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I’ll forever be a café connoisseur. From the coffee (of course!) to the décor, and the people to the pastries, I have incredibly specific standards. Walking in, I want the ambiance to be lively but not too loud; music is a must, as are ample outlets and infinite nooks and crannies to cozy up at. Bonus points if they make their own baked goods, have strong Wi-Fi (and even stronger coffee), and stay open late. I won’t disclose my favorites, but I will say they’re all mentioned in this month’s feature, “Cool Beans,” where contributor Sharon Penny writes about our region’s robust coffee culture. Read her roundup of the top spots and what makes each one buzzworthy—be it a primo patio, house-made syrups, or sustainably sourced beans— starting on page 62. In true new year’s fashion, we also have plenty of healthy living content—both physical and mental—this month. Turn to “Get Fit” on page 20 to learn about three elite athletes who live locally, including a skilled cyclist, an Ironman (who was told he’d never run again after a debilitating auto accident), and a young soccer star. Their words of well-being wisdom and stories of stamina are sure to inspire. Finally, in “Clear the Cutter” on page 56, area experts tell us their top tips for “living a life you love to come home to, knowing where all your stuff is, and lessening the load of what’s no longer serving you.” As someone who lives in a small space with small kiddos (who make big, BIG messes), I can honestly say that having an organized home does indeed create a calming, less chaotic environment; and, like coffee, makes everything better. Cheers! —Megan megan@stylemg.com

I’ll forever be a café connoisseur. From the coffee (of course!) to the décor, and the people to the pastries, I have incredibly specific standards. Walking in, I want the ambiance to be lively but not too loud; music is a must, as are ample outlets and infinite nooks and crannies to cozy up at. Bonus points if they make their own baked goods, have strong Wi-Fi (and even stronger coffee), and stay open late. I won’t disclose my favorites, but I will say they’re all mentioned in this month’s feature, “Cool Beans,” where contributor Sharon Penny writes about our region’s robust coffee culture. Read her roundup of the top spots and what makes each one buzzworthy—be it a primo patio, house-made syrups, or sustainably sourced beans— starting on page 62.

In true new year’s fashion, we also have plenty of healthy living content—both physical and mental—this month. Turn to “Get Fit” on page 20 to learn about three elite athletes who live locally, including a skilled cyclist, an Ironman (who was told he’d never run again after a debilitating auto accident), and a young soccer star. Their words of well-being wisdom and stories of stamina are sure to inspire.

Finally, in “Clear the Cutter” on page 56, area experts tell us their top tips for “living a life you love to come home to, knowing where all your stuff is, and lessening the load of what’s no longer serving you.” As someone who lives in a small space with small kiddos (who make big, BIG messes), I can honestly say that having an organized home does indeed create a calming, less chaotic environment; and, like coffee, makes everything better. Cheers!
—Megan
megan@stylemg.com

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JANUARY<strong>2023</strong><br />

62<br />

74<br />

16<br />

IN THIS ISSUE<br />

20<br />

6 EDITOR'S LETTER<br />

10 ONLINE<br />

12 COMMUNITY<br />

MATTERS<br />

WHAT'S UP<br />

News Around Town<br />

16 THE 10 SPOT<br />

New Year, New You Checklist<br />

20 GET TO KNOW<br />

Spotlight on Athletes<br />

24 ARTS & CULTURE<br />

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT<br />

Masterful Musicians<br />

28 CALENDAR<br />

32 OUTTAKES<br />

Event Pics<br />

38 HEALTH & WELLNESS<br />

In the Mood for Superfoods<br />

42 TAKE A HIKE<br />

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48 KEEP IT LOCAL<br />

EDITOR'S PICKS<br />

Winter Blues<br />

50 COOL STUFF<br />

Travel Gear<br />

51 ASK THE EXPERT<br />

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS<br />

43 68<br />

TOP AREA<br />

DOCTORS<br />

HEALTH,<br />

WELLNESS,<br />

&FITNESS<br />

P R O F E S S I O N A L S<br />

52 INTRODUCING<br />

Q&A with Local Companies<br />

56 HOME & GARDEN<br />

Home Organization Hacks<br />

IN EVERY ISSUE:<br />

58 STYLE HOME DESIGN<br />

77 BEST FOOD + DRINK<br />

85 SHOP LOCAL<br />

86 STYLE SAVINGS GUIDE<br />

62 FEATURE<br />

25 Top Coffee Shops<br />

74 EAT & DRINK<br />

DINING OUT<br />

Umami Ramen<br />

76 FOODIE FIND<br />

Pasty Pies of the World<br />

78 SIP ON THIS<br />

Booze Bucket List<br />

80 THE HOT LIST<br />

Top-Notch Nachos<br />

82 RESTAURANT GUIDE<br />

90 LAST LOOK<br />

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One of my first (and favorite!) jobs<br />

was at a coffee shop. Sure, the 5<br />

a.m. shifts were grueling, but I<br />

quickly adapted and even started<br />

to enjoy rising with the sun—<br />

something I still savor today. The<br />

smells (scones baking, coffee brewing) and<br />

sounds (milk frothing, customers conversing),<br />

mixed with all the regulars and their adjectivefilled<br />

orders (medium, iced, sugar-free caramel,<br />

oat milk, half-caf latte), made for mornings that<br />

were full of both familiarity and fun.<br />

Though my coffee shop career is over, I’ll<br />

forever be a café connoisseur. From the coffee<br />

(of course!) to the décor, and the people to the<br />

pastries, I have incredibly specific standards.<br />

Walking in, I want the ambiance to be lively but not too loud; music is a must, as are<br />

ample outlets and infinite nooks and crannies to cozy up at. Bonus points if they make<br />

their own baked goods, have strong Wi-Fi (and even stronger coffee), and stay open<br />

late. I won’t disclose my favorites, but I will say they’re all mentioned in this month’s<br />

feature, “Cool Beans,” where contributor Sharon Penny<br />

writes about our region’s robust coffee culture. Read<br />

“Live life her roundup of the top spots and what makes each one<br />

today like buzzworthy—be it a primo patio, house-made syrups,<br />

or sustainably sourced beans— starting on page 62.<br />

there is<br />

In true new year’s fashion, we also have plenty of<br />

no coffee healthy living content—both physical and mental—this<br />

tomorrow.” month. Turn to “Get Fit” on page 20 to learn about<br />

three elite athletes who live locally, including a skilled<br />

—Meik Wiking, cyclist, an Ironman (who was told he’d never run again<br />

The Little Book after a debilitating auto accident), and a young soccer<br />

of Hygge<br />

star. Their words of well-being wisdom and stories of<br />

stamina are sure to inspire.<br />

Check out “In the Mood for Superfoods” on page 38 for 13 staples to keep stocked,<br />

along with some palatable preparation ideas. One of the suggestions, lentil soup, is<br />

one of my family’s current favorites.<br />

Finally, in “Clear the Cutter” on page 56, area experts tell us their top tips for “living<br />

a life you love to come home to, knowing where all your stuff is, and lessening the<br />

load of what’s no longer serving you.” As someone who lives in a small space with<br />

small kiddos (who make big, BIG messes), I can honestly say that having an organized<br />

home does indeed create a calming, less chaotic environment; and, like coffee, makes<br />

everything better. Cheers!<br />

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addition to customized nutrition programs<br />

and an app that allows members to<br />

take their trainer anywhere—opened<br />

at 501 Vernon Street in Roseville.<br />

A made-to-order, all-you-can-eat sushi<br />

restaurant with over 200 choices, It’s<br />

Sushi, is slated to open soon at 5030<br />

Foothills Boulevard in Roseville. The<br />

eatery is owned by Fukumi Restaurant<br />

Group (fukumirestaurantgroup.<br />

com)—a locally based business<br />

that also operates Fukumi Ramen<br />

(locations in Roseville and Citrus<br />

Heights) and Fukumi Chaya in Folsom.<br />

Downtown Roseville is welcoming a<br />

new speakeasy and steakhouse to 229<br />

Vernon Street. Daniellos—owned by<br />

Michael McDermott of The Place—<br />

will operate as a penny candy store<br />

from its façade, but behind a large<br />

refrigerator door feature a speakeasystyle<br />

bar serving unique cocktails and<br />

tapas. Upstairs, a tasting-menu-style<br />

steakhouse with one seating per night<br />

(by reservation only) is planned.<br />

Mode Brewing (modebrewing.com)—a<br />

kid- and dog-friendly neighborhood<br />

brewery with a 2,000-square-foot patio,<br />

“the getaway,” that’s shaded by oak trees<br />

and features picnic tables, a game area,<br />

and koi pond—opened at 9110 Greenback<br />

Lane in Orangevale. What's more, their<br />

in-house food truck, Pasta a la Mode,<br />

makes handmade pasta, paninis, and<br />

pizza with a globally inspired twist.<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Locally owned Palette Cakes (palettecakes.<br />

com) is opening a retail bakery this spring<br />

at 7901 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite C,<br />

in Carmichael. Owner Kellie Velasquez<br />

plans to serve treats like individual tarts,<br />

cream puffs, cookies, cakes, and more, in<br />

addition to expanding her pre-ordering<br />

department to offer more custom cakes<br />

and desserts for holidays, birthdays,<br />

weddings, and other special occasions.<br />

Red Hot Chilli Pepper (rhcpfolsom.com), a multicultural fusion restaurant founded<br />

by chefs from India’s renowned Taj Hotels, opened at 2791 East Bidwell Street, Suite<br />

100, in Folsom. Their eclectic menu reflects the finest in Indo-Chinese cuisine<br />

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Placer County-based coffee-shop-onwheels,<br />

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community fresh-brewed java and specialty<br />

espresso drinks at various events. The<br />

recently refurbished 6’x10’ cargo trailer is<br />

a unique place for community, creativity,<br />

and—of course—coffee! For more info,<br />

follow them on Instagram @dinocoffeebar.<br />

Rocklin has a new nail spa at 5424 Crossings<br />

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| community matters |<br />

People & Places in the News<br />

Folsom Lake College (flc.losrios.edu) broke ground on a nearly $65 million,<br />

75,000-square-foot building that will house the community college's science<br />

programs and include a 4,000-square-foot science center, six chemistry labs, and<br />

six biology labs. Construction is expected to be complete in November 2024.<br />

Join American River Conservancy<br />

and welcome positive energy into<br />

<strong>2023</strong> on a New Year Cleanse Hike to<br />

the South Fork of the American River<br />

on <strong>January</strong> 14 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.<br />

Well-behaved children of all ages and<br />

leashed dogs are welcome on the 2.5-<br />

mile journey. Meeting location is in<br />

the Pilot Hill area, and pre-registration<br />

is required; visit arconservancy.<br />

org/event/new-year-cleanse-hike.<br />

Charm Photography (edhportraits.com),<br />

owned by Charlene Lane—who has<br />

been capturing professional images of<br />

families, children, and weddings, along<br />

with taking business portraits since<br />

1988—relocated her brick-and-mortar,<br />

Charm Studio Loft, to 4364 Town<br />

Center Boulevard, Suite 215, in the El<br />

Dorado Hills Town Center. Along with<br />

her new location, which has triple the<br />

space as the existing locale, comes new<br />

offerings and video production services.<br />

Congrats to Placerville and Folsom<br />

for making MSN’s list of the “Best,<br />

Most Lively Northern California<br />

Main Streets.” Winners were chosen<br />

based on walkability, access to<br />

restaurants, cafés, shopping, and<br />

historic buildings. Placerville took the<br />

top spot, and Folsom came in seventh.<br />

Folsom residents and business owners<br />

whose properties have a history of<br />

flooding are encouraged to avail of<br />

complimentary sandbags and materials<br />

at the city's two self-serve stations: next<br />

to Fire Station 36 (9700 Oak Avenue<br />

Parkway) and behind the Folsom City<br />

Hall (50 Natoma Street). For more<br />

info, visit folsom.ca.us/sandbags.<br />

Congrats to this year’s Folsom<br />

Focus Photography Contest<br />

first-place winners—Donna Ruiz,<br />

Dayla Esrock, David Telfer, and<br />

Lynn Meyer-Mountjoy—and “Best<br />

of Show” winner, Lynn Sakai.<br />

Selections were judged based on<br />

visual appeal, pictorial composition,<br />

originality, and consistency with<br />

the contest category theme. Peruse<br />

the winning pictures and all the<br />

submissions through <strong>January</strong> 10<br />

at the Gallery at 48 Natoma.<br />

Those affected by cancer are invited<br />

to join reiki masters Alison Clement<br />

and Jennifer Fiterre on <strong>January</strong> 6<br />

at Cameron Park’s Marshall Cancer<br />

Resource Center (3581 Palmer Drive,<br />

Suite 400) for Tranquil Journeys—a<br />

complimentary class where attendees<br />

explore self-help stress-reduction<br />

methods, such as acupressure, energy<br />

healing, guided imagery, poetry,<br />

mantras, and Tibetan singing bowls.<br />

To register, call 530-672-7050.<br />

The city of Roseville was named<br />

18th among the “Top Boomtowns<br />

in America” in a recent study by<br />

SmartAsset. The financial technology<br />

company analyzed data for 494<br />

of the largest cities across topics<br />

measuring growth of the population,<br />

income, GDP, businesses, housing,<br />

and changes in unemployment.<br />

Folsom Lake College photo courtesy of Folsom Lake College. Best Most Lively Main Streets photo by Menka Belgal. Folsom Focus Best of Show, Bon Appetit by Lynn Sakai. Charm Photography photo by Charm Photography.<br />

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The<br />

10<br />

Spot<br />

Go for<br />

the Goals<br />

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU CHECKLIST<br />

It’s not too late if<br />

you’ve yet to make your<br />

new year’s resolutions.<br />

Here are 10 goals to set<br />

your sights on—all with<br />

a local recommendation<br />

to help jump-start your<br />

journey.<br />

1<br />

MAKE MUSIC<br />

No matter your age,<br />

picking up and learning how<br />

to play an instrument is a<br />

great way to challenge your<br />

brain, be creative, and<br />

boost your sense of self<br />

and overall well-being.<br />

Learn Here<br />

Bach to Rock, 82<br />

Clarksville Road, Suite 100,<br />

Folsom, 916-265-2600,<br />

bachtorock.com/folsom<br />

2 EARN<br />

YOUR<br />

GREEN THUMB<br />

Plants and flowers bring<br />

peace and calm into your<br />

by EMILY PETER-COREY<br />

yard (or home), so invite that<br />

same peace and calm into<br />

your life by taking a<br />

workshop in things like<br />

“Floral 101” or “Kokedama<br />

Design.”<br />

Learn Here<br />

The Artisan Greenhouse,<br />

702 Sutter Street, Suite<br />

D, Folsom, 916-790-8696,<br />

theartisangreenhouse.com<br />

3 BECOME A<br />

WINEMAKER<br />

We live in an area ripe with<br />

wineries, but you don’t have<br />

to own a vineyard to make<br />

your own. Consult with<br />

experts on how to blend the<br />

perfect bottle for your<br />

precise palate.<br />

Learn Here<br />

Willamette Wineworks,<br />

824 Sutter Street, Suite<br />

200, Folsom, 916-542-7417,<br />

willamettewineworks.com<br />

4 MAKE A<br />

SPLASH<br />

It’s never too late to learn<br />

how to swim or better your<br />

backstroke and butterfly—<br />

not to mention how<br />

important water safety is.<br />

Get a few lessons under<br />

your belt before summer<br />

comes and you start hitting<br />

the water.<br />

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When an accident left Evan with a<br />

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he may never walk again, his UC Davis<br />

