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8 Editor’s Note 8 Click 11 Ask the Experts 12 What’s Up 14 Get to Know—Nicolas Come 16 FYI 18 Local Matters 20 Calendar 24 Outtakes 60 Swag 62 The Where and Wears 64 Dine—Sauce'd Pizza and Cocktail House 67 Restaurant Guide 70 Taste 72 Introducing 74 Tom’s Take

Reap the rewards of art in your life with this list of offerings—from painting and cooking to singing and dancing—and let your creative soul speak.

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45 Wine Tasting with Style Proper winetasting excursions take time to plan and coordinate. But don’t worry, Style staffers jumped into a luxurious ride (flip the pages to see) and took a jaunt to some wineries that wow to compile this buzz-filled itinerary.

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erspective is everything, right? Ponder for a minute Dr. Wayne Dyer’s famous words—“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Stepping back allows me to realize there is more to, well, everything. To pay homage to one of the finest and most impactful actors to date, as well as the great movie Dead Poets Society, I can’t help but cite the words that Robin Williams’ character Mr. Keating so passionately impresses upon his students in the scene where he demands they stand atop his desk as he preaches: “Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try!” Sadly ironic I know. We all at one time or another get caught up in the daily grind void of new experiences—like traveling to a place we’ve never been, tasting food we swear we never would, taking a class at the local community college for no credit (just for the experience), or trying our hand at something we’ve always wanted to (like watercolors!)—oftentimes due to fear of failure or judgment. But what is failure anyway? No such thing in my book. Failure is simply an experience—one that you can either learn from (gain perspective)…or not. Even if not in that moment, eventually breakthroughs happen, and everything seems as though it was meant to be. Experiencing my unknowns in life has been (and continues to be) the constant driving force for broadening my perspectives relating to everything from relationships with family, friends and co-workers, to fundamental philosophies on living now and where I’m going in the future. I look back at relationships and poor decisions in my past and know that I would unquestionably handle them differently, better, now. I credit my growth in perspective to my experiences—all of them—the good, bad and ugly. It’s a vicious cycle, but viciously good. This month, we offer you a multitude of experiences. Follow Style staffers as they leave their usual office desk confines on an average Friday to run like children through fields of grapes, and taste like sommeliers the likes of wines they’ve never tried. Morgan Cásarez documents all of this and more (including fun wine facts from area winemakers) in her “Stories from the Cellar.” After you’ve sipped your favorite new varietal, unbridle the caged creative being within and try some of the 20-plus local art classes and artistic activities in Kourtney Jason’s “Young at Art.” There are so many hobbies to have (ballroom and belly dancing, hello) and so little time. Experiencing that which you’ve yet to is the spice of life. Carpe diem! — Desiree

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STYLEMG.COM You Can Never Have Too Much Style READY FOR WINTER? So you’ve pulled out the rake, cleared the gutters and unfolded the down comforter. But there are some home winterizing steps you may have forgotten. We’ve got the tips to ensure a safe and comfortable sweater season for you and yours.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES ON A DIME Wa n t t o s t a n d o u t but spend less this H a l l o w e e n? We ’ ve compiled a list of lowcost, creative costumes fo r eve r yo n e i n t h e family, from the belle of the ball to the ghastliest ghoul at the gala!

DON’T GET CROSS WITH ME For all you wordsmiths and puzzle fanatics, don’t miss this month’s Word Play, “Art of Wine.” Just click and follow the clues…

SHELF LIFE Get your monthly fix of Sharon Penny’s then-and-now take on popular albums, books and DVDs, look no further…just click.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? Do you have a favorite entertaining recipe (appetizer, drink, main or side dish, casserole, dessert) and want to be featured in Style’s November 2014 issue? Email us the recipe, a photo of your family, and tell us what you’re most “thankful” for this year! Send to; deadline is October 3.

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SEPTEMBER 2014 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus

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Editorial Interns Tara Mendanha, Emily Peter, Gabriel Stubbs, Jazmin White, Alyssa Wong Contributing Writers Abigail Blank, Morgan Cásarez, LeeAnn Dickson, Amber Foster, Kourtney Jason, Rachel Lopez, Tom Mailey, Lesley Miller, Sharon Penny, Roberta Ratcliff, Kelly Soderlund, Kirsten Vernon, Heather Zamarripa Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designers George Kenton Design, 760.285.0686,, Aaron Roseli Graphic Design Intern David Norby Staff Photographer Dante Fontana

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asktheexperts Q:

How can I ensure my lawn stays green while still conserving water?

A: With a few easy changes to your routine, you can have one of the greenest lawns in the neighborhood. 1. Change your watering habits. Water less often but for longer cycles; don’t water when it’s windy or during the heat of the day (evening or very early morning is best to reduce evaporation); and hand water spots that are showing the most signs of stress. 2. When mowing, raise the height of your mower deck and use a mulching mower (to add the nutrients from the grass back to the soil and provide more cover for the lawn to reduce evaporation). 3. Overseed with a more drought-tolerant sod variety. While this won’t get you fast relief, you’ll be ready for next year with a healthy, drought-tolerant lawn. You can continue and even increase your water conservation while keeping your lawn healthy and green. —Mark R. Chester Capital Landscape 1380 Lead Hill Boulevard Suite 106, Roseville, 916-783-5080


Are porcelain versus gold dental crowns or bridges a matter of aesthetics, or is there more to it?


The majority of patients prefer porcelain crowns as opposed to gold for a natural, healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile. However, there are various indications where gold is the preferred restorative material clinically necessary. Some teeth that require a gold crown are in areas of the mouth with heavy biting pressure; also, some patients have severe bruxism (grinding) habits and gold is indicated for these patients because it’s stronger, won’t fracture and wears evenly with opposing natural teeth. We always recommend the best and most functional treatment to fit the individual needs of our patients. —Wayne K. Tsutsuse (“Dr. Wayne”), DDS Aloha Family Dental 1020 Suncast Lane, Suite 103 El Dorado Hills 916-941-2447, September 2014 - 11


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what’sup Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills recently announced the selection of its new director, Mariia Pechenova. With her impressive and well-rounded background, Pechenova is excited about her new position and strives to encourage and inspire the group to achieve musical goals beyond their expectations.

Don’t miss local author Josh Mathe’s Book Signing at REI’s Folsom location on September 13 at 10 a.m. Mathe will answer questions and sign copies of his inspiring and poetic book, In the Footsteps of Greatness, which tells the tale of one man’s journey to conquering the grueling John Muir Trail. For more info, visit

Game Getaway (813 D Sutter Street), which offers a large variety of board games for novice to avid gamers. On Monday nights at 6 p.m., the shop hosts a game night at Powerhouse Pub. For more info, visit ready to toss your sunscreen aside and grab those knit gloves—the Folsom Historic District Ice Rink will return on November 7.

Construction of a brand new Folsom Lake College subsidiary location in Rancho Cordova is underway. The first phase, a 26,000-square-foot building, will house classrooms, computer labs and student services, as well as faculty and administrative offices. When the new center opens in Fall 2015, it will triple the number of classes and students now being served at the center’s current location. For more details, visit

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alifornia beauty junkies, rejoice! LUSH—a fresh ethical retailer and veritable beauty delicatessen that features gorgeous fragrance soap, a vast range of skin care products, quality hair products and more—will be opening a store later this month at Arden Fair Mall...The City of Folsom and community volunteer leaders are laying the groundwork for Folsom’s first citywide Community Service Project Day, scheduled for October 25. The goal is to mobilize hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete approximately 25 half-day projects that’ll benefit different segments of the community. Volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. for a kick-off breakfast before dispersing to work sites across Folsom. Sign up starting September 11 through October 16 at folsom.ivolunteer. com. For more info, visit Discover and explore Imperial Splendors with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce by taking a 10-day journey from March 8-17, 2015, to destinations including Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Reserve a spot before October 1 and receive $100 off the total price. For more details, call Sherri at 916-933-1335...Every Tuesday, the Folsom Public Library hosts a Conversation Club, which offers a comfortable environment for adults with limited English language skills to practice speaking and listening in English. For more info, visit Folsom is home to a new game shop, The

John McGinness photo by Dante Fontana. Food Bank photo courtesy of its respective organization.

