers

over the bowl to release the flavor), red

pepper flakes, 1 cup of the olive oil, and

black pepper. Stir. If mixture seems dry,

add more olive oil by the 1/4 cup. Cover and

let stand at room temperature for at least

5 hours before serving. Enjoy with crusty

bread and crackers or spoon over pasta

the next day. Note: Will keep refrigerated

for 2 weeks.

Recipe by Bricks Eats & Drinks, 482 Main Street, Placerville, 530-

303-3480, bricksonmainstreet.com

• 8 oz. cream cheese

• 1 cup cooked chicken breast,

shredded or cubed

• 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce

• 1/2 cup ranch dressing

• 2 cups Monterey Jack,

shredded

Preheat oven to 250. Spread cream cheese in shallow baking

dish. Layer with chicken, wing sauce, and ranch dressing.

Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until

cheese is melted. Serve with chips.

Preheat oven to low-medium broiler setting.

Roast chiles (on a grill, over a gas burner, or in an oven

on broil) until the skin is blackened and blistered on all

sides. Place in a heatproof bowl and cover tightly with

plastic wrap for at least 10 minutes (to allow the steam

from the still-hot chiles to loosen their skin). Slide the

skins off with a dishtowel, remove the stem and seeds,

and cut into ¼” wide strips.

Cook onions in a sauté pan with a dash of oil over high

heat until slightly softened but still somewhat crisp,

about 2 minutes.

Cook chorizo in a pan over medium heat, stirring

frequently, until cooked through. Strain off and discard fat.

Layer chiles, onions, and chorizo in a 12”-wide, shallow

earthenware pot or cast-iron skillet, forming a thin

base. Cover with shredded cheese and place in the

broiler for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese

is hot, bubbly, and golden brown on top. Serve with

warm tortillas, tortilla chips, or crudités.

*Can be made vegetarian with the exclusion of chorizo

or by using soyrizo.

Bennett's dip photo courtesy of Bennett's. Other photos by Dante Fontana.

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4 Brews We Love

Whatever your relationship status, it’ll be love at first sip with these locally

made, V-Day-inspired beers from local craft breweries. In no particular order...

—Compiled by Megan Wiskus

Smoochberry

TASTING NOTES: This sour

blonde—treated with raspberries and

dragon fruit—pours a vibrant red and

features a juicy flavor profile. It’s a

perfect four-pack to crack open and

share with a loved one.

ABV: 5.5%

TRY IT HERE: Moksa Brewing

Company, 5860 Pacific Street, Rocklin,

916-824-1366, moksabrewing.com

PAIR WITH: White chocolatecovered

strawberries, aged comté

cheese, baked brie with balsamic, or

créme brûlée

Truffle Society

Dripping Moon

TASTING NOTES: This decadent

pastry stout uses an exclusive coffee

blend from Valiant Coffee Roasters

in Loomis, hazelnut, and vanilla.

Not overly sweet, like many pastryinspired

stouts, Dripping Moon will

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Mraz Framboise

TASTING NOTES: Fruited with

crushed raspberries, this barrel-aged,

effervescent sour immediately grabs

the senses and is akin to sipping on

champagne. With a small production

of only 36 bottles, it’s a special beer

meant to be enjoyed with a special

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ABV: 7%

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Company, 2222 Francisco Drive, Suite

510, El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0744,

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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 $$

Corner Tavern & Grill

700 Glenn Dr., Ste. 170, Folsom, 916-467-7800.

American. Pizza. Sports Bar. Everyone knows your

name at this gastro tavern that serves elegant,

East Coast-inspired comfort food, including

burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, pastas,

pizza, and more. Vegan options. Daily specials.

Weekend brunch. 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. L/D $$

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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 $

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

mouthwatering 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 $$$

Julian's Pâtisserie and Café

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 $$

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 $$

Hog Wild Bar-B-Que

38 Main St, Placerville, 530-622-3883. BBQ.

For high-quality, smoked meats that are cooked

low and slow; scratch-made sides like coleslaw,

sweet cornbread with honey butter, and mac &

cheese; satisfying salads, decadent desserts, and

other finger-lickin'-good fare, look no further

than Hog Wild. This hometown favorite also

boasts a cozy atmosphere and pup-friendly

patio. Catering available. Closed Mondays and

Tuesdays. 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 $$

Visconti's Ristorante

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 $$

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 $$

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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

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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H BEST FOOD AND DRINK H

ITALIAN

AMERICAN

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

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

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

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

AMERICAN

ITALIAN

italian cuisine

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

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

PIZZA

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

Voted best pizza and sports bar,

Wally’s Pizza Bar is a full service

restaurant featuring gourmet pizza,

pasta, and salads. With our amazing

recipes combined with our sports

bar concept we’ve brought new life

to Cameron Park. We look forward to

seeing you soon at Wally’s Pizza Bar!