Health orthopedic surgeon and physical<br />

therapists refused to give up on him.<br />

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU CHECKLIST<br />

Learn Here<br />

Steve Wallen Swim<br />

School, 1230 Glenhaven<br />

Court, Suite 100, El Dorado<br />

Hills, 916-939-7075; 10608<br />

Industrial Avenue, Suite 150,<br />

Roseville, 916-794-7977,<br />

wallenswim.com<br />

5<br />

GET YOUR<br />

GUARD UP<br />

No matter your strength,<br />

learning self-defense provides<br />

you with the necessary skills<br />

and knowledge to fight off<br />

unwanted attacks. Plus it<br />

imparts important values and<br />

principles, such as hard work,<br />

dedication, and perseverance.<br />

Learn Here<br />

THE STUDIO Martial Arts<br />

& Fitness, 8200 Sierra<br />

College Boulevard, Suite D,<br />

Roseville, 916-258-5425,<br />

trainatthestudio.com<br />

6<br />

TAKE FLIGHT<br />

A goal not for the faint<br />

of heart but for those looking<br />

for a bit of a thrill, flying<br />

teaches attention to detail<br />

and critical thinking and is<br />

available to all skill levels.<br />

Learn Here<br />

Adventure Flight,<br />

1878 Flightline Drive,<br />

Lincoln, 866-644-4072,<br />

adventureflight.net<br />

7<br />

SAY YES TO<br />

YOGA<br />

If your life is constantly on<br />

speed dial, it may be the<br />

prime time to press pause and<br />

pull out your mat. Yoga is<br />

an excellent exercise for<br />

calming your mind,<br />

building strength, and<br />

literally learning how to “go<br />

with the flow.”<br />

Learn Here<br />

Serenity Spa | Soul<br />

Yoga, 350 Palladio Parkway,<br />

Suite 1975, Folsom, 916-<br />

542-7363; 3984 Douglas<br />

Boulevard, Suite 150,<br />

Roseville, 916-797-8550,<br />

serenityspaonline.com<br />

8<br />

COOK UP A<br />

STORM<br />

Whether you need to start<br />

from scratch with the<br />

basics or hone your skills,<br />

there's always something to<br />

learn in a cooking class. It<br />

may be a new-to-you<br />

technique or dish, but<br />

either way, your loved ones<br />

will surely thank you.<br />

Learn Here<br />

Murer House & Learning<br />

Center, 1125 Joe Murer<br />

Court, Folsom, 916-413-9231,<br />

murerhouse.org<br />

9<br />

LET’S DANCE<br />

Regardless if you want<br />

to learn for fun or a special<br />

occasion, dancing—whether<br />

solo, with friends, or a<br />

partner—teaches you a<br />

variety of skills and brings<br />

plenty of joy and laughter.<br />

Learn Here<br />

Arthur Murray Dance<br />

Centers, 220 Blue<br />

Ravine Road, Suite 100,<br />

Folsom, 916-895-5600,<br />

arthurmurrayfolsom.<br />

com; 4770 Rocklin Road,<br />

Rocklin, 916-655-7733,<br />

arthurmurrayrocklin.com<br />

10<br />

A HEART FOR<br />

ART<br />

With a variety of mediums,<br />

taking up art offers ample<br />

options for you to explore.<br />

Whichever you choose—<br />

watercolor, photography,<br />

ceramics—make sure to<br />

think outside the box and<br />

put your own stamp on it.<br />

Learn Here<br />

Placerville Arts<br />

Association, locations vary,<br />

placervillearts.com<br />

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get to know<br />

Get Fit<br />

Spotlight on<br />

Athletes<br />

by EMILY PETER-COREY<br />

It’s a new year, and we have a sneaking<br />

suspicion that you may have made a<br />

resolution to get fit. To help you stick<br />

with it, we gathered advice from three<br />

local athletes across myriad activities.<br />

Although they may seem intimidating (in<br />

a good way!), their advice is simple and<br />

straightforward—and their stories inspiring.<br />

Shawn Remy ‣<br />

Shawn Remy, the store manager at Bob’s Cycle<br />

Center in Roseville, has been the “king of stoke” at<br />

Giant Bicycles for the past four years. Cycling has<br />

been his main discipline for the past 17 years; this<br />

year, he’s planning to go cross-country mountain<br />

biking along with road and gravel racing—all while<br />

being supported by his daughters, Torrance and<br />

Tegan, and fiancé, Erin.<br />

When did you first become interested in fitness?<br />

I first showed interest in cycling when I was young<br />

while watching my cousins race mountain bikes.<br />

It looked so awesome! Although I participated in<br />

many sports throughout childhood (roller hockey,<br />

baseball, football, aggressive inline skating, and<br />

skateboarding), it wasn’t until my early 20s when I truly<br />

picked up cycling as a lifestyle, followed by pursuing<br />

mountain biking in 2019.<br />

What aspects of fitness are you most interested in?<br />

I love how fitness has been the truest form of therapy<br />

over the years. Great music, paired with a great<br />

workout, helps me tackle life’s toughest challenges<br />

with the most positive mental attitude possible.<br />

What are your top fitness tips?<br />

Listen to your body, eat healthy, and remember that<br />

recovery is key.<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

What’s the first thing someone can do to begin a<br />

fitness routine?<br />

Start small; building your way up to something big<br />

makes all the difference!<br />

<br />

Photo byKyle Thornhill.<br />

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get to know<br />

<br />

Devyn Chambers <br />

Devyn Chambers may only be a freshman at Oakmont High<br />

School, but she already has a lot of sports experience under her<br />

belt. She started playing soccer when she was just five years old<br />

and has competed competitively for the past seven. In February<br />

of last year, she took up track and field; last summer, after just<br />

mere months of practice, she placed fourth in long jump (in<br />

her age group) at the 2022 National Junior Olympic Track &<br />

Field Championships. When not competing, you can find her<br />

spending time with friends or reading a good book.<br />

When did you first become interested in fitness?<br />

I’ve always been interested in it! My parents have always<br />

encouraged me to try different sports to see which ones I like and<br />

want to [pursue]. Besides track and soccer, I’ve also participated<br />

in gymnastics, martial arts, lacrosse, basketball, golf, and softball.<br />

What aspects of fitness are you most interested in?<br />

The social part of working out and how it makes me feel. Most of<br />

the activities I’ve participated in are team-oriented, and I enjoy<br />

having friends who are interested in the same sport. We all push<br />

each other to be better, and the friendly competition makes it<br />

fun. I also like how working out makes me feel. I find it satisfying<br />

knowing I’ve gone out on the field or the track and really pushed<br />

myself.<br />

What are your top fitness tips?<br />

Just start! And then slowly interval your way up (for example,<br />

slowly increase weights or reps and go for longer periods of<br />

time). Also, find an activity you like so it doesn’t feel monotonous.<br />

What’s the first thing someone can do to begin a fitness<br />

routine?<br />

Create a reasonable plan or objective and find something you<br />

enjoy.<br />

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<br />

<br />

Bob Gitsham <br />

Folsom resident and Ironman Bob Gitsham is a lifelong athlete<br />

and credits it for saving his life. He was gravely injured in a serious<br />

car accident just over three years ago and used his passion for<br />

the sport as motivation to leave the hospital. At home, Gitsham<br />

likes to spend time with his wife, Jennifer, two sons, Owen and<br />

Cheyne, and daughter, Mia.<br />

When did you first become interested in fitness?<br />

I’ve always been active and played sports growing up, including<br />

football in college. About five years ago, I took my fitness to<br />

another level and got in triathlons—followed by Ironmans. After<br />

my accident, I was in the hospital for 40 days, five of which were<br />

in a coma, and I didn’t walk for six months.<br />

What aspects of fitness are you most interested in?<br />

I like to see how far I can push myself, hence doing Ironman<br />

events, which consist of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and<br />

a marathon (26.2 miles). Doing those races not only challenges<br />

me physically but more so mentally.<br />

What are your top fitness tips?<br />

Eat clean, get good sleep, and be disciplined in being consistent<br />

with working out.<br />

What’s the first thing someone can do to begin a fitness<br />

routine?<br />

Put your beer or wine down, get off the couch, and go for a walk<br />

three or four times a week, and then build off that.<br />

<br />

Photos courtesy of each athlete.


| arts & culture |<br />

Pitch Perfect<br />

SPOTLIGHT ON<br />

MUSICIANS<br />

by HEATHER L. NELSON<br />

Our region is blessed with a plethora of<br />

multifaceted musicians who truly delight<br />

in bringing their passion for music to the<br />

community. Here are four noteworthy<br />

performers to watch.<br />

P<br />

icking up the violin for the first time<br />

in middle school, Fara Elizalde’s<br />

talent led her to perform in community<br />

orchestras throughout the Bay Area and<br />

Sacramento; eventually, she became one<br />

of the founding members of the Folsom<br />

Lake Symphony where “the players have<br />

fun and support one another while being<br />

Fara Elizalde<br />

INSTRUMENT: Violin<br />

challenged to rise to higher<br />

levels of musicianship.”<br />

What attracts you to the<br />

violin?<br />

The power that can<br />

emanate from this small<br />

piece of wood never ceases<br />

to amaze me. As they say in<br />

the Harry Potter series, “the<br />

wand chooses the wizard.”<br />

The violin is versatile—it<br />

reaches down to mellow,<br />

warm tones yet can also<br />

soar to much higher,<br />

clearer notes.<br />

What challenges have<br />

you faced?<br />

I knew music would<br />

always be an important<br />

part of my life, yet I<br />

chose a corporate career<br />

path. Finding a balance<br />

between my professional<br />

life and the time I'd like to<br />

devote to practicing can<br />

be challenging. At times,<br />

I must compromise the<br />

quality of my violin playing to keep up<br />

with work and family life.<br />

Any tips for beginning musicians?<br />

Don't worry so much about the elusive<br />

quest for perfection or how others will<br />

judge your abilities. Smile while you play,<br />

and practice, practice, practice!<br />

Francesca Anderson<br />

INSTRUMENT: Flute<br />

C<br />

onsidering accomplished<br />

flutist Francesca Anderson’s<br />

teachers in high school and college<br />

were major influences in her<br />

music, it’s fitting that she also<br />

enjoys teaching. “My students make<br />

me proud every year with their<br />

accomplishments; many of them<br />

have been accepted into local and<br />

state honor bands and the<br />

Sacramento Youth Symphony.”<br />

You learned to play the flute<br />

when you were nine years old.<br />

What do you love most about it?<br />

From classical symphonic groups<br />

and rock bands, to beat boxing and<br />

jazz, the flute can do it all! Making<br />

music with my colleagues is also<br />

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What has been a noteworthy<br />

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loud applause and a standing<br />

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a live musical performance.<br />

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C<br />

ustomarily seeing<br />

cellos in an orchestral<br />

setting, Jennifer Yen has<br />

had the esteem of<br />

performing Tchaikovsky’s<br />

Symphony No. 5 at<br />

Sheldonian Theatre in<br />

Oxford, as well as<br />

Beethoven’s 6th Symphony<br />

“Pastoral” at Carnegie Hall.<br />

However, Yen has also<br />

joined rock bands on stage,<br />

bringing depth to their pop<br />

melodies. “The cello can<br />

produce a wide range of<br />

rich sounds…you can play<br />

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playing?<br />

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a half years old. I come<br />

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pianist, my dad is a<br />

retired violinist, and my<br />

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cellist. Growing up, we<br />

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local churches and<br />

community centers.<br />

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Alon Goldstein’s Rite<br />

of Spring performance<br />

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Harris Center. This<br />

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time collaborating<br />

with [the Folsom Lake<br />

Symphony].<br />

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INSTRUMENT: Cello<br />

Greg Lamy<br />

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S<br />

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California selected as a<br />

member of the McDonald’s<br />

All-American High School<br />

Band. “There’s a thrill<br />

making an inanimate object<br />

‘sing,’ and it’s pretty special<br />

when you get that feeling of<br />

really being locked in on a<br />

piece or a specific section—<br />

especially in an ensemble.”<br />

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trombone?<br />

I love that it’s a constant<br />

challenge to find the right<br />

partials on the slide and<br />

to make the sound what<br />

I want it to be. Having no<br />

fixed settings (like on the<br />

baritone) ups the difficulty<br />

level significantly, especially<br />

on fast sections. Music is<br />

an interesting combination<br />

of both technical (reading<br />

notes, instrument fingerings,<br />

etc.) and artistic, which can<br />

conflict with each other at<br />

times.<br />

You’re a member of the<br />

Folsom Lake Symphony.<br />

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performing with them?<br />

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continue to play, learn, and be<br />

a part of something special.<br />

While most of the members<br />

are still active with musical<br />

careers (teaching, performing,<br />

etc.) those of us who love to<br />

play but have chosen different<br />

paths can still participate.<br />

Before I joined, I hadn't really<br />

played my instrument for<br />

about 20 years and really<br />

missed what had been such<br />

a big part of my life. With<br />

the symphony, it’s up to<br />

me to be at the level of the<br />

other musicians—a constant<br />

challenge that I’m more than<br />

willing to take on.<br />

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Crocker Kingsley<br />

JANUARY<br />

<strong>January</strong> is National Soup Month<br />

CALENDAR<br />

by BELLA NOLEN<br />

1<br />

Crocker Kingsley. Don’t miss this<br />

biennial national exhibition—a<br />

collaboration between the<br />

Crocker Art Museum and the<br />

Kingsley Art Club—featuring 134<br />

selected pieces chosen from over<br />

2,000 submissions at Blue Line<br />

Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday-<br />

Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by<br />

appointment. bluelinearts.org<br />

(THROUGH 14)<br />

2<br />

Bring on the Bubbles. Bring your<br />

dog to Rocklin’s Dogtopia from 7<br />

a.m.-6 p.m. for a New<br />

Year’s photo shoot.<br />

A $10 donation<br />

to the Dogtopia<br />

Foundation will<br />

allow you to take<br />

some festive photos<br />

while using fun holiday<br />

props. dogtopia.com/rocklin/<br />

events/bring-on-the-bubblesnew-years-photoshoot<br />

(THROUGH 5)<br />

Stormy Weather. Visit the Gallery<br />

at 48 Natoma for this beautiful<br />

exhibit featuring watercolor<br />

paintings by Juan Pena, pastels<br />

by Marianne Woosley, and glass<br />

Waves by<br />

Barbara Grauke<br />

works by<br />

Barbara Grauke.<br />

Admission is free.<br />

folsom.ca.us/<br />

government/<br />

parks-recreation/<br />

facilities/gallery-at-<br />

48-natoma/exhibits<br />

(THROUGH 12)<br />

Tibetan Buddhist Monks Culture<br />

& Arts Tour. Don’t miss this<br />

annual spiritual event where<br />

Tibetan monks share their arts<br />

and culture with the community.<br />

El Dorado Federated Church will<br />

host many of the events, including<br />

dharma talks, meditation<br />

Dogtopia of Rocklin photo by Maci Leitaker. Stormy Weather photo by the<br />

Gallery at 48 Natoma. Crocker Kingsley photo courtesy of Blue Line Arts.<br />

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workshops, blessings, and a children’s story time. Admission<br />

is free. placervillefriendsoftibet.org<br />

(THROUGH 14)<br />

A DEVELOPMENT BY<br />

7<br />

New Year’s Duathlon and 5K Run/Walk. Start<br />

the new year off by participating in this TBF Racing<br />

event at Granite Beach in Folsom. Choose between<br />

a duathlon course for individuals (or two-person<br />

relay teams) or a 5K trail run. Start times vary.<br />

totalbodyfitness.com/site/races<br />

Tibetan Tour photo by Wendy Wood. TBF New Years Duathlon photo by Bill Driskill. Rising Stars photo by VITA.<br />

8<br />

Rising Stars of Chamber Music. The<br />

Harris Center is hosting this group<br />

of talented young musicians from<br />

around the nation. Beginning<br />

at 2 p.m., watch them perform<br />

chamber music classics, such as<br />

Nielsen’s Woodwind Quintet and<br />

Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola,<br />

and harp. harriscenter.net<br />

13<br />

Cripple Creek Band. Experience a combination of Americana, bluegrass,<br />

traditional country, and Southern rock at the Auburn State Theatre. Riding<br />

the high of their 10th anniversary, the Cripple Creek Band will perform<br />

their latest album, Last of a Dying Breed—a high-energy performance full<br />

of original songs, rockin’ guitar riffs, and more—beginning at 7:30 p.m.<br />

auburnstatetheatre.org<br />

14<br />

IPA Beer 5K/12K Trail Run. Enjoy some boozy fun at this run beginning at<br />

Folsom’s Granite Beach. Registration fees come inclusive of a celebratory<br />

brew (for racers 21+) at the finish line, hot food, and awards for each<br />

division. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the 12K at 8:05 a.m. totalbodyfitness.<br />

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Words + Music. Visit the<br />

Auburn State Theatre to<br />

experience three award-winning<br />

songwriters—Laurie Lewis, Don<br />

Henry, and Claudia Russel—<br />

perform in a Nashville-style song<br />

circle. With stunning voices,<br />

thought-provoking lyrics, and a<br />

rich variety of musical genres,<br />

this exciting collaboration is one<br />

to remember. The show begins at<br />

7:30 p.m. auburnstatetheatre.org<br />

Family Yoga. Bring the family to<br />

the Roseville Sports Center for<br />

a gentle yoga class meant to<br />

improve balance and flexibility<br />

at 11 a.m. Ages three and up<br />

are welcome and mats will be<br />

available. roseville.ca.us/residents/<br />

city_events/be_well_roseville<br />

Alexander and the Terrible,<br />

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad<br />

Day. This popular tale—<br />

produced by the Roseville<br />

Theatre Arts Academy—about<br />

Alexander's worst day will not<br />

only entertain but educate<br />

young audiences, as they<br />

identify with him and the<br />

obstacles he encounters,<br />

encouraging them to share their<br />

feelings and realize that bad<br />

days happen. Show times vary.<br />

rosevilletheatreartsacademy.<br />

com<br />

(THROUGH 22)<br />

18<br />

It’s in the Bag. Don’t miss<br />

this fundraiser from 6-8:30<br />

p.m. at the Blue Goose Event<br />

Center featuring dinner, table<br />

games, drawings for designer<br />

purses, and door prizes.<br />

Proceeds support Soroptimist<br />

International of Loomis Basin’s<br />

education projects, which lead<br />

to economic empowerment<br />

for women and girls.<br />

soroptimistloomis.com/purse23<br />

20<br />

Keyboard Conversations with<br />

Jeffrey Siegal. Enjoy the romantic<br />

music of Chopin live at the<br />

Harris Center at 8 p.m. The<br />

brilliantly polished concertwith-commentary<br />

format<br />

features lively, captivating<br />

remarks alongside<br />

virtuoso performances of<br />

piano masterpieces and<br />

concludes with a fast-paced<br />

Q&A. harriscenter.net<br />

21<br />

Preview of the Arts. Head<br />

to Blue Line Arts from 4-8 p.m.<br />

for a preview of the artwork<br />

going into Lottery for the Arts,<br />

a fundraiser that provides art<br />

enthusiasts and collectors an<br />

opportunity to acquire original<br />

works by professional and<br />

emerging artists—all while<br />

raising money for art education<br />

programs. bluelinearts.org/event/<br />

preview-night-lottery-for-the-arts<br />

Queen Nation. “Is this the real<br />

life, or is it just fantasy?” Head<br />

to Auburn State Theatre at 7:30<br />

p.m. to celebrate the legend<br />

of Queen with Gregory Finsley,<br />

whose voice is an uncanny<br />

match to that of Freddie<br />

Mercury. auburnstatetheatre.org<br />

Masterworks II: Symphonic<br />

Journey. Celebrate the joys<br />

of music with the Auburn<br />

Symphony and guest violinist<br />

Chase Spruill—who has gained<br />

an international reputation as<br />

a performer of contemporary<br />

music—at Placer High School’s<br />

auditorium. Saturday’s<br />

performance begins at 7:30 p.m.<br />

Family Yoga<br />

with a special pre-concert talk at<br />

6:45 p.m.; Sunday’s show starts<br />

at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert talk<br />

at 2:15 p.m. auburnsymphony.com<br />

(ALSO 22)<br />

24<br />

China Before Communism.<br />

Witness the beauty of Shen<br />

Yun—a world-renowned classical<br />

Chinese dance company—live at<br />

the Harris Center. The educational<br />

performance is filled with<br />

vibrant costumes and backdrops,<br />

alongside classic stories of love,<br />

faith, heroism, and resilience.<br />

Tuesday’s show starts at 7:30<br />

p.m. and Wednesday’s at 2 p.m.<br />

harriscenter.net<br />

(ALSO 25)<br />

27<br />

Commentaries in Cloth. Head<br />

to the Gallery at 48 Natoma for<br />

this exhibit featuring quilts by<br />

the Pixeladies and sculptures by<br />

Susan Else. Through April 3, small<br />

art quilts from Quartz, a group<br />

from the Folsom Quilt and Fiber<br />

Guild, will also be on display.<br />

folsom.ca.us/government/<br />

Crossing Points by Susan Else<br />

parks-recreation/facilities/<br />

gallery-at-48-natoma/<br />

exhibits<br />

(THROUGH APRIL 6)<br />

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Folsom Jazz Festival. Listen to<br />

some of the biggest talent in jazz<br />

at this 34th annual competition<br />

at Folsom High School. The<br />

exciting, family-friendly day<br />

of entertainment will include<br />

hundreds of middle school and<br />

high school jazz bands, vocal<br />

jazz choirs, and jazz combos<br />

from all over California and<br />

Nevada. folsommusic.org/<br />

folsomjazzfestival<br />

Preview of the Arts photo by Blue Line Arts. Family Yoga photo by City of Roseville. Folsom Jazz Festival photo by Lisa Michele Photography. Commentaries in Cloth courtesy of the Gallery at 48 Natoma.<br />