A big “thank you” to Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. For almost a decade they’ve been a partner agency to the Food Bank of El Dorado County and served as the Emergency Food Assistance program distribution site for El Dorado Hills. If your family service organization, faith-based group or school group would like to help, email

In the “Oops We’re Only Human Department,” we apologize to John McGinness, our August issue’s Get to Know subject, for printing the incorrect start time of his talk show on KFBK 93.1 FM. Tune in to his show Monday through Friday from 3-4 p.m. Lace up your skates and bring your loved ones for some nostalgic winter fun. The rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. including Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For more info, visit Historic Sutter Street Revitalization Project recently received two prestigious awards from the California Downtown Association, bringing statewide attention to Folsom. The city was the only winner in the “Physical Improvement” category where they received the Excellence Award, which honored innovative brick-andSeptember 2014 - 13

mortar projects that enhance economic development opportunities. Congrats!...Another dog park is slated to make its way to town. The El Dorado County Planning Commission approved the much-anticipated El Dorado Hills Dog Park (to be located in the El Dorado Hills Community Park) back in July. The park will be the second dog park on the western slope and is slated to open this fall...Three new stores are set to open this fall at the Palladio at Broadstone: Victoria’s Secret, an iconic specialty retail brand carrying lingerie, sleepwear, beauty products, swimwear and more, and its sister store Pink; The Chocolate Architect, a Sacramento-based confectionery that offers a seasonal menu with 16-20 varieties from a master list of nearly 70 darks, milks, semi-sweets and a cake batter series of white chocolates; and Couch and Hammond Dentistry, offering family, cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry services...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards feature. — Compiled by Gabriel Stubbs




Nicolas Come

Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Drawing, spelling and socializing. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: People with no imagination. Q: Are you high or low maintenance? A: Medium—it depends on the day and occasion. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: My dad.


icolas Come is 10 years and farm-to-fork nutrition. old (as of September 4), Stephane, a busy software and if you asked him a engineer, approved of the idea, few years ago what he likes to but told his son that if he wanted eat, he’d say that he didn’t like to do the project, he’d have to anything. “I wouldn’t even eat figure it out on his own. “Some pizza!” Finally, Nicolas’ father, people would say, ‘[He’s] just a Nicolas with his Stephane Come, came up with kid,’” Stephane explains. “I say, brother Remy a plan: Perhaps if his son planted empower kids. If they want to try, and grew his own food, he would expand let them try.” It took several years of efhis closed culinary boundaries. The idea fort, but Nicolas was finally able bring his worked, but with unexpected repercussions. dream to fruition. He now has big plans for Nicolas became so passionate about the future, including starting his own foodgrowing and eating healthy food that he themed television show. “I want an entire wanted to share his discovery with other channel of Nicolas’ Garden!” he exclaims. kids. He decided to create Nicolas’ Garden Given what Nicolas has already accom(, a kid-friendly mobile plished, we don’t put it past him. app that provides information on gardening — Amber Foster

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Nicolas with Jamie Oliver

FAVORITES Author/writer: J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan Escape: Playing basketball and cooking Guilty pleasure: Video games Local landmark: Sleep Train Arena Memory: Sleeping in a very small tent with friends Movie: Frequency Saying: “Fascinating”—Mr. Spock

Photo of Nicolas and Jamie Oliver courtesy of Nicolas Come. Other photos by Dante Fontana.

Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.



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Hit the Trails

ext month, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially open Phase 1 of the new Johnny Cash Trail and bike-pedestrian overcrossing. With these new additions, the city’s recreational trail network encompasses a total of 40 miles!

Phase I connects to the popular Folsom Lake Crossing Trail by way of the new overcrossing that soars over four lanes of traffic. The bridge’s design and architecture mimics that of Folsom Prison, and the overcrossing connects to the new 1.5-mile trail segment on the opposite side—keeping cyclists and pedestrians safe from busy Natoma Street. This section of trail is unique since it’s contained on Folsom State Prison property, so it seemed only natural that it be named in honor of the “man in black.” The entire Johnny Cash Trail will be completed in spring of 2016, when the remaining 1.5 miles of Phase II, which will begin at Cimmaron Circle and include an undercrossing at Prison Road, are finished. Funding for this $3 million phase is secured through multiple federal and state grants and $350,000 in required matching City funds. The trail will continue behind the City Hall complex and send travelers over a 190-foot-long wood bridge that’ll provide unprecedented views of the Zoo Sanctuary’s bear exhibit and Lake Natoma. The trail will also include installments of public art themed around and honoring the life and legacy of Johnny Cash. To this end, a panel that included Cindy Cash, members of the Folsom Arts and Cultural Commission and Folsom Parks and Recreation Commission, City staff and representatives from Folsom State Prison administration and the Folsom Tourism Bureau, selected two artists. Other trail projects have made great progress this year, too. The Dos Coyotes Trail segment was completed at the end of the summer, making the final link of the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail and connecting to the state-owned Lake Natoma Trail; and the Hinkle Creek Bridge—an 80-foot-long wood and metal bridge built entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers—was completed this past spring, providing ADA accessibility to the existing nature trail. — Lesley Miller

Meet Wolf Yucca

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2. Who suffered from acute appendicitis at the age of 21 and started painting to ease his boredom during recovery? 3. How many words long is Pablo Picasso’s real name? 4. In which city did pop art originate? 5. Whose art style became known as surrealism?

7. What’s depicted in The Last Supper?

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1. Which well-known artist only sold one painting in his lifetime, titled The Red Vineyard?

6. Who once said: “Art is anything you can get away with”?

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he big-badyou-knowwhat, in truth, i s fa m i l y o r i e n te d and very intelligent. Wolves breed in the winter and only the alpha male and alpha female produce pups. In the pack, every wolf’s job is to keep the pups healthy and safe. Named after the spiky southwestern desert plant, Yucca was part of an “ac-

Whether your art portfolio consists of colorful canvases or paint-bynumbers, it’s important to remember that all artists—even the world’s most famous—had to start somewhere. The trivia below is a good reminder of the obstacles that many renowned artists encountered on their road to fame.

cidental” litter born in 2004 to captive parents at a Southern C a l i fo r n i a a n i m a l breeding facility that provides creatures to the entertainment industry. This handsome guy is currently the respected alpha wolf at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Swing by soon to say howl-o! — Roberta Ratcliff

8. Leonardo da Vinci spent 10 years painting the lips of Mona Lisa. True or false? 9. Which of Claude Monet’s senses failed? 10. To speed up the process of creating art, what method did Andy Warhol adopt? — Megan Wiskus


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foodie find

Soulstice Juice


oulstice Juice’s goal is simple: to make you feel good. The friendly mother-daughter duo is eager to answer any questions and, once ordered, you can either have your juice delivered or pick it up from their El Dorado Hills location. My juice was hand-delivered to Style headquarters by Rachaell—neatly packaged in a lime green insulated bag filled with small ice packs. One of my favorite things about Soulstice is the creative way they name each offering. I tried Sweet FennErgy, Love Potion and, my favorite, Who’s Down With O.P.G?. Each organic, raw, cold-pressed concoction—made with locally sourced produce—is filled with rich, robust flavor and comes with info detailing the ingredients and their positive effects on the body and mind. “Who’s Down With O.P.G?” featured orange, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon and was a great pickme-up first thing in the morning. Also included in the package were brightly colored tips on how to complete a juice cleanse safely; after trying Soulstice Juice, I plan to attempt one very soon! Soulstice Juice, 4659 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 102, El Dorado Hills. 916-800-4600, — Jazmin White


September Sizzles SEPTEMBER 5 FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT IN THE PARK Head to the EDH Community Park at 7 p.m. for live music by Prince tribute band, The Purple Ones, plus food and children’s activities.

Foodie Find photo courtesy of Soulstice Juice.

SEPTEMBER 13 FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE From 8 a.m. to noon at the
CSD Parking Lot (corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way), buy a space ($35) and sell your treasures, or just come to shop.

SEPTEMBER 20 SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE PARK The El Dorado Hills CSD and El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce present a summer soiree that will have everyone up and dancing! From 5-9 p.m. at the EDH CSD, enjoy live entertainment, inflatables for the kids, food, free wine and beer tastings, samples from local businesses and giveaways.

For more information about these events and other happenings, visit or call 916-933-6624.

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HITLIST •COMPILED BY STYLE STAFFERS• “My husband and I drink a lot of Pinot Noir; we’re particularly drawn to the varietal because it’s easy to drink and it tastes good. Our favorite is Carvalho Family Winery’s 2008 Pinot Noir. It goes with practically anything we’re serving for dinner and is delightful on its own, too.” carvalhofamilywinery. com


“Scribner Bend’s 2012 Pinot Grigio is crisp, fruity and refreshing. It’s great year-round, but I especially love it in the warmer months— it reminds me of a carefree summer day!”


“My go-to wine—especially when I’m serving grilled steak or a hearty stew—is D’Artagnan Vineyards’ 2010 El Dorado Malbec. Dinner guests are always impressed, and I can’t get enough of its ripe blueberry and spice notes.”


“Renwood Winery’s 2011 Musician’s Zinfandel wasn’t awarded a Double Gold at the 2014 Amador County Fair for nothing. Chewy and jammy, it’s velvety smooth and succulent across the entire palate.”


“I made the ‘mistake’ of serving Boeger Winery’s 2011 Tempranillo at a party recently. The mistake wasn’t serving it; rather, not saving any of it—it disappeared in no time at all!”

Kevin and Jenn Puschkaric with Jake and Quinn at the Folsom Family Expo

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The year Captain America and Christopher Lee visited Folsom Prison, when the largely forgotten TV movie Captain America II: Death Too Soon was shot extensively at the locale, and—spoiler alert—Cap throws a motorcycle over the wall of the prison. Featuring legendary stuntman and Auburn resident Gary Davis, the movie, and its prequel Captain America, were meant to launch a Captain America TV series that never got off the ground.



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The year Coloma Road was established, running between Sutter’s Fort and Coloma, and used by James Marshall to bring the first gold findings from Sutter’s Mill to the fort. It was also the route of California’s first stage line in 1849. A historic marker for the site of Coloma Road can be found at the Nimbus Flat boat launching facility.


