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estern Slope Health Center is one of the finest skilled nursing facilities in Northern California. Utilizing 24/7 RNs and a team of 12 therapists, we provide rehabilitation services and around the clock skilled care in a comfortable, caring and friendly environment. We know that making a decision about a rehabilitation community that is right for you and your loved one is a difficult one. At Western Slope Health Center, we make every effort to ease your apprehension and help make the whole process as stress-free as possible, every step of the way. At Western Slope, we specialize in rapid recovery with our rehabilitation suites. Designed to facilitate our residents’ return to home as safely as possible, the room environments are realistic with kitchenettes, living areas and full, private bathrooms. Residents are encouraged to live as independently as their condition permits.


Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to providing outstanding results and excellent quality of care. Residents are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Resident families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education, and training. Our therapy departments offer a variety of services.

Nutrition and Dining

Our Residents enjoy our fine dining program, overseen by Stacy Brackbill, Dietary Supervisor. The menus are posted daily and substitutes provided on an individual basis. Therapeutic diets are provided per RD recommendations and Physician orders. Meals are enjoyed in our Bell Tower Cafe where our residents and guests are served freshly prepared meals, restaurant style, on our fine quality china and crystal stemware in a casual, but elegant environment.

An Active and Social Environment

A positive and uplifting atmosphere can set the tone for a resident’s stay. Western Slope Health Center employs outgoing and friendly professional staff to create social programs and activities. They often specialize activities to match the capabilities and needs of each resident. This also has a powerful impact in the healing process. Whether you stay with us for a few prescribed days following surgery, or for a more indefinite time frame, we want you to feel better. Our staff members are committed to helping you reach your highest level of independence. For more information, visit our website at:

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e t ’s g e t t h i s p a r t y started! It’s not a backyard summer bash without the barbecue. The strike of the match or punch of the igniter is followed by intensely intoxicating aromas of fire, smoke, meat caramelizing, veggies searing, fish crackling, tummies rumbling and smiles widening. The air is warm and the sun is slowly dropping. There’s a clanging of dishes inside as salads are being mixed and drinks poured. Laughter and conversations between friends and strangers fill any empty space, along with the squeals of children running about, some splashing in a nearby pool or lake. Life is good and love is in the air. In these times I adore everything: food, drink, the weather, the smell of the air, friends, family, even the staring dog who steals food when everyone is too busy living in the moment to notice…or care. Summer is in full swing and we must slow down to savor the long days we’re living; soon enough the sunlight will retreat to a “Barbecue shorter workweek and we’ll be longing for hot-off-the-grill corn on the cob, music festivals and swimsuits…well maybe not swimsuits, may not be the but you get the gist. So while we can, let’s celebrate! road to world Speaking of celebrations, this month, hundreds of local people and places have reason to put on their party hats. Drum roll peace, but please…this month we announce the Style Readers’ Choice winit’s a start.”— ners for local “people and places.” Check out the list of favorite Anthony folks and destinations—from medical professionals and fitness experts to bartenders, wineries, art galleries and more—that our Bourdain region has to offer, and give congrats to all of the winners! Check back in September for “round two” of our annual Readers’ Choice Awards to see the area’s favorite “local businesses.” Until next month, slip another shrimp on the barbie, soak up your bountiful surroundings and raise a glass to winning. — Desiree

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What is your favorite 4th of July tradition? “We love to get together for food, drink and to watch the fireworks—it’s just a great chance to take a moment and chill…and enjoy some yummy adult beverages! Last year, we had a fab DIY photo booth too!”

“Mutton Busting at the Folsom Pro Rodeo! Cutest and toughest little 5-year-olds ever!”

“Growing up we always made homemade vanilla ice cream on our porch in a 10-gallon bucket with ice and salt—the old fashioned way! The best part was topping a bowl off with scratch-made hot fudge sauce.”

H O T S U M M E R N I G H T…

“Every Fourth of July brings something new, but there are always a few constants I can count on: good friends and food, swimming and sipping on something boozy and cold.”

C O M E F O R A S I P, S TAY F O R A B I T E .

“Going on a road trip with my fiancé to San Francisco. We go straight to Pier 39 and enjoy the nice weather, some good food, then end the night watching beautiful fireworks.” “Singing Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’ out loud at some point during the day, usually after a few beverages.”

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A: A primary care provider sees patients for everyday health and preventive care and is your family doctor who usually specializes in internal medicine, family medicine or pediatrics. They understand the “big picture” of your health and handle referrals to specialists. A specialist is a doctor who practices a particular type of medicine like ophthalmology, endocrinology or gastroenterology, among many other medical specialties. Some specialty appointments require a referral from your primary care physician while others can get a self-referral. Check with your insurance plan to find out which services you are eligible to receive without prior authorization. —Michael Crandell, Executive Director Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation) 1730 Prairie City Road, Folsom 916-351-4800,




What kind of workout would you recommend to improve core strength?


The core includes a variety of muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis, and run the entire length of the torso. A “toned six-pack” is only a small part of the core, so when considering a workout to improve core strength, exercises must be geared to strengthen the entire torso.


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ABLATIVE FULL-FACE LASER RESURFACING A functional core exercise program needs to enhance balance and flexibility, and challenge strength and stability. Pilates exercises like “hundreds,” “teasers,” “rolling like a ball” and “planks” are excellent core training programs; in addition, focusing on functional training using foam rollers, stability balls, medicine balls and BOSU balls are excellent pieces of equipment to challenge core stability and strength. —Kate Lowrance, Registered Physical Therapist, STOTT Pilates Instructor and H2Olates Master Trainer El Dorado Hills Sports Club 530 Post Court, El Dorado Hills 916-933-4929, July 2016 - 13


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Get ready to dine at Palladio at Broadstone’s latest addition, Petra Greek, which is expected to open near summer’s end. The well-known eatery currently has a location in Sacramento and serves gyros, pitas and Greek salads. For more info, visit

Cooking Class (served with a classic butter and sage sauce) on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where attendees will learn how to make the beloved pasta dish from scratch. To register, visit classes...Kudos to Folsom Phoenix School students Weston Kennedy, Hailey Schafer and Abhiveer Jamwal who recently (and respectively) placed and received awards in

the Science Olympiad tournaments, Crocker Museum Art Competition and Scripps National Spelling Bee...Another congrats to Oak Ridge High School’s freshman baseball team who, similar to their varsity counterparts, won a Sierra Foothill League Championship...Good luck to Folsom High School’s varsity basketball players as they journey off to their future colleges: Jordan Ford is headed to St. Mary’s College; Jared Wall will play for Menlo College; and Alec Andrews will play for California Tech...Don’t forget to peruse the Folsom Arts Association’s Members’ Show at the

Local artist Barbara A. Otey, who arranges workshops for nationally and internationally renowned watercolor artists in the greater Sacramento area, is hosting a Watercolor Workshop with Fabio Cembranelli from July 26-29 at Hampton Inn and Suites in Folsom. For more upcoming workshops and times, visit cawatercolorworkshops. com.

Pure Life Juice Company—locally owned vendor of raw and organic cold-pressed juices, cleanses, acai bowls and more—is opening a second Folsom location near midJuly at the Palladio at Broadstone, next to Black House White Market.

Congrats to Style publishers Wendy Sipple and Terry Carrol’s relative Susan Richardson, star of the former hit TV show Eight Is Enough, who recently released a children’s novel Really Loose Mother Goose. Win a free, autographed copy of the book by emailing

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Congrats to Northern California Danc e C o n s e r va t o r y student Madeline Bertoy, a recent high school graduate from El Dorado Hills, who received notice that she’s one of 12 girls in the world who got accepted into Julliard School for dance this fall in addition to the prestigious Jacobs Pillow training program this summer.

Bank of America Gallery starting on July 15 at the Harris Center. For more details, visit your little one to Folsom Library’s Summer Story Time, which includes short stories, movement and music for kids ages 2-6. Join the fun every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. For more info, visit your kids out for a Virtual Scavenger Hunt, hosted by the American River Conservancy, on July 16 from 9-11 a.m. where they will search for some of nature’s treasures along the American River. To register, visit Dorado County Senior Day Care Services, which offers quality care and activities for adults needing daytime supervision due to health

Pure Life Juice Company photo by Dante Fontana. All other photos courtesy of their respective organizations or companies.


ongtime Sacramento-area telecom business O1 Communications has collaborated with El Dorado Hills Town Center owner, The Mansour/Nagle Partnership, to provide tenants with highspeed Internet access and hosted IP-based PBX service through its fiber-optic network. The company—who moved its corporate offices to the Town Center—is also providing free public Wi-Fi throughout areas of the center...The Murer House and Learning Center is hosting a Homemade Ravioli

How much do you love your pet photo by David Norby. Other photos courtesy of their respective organizations or companies.

Check out Folsom resident and published author Amy Avanzino’s novel, From the Sideline, about a widowed and sportsilliterate mother whose son tries out for the football team. The book will be released on July 19 under publisher Henerey Press. Also, don’t miss her book signing on July 24 at Face in a Book from 1-2:30 p.m. For more info, visit henerypress. com/amy-avanzino. conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia, currently has openings for new members at their El Dorado Hills (990 Lassen Lane) site. For more info, call 916-358-3560...Sutter Medical Foundation has opened a Sutter Walk-In Care Clinic, which offers quick health care for everyday illnesses and health needs, at 3919 Park Drive, Suite 80, in El Dorado Hills. For more info, visit sutterhealth.

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org/walk-in...The Folsom Library Book Club (meets monthly) will convene on July 21; the club offers lively book discussions and community bonding opportunities for all adults from 1-2 p.m. at the Folsom Library. For more info, visit July 11, applications will be available for Lean Up, a free wellness program that’s open to area residents looking to get healthier. Offered at 10 participating Spare Time Clubs, the eight-week program begins September 12 and includes a small group boot camp, personal training sessions and more. To apply (deadline is August 31) and for more info, visit’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual People & Their Pets feature. — Simran Dhami

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Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Anything artistic. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Sounds people make when they’re chewing/eating. Q: Are you high or low maintenance? A: In between, but my parents may disagree. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: Mallory Rajan. She owns The French Confection Co. in Burbank, and I interned for her last summer. Q: What are you most proud of? A: Being able to start my own business at such a young age. Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: The ASPCA. Q: What’s next? A: Hopefully open up my own bakery.


l Dorado Hills resident Anisha Belgal may only be 16, but she’s already an accomplished pastry chef with her own online business: Frosted Creations ( She hopes to one day open a bakery—after college, of course. When Anisha began helping out in the kitchen as a third grader, her family discovered her talent. “She insisted on doing everything herself,” recalls Anisha’s mother. “She was always independent from a very young age.” Even now, Anisha remains a self-taught pastry chef—spending hours on the Internet looking up recipes and watching YouTube tutorials. And, like most teenagers, she also watches her fair 18 - July 2016

share of TV, although she’s more likely to be found tuning into The Food Network than MTV. “Chopped is my favorite show,” Anisha enthuses, adding, “and I love Cake Boss.” The high schooler also does what she can to make a difference in the community and frequently donates her creations to Hands4Hope (, a nonprofit youth empowerment organization. She also lends a helping hand with her mother at Fat Kitty City, a fund dedicated to ending animal suffering. “I think it’s good for teenagers to get out and do something helpful,” Anisha shares. “It’s important for us to give back.” — Amber Foster

FAVORITES Author/writer: Nicholas Sparks Escape: Baking Guilty pleasure: Michael Kors Meal in town: Visconti’s Local landmark: Historic Folsom Memory: Meeting my best friend Movie: The Notebook Musician/band: Coldplay Place to buy a gift, locally: Button Up Boutique Local nonprofits: Fat Kitty City and Hands4Hope Saying: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”—Walt Disney

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folsom parks and recreation Jump Into July

Summer Concerts in the Park

July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Summer Concerts in the Park Start your summer weekends on the right note with this free concert series. Shows take place Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Folsom City Lions Park. The lineup includes country, blues, rock, reggae, and a Johnny Cash tribute band. July 28 & August 25