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NOVEMBER 17<br />

At this sold-out event, whose theme was<br />

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| arts & culture |<br />

Outtakes<br />

HOLIDAYS IN THE HILLS<br />

Placer County Wineries<br />

DECEMBER 3-4<br />

Attendees—many adorned in<br />

“lumberjack Christmas” attire—sipped<br />

and shopped their way around the<br />

Placer Wine Trail while listening to live<br />

music, enjoying food truck fare, festive<br />

treats, and more. Ticketholders were<br />

asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy<br />

to Toys for Tots.<br />

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BARKTOBERFEST<br />

Johnson-Springview Park,<br />

Rocklin<br />

OCTOBER 22<br />

The Placer SPCA, in partnership with<br />

the City of Rocklin, hosted this 10th<br />

annual event featuring dog-friendly<br />

vendors, a biergarten, food trucks, live<br />

music, canine contests, and more.<br />

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LENTILS<br />

“Lentils are a plentiful source of iron and<br />

folate and contain ample amounts of<br />

protein, fiber, and magnesium. Because<br />

of their high protein content, they’re a<br />

great replacement for animal proteins. To<br />

prepare them, make a one-pot lentil soup<br />

with olive oil, garlic, onions, and turmeric<br />

(plus broth and other seasonings); and<br />

serve it with rice or your choice of bread<br />

for dipping,” Dr. Brewer says.<br />

FIELD GREENS<br />

“Field greens (collard, mustard, and/or<br />

turnip greens) are abundant in winter<br />

gardens, offer robust flavor, and can<br />

become a hearty main dish. “Try blanched<br />

greens as an appetizer or as a sturdy wrap<br />

(similar to grape leaves used in Greek<br />

dolmas); and don’t miss out on the savory,<br />

nutrient-rich broth (pot liquor) made<br />

when the greens are boiled,” Lites says.<br />

BROCCOLI + BROCCOLI SPROUTS<br />

“Like most high-performing greens,<br />

broccoli is rich in carotenoids, which<br />

help your body rid itself of harmful<br />

compounds. It’s also the only<br />

green veggie with a high level<br />

of sulforaphane, which flushes<br />

cancer-causing chemicals from<br />

the body, making it a champion<br />

among superfoods. Other<br />

benefits? Increased heart health,<br />

possible increases in cognitive<br />

functioning, reduction in tumor<br />

growth, and improved digestion,” says<br />

Pamela Connor, functional medicine<br />

nutritionist at Connor Wellness Clinic.<br />

Kathryn MacLean, MS, RD, in Health<br />

Food and Nutrition Services at UC Davis,<br />

suggests adding broccoli sprouts “to salads,<br />

sandwiches, wraps, stir-fries, and grain<br />

bowls; using them as a garnish on things<br />

like avocado toast; or putting a handful into<br />

smoothies with, or instead of, other greens.”<br />

KALE<br />

“Kale is high in vitamins A and C, iron,<br />

quercetin, and kaempferol, but low in<br />

calories. Looking for an easy way to<br />

prepare this superfood? Make chips!<br />

Drizzle the kale with olive oil, add a<br />

sprinkling of salt, and bake until it’s [crispy]<br />

for a delicious snack,” Dr. Brewer says.<br />

KIMCHI<br />

“Kimchi contains probiotics—healthy<br />

bacteria that’s present in the gut. And<br />

gut health is important to overall health,<br />

since over 70% of immune cells reside<br />

there, meaning the health of your gut can<br />

be directly tied to how well you fight off<br />

infection. Kimchi can be added to eggs<br />

or put on salads or sandwiches for extra<br />

spice and crunch!” says Whitney Parkinson,<br />

MPH, RDN, at Marshall Medical Center’s<br />

Diabetes and Nutrition Education Clinic.<br />

GREEN TEA<br />

“Green tea is another favorite superfood<br />

of mine,” Parkinson says. “It contains<br />

flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in<br />

the body and can fight cancer and lower<br />

inflammation. I love having a hot cup of<br />

green tea or a matcha latte on a cold day.<br />

Beware of added sugar in matcha lattes,<br />

however, and always ask for the no sugar<br />

or half-sweet options.”<br />

GARLIC<br />

“With an abundance of bioactive<br />

compounds that have a variety<br />

of benefits, garlic is antibacterial,<br />

antiviral, and antifungal. It’s also<br />

been shown to be anti-inflammatory,<br />

immune modulating, and<br />

neuroprotective. What’s more, it can<br />

protect against cancer, lower blood<br />

pressure and cholesterol, and aid in<br />

better blood sugar regulation. It’s also<br />

rich in prebiotic fiber, which supports a<br />

healthy gut microbiota,” MacLean says.<br />

“After chopping, mincing, or crushing it,<br />

let the garlic sit for 10 minutes to allow<br />

some of its beneficial compounds to<br />

become more heat-stable. Use it to add<br />

flavor and nutritional benefit to soups,<br />

sauces, stir-fries, and other savory<br />

dishes; or incorporate raw garlic into<br />

homemade salad dressings, marinades,<br />

pesto, hummus, and other dips.”<br />

GINGER<br />

“Ginger is one of my favorite<br />

superfoods and is often overlooked. It<br />

supports our immune system, which is<br />

imperative during cold and flu season,<br />

and aids in digestion,” Parkinson says.<br />

“I love adding raw ginger to smoothies<br />

or teas, but you can also use it as a<br />

seasoning for meats like chicken or<br />

duck.”<br />

TURMERIC<br />

“Besides bringing a vibrant color to<br />

curries and other dishes, turmeric<br />

has been linked to numerous health<br />

benefits, thanks to its active ingredient<br />

of curcumin, which studies suggest<br />

can help fight inflammation, stabilize<br />

blood sugar levels, and prevent cancer<br />

cell growth,” Connor says. “Be sure to<br />

pair turmeric with black pepper, as it’s<br />

been shown to enhance curcumin<br />

absorption by up to 2,000%.”<br />

CHIA SEEDS<br />

“Chia seeds are rich in fiber (four<br />

grams per tablespoon), which<br />

helps you feel full, keeps you<br />

regular, assists with keeping<br />

cholesterol in check, and can help<br />

prevent large blood sugar spikes<br />

after meals. They’re also a<br />

good source of omega-3 fatty<br />

acids, which are beneficial<br />

for cardiovascular health and<br />

have an anti-inflammatory<br />

effect in the body. In addition,<br />

they’re rich in a variety of<br />

antioxidants,” MacLean says.<br />

She recommends adding a couple<br />

tablespoons to a smoothie, oatmeal, or<br />

yogurt bowl. Another option? “Mix one<br />

tablespoon of chia seeds with three<br />

tablespoons of water and let it sit for 10<br />

minutes to make a ‘chia egg,’ which you<br />

can use to substitute for all or some of<br />

the eggs in baked goods.”<br />

WATER<br />

“Water is usually not considered by<br />

most as a food; however, it is critical to<br />

survival. The FDA classifies a ‘food’ as<br />

an essential part of one’s diet that we<br />

cannot live without,” says Tracy Toms,<br />

RD, and certified diabetes educator<br />

at Dignity Health Heart and Vascular<br />

Institute of Greater Sacramento. “Bottom<br />

line: Make sure to consume adequate<br />

amounts of water instead of juice, soda,<br />

and sweetened beverages.”<br />

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UC Davis Arboretum<br />

by RYAN MARTINEZ<br />

LOCATED IN:<br />

Davis.<br />

DISTANCE:<br />

3.6-mile loop.<br />

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:<br />

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:<br />

Avoid parking on the UC Davis<br />

campus; instead, avail of the<br />

free, 90-minute parking along<br />

1st Street or other free parking<br />

lots nearby. On weekends,<br />

parking is free at the Garrod<br />

Drive lot on the west end of<br />

the trail. Many people run and<br />

cycle the loop, so expect to<br />

share the trail—or break out<br />

your running shoes or bike<br />

and join them! Dress in layers,<br />

bring water and binoculars,<br />

and Leave No Trace.<br />

WHY WE LOVE IT:<br />

When the temps are low<br />

with lots of snow eastward,<br />

a beautiful urban hike with<br />

plenty of flora and fauna is a<br />

great way for the whole family<br />

to soak up some vitamin D.<br />

FUEL UP:<br />

Hit up one of several food<br />

vendors or trucks at the<br />

Davis Farmers’ Market<br />

(davisfarmersmarket.org)<br />

on Saturdays (year-round,<br />

rain or shine, from 8 a.m.-1<br />

p.m.) and Wednesdays (3-6<br />

p.m. through March; 3-7<br />

p.m. beginning in April). One<br />

of our favorite purveyors?<br />

Kathmandu Kitchen—a<br />

cornerstone in the community<br />

known for their modern<br />

interpretation of classic Indian<br />

cuisine and insistence on using<br />

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BIRDING<br />

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How seriously you take<br />

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your experience outdoors,<br />

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a fun game (how many<br />

sightings can you count?).<br />

Here are some tips.<br />

1<br />

Use shape to identify<br />

family. While there are<br />

many species of birds,<br />

identifying its general<br />

shape will help you<br />

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species; for example:<br />

accipitridae (hawks,<br />

eagles, and kites) or<br />

anseriformes (ducks,<br />

geese, and waterfowl).<br />

2<br />

Check behavior. Is<br />

it scurrying up a<br />

tree, hopping on the<br />

ground, or circling<br />

overhead? These<br />

behaviors will help you<br />

identify.<br />

3<br />

Season. Some birds<br />

look so similar that the<br />

only way to identify<br />

them is by knowing<br />

which ones appear<br />

during which season.<br />

Local guidebooks<br />

will give you this<br />

information.<br />

4<br />

Field marks. Once<br />

you’ve checked<br />

the general boxes,<br />

noticing specific<br />

markings on the bird<br />

—maybe a white<br />

circle around the eye<br />

or a striped pattern on<br />

its tail—will help.<br />

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508 Gibson Dr., Ste 290 // Roseville<br />

916-781-4300<br />

bogardhealth.com<br />

Dr. Bogard has a long history in the health<br />

field. From an RN to a nurse anesthetist<br />

to an anesthesiologist, she spent almost<br />

40 years in the operating room. She was<br />

exposed to critical care, trauma, obstetrics, lots of on<br />

call hours and sleepless nights. As she entered her 50's<br />

she found her own health starting to decline and sought<br />

out a healthy aging physician. After experiencing the<br />

benefits she sought out the fellowship of regenerative<br />

and healthy aging through the American Academy of<br />

Anti-Aging Medicine.<br />

She opened an office in 2014 and continues to grow<br />

and expand her knowledge into this evolving field of<br />

medicine. Rather than prescribing medications and<br />

bandaging diseases she looks for the "root causes" and<br />

integrates each system in the body together. She also<br />

looks at environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors<br />

which result in "dis-ease". Her continued and expanding<br />

practice utilizes bioidentical hormone replacement,<br />

thyroid and adrenal optimization, GI healing, testing for<br />

heavy metals and IV nutrition and chelation, advanced<br />

lipid testing, and advanced blood sugar testing.<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

Roseville Cardiology is<br />

the premier independent<br />

cardiovascular medical group<br />

serving south Placer county and<br />

surrounding communities<br />

for more than 40 years.<br />

Our goal is to provide our<br />

patients with the full range<br />

of care for heart disease.<br />

Our physicians strive to help<br />

you gain a better understanding<br />

of your heart health.<br />

But don't just take our word<br />

for it—here's what our patients<br />

say about our physicians<br />

and our practice:<br />

“Dr. Lingam is a great listener and very informative.<br />

Couldn’t be happier with his care.”<br />

“Dr. Fehrenbacher has always been there when my<br />

heart needed him.”<br />

“Dr. Go is simply amazing. He makes sure I<br />

understand everything and have all my questions<br />

asked. He goes out of his way to provide an in depth<br />

understanding of my heart issues.”<br />

“Dr. Sharma was incredible. She was genuine and<br />

was a breath of fresh air for being another of the few<br />

doctors that really make me feel has an interest in<br />

my medical needs.”<br />

“Dr. Sepherdad showed compassion for the recent<br />

loss of my parent and spent time talking through it<br />

with me. I really appreciated his kind words.”<br />

“Dr. Ebenezer has gone above and beyond in<br />

providing care for me and I feel truly blessed that he<br />

is my doctor. Thank you Dr. Ebenezer!!!”<br />

“Dr. Peters always very knowledgeable and<br />

proactive… I felt seen and heard!”<br />

Two Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 175 // Roseville<br />

916-782-2146 // 916-742-1376 // rosevillecardiology.com<br />

685 Twelve Bridges Road, Suite D // Lincoln<br />

916-916-644-3148 // rosevillecardiology.com<br />

11971 Heritage Oaks Place, Suite 7/8 // Auburn<br />

530-368-8001 // rosevillecardiology.com<br />

“Dr. Yadlapalli is always very thorough! Good bedside<br />

manner. Very personable and easy to relate to.”<br />

“Dr. Garg is fabulous and I recommend her.”<br />

“Dr. Menon is great to work with. He was responsive<br />

to my concerns and needs. I feel I will be well taken<br />

care of.”<br />

About RCMA: “Best doctor's office by far. Excellent<br />

service by all.”<br />

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| editor's picks |<br />

Blue Line Arts Rockin’ Logo T-Shirt, $25<br />

at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite<br />

100, Roseville, 916-783-4117, bluelinearts.org<br />

WINTER<br />

BLUES<br />

by MEGAN WISKUS<br />

Blues Hog<br />

Original<br />

Barbecue<br />

Sauce, $8.99<br />

at Emigh Ace<br />

Hardware,<br />

4560 Post<br />

Street, El<br />

Dorado Hills,<br />

916-934-<br />

5600, emigh.<br />

com<br />

C70 Ceramic Pourover Brewer, $26<br />

at Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters,<br />

25055 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-<br />

358-9950, chocolatefishcoffee.com<br />

Orijen<br />

Freeze-<br />

Dried<br />

Original<br />

Dog<br />

Treats,<br />

$13.99 at<br />

sBarkles,<br />

850 East<br />

Bidwell<br />

Street,<br />

Suite 150,<br />

Folsom, 916-<br />

984-0102,<br />

sbarkles.<br />

com<br />

Holly Yashi Piper Earrings,<br />

$70 at Rainbow Bridge<br />

Jewelers, 721 Sutter Street,<br />

Folsom, 916-985-7618,<br />

rainbowbridgejewelers.com<br />

We Are the Light by Matthew<br />

Quick, $27.99 at Face in a Book,<br />

4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite<br />

113, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-9401,<br />

getyourfaceinabook.com<br />

Pendleton Men’s Plaid<br />

Board Shirt, $174 at The<br />

Clothes Mine, 60 Main<br />

Street, Suite 2, Sutter<br />

Creek, 209-267-0417,<br />

theclothesmine.com<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, $49,930+ at<br />

Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills, 1000 Mercedes<br />

Lane, El Dorado Hills, 916-741-4253, mbofedh.com<br />

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap,<br />

$19.49 at Sunrise Natural Foods, 1950<br />

Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, 916-789-<br />

8591; 2160 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn,<br />

530-888-8973, sunrisenaturalfoods.net<br />

Rosemary + Wildflowers<br />

Smudge Stick, $19 at Fig +<br />

Ivy Collective, 307 Lincoln<br />

Street, Roseville, 916-540-<br />

7634, figandivycollective.com<br />

HOKA Stinson<br />

ATR 6 Trail-Running<br />

Shoes, $170 at The<br />

Aid Station, 927 Lincoln<br />

Way, Auburn, 530-745-4153,<br />

auburnaidstation.com<br />

Johnnie Walker Blue<br />

Label, $239.99 at<br />

Rocklin Bottle Shop,<br />

5060 Rocklin Road,<br />

Suite A, Rocklin,<br />

916-824-2726,<br />

rocklinbottleshop.<br />

com<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Items subject to availability and prices subject to change.