Number of rooms originally in the Mormon Tavern, which also housed a dining hall, hotel and saloon. (How much drinking went on at this “tavern” is unclear, since Mormons traditionally abstain from alcohol. An attempt at Mormon humor? Who knows.) The Mormon Tavern settlement was founded in 1849, and was a stop on the Pony Express from 1860-1861. Although the tavern and settlement are long gone, a historic marker sits on Jaeger Road in Clarksville. — Compiled by Sharon Penny

ather up the clan and head to the Folsom Family Expo on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center. Families from Folsom and beyond are invited to enjoy an entertaining lineup of events while connecting with area businesses. Event Manager and Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Style Media Group, Siobhan Russell Pritt, explains why this free event benefits the community. “Local families benefit as it’s an opportunity to be exposed to nearly 80 local businesses and their services, plus attendees will receive free admission to the Folsom Zoo for the day, and can participate in various free family activities.” This growing event also features a food truck rally, raffles and giveaways, bounce houses, face painting, bowling and live entertainment. Style Media Group prides itself on serving the community and the Ninth Annual Folsom Family Expo is a great way to take part in the action—it’s the best day of free family fun in Folsom! For more information, contact Siobhan at or 916-988-9888 x. 116, or visit

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Like any theory, ours is backed by science. The idea of Orangetheory is simple: a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC, burning calories after your workout and giving noticeable, lasting results. Top-of-theline equipment, an upbeat atmosphere and motivational staff members are what make the Orangetheory Fitness environment so energetic. It puts a fire in our members, giving them a “get up and go” attitude. Not to mention, almost everything is orange. It’s the color that inspires us to achieve more. Our studios will inspire you, too. Visit today and take advantage of pre-opening rates. We’re in the Palladio next to Vertigo. Look for the orange bike!

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September is National Honey Month Compiled by Gabriel Stubbs



Prince tribute band and winners of the 2013 Billboard Icon Award, The Purple Ones, will headline this concert at the El Dorado Hills Community Park from 7 p.m. onwards. Food and children’s activities will also be on tap. For more details, visit


DAKHABRAKHA This world-music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, reflects fundamental elements of sound and soul, and creates a world of unexpected music. The name Dakhabrakha means “give/take” in the old Ukranian language. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. To purchse tickets, visit



The aerial event is back for its ninth year! Don’t miss exciting performances and displays including world-class aerobatics, pyrotechnics, vintage aircrafts and more. Gates to Mather Airport open at 9 a.m. both days. For more details, visit



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GROWL, HOWL AND WINE From 6-9 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, help raise funds for the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary while enjoying music, unique auction items, visits from zoo animals, and food and beverages from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. For more details, visit


SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE PARK Head to the El Dorado Hills CSD (1021 Harvard Way) from 5-9 p.m. for entertainment, activities, food vendors, wine tasting, giveaways, samples from local businesses and, for the kids, interactive games and inflatable structures. For more details, visit

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FIFTH ANNUAL CROSS TOWN CUP Support your local team as Folsom High School and Vista Del Lago High School battle it out on the pitch for this year's widely anticipated event. Junior varsity kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by varsity at 7 p.m. Proceeds from admission fees will support both school’s soccer programs. For more details, call 916-990-5822.


FOLSOM FAMILY EXPO Don’t miss Style Magazine’s premiere free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center. Activities planned include family-friendly vendor booths, kids’ games, and free admission to the Folsom Zoo with a wristband from the

Part of Cameron Park Lake’s shoreline will become a 16th century town in England from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will enjoy an archery tournament, sword fighting, handmade crafts, global foods and world-class entertainment. For more details, visit twofayreladies. com.


RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS LEGENDS Experience the family-friendly show that makes people’s jaws drop, thanks to amazing performers and animals from around the world and from the past (think unicorns, Pegasus and more). For show times and to purchase tickets, visit 20 - September 2014

event. For more details, visit facebook. com/folsomfamilyexpo.

Folsom Family Expo photo by Dante Fontana. All other photos courtesy of their respective organizations or companies.




AFTERSHOCK Get ready for California’s biggest rock festival with some of the most popular names in rock, metal, punk and alternative, including Weezer, Five Finger Death P unch and Awolnation. The t wo - d ay c o n c e r t a t Discovery Park opens at 11 a.m. both days. To purchase tickets, visit


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Performing Cirque Peking at the Harris Center, this incredible group of acrobats has dedicated itself to the art's reform and continued innovation since its creation. Their unique acts—including aerial tissue flowers and global motorcycling—have been enjoyed and praised by Chinese and foreign audiences for decades. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit


EVENING UNDER THE STARS The Folsom Symphony and Maestro Peter Jaffe invite you to this year’s benefit gala. On a hilltop in El Dorado Hills, amid rolling terrain, vineyards and sweeping vistas, enjoy a gourmet meal, the area’s finest wines, live music, performances by symphony musicians, and the opportunity to bid on first-class, one-of-a-kind auction items. For more details, visit



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Whether they're beating on drums and generating a kaleidoscopic spray of airborne paint, catching flying gumballs with their mouths, or spewing paint onto canvases, the baldand-blue characters of the Blue Man Group approach each messy, noisy enterprise with the expertise and determination of children. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit

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September 5-7 – Gold Bug Quilters Annual Quilt Show. Visit the Cameron Park Community Services District Gymnasium between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday to support your local quilters. The opportunity quilt Tree of Paradise will be featured, along with wearables, purses, home décor and more. For more details, visit

September 12-15 – American River Music Festival. This eighth annual festival features more than 30 music performances in nine locations around Lotus and Coloma. Enjoy riverfront camping, an art market, freshly prepared food, drinks and, of course, live music. To purchase tickets, visit

September 5-28 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Imagination Theater presents this Grimm Brothers classic, featuring everyone's favorite dwarves, along with Snow White, Queen Bragomar and many more! For show times and to purchase tickets, visit September 6 – Annual Car Show and Family Fun Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4600 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, peruse the beautiful collection of custom and classic cars, chow down on delicious food and listen to groovy tunes at this car show and new parts swap meet. Admission is free. For more details, call 530-622-2701. September 6 & 13 – A Culinary Trip to Sicily: Part 1 and 2. Don't miss this virtual journey through the delicious cuisine of Sicily, Italy, a region rich in food and history. Part 1 will teach attendees how to make Caponata Siciliana and Melanzane Ripiene, and part two will teach attendees how to make Pasta alla Norma and Pasta with Pesto alla Trapenese. Classes take place at the Murer House in Folsom from 10 a.m. to noon; it’s not necessary to take both classes. To register, visit cooking_classes. September 7 – Run to Remember. Remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who didn’t return home following the September 11 tragedy at this 5K run in Downtown Sacramento. The race will start at 9:11 a.m., and each runner will receive an American flag to place in the pentagon-shaped memorial at the finish. To register, visit September 7 – Grandparents’ Day at Fairytale Town. Celebrate National Grandparents’ Day with a play date at Fairytale Town! Admission for grandparents (when accompanied by a child under 12) is free. For more details, visit September 11 – Folsom Symphony: American Salute. Don’t miss this bonus performance rounding out the Live on the Boulevard concert series at El Dorado Hills Town Center at 6:30 p.m. The Symphony will be lead by new music director and conductor, Peter Jaffe. Attendees

September 13 – M.O.R.E. Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show. Enjoy a classic car show starting at 10 a.m. and homemade chili at noon along with live music at the Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center, all until 4 p.m. Channel 13’s Dave Bender will serve as master of ceremonies. For more details, visit September 13 – Kacie's Ride for Hope. Beginning at 8 a.m., Downtown Placerville’s Main Street will close to host this bike show, raffle and barbecue that raises awareness and funds for the fight against domestic violence. Proceeds help support the Center for Violence-Free Relationships. For more details, visit September 13 – “Wheel’in 4 Warriors” Classic Car Show. There will be fun for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeside Church in Folsom. The fun includes music, food, raffles, vendors, cars and awards. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Support 4 Soldiers. For more details, visit September 19 – First Annual Buccaneer Ball. The Sacramento Children’s Museum invites all mothers and sons to dance the night away at their pirate-inspired event. Pirate dress-up is encouraged, and desserts and light refreshments are included. For more details, visit September 20 – Placerville Oktoberfest. From 3-8 p.m. along Downtown Placerville’s Main Street, enjoy live music, Wiener Dog Races, a costume contest, children's games, a silent auction and (of course) sausages, pretzels, strudel and beer. Admission is free. For more details, visit September 20 – Swap Meet. Now's the time to clean out your garage and closets to make some extra cash; or do a little shopping for yourself. The swap meet will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Park Community Center. Admission is free. For more details, visit September 27 – All Nations 3K & 5K Run.