Story Time at the Zoo Little ones will enjoy learning about animals through stories featuring zoo puppets—and meet a live zoo animal. Story time is held at 10:30 a.m. on the zoo’s outdoor canid deck. Free with regular zoo admission. July 20 & August 17

Food Truck Safari A fleet of SactoMoFo food trucks, offering a variety of delicious and creative cuisine, roll into City Lions Park from 5-8 p.m. 20 - June 2016

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he Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is constructing a 3,400-square-foot barn, which will serve as the centerpiece for their new Barnyard Experience. Though the structure will be a new addition to the Zoo grounds, it will also serve as a link to Folsom’s history. Materials salvaged from a barn that once served the working Russell Ranch, which eventually became Folsom’s Empire Ranch Concept Level Site Plan neighborhood, are being incorporated into the interior of the barn. A winding, ADA-compliant path will bring visitors to the Barnyard Experience from the wolf exhibit patio uphill through the oaks and adjacent animal pasture to the barn terrace. The barn will include six stalls, restrooms, an indoor beehive and display, along with demonstration areas. The adjacent outdoor area will feature interpretive recreation and education stations (animal grooming, feed sorting, milking cows, etc.) Construction is being funded through a combination of a Housing Related Parks (HRP) program grant, a significant donation from the Friends of the Folsom Zoo, and the Zoo Trust. The Barnyard Experience will expand the Zoo’s ability to promote its mission of teaching responsible behavior toward all animals, as visitors will be able to closely interact with a variety of animals and participate in recreational and educational activities that align with the Zoo’s values. Completion is expected for this fall. — Roberta Ratcliff SERVICE ACCESS





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takes place year-round on the third Wednesday of every month. Fridays Thru August 5

Little Dippers The Folsom Aquatic Center hosts this p ro g ra m — a i m e d to help kids 6 and under increase their water confidence in a calm environment—from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Activity Pool. Admission is $5/person. Thru September 5 Folsom’s Wacky Dash

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their skills on the Folsom Aquatic Center’s giant floating obstacle courses Kiwi, Montee and The Beast. The courses are available 1-6 p.m. daily. Purchase a one-day inflatables access wristband for $3 or a convenient 10-day inflatables pass for $30 (daily Aquatic Center admission extra). August 6

Folsom’s Wacky Dash End your summer with the wild and crazy Wacky Dash, a family-friendly two-mile obstacle course at Rodeo Park. The course includes more than 20 obstacles like the Kid Wash, Slip ‘n’ Dip, Dino Slide, mud pits, climbing walls, a foam chute and other fun surprises. — Lesley Miller

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Every second Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., Food Trucks in the Foothills presents this delicious event—complete with plenty of tasty grub from local food trucks. Proceeds support the El Dorado Hills CSD Foundation. For more info, visit facebook. com/foodtrucksinthefoothills or call 530919-4847

Head to the EDH Community Park at 7 p.m. for live music (Born Jovi on July 15 and Night Moves on July 29), food and bounce houses. For more information about these events, visit or call 916933-6624.

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the10 spot BBQ Trivia The heat is on and grilling season has officially arrived, but are you a pit master when it comes to this popular summer pastime? Find out by testing your IQ for the BBQ! 1. Where does the word “barbecue” originate? 2. Who invented the charcoal briquette? 3. Which holiday is the most popular grilling day of the year? 4. Which president noted in his diary that he “went up to Alexandria to a barbicue”? 5. Where do shish kebabs originate?

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one are the days of harboring that bitter aftertaste of guilt after a post-workout munch with newly opened Get It Now Foods’ delicious but nutritious menu, which offers a fresh and zesty twist to your favorite everyday meals. Delivering a diverse selection of healthy entrées, from freshly chopped grape tomato salad and mouthwatering soup to a zingy lemon salmon, and black bean veggie burger, I was naturally allured by the most distinctive item on the menu—the Team Bowl. Just imagine it: six ounces of succulently seasoned chicken breast topped with a perfectly cooked egg over easy, sliced garden-fresh jalapeños, crisp cilantro and drizzled Sriracha sauce—all resting on a bed of luscious white rice. Without hesitation, I took advantage of the café’s unique poolside feature and basked in the sun’s rays, all while delighting my taste buds with an ambrosia-like Strawberry Kombucha. If you can’t find the time in your jampacked schedule to experience the area’s new summertime hotspot, this one-of-a-kind eatery will bring the experience onto your very own dinner table with their option to order wholesome ready-made meals for your family to enjoy. You can even subscribe to a monthly meal membership! Get It Now Foods, 530 Post Court, El Dorado Hills, —Simran Dhami

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6. What do you get if you order burnt ends in a Kansas-style barbecue joint? 7. Baby back ribs are called “babies” because they’re shorter and quicker to cook than spare ribs. True or false? 8. What is white barbecue sauce and what state is it indigenous to? 9. Between pork, steak and chicken, which meat needs to get the hottest to kill bacteria? 10. John F. Kennedy hosted the first barbecue at the White House. True or false? — Megan Wiskus ANSWERS POSTED AFTER THE 1ST OF THE MONTH AT STYLEFEDH.COM.

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“My go-to ice cream-inspired treat is El Churro at Mexquite. It’s hard to go wrong with deep-fried dough that’s been saturated with cinnamon and sugar, but add creamy vanilla ice cream to the mix and it goes from bueno to muy bueno!”


“Ice Cream Sandwiches are just about the best thing ever (especially when they’re $3.50 on Thursdays!), so it’s no surprise that I’m a sucker for the offerings at Jake’s Desserts. There’s no ‘wrong’ flavor combo to order, but I like to rewind to childhood with two scoops of homemade cupcake ice cream



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FACTS & FIGURES — Compiled by Sharon Penny


The capacity, per day in tons, of Folsom Prison’s first ice plant, which began operating in 1893. Cost of the ice was 50 cents per ton. Over time, the ice plant became so successful that it actually helped contribute to the boom in California’s fruit growing industry, with the ice allowing the fruit to be transported in larger quantities, and much farther across the country than had been possible before.




Here’s a tip about TAP: If you want to be there on August 5, get a ticket now. TAP Folsom is only in its third year, but this event sells out well ahead of time. “TAP Folsom sells out because it’s the start of a perfect Friday night in Historic Folsom,” says Mary Ann McAlea, senior vice president for the Folsom Chamber. “Guests can stay after the brew fest and visit some of their favorite local restaurants or night scenes. This year, we are adding more breweries to the venue to keep wait times short and give guests a chance to check out some of the new, popular choices.” A variety of food trucks like Bacon Mania and Krush Burger are sure to help soak up the brew; there will also be live music from Take Out, Sacramento’s favorite pop cover band; and pre-events at local establishments will help showcase the restaurants that serve craft beer favorites every day. As for the chosen winners among the 25-plus breweries on tap? “Favorites change quickly, as the craft beer scene continues to grow,” says McAlea. “In last year’s lineup, Deschutes Brewery, Knee Deep Brewery, St Archer and 21st Amendment were all hot spots, as well as our local favorites, Lockdown and Mraz.” For more info, visit • 26 - July 2016


Cost to build the original Trinity Church, which was constructed during the early 1860s in Carpenter Gothic style—the architecture of which has been lovingly preserved over its long history. It’s the oldest house of worship in Folsom that’s still in use.


TAP Folsom photos by Menka Belgal. AMGEN photo by Alan Isham.

Fastest time of the Amgen Tour of California time trials, held in Folsom on May 20, and recorded by Australian rider Andrew Dennis of Team BMC. Local Roseville wunderkind Neilson Powless, just 19 years old, finished 10th in the time trial with a time of 25 minutes, eight seconds. One hundred and forty men participated in the individual time trials—around a 12.6-mile course out to Green Valley Road that started and finished in Historic Folsom—in front of a huge crowd of enthusiastic local supporters.


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Don’t miss this inspirational presentation at the Harris Center by Don Miguel Ruiz about the ancient Toltec wisdom that’s been handed down through his family for over 1,000 years and featured in Ruiz’s latest spiritual discovery work, The Toltec Art of Life and Death. Curtains open at 7 p.m.



Celebrate diversity with Fairytale Town from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as they present a day of international music, dance and fun on the Mother Goose Stage.




FOLSOM PRO RODEO Head to the Dan Russell Arena for three days of fun, including a Rodeo Queen Contest, live music and entertainment, mutton busting, nightly fireworks, a professional bull jumper and plenty of rodeo action.

At 6 p.m., come out to Raley Field and celebrate the birth of our nation with a night full of local food trucks, interactive games on the field, a kids’ area and live music.

7,LIVE14, 21 & 28 ON THE BOULEVARD Ring in Independence Day from 7-11 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Town Center with exciting entertainment for all ages, including a kids’ zone (7-9:30 p.m.), music by Apple-Z (8-11 p.m.) and a fireworks show (9:30 p.m.).


ANNUAL FAMILY BLAST Commemorate America’s birthday at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds with live music, kids’ activities, food and drinks, a hay maze and fireworks. Bring coolers, propane barbecues and your dancing shoes; the fun starts at 4 p.m.



Kick off Independence Day at this eighth annual familyfriendly 5K run/walk and 10K run at the Lake Natoma Bike Trails (145 Parkshore Drive) in Folsom. Post-race awards to follow; a portion of proceeds will go to various organizations of your choice. folsomfirecracker. com 28 - July 2016


Families will enjoy two days of rockin' daytime concerts from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on the Mother Goose Stage from performers like Mister Cooper, Musical Robot, Alphabet Rockers, Drumsum, The Hipwaders and more. Concerts are free with paid park admission.


DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS Held during the Main Street Art Walk from 3-8:30 p.m., the El Dorado Arts Council invites you to this free community festival that promotes dance, health, fitness and fun. Attendees can partake in dance lessons, watch live performances and groove on the dance floor; food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Be sure to check out our blog! Send your events to

Fourth on the Field photo by Gary Zsigo. Other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.



Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the El Dorado Hills Town Center from 6:308:30 p.m. to listen to local favorites such as Fleetwood Mask and Forehour at this festivalstyle concert series.


Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., head to the Palladio at Broadstone for family-friendly fun and free live music. Bands vary with acts such as Swift Country, Remix with DJ Katz, Island of Black and White, and Rebel Yell.



Don’t miss out on the best 17 days of summer! This year’s fair features a Toyota Concert Series with performers like Plain White T’s, Queen Nation, and Chaka Khan—plus the best California wines and a wide variety of vendors and rides.


EPPIE’S GREAT RACE This 43rd annual event, known as the world’s oldest triathlon, begins at the American River Parkway and benefits programs for Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services, which supports mentally and physically challenged people. Race participants (open to ages 14 and older) will run 5.82 miles, cycle 12.5 miles and paddleboat 6.10 miles.



Hosted by the Cappuccino Cruisers, take a trip back in time and reminisce of your first car and the music you cruised to at Folsom City Lions Park, as you browse pre-1974 classic cars and listen to live music. Proceeds benefit the Twin Lakes Food Bank and Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.

All photos courtesy of their respective organizations.


PAMELA HAYES CLASSICAL BALLET THEATRE’S PRESENTS SWAN LAKE ACT II & DIVERTISSEMENT Watch the most recognized scene in the world of ballet at 2 p.m. at the Harris Center, as Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre performs Swan Lake Act II plus other several works including Don Quixote Pas de Deux and the popular Pas de Quatre.