Photo: Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District<br />

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Innovative STEM programs that prepare students for the future.<br />

Placer County students outperform the state by almost double<br />

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Q: How vital is stretching<br />

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body it's time to settle down<br />

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| introducing |<br />

Q & A<br />

WITH<br />

LOCAL<br />

COMPANIES<br />

photos by TAYLOR GILLESPIE<br />

Full of Chic Boutique<br />

THERESA DEL BIAGGIO & ROBYN STURGIS<br />

594 Main Street, Placerville, 530-733-3100, dressyourheartout.com<br />

@full_of_chic_boutique @fullofchicboutique<br />

Services or products you offer: Expert bra fitting, in addition to<br />

bras in sizes 30A-46K, post-surgery apparel, sleepwear, lingerie,<br />

and everyday clothing and other specialty items for women.<br />

This month, we’re planning to bring custom and semi-custom<br />

mastectomy and post-surgical bras, prosthetics, and intimates to<br />

the store, too.<br />

What you enjoy most about your profession: We truly value the<br />

opportunity to bring confidence, beauty, and power to women<br />

by providing a much-needed service. A bra that fits is a gamechanger,<br />

which most women don’t realize until they’re wearing<br />

one that fits like it was sewn just for them.<br />

Fun fact about your company: We’re an unconventional motherdaughter<br />

team.<br />

Customer service is: A lost art. In a digitized world, we’re going<br />

back to basics. We want to know the names of the women (and<br />

men) shopping in our store and all about them.<br />

Favorite local restaurants: Main Street Melters and Paco’s<br />

Mexican Cuisine.<br />

Favorite small businesses: We adore Maddy & Coco and The<br />

Market on Main.<br />

When not working, you can be found: Spending time with family<br />

enjoying the outdoors.<br />

You love living here, because: It still has a sweet, slow-paced,<br />

quaintness to it. El Dorado County is a real treasure!<br />

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| introducing |<br />

The Colour Chemistry<br />

Salon & Spa<br />

JENNIFER VASQUEZ<br />

151 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-241-3137, thecolourchemistry.com<br />

@colourchemistrysalon @thecolourchemistrysalon<br />

Services or products you offer: Hair coloring and<br />

haircuts for any and all textures using high-end Italian<br />

brands like Davines, along with updos and blowouts for<br />

special events like quinceañeras and weddings.<br />

What you enjoy most about your profession: Making<br />

connections with clients. My goal is to create long-lasting<br />

relationships with them, so as their hair changes over<br />

time, I can recommend the best coloring techniques and<br />

routines.<br />

Customer service is: Taking the time to understand what<br />

every guest needs and wants before starting their service.<br />

We practice the art of listening as we connect with<br />

clients, ensuring the selected hair coloring technique is<br />

the right one.<br />

You started your business, because: I wanted to create<br />

an environment that welcomed all types of hair textures<br />

in a space where hairdressers receive ongoing education<br />

to perfect their skills.<br />

First job: A Hallmark store in Costa Rica.<br />

Favorite food: My family’s empanadas.<br />

Favorite local restaurant: Casa Los Abuelos in<br />

Placerville.<br />

Last big purchase: Custom-made salon cabinets and<br />

shampoo bowls.<br />

Little Cheeky Shop<br />

KATHERINE & PABLO AMADO<br />

Rocklin, 510-410-0111, littlecheekyshop.com,<br />

@littlecheekyshop<br />

Services or products you offer: Baby and<br />

children’s clothing, accessories, and shoes.<br />

Fun fact about your company: It’s named after our<br />

“little cheeky.” We had a 4D ultrasound, and all we<br />

could see were cheeks, so we started calling him<br />

Little Cheeky.<br />

Customer service is: A major part of any<br />

successful business, and a priority at Little Cheeky<br />

Shop.<br />

You started your business, because: We were tired<br />

of not being able to find stylish boy clothes.<br />

Favorite food: It’s a tie between pizza and pad see<br />

ew.<br />

Favorite local restaurant: Ruen Thai.<br />

Favorite small business: Flores Munchies.<br />

When not working, you can be found: Doing a<br />

million and one things for our four sons!<br />

You love living here, because: The community is<br />

amazing; it’s a wonderful place to raise a family.<br />

DO YOU KNOW THAT OUR EDITORIAL IS NOT PAID FOR, NOR CAN IT BE PURCHASED?<br />

In fact, our Introducing and Eat & Drink section reviews are not paid advertisements. If<br />

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your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take<br />

a photograph. Thank you!<br />

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| home & garden |<br />

Clear the<br />

Clutter<br />

17 HOME<br />

ORGANIZATION<br />

by KOURTNEY JASON<br />

HACKS<br />

Organizing is so much more than pretty baskets and bins. “It’s about<br />

living a life you love to come home to, knowing where all your stuff<br />

is, and lessening the load of what’s no longer serving you,” says<br />

Karlee Alves, owner of 2B Organized Sacramento & 2B Organized<br />

(2b-organized.com). “The key to being organized is to have systems<br />

in place that work for you, your family, and your lifestyle.” If you’re<br />

looking to find peace and happiness in every nook and cranny of<br />

your home—from the garage to your closet—don’t miss these top<br />

tips from area pros.<br />

Know your why.<br />

1<br />

“Why do you want to get organized?<br />

Is it because you want to be able to find the<br />

things you need when you need them? Is it<br />

because you want to live more peacefully?<br />

Is it because you want more time with<br />

your family and less time trying to sift<br />

through clutter and manage stuff? Wanting<br />

a picture-perfect pantry because Instagram<br />

says it will make you happy isn’t enough.<br />

You need a strong why behind your reason<br />

to want to get organized for long-lasting,<br />

sustainable change,” says Alves.<br />

Organizing is a journey, not<br />

2<br />

a destination.<br />

“Similar to health and fitness, habit and<br />

lifestyle changes have to be made for<br />

the changes to stick. You can do all the<br />

things—hire a personal trainer, buy the<br />

Peloton, go on a fad diet—but if you don’t<br />

make overall lifestyle changes your weight<br />

will slowly creep back on. Organizing is<br />

very similar in that maintenance and new<br />

habits need to be made to create lasting<br />

change,” says Alves.<br />

Start with one, small,<br />

3<br />

measurable area.<br />

“Taking on an organizing project can<br />

be very daunting. Many of us put off<br />

projects like this because we believe<br />

we shouldn’t start it if we can’t finish<br />

the whole thing,” says Dawn Cannon,<br />

owner/operator of Finely Organized<br />

(finelyorganized.net). Instead of looking at<br />

the entire room and being overwhelmed<br />

by the task at hand, start with one drawer,<br />

one shelf, or do what is called ‘batching’—<br />

completing one task throughout the<br />

whole area, such as carrying a trash bag<br />

around the room and removing garbage<br />

or putting all the items that don’t belong<br />

into a laundry basket.”<br />

Remove and look at<br />

4<br />

everything.<br />

“Take the time to remove all the items<br />

from a space (closet, cabinet, drawers, or<br />

shelves) so you know exactly what is there,”<br />

says Susan Mann, owner of So Organized<br />

(soorganized.io). “This allows you the<br />

opportunity to purge the items you don’t<br />

need so you can donate, recycle, or dispose<br />

of them; and gives you a chance to look at<br />

the empty space and reorganize it in a way<br />

that is more useful and functional for you.”<br />

Purge and edit.<br />

5<br />

“Letting go of things that no longer<br />

serve you is a crucial first step in any<br />

organizing project,” says Cannon. “Anyone<br />

can shuffle things around and make a<br />

room ‘pretty,’ but what have you really<br />

accomplished? If you think about it, we<br />

bring something new into our homes or<br />

offices nearly every day, whether it’s mail,<br />

groceries, or something we picked up at the<br />

store. If we’re not letting go of things at the<br />

same pace, at some point, it’s inevitable that<br />

we’ll be overwhelmed with clutter.”<br />

6 Contain.<br />

“By giving your belongings a physical<br />

boundary, it helps to keep like things<br />

together with less migration. Document<br />

trays are a great example. How often do you<br />

look at your desk, or the kitchen counter,<br />

and your mail has multiplied into several<br />

different piles from one end to the other?<br />

Having one designated place will save you<br />

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time and space when you’re searching for<br />

something,” says Cannon.<br />

Label.<br />

7<br />

“Most of us, in fact 80%, are visual<br />

learners—meaning we rely heavily on<br />

visual cues to process information,” says<br />

Cannon. “By labeling containers, even when<br />

we already know what’s in them, it will help<br />

solidify in our brains where these items are<br />

and where they should be stored after use.<br />

Since very few of us process information<br />

the same way (even if we are visual learners),<br />

labels significantly help when there is more<br />

than one person accessing the items. In a<br />

pantry, for example, everyone in the family<br />

will know where to retrieve and store the<br />

‘chips’ if they’re contained and labeled.”<br />

File folders photo ©Delphotostock - stock.adobe.com. Kitchen cabinet photo © Pixel-Shot - stock.adobe.com.<br />

Organize your food so you<br />

8<br />

see it.<br />

“Put fruits and vegetables in clear<br />

containers or mason jars so you can easily<br />

see what you have. Use a turntable for<br />

condiments so they don’t get stuck behind<br />

other items in the refrigerator. You’re more<br />

likely to eat the food that you can see, which<br />

leads to a lot less waste,” says Kristina Lewis,<br />

owner of Blitz Organization (blitzedh.com).<br />

Sunk-cost fallacy.<br />

9<br />

“The sunk-cost fallacy is the<br />

phenomenon whereby a person is<br />

reluctant to abandon a strategy or course<br />

of action because they have invested<br />

heavily in it, even when it’s clear that<br />

abandonment would be more beneficial,”<br />

says Cannon. “Storing that dresser in the<br />

garage under a pile of who knows what<br />

will not get your money back and serves<br />

you in no way. Remember, ‘cost’ is what you<br />

give up for something, it is not only money.<br />

Storing that dresser is costing you time,<br />

space, energy, and stress.”<br />

10<br />

Edit before you shop.<br />

“I see it all the time: People buy<br />

organizing products thinking it will solve<br />

their problems, when in reality if they<br />

took the time to edit out the things they<br />

no longer need, want, or love, they might<br />

not actually need to buy the countertop<br />

makeup organizer because all the makeup<br />

actually fits neatly inside the drawers once<br />

they’ve pared things down,” says Alves.<br />

Collaborate with your<br />

11<br />

household.<br />

“Think of your entire household and<br />

how they also use the space you want<br />

to reorganize,” says Mann. “Discuss with<br />

them how you envision the area looking<br />

after you reorganize it and ask for their<br />

input, so it works effectively for everyone<br />

and stays organized over time.”<br />

Everything has a place.<br />

12<br />

“Designate a laundry basket for<br />

each child in your home so they can put<br />

backpacks, jackets, toys, schoolwork,<br />

etc. in it, rather than leaving these items<br />

scattered throughout the house,” says<br />

Mann. “At the end of the day, have your<br />

child help with putting these items back<br />

where they belong. It’s a good routine to<br />

teach them to be responsible for their<br />

belongings and alleviate clutter from<br />

building up.”<br />

One in, one out.<br />

13<br />

“Adhere to the ‘one in, one out’ rule.<br />

Bought a new sweater? Great! Get rid of<br />

one of your old ones,” says Alves.<br />

14<br />

Utilize unused space.<br />

“If you need more storage, consider<br />

using shelves and hooks on your walls or<br />

an over-the-door organizer for wrapping<br />

paper, snacks, shoes, supplies, etc. The<br />

possibilities are endless!” says Lewis.<br />

Turn the page on paper.<br />

15<br />

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“How do you take your coffee?” Seriously though. Is<br />

there anything better than a good cup of coffee? For<br />

me, it’s the definition of a simple pleasure. My idea of<br />

happiness is a well-made, no-frills latte: two shots of<br />

delicious espresso stained with milk foamed velvety<br />

smooth. But it’s also the coffee shop itself. The aroma<br />

that lives in the very walls. And the sounds! The whooshing steam, the grinding beans, the<br />

clinking of cups and glasses. It’s always the warmest place in wintertime, all steamy and cozy.<br />

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Pause Coffee House<br />

Baked & Brewed<br />

Downtown Loomis is getting a<br />

glow-up thanks to Smithville & Co.!<br />

There’s specialty coffee, like the<br />

iced Mexican mocha that is already<br />

a local favorite, a Bavarian pretzel<br />

charcuterie (swoon!), loaded toasts<br />

and pastries aplenty, plus protein<br />

smoothies. Along with live music, popups,<br />

and the Instagramable décor,<br />

there’s really no reason not to fall in<br />

love with this coffee shop newbie! 3637<br />

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Edwin's Coffee & Tea<br />

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Smithville & Co.<br />

Located in Old Town Auburn, The Pour<br />

Choice is a third-wave craft coffee bar<br />

and taproom serving java, craft beers, and<br />

wonderful wines. The coffee is killer (we<br />

recommend the cortado: half espresso, half<br />

velvety smooth milk), the loaded banana<br />

bread is a must (hello, fresh banana and<br />

peanut butter between two slices of banana<br />

bread!), and the three levels of seating with not<br />

one but two patios make it the perfect hang!<br />

177 Sacramento Street, Auburn, 530-820-3451,<br />

thepourchoice.com<br />

Bru Coffee House in Loomis is a coffee shop<br />

with purpose. As part of the nonprofit EveryONE<br />

Matters Ministries (everyonemattersministries.<br />

com), their profits go directly toward helping<br />

those experiencing situational homelessness<br />

in the community. And the coffee is, of course,<br />

excellent. A low-key favorite is the midnight<br />

mocha, a rich tasty drink that’s as dark as a<br />

winter’s night. And make sure to grab a pastry<br />

or a scone, too: They’re baked locally! 3565<br />

Taylor Road, Loomis, 916-251-7105, everybru.com<br />

Auburn’s Baked & Brewed has all<br />

the reasons for you to keep coming<br />

back: fresh-baked pastries seven<br />

days a week, delicious coffee, a<br />

rotating array of local artwork on<br />

display, and a pretty patio. Dig into<br />

their extensive breakfast and lunch<br />

menu, and you’ll find so much gold,<br />

like their famous bail out bagel:<br />

eggs and cheese with your choice of<br />

ham, sausage, or bacon on any one<br />

of their delicious bagels (we hear<br />

great things about the jalapeño!).<br />

958 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-889-1373,<br />

auburn-ca.wixsite.com/baked-n-brewed<br />

Pause Coffee House, the Fair<br />

Oaks favorite, has expanded to<br />

Rocklin. Their honey lavender latte is<br />

well-loved for obvious reasons, and<br />

we know in our hearts that the sweet<br />

crêpe with Nutella will be everyone’s<br />

favorite eventually, because we’re<br />

personally going to drive around in<br />

a van with a loudspeaker and let the<br />

people know. Because WOW. 2168<br />

Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-787-5676;<br />

8121 Madison Avenue, Suite A-1, Fair<br />

Oaks, 916-241-9483, pausecoffee.house<br />

Edwin's Coffee & Tea is a<br />

Rocklin mainstay. Between houseroasted<br />

beans and Mom’s housemade<br />

pastries, locals are in love.<br />

In addition to the always-great<br />

coffee on offer, we have it on good<br />

authority that their poppyseed<br />

muffin is the one to beat. However,<br />

the quiche gets a lot of raves as<br />

well, so we’re committed to trying<br />

all the baked goods just to make<br />

sure. 2600 Sunset Boulevard, Suite<br />

108, Rocklin, 916-632-9753<br />

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MoJoe's Café<br />

Bloom Coffee & Tea<br />

Shady Coffee & Tea<br />

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters<br />

Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement<br />

of Roseville’s Fourscore Coffee is<br />

still pending, but the café’s brown<br />

sugar latte is truly presidential in<br />

its greatness. And look closely at<br />

the Lincoln Memorial statue: Is his<br />

hand clutching one of Fourscore’s<br />

delicious jalapeño cheddar scones?<br />

Who’s to say? The important thing<br />

is that he would be because they’re<br />

that good. 325 Lincoln Street, Roseville,<br />

916-390-0367, fourscorecoffee.com<br />

The Fig Tree Coffee Art & Music Lounge<br />

West Roseville’s MoJoe's Café<br />

does it all: strong coffee, hearty<br />

breakfasts, fresh-baked pastries,<br />

sandwiches, and ice cream, not<br />

to mention an ever-rotating array<br />

of fun events and classes. With an<br />

upstairs area and a shared patio<br />

with kitchen747, there’s really no<br />

reason to stay at home. You can’t<br />

keep us away from their signature<br />

snickerdoodle latte, and don’t<br />

blame us if you fall in love with their<br />

homemade cinnamon roll or bestselling<br />

bacon breakfast burrito.<br />

Just invite us to the wedding. 2330<br />

Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville, 916-<br />

742-4729, mojoesroseville.com<br />

Roseville’s Shady Coffee &<br />

Tea is something of a hidden<br />

gem. Between the great coffee,<br />

the homemade pastries (we’re<br />

looking at you, apple turnover),<br />

drive-thru, and the seasonal drinks<br />

(peppermint white chocolate<br />

mocha and gingerbread latte, to<br />

name a few), they’ve earned the<br />

devotion of their local customers.<br />

Plus, they host regular open-mic<br />

nights and are known for their<br />

dog-friendly patio. 325 Douglas<br />

Boulevard, Roseville, 916-742-4117,<br />

shadycoffeeandtea.com<br />

The “shakerato” at Roseville’s beloved<br />

Bloom Coffee & Tea is an exciting<br />

pick-me-up with two shots of espresso<br />

pulled long to bring out the bitterness,<br />

shaken over ice, and balanced with<br />

vanilla syrup—yes, it’s better than<br />

an alarm clock! And their breakfast<br />

burrito is the bee’s knees: applewood<br />

smoked bacon, roasted potatoes, two<br />

eggs, cilantro pesto, and jack cheese<br />

(the vegan version is equally delicious,<br />

too!). 1485 Eureka Road, Suite 100,<br />

Roseville, 916-773-2332, bloomcoffee.com<br />

Chocolate Fish Coffee<br />

Roasters—which has<br />

locations in Folsom, East<br />

Sacramento, Land Park,<br />

and inside select Raley’s—<br />

was recently honored as<br />

a “<strong>2023</strong> Roaster of the<br />

Year” finalist in Roaster<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> (only three<br />

roasters in North America<br />

made the list!). In addition<br />

to their award-winning,<br />

house-roasted beans,<br />

they make some pretty<br />

good, and pretty to look at,<br />

beverages, too: including<br />

one of the Southern<br />

Hemisphere’s favorites: a<br />

flat white (if you know, you<br />

know). Espresso aside, you<br />

can also settle in for some<br />

delicious food: pastries,<br />

breakfast sandwiches,<br />

and avocado toasts, oh<br />

my. 25055 Blue Ravine<br />

Road, Folsom, 916-358-9950,<br />

chocolatefishcoffee.com<br />

Coffeehouse-aesthetic and<br />

indie music is alive and well<br />

at The Fig Tree Coffee<br />

Art & Music Lounge<br />

in Downtown Roseville,<br />

thanks to live tunes from<br />

local bands four nights a<br />

week including open-mic<br />

Saturdays. Plus, they serve<br />

supremely good coffee<br />

and tea. Try the bowl<br />

of soul (chamomile tea<br />

steeped in milk with honey<br />

and chocolate drizzle)<br />

and the individual fig pies;<br />

both may just be the keys<br />

to happiness. 222 Vernon<br />

Street, Roseville, 916-771-7010,<br />

figtreecoffee.com<br />

Mojoe's Café photo by Mackenzie Hilton. Shady Coffee & Tea photo by Jayson Angove. The Fig Tree Coffee Art & Music Lounge photo by Patrick Sheehan. Bloom Coffee<br />