Stroll, walk or run the scenic trails of El Dorado County; and enjoy a BBQ and guest speaker Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills—all at Shingle Springs Rancheria and sponsored by the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center. Races start at 10 a.m. and registration opens at 9 a.m. For more details, visit allnationsrun. September 27 – Farm-to-Fork Festival. Enjoy food, wine and beer from regional eateries and purveyors on Sacramento’s iconic Capitol Mall. Festivalgoers will also enjoy an array of activities—from cooking demos and interactive booths to a kids’ zone. For more details, visit September 28 – Antique Street Faire. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Downtown Placerville’s Main Street, peruse antiques and collectibles while enjoying food, refreshments and more. Admission and parking are free. For more details, visit

SAVE THE DATE! October 2 – Dignity Health’s Care Begins With Me. Don’t miss this women’s health and lifestyle event—from 5-9 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Highlights include informative care chats on current health topics, guest speaker Kelly Corrigan (New York Times best-selling author), a marketplace expo featuring the latest in lifestyle, fashion and beauty items, plus wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. For more details, visit October 5 – History Unwined. For just $40, support the Folsom History Museum and Pioneer Village at Folsom Historical Society’s third annual wine tasting event at Unwined. Guests will enjoy wine and appetizers, and receive a bottle of wine featuring a label by local artist Jan French. Tickets are limited. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit October 14 – Annual Hope House Benefit Golf Tournament. Hosted at Apple Mountain Golf Course in Camino, proceeds will benefit Hope House, a transitional home for women that’s dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness. Special sponsorship packages include a round of golf, cart, bucket of balls and lunch. For event updates, visit October 26 – Folsom Zoo Animal Blanket Drive. Help comfort furry friends awaiting adoption at area animal shelters. Blankets and towels of any sort will be collected in front of the Folsom Zoo between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more details, call 916-9394365.

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El Dorado Hills Town Center, July 19 Photos by Tom Paniagua.

White Rock Road, Suite 203, El Dorado Hills, July 12 Photos by Mark Stemmy.

Hillary S. Chhlang of La Terra Villa, President and Vice President of 5 Star Multimedia Onyx Pike and Violet Giovanni, and CEO of M Communications Michele Smith

The film team and actors of 5 Star Multimedia

El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Mikulaco

Joel Vincent

Michele Smith and Jennifer Sessano, author of The Sunday Brunch Club

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FOLSOM FIRECRACKER Lake Natoma Trail July 4 Photos courtesy of Dr. Todd Drybread.

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The Christy Family

Lisa Riley and Trystan Calhoun

FOLSOM PRO RODEO Dan Russell Arena Folsom, July 3-5 Photos by Tom Paniagua.

Cassidy and Kailey with mom Brooklyn Wissmann

Tracy Randell of the Folsom Fire Department, Folsom Police Department Officer Triplett and Officer Schanrock, and Jeff Smith of the Folsom Fire Department

Natalee Burvant

The Higgins Family

Abigail Hacker with the Chickfil-A mascot

David Luca

EPPIE’S GREAT RACE American River Parkway Rancho Cordova July 19 Photos by Facchino Photography. Marika Hodges

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George Johnson congratulates John Weed, a 39-year Eppie’s Great Race participant

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silent but deadly Ovarian Cancer: Be in the Know by Abigail Blank

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Ovarian cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to catch early, as the symptoms do not usually become prominent until the disease has advanced significantly. Dr. Lin Soe, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at Marshall Hematology and

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hen it comes to cancers for women, awareness falls heavily on breast cancer. The silent malignancy of ovarian cancer and its teal ribbon of awareness are often overlooked. However, according to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer, while it accounts for only three percent of cancers in women, is the most deadly of all female reproductive cancers and will kill an estimated 14,270 women in 2014.

Oncology in Cameron Park, explains, “Some symptoms are non-specific like fatigue, frequency of urination and pressure sensation in the pelvis or constipation. When the cancer starts progressing more, the obvious symptoms appear.” Indications of more advanced ovarian cancer include abdominal distention, abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea or loss of appetite, and even leg swelling or shortness of breath.

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RISK FACTORS As with many cancers, there is no direct causation that has been found, no one specific source causing the disease. There are, however, a few correlative risk factors that have been identified. Caucasian women over 50 years old are at a higher risk, as are women who have suffered from infertility, used ovulation-inducing drugs and undergone hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Soe also notes that hereditary cancer syndromes, such as Lynch II syndrome, BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, have been linked to the occurrence of ovarian cancer.

PREVENTION? Not only is there is no direct cause, there is also little that can be done in the way of prevention. It is important to stay alert and pay attention to your body, especially if you have a family

history of ovarian cancer. “For early detection, women in highrisk groups should have a very low threshold of suspicion, and for any persistent symptoms, [they] should be examined by their physician,” says Dr. Soe, “including a pelvic exam, pelvic ultrasound and, if highly suspicious, CT scan of the pelvis.”

TREATMENT Ovarian cancer is typically treated with a combination of two or more approaches, including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and various forms of hormonal treatment. A patient’s treatment needs are based on a variety of factors unique to each individual. According to Dr. Soe, “Success of the treatment depends on the stage of the disease at the time of the diagnosis.” If discovered at Stage 1, in which the disease is limited only to the ovaries, the success rate tops 90 percent. Even Stage 2, where the cancer has spread into the pelvis, is still considered highly curable. Yet, those later stages present a much more grim statistic, with Stage 4 (the disease having spread to organs far from the abdomen) diagnoses being considered incurable. This early success rate is why it’s imperative that women be proactive and see a doctor if they have the slightest suspicion that their health may be at risk.



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Gregory J. Borrowdale, D.D.S. 785 Hana Way, Ste. #203 | Folsom 916-983-1100 | Gregory J. Borrowdale, DDS has practiced dentistry in Folsom since 1988. Building trusting relationships with patients is what separates Dr. Borrowdale from other dentists. One of Dr. Borrowdale’s goals is to foster a generation of people not afraid to visit the dentist. He accomplishes this by taking the initial appointment to get to know each other. “Everyone has some level of anxiety, so I never want to rush my patients.” Dr. Borrowdale is introducing his Healthy Teeth Plan, an in-house plan for patients without insurance. $425.00/1 yr. ($665.00 value) multi family discount. Plan Includes: 2 prophy’s (cleanings), Full Mouth Set of Digital Xrays, Oral Cancer Screening, Two Exams, Emergency Exam, Fluoride Treatment. Additionally 20% off all other dental work.

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He goes by “DR. WAYNE!” His last name, Tsutsuse, is a difficult Japanese name to pronounce. Dr. Wayne was born and raised in Hawaii and has incorporated “The Aloha Spirit” throughout his state-of-the-art office, and in his friendly personality. His dedicated, professional staff has many years of dental experience and will assist you with all of your concerns and questions. Dr. Wayne, a graduate of USC School of Dentistry, caters to a wide range of dental needs for the entire family. Patients will find their individual dental needs are attended to in a skilled, gentle and caring manner. Dr. Wayne and the entire “Aloha Family Dental” staff consider service and your comfort, safety and health as their number one common goal.

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Dr. Pawar graduated from Columbia University and has lived in Folsom with his family and practicing dentistry there for more than 9 years. In October of 2011 Dr. Pawar opened his own independent dental practice in the historic district in Folsom with the vision of practicing dentistry the way he has always felt it should be - bringing high ethical and moral standards to his practice without pressure on his patients. He lives by this vision daily and cherishes the opportunity to continue to do so. Dr. Pawar will offer Saturday and evening hours to accommodate his patients' busy schedules. Aware of the many patients who are phobic regarding visiting a dentist, Dr. Pawar takes great care to put his patients’ minds at ease. Give him a call and experience for yourself!



Shellie Edwards, D.D.S. and Ryan Everhart, D.D.S. 1192 Suncast Ln., Ste. 3 | El Dorado Hills 916-939-9912 Edwards-Everhart Dental is very pleased to have two excellent Dentists available to serve your dental needs. Both doctors truly believe that working together as partners allows them to provide exceptional care to their patients while maintaining a balanced family life. As partners their focus is to continue to develop personal relationships with their individual patients, but also provide the flexibility to all patients to schedule with either doctor when needed. Their office is now open Monday-Friday with a doctor on call at all times. This new schedule can accommodate multiple family members at one time making your dental visits more convenient. Described as approachable and honest, these doctors focus on patient education and preventive care. Drs. Edwards and Everhart are skilled in all aspects of dentistry which include: Cosmetic bonding and veneers, crowns and fillings, wisdom teeth extractions, implant placement and restoration, root canals, dentures and pediatric procedures. Their state of the art office is equipped with the most modern dental and sterilization techniques. The entire office strives to create a gentle, caring and comfortable environment that patients appreciate as soon as they walk through the door. Drs. Edwards and Everhart are passionate about life, family and their profession. This makes patients of all ages look forward to coming to the dentist.

George D. Chen, D.D.S. Esthetic Reflections In Dentistry 785 Hana Way, Ste. 103 | Folsom 916-983-6051 | Many people are fearful of going to the dentist. Dr. Chen and his staff help ease those fears by providing exceptional customer service and the highest quality clinical care in a relaxed environment. Patients’ needs come first. They listen to their patients’ concerns and help them improve their self-image with a beautiful smile and excellent oral health. Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry’s main goal is to establish a reputation for quality and outstanding customer service.



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, he is also State certified in Adult Oral Conscious Sedation. “Many patients have not been to the dentist in years due to fears or anxiety. With sedation dentistry, patients can regain their health and have the smile they have always wanted in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere,” states Dr. Chen.