Nestled in the American River Canyon in Auburn, experienced trail runners and beginners will enjoy this 10.5- or 5.9mile run along Railhead Park. Post-race activities include a barbecue and beer from Hoppy Brewing; race registration opens at 6:15 a.m. July 2016 - 29

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July 2 - Riverside Concert Series: It’s About Time. From 6-8 p.m. at Camp Pollock (1501 Northgate Boulevard) in Sacramento, listen to local bands in a casual outdoor environment. All donations help the Sacramento Valley Conservancy protect open space. July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - Palladio Kids’ Club Featuring Mad Science. Palladio at Broadstone is teaming up with Mad Science to offer a free Kids’ Club from 11 a.m. to noon. Activities and entertainment are held in the Piazza for age groups 2-5 and 6-12. July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - Cars and Coffee Show. Check out an impressive array of cars and trucks—ranging from the 1930s and on—every Saturday from 7-9 a.m. at the Palladio at Broadstone. July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - Yoga in the Piazza. Don't miss a morning of free yoga—dedicated to bringing health, fitness and balance to women—and conducted by Serenity Soul Yoga & Spa at the Palladio at Broadstone every Saturday at 9 a.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market. Every Saturday around the Historic Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in Historic Folsom, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., shop from over 40 certified farmers’ locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly made baked goods, eggs and more, while listening to live music. July 6 - Savvy Women Connection. Join this monthly networking meeting hosted by Savvy Women Connection—a group designed to encourage businesswomen to get to know each other and create a strong foundation for networking—at Casa Ramos in El Dorado Hills from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. savvywomenconnection. com/events July 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Thursday Night Concert Series. Presented by the Historic Folsom District, jam out to bands like Taylor Chicks, Golden Cadillacs, Ant Bee, and AKA at the outdoor amphitheater—located behind the visitors’ center at 200 Wool Street—from 7-9 p.m. July 8-17 - El Dorado Musical Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Lewis Carroll's famous inquisitive heroine comes to life in this fast-paced stage adaptation of the timeless film playing at the Harris Center, featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of classic Disney songs like “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song" and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”


July 9 – Community Campout. Come sleep under the stars at Cameron Park Lake. This family event includes swimming in the lagoon, a BBQ, crafts, an old fashioned campfire, stargazing, plus breakfast in the morning! Pre-registration is required and the cost is $35 for a family of four; $10 per additional person.

July 15 & 29 - Summer in the Park. Head to the El Dorado Hills CSD Community Park at 7 p.m. for live performances by tribute bands Bon Jovi (July 15) and Night Moves (July 29). July 15 – Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater. Kids in grades 2-6 can take an adventure through space at these interactive and improvised theatrical show plays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. July 16 – Bistro 33 Dance Party. Lace up your dancing shoes for a performance by Wonderbread 5 at the Steven Young Amphitheater in the El Dorado Hills Town Center from 8-11 p.m. July 17 - Cowboys and Cornbread. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the El Dorado County Fairgrounds will be abuzz with everything Western. From the Buckle Bonanza Horse Show to the Brewfest and Hangtown Harmonica Championship, guests can expect a day full of fun. July 23-24 – Family Campout. Spend the night in Fairytale Town's storybook park at this exciting adventure from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Tickets include a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories, a sing-along and light continental breakfast. July 28 – SacZoo Mobile This zoo on wheels will showcase a variety of live animals, and experts will discuss topics ranging from food chains, native species, to the plight of endangered species, all at the American River Nature Center in Coloma at 348 Highway 49, from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 530-621-1224 to sign up or email julie@ The cost is free!

SAVE THE DATE! August 2 - National Night Out. The Folsom Police Department invites you to join this event that fosters strong neighborhoods and provides a way for community members to socialize—all while promoting neighborhood safety. 916-351-3409 August 13 - 17th A n n u a l Wa l k F o r Wishes. Join MakeA-Wish Foundation and help grant wishes to c h i l d re n i n o u r community with lifethreatening medical co n d i t i o n s a t t h i s morning walk with friends, family and co-workers. necannv. August 27 - 18th Annual Race For The Arts. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind race featuring a mini art festival and benefitting the Folsom Arts Association, Folsom Civic Ballet Theatre, Folsom High Art Department, and the El Dorado Arts Council at William Land Park.

Photo courtesy of its respective organization.

July 1 - The Hoots. Head to the El Dorado Hills Library at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to rock out with The Hoots and sing songs with catchy melodies and fun themes; recommended for children up to first grade.

outtakes AMGEN Tour of California May 20 / Sutter Street, Historic Folsom Historic Sutter Street was visited once again by America’s largest cycling race to host the Individual Time Trial and Women’s Team Time Trial for top cyclists around the world. Not only did attendees enjoy witnessing the most internationally respected and esteemed stage race in the U.S., but the entertainment continued at the Lifestyle Festival delivered by race partners and vendors. 1. Men’s winners Rohan Dennis, Andrew Talansky and Taylor Phinney with Michelob Ultra presenters. 2. Thurlow Rogers, John Walsh, Malcolm Hill and Marco Arocha 3. Mark Distefano 4. Sean English Photos by Tom Paniagua

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El Dorado Hills Art, Beer and Wine Festival

Spring Art Studio Tour

May 7-8 / El Dorado Hills Town Center

May 21-22 / El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Shingle Springs

Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, this 13th annual festival entertained guests with live music and creative pieces from over 80 artists along Town Center Boulevard, while satisfying palates with great food and tastings from some of the area’s most prestigious wineries and award-winning craft breweries.

This weekend-long event, hosted by the El Dorado Hills Arts Association, explored unique and original artwork from 20 different art studios in the area. The near 200 guests, many of whom were aspiring artists looking to further their artistic pursuits, perused a multitude of mediums including sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, glass, wood turning and 2D Art.

1. Elisheva Gur-Arieh with C.G.Di Arie Vineyard & Winery 2. Volunteers Kate Pellegrini, Jenni Pellegrini and Gail Diehl with Diehl Interiors 3. Anessa Dovala with EDH Brewing Co. Photos by Charlene Lane

1. Dona Love 2. Lisa Bone 3. Jeanine Robb and Linda Vargas 4. Jerry Fanno, Suzanne Haydu, Mary Mendlein and Anton Nemeth 5. Elaine Wallin, Bonnie Williams and Linda Heath Clark Photos courtesy of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association



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Downton Abbey Tea

Boots and Bling


May 19 / Murer House and Learning Center, Folsom

May 14 / El Dorado Hills Community Services District Gym

Guests of this fourth annual tea and fashion show, organized by the Murer House and Learning Center, were dressed to the nines in period attire reflecting the postEdwardian era of the ever-popular historical drama Downton Abbey. Between ticket sales, raffle drawings, a silent auction and a photo booth, fund-raising efforts—to maintain and operate the historic Giuseppe Murer House—totaled around $4,500.

At this third annual event, over 300 attendees celebrated seven years of All About Equine’s efforts in horse rescue and other equine-related programs with a barbecue. Spirits were high and the mood festive as guests enjoyed delicious food and competitive bidding—all while supporting animals in need. This year’s fund-raiser was the nonprofit’s biggest and most successful yet.

1. Nancy Terry 2. Brian Morales 3. Regan McAtee 4. Sofia Cohen 5. Cheyenne Klamm 6. Michelle Wilson Photos by Reeta Asmai




1. Bob Haltom and Joanne Blossom 2. Jo and Mike Biggs 3. Kristi Sandberg and Elisa Robles 4. Paula and Joe Nicholas 5. Susan Wirgler Photos by Lisa Van Dyke and Judy Graham

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Mayor’s Ride to the Capitol


May 12 / Historic Folsom to the State Capitol



In honor of National Bike Month, 175 cyclists met in Historic Folsom to celebrate cycling along the 50 Corridor. Folsom Mayor Steve Miklos started the ride 10 years ago with a small group and, this year, it expanded greatly and included AMGEN Tour of California Ambassador and former Amgen cyclist Freddie Rodriguez plus representatives from Sacramento County and the El Dorado Hills CSD. With stops at Hagan Park and Discovery Park for lunch, the final leg took riders from Old Sacramento down to the State Capitol where they joined other bike enthusiasts at the Capitol BikeFest. 1. Team EDHCSD’s Judy Klein and Brent Dennis 2. Folsom representatives Jeff Starsky, Robert Goss, Freddie Rodriguez and Steve Miklos 3. EDHCSD Parks and Recreation representatives Judy Klein, Tauni Fessler and Kevin Loewen 4. Rancho Cordova City Manager Cyrus Abhor 5. Ride leader Jim Kirstein with Folsom Parks and Recreation Planner Jim Konopka 6. Team Kaiser’s Melinda Bingham and Dr. Anthony Retodo




Photos by Dave Cassel


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outtakes Folsom City Host Lions Golf Tournament May 6 / Empire Ranch Golf Course, Folsom Presented by the Folsom City Host Lions Club, this third annual four-person, 18-hole scramble welcomed its fellow golfers with a reception that included heavy hors d’oeuvres, range balls, a cart and raffle prizes. Proceeds, which amounted to $5,000, will support Folsom’s Scout programs, other community service projects and local youth scholarships.


1. Jim Bermudez, Eric Campbell, David West and Steve Speights 2. John Lynch, Charles Schlenker and Chad Langdon 3. Lynn Datwyler, Bill Yurong, Bill Bonham and Sandra Datwyler 4. Nick Routh, James Routh, Larry Lee and John Newman 5. Terry Mulligan, Andy Anderson, Rob Mulligan and Ed Wafford 6. Tournament Champions Dan Hunter, Chris Toney, Tony Miller and Wayne Martin Photos by Deborah Hedin






Gardens of the Hills Tour

Folsom Relay For Life April 30 / Sutter Middle School, Folsom

May 14-15 / El Dorado Hills and Placerville


The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills’ seventh annual Gardens of the Hills Tour unlocked the gates to five unique hillside sanctuaries and granted the 1,000-plus attendees’ access to the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, featuring 16 gardens. While touring the marvelous gardens, guests also browsed through pieces by local artists and entered the Assistance League’s signature raffle. All proceeds from the event will provide new school clothes to homeless and underprivileged children.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life allowed participants to honor cancer survivors, commemorate those who’ve passed, and raise funds and awareness to support the fight against the disease. Nearly 350 participants on 36 different teams participated in this 24-hour event—with the goal of keeping at least one runner on the track at all times—to symbolize the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer. The fund-raising efforts have totaled approximately $60,000. 1. Event Lead Joanna Nolen with sister Courtney 2. Emily Ceja, team captain of Animal Angels and one of the top 10 fund-raisers in the event 3. Folsom Police Officers Scott Guist and Sergeant Andrew Bates 4. Two of the youngest participants, Madison and Michael Richie 5. Ray Glowniak and Justin Abrahams

1. Patricia Wendt 2. Nancy Brennand 3. Kathryn Song and Gerard Breznau 4. Juna Carle and Candie Whooley in the Lange Garden 5. Regional author Cindy Sample in the Overstreet Garden 6. Barbara Okada, Dossandra Lazar and Maryanne Aprill in the Weiner Garden Photos by Kenneth E. Mahar





Photos by Patricia Poremba





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Scene at the Airport

Sweet Baby


passion to paint wasn’t something Jenny Briggs uncovered until years of perfecting color theory through quilting. The artist—known for her ability to effortlessly capture the stories of creatures (whether two legged, four legged or beaked) simply living their lives—is also a member of the Folsom Arts Association. Her work is showcased on her website, at her home gallery, and in Scottsdale, Arizona’s Xanadu Gallery. “I believe that every painting I create is meant for someone in particular, even when I don’t know who that person is,” shares Briggs. “I think of them as I paint—I’m excited for them and imagine their smiles when they find or receive it—and that makes me smile.”

Artwork photo courtesy of Jenny Briggs.

HLB: Describe the story-within-astory that you create? JB: I love telling a story with my art. I hope I encourage viewers to either superimpose their own memories into the picture or speculate about the characters and use their imaginations to decide for themselves what the story is. I like to attract [people] with the focal point and then encourage them to stroll around and see what else is going on.

HLB: Elaborate on your “color of the air” technique you’ve taught in workshops.

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JB: I show my students how to use color to create an atmosphere that ties the whole piece together. They create a ground color of their choice, which determines the hues, tones and values for the entire painting and connects the different elements into one piece.

HLB: What led you to pick up a paintbrush? JB: When I was a youngster, I liked to paint but didn’t know I loved it. As an adult, I became an expert quilter—with appliqué work being my favorite type of quilting—and decided to take a drawing class, [so I could] learn to draw my own patterns. It was in this class (with pastels) that I realized I loved to paint and wanted to paint in oils.

HLB: What allure do living creatures as subjects have for you? JB: I’m fascinated by creatures of all kinds, whether human, animal or bird—we’re all special in our own way—each an individual. I study the anatomy, musculature and skeletal structure of my subjects, as well as their behavioral traits. Wildlife [is especially captivating], as they don’t worry about how they look or what others think; people are more complicated, and so very interesting!