& Tea photo by Mickey Baggett. Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters photo courtesy of Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters.<br />

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HOT SHOTS<br />

Barista Spotlight<br />

Double Shot Coffee Bar<br />

World Traveler Coffee Roasters<br />

Kyla Whitney<br />

Roaster at Pachamama<br />

Top tip for brewing coffee at<br />

home? Invest in a Burr grinder,<br />

use fresh beans, and think<br />

about what water you’re using.<br />

What are you looking for<br />

in a good cup of coffee? For<br />

me, coffee tastes best when it’s<br />

sustainable and the farmers are supported…<br />

essentially a thoroughly balanced cup (with a<br />

nice view)!<br />

Favorite coffee drink? It’s a toss-up between<br />

an oat milk cappuccino and a pour over.<br />

Favorite method for brewing coffee?<br />

Aeropress. It’s super simple, has a huge range<br />

of what it can brew, and is portable.<br />

Double Shot Coffee Bar photo by Kunlayakorn McCarthy. Temple Coffee photo by Justin Posey. World Traveler Coffee Roasters photo courtesy of World Traveler Coffee Roasters.<br />

From humble beginnings in a garage, Kingdom<br />

Coffee Roasters has been making Folsom’s<br />

coffee dreams come true since 2016. (Personal<br />

anecdote: My trusted coffee-nerd friend was an<br />

early adopter of Kingdom and from day one, he<br />

raved about how good the coffee was. He was<br />

right!). Minimalism is the key to the Kingdom:<br />

great house-roasted beans, brewed to perfection<br />

and crafted into the pearl latte (among others): a<br />

sweetly cozy combination of espresso, sweetened<br />

condensed milk, and steamed milk that you<br />

won’t soon forget. Plus, there’s great breakfast<br />

sandwiches and avocado toast, delicious pastries<br />

from Estelle’s Bakery & Pâtisserie, and the chillest<br />

good vibes around. 305 Iron Point Road, Folsom,<br />

kingdomcoffeeroasters.com<br />

Sacramento favorite Temple Coffee has<br />

expanded to Folsom—serving up finely crafted<br />

coffees and teas along with house-roasted beans<br />

and locally made pastries. The vibe is thoughtful<br />

and delicious—no bells, no whistles—just good<br />

coffee in cool environs. We’re a fan of the<br />

gibraltar (a delicate balance of espresso and<br />

milk), and if the Samoa donut is on offer, shoot<br />

your shot because you will not be disappointed.<br />

2776 East Bidwell Street, Suite 500, Folsom, 916-293-<br />

8305, templecoffee.com<br />

Folsom mainstay Coffee Republic started<br />

business way back in 1991 (remember 1991? Back<br />

when customers carried Filofaxes instead of<br />

iPhones.) They’ve come a long way baby! The<br />

patio is as spacious as ever, and the tiramisuflavored<br />

latte is still a fan favorite, along with<br />

the innovative breakfast entrées, like their<br />

signature “CR” avocado toast with everything<br />

seasoning and Mike’s Hot Honey on sourdough.<br />

Welcome to the future, where we love hot honey!<br />

6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, 916-987-8001,<br />

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Temple Coffee<br />

World Traveler Coffee<br />

Roasters is spreading the<br />

love far and wide, with three<br />

locations—in Roseville, Folsom,<br />

and El Dorado Hills—ensuring<br />

that great coffee is always<br />

nearby! The house-roasted<br />

beans must be one reason<br />

folks keep coming back, along<br />

with the great handcrafted<br />

espresso drinks (rose vanilla<br />

latte, anyone?). And, we just<br />

have to say it: The eclairs and<br />

mousse cakes made by their<br />

in-house chef are as beautiful<br />

to behold as they are to put<br />

into your belly. Straight from<br />

a Paris window, these delights<br />

are true works of art, so make<br />

sure you visit in person. Pick a<br />

location and move in! 603 East<br />

Bidwell Street, Suite A, Folsom,<br />

916-932-4563; 4364 Town Center<br />

Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, 916-817-<br />

1435; 106 North Sunrise Avenue,<br />

Suite C7, Roseville, 916-297-7919,<br />

worldtravelercoffee.com<br />

El Dorado Hills’ Double Shot<br />

Coffee Bar is one of the newer<br />

café kids on the block, opened<br />

in August 2022. Family-owned,<br />

they’re serving up great craft<br />

coffee, including the con panna:<br />

a double shot of espresso<br />

completed with the perfect<br />

amount of whipped cream.<br />

Delish! There’s also home-made<br />

pastries and cookies (we have<br />

it on good authority that the<br />

mixed berry scone is “the one”)<br />

and every Californian’s favorite:<br />

avocado toast. 3381 Bass Lake<br />

Road, Suite 100, El Dorado Hills, 916-<br />

468-6998, doubleshotcoffeebar.com<br />

Tyler White<br />

Barista at Sociology<br />

Coffee Bar<br />

Top tip for brewing coffee<br />

at home? Consistency is key.<br />

If you’re going to change<br />

anything, change one thing at a<br />

time—whether dose, grind setting,<br />

or water temperature—then give it a<br />

try before changing another.<br />

What are you looking for in a good cup of<br />

coffee? I’m always looking for a tasty balance<br />

of sweetness and acidity.<br />

Favorite coffee drink? A cappuccino—full<br />

flavor of espresso with just a few ounces of milk.<br />

Favorite method for brewing coffee? The<br />

Orea—a flat-bottomed brewer with a very<br />

high flow rate that provides lots of flavor<br />

clarity and intensity.<br />

Emily Kane<br />

Barista at World Traveler<br />

Coffee Roasters<br />

Top tip for brewing coffee at<br />

home? Find something that<br />

works for you (it doesn’t have to<br />

be expensive) and be consistent<br />

with your brewing method. Make<br />

small adjustments until you’re able<br />

to dial in what you like; you don’t have to<br />

have top-tier equipment to get a good result!<br />

What are you looking for in a good cup of<br />

coffee? I’m always looking for coffee that’s<br />

well-balanced with sweetness, acidity, and a<br />

pleasant bitterness; I want to be able to detect<br />

clearly defined flavor notes. I personally try to<br />

find the sweetness first and work everything<br />

else around that.<br />

Favorite coffee drink? A cappuccino. The<br />

balance of the small amount of milk and foam<br />

with the espresso never misses.<br />

Favorite method for brewing coffee? Pour<br />

over (I usually use a Chemex). It's simple and<br />

straightforward, and I can fine-tune each brew<br />

to my preference.<br />

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Caffé Santoro<br />

Foxwood Coffee<br />

Love Birds Coffee & Tea<br />

Depoe Bay Coffee Company<br />

Caffé Santoro in Diamond Springs<br />

is keeping the Foothill region warm<br />

and toasty with handcrafted coffee<br />

drinks and breakfast sandwiches<br />

galore. And if you brew at home,<br />

they’ve got the hookup: They roast<br />

their very own coffee beans. On<br />

the beverage front, we love their<br />

Mexican mocha, made with Azteca<br />

D’Oro 1519 spiced ground chocolate<br />

and laced with cocoa liquor, real<br />

vanilla, almond, and cinnamon. If<br />

you’re feeling fancy, try their “Big<br />

S” premium mocha with Ghirardelli<br />

dark chocolate. (Yum!) Food wise,<br />

the choices are vast, but the “bre”<br />

breakfast sandwich is a hot favorite,<br />

with eggs, avocado, tomatoes, cream<br />

cheese, basil pesto, and bacon on<br />

your choice of bagel. And if you’re still<br />

hungry after all that, treat yourself<br />

to a scoop of ice cream; don’t miss<br />

dollar scoop Wednesdays! 93 Pleasant<br />

Valley Road, Diamond Springs, 530-350-<br />

9335, caffesantoro.com<br />

Depoe Bay Coffee Company has<br />

been roasting their own beans in<br />

Downtown Auburn for over 20 years.<br />

Their peanut butter mocha is to die<br />

for (do we really need to explain<br />

why?) and among their many pastries<br />

and sandwiches on offer, the sunrise<br />

bagel is worth waking up for: melty<br />

cheese and scrambled eggs on your<br />

choice of one of their many delicious<br />

bagels, with ham, bacon, or sausage.<br />

893 High Street, Auburn, 530-889-1021,<br />

depoebaycoffee.com<br />

Foxwood Coffee has been holding<br />

it down in Shingle Springs since 2016<br />

with killer coffee and great food. Their<br />

vanilla lavender latte will take the chill<br />

off the Foothill mornings, and with so<br />

much breakfast fare to choose from<br />

you’ll eat good in the neighborhood<br />

for weeks! Our favorite is the Tuscan<br />

sunrise burrito (scrambled eggs, spicy<br />

sausage, feta, hashbrowns, salsa,<br />

spicy aioli, and Southwest chipotle<br />

pesto)—all lightly pressed on the grill<br />

for extra crunch. 4068 Mother Lode Drive,<br />

Suite A, Shingle Springs, 530-350-7393,<br />

foxwoodcoffee.com<br />

From their beginnings inside Smith<br />

Flat House to their current Diamond<br />

Springs’ location, Love Birds Coffee<br />

& Tea has been bringing a taste of<br />

Italy to the foothills since 2016. Modeled<br />

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baked goods are all made in-house<br />

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biscotti or cannoli), along with the<br />

chocolate sauce, butter caramel,<br />

spiced chai, and flavored syrups. The<br />

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tomatoes, and green onions), but they<br />

also kettle boil their own bagels, so…<br />

um, good luck choosing between those.<br />

In addition to their spacious courtyard<br />

and huge restaurant, they also have<br />

a convenient drive-thru for folks on<br />

the go. Pronto! 4181 Highway 49, Suite<br />

100, Diamond Springs, 530-300-9891,<br />

lovebirdscoffeeandtea.com<br />

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The Bean Barn packs a lot of<br />

flavor, fun, and friendly faces<br />

into a small footprint. Favorites<br />

include the toffee coffee, Aztec<br />

mocha, and the black & white;<br />

and don’t pass up seasonal<br />

hits like the caramel apple<br />

cold foam. Between the great<br />

service and delicious coffee,<br />

they’ll keep you moving! 4531<br />

Missouri Flat Road, Placerville,<br />

530-621-0602; 428 Placerville<br />

Drive, Placerville, 530-622-2758,<br />

beanbarn.org<br />

In May, Sacramento’s<br />

Pachamama expanded to<br />

Placerville in the location formerly<br />

occupied by Totem Coffee; and<br />

they’ve already won hearts, minds,<br />

and stomachs. The farmer-owned,<br />

organic coffee bar and roastery<br />

serves up house-roasted beans,<br />

handcrafted drinks (like their<br />

popular honey bear latte made<br />

with local wildflower honey), and<br />

choose-your-own-adventure<br />

bagels with everything from<br />

herbed cream cheese to coconut<br />

peanut butter, plus avocado,<br />

banana, tofu, prosciutto—<br />

anything your heart desires. Don’t<br />

miss the gluten-free muffins and<br />

daily special donuts, too. 312 Main<br />

Street, Suite 104, Placerville, 530-303-<br />

3845, pachamamacoffee.com<br />

The Bean Barn photo by Taylor Gillespie ©stylemediagroup.<br />

Pachamama photo by Rosa Angelica. Big Wave photo by Dallas<br />

Smith Photography. Sociology Coffee Bar photos coutesy of<br />

Sociology Coffee Bar.<br />

Sociology Coffee Bar<br />

Big Wave Coffeehouse<br />

Big Wave Coffeehouse is<br />

bringing the aloha spirit to<br />

what was formerly Cooper’s<br />

Coffee in Folsom, thanks to iced<br />

matcha lattes with ube cold<br />

foam (ube’s a Japanese sweet<br />

potato and an exciting trend<br />

in coffee!), Hawaiian-themed<br />

sweet treats (courtesy of Kalani<br />

Kakes), and a delicious range<br />

of ono soda blends if you’re<br />

veering off the caffeinated<br />

path (add a sprinkle of li hing<br />

mui for a taste that is pure<br />

paradise). 189 Blue Ravine Road,<br />

Suite 130, Folsom, 916-351-5889,<br />

bigwavecoffeehouse.com<br />

Just about a year ago, Historic<br />

Folsom’s Sociology Coffee<br />

Bar was serving java inside<br />

Escape Folsom; now, they<br />

have their own sweet patio!<br />

Their baker’s tonic had us<br />

at hello: espresso, sweet<br />

potato casserole syrup (yep!),<br />

condensed milk, sparkling<br />

water, and ice. Hello, indeed.<br />

They also serve houseroasted<br />

beans, scratch-made<br />

sourdough bread for killer<br />

avocado toast, plus breakfast<br />

tacos; in summary: There’s<br />

endless good vibes streaming<br />

out of this place 24/7. 705 Gold<br />

Lake Drive, Suite 390, Folsom,<br />

sociologycoffeebar.com<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

HEALTH,<br />

WELLNESS,<br />

&FITNESS<br />

P R O F E S S I O N A L S<br />

Every new year is marked by<br />

thousands of people swearing<br />

off their vices and vowing<br />

to “turn over a new leaf”<br />

where their personal fitness,<br />

health, and well-being are<br />

concerned, and <strong>Style</strong> readers<br />

are no different! That is why<br />

we're proud to profile the best<br />

health, wellness, and fitness<br />

professionals the region has to<br />

offer. Whether you’re looking to<br />

take better care of your skin, get<br />

back to that fitness regimen, or<br />

just want to be healthier overall,<br />

the professionals featured here<br />

are an excellent place to find<br />

your new beginning this year!<br />

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Health and wellness<br />

includes Mental Health.<br />

Your mental health affects<br />

your physical health.<br />

Reaching out for help and seeing a<br />

therapist is a sign of courage, not<br />

weakness. We all need help and<br />

support at certain times of our lives.<br />

I can help you explore solutions to your<br />

problems by providing guidance, new<br />

insights and tools for coping, so you<br />

can live the best life has to offer.<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR!<br />

JANUARY 1-31ST STOCK UP NOW!<br />

VOTED #1<br />

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE<br />

7 years in a row<br />

SUNRISE NATURAL FOODS<br />

1950 Douglas Blvd. // Roseville // 916-789-8591<br />

2160 Grass Valley Hwy. // Auburn // 530-888-8973<br />

www.sunrisenaturalfoods.net<br />

Sunrise Natural Foods is your go to store for all your<br />

health and wellness needs and is especially proud of<br />

the relationship we have built with our community. Our<br />

expert and educated staff help customers understand<br />

and use natural methods to prevent and heal illnesses and create<br />

overall good health - at any age! We are committed to quality<br />

and take pride in our relationship with not only our customers<br />

but also with our vendors. No products are placed on our<br />

shelves before being thoroughly researched and approved by<br />

our staff to ensure products are safe and of the best quality.<br />

Have a question or need assistance? Our staff is always<br />

willing to go the extra mile and suggest supplements tailored<br />

to your specific needs. For more than 30 years, Sunrise<br />

Natural Foods has helped customers, families and the<br />

community and we have always believed in giving back to the<br />

community who has helped in our success.<br />

During the pandemic we have gone to incredible lengths to<br />

ensure the health and safety of both our employees and our<br />

customers by not only following stringent cleaning protocols<br />

but also all employees and customers are required to wear<br />

a mask and we mark the floors to allow for proper social<br />

distancing. We are concerned about our SNF family and<br />

offer products to help build your immune system and to<br />

keep you healthy.<br />

Sunrise Natural Foods - full of life's best ingredients!<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