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Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics 7916 Pebble Beach Dr., Ste. 101 Citrus Heights 916-962-0577 FOCUS: Pediatric Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. EDUCATION: Drs. Cindy Weideman, Jeff Sue, and Darcy Owen are Board Certified Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry and Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lexie Lyons is a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Drs. Holley Gonder and Tommy Clements are General Dentists-Practices Limited to Children and Teens. Our dentists have advanced training in treating patients with special health care needs. WHAT SETS US APART: All of our dentists have been chosen as “Top Dentists” in an annual survey conducted by thousands of their peers! We have partnered with the UC Davis Pediatric Medical Residency Program to help future pediatricians study all of the special aspects of pediatric dentistry. We are affectionately referred to as the “Disneyland of Dentistry” by our patients. Our highly experienced and amazing team members and our fun office reflect this vision from the minute children enter our front door. We have created a 40-year legacy of providing comprehensive and compassionate dentistry for Sacramento’s children. Our patients feel so close to us, they return as mothers, fathers, doctors, and team members. Check us out on Facebook to see our latest activities and adventures, and don’t miss our fun videos on YouTube.

Folsom Oral Surgery and Implant Center Dr. Gregory G. Olsen 2370 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 130 | Folsom 916-983-6637 Dr. Gregory G. Olsen practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dental implants, bone grafting and wisdom tooth removal while providing exceptional patient care in a friendly atmosphere. Dr. Olsen graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco and completed his specialty training residency in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago. He is a board certified dental anesthesiologist and fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and holds memberships with numerous prestigious dental organizations including the California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Olsen and his wife, a dental hygienist, are dedicated to serving those in need – both locally and internationally. The team at Folsom Oral Surgery and Implant Center believe that their first priority is the safety and comfort of every patient. When not taking care of his patients or volunteering his time, Dr. Olsen enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends along with fly-fishing, cycling and hiking.

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(L to R): Drs. Holley Gonder, Tommy Clements, Cindy Weideman, Jeff Sue, Lexie Lyons and Darcy Owen


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sticks and stones Put the Brakes on Bullying

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ully is a term that seems ubiquitous these days, a catch phrase—trendy even. Yet, rarely does a term elicit such a fervent response from parents of school-aged children…and it’s probably because we’ve all been there. When I was in elementary school, a classmate in my circle of friends refused to invite me to her events, would bring gifts for everyone besides me and single me out incessantly, leading to many a night crying. Later, in junior high, that same girl was given a note by our slightly larger group of girlfriends, telling her she was no longer welcome in the circle and to find new friends. I still remember how broken she looked sitting on the grass, sobbing. I was glad I didn’t sign the note. I’m now a mother in my 30s and can recall when “bully” was just a part of the growing-up lexicon—something to be dealt with, a right of passage, if you will. But what if the popular ideology was wrong? Was I “bullied” by today’s standards? Was she? And, perhaps the most confounding question of all: Would things have been different if social media had been a part of the equation? September 2014 - 33

ourkids TOO QUICK TO CRY “BULLY”? “I definitely think the term ‘bullying’ is thrown around indiscriminately these days,” writes Emily Wyckoff, a mostly-stay-at-home mom of three and frequent contributor to rachelray. com. “[For example], a child crying bully when their fourth grade classmate decides to not be their friend anymore. Bullying? I think typical behavior for 10-year-olds…” Placerville-based LMFT, Psy.D. Dr. Dee-Anna Dreier adds, “If someone upsets someone, they can instantly be labeled a ‘bully’ without proper investigation of both sides leading up to the event.”

WHAT IS BULLYING? According to, bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among schoolaged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.


RESOURCES ON THE RISE Area school and social service programs are evolving to help further the prevention of bullying. Even county- and state-level mental health agencies are developing antibullying programs.

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first place to start is at home. Treating other members of the family how they want to be treated is the first premise of bullying prevention.” Open communication about bullying between the child and parents is also critical, as parents sometimes mistake a child’s reaction to bullying as a behavior problem, when in actuality, it’s the child trying to convey what is happening to them. DeDora adds that more information needs to be given to children in order for them to understand the differences between all individuals. “In general, the more educated children are about people’s differences, the less chance there is to be frightened. Many times young people simply aren’t given enough information, which inspires fear. Knowledge makes a difference.” Parents, school staff and other adults all have a role to play in preventing bullying, too. They can help kids understand bullying, keep the lines of communication open, encourage kids to do what they love, and model how to treat others with kindness and respect.


These days, it’s typical for schools to have a California Department of Dr. Dreier notes that childhood teasing usually “zero tolerance” policy for bullying behaviors, Education involves two peers of equal age-appropriate which theoretically would foster a safe development that have the ability to defend logue between children, teachers and counthemselves and not feel powerless against the selors. However, DeDora says that the often teasing, whereas bullying often has more of parroted “tell an adult” philosophy may not a power differential between the bully and the child being bullied. be the best approach. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it only exac“Parents are protective and can be quick to judge another child’s erbates the situation.” As every situation is different, the key lies in behavior without making a reasonable deciphering of what is normal trying to understand why a bully bullies in the first place. “We need teasing between peers and what is bullying.” to protect the bullied child, of course, but as a comLeslie DeDora, founder and executive director munity, we need to look at the bigger picture, as of A Touch of Understanding, a Granite Bay-based the bullying child is symptomatic of a larger issue.” nonprofit that provides disability awareness proAre the bully’s parents approachable and open to a grams, agrees. School-aged children, she notes, are dialogue, or would that foster an even more hostile still learning social skills and cues, and are prone to environment? Is the teacher or counselor capable of inadvertent teasing, carelessness and immaturity. remedying the situation? As there is no set answer, Bullies, on the other hand, control, manipulate and says DeDora, it’s imperative to find “that one adult” take advantage of others for their own benefit. “It’s who will keep the child safe, as they inevitably risk the intent and measure of impact that determines becoming fodder to increased abuse by the bully whether a child’s actions can be labeled as bullying.” for “telling” on them. The difference between normal childhood teasLastly, it’s important to bear in mind that all kids ing and bullying is that bullying tends to be more involved in bullying—whether they’re bullied, bully psychologically damaging than teasing. A recent others or see bullying—can be affected, so it’s imstudy in the journal Pediatrics found that bullying portant to support everyone. The commitment to is associated with poor physical and mental health among children, stop bullying requires a consistent effort, since bullying is a behavior particularly among those who were bullied in the past and are curthat repeats or has the potential to be repeated. We know this berently being bullied. cause, again, we’ve all been there.

In general, the more educated children are about people’s differences, the less chance there is to be frightened.

ENCOURAGE THE OPPOSITE It’s important to start bullying prevention early, notes Dr. Dreier. ”The

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kvie Inspired Excellence by LeeAnn Dickson


aybe scientist Carl Sagan expressed it best when he said: “The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media...” Locally, however, we have an oasis of intelligent, informative and intriguing proRob Stewart

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gramming available on our Public Broadcasting Service stations KVIE, KVIE2, and their Spanish language channel KVIE Vme. For over 50 years, KVIE has been bringing educational and entertaining programming to nearly 1.4 million households within the 16-county viewing area. “PBS is known for high-quality programming,” David Lowe, KVIE’s president and general manager, explains. “Even in a 1,000-channel world, we present and produce the best.” My passion for PBS is personal. The diverse programs and learning opportunities brought new insights into my life. The programming engaged me to start on a path of enrichment: I have become a world traveler, a better cook and a writer—all because of the inspiration I received by tuning into KVIE. Rob on the Road Host and Producer Rob Stewart succinctly voices the nonprofit’s mission and vision. “We can guarantee anytime you watch KVIE, you will be inspired, educated, enriched and enlightened.” All of the stars, staff and approximately 300 volunteers annually work tirelessly to enhance viewers’ lives 36 - September 2014

by opening minds, changing lives and participating in the community. Stewart and his Rob on the Road crew have made day-tripping a specialty; he’s covered a throng of stories—from the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park near Monterey to Mount Shasta. “Northern California is America’s favorite playground,” Stewart says. “I take people where they sometimes can’t go.” “KVIE is our region’s storyteller,” says Michael Sanford, vice president of content creation for both KVIE and the locally produced, yet nationally and internationally screened, America’s Heartland, which will broadcast its 200th episode next month. “We put a positive light on agriculture,” Sanford continues. “We want to give our viewers a better understanding about where their food, fuel and fiber comes from.” Lowe adds, “We were promoting farm-to-fork before it became fashionable.” Another top-notch KVIE production is ViewFinder, where producer and host Jason Shoultz brings local and sometimes personal stories from all over our vast region into our front rooms—making any subject, whether silly or serious, interesting and easy to underKVIE ART AUCTION stand. “ViewFinder connects our community and helps This month, one of KVIE’s biggest fund-raisers is coming! Now in its folks understand their neighbors,” Shoultz says. “We 33rd year, KVIE Art Auction 2014 try to be responsible and provide stories that matter.” will be on-air from September 1921. This juried show features 275 In order to continue bringing important programartists from Northern California, ming to the screen, the nonprofit depends on viewers’ representing nearly every artistic medium. Join in the fun and bid donations. Why not take a moment and become a on your very own original piece member today? Join me, and nearly 50,000 neighof art. It’s a win-win situation: You bors, to keep KVIE thriving. add to your collection of great

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ourney back to the time of William Shakespeare and stroll through a 16th century English village brought to life by hundreds of actors in period costume and character.


njoy a variety of food and drink; shop for handmade crafts and wares; and enjoy thrilling entertainment provided by jousters, jugglers, swordsmen, musicians and merrymakers. Presented by Renaissance Productions in collaboration with Folsom Parks & Recreation.

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5 Eco-Friendly Wineries by Morgan Cásarez


oing green seems to be the talk of the town these days—even when it comes to wine. Read on for five local wineries committed to keeping their sips sustainable.