HLB: Do you have any favorite

Her Own Little World

spots for inspiration? JB: The wetland walking trails we have in Folsom are fabulous, with a variety of birds and animals. Early spring has great opportunities for taking photographs, with the vernal pools attracting large birds like egrets. Lately I’ve been [asked to go to] local ranches and photograph the working activities, thus leading to the creation of several paintings. I love the friendly, neighborly, family atmosphere at these events.

HLB: What’s the best artistic advice you’ve gotten? JB: Early in my career I studied with Ric Leandro, who’d studied in Europe with some of the masters. He taught me that I should learn all I can and use what I want, but paint like myself and not like anyone else—thereby developing my own personal style.


July 8-September 1 – Part of the Landscape. See gorgeous large-scale landscapes by Mya Louw and unique glass pieces by Susan Longini at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom; the opening reception is July 8 from 6-8 p.m. thegalleryat48natoma

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health&wellness What is it? Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. In of itself, blood (plasma) contains small, solid components— mainly red cells, white cells and platelets. Very important in the healing of injuries, hundreds of proteins called “growth factors” make up a person’s platelets. PRP is plasma with platelets added to it, so it has more platelets than blood alone. The

platelet-rich plasma Blood Can Heal by Janet Scherr

concentration of platelets—and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors—are five to 10 times greater (or richer) in PRP than in blood. PRP is developed for a patient from his or her own blood. The blood is drawn, the platelets are separated from other blood cells, and their concentration is increased during a spinning process; then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood to create a solution of platelet-rich plasma.

Why is it useful? PRP promotes tissue healing and regeneration. The increased concentration of growth factors in PRP can speed up the healing process of a damaged part of the body such as a torn ligament, tendon or meniscus. Dr. Michele Raithel, ND, at Revolutions Naturopathic explains that PRP works in the opposite way of a cortisone injection, an anti-inflammatory steroid that is administered for pain relief. Unlike cortisone, PRP not only helps to relieve pain, but it also stimulates the inflammatory response that triggers healing. “With PRP-injection therapy, I use ultrasound guidance for the placement,” 38 - July 2016

Dr. Raithel says. “This allows me to fill the damaged area very specifically with exactly the right amount of PRP, which creates a sweet spot of healthy inflammation. PRP therapy is excellent for chronic pain and injuries that are not healing.”

What conditions does it treat? Dr. Raithel has successfully treated many patients—including athletes of all ages— with PRP injections. “Patients suffering from sports-induced, painful conditions such as tennis elbow, torn ligaments, meniscus tears and rotator cuff injuries can benefit greatly,” she says. “The PRP injections deliver high concentrations of the nutrients and cells used in the repair process of the injured site directly. It’s simple, effective and inexpensive when compared to surgery.”

While PRP has been used for a number of years in sports medicine, it also holds great promise for treating people with many types of spine and joint disorders. Gary Dunaye, PA, a pain management specialist at Cascade Medical Wellness Center, believes PRP will be used more extensively for reversal of chronic pain. “One of the most innovative and exciting ways that PRP is being utilized today is in the treatment of spinal arthritis and associated degenerative disc or joint disease,” says Dunaye. “PRP is a non-surgical treatment that is a relatively new option for relieving and even reversing pain for sufferers of these conditions.” Overall, the success of PRP therapy is still being measured; those considering treatment with PRP should check its eligibility with their health insurance carriers as well as their personal viability with their doctor.

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horse birthday parties, summer camps for kids, “Seniors in Touch,” and a veterans program. “We have a basic horsemanship class based on trust—on the veteran gaining the trust of the horse and the horse gaining the trust of the veteran,” says Dave Fulton, volunteer and outreach coordinator. The fully volunteer-based organization also provides veterinary care, rehabilitation, by Dayana Stockdale // photos by Dante Fontana shelter and training to make the rescued equines ready for adoption. “They come from everywhere—the auction, feedlot, economic hardships, deaths in the family… every conceivable situation,” says Fulton. Because their mission is to send the horses to people who will keep them forever, they rely on an extensive adoption process. Unadoptable horses are rare. “There’s a place for every horse,” Fulton says. “Not everyone wants or needs to adopt a championship riding horse; many people want a horse out in front of their house [or] in their pasture, and are willing to offer them love and care for the rest of their days.” Since the organization began, 120 horses of all training levels have found loving homes. “We’ve adopted out horses that can barely be haltered and horses that make wonderful pasture pets and can play with the grandchildren,” says Fulton. Volunteers work shifts, feeding and grooming the horses, giving them medication and mucking their stalls. Despite over 100 active volunteers, there’s still a great need for those in the community who can donate their time (and get that special bond in return). To better connect the horses and to Julie and Rick Willson with horses Tricia and Garth make room for new n July of 2009, mare Sierra, colt Dayton their forever home— rescue animals, and adopted colt Clayton were starving choosing to do so the organization in an auction yard in Nevada. All About either because they markets stunning Equine (AAE) had only been open for interact so well with photographs of one month when Wendy Digiorno, the the public or the the horses on nonprofit’s founder and director, was organization falls in t h e i r we b s i t e . contacted to take in the trio. The horses love and can’t let them But that doesn’t made the long trailer ride to the new equine go. Once an official mean that people rescue ranch, where they began to heal and member of the family, they are always in charge Linda Lewis rehabilitate. become rescue ambassadors of making a match. Today, herd leader Sierra oversees all and familiar faces for visitors. “Sometimes the horse picks of the pasture horses and loveable Dayton Any horse at the right level of training them,” says Fulton. “People come is used in a variety of AAE’s community regularly socializes with the community. in with an idea of what they want, and outreach programs, while Clayton stayed The nonprofit’s “Pony Pals” program allows they leave with something totally different in the extended family and was adopted by kids ages 4-11 to learn horsemanship and because of the connection.” a volunteer. AAE currently has 34 horses, animal care for a variety of farm animals. eight of which have made the rescue Other regular programs include pony and

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bathroom overhaul 4 Dos and Don’ts by Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID

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he latest trend in interior design has us completely rethinking the bathroom. Now that more and more families are looking to make investments and buy a home they want to grow old in, the way we design each room has become more thoughtful and intentional. A concept called livable design has taken over the interior design and architectural worlds, leading us to new and advanced means of decorating and configuring a space. Here are our top dos and don’ts in bathroom design, ultimately ensuring your space is a little more livable.

1 / DO Make Everything Accessible Whether you’re designing the space for yourself, your children or your parents, it’s always important to make every section of the bathroom super accessible. We love floating vanities or those with plenty of space underneath for wheelchair accessibility, or when a little one needs to use a stool to reach her toothbrush. Your vanity should also be accessible from all angles and incorporate designs that make it both aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Our go-tos? D-shaped handles and durable surfaces, for easy clean-ups paired with low-maintenance design.

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2 / DON’T Keep Storage Out of Reach This is a big one. Storage should be at the height of everyone in the home, including children and older family members. Vertical cabinets are best for stowing items that everyone should be able to access, like towels, first-aid kits and toiletries. Keep medicine stowed a little higher, or one step further, in a locked storage compartment. To create a luxe and livable vibe, mix different types of storage—think floating shelves, medicine cabinets and adjustable-height storage—to add visual interest without compromising accessibility.

3 / DO Add Plenty of Light One of our favorite ways to transform a bathroom is through lighting. By layering different types of lighting throughout, you can create a space that is both beautiful and functional. Built-in lighting in a vanity is helpful for morning and nighttime rituals, as well as for those with aging eyes and smaller children getting ready in the morning; while overhead lighting is key for illuminating the space to prevent spills and falls, and accent lighting helps round out the look with beautiful luminescence.

4 / DON’T Skimp on the Details While you may not think to add grab bars in the bathtub or zero-threshold in the bathroom entry, you will thank yourself in 20 years. When redesigning or updating your bathroom, we recommend thinking long-term. What are features that you would like to have in your space when you have children? What about when you’re retiring? Design elements like curbless showers and accessible sinks might not seem important now, but they can be a matter of livability down the road. Other design details to think about? Paint that’s easy to clean and can withstand fluxing temperatures, fixtures that won’t rust and surfaces that offer durability and low-maintenance, no matter the mess.

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Style readers voted, and the results are in! Check out the list of top people and places—from medical professionals and fitness experts to bartenders, wineries and more—that our region has to offer. Maybe you’ll find your favorites, or discover new local gems to check out.

Favorite Chef

1. Frank Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante


2. Brian Butler at Land Ocean New American Grill 3. Steven Long at Le Charenton A very close #4: Russell Okubo at Aji Japanese Bistro

Favorite Bartender

1. Tista Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante 2. Rob Newhouse at Fat’s Asia Bistro 3. Luke Adair at Chops Steakhouse

Favorite Museum

1. Crocker Art Museum

2. California State Railroad Museum 3. Folsom History Museum

Favorite Dance Instructor

1. Deirdre Hawkins at Hawkins School of Performing Arts 2. Kelly Leighton at Leighton Dance Project 3. Kelley Saia at Hawkins School of Performing Arts

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Favorite Waitperson

1. Cathy Visconti Trifiro at Visconti’s Ristorante

2. Matthew Warren at Land Ocean New American Grill 3. Tony Panetta at Visconti’s Ristorante

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2. Boeger Winery 3. Lava Cap Winery

Favorite Martial Arts Instructor

1. Karen Bowman at Bowman Martial Arts

2. Ka’ren Minasian at Robinson’s Taekwondo 3. Jeremy Sipes at Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts A very close #4: Gary Merlo at West Coast Martial Arts

Favorite Yoga Instructor

Favorite Pilates Instructor

2. TIE: Gena Foreman at Leap Yoga AND Donna Rixmann at Yoga Peace 3. Diana Vitantonio at Radiant Yoga

2. Mary Heller at Broadstone Racquet Club 3. Mickey Riley at Broadstone Racquet Club

1. Nick Clark at Spotted Dog Yoga

1. Suzanne Cardenas at California Family Fitness

Favorite Acupuncturist 1. Karen Pan, PhD, LAc

2. Wendy Stedeford, MSAOM, LAc 3. Emiko Okabe, LAc, Dipl.O.M.

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Favorite Casino

1. Red Hawk Casino

2. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort 3. Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Favorite Personal Trainer

1. Kelli Poindexter at Broadstone Racquet Club

Red Hawk photo courtesy of Red Hawk.

2. Suzanne Cardenas at California Family Fitness 3. Lysandra Williams at Orangetheory Fitness Folsom

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1. Brad Cahoon, DVM at Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom and El Dorado Hills 2. Jennifer Sweet, DVM at Blue Ravine Animal Hospital 3. David Barnes, DVM at Goldorado Animal Hospital

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Favorite Eye Doctor

1. Jennifer Wademan, OD 2. Robert Hoffman, OD 3. Shawn Palmer, MD

A very close #4: Thomas Jonas, MD

Favorite Chiropractor

1. Jandy Collins, DC at Broadstone Chiropractic

2. TIE: Drs. Race and Sara Irby at Cascade Chiropractic 3. Steven Long, DC at Town Center Chiropractic

Favorite Physical Therapist

Favorite Doctor

1. Robert DeBruin, MD

2. Michele Raithel, ND 3. Randy West, DO, FAAFP

Favorite Dermatologist 1. David No, MD, PhD 2. Patti Satterfield, MD 3. Elyn Bowers, MD

1. Kristen Glidewell at Foothill Physical Therapy

Favorite Pharmacist

Favorite Mental Health Professional

Favorite General Practitioner

2. Kay Williams, LMFT 3. Jennifer Jacobs, PhD

2. Mimi Sato-Re, MD 3. Christopher Olson, MD

2. Moises Perez, Pharm.D at Folsom Medical Pharmacy 3. Thuy Bui at Walgreens on East Bidwell

2. Dave Thomas at El Dorado Physical Therapy 3. Mike Beretta at Beretta Physical Therapy

1. Therese Sorrentino LMFT

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1. Kristin Burke, MD

1. TIE: Masoud Rashidi, Pharm.D at Innovative Compounding Pharmacy AND Pete Hagene, Pharm.D at Bel Air Pharmacy Broadstone Marketplace