TIGER'S EYE SKIN CARE<br />

8016 Folsom-Auburn Rd // Folsom<br />

916-988-4973 // tigerseyeskincare.com<br />

CANCER CARE PACKAGE<br />

FOR PATIENTS DURING<br />

CHEMO AND RADIATION<br />

You may be wondering why a Native<br />

American Clay Exfoliation from The Tiger’s<br />

Eye Skincare is different from a traditional<br />

facial? Clay is versatile. It can be used on<br />

almost all skin types. Some of the great minerals<br />

in clay include magnesium, calcium and iron, all of<br />

which help with the production of collagen in the<br />

skin. As skin is exfoliated with clay, impurities from<br />

the skin are surfaced; pores shrink and dead cells<br />

become finer. We offer a variety of traditional Native<br />

American skin care treatments for men, women<br />

and children. Our team of aestheticism and skin<br />

care professionals are licensed to provide facials,<br />

exfoliation and clay masques, to help you to discover<br />

your best self! Tiger's Eye Skincare specializes in<br />

treating skin disorders such as rosacea, psoriasis,<br />

acne, eczema and is especially effective in treating<br />

conditions due to chemotherapy and radiation.<br />

Customer Testimonial:<br />

I was diagnosed with Anal Cancer and aggressive<br />

radiation. I tried everything to relieve, pain,<br />

burns, and blisters. After the first treatment<br />

immediately felt relief. My burns and blistering<br />

have completely healed. I would highly<br />

recommend anyone going through radiation<br />

look into this clay treatment from the first day you<br />

start. —Lorena<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

INNOVATIVE<br />

COMPOUNDING PHARMACY<br />

820 Wales Dr., Ste. 3 // Folsom<br />

916-984-9222 // www.icpfolsom.com<br />

Sitting: Drs. Anna and Masoud Rashidi<br />

I NNOVATIVE<br />

COMPOUNDING PHARMACY<br />

We are the only compounding<br />

pharmacy in the region to offer<br />

both sterile and non-sterile<br />

customized medications for the<br />

whole family, including your pets.<br />

We offer:<br />

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for chronic pain,<br />

Autoimmune disease and cancer<br />

Hormone replacement therapy for both men<br />

and women<br />

Sterile and non-sterile customized medications<br />

for the whole family, including your pet<br />

Compounding for pain management<br />

Veterinary compounded medication for your<br />

pets<br />

Pediatric dosage forms like lollipop, suspension<br />

or topical cream<br />

We pride ourselves on honoring our customers,<br />

and our continued commitment is to provide<br />

you with the personal, prompt and professional<br />

service you deserve.<br />

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING ALL YOUR<br />

MEDICINAL NEEDS!<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

ISI ® ELITE TRAINING<br />

1007 E Bidwell St., #109 // Folsom<br />

916-934-8210 // isielitetraining.com<br />

MASSAGE HEIGHTS<br />

230 Palladio Parkway suite 1229 // Folsom // 916-932-0399<br />

761 Pleasant Grove Blvd // Roseville // 916-772-9555<br />

ISI® unlimited membership holders via Elite membership are eligible for a<br />

100% money back guarantee.<br />

This 100% money back guarantee states that any Elite Membership holder who completes<br />

12 sessions in the first 30 days of their membership agreement at their home facility are<br />

eligible to receive a refund of their first month's dues if they are unsatisfied.<br />

ISI® is a 50-minute, low-impact, high-intensity, strengthbased<br />

workout. Each workout is designed and led<br />

by a certified coach giving you one-on-one attention<br />

within a team setting. We focus on simple but dynamic<br />

movements that will help you burn fat, build muscle and<br />

gain both confidence and strength. Through functional<br />

movements, every ISI® workout is designed to target different<br />

muscle groups, deliver measurable results and help you Train<br />

For Life®.<br />

WHAT ARE YOU TRAINING FOR?<br />

Massage is considered part of integrative medicine.<br />

Increasingly being offered with treatment for a wide<br />

range of medical conditions. Massage has been<br />

proven to reduce stress, ease pain and muscle<br />

soreness, support improved circulation, energy, and alertness.<br />

Additional benefits are lowering heart rate, blood pressure, and<br />

improving immune function.<br />

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions people enjoy massage<br />

because it produces feelings of caring, comfort, and connections.<br />

Massage Heights offers therapeutic cupping, CBD massages,<br />

and dry brushing. These treatments performed by our licensed<br />

therapists enhance and increase the benefits of massage.<br />

Support your total commitment to health and well-being by<br />

adding a customized facials to your routine.<br />

VITALITY BOWLS<br />

SUPERFOOD CAFE<br />

3988 Douglas Blvd. Ste 130 // Roseville<br />

916-771-4137 // www.vitalitybowls.com<br />

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•SUPERFOOD CAFE•<br />

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SALADS, GRAIN BOWLS, TOASTS, PANINI<br />

We are open:<br />

Mon-Sat 8-8 pm<br />

Sun 9-7 pm<br />

VITALITY BOWLS ROSEVILLE<br />

3988 DOUGLAS BLVD. STE 130<br />

ROSEVILLE, CA 95661<br />

916-771-4137<br />

Contact us for catering options!<br />

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Vitality Bowls is a superfood cafe specializing in making<br />

delicious açaí bowls, a thick blend containing the açaí<br />

berry topped with organic granola and a selection<br />

of superfood ingredients. Additional antioxidantrich<br />

menu items include smoothies, juices, salads and more.<br />

No ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, or artificial<br />

preservatives are used, giving the purest taste possible to each<br />

item. Vegan choices as well.<br />

A perfect complement to Vitality Bowls signature açai bowls and<br />

smoothies is our savory menu which includes toasts, paninis,<br />

wraps, and grain bowls. Our hearty menu contains grass-fed<br />

sirloin and all-natural chicken. There is great tasting, nutritious<br />

choices for everyone at Vitality Bowls!<br />

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SPECIAL SECTION<br />

WELL BY AM NURSING<br />

ALY JOHNSTON, FNP-BC<br />

916-633-2030 // www.wellbyamnursing.com<br />

aly@wellbyamnursing.com // /alyvjohnston<br />

Aly Johnston,<br />

FNP-BC<br />

is a Nurse<br />

Practitioner who<br />

offers Mobile Concierge<br />

Primary Care visits in the<br />

comfort of your home.<br />

Same or next day<br />

appointments, 602-Form<br />

completion, PPD and<br />

COVID Tests, Medication<br />

refills, and Urgent Care.<br />

Also offering Medical<br />

Weight and Hormone<br />

Management visits in<br />

person or via telehealth.<br />

Whether you're sick or only<br />

need some routine health<br />

maintenance, we're here<br />

for you!<br />

Accepting new patients<br />

for Direct Primary Care,<br />

Weight, and Hormone<br />

Management.<br />

FIIT NATION<br />

8200 Saratoga Way, Suite 140 // El Dorado Hills<br />

916-542-1475 // fiitnation.com/fiit-nation-el-dorado-hills-ca<br />

Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Functional Testing, Acupuncture.<br />

Start Living<br />

Your Best Life<br />

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CLASS<br />

We hire experts for so many things, from medical<br />

care to landscaping and car maintenance – it<br />

should be a no-brainer to hire a fitness expert to<br />

optimize your health through fitness and nutrition.<br />

Our coaches tailor each workout to your individual abilities<br />

and personalized goals by applying advanced knowledge of<br />

anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and exercise science.<br />

YOU BELONG IN FIIT NATION Strength in numbers is quite<br />

literal here. Work out together, transform together. #FIITFam<br />

Now!<br />

Specializing in gut health,<br />

Specializing in gut health,<br />

autoimmune conditions,<br />

weight loss, hormones,<br />

and more.<br />

“Pamela is kind, compassionate, and a great listener. Trust<br />

her advice and you will see amazing results. I know she has<br />

given me a much better quality of life!”<br />

In-person and<br />

telehealth services.<br />

Schedule a free 15 minute discovery call today!<br />

(916) 404-0886<br />

connorlifecoaching<br />

connorwellnessclinic<br />

Gift Certificates Available<br />

Monday — Friday 9am-5pm<br />

1891 E Roseville Pkwy, Roseville<br />

ConnorWellnessClinic.com<br />

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| eat & drink | Dining Out<br />

Umami<br />

Ramen<br />

by RYAN MARTINEZ | photos by TAYLOR GILLESPIE<br />

Spicy Tonkotsu<br />

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Green Tea<br />

187 Blue Ravine Road,<br />

Suite 160, Folsom,<br />

916-358-9897,<br />

umamiramenfolsom.com<br />

@umamiramenfolsom<br />

HOURS: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.<br />

(Saturday-Sunday); 11<br />

a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 4:30-8 p.m.<br />

(Monday-Friday)<br />

TRY THIS: Takoyaki, Black<br />

Garlic Tonkotsu, Veggie<br />

Ramen, Chashu Don, Katsu<br />

Curry Rice, Chicken Karaage,<br />

Green Tea Ice Cream<br />

DRINKS: Beer & sake<br />

TAB: $$<br />

HEADS-UP: Kid-friendly;<br />

self-service kiosk; online<br />

ordering and delivery<br />

available; additional ramen<br />

toppings can be added;<br />

choose from thick or thin<br />

noodles; draft beer<br />

Takoyaki<br />

Black Garlic Tonkotsu<br />

Sometimes all you want<br />

is a tasty meal without<br />

washing dishes, dressing<br />

up, making reservations,<br />

or tapping into decision<br />

fatigue while perusing a<br />

seemingly endless menu. Sometimes<br />

you just want simple done right.<br />

Enter Umami Ramen. Merging<br />

two quintessential Japanese staples—<br />

technology and simplicity—Umami<br />

blends modern dining and traditional<br />

Japanese flavors in a refreshingly<br />

casual setting.<br />

The menu is delectably small<br />

with a few choices to satisfy all<br />

spectrums of diners. Just walk up<br />

to the touch screen menu (yes, selfserve<br />

style, though a hard copy is<br />

also available), grab a number, pick a<br />

beverage (including beer and sake),<br />

an appetizer, choice of ramen or ricebased<br />

entrée, and a single dessert.<br />

Insert your card and voila! Within<br />

“<br />

Often taking hours to make,<br />

the broth at Umami was<br />

magical: steaming and<br />

fragrant with a rich texture.<br />

”<br />

minutes, your freshly made food will be delivered,<br />

piping hot. If only they had one of those noodleserving<br />

vending machines…<br />

My partner and I started with hot green tea and the<br />

takoyaki appetizer: a deep-fried, ball-shaped Japanese<br />

snack made with flour-based batter and filled with<br />

octopus. The sweet and savory flavors were delicious,<br />

though we felt the takoyaki themselves could have<br />

been a touch hotter. All in all, this Japanese street<br />

food classic, though not a personal favorite, is so<br />

unique I consider it a must-try.<br />

For those new to the ramen scene, it’s the king<br />

of Japanese soups. There are restaurants in Japan<br />

that focus solely on single styles of ramen, and the<br />

masters spend years (if not a lifetime) perfecting its<br />

art; there was even a documentary made about it<br />

(Ramen Heads).<br />

My favorite is typically tonkotsu, which features<br />

pork bone broth. On this visit, we tried two versions<br />

of it: spicy tonkotsu and black garlic tonkotsu.<br />

Often taking hours to make, the broth at Umami<br />

was magical: steaming and fragrant with a rich<br />

texture. Take that amazingness and add thin noodles<br />

topped with roasted pork chashu (a slow-braised<br />

and meltingly tender pork belly), black mushrooms,<br />

seasoned egg, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, and<br />

green onions.<br />

Allow me to elaborate. The egg was amazing, and<br />

I rarely marvel at eggs. Medium-boiled, the whites<br />

were fully cooked but the yolk just barely set. It<br />

was then seasoned, making it flavorful, creamy, and<br />

delicate. The pork belly was fall-apart tender and had<br />

the perfect touch of sweetness. The spicy broth was<br />

just that, so be forewarned; the black garlic broth<br />

was velvety with subtle notes coming through from<br />

the black garlic oil that made me come back for<br />

more—and more—and will probably<br />

be my new go-to here.<br />

Finally, they offer a single<br />

scoop of green tea ice cream<br />

for dessert, which we decided<br />

to pack up and enjoy curled<br />

up fireside at home—the<br />

perfect ending to a simple,<br />

comfort-food filled night.<br />

Tell us about<br />

your experience<br />

and what you liked<br />

by messaging us on<br />

Instagram<br />

(@stylemags), Facebook<br />

(@stylemediagroup), or<br />

emailing<br />

info@stylemg.<br />

com.<br />

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| eat & drink |<br />

Foodie Find<br />

MORE<br />

HANDHELD<br />

DELIGHTS<br />

— by BELLA NOLEN<br />

We rounded up five savory<br />

pies from across the region<br />

that are sure to leave you<br />

satisfied.<br />

Pasty Pies of the World<br />

374 Main Street, Placerville<br />

530-777-7437<br />

@savory_piesoftheworld<br />

Tell us about<br />

your experience<br />

and what you liked<br />

by messaging us on<br />

Instagram<br />

(@stylemags), Facebook<br />

(@stylemediagroup), or<br />

emailing<br />

info@stylemg.<br />

com.<br />

We’re all aware of the area’s Gold Rush history, but did you know<br />

that the miners searching for gold brought along a treasure of their<br />

own? Pasty pies! Pasty Pies of the World (part of Enchanted Forest<br />

Dining Experience) serves up the delicious hand pies that are each filled with<br />

worldly flavors. My partner and I stopped into the cozy locale and decided to<br />

take a quick trip to Europe with a France and Italy pasty to go. We patiently<br />

waited while our pies heated up, but you can always order them pre-cooked<br />

and bake them at your convenience. When we got home, we topped them<br />

with the accompanying sauces: balsamic reduction for France and pesto for<br />

Italy. The France pasty pie featured cubed black forest ham, gooey Brie, and<br />

fresh rosemary. Italy was filled with Italian ground beef, marinara, provolone<br />

cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil. Both pies were perfectly packed<br />

in a crispy, golden brown pocket featuring a thick braided crust. Rumor has<br />

it that the braid acted as a handle for the miners’ dirty hands so they could<br />

toss it without worrying about ingesting any unwanted germs. Luckily, we<br />

got to enjoy the crispy crust but were both too selfish to share. I suppose<br />

that just means we’ll have to go back and take another trip around the<br />

world to give the other flavors a go. Where will we end up? Japan? Ireland?<br />

Any location is guaranteed piping hot and packed with flavor!<br />

— by EMILY PETER-COREY<br />

Ikeda’s California Country<br />

Market<br />

13500 Lincoln Way, Auburn,<br />

530-885-4243, ikedas.com<br />

TRY THIS: Steak Pasty (smoky<br />

bacon, savory ground beef, fresh<br />

carrots, and potatoes)<br />

Sanskrit<br />

2776 East Bidwell Street,<br />

Suite 300, Folsom, 916-817-4356,<br />

sanskritindian.com<br />

TRY THIS: Samosa (potatoes, onions,<br />

green peas, and Indian spices)<br />

BAD Bakers<br />

1420 East Roseville Parkway,<br />

Suite 180, Roseville, 916-883-2253;<br />

195 Placerville Road, Suite 100,<br />

Folsom, 916-790-8042,<br />

badbakers.com<br />

TRY THIS: Pork Empanada (pork,<br />

carrots, peas, and potatoes)<br />

36 Handles Public House<br />

1010 White Rock Road, Suite 100,<br />

El Dorado Hills, 916-941-3606<br />

36handles.com<br />

TRY THIS: O.G. Cottage Pie (ground<br />

beef, peas, carrots, and onions<br />

stewed in beef gravy and red wine;<br />

topped with mashed potatoes and<br />

provolone cheese)<br />

The Market on Main<br />

585 Main Street, Placerville,<br />

530-303-3492<br />

TRY THIS: Caprese Empanada<br />

(tomatoes, fresh basil, and<br />

mozzarella)<br />

Ikeda's California Country Market Beef Pasty photo by Derek Ikeda. Sanskrit's Samosa photo by Sushil Kambil. BAD Bakers Pork Empanada photo by Blacktape Company.<br />

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Photo by Taylor Gillespie.