1/BOGLE VINEYARDS The Bogles started tracking their greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 with a goal of reducing them by 20 percent before 2020. That same year, they became participants in the Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing program, and to date, 1,200 of their vineyard acres are Lodi Rules certified. Beginning in 2010, Bogle Vineyards began offering a bonus program to any of their outside growers who certified their vineyards in the Lodi Rules program. Of their more than 60 growers, over half farm sustainably. According to Jody Bogle VanDePol, the family’s green efforts extend “from the paper we use for labels… and even to the location of a new warehouse to avoid unnecessary fossil fuel emissions from trucks on the road. The better we take care of our resources, the stronger we can leave this business, our community and the world for our kids.” 37783 County Road 144, Clarksburg, 916-7441092,

2/CHATEAU DAVELL BOUTIQUE WINERY Although it’s a relative newcomer on the local wine scene, 38 - September 2014

Chateau Davell has been committed to sustainable winemaking since they started making wine in 2007. Herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers are never used on the family-run farm, and the winery’s production facility features solar power and recycled packaging. Nearly every step in the winemaking process is performed without the use of machinery, and Winemaker Eric Hays’ creations are always unfiltered and made without additives. His wife, Emily, says this allows “the true character of each varietal to come to life. Our personal values,” she adds, “are that we should be good stewards of the land.” 3550 Carson Road, Suite E, Camino, 530644-2016,

For the past five seasons, winemakers Jonathan Lachs and Susan Marks have organically farmed their entire 15-acre estate vineyard; a commitment they say requires detailed planning and handwork among the vines. In addition to building soil health and water retention, their eco-friendly efforts (which include the use of naturally-cooled barrel caves) have not only increased the land’s biological diversity, but translated into substantial energy cost savings. “It is important for Susan and I to know where our food and wine come from, how it was grown, and how it was made,” Jonathan explains. “Our goal is to give back more to our vineyard, community and environment than we take.” 6320 Marestail Road, Fair Play, 530-6209463,



In 2007, Frank and Teena Hildebrand transitioned their family-owned business from conventional farming to organic methods. Shortly thereafter, they worked to achieve biodynamic certifi-

More than two decades ago, John MacCready was alarmed to find an area of his vineyard eroding. If left unattended, the problem could have made conditions too dangerous to continue operating his tractor. In response, he adopted erosion control, a sustainable practice that involves planting seed and covering it with straw in the fall. He also stopped disking in an effort to encourage native vegetation between crop rows and planted nitrogen-enhancing legumes to supplement the native grasses. “In winemaking,” MacCready shares, “we have green practices such as using only organic materials for pest control and fertilization. We take care not to discharge any undesirable chemicals on the land. [This] protects the land on which we and future generations make a living.” 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville, 530-622-7221,

cation—a distinction that recognizes their efforts to create a diversified and balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility. Each year, their winery and its nine resident cows produce 35-50 tons of manure that, unlike chemicals and herbicides, actually nourish the land. “As a winemaker, one of the greatest tools during harvest…is healthy fruit without chemical residues,” Frank says. “It’s an opportunity to produce a wine truly expressive of the land, uniquely original with a purity of nature as its catalyst.” 4282 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville, 530644-6201,

Photos courtesy of their respective wineries.

sustainable sips


DRAWING, PAINTING & POTTERY Soft Pastels with Irene Lester

The School of Light & Color, 10030 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks Tuesdays (ongoing), 9:30 a.m.noon $168 for 6-week series, or $32 for single class

Learn to achieve brilliant and spontaneous paintings with soft pastels. Discover how to layer, blend, and use different types of pastels on various surfaces.

Art Camp with Lucia Rothgeb and Barbara Otey Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, 916-608-9153 October 24-26 $25 for the weekend, one day or all three



a list of supplies will be sent out with signups. Class size is limited to five students. For details, contact Judy at judylu2@

Oil Painting

Kirk Miller Art Studio, 801 1/2 Sutter Street, Folsom, kirkmillerartstudio. com Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $130 per session, for four consecutive weeks

Students range from experienced to beginners and only need a “ want to” attitude for them to learn in this series of classes. Instructor Kirk Miller will teach fundamentals and encourage students to paint whatever subject they desire.

Holiday Classes

801 1/2 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-442-CORK Varying dates and times


This weekend workshop is a casual affair and any medium is welcome. Students will bring their own art materials. There’s no formal teaching aspect, but you will get a lot of help from fellow artists with critiques.

Beginner and Intermediate Oil Painting

Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane El Dorado Hills Tuesdays (September 9, September 30, October 14, November 4) 12:30-2:30 p.m. $65 for 6 weeks of classes This class is for those who haven’t picked up a brush for a while, as well as those who never have and anyone who wants to learn more. Easels are provided and

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Whether you prefer stick figures to still life or you’ve already had your first art gallery showing, you’re likely to be surprised by the diverse art community surrounding us. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of local art classes for any skill level— courses sure to spark creativity, relieve stress and increase your morale! We’ve done the footwork to compile the most interesting offerings—from painting and cooking to singing—listed here with the cost, schedule, location, materials needed and a description. With a friend, a spouse or as a solo experience, bring art into your life and be amazed as to what you can create.

The Painted Cork “paint and sip” Art Studio creates a fun atmosphere where you and your friends can sip on wine while a professional art instructor teaches you a step-by-step painting class. Guests are allowed to bring their favorite wine or beer and snacks to enjoy throughout the class. Check the calendar to find the paintings highlighted in each class. No experience necessary. These classes are limited to those 21 and older.

Potter’s Wheel 48 Natoma Folsom, folsom. Thursdays, September 11-October 16 6-9 p.m. $89/$82 resident discount, for

Photos courtesy of their respective people/organizations.

by Kourtney Jason

Learn the fundamentals of ballroom dancing and progress from basics to intermediate patterns and techniques. Also on offer are salsa and swing. Call 916-849-6257 to schedule lessons with ballroom expert, Adriana Clark.

SEWING & QUILTING Adult Sewing with Ruth Anne Schroeder

6-week program Learn the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Prepare and center your clay then make bowls, vases and plates. Materials provided on receipt. Clay is $11-$13 from instructor.

COOKING Farm to Fork: Farmers Market Italian Cooking Class Murer House, 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom, classesworkshops September 27, 10 a.m. to noon $40

Start this fun event with a brisk walk to the local farmers’ market where you’ll search for “in-season” ingredients and then head back to the Murer House to cook everything you’ve purchased. Must be 21 to participate.

Ultimate Chocolate Truffles

CSD Gym Kitchen, 1021 Harvard Way El Dorado Hills, November 1, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $39 Ages 12 and up will make elegant, domeshaped truffles with a variety of luscious fillings, including white, milk and dark chocolate. Learn how to flavor basic ganaches (fillings) with liqueurs and oils. Make and take a dozen truffles in a gift box, plus receive recipes, notes, tips and truffle molds. Bring a material fee of $12 to instructor.

Ragú alla Bolognese with Wine Pairing Murer House, 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom, classesworkshops December 6, 10 a.m. to noon $40

This class will focus on one of Italy ’s most versatile recipes, Ragú alla Bolognese (ground beef, pancetta and tomato sauce). Must be 21 years old.


SuperFit Camps, 118 Woodmere Road Folsom, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. $5 drop-in fee Zumba is a Latin cardio class for adults of all ages. The dances vary from salsa and merengue to hip-hop and toning. The class lasts one hour and tennis shoes are the only requirement.

East Indian Semi-Classical Style of Dance for Adults

Mudradances at Hawkins School of Performing Arts, 118 Woodmere Road, Folsom, independent-providers/ Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. $40 for one month Comparable to a contemporary style of dance, the semi-classical style focuses on a formal and disciplined type of dance. No prior experience is needed. The teachers focus on quality and learning dance rather than only doing shows. For details, email

Ballroom Dance

Center Stage Dance Academy, 2203 Francisco Drive, Suite 150, El Dorado Hills, Private Lessons, as scheduled Cost varies

Sew Fun Fabrics, 150 Natoma Station Drive, Suite 200, Folsom, sewfunforall. com, 916-353-2700 Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5:308:30 p.m.; $20 per session or $60 for 4 classes This class is for anyone interested in improving their sewing skills. If you’re sewing for the first time, you’ll learn how to make pajama pants, a pillowcase or an apron. If you’ve sewn before, you’ll be encouraged to pick a project that won’t overwhelm you.

Beginning Quilting with Ruth Anne Schroeder

Sew Fun Fabrics, 150 Natoma Station Drive, Suite 200, Folsom, sewfunforall. com Thursdays, starting September 11 and continuing for 7 weeks (some breaks in schedule); $125 for the series Ruth Anne will lead you through the process from fabric and thread selection, cutting and piecing with accuracy, adding borders, and finishing your quilt. This series is for those who are new to quilting.

Fun and Easy Introduction to Sewing Class

Meissner Sewing, 1013 Riley Street Suite 400, Folsom, meissnersewing. com, 916-984-7071 Available year-round; $60 In this three-hour class, students learn how to properly set-up a machine and dozens of basic sewing techniques. Each student will make

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p.m.; Tuesdays, 5:30 a.m. and p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 8:05 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.; prices vary


Life’s too busy for boring workouts. Body-blasting music mixes with 60 minutes of sweating, smiling and laughing through Pilates, yoga and kickboxing moves. Call Sue at 916-933-2888 for more details.