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Favorite Hair Stylist

1. Ana Carrasco at Maribou Spa Salon 2. Marcella Key at Brockway Hair Design 3. Sherri Herman at Fusion Salon

Favorite Plastic Surgeon

Favorite Pediatrician

Favorite Orthodontist

2. David Kaufman, MD, FACS 3. Reginald Rice Jr., MD

2. Wayne Wolfrey, MD 3. Nicole Shorrock, MD

2. J. Patrick Dunbar, DDS 3. Paolo Poidmore, DDS, MSD

1. Kenneth T. Sumida, MD

Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Kenneth T. Sumida, MD

2. Celia Remy, MD, PC 3. David Kaufman, MD, FACS 56 - July 2016

1. Peter L. O’Malley, MD

1. Mark H. Holt, DDS, MS

Favorite Dentist

Favorite Oral Surgeon

2. Wayne K. Tsutsuse, DDS 3. Jonah Tabrizi, DDS

2. TIE: Donald R. Liberty, DDS AND Voltaire Sambajon, DDS 3. Kurt Thompson, DDS

1. George Chen DDS

A very close #4: Sean Roth, DDS

1. Gregory G. Olsen, DDS

Favorite Teacher

1. Jean Cavanaugh at Folsom High School 2. Susan Sturdy-Posner at Folsom High School 3. Judy Holbrook at Silva Valley Elementary School


Favorite Civic Leader 1. Joe Gagliardi 2. Robert Goss 3. Evert Palmer

Favorite Local Band/Musician 1. Dave Russell Band 2. Have Mercy Band 3. Criminal Rock

A very close #4: Heat of Damage

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PEOPLE 1 PLACES Favorite Spiritual Leader 1. Brad Franklin at Lakeside Church

2. Kent Carlson at Oak Hills Church 3. Msgr.James Kidder at Holy Trinity Parish

Favorite Local Businessperson

1. Doug Scalzi at Keller Williams Commercial

2. Gloria Wright at Palladio at Broadstone 3. Terry McNeil at T.D. McNeil Insurance Services

Favorite Local Athlete 1. Dusty Baker

2. Suzanne Cardenas 3. Kevin Lucas

Favorite Annual Event

1. Fourth of July at El Dorado Hills Town Center 2. Folsom Pro Rodeo 3. Folsom LIVE

Favorite Local Artist 1. Lisa Magruder 2. Kirk Miller 3. Jenny Williams

Favorite Place to Volunteer

1. Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

2. Harris Center for the Arts 3. Snowline Hospice

Favorite Athletic Coach

1. Kris Richardson at Folsom High School 2. Patrick Gallagher at Oak Ridge High School 3. Eric Cavaliere at Oak Ridge High School

Favorite Barber

1. Barber Jon at Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop 2. Tom Ward at Tom’s Barber Stylist 3. Al Patton at Folsom Barbering Co.

Favorite Facialist

1. Katherine Evers at The Aesthetics Corner

2. Priscilla Howard at Pure Glow Spa 3. Manisha Hotpei at Desi Threading & More

Favorite Art Gallery 1. Sutter Street Artists

2. The Gallery at 48 Natoma 3. American Visions Art Gallery

Favorite Accountant

1. Christopher Thomas, CPA at Thomas and Associates 2. Darla Colson, CPA, MST at Gilbert & Associates 3. Lynn Talbot Jr., CPA, CVA

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2. TIE: Scott Ostrode AND John Leonardi 3. Sherri Patterson


Favorite Massage Therapist

1. Kevin Gleave at Healing Sensation Massage Therapy 2. Jennifer Rivera at Massage Envy 3. Cynthia Adkins at Maribou Spa Salon

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Favorite Makeup Artist

1. Monica Fisher at Le Spa Day Spa 2. Stacey Sacco at Scene Cosmetics 3. Beela Shaikh at Henna Moods

Favorite Farmers’ Market

1. Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market

2. El Dorado County Certified Farmers’ Market at El Dorado Hills Town Center 3. Foothill Farmers’ Market at the Palladio at Broadstone

Favorite Attorney

1. Terri A. Smith at Law Offices of Terri A. Smith 2. Joseph Hoffman at Hoffman and Hoffman 3. Robert C. Bowman Jr. at Law Offices of Bowman and Associates 60 - July 2016

Favorite Mall/Shopping Center 1. Palladio at Broadstone

2. Folsom Premium Outlets 3. Historic Folsom/Sutter Street

Favorite Wedding Officiant 1. Rev. Jeri Murphy 2. Terri A. Smith 3. Rev. Prima Diva

To see more readers’ favorites from the region, visit






Presenting Style Magazine’s READERS' CHOICE AWARD ALL-STARS special advertising section. Tracking down that breakfast spot you heard about can be tricky, so can finding the perfect boutique... but once you’ve found it, chances are you’ve told all your friends and then some! It’s you—our readers—who really know the best of what this region has to offer, and it’s your turn to share your favorites with us. From wineries and farmers’ markets, to artists and leaders, Style presents you with our Readers’ Choice winners and chart toppers and invites you to celebrate them with us!




1641 Creekside Dr., Ste. 100 Folsom 916-984-4242

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Thank you for voting us your Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures once again and Favorite Plastic Surgeon! Dr. Ken Sumida and the staff at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery Center aim to improve your natural appearance and reverse some signs of aging. Nuance offers surgical and non-surgical procedures, including face lifts, eyelid lifts, breast enhancements and tummy tucks, Dysport, Restylane, and chemical peels. If you’re not sure if cosmetic surgery is for you, Dr. Sumida offers seminars that allow patients to explore the various methods of looking younger. Dr. Sumida encourages first time patients to seek out a number of plastic surgeons so they can find the one where they feel most comfortable. Dr. Sumida guarantees personal attention to all of his patients. “From the time you pick up the phone to schedule an appointment, you will be treated like a precious patient,” he says. “We try to schedule our patients with ample time for their consultations. We want to answer all of their questions so that they do not feel rushed.” Give Dr. Sumida and Nuance a call today!

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Wayne K. Tsutsuse, D.D.S.


Rev. Dr. Pattie Weber

Aloha Family Dental 1020 Suncast Lane, Ste. 103 | El Dorado Hills 916-941-2447 |

Senior Minister of the Spiritual Center for Positive Living 3104 Ponte Morino Dr. | Cameron Park

If his Japanese last name is too difficult to pronounce, call him DR. WAYNE! Born and raised in beautiful Hawaii, Dr. Wayne brings the “Aloha Spirit” to dentistry in his state-of-the-art office. Dr. Wayne, a graduate of USC School of Dentistry, caters to each patient’s individual needs in a skilled, gentle and caring manner. Come visit Dr. Wayne and his dedicated staff with your dental concerns and questions. Serving your comfort, safety, and health is the number one goal at Aloha Family Dental. Thank you for voting us Favorite Dental Office and for voting Dr. Wayne as Favorite Dentist for 9 years in a row!

The Spiritual Center for Positive Living is a vibrant spiritual community. We’re the place Deepak Chopra and Oprah would visit if they came into town. SCPL honors the love, power, and presence of God within us. SCPL is a place to get serious on your spiritual journey, make lasting changes in your life, and find like-minded friends with whom to share time and transformation. Teachings from the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, A Course In Miracles, Science of Mind, Self Realization and Buddhism are all part of the wisdom taught in the classes and Sunday talks at SCPL. Come join us! 2013 - 2016: Wedding Officiant, Spiritual Leader




Table Nectar | Local & Organic Catering Chef Kimbery Medici 6642 Merchandise Way, Ste. 500 | Diamond Springs 530-344-7613 | “At Table Nectar, "local and organic" is not a fad or style, but a way of life. We provide our services out of a necessity to reduce our dependence on food sourced from industrial agribusiness and re-introduce our clients to the bounty of locally farm-produced seasonal foods. When you hire Table Nectar, you'll enjoy an artfully composed, hand crafted, vibrant meal served with professional and friendly hospitality.”

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Miraflores Winery 2120 Four Springs Trail | Placerville 530-647-8505 | If you had to point to one special thing that makes up the unique composition of Miraflores it would be difficult, as there are many fascinating thing that make up Miraflores…Our people, making your experiences notable. Our Terroir, the finest in the region, which explains our ability and Passion for creating wines of distinction. Exciting architecture. Our location in El Dorado County, rich in American history and remarkable beauty. Miraflores’ renowned winemaker, Marco Cappelli and proprietor Victor Alvarez, have foresight and creativity contributing to the history of prestigious winemaking in this region. But most of all, our customer, whose patronage and support keep the vision and unique experience of Miraflores flourishing. We thank you all for recognizing our efforts in making your experiences at Miraflores deliciously memorable. Cheers!








Michele Raithel, N.D.

Katherine Evers

Revolutions Naturopathic 230 Blue Ravine Rd. | Folsom 916-351-9355 |

Skin Care & Permanent Make Up 1611 Creekside Dr., Ste. 101 | Folsom 916-474-0852 |

I founded Revolutions Naturopathic seven years ago and am truly honored by the support we have received from our wonderful community. Our team of doctors believes in a lasting doctorpatient relationship that inspires individuals to take charge of their own health. In December 2016, we will be expanding and opening a new facility in Roseville at 254 Gibson Drive, next to the Galleria. We’re proud to offer our patients more natural medical options and I thank you for honoring me as your Favorite Doctor!

Thank you to all of my loyal clients for voting me #1 Favorite Facialist in 2016. I am passionate and devoted to creating beautiful skin. My career in aesthetics began in 1994. I have had the privilege to own and operate several skin care studios, contribute to other facilities as medical spa director and consultant as well as a skin care educator and medically supervised aesthetics. This experience has allowed me to customize individual treatment plans for clients, through all layers and conditions. In appreciation, I invite you to receive a complimentary skin care or make-up consultation.




Renae Linder


Dr. Jonah Tabrizi

Linder Psychiatric Group, Inc. 916-865-3670

993 Governor Dr., #104 | El Dorado Hills 916-941-1515 | 916-984-5552

Renae Linder, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Vice President/ Co-owner, along with Dr. David Linder have been in business for 19 years. Their three locations in Roseville and Folsom offer help in a number of individual or group settings. Mrs. Linder was selected as a Favorite Mental Health Professional by the Style Magazine readers 4 years in a row. Ms. Linder was recognized in 2014 for “Top Ranked U. S. Executives” by the National Council of American Executives and Top Mental Health Care Provider by International Association of Health Care Professionals. “Thanks so much to Style Magazine and our communities.”

“Thank you for voting us one of your Favorite Dentists in El Dorado Hills.” Our ultimate goal is to make you happy by giving you a beautiful and functional smile in a relaxing, beautiful office using the latest techniques and technology. Dr Tabrizi is trained in restorative, cosmetic, microscope, laser and implant dentistry for precision and quality dental work. He has gathered all the cutting edge dental equipment under one roof to create that winning smile you deserve. He prides himself on his meticulous and professional care and invites you to experience the difference for yourself.

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Jennifer Wademan, O.D. Bidwell Optometry 2545 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 160 | Folsom 916-983-0896 |



I would like to thank everyone for their vote for #1 Favorite Eye Doctor! I have always liked to help people and from an early age, I always found ways to help and care for others. Today, my focus is eyes. I love to help my patients see clearly so they can fully engage in their lives, the people that they care about and the things they love to do. I enjoy connecting with my patients, building relationships and meeting their individualized vision needs. I want my patients to look good and see better. I don’t have to convince you that vision is one of the most important senses; one gaze into your loved one’s eyes, a breathtaking view of a beautiful landscape or the experience that comes with reading a good book– all help to convey the joys in life that we experience through vision. Regular eye exams are important to maintain healthy eyes and vision. I do more than just determine your prescription for glasses or contacts, but I check for eye conditions and evaluate your eye for signs of chronic systemic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. My job is to carefully test all aspects of your vision and help preserve your vision for life.