Wally's Pizza Bar

4079 Cameron Park Ln.

Cameron Park

530-677-5205

wallyspizzabar.com

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MEXICAN

CAFÉ

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

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

JAPANESE / SUSHI

CANDY STORE/CONFECTIONER

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

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

AMERICAN SPORTS BAR & GRILL

FRENCH

your neighborhood bar & grill

grill

Casual neighborhood bar and grill

specializing in craft beers. Featuring

over 20 beers on tap, great wine list

& a full bar. 12 big screen TV’s for all

your sports. MLB, NFL, NBA packages

so you can watch all of the games.

Happy hour–3-6pm M-F.

Folsom Tap House

25005 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. #140

Folsom

916-292-5711

folsomtaphouse.com

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

laprovenceroseville.com

ITALIAN

WINERY/BISTRO

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

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

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Lost&Found

An Adventure in Ancestry

by Terry Carroll

Ashort while ago I received

some information

connected to having

tested my DNA in 2016

with ancestry.com. Firstly,

it confirmed much of where I suspected

my family is from—Ireland, England,

Scotland, Italy, and Germany—and

showed other connections of people I

know or remember as being “family.”

Most interesting, though, was my

cousin alerting me to a high-level hit in

the system that read: “close relative, first

cousin.” Intriguing, to say the least. My

parents had a total of four siblings, and I

know all of my family, including cousins.

Well, at least I thought I did.

Fortunately, this person left me a

message. She told me she was adopted

shortly after birth and didn’t know her

biological father but knew his name,

address, and workplace at the time she

was born. The names were “redacted”;

however, there are ways to see the

redacted information if you really try.

So, here I

was reading this

information on a

Tuesday afternoon

in my office. Her

father’s address

at the time of her

birth was 411 Adams

Street, Linden, New

Jersey. It stated

that he worked

at The American

Insurance Company

in Newark. Now, this

information was

close to being 60

years old and the

truth is, it’s difficult

to find someone

without a date of

birth or death.

Enter DNA. When

your DNA matches others

on the site it places them

into your family tree. I have

scores of people in mine

now, most of whom I do not

know. However, this particular

connection was at the highest

hierarchical level. I then

looked at the DNA match

analysis. Our shared DNA was

1916cm across 47 segments

versus a first cousin, whose

shared DNA with me was

910cm across 38 segments.

(In genetic genealogy, a

centimorgan or map uni is a unit of

recombinant frequency, which is used

to measure genetic distance.) This,

combined with her birth father’s

information—which was a house I grew

up in—could only mean one thing.

This was my sister.

Needless to say, the following week was

filled with emotion and wonder. Growing

up an “only child,” I always wished I had a

sibling and six decades later I found out I

did. I have a sister named Melissa.

My wife and I decided to take a trip to

meet Melissa and her wife. I was excited

and nervous. We met at a small Italian

restaurant for lunch and when Melissa

first stepped out of the car, I welled up

from the emotion of it all.

While I didn’t see a resemblance

between us, I wondered as did my wife:

is it nature or nurture? The four of us sat

down to have lunch and talked about our

families, what we do for a living, where

we grew up—to which I was a little taken

aback. Turns out we both grew up in

central New Jersey, a mere 10 miles from

one another.

The most interesting moment of

the day, however, came in the middle

of lunch. I’m looking at my sister when

an overwhelming sense of emotion hit

me and brought tears to my eyes. Why?

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Because as clear as day, I saw my father’s

face in Melissa’s, and it’s almost surreal.

It’s a moment I’ll never forget. While all

the DNA proof was there in black and

white, at that moment I truly realized this

woman really was my sister.

After meeting Melissa and her lovely

wife, Karen (who, thankfully, pushed

Melissa to search for her birth parent and

test her DNA), and thereafter having them

over to our home in California, the nature

or nurture question was answered. My

wife, Melissa’s wife, and our children will

tell you, it’s definitely nature. We’re alike in

many ways and that’s the true wonder of it

all. Most noticeable is our sense of humor.

We began needling each other almost

from the start.

I feel blessed to have found Melissa

after all this time. A year later, and I still sit

here in awe. When I was a child, I dreamed

of having a brother or sister. Dreams can

and do come true.

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