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults Clarity Academy For Spiritual Arts, 10265 Old Placerville Road Suite 1B, Rancho Cordova Tuesdays, September 2-30, October 21-November 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $40 per month or $15 per class (some scholarships available); first class free

ZUDA Yoga Assisting Program

Intro to Climbing Plus (ICC Plus)

Zuda Folsom, 220 Blue Ravine Road Suite 130, Folsom; Zuda Yoga Midtown 1515 19th Street, Sacramento September 27-28, noon to 5 p.m. (Midtown location); October 4-5, noon to 5 p.m. (Folsom location) $299

Sacramento Pipeworks, 116 North 16th Street, Sacramento Mondays/Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Non-Members: $55/Members: $30

This hands-on training will spark your true understanding of yoga poses. Teachers will gain confidence in their interactions with students on and off the mat; non-teachers will receive a new perspective of their personal practice. Please note: The first weekend of this training meets in Midtown and the second weekend will meet in Folsom. This workshop is open to everyone.

Ukulele Class

Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 636 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, nicholsonsmusicafe@att. net; Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.; free Bring your ukulele and a fold-up music stand to this one-hour class. It’s popular, so arrive early to get a seat. Also check out their free Beginner Bluegrass Club that meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 916-984-3020 for details.

Intro Guitar

Tai Chi

CSD Gym Exercise Room, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, eldoradohillscsd. org; Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-9 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $49, or daily drop-in fee: $8


The ICC Plus class is designed for those who are interested in learning basic safety and climbing techniques at the same time. In this two-hour class, you’ll learn how to secure your harness, tie in as a climber and belay your partner. Once you’ve mastered these fundamentals, your instructor will teach techniques to help you climb longer and stronger. Cost includes rental gear, basic safety instruction, climbing technique, and a free day pass so you can return within the week to practice.

CSD Gym Classroom, 1021 Harvard Way El Dorado Hills, Thursdays, October 2-23, 7:45-8:30 p.m. $44 Learn chords, strums, picks and songs. No experience necessary. Bring a guitar and a copy of the book Step One: Teach Yourself Guitar by Hal Leonard. Class is for ages 12 and up.


Center Stage Dance Academy, 2203 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills, csda. info/adult_fitness.htm Sundays, 8:30 a.m.; Mondays, 6:35


Ukelele photo © narumol pug/ All other photos courtesy of their respective companies/organizations.


Commonly known as “meditation in motion,” guang ping tai chi is a gentle form of slow exercise movements for health and relaxation. Daily practice of tai chi can help reduce high blood pressure, strengthen internal organs, improve coordination, and other numerous health benefits. This class is for ages 18 and up.

a tote bag—complete with monogramming and inside and outside pockets. Students don’t need to bring any supplies: Meissner provides everything, including the sewing machine!

With guided meditation, visualization and breath work, this class can teach you coping skills, and how to release feelings of worry or fear. For these classes, participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a meditation pillow (if you have one) and a water bottle .

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& Winemakers

Great Wineries

From Merlot to Chardonnay, and everything in between, wine has a variety of reasons to be enjoyed. Fortunately, you don’t have to go too far to experience the aromas and flavors distinctive of California vino. Whether you’re looking for that special blend to make your family or romantic dinner a bit more special, the area’s finest vintners and winemakers are just around the corner! Style invites you to get a taste of what the Sacramento and Sierra regions have to offer.

Sierra Wine Experience 916-396-3566 Call or email for a custom quote Sierra Wine Experience offers fun, informative wine tours with elegant picnics in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Join us in the comfort and safety of our custom Mercedes-Benz van and experience wine tasting with a designated driver and knowledgeable guide. Sierra Wine Experience will provide local door-to-door pick up and drop off, fabulous catered picnics (with linen, china, silverware, etc.), winery reservations, and wine purchase tracking/print outs. Serving over 150 wineries in Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer and Nevada Counties. A perfect day out with friends and family for any special occasion!

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Shadow Ranch Vineyard 7050 Fairplay Rd. | Fair Play 530-620-2785 | Located atop a picturesque hilltop, we are a family owned boutique winery in the heart of Fair Play. Winemaker Sam Patterson’s portfolio includes award-winning Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Syrah and Mourvèdre. True to the Wild West history of our site, you don’t want to miss The Sheriff ®, our unique El Dorado red blend. Please join us for a complimentary tasting and enjoy our beautiful picnic grove and deck overlooking the vineyards. Tasting Room Open Friday-Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm or by appointment. Join us Saturday, October 18 from 1 to 4 pm for our 8th Annual Harvest Hoedown. Mention Style Magazine and receive 10% off at the tasting room.

Stories from the


Wine Tasting with Style by Morgan Cásarez

Front: Debbie Newell and Megan Wiskus Middle: Morgan Cásarez, Gabriel Stubbs and Emily Peter Back: Aaron Roseli and Alex Minno

When it comes to wine tasting, there’s no place Wayne Pearce would rather spend an afternoon than our very own Sierra foothills. His love of the region and its familyowned wineries runs so deep that he spent years developing Sierra Wine Experience, an affordable and fully customizable tour and tasting service. With more than 150 wineries throughout Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, and Placer County, there are enough options to overwhelm even skilled sippers, but Pearce ensures that every group makes only the stops best suited to their palates and preferences. And for those who already have a winery bucket list in mind? The seasoned guide is just as comfortable letting guests determine the day’s itinerary, but does limit groups to just under a dozen so as not to overwhelm the area’s characteristically intimate tasting rooms. In the case of Style’s recent Sierra Wine Experience, we were on the hunt for wineries with special stories to share and, thanks to Pearce, we more than found them in the standout spots detailed ahead.

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Deaver Vineyards

12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth

The Deavers trace their Amador County roots back five generations to John James Davis, a cooper from Indiana who was one of the region’s first settlers. In the early 1850s, Davis planted the family’s original Mission vines (brought from Mexico by the Jesuits and Franciscans), while his son, Joseph, added Zinfandel two decades later. The Deavers were strictly in the business of growing and selling grapes to home winemakers for more than 100 years, but economics eventually led them to reevaluate their practices. According to Davis’ great grandson, Ken Deaver, producing award-winning wine seemed like the best way to market unsold fruit. In the early days, they offered only Zinfandels, the first of which was bottled in 1985 by Deaver’s father, Kenneth, a man with a true passion for the land he spent his life farming. The selection has since grown to include a number of whites, reds and Ports. They’ve also added Primitivo, Sangiovese, Fun Fact: The tasting Alicante Bouchette and Petite Sirah vines, but Deaver room’s neighboring B&B, maintains that his favorites among the “complex, intense, Amador Harvest Inn, was scrumptious” offerings are Zinfandels. “We have [one],” brought to life by Ken’s he says, “for every occasion.” Although Deaver wines mother, Barbara “Bobbie” are only available online and in the family-staffed Deaver. Its charming guestrooms, stunning lake tasting room, the care and craftsmanship with which views, and croquet court they’re made continues to earn industry recognition. In have delighted visitors to 2013, Deaver was named “Vineyard of the Year” at the the Shenandoah Valley for California State Fair, and in January, its 2010 Signature more than two decades. Carignane won gold at the San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Competition. “As a grape grower,” Deaver shares, “you can see [and] taste the end result of your hard work and cultural practices. We began as a small, family-operated winery and still maintain that today.”

Style’s Sip of the Day: 2010 Ten Zins


Borjón Winery

11270 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth

Jesus and Nora Borjón first came to the Shenandoah Valley by way of Guanajuato, Mexico, more than 30 years ago. While Nora cared for their three children, Jesus worked tirelessly in the local vineyards to build a comfortable life for his family. By 1991, the couple had enough money saved to establish a small labor contracting and vineyard management company, but as their business developed, so too did their desire to one day open a winery of their own. Having spent his entire life among the vines, their son, Isy, shared that dream and was more than qualified to make it a reality. At just 19, his leadership abilities were tested when he took the helm at the family’s contracting company, and by 2009, Borjón Winery’s tasting room had officially opened its doors. With the help of his parents, Isy and his wife, Eliana, have become the proud owners of a thriving winery where quality and production levels continue to grow with each passing year. When it comes to his trade, Isy’s philosophy is simple—he believes all good wine starts in the vineyard. “You can’t make good wine without good grapes,” he explains, “and you can’t make good wine with bad grapes.” The Fun Fact: Borjón’s rise from farm hand to winemaker has been a swift popular cowboy logo was one within the Borjón family, thanks in part to the designed by Isy and based help of supportive friends and neighbors. “Grape on a photo of his father. growing and winemaking is a form of art,” Isy shares. “It’s nice to bring this art together that, in turn, will bring people together.”

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a glossary of terms*

Acidity: A naturally occurring component of every wine; the level of perceived sharpness; a key element to a wine’s longevity; a leading determinant of balance.

Bouquet: The sum of a wine’s aromas; a key determinant of quality.

Cap: Grape solids like pits, skins and stems that rise to the top of a tank during fermentation; what gives red wines color, tannins and weight. Color: A key determinant of a wine’s age and quality; white wines grow darker in color as they age while red wines turn brownish orange.

Decant: The process of transferring wine from a bottle to another holding vessel. The purpose is generally to aerate a young wine or to separate an older wine from any sediment.