Helwig Winery 11555 Shenandoah Rd. | Plymouth 209-245-5200 Helwig Winery would like to thank Style readers for placing us in the TOP THREE FAVORITE WEDDING VENUES (Style-El Dorado County Foothills Edition) and voting us #1 FAVORITE WINERY (Style-Folsom El Dorado Hills Edition)!! Open just over four years and located in beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Helwig Winery has continually strived to offer both award winning wines and a one of a kind wedding venue! With 360 degree sweeping views, an underground wine cave and an outdoor pavilion, Helwig Winery has so much to offer anyone wanting an unforgettable event. Another attribute is Helwig Winery’s on-site event coordinator Kathleen Mahan. With her bachelor’s degree in interior design and after helping several design clients with their own private events and weddings, Kathleen decided to broaden her focus and entered the events world in 2006. She is currently President of the Sacramento Chapter of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). “I love working with my brides! It is such a special day for them and making sure it exceeds their expectation at Helwig is truly what I strive for.” Helwig Winery offers so much for those looking for the perfect venue: tables, fruitwood Chiavari chairs, ivory linens, china, crystal and flatware are just some of the standard items included with the facility. Not only do people love our wine, but couples love getting married here too!

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Connie Barnes



Broker Associate, RE/MAX Gold 4359 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 311 El Dorado Hills 916-541-9600 | CAL BRE #01103297


Thank you to all of the Style Magazine readers who voted for me as their #1 Favorite Realtor in El Dorado Hills and Folsom! This is a tremendous honor considering that over 2,000 real estate agents recorded home sales in El Dorado Hills and Folsom in the past year! I am so grateful to have such a fantastic sales and marketing team supporting our primary business goals which are to help our clients sell their home as quickly as possible, and for the best price possible. My Realtor partner, Karen Dancer, plays a key role as my star quarterback in our business. Karen’s attention to detail and her focus on client satisfaction is unsurpassed. Karen also works diligently to help our home buyers find the home of their dreams. My husband, Jim Barnes happens to be one of the most talented real estate marketing professionals in the region. Operating as our in-house advertising agency, BARNESMEDIA supports our team exclusively by delivering a full suite of services including commercial photography, video production, graphic design and web development.

Mark H. Holt, D.D.S., M.S., INC.


Sacramento | 916-481-6424 Roseville | 916-786-9282 Folsom | 916-983-5321 Thank you for voting Dr. Holt as your #1 Favorite Orthodontist! The doctor you choose matters. Dr. Holt has been a specialist in orthodontics for more than 25 years and is the leading provider in the Sacramento area for Invisalign for adults and teens. Having completed additional specialized training, Dr. Holt has taught classes in over 20 cities across the country to other doctors. He is an AlignTech Faculty member. Invisalign or braces are not the same at every office. The doctor and team make a difference. Dr. Holt has participated in scientific studies in his practice including two studies showing short treatment times. The office offers the latest technological advancements, including Acceledent, to complete your treatment in 30-50% less time. Dr. Holt and his associate, Dr. Jina Annello, have been working together as a team to create beautiful smiles since 2004. Today, they and their friendly, educated, and experienced team provide complete orthodontic care. In their practice, over 40% of teens and 85% of adults are treated with Invisalign. They can help you decide between braces or Invisalign to see what treatment option works best for you. Call Holt Orthodontics today to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation!


Mark Holt, D.D.S., M.S., INC. and Jina Annello, D.M.D., M.S.D.

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Veterinary Healing Center Dr. Brad Cahoon, D.V.M., C.V.A. 120 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 4 | Folsom 916-889-7387 |



Thank you to the Style Magazine readers for voting Dr. Brad Cahoon as the #1 Favorite Veterinarian in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills region!! Dr. Cahoon is the owner/operator of the Veterinary Healing Centers with locations in Folsom and El Dorado Hills. He graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and started his first practice in El Dorado Hills 1 year later. Over the past 3 decades, Dr. Cahoon’s expertise as an animal doctor has evolved to include experience in wellness care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, digital radiography, ultrasound, dermatology, and general surgery. In 2013, Dr. Cahoon made the decision to expand his skills as an integrative practitioner and received his certification as a Veterinary Acupuncturist. He is a pioneer in the development of integrative veterinary medicine, combining his 29 years of experience in western veterinary medicine with his new skills in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cahoon and his team have been rewarded with the successful results and positive feedback they've received by incorporating acupuncture, herbal therapy, laser therapy, and diet therapy as integral parts of their veterinary skill set. His practices strive to provide well-rounded and personalized care to all the animals they treat. At the Veterinary Healing Centers, our mission is to make our clients feel like family and treat their pets like they are our own.

Dr. Cynthia Weideman Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Sunrise Dental Plaza 7916 Pebble Beach Dr., Ste. 101 Citrus Heights 916-962-0577 | Thank you for voting Dr. Cindy Weideman as your Favorite Pediatric Dentist for 2016 in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Granite Bay and Rocklin! Dr. Weideman has been well known in the Sacramento area for over 27 years. Her passion for community service, dental education and high standards of patient care has set the benchmark in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist who continues to build her practice with devotion and compassion for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special needs. Dr. Weideman participates in the national Give Kids a Smile and CDA Cares Programs and started the First Five of Sacramento pediatric dental clinics for children in need. Dr. Cindy Weideman develops her team by hand selecting dentists, assistants, hygienists and administrative members who share the same desire to make individual connections with each and every family. Their patients refer to them as the “Disneyland of Dentistry” because of the fun environment and high level of customer service. Her energetic team travels to elementary and preschools presenting free motivational programs featuring the Tooth Fairy or Sugar Busters. Join Dr. Cindy and her team on Facebook and Instagram for a peek into their fun activities and adventures!

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George D. Chen, D.D.S. Esthetic Reflections In Dentistry 785 Hana Way, Ste. 103 | Folsom 916-983-6051 |





Dr. George Chen and his staff would like to thank the readers of Style Magazine Folsom/El Dorado Hills for voting him #1 Favorite Dentist for 2016! They are so proud to receive this honor from the community that Dr. Chen has lived and worked in for many years. Dr. Chen and his staff provide exceptional customer service and the highest quality clinical care in a relaxed, warm, caring environment. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. His years as a Registered Nurse and Doctor of Dental Surgery provide a unique philosophy on caring for and treating patients. In addition to general and cosmetic dental care for the entire family, Dr. Chen is also certified in Adult Oral Conscious Sedation. “Many patients have not been to the dentist in years out of fear. Sedation dentistry helps patients regain their health and have the smile they always wanted”, states Dr. Chen. Dr. Chen is a member of the American and California Dental Associations, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Sacramento District Dental Society. He always is learning new techniques and provides the highest quality clinical care to each of his patients.

John Leonardi, Broker/Owner, Realtor 916-221-0886 CAL BRE #01737387



It is an absolute honor to be voted a FAVORITE REALTOR in Folsom and El Dorado Hills! Leonardi Real Estate is an innovative, tech savvy boutique real estate brokerage specializing in residential real estate within the Greater Sacramento Region, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay and surrounding communities. Our boutique brokerage is always focused on the best interest of our clients and we take great pride in delivering the highest level of service. Our in-depth knowledge of the local real estate markets allow us to customize a selling or buying experience for each of our clients. We greatly value the business and personal relationships we have with our clients and hope that you will consider contacting us for any of your future real estate needs.

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Dr. Remy would like to thank her patients and the readers of Style Magazine for voting Vitality Stem Cell & Aesthetic Medicine the #1 Favorite Med Spa in Folsom and for voting for Dr. Remy as a Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures! Vitality Medical offers the safest and most advanced technology available in aesthetic and regenerative medicine. The most notable of which being stem cell procedures. Services Include: • Liposuction and autologous fat transfer • Stem cell procedures • Neck and Skin Tightening with ThermiTight • Dermal fillers, and neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin • Laser treatments, Venus Freeze, and other RF technology • RF Fractional • Genital rejuvenation/Bladder leakage • Complimentary consultations We focus on minimizing discomfort, and finding the best individual treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Call us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Visconti’s Ristorante 2700 East Bidwell St., Ste. 700 | Folsom 916-983-5181 The Visconti family would like to thank our loyal friends and neighbors from Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and surrounding areas for voting us Favorite Italian Restaurant 11 years in a row and for voting Tista your Favorite Bartendar, Frank your Favorite Chef and Cathy and Tony your Favorite Waitperson. This means so much to our family because of the rich history and tradition, of which we are so proud, that goes into every dish we serve. Visconti’s Ristorante is a family owned full service restaurant in Folsom since 1992 where we do our best to make you feel at home each time you come to visit. Our recipes come from past generations in Southern Italy, from the regions of Calabria and Sicily. We are proud to use only the freshest ingredients, and imported meat, cheese, and wine. When you dine with our family you feel at home where the flavors are savory, the atmosphere is filled with love, and the ambiance is old world traditional Italian life. If you are wondering where to eat tonight, we welcome parties of any size no matter what the occasion. We are a family friendly restaurant that is a perfect place to celebrate anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays. We can also host business meetings, and private parties. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sundays for dinner only.

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Hisui Sushi All You Can Eat and More by Lorn Randall // photos by Dante Fontana

Hisui Special Roll

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hen I was first asked to review an allyou-can-eat (AYCE) sushi restaurant, I wasn’t exactly excited about the prospect. Visions of hours-old California Rolls under a sneeze-guard danced in my head. But from the minute I walked into owner Michael Liu’s newest Hisui Sushi restaurant, my fears were replaced with giddy anticipation. The restaurant is new, clean and contemporary. A tasteful mural featuring Hisui’s logo (pronounced HEE-SUU-EE, whichtranslated means jade, according to Google) adorns one wall, while a trio of talented sushi chefs man the crudo bar at the back. No buffet table in sight thankfully, but that doesn’t mean diners can’t order to their stomach’s content from the AYCE lunch menu (Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and get it delivered to their table, without having to battle for position in a buffet line. Upon being seated, my server immediately brought a bowl of chilled edamame, a nice surprise while I perused the offerings. Opting to order from their main menu, I started with Ebi Sunomono, sliced cucumbers topped with wakame salad and chilled shrimp in sweet vinaigrette that was as refreshing as it was delicious. It was also a portent of the flavorful and artistic dishes that were to follow. Next up was Ika Sugata, a miso marinated, chargrilled calamari that was sliced and reassembled from tail to tentacles, resulting in not only stunning presentation, but a perfectly cooked dish, too, thanks to the charred, grill flavor mingling expertly with a hint of miso sweetness. Having spent a summer in Oahu, I’ve become a fan of all things poké. Reminiscing, I had no choice but to try Hisui’s. Again I was presented with a beautifully plated rendition of my Hawaiian favorite, featuring thinly sliced cucumber shingled, and topped with raw tuna and avocado salad in a creamy kewpie (Japanese mayo) dressing. It wasn’t as spicy or highly seasoned as some I’ve had on the Islands, but tasty just the same and a sizeable portion. At this point, I decided it would be prudent to try a sushi roll, considering that’s why most people come to sushi restaurants. I set my sights on the Hisui Special Roll, packed with real crab, spicy tuna, cream cheese, ahi tuna, salmon, yellowtail, masago and tempura flakes—a spectacular visual and classic umami flavor profile. Talk about a perfect ending to a “light” sushi lunch. Domo arigato!

I set my sights on the Hisui Special Roll, packed with real crab, spicy tuna, cream cheese, ahi tuna, salmon, yellowtail, masago and tempura flakes—a spectacular visual and classic umami flavor profile.


Ebi Sunomono

Ika Sugata

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1010 White Rock Rd. (916-941-3606 or British, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Healthy and authentic may sound too good to be true, but at 36 Handles you will get nothing short of that. From traditional fish and chips to certified Angus beef dishes, you’ll get a good handle on what this eatery is all about. The live bands and full bar add to the lengthy list of reasons why it’s the ideal restaurant.

Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-941-8787 or Afghan/ethnic food, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Afghan cuisine awaits you. Since 2003 Bamiyan Restaurant has offered the Sacramento and El Dorado area delicious Afghan cuisine, including specialties like Mantoo and Ashak dumplings and their awardwinning kebabs—ranging from traditional lamb, mouth-watering beef tenderloin and succulent lamb chops to unique salmon and swordfish cooked traditionally over a bed of coals. Experience 50,000 years of flavors in the restaurant’s elegant dinning room or on the spacious and scenic patio. Bamiyan has something for everyone including vegetarian and vegan.

all at this authentic Thai restaurant. Not only will you feel as though you are in the heart of Thailand with the themed décor, but you will also get your money’s worth of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Relish Burger Bar

1000 White Rock Rd. (916-933-3111) American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ If your favorite sporting event is on, stop by to enjoy it with the delicious tasting burgers crafted at Relish—one of El Dorado Hills’ finest burger joints. With indoor, outdoor and bar seating, it offers the perfect environment for any type of day or night outing. Don’t forget to ask about their house specialty drinks at the indoor-outdoor bar.

Chantara Thai

4361 Town Center Blvd. (916-939-0389) Thai, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Red curry? Peanut curry? Spicy curry? Whatever your preference, you can find it

Windplay Deli **

5003 Windplay Dr. (916-933-9099). Deli, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Located in a business park, the Windplay Deli is a great place to stop by on your lunch hour. Operated by the owners themselves, they strive to create your sandwich to your preference, accommodating your likes. They offer half and half deals, a variety of soups and home-style chili.

1004 E Bidwell St., Suite 100 (916-984-7500). New American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Bacchus is the name the Roman’s coined for Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and bountiful harvest, and aptly describes one of Folsom’s most praiseworthy eateries—thanks to their extensive wine offerings (many local) and seasonal, globally influenced dishes (think brie cheese puffs, slowroasted prime rib, and cinnamon caramel bread pudding) that utilize fresh fare from local farms. Whether seated in the expansive dining room, the wine bar or on the charming patio amongst marble statues and lush greenery, you’ll be treated like royalty. Don’t miss their Sunday Suppers. Enjoy a full menu 4-8 p.m.

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Casa Ramos

2222 Francisco Dr. (916-934-0800 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted $$ ➻ There’s no better way to spice up dinner then sipping a margarita alongside Cascada’s complimentary and oh-so creamy bean dip, chips and salsa. Cozy up by the fireplace, and dig into a plate of chile verde with corn tortillas, black beans and cilantro rice; or dive into the Pasta Mexicana. Trust me, es muy bueno!

1121 White Rock Rd Ste105 (916-586-9444 or Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer, wine & sake, reservations accepted $$ ➻ From romantic evenings to a friends’ night out, Umi Sushi is the place! The super fresh fish and incredible presentation will please both your tummy and eyes. A non-sushi menu (like delicious bento boxes and udon) is offered for patrons who come along for the company and good food.

Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro

4364 Town Center Blvd. (916-358-3733) American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Bistro 33 brings you elegance and fine dining at its best. From the beautiful indoor lighting to the contemporary outdoor fire pits, offering a beautiful view of the fountains, it delights customers with a one-of-a-kind ambiance. Be sure to get a taste of their sweet potato fries with the signature truffle mayo or their well-known French dip sandwich.


Umi Sushi


Bistro 33

2023 Vine St., Suite 200, El Dorado Hills (916939-0900 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ If you’re a fan of cheese, try the Pollo Fundido—a rolled flour tortilla served soft or crispy and filled with chicken, then smothered in cream cheese, American cheese and guacamole. It’s a fiesta for your taste buds! In addition to traditional Mexican fare, the Ramos family also serves up heart-healthy dishes, vegetarian options and a special menu for the kiddos—many from the family’s repertoire of recipes.

3907 Park Dr. (916-941-6310) Japanese, sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Since 2005, Sky Sushi has been serving fresh and tasty rolls at reasonable prices. Located in the eye-catching shopping center La Borgata, it offers a trendy atmosphere with a stylish interior. If you have that sushi craving, satisfy it with their famous “Slap Me” or “Shrimp Lover” rolls. Be sure to get a taste of the crispy tempura and the one-of-a-kind garlic edamame.

Selland’s Market Café

4370 Town Center Blvd. (916-932-5025) Café/bakery, lunch/dinner/dessert, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Upon first glance, the chic setting and stunning outdoor patio overlooking the Town Center fountains will have you impressed with Selland’s. The seasonal, healthy and housemade menu items are the cherry on top! From eclectic sandwiches and hearty entrées and sides to leafy green salads and pizzas, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Got a sweet tooth craving? A variety of desserts are offered and promise to complement your meal.

Sienna New American Grill

3909 Park Dr. (916-941-9694 or American, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Executive Chef Cassie Buchholz has created a mouthwatering menu at this upscale, chic eatery. Specialties include woodfired pizza, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks and a large selection of appetizers. The romantic environment boasts four fireplaces, Italian décor and spacious outdoor patios, which contribute to its warm and classy ambience.

25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150 (916-9869100) New American, dinner, Sunday brunch, takes reservations, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Featuring wines from California and beyond, Back Wine Bar & Bistro has something for every palate. With help from their knowledgeable staff, you’re bound to delight your taste buds— especially when you order their house-made bruschetta and strawberry salad, or one of their mouthwatering entrées, which change daily.

Dos Coyotes

13885 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 100 (916-351-9750 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Follow the aromas of flame-broiled steak and chicken into local favorite, Dos Coyotes. With an eclectic spin on Southwestern dishes— all made with fresh, local ingredients—and an engaging atmosphere at affordable prices, Dos has something to please all palates...from athletes, adults and vegetarians to gluten-free eaters and kids alike. Favorites include the Yucatan Chicken Salad, Paella Burrito and Steak Quesadilla; but their “Seasonal Specialties” are worth exploring, too.

Fat’s Asia Bistro **

2585 Iron Point Rd. (916-983-1133 or lovemyfats. com) Asian bistro, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Classy & trendy ambience Fat’s specializes in handmade dim sum, house-made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, highquality Asian food. They have a full bar with

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restaurantguide Fat’s Asia Bistro continued... high quality spirits and a spectacular wine list, along with patio seating featuring outdoor water features. Banquet parties are available for up to 30 people. Experience contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular, hip environment.

Folsom Tap House

25005 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 140 (916-2825711 or American, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Choices abound at Folsom Tap House! Their extensive menu allows guests to choose from draft and bottled beers, and to create their own flight. Their food menu has options that’ll pair perfectly with whatever pint you pick. Stop by for dinner any night of the week, or enjoy a weekend lunch on the patio.

Hasu Teriyaki & Sushi

25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 120 (916-9837777) Japanese, lunch/dinner, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ Enjoy the delicious food, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere at Hasu Teriyaki and Sushi. The menu features a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes guaranteed to please all. Big portions with small prices will have you coming back for more!

Hisui Sushi

25004 Blue Ravine Rd., Suite 107 (916-985-7778 or Japanese, sushi bar, Asian fusion, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Combining traditional Japanese cuisine with a creative and contemporary flair, Hisui focuses on serving foods made using fresh, healthy ingredients. In addition to an all-you-can eat, made-to-order lunch menu with a variety of offerings, they also serve ramen and other noodle soups, bento boxes, inventive rolls and “Sushi Bar Tapas.” With stellar service, a clean and modern interior, and tasty food to boot, Hisui is worth rolling into.

Kanpai Sushi

1013 Riley Street (916-983-7174 or facebook. com/kanpaisushifolsom). Japanese, lunch/dinner, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, beer & wine only, happy hour $$ ➻ Kanpai is the go-to place for not only the best sushi, but also bento boxes, udon and more! At Kanpai customers will receive superior service, as well as the freshest fish around.

Krua Thai Cuisine

1750 Prairie City Road, Suite 150 (916-355-8825). Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, takes reservations $$ ➻ Take in the relaxing atmosphere, excellent customer service and authentic fare at Krua Thai Cuisine. Dishes include pad Thai, spicy beef salad, mango curry and Thai iced tea—all for a great deal! Be sure to save room for the fried banana dessert with coconut milk rum sauce (served with coconut ice cream and coconut flakes). Stop in for lunch or dinner, or grab takeout; either way, you won’t be disappointed.

La Bou

404 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-983-3885). 13385 Folsom Blvd. (916-608-2288). Outdoor seating available $ ➻ For more than 25 years, La Bou Bakery & Café has been serving the northern California region. Freshness, quality and taste are just a few of the things they balance in their dishes. The selections you can choose from include fresh croissants, espresso drinks, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. These locations are in great central areas and offer nice outdoor patio seating.

Land Ocean New American Grill

2720 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-7000 or Steakhouse/seafood, breakfast & brunch/lunch/ dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor

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seating available, free Wi-Fi $$$ ➻ At Land Ocean, you will find the best of the Land and the Sea. The culinary team has created a distinctive menu, which includes hand-cut steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood and more. Owners Mark and Karoline Platt have designed a warm and casual environment and an ambience that leaves you with the full effect of an upscale, luxurious dining experience.

La Rosa Blanca

402 Natoma St. (916-673-9085 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ You’re part of the family at La Rosa Blanca where the friendly staff is always welcoming. Fajitas, tostadas, or tortas? Making a selection could become a challenge with so much to choose from. With great tasting food, generous portions and a festive environment, you are bound to have the ultimate Mexican experience. Add live music into the mix and you have yourself the perfect Saturday evening.

Le Charenton Restaurant

49 Natoma St. (916-292-9090 or Euro-California, dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$$ ➻ Delight all of your senses with an evening of romance and fine fare that’s topped with a touch of whimsy. Starting with fresh, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, each dish is expertly prepared and presented. The smoked salmon blini—silver dollar-sized masa cakes crowned with an adroitly stacked floret of smoked salmon, créme fraiche and American caviar—are an excellent way to start, followed by a glass of fine wine and either the duet of lamb or duck a la ménage. Bon appetit!

Lotus 8

199 Blue Ravine Rd, Suite 100 (916-351-9278 or Chinese, lunch/dinner, beer/wine only $$ ➻ Looking for a restaurant that offers exceptional food and sleek, Asian-style décor? Look no further than Lotus 8. This eatery serves authentic Chinese food with a modern twist, such as orange chicken that manages to be both saucy yet incredibly crispy at the same time. Come for lunch when all of their dishes come with soup, salad, your choice of chow mein or fried rice, and dessert.

Mario’s Early Toast Mimosa House & Eatery

25075 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom (916-984-5200 or Breakfast/brunch, full bar, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Enjoy a plate of stick-to-your-ribs good biscuits and gravy, Maui pancakes (made with macadamia nuts, bananas and coconut), the best chilaquiles in town and much more—all in warm, casual environs. To wash it all down, order the Mimosa Sampler or House Special Bacon Bloody Mary!

Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge**

25095 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-984-8607 or Mexican, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge complements what the city of Folsom and the surrounding areas are creating for the environment. They provide shade, great tasting cuisine, warmth for the winter months and cooling for the summer time, while providing its neighbors and friends with outstanding service and the highest quality food and beverages. Enjoy eating out for breakfast? Mexquite now serves Mexicanstyle breakfast every Saturday and Sunday.

Piggyback Ribs

25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 121 (916-985-4711 or BBQ, American, casual, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $ ➻ Piggyback’s focus is baby back, spare, and beef ribs. Their oven roasting/ charbroiling process that delivers, as one reviewer recently said “ ….the ribs were everything I hoped for: tender, flavorful,

smoky, messy and awesome.” Made of the finest (Tillamook) cheeses, and freshest vegetables available, nothing here is frozen And be sure to try a corn muffin – fantastic!

Pronto’s Pizzeria

299 Iron Point Rd. (916-608-0720) Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ You haven’t tried it all unless you’ve tried a slice at Pronto’s Pizzeria. Owners Joseph and Diane Benevento came from the East Coast with the family recipes of great Italian dishes. Serving pizzas of all sizes and flavors, it is easy to have it your way. Not a fan of pizza? Not a problem. Pronto’s makes a wide variety of dishes, like baked ziti or the eggplant parmigiana, to choose from.

Strings Italian Café

25035 Blue Ravine Rd. Ste. 120 (916-983-8815 or Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $$ ➻ Strings Italian Café has been offering enjoyable and affordable Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere for the past two decades, and the tradition continues at their new location. Stop by on Wednesdays to indulge in the all-you-can-eat deals or enjoy one of their lunch specials any day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seniors 62 and older get 15 percent off any entrée, while kids eat free on Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m.

Teriyaki To Go!