H BEST FOOD AND DRINK H<br />

AS VOTED BY THE READERS OF STYLE MAGAZINE<br />

ITALIAN<br />

FRENCH<br />

Best Italian Restaurant in El Dorado<br />

County- voted #1 for eleven straight<br />

years! Our old world family recipes<br />

are sure to delight. We invite you to<br />

enjoy an Italian family style feast or a<br />

romantic night out at Papa Gianni’s...<br />

your destination for an authentic<br />

Italian meal. Buon Appetito!<br />

Papa Gianni's Ristorante<br />

3450 Palmer Dr., Suite 1<br />

Cameron Park<br />

530-672-2333<br />

papagiannis.net<br />

Voted Best Overall Restaurant<br />

2020, 2021 AND 2022 in the<br />

Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay Area!<br />

Combining the flavors of France<br />

and the Mediterranean regions, with<br />

California fresh, seasonal, and locally<br />

grown ingredients. The perfect<br />

location for private dining, special<br />

events, wedding celebrations, and<br />

corporate dinners/presentations.<br />

La Provence Restaurant<br />

& Terrace<br />

110 Diamond Creek Place<br />

Roseville<br />

916-789-2002<br />

laprovenceroseville.com<br />

THAI<br />

DESSERTS<br />

Voted “#1 BEST THAI RESTAURANT”<br />

in Folsom and El Dorado Hills for the<br />

past 14 years and “#1 BEST TAKE-OUT”<br />

plus “a BEST CHEF” serving authentic,<br />

healthy & delicious Thai food. Lunch &<br />

Dinner daily. Indoor & Patio Dining.<br />

Chef’s Specials to make you happy.<br />

Easy Online Ordering on our websites<br />

for Take-Out and Delivery by Doordash,<br />

Snaptown, UberEats and GrubHub.<br />

Thai Paradise<br />

Folsom 916-984-8988<br />

ThaiParadiseFolsom.com<br />

El Dorado Hills 916-939-0389<br />

ThaiParadiseEDH.com<br />

Icing on the Cupcake offers a wide<br />

variety of cupcake flavors, including<br />

gluten-free and vegan options that are<br />

available every day at our three retail<br />

locations. We also offer other sweet<br />

treats, baked fresh daily including<br />

brownies, pies, and cookie sandwiches<br />

using the finest quality ingredients.<br />

Icing on the Cupcake<br />

3 locations to serve you<br />

Rocklin. Folsom Palladio. Sacramento<br />

916-303-4333<br />

icingonthecupcake.com<br />

AMERICAN<br />

AMERICAN<br />

The Independent presents an<br />

outstanding American fusion menu<br />

and a top-tier full bar. The scratch<br />

kitchen uses only the freshest, finest<br />

ingredients creating exceptional grill<br />

and seafood entrées. The bar prides<br />

itself on artisanal cocktails, freshsqueezed<br />

juices, and house-made<br />

mixers. Beautiful outdoor patio!<br />

The Independent<br />

Restaurant and Bar<br />

629 Main Street, Placerville<br />

530-344-7645<br />

independentplacerville.com<br />

At Smith Flat House Cellar & Grill, we<br />

are committed to providing locally<br />

sourced farm to fork cuisine in a<br />

unique and inviting atmosphere.<br />

We offer a fine dining experience<br />

both in our Historic Cellar featuring<br />

the original mahogany bar from the<br />

1800s, restored to its original beauty,<br />

and on our elegant patio.<br />

Smith Flat House<br />

Cellar and Grill<br />

2021 Smith Flat Road, Placerville<br />

530-621-1003<br />

smithflathouse.com<br />

PIZZERIA<br />

CANDY STORE/CONFECTIONER<br />

Family owned and operated, Pizzeria<br />

Classico has been serving Folsom<br />

for more than 37 years. We feature<br />

hand-tossed, Chicago style deep dish<br />

and stuffed pizzas, our famous garlic<br />

chips, pasta salad and sandwiches.<br />

Craft beers on tap and premium wine<br />

by the glass or bottle. Come give our<br />

award-winning cuisine a try!<br />

Pizzeria Classico<br />

702 Sutter Street, Unit A<br />

Folsom<br />

916-351-1430<br />

pizzeriaclassico.com<br />

A Family of Candy Makers since 1963.<br />

With three generations of candy<br />

makers, Snooks continues the tradition<br />

of producing the finest freshly<br />

made confections in Historic Folsom.<br />

Thank you Folsom for your support.<br />

Come Visit Us or Shop Online!<br />

Snooks Candies<br />

and Chocolate Factory<br />

731 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom<br />

916-985-0620<br />

snookscandies.com<br />

SPECIAL SECTION<br />

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| eat & drink | Sip on This<br />

1<br />

4<br />

Booze<br />

Bucket List<br />

6 MUST-TRY SIPS<br />

Step out of your adult<br />

beverage comfort<br />

zone this year by<br />

trying something<br />

new (to you!). The<br />

offerings here<br />

aren’t only unique<br />

but crafted locally,<br />

too. Enjoy—and<br />

remember to always<br />

imbibe responsibly!<br />

2<br />

5<br />

3<br />

6<br />

1<br />

CHEERS TO (SOUR) BEERS<br />

Recently released from Burning<br />

Barrel Brewing Co., Tart Pops<br />

Double Jammer is a bold smoothie sour<br />

that mimics everyone’s favorite childhood<br />

breakfast pastry. Each juicy sip is loaded with<br />

blueberries, strawberries, cake batter, pie<br />

crust, and cinnamon. As if it couldn’t get any<br />

sweeter, Burning Barrel makes all their<br />

smoothie sours with 100% real fruit. 11210 Sun<br />

Center Drive, Suite B, Rancho Cordova, 916-<br />

382-4846, burningbarrelbrewco.com<br />

2<br />

BARRELS OF FUN<br />

Can’t decide between wine or<br />

whiskey? Now you can savor the<br />

flavors of both, thanks to this big, brawny<br />

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Petite<br />

Sirah from Bogle Vineyards<br />

that combines luscious,<br />

jammy flavors and a rich<br />

mouthfeel with smoky, sweet<br />

notes. Aged in whiskey<br />

barrels, it’s infused with<br />

complexity, concentration,<br />

and a unique finish—a primo<br />

pick when you’re looking to<br />

savor something special<br />

alongside good friends and<br />

good conversation. 37783<br />

County Road 144, Clarksburg,<br />

916-744-1092, boglewinery.<br />

com<br />

3<br />

GO ON A GRAPE<br />

ESCAPE<br />

In case you haven’t<br />

heard, canned wines are<br />

what all the cool kids (21 and<br />

up, of course!) are drinking.<br />

Whether heading out on a<br />

hike or hitting the slopes,<br />

they’re palatable and<br />

portable—plus, they’re good<br />

for the planet. We’re currently<br />

crushing on the Canned<br />

Pinot Noir from Wise Villa<br />

Winery, which boasts flavors<br />

of cherry, raspberry, clove,<br />

vanilla, and dried roses, alongside a lush,<br />

firm finish. 4200 Wise Road, Lincoln, 916-543-<br />

0323, wisevillawinery.com<br />

by MEGAN WISKUS<br />

4<br />

SHAKE YOUR BOOCH-Y<br />

A buzzy beverage that’s glutenfree<br />

and good for your gut (thanks<br />

to its plethora of probiotics), hard<br />

kombucha is “the drink” for healthconscious<br />

consumers. Grass Valley’s<br />

family-owned and operated Gold Vibe<br />

Kombuchary makes some pretty fun<br />

flavors. Our favorite? Lavender Lift, which<br />

is made by brewing locally sourced,<br />

whole-flower lavender in jasmine tea and<br />

fermenting it with organic ginger and<br />

lemon. 12615 Charles Drive, Grass Valley, 530-<br />

802-7337, goldvibe.com<br />

5<br />

GO NUTS<br />

Fans of beer and Almond Joy will<br />

jump for actual joy over this<br />

imperial stout from the talented team at<br />

Moksa Brewing—known for their out-ofthe-bottle<br />

offerings that are made using<br />

high-quality ingredients alongside<br />

exceptional quality control. Released<br />

annually every winter, Happy Almonds is<br />

brewed with almonds toasted in-house,<br />

real coconut (over one pound per gallon!),<br />

and Mexican and Congolese vanilla beans.<br />

Pick up a bottle of the boozy, liquid dessert<br />

while it lasts. 5860 Pacific Street, Rocklin,<br />

916-824-1366 moksabrewing.com<br />

6<br />

TAKE THE HIGH ROAD<br />

Out of life’s many pleasures, red<br />

wine and whiskey top the list. You<br />

could concoct a New York Sour (a cocktail<br />

that mixes fruity red wine and smokysweet<br />

bourbon with lemon juice and<br />

simple syrup)—or you could pour yourself<br />

a glass of the Vintner's Road Bourbon<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon Finished from J.J.<br />

Pfister Distilling. After blending their<br />

flagship High Rye Bourbon, they age it in<br />

cabernet sauvignon wine casks for up to<br />

six months. The result? A 100-proof, 100%<br />

delicious spirit with allspice, dark caramel,<br />

black pepper, and saddle leather on the<br />

nose alongside layered notes of<br />

boysenberry, plum, and black cherry. 9819<br />

Business Park Drive, Sacramento, 916-672-<br />

9662, jjpfister.com<br />

Burning Barrel photo by Joe Matty. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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H BEST FOOD AND DRINK H<br />

AS VOTED BY THE READERS OF STYLE MAGAZINE<br />

AMERICAN<br />

ITALIAN<br />

italian cuisine<br />

FLB Entertainment Center is a whole<br />

lot of flavor and fun, proudly serving<br />

the Folsom community. We have 20<br />

beers on tap, handcrafted specialty<br />

cocktails, and an excellent wine<br />

selection. Our menu has something<br />

for everyone from delicious wings<br />

and burgers to wraps and salads. Stop<br />

in today and see why we’ve been<br />

voted the best sports bar in the area!<br />

FLB Entertainment Center<br />

511 E. Bidwell St. , Folsom<br />

916-983-4411<br />

flb365.com<br />

A restaurant dedicated to bringing the<br />

flavors of Tuscany to our dining room.<br />

Named after the Italian hometown of<br />

2 of our founding partners, we offer<br />

traditional cuisine of the Tuscany region,<br />

as well as other recipes popular all over<br />

Italy – simple dishes made to order with<br />

the freshest of ingredients, and always<br />

created and served with pride.<br />

Vaiano Trattoria<br />

7160 Douglas Blvd.<br />

Granite Bay<br />

916-780-0888<br />

vaianotrattoria.com<br />

AMERICAN<br />

PIZZA<br />

Celebrating our 16th year in business,<br />

Heyday Café has been voted Best<br />

Overall Restaurant, Best Salad Place,<br />

Best Casual Restaurant, and Best<br />

Wine Bar! Heyday Café presents fresh<br />

California cuisine with international<br />

influences. Lunch and dinner served<br />

Tue-Sat. Pouring over 40 wines!<br />

Reservations are encouraged.<br />

Heyday Café<br />

325 Main Street<br />

Placerville<br />

530-626-9700<br />

heydaycafe.com<br />

We’re open every night for dinein<br />

and takeout until 11. You can<br />

also have each of your favorites<br />

delivered right to your door by<br />

visiting our website.<br />

Order now at wallyspizzabar.com<br />

Wally's Pizza Bar<br />

4079 Cameron Park Drive<br />

Cameron Park<br />

530-677-5205<br />

wallyspizzabar.com<br />

STEAKHOUSE<br />

WINERY/BISTRO<br />

C. Knight’s brings a classic approach<br />

to the American tradition of the “old<br />

school steakhouse” offering Prime beef,<br />

craft cocktails, and local wines. We’re<br />

honored to be consistently voted one of<br />

the best steakhouses in the region. Now<br />

serving all the favorites from Ruffhaus<br />

Hot Dog Co. daily for lunch.<br />

Open for lunch and dinner, and<br />

happy hour 3-5pm daily.<br />

C. Knight’s Steakhouse<br />

2085 Vine Street, Suite 101<br />

El Dorado Hills<br />

916-235-1730<br />

cknightssteakhouse.com<br />

Wise Villa Winery is the only winery<br />

in Placer County to feature a full<br />

dining experience in our Tuscanstyle<br />

bistro. We use only the highest<br />

quality, locally sourced ingredients<br />

that are hand crafted to perfectly<br />

pair with our award-winning wines.<br />

Wise Villa Winery<br />

4200 Wise Rd.<br />

Lincoln<br />

916-543-0323<br />

wisevillawinery.com<br />

MEXICAN<br />

ITALIAN<br />

Mexquite Mexican Cuisine & Tequila<br />

Lounge offers a lively, open, family<br />

friendly environment. Catering and<br />

special parties available. Enjoy your<br />

meal inside our spacious dining<br />

room or bar, or outdoor on our<br />

gorgeous patio. Voted Best Mexican<br />

Restaurant by the readers of <strong>Style</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> for Folsom and El Dorado<br />

Hills for the past 10+ years!<br />

Mexquite Mexican Cuisine &<br />

Tequila Lounge<br />

25095 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom<br />

916-984-8607<br />

mexquite.com<br />

At Visconti’s Ristorante, we’re honored<br />

to cook for you as we cook for our own<br />

family and we are proud to use only<br />

the freshest ingredients and imported<br />

meat, cheese, and wine. We welcome<br />

you and look forward to serving you!<br />

Visconti’s Ristorante<br />

2700 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 700<br />

Folsom<br />

916-983-5181<br />

viscontisristorante.com<br />

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Hot<br />

LIST<br />

THE<br />

Top-Notch<br />

Nachos<br />

by CAITLIN MCCULLOCH<br />

Nachos are one of the most crowd-pleasing cuisines. Perfect<br />

for sharing, and as an appetizer or a complete meal, they pair<br />

best with football, friends, and a cold beer. From the classics<br />

done right (fried chips and melty cheese) to more creative<br />

preparations (smoked brisket and charro beans! ahi and<br />

avocado!), they’re fun to eat and hard to hate. If you don’t feel<br />

like making them at home, level up with this local roundup of<br />

the most popular plates found ’round town.<br />

On Dos Coyotes' opening day in <strong>January</strong> of 1991, their Santa Fe<br />

Nachos were on the menu. They’ve stood the test of time and are<br />

considered one of the café’s most popular items. Everything on them is<br />

made in-house, including the red chipotle sauce that’s got both notes of<br />

honey and spice. A hearty helping of jack and cheddar cheese top blue<br />

corn tortilla chips, while whole black beans, sour cream, and guacamole<br />

complete the masterpiece. If you want to pump up the protein, pulled<br />

pork, chicken, or steak can be added as well.<br />

13385 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-351-9750; 2030 Douglas Boulevard, Suite<br />

4, Roseville, 916-772-0775; 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, 916-408-7777, doscoyotes.com<br />

If you can’t decide between potato chips<br />

or nachos—or if you simply adore potatoes<br />

with cheese—head to Placerville Public<br />

House for their Pub Nachos. A plethora<br />

of the toppings are made in-house, including<br />

the fresh beer cheese sauce that's crafted<br />

daily. Green onions and a black bean corn<br />

salsa add some freshness while shredded<br />

carnitas bring a hearty balance. Topped with<br />

spicy habanero sour cream, you get a hot yet<br />

refreshing blast of flavor with each bite.<br />

305 Main Street, Placerville, 530-303-3792,<br />

placervillepublichouse.com<br />

Barbecue-meets-nachos with a decadent order<br />

of the Brisket Nachos at J. Wild’s Livery &<br />

Feed. The star of the show is the namesake brisket,<br />

which is from Creekstone Farms and slow-smoked<br />

to perfection. The smoky meat is cubed and blends<br />

nicely with cheese sauce, which is house-made<br />

daily. Charro beans (a barbecue bean with Hispanic<br />

origins) brings a little kick and spice. You’ll also find<br />

delicious bites of onions, jalapeños, bacon, crema,<br />

and guacamole.<br />

614 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-353-0140, jwilds.com<br />

Dos Coyotes photo by Kevin Fiscus Photography. J. Wild's Livery & Feed photo by Yarcenia Garcia. Placerville Public House photo by Taylor Gillespie ©stylemediagroup.<br />

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Crunchy tortilla chips truly get loaded<br />

on the aptly named Loaded<br />

Nachos from Bar 101. Fans of<br />

classic nachos will be pleased with<br />

this offering that features a blend of<br />

jack and cheddar cheese alongside<br />

familiar players like jalapeños,<br />

refried beans, black olives, pico de<br />

gallo, sour cream, green onions, and<br />

house-made guacamole. Customize<br />

your order by choosing between a<br />

generous portion of carnitas, ground<br />

beef, or shredded chicken.<br />

101 Main Street, Roseville, 916-774-0505,<br />

bar101roseville.com<br />

Goose Port Public House photo by Dante Fontana ©styleme.diagroup. Nectar Cafe photo by Katie Schleder.<br />

The Spicy Poke Nachos from Goose Port<br />

Public House are the perfect shareable while<br />

watching the big game on one of their flat screens<br />

or listening to live music. Diners can expect<br />

sashimi-grade tuna atop crispy wonton chips<br />

with some tasty toppings to boot (spicy serrano<br />

peppers, sweet chunks of pineapple, and green<br />

onions). The grand finale? Creamy sriracha aioli and<br />

sesame teriyaki sauce. And if you love tuna, it’ll only<br />

cost you a few bucks more for an extra helping.<br />

316 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-886-5080, gooseport.com<br />

If you’re a sushi fan, then the Ahi Tuna<br />

Nachos from Sienna were made<br />

for you. Traditional tortilla chips are<br />

replaced with crispy wonton chips (so<br />

you’re still getting a good crunch) and<br />

topped with sushi-grade ahi tuna, red<br />

tomatoes, chunks of avocado, and a<br />

sprinkling of cilantro. In lieu of cheese,<br />

the dish is topped with sriracha mayo<br />

for some creamy heat, accompanied<br />

by a soy ginger glaze for a dash of<br />

sweetness.<br />

3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-9694;<br />

1408 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-771-4700;<br />

siennarestaurants.com<br />

Vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike<br />

will love the Nachos Supreme from<br />

Auburn’s Nectar Café, whose mission<br />

is “to help you and the planet thrive by<br />

providing delicious, local, organic, healthy<br />

food.” House-made cashew cheese meets<br />

a bed of corn tortilla chips before cilantro,<br />

black olives, jalapeños, guacamole, and<br />

vegan chorizo are piled on. A cilantro-lime<br />

crema, also made with cashews, finishes<br />

things off. Bonus: They can be made with<br />

regular dairy cheese instead of the cashew<br />

cheese, too!<br />

948 Lincoln Way, Suite A, Auburn, 530-820-3314,<br />

nectar-cafe.com<br />

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| eat & drink |<br />

Restaurant Guide<br />

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

= Outdoor Seating<br />

= Full Bar<br />

= Beer & Wine Only<br />

= Happy Hour<br />

M = Pick up a copy of <strong>Style</strong> here!<br />

AUBURN<br />

Auburn Alehouse<br />

289 Washington St., 530-885-2537. American. Brewpub. From<br />

weekly specials and craft beers to a bloody mary brunch<br />

bar, you can have it all at this brewpub in Historic Old<br />

Town. With their onsite brewery (beers are brewed in small<br />

310-gallon batches), you’re guaranteed the freshest of the<br />

fresh. Hang out on the patio, grab a drink, and enjoy some<br />

classic American fare, like the beloved cheese loaf and fried<br />

chicken. B/L/D $$


Hisui Sushi<br />

25004 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 107, 916-985-7778. Japanese.<br />

Combining traditional Japanese cuisine with a creative and<br />

contemporary flair, Hisui focuses on serving food made<br />

using fresh, healthy ingredients. Closed Monday. L/D $$<br />

Iron Horse Tavern<br />

460 Palladio Pkwy., 916-618-4322. New American.<br />

Grab a seat on the spacious patio with TVs at this<br />

hip gastropub that serves up eclectic American fare,<br />

including a Mac & Cheese Bar, Brandy Fried Chicken<br />

Nuggets, and weekend brunch with Stuffed French Toast,<br />

a Breakfast Board, and bottomless mimosas. Their craft<br />

cocktails, myriad mocktails, and over 25 beers can't be<br />

missed either. L/D $$<br />

Julian's Pâtisserie and Café<br />

6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd., Ste. 7, 916-936-4735. Bakery/Café.<br />