614 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-5560). Japanese, lunch/dinner $ ➻ An inconspicuous but flavorful restaurant with a thumbs up for taste, Teriyaki To Go is an ordinary eatery with extraordinary taste. Some may like the consistent tang of the teriyaki sauce that adds a whole lot of flavor, while others enjoy the pan-fried noodles. Either way, you are sure to enjoy your meal at this teriyaki establishment.

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Thai Paradise **

2770 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-8988 or Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ High energy atmosphere, quality food and daily specials are some of the aspects of what makes this eatery true to its name, Thai Paradise. Voted the best in town by the locals for several years in a row, you won’t want to miss out on the refined flavors of Thai food this restaurant has to offer your taste buds.

The River Thai Cuisine

424 E Bidwell Street. (916-983-7388) Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, $$ ➻ Friendly customer service and deliciously authentic Thai food are waiting for you at The River Thai Cuisine. Established in 2015, this family-owned restaurant will satisfy your Asian food cravings with various selections, including crispy egg rolls, pot stickers, and various soup, salad, curry, noodle, fried rice and dessert offerings. Stop in for an enjoyable cultural experience and try something new!

Visconti’s Ristorante

2700 E. Bidwell St., Suite 700 (916-983-5181 or Italian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ For the past two decades, Visconti’s Ristorante has given the community a taste of Italy with their truly authentic dishes, romantic setting and traditional Italian music. An award-winning restaurant, Visconti’s has been selected for being the best in town for several years in a row. Linguini con gambere (shrimp) and asparagus, and spicy rigatoni alla vodka are some of the pastas they are known for, to name a few.

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Willow Bakery

13405 Folsom Blvd., Suite 950 (916-542-7763 or American café, breakfast/lunch, open 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. daily $$ ➻ The Willow Sweetery proudly features sandwiches, salads, sweet treats, breads and espresso drinks. Vegan and gluten-free selections are also available.

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194 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-985-8885). Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Beautifully arranged and mouthwatering sushi is the name of the game at Suishin Sushi. The use of some of the freshest ingredients, from quail egg, uni and ponzu, gives you the feeling that you’re right by the ocean. The modern, hip atmosphere leaves you at ease as you consume your fish, one roll at a time.

Sunny Garden Restaurant

25085 Blue Ravine Rd., Suite 150 (916-9838882 or Asian cuisine, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $ ➻ Since 2006, Sunny Garden Restaurant has been serving some of the best and exotic Asian dishes in the area. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients in a traditional way, from their pineapple chicken to the tomato beef chow mien. Large portions for great prices in a casual, relaxed environment is what you’ll find when you dine at Sunny Garden.

Snooty Frog

3300 Coach Ln., Suite E3, Cameron Park (530677-9025 or Steakhouse/seafood/lounge, dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ This romantic spot is nestled in lovely Burke Junction and specializes in sizzling filets! Pleasing their customers is the most important part of the restaurant and guests enjoy the great food and local wines. From festive birthday celebrations, to drinks with new acquaintances and anniversaries, Snooty Frog is in the business of offering not only a tangible product, but a theater in which lives interact and dreams begin. In short, Chef Michelle Schanel is creating not only meals, but memories.


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taste GRILLED HERB-STUFFED PORK SKEWERS WITH BAY LEAVES Flavors of Sicily by Ursula Ferrigno; photography by David Munns (Ryland Peters & Small, 2016, $24.95, This recipe hails from the San Domenico Palace Hotel in Taormina—the chef, Massimo Mantarro, was persuaded to jot down the bones of this recipe. I think you’ll agree that it’s simple and very tasty. • 3-1/2 oz. pancetta, smoked or unsmoked, diced • 1 garlic clove, crushed • 1 extra large egg • 2 tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped • 1 thick slice of country-style bread, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and squeezed dry • 1 lb. 10 oz. pork loin, cut into 12 thin slices • 2-inch squares of country bread • Approximately 36 fresh bay leaves • 7 tbsp. olive oil • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • 6 skewers

Food and Beer for the Season KNEE DEEP BREAKING BUD IPA Knee Deep Brewing Company was founded in 2010 by brewmaster Jeremy Warren. From humble beginnings in Nevada, followed by a stint in Lincoln, the brewery has finally planted roots in a 28,000-square-foot facility in Auburn. With 14 year-round offerings—including the beloved Citra Pale Ale and Hoptologist DIPA—along with seasonal beers and special releases, visitors flock to their tasting room…sipping big, hoppy, West Coast-style suds while catching a glimpse of brewery operations (currently headed by Dean Roberts). Over the years, they’ve garnered multiple awards—quickly gaining a reputation for producing creatively brewed craft beers. Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA features the typical bitterness and alcohol (6.7 percent ABV) of a classic IPA, with refreshing tropical fruit flavors, such as passion fruit and mango, plus aromas of Mosaic. Simcoe, CTZ, flaked wheat and a malt bill with a pinch of crystal malt are also in the mix, resulting in an easy-drinking beer that’s loaded with character, crispness and plenty of flavor complexity. When paired with the Grilled Herb-Stuffed Pork Skewers, it’s a mouthwatering match. —Richard Righton, Owner, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery

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Put the pancetta, garlic, egg, parsley, bread and salt in a bowl and mix well. Gently pound the pork slices until uniformly thin. Spread each slice with a dollop of the pancetta mixture. Roll into cylinders and tie with kitchen string/twine. Preheat a grill/broiler or barbecue/outdoor grill and coat the grill rack with oil. Thread each of the skewers with 2 pork bundles separated by bread squares and fresh bay leaves. Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and season well with salt and pepper. Grill/ broil over medium heat for 10–15 minutes, turning so that all sides are cooked evenly. Serve at once. Serves 4–6.

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I would like to say the travel industry found me, but that’s really not the case. In the ’80s, after I finished travel school, every travel agency was looking for an agent with three to five years of experience, and it was very hard to land my first job! What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? Prior to travel school, I worked in accounting/payroll and learned early on that you should never spend more than you earn. Where do you go when the going gets tough? I go for a long run followed by a nice long rest in the sauna. What’s your biggest job perk? Each day is different and filled with fascinating people, challenges, great rewards and the ever-present promise of future travel and adventures. What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Early Toast for brunch and Aji Japanese Bistro for dinner. Where do you and your family go locally to have fun? Mountain biking around the lake. What’s your favorite childhood memory? I grew up in a small town in Hungary where crime was a nonissue; we were able to play with the neighborhood kids for long hours in the fields or in the snow. If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? My grandfather. He came to the U.S. from Hungary numerous times to work on the railroad. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Adagio for Hair. And finally, customer service is…? Our business is based on relationships, and customer service is the key to building lasting ones. Our first goal is to align our clients with the right product; then we can go the extra mile to deliver an incredible and seamless vacation. At the end, we want our clients to have that “wow experience!”

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? We provide a unique veterinary service in non-anesthetic teeth cleaning for dogs and cats. By integrating the use of animal behavior techniques, soothing music and relaxing aromatherapy, we help prevent periodontal disease and keep the heart, liver and kidney healthy. Our safer, more affordable method of pet dental care eliminates the dangers of anesthesia. My love of animals and professional experience in holistic health collided when I started praying for a purposeful life and was given this opportunity with The Natural Pet Tooth Fairy. It’s a blessing to experience—on a daily basis—the joy of clients and pets benefiting from our services. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? My first job was working with holistic doctors. I learned the importance of a proactive health approach in preventing problems versus treating disease after it occurs. Why is your staff the best in the business? Our five-star customer rating speaks for itself! We’ve chosen people with a great love and passion for animals. They’re not only qualified and highly trained, but also able to maintain a calm demeanor while working with animals. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? When I see the standards I’ve set forth in working hard— living with integrity and maintaining strong values—reflected in my nine-year-old daughter. Where do you go when the going gets tough? I find my strength in prayer. God has carried our family through fierce storms and given us victories over seemingly impossible circumstances. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Western Feed and Pet Supply—they’re friendly and knowledgeable and carry premium brand dog food. And finally, customer service is…? Our number one goal. We honor the trust our clients place in us with their pets.

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17 “Unofficial” Baseball Fan Etiquette Rules by Tom Mailey share them now, along with a few of my own and from friends, including my radio co-host Pat, who loves b a s e b a l l m o re th a n P a b l o Sandoval’s belt loves a day off. 1/Never get up during an at-bat for any reason, other than to cheer. Your braut, your beer, the bathroom...they all can wait. 2/If you’ve just gone out for one of the aforementioned reasons, wait for a break in the action before returning to your seat.

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11/At all costs, avoid swearing. C’mon. There are kids. 12/Speaking of swearing, please put your #%*$ cell phone away. 13/Don’t taunt, or worse, try to pick fights with fans cheering for the other team. All you’re doing is representing your team in the worst way possible. 14/Summarizing the four previous rules: Don’t be an obnoxious #ss.

4/Do not do “the wave.” And finally: 5/Especially do not try to start “the wave.” 6/Also, don’t try being a cheerleader. It’s great to be enthusiastic, but please direct all shouting toward the field of play and not me, seven rows back. I paid to watch a game, not get yelled at by you. 7/Not every hard hit ball in the air is “OUTTA HERE!” Make your predictions by watching the outfielders. If they look like they’re gonna make a catch, they probably will.

15/If you catch a foul ball, or a player tosses one into the stands and there is a kid nearby…strongly consider giving it to the kid. 16/If you have a kid at home you want to bring the ball back to, totally cool. We get it. So announce it loudly and hope the other fans believe you.

8/It’s okay to shout at the umpire. If a missed call at home warrants it, boo away. Remind him that you noticed he forgot his glasses. But don’t lose your mind. All you’ll do is risk a stroke, and anyway, ultimately...? Blue. Don’t. Care.

17/OK, fine. If you snag a home run ball, you can hang onto that one. The strongly principled may still seek out a young nearby fan to give it to...unless that ball was hit by, say, Buster Posey. Then it’s totally fine to say, “Sorry kid, get your own.” Hey, we can’t let them grow up just expecting everything to be handed to them.

9/Don’t repeatedly yell at a player at bat to “get a hit.” That is exactly what Josh Reddick is trying to do. Same with pitchers and throwing strikes.

Catch Tom on the Pat and Tom Morning Show on New Country 105.1, email him at, or follow him on Twitter @kncitom.

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was at a River Cats game recently and saw something that disturbed me. A player walking off the field made eye contact with a kid in the stands. The little guy was wearing a big, oversized mitt and since the player had a ball in his hand, he tossed it toward the kid. Suddenly, from a good five seats away, a middle-aged woman, armed with a glove of her own (and surprisingly quick reflexes) leapt up, got her mitt in front of the kid’s, and made the snag. My first thought: She just wanted to make sure he gets the ball. Uh-uh. She kept it. SHE KEPT THE BALL. Now, maybe she didn’t know any better, but to me—and several others nearby—it was a clear violation of proper baseball fan etiquette. So, I have labored a good...oh, a good 20 minutes now...researching what exactly i s c o n s i d e r e d p ro p e r fan etiquette at baseball games. And while there doesn’t seem to be one set of hard-and-fast “official” rules, there are several common denominators FOR MORE TOM’S TAKES, shared by the two or three VISIT STYLEFEDH.COM. lists I painstakingly Googled WHAT’S COMING (including oneworldsports. NEXT MONTH? com and ESPN) while taking DON’T MISS STYLE’S a break from watching cat “PEOPLE & THEIR PETS” PICTORIAL! videos on YouTube. I will

3/Never wear the jersey of a team that’s not playing in the game. At a Dodgers-Giants game, nobody cares you’re an über-Marlins fan. The likely impression you’ll actually make? That you don’t know much about baseball, heard you were going to a game, and simply grabbed the first ballgame-y shirt you could find.

10/Cheer your guys with passion and jeer the other guys all you want. But, try to be creative. Shouting empty-headed epithets like, “Hey Kershaw, you SUCK!” is just lazy and sad. Heck, you don’t even have to shout: Think of all those genius Hunter Pence signs—”Hunter Pence Hoards Garden Gnomes”; “Hunter Pence Thinks Game of Thrones Is Just OK.” They are funny and get the message across that he’s in enemy territory.

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