Julian's Pâtisserie is full of European treats, creative crêpes<br />

(both sweet and savory), and more—all of which are made<br />

from scratch with nothing but the finest ingredients. Closed<br />

Tuesday. B/L $<br />

Karen’s Bakery and Café<br />

705 Gold Lake Dr., Ste. 340, 916-985-2665. Bakery/Café.<br />

Bakery items here are based on European traditions and<br />

feature seasonal ingredients with a creative approach. The<br />

picturesque patio is perfect for catching up with friends<br />

over coffee or lunch. Closed Sunday. B/L $$<br />

Land Ocean New American Grill<br />

2720 East Bidwell St., 916-983-7000. New American. Land<br />

Ocean offers distinctive menus that include hand-cut<br />

steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood, and delectable<br />

desserts. Weekend brunch. L/D $$<br />

La Rosa Blanca<br />

402 Natoma St., 916-673-9085. Mexican. You’re part of the<br />

family at La Rosa Blanca. From fajitas and tostadas to tortas,<br />

soups, and salads, you can expect great-tasting food,<br />

generous portions, and a festive environment. L/D $<br />

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar<br />

300 Palladio Pkwy., Folsom, 916-378-4660. American. Enjoy a<br />

sizeable, seasonal menu full of eclectic, gastropub-style<br />

offerings that include salads, bowls, burgers, pastas,<br />

desserts, and even an impressive kids’ menu. Weekend<br />

brunch. L/D $$<br />

Lotus 8<br />

199 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 100. 916-351-9278. Chinese. This<br />

eatery serves authentic Chinese food with a modern twist,<br />

such as orange chicken that manages to be both saucy yet<br />

incredibly crispy at the same time. Lunch dishes come with<br />

soup and your choice of chow mein or fried rice. L/D $$<br />

Manderes<br />

1004 East Bidwell Street, Suite 600, Folsom, 916-986-9655,<br />

American. Serving favorites like burgers, ravioli, steaks, and<br />

more, this lively spot prides themselves on hearty American<br />

fare and good beer and wine. Closed Monday. L/D $$<br />

Mas Taco Bar<br />

450 Palladio Pkwy., 916-597-2929. Mexican.<br />

From creative tacos that run the gamut from pork belly and<br />

duck confit, to Korean fried chicken and fried oysters, Mas'<br />

menu also features appetizers, bowls, and desserts. When<br />

it comes to wetting your whistle, the cocktail menu—all<br />

handmade with fresh ingredients—has you covered! The bar<br />

also boasts over 50 types of tequila. B/L/D $$<br />

Mel's Diner<br />

13399 Folsom Blvd., 916-985-7337, American. Whether morning,<br />

noon, or night, step into yesteryear at this local diner that<br />

serves all-American family favorites like country fried steak,<br />

burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes, and more. B/L/D $$<br />

Mexquite<br />

25095 Blue Ravine Rd., 916-984-8607. Mexican. Mexquite<br />

provides mouthwatering Mexican cuisine, plus a lively<br />

interior and spacious, dog-friendly patio. Patrons<br />

particularly love their ceviche, margaritas, and carnitas.<br />

Weekend brunch. L/D $$<br />

Mikuni<br />

185 Placerville Rd., Ste. 100, Folsom, 916-934-5250. Japanese. In<br />

addition to sushi, traditional Japanese dishes, and modern<br />

twists on classics, Mikuni offers a gluten-free menu, party<br />

platters, and happy hour specials—all made using great<br />

attention to detail and fresh ingredients. L/D $$<br />

Mountain Mike's Pizza<br />

25075 Blue Ravine Rd Suite 150, Folsom, 916-817-1207. Pizza. A<br />

family-friendly favorite, Mountain Mikes promises the<br />

crispiest, curliest pepperoni and the freshest ingredients on<br />

their pizza. They also offer mouthwatering wings, an all-youcan-eat<br />

salad bar, and pizza buffet lunch. L/D $$<br />

Mylapore<br />

1760 Prairie City Rd., Ste. 160., 916-985-3500. Indian. With South<br />

Indian roots, Mylapore serves fresh, healthy, scratch-made<br />

food that’s entirely vegetarian. Their breakfast, daily specials,<br />

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4131 South Shingle Rd., Ste. 7, Shingle Springs, 530-763-6761.<br />

American. This full-service restaurant offers delicious<br />

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cheese, etc.) and entertainment for the whole family,<br />

from pool tables, dart boards, and an arcade, to cards<br />

and dice. L/D $$<br />

The Farm Table<br />

311 Main St., 530-295-8140. New American. At this not-so-secret<br />

Placerville gem, ingredients are sourced from local farms<br />

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The Independent<br />

629 Main St., Placerville, 530-344-7645. New American. Step<br />

into an urban dining establishment in the heart of<br />

Placerville and savor American fusion favorites and<br />

creatively mixed cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices.<br />

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Tom’s Burger & Frosty<br />

567 Placerville Dr., Placerville, 530-295-8199. American. Enjoy<br />

freshly grilled burgers, piping hot fries, and thick milkshakes<br />

that you and the whole family will love at this no-frills<br />

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Wally’s Pizza Bar<br />

4079 Cameron Park Dr., Cameron Park, 530-677-5205. Pizza/<br />

American. This family-owned and operated eatery crafts<br />

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dishes. Their happy hour is one of the best in town.<br />

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Back Forty Texas BBQ<br />

1201 Orlando Avenue, Roseville, 916-726-4040. American.<br />

Serving up authentic Texas and finger-licking fare including<br />

ribs, burgers, steaks and more, plus fresh made sides<br />

alongside old-fashioned southern hospitality. L/D $$<br />

Bar 101 Eats & Drinks<br />

101 Main St., Roseville, 916-774-0505, American. Sometimes<br />

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menu features traditional bar fare, a bevy of burgers and<br />

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Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market<br />

1595 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-750-5150. American. Choose<br />

between fine dining or casual dining by the bar or on the<br />

temperature-controlled patio. The menu offers comfort<br />

food and elevated fare, while a full-service bar aims to<br />

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options. B/L/D $$<br />

BrickYard Counter & Bar<br />

1475 Eureka Rd., Ste. 120, 916- 836-8406. American. BBQ.. Expect<br />

good times (weekly events and live music), good eats<br />

(burgers, BBQ, salads, sandwiches), and good drinks<br />

(including regularly rotating craft taps) at this familystyle<br />

locale that’s perfect for a first date, birthday<br />

celebration, class party, sporting event, or evening out<br />

with friends. L/D $$<br />

Chicago Fire<br />

500 North Sunrise Ave., 916-771-2020. Pizza. Offering a variety<br />

of menu items inspired by the Windy City, from meaty<br />

Italian beef sandwiches and a “Chicago Dog” to the deepest<br />

and cheesiest pizza in town. L/D $$<br />

Eureka!<br />

234 Gibson Dr., Ste. 100, Roseville, 916-864-9500. American. Serves<br />

30 craft beers on tap, an extensive selection of small-batch<br />

whiskeys, and regional wines, along with craveable dishes<br />

like lollipop corn dogs, burgers, salads, and fried chicken<br />

sliders. Brunch Saturday & Sunday. L/D $$<br />

Fat’s Asia Bistro<br />

1500 Eureka Rd., Roseville, 916-787-3287, Asian Fusion/<br />

Chinese/Seafood. Named the region’s favorite Asian<br />

restaurant for more than 10 years in a row, Fat’s specializes<br />

in handmade dim sum, banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s<br />

recipe), and other high-quality dishes. L/D $$<br />

Flame & Fire Brazilian Steakhouse<br />

963 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Ste. 100. 916-790-5750. Brazilian.<br />

Steakhouse. Established in 2014, Flame & Fire offers a unique<br />

dining experience where gaucho chefs carve succulent,<br />

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either! Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and keto friendly. Live<br />

music on Fridays; lunch served Sundays. D $$$<br />

Four Sisters Café<br />

9050 Fairway Dr., Ste. 165, Roseville, 916-797-0770. American/<br />

Café. Mango-stuffed French toast, eggs benedicts, thicksliced<br />

bacon (cured and smoked in-house), homemade<br />

soups, specialty salads, and sandwiches are just a sampling<br />

of this cafe's mouthwatering menu. B/L $$<br />

Goose Port Public House<br />

316 Vernon St., Roseville, 916-886-5080. American. Sports Bar.<br />

This family-friendly eatery boasts fresh-made bites for<br />

everyone, from an array of apps and salads, to burgers and<br />

seasonal entrées. Vegan options. Big-screen TVs. Brunch<br />

Saturday & Sunday. L/D $$<br />

House of Oliver<br />

3992 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 140, Roseville, 916-773-9463. American.<br />

Wine and dine at this upscale bar that offers wine flights,<br />

cheese and charcuterie boards, and pairing plates. There's<br />

live music every Friday and Saturday night, various special<br />

events, and late-night dining. D $$<br />

Il Fornaio<br />

1179 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 118, Roseville, 916-788-1200. Italian. Using the<br />

freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il<br />

Fornaio creates high-quality Italian food paired with great<br />

wines and cocktails in a beautiful setting. L/D $$<br />

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace<br />

110 Diamond Creek Pl., Roseville, 916-789-2002. French/<br />

Mediterranean. Dining at La Provence is akin to being in a<br />

little French villa. Topped with their consistently delicious<br />

food and wine, cozy fireplace, and twinkle-lit patio, and you<br />

have the recipe for a memorable meal. Saturday brunch.<br />

Closed Sunday. L/D $$$<br />

Land Ocean New American Grill<br />

1151 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 241, 916-407-5640. New American. Land<br />

Ocean offers distinctive menus that include hand-cut<br />

steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood, and delectable<br />

desserts. Weekend brunch. L/D $$<br />

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar<br />

238 Gibson Dr., Roseville, 916-727-6321. American. Enjoy a<br />

sizeable, seasonal menu full of eclectic, gastropub-style<br />

offerings that include salads, bowls, burgers, pastas,<br />

desserts, and even an impressive kids’ menu. Weekend<br />

brunch. L/D $$<br />

Mehfil Indian Restaurant<br />

1605 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, 916-791-1199. Indian. Casual<br />

eatery with a lunch buffet offering Indian food favorites and<br />

many vegetarian options. L/D $<br />

Mikuni<br />

1017 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 160, Roseville, 916-780-2119. Japanese. In<br />

addition to sushi, traditional Japanese dishes, and modern<br />

twists on classics, Mikuni offers a gluten-free menu, party<br />

platters, and happy hour specials—all made using great<br />

attention to detail and fresh ingredients. L/D $$<br />

My Thai Kitchen<br />

1465 Eureka Rd., Ste. 140, Roseville, 916-781-7811. Thai. Enjoy<br />

authentic, fresh-made fare in an open-concept kitchen at<br />

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friendly service. L/D $$<br />

Nixtaco<br />

1805 Cirby Way, 916-771-4165. Mexican.<br />

Don't let the unassuming facade of this casual taqueria<br />

fool you: Nixtaco's menu features chef-driven tacos<br />

and quesadillas with farmers' market-sourced produce,<br />

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Paul Martin’s American Grill<br />

1455 Eureka Rd., Roseville, 916-783-3600. New American.<br />

Classic American fare in a sophisticated, convivial setting;<br />

an energetic bar with communal tables and plush seating,<br />

intimate booths and tables, and an expansive outdoor<br />

patio. L/D $$<br />

Platinum Wine Lounge<br />

9050 Fairway Dr., Ste. 105, 916-780-9463. Wine Bar. New American.<br />

For fans of carefully curated wine lists featuring Californiagrown<br />

grapes and local craft beers, look no further than<br />

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charcuterie boards, plus paninis, flatbreads, and other<br />

shareables. Be sure to save room for their brown butter<br />

cake alongside a glass of Port. Closed Monday. D $$<br />

Range Kitchen & Tap<br />

1420 E, Roseville Pkwy., Ste. 160, Roseville, 916-865-4317. New<br />

American. Range Kitchen & Tap’s menu is designed for<br />

sharing and socializing, with a focus on serving locally<br />

sourced and seasonal comfort food like bison meatball<br />

sliders, fried chicken, and pizza. Closed Sunday. L/D $$<br />

Ruth’s Chris Steak House<br />

1185 Galleria Blvd., Ste. P-120, Roseville, 916-780-6910. Steak/<br />

Seafood. Sizzling plates and an award-winning wine list are a<br />

perfect pairing for any occasion. Experience Ruth’s Chris<br />

elegant setting for a romantic dinner, business meeting, or<br />

private party. D $$$<br />

Sienna Restaurant<br />

1480 Eureka Rd., 916-771-4700. American. This awardwinning<br />

restaurant’s specialties include wood-fired pizzas,<br />

fresh fish, hand-cut steaks, and a large selection of<br />

appetizers. Weekend brunch. $$ L/D<br />

Tang’s Sushi<br />

1426 Blue Oaks Blvd., Ste. 100, Roseville, 916-781-0807. Japanese.<br />

With so many inventive eats and modern environs to boot,<br />

Tang’s has mastered the art of Japanese fare with flair. The<br />

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items. Closed Sunday. L/D $$<br />

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Thai Basil<br />

1613 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, 916-782-8424. Thai. This<br />

cheerful, long-established eatery serves up an array of Thai<br />

favorites in a light-filled, compact space. L/D $$<br />

The Monk’s Cellar<br />

240 Vernon St., Roseville, 916-786-6665. American. The<br />

Monk’s Cellar has brought a little bit of Belgium to<br />

Downtown Roseville, with their community-focused<br />

brewery and restaurant that serves fine artisanal beer and<br />

creative dishes. L/D $$<br />

The Place<br />

221 Vernon St., Roseville. 916-742-5447. Italian. Cozy<br />

Italian restaurant and bar that specializes in artisanal,<br />

wood-fired pizzas, paninis, pastas, and more. Closed<br />

Monday. L/D $$<br />

Zócalo<br />

1182 Roseville Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roseville, 916-788-0303. Mexican.<br />

Elegant restaurant and bar with modern Mexican dishes,<br />

fresh-made margaritas, and Sunday brunch. Avail of their<br />

monthly chef’s dinner or private party room. L/D $$<br />

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Dominick’s Italian Market & Deli<br />

8621 Auburn Folsom Rd., Granite Bay, 916-786-3355. Italian.<br />

Namesake Dominick’s dream was to have a unique place<br />

that would provide customers with the finest and freshest<br />

ingredients, large portions, fair prices, and the Italian<br />

tradition of first-name friendliness. A decade later and his<br />

dream is alive and well in Granite Bay. L/D $$<br />

Farmhaus<br />

8230 Auburn Folsom Rd., Granite Bay, 916-772-3276. New American.<br />

This fresh, seasonal eatery tucked off Auburn Folsom Road<br />

is a feast for the senses. The house-like building pumps out<br />

plates that morph with the months. On balmy days, their<br />

picturesque patio is a must. Closed Monday. L/D $$<br />

Hawks<br />

5530 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, 916-791-6200. New American.<br />

Refined, high-end American cuisine, including tasting<br />

menus, in a stylish, modern dining room and bar. Brunch on<br />

the second Sunday each month; lunch weekdays; Closed<br />

Monday. L/D $$$<br />

New Glory Brewery & Taproom<br />

5540 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 140 & 150, Granite Bay, 916-872-1721.<br />

American. Delicious food (sandwiches, pizzas, salads,<br />

shareables, and burgers), beautiful brews, and a<br />

spacious patio await at New Glory’s latest venture in<br />

Granite Bay. L/D $$<br />

Vaiano Trattoria<br />

7160 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, 916-780-0888. Italian.<br />

Offering traditional Tuscan cuisine and other Italian<br />

favorites, Vaiano Trattoria prides themselves on preparing<br />

simple dishes that are made to order with the freshest of<br />

ingredients. Lunch served weekdays. L/D $$<br />

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6848 Five Star Boulevard, Suite 5, Rocklin, 916-259-4029, Wine Bar.<br />

Relax, socialize or network in an upscale lounge setting<br />

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Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que<br />

6628 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin, 916-780-7427. American. Serving<br />

slow-cooked meats and other Southern-style eats that the<br />

whole family will love, Lucille’s is a Rocklin favorite for a<br />

reason. L/D $$<br />

Mezcalito Oaxacan Cuisine<br />

5065 Pacific St., 916-701-4772. Oaxacan. Savor authentic flavors<br />

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Pottery World Café<br />

4419 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-8080. American/Café. With<br />

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addition to an extensive lunch menu, and a high tea the<br />

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The Chef’s Table<br />

6843 Lonetree Blvd., Ste. 103, Rocklin, 916-771-5656. New<br />

American. The namesake chefs here pride themselves on<br />

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4415 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-2697. American. If you’re<br />

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TO YOUR BEST<br />

YEAR YET<br />

1 » Regulate your nervous<br />

system. When you feel<br />

triggered, learn how to<br />

slow down, focus on your<br />

breath (exhale longer than<br />

you inhale), and feel the<br />

sensations in your body.<br />

Having a regular yoga<br />

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2 » Develop a healthy<br />

attachment style. Your<br />

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Those with a positive<br />

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they’re dependable, trust<br />

themselves and others, are<br />

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committed to growing and<br />

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your wants and needs; don’t<br />

assume others know what<br />

they are.<br />

5 » Learn something<br />

new. This is one of the best<br />

things you can do to build<br />

confidence.<br />

“The body benefits from<br />

movement, and the mind<br />

benefits from stillness.”<br />

—Sakyong Mipham<br />

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Self-esteem coach Diana Vitantonio<br />

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