Dry: A wine containing no more than 0.2 percent unfermented sugar.

Enology: The science of wine production; an enologist is a professional winemaker; an enophile is someone who enjoys wine.

Fortified Wine: A wine in which Brandy is introduced during fermentation; sugars and sweetness are high due to the suspended fermentation.

Gran Reserva: A Spanish term used for wines that are aged in wood and bottles for at least five years prior to release.

Hybrid: The genetic crossing of two or more grape types; common hybrids include Mueller-Thurgau and Baccus.

Jeroboam: An oversized bottle equal to six regular 750 ml bottles. Lees: Heavy sediment left in the barrel by fermenting wines; a combination of spent yeast cells and grape solids. Legs: A term used to describe how wine sticks to the inside of a wineglass after drinking or swirling. Maceration: The process of allowing grape juice and skins to ferment together, thereby imparting color, tannins and aromas. Oxidized: A wine that is no longer fresh because it was exposed to too much air. Plonk: A derogatory name for cheap, poor-tasting wine.

Reserve: A largely American term indicating a wine of higher quality; it has no legal meaning.

Terroir: A French term for the combination of soil, climate, and all other factors that influence the ultimate character of a wine. Varietal: A wine made from just one grape type and named after that grape; the opposite of a blend.

Yeast: Organisms that issue enzymes that trigger the fermentation process; yeasts can be natural or commercial. *As defined by Wine Enthusiast (

TASTING TIPS “Remember, we are a business like any other food or drink establishment, not a free bar. When going to a restaurant, you don’t ask to sample eight different foods at no charge.”—Andy Friedlander, Andis Wines “If possible, leave the children and pets at home, or provide adult supervision. Wine country is Disneyland for adults, not kids.”—Andy Friedlander, Andis Wines “Remember that it is called ‘wine tasting’ not ‘wine drinking.’ Don’t be afraid to dump or spit your wine, especially if you are going to multiple wineries.”—Mike and Carey Skinner, Skinner Vineyards and Winery “Don’t be intimidated by wines of which you aren’t familiar. Ask questions. Odds are you aren’t alone, especially these days as many wineries are breaking from the mainstream varieties. Be open to new wines and styles. You may find you prefer something new.”—Mike and Carey Skinner, Skinner Vineyards and Winery “Don’t drink it if you don’t like it.”—Ken Deaver, Deaver Vineyards “If at someone’s house, taste a small amount first—go back for more if you like it.”—Ken Deaver, Deaver Vieyards “Old pairing rules cans still apply, as they were created to match flavors of wine with flavors of food, which enhance the overall experience. However, as we craft more complex and flavorful wines, these rules have evolved and are not absolute.”—Ken Deaver, Deaver Vineyards “Cut back on the amount of perfume or makeup you wear when tasting wine. They will ruin the aromas and flavors in the wine.”—Isy Borjón, Borjón Winery

UPCOMING EVENTS Mount Aukum Winery Seafood Gala September 20; 1-4 p.m. 6781 Tower Road, Somerset

Cielo Estate 2014 Friday Night Concert Series Every Friday thru September 26; 7-10 p.m. 3040 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs

Eighth Annual Uncork the Cobra Release Party at Perry Creek Winery September 27; noon to 5 p.m. 7400 Perry Creek Road, Fair Play

Shadow Ranch Vineyard’s Eighth Annual Harvest Hoedown October 18; 1-4 p.m. 7050 Fairplay Road, Fairplay

dkcellars Wine Tourism Day November 8; 5-9 p.m. 7380 Vineyard View Drive, Fairplay

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Cellar 3 Andis Wines

11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth

Ask Andy Friedlander how he became a vintner and he’ll give it to you straight: “It was my wife’s idea. She felt I was slowing down in my old age and needed another challenge!” Friedlander and his wife, Janis, hail from Hawaii where early “challenges” included successful careers in commercial real estate and investment management. A decade spent splitting time between island life and the Napa Valley inspired the couple’s appreciation for fine reds and whites, so in 2010, they broke ground on Andis, a sprawling, state-of-the-art winemaking facility and tasting room. Their goal was not only to produce delicious, balanced wines, but to leave a minimal carbon footprint in the process. By building the winery on an East-West axis, they ensured summer sun would reflect off the tasting room’s roof (rather than shine through its windows), thus significantly reducing the need for air conditioning. In the barrel and fermentation Fun Fact: rooms, evaporative cooling is used in place of AC, During our visit, which creates a better atmosphere for the wines and Andy himself keeps energy costs down. And then there’s the wine joined us on the on tap—by offering keg wine in refillable carafes, winery’s newly Andis eliminates the need for countless bottles, installed bocce labels, corks and transport materials. Sometimes ball court for a chat and a game. guests can even taste the latest offerings straight from the barrel or tank. From floor to ceiling, soil to grape, every element of Andis is the result of careful planning and passion. “The wine business is like most other businesses, only more difficult,” Friedlander shares. “It is a true labor of love.”

Style’s Sip of the Day: 2011 Barbera


Gwinllan Estate Vineyard and Winery 7060 Fairplay Road, Somerset

Having grown grapes among the harsh Siberian winds of Southern England, husband and wife team Gordon and Chris Pack knew a good thing when they saw it in El Dorado County nearly 10 years ago. Originally from the UK, they found the retirement project they’d been searching for in a piece of Fair Play wine country. “There seemed a relaxing feel around Fun Fact: the property, a little piece of heaven,” Gordon The family’s 87-year-old explains. “[It] was perfect.” The next seven years matriarch travels would see them build their dream vineyard (wine to Gwinllan from cave and all) from the ground up with help from the UK each year their son and Winemaker, Jonathan. By 2009, it to work in the was finally time to harvest the fruits of their labor, vineyard and but four more years would pass before the winery winery during harvest season. was officially open for business. Gwinllan, which is Welsh for vineyard, welcomed its first guests in April 2013 with a selection of five wines; current offerings include Chardonnay, Riesling, Zinfandel and a Rhone-style blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Unlike the vast majority of wineries in the area, the Packs sort their grapes by hand to ensure that only the best fruit fills each bottle and rely on help from their trio of border collies (plus area hawks) for pest control, thus eliminating the need for harmful chemicals. “We farm our grapes for high quality and flavor,” Gordon explains. “When determining when to harvest…the decision is made on grape flavors, not sugar content.” For the Packs, each harvest begins and ends with a Champagne toast among the vines and marks the gathering of four family generations, including sons Gareth and Duncan. It’s a proud tradition that reaffirms Gordon’s philosophy that “a great glass of wine can create a timeless memory.”

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Gwinllan’s rustic wine cave provided the perfect backdrop for an elegant picnic lunch, courtesy of Sierra Wine Experience. As we enjoyed the company of the Packs and their adorable winery dog, Abby, our guide was busy artfully arranging a feast fit for a king atop white linen tablecloths and hand-painted plates. We emptied our glasses just in time to find a selection of baguettes and crackers waiting to be topped with all the fine cheeses, sliced meats, olives, fresh fruit and jam our hearts could possibly desire. And for dessert? Chocolate chip cookies and raspberries. As if our day of wine tasting wasn’t decadent enough already, the family-style spread before us truly took our breath away. NOTE: Sierra Wine Experience offers various picnic options for less than $20/person; or pack your own lunch and let the company provide table settings.

ALSO CHECK OUT… Boeger Winery

Miraflores Winery

1709 Carson Road, Placerville

2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville

Cantiga Wineworks

Renwood Winery

5980 Meyers Lane, Fair Play

12225 Steiner Road, Plymouth

Crystal Basin Cellars

Terra d’Oro

3550 Carson Road, Camino

20680 Shenandoah School Road Plymouth,

David Girard Vineyard

Wilson Vineyards

741 Cold Springs Road, Placerville

50400 Gaffney Road, Clarksburg

Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery

Wofford Acres

5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville

1900 Hidden Valley Lane, Camino

Helwig Winery 11555 Shenandoah Road Plymouth,

WHAT’S TRENDING Affordability “Not all good wines have to be expensive or snooty. Wines are being made to fit the personalities of any and all people, making it more fun.”— Isy Borjón, Borjón Winery

Exploration “People are open to less mainstream concepts in wine, looking for new wines, varietals, regions, etc. The usual suspects of Cabernet and Chardonnay are being traded for fun varietals like Grenache, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, and under-the-radar regions like El Dorado and Fair Play are being sought out by people that want [a] different wine country experience from the more popular regions.”—Mike and Carey Skinner, Skinner Vineyards and Winery “Seeing so many people trying different and obscure varietals.”—Andy Friedlander, Andis Wines “I feel that more wine consumers are trying and ordering ‘uncommon’ varieties of wine.”—Hunter McGillivray, Dono dal Cielo, an Estate Vineyard

Bold Flavors “Fruit-forward, full-bodied reds.”—Ken Deaver, Deaver Vineyards

Green Winemaking “Sustainability in the vineyard and winery.”—Gordon, Chris and Jonathan Pack, Gwinllan Estate Winery

Rosé “I would consider the rosé style of wines as becoming ever more popular, but especially dry rosé wines. These types of wines are common to Northern France and are gaining in popularity.”—Richard Stading, Auriga Wine Cellars

Quality Over Quantity “I believe the trend is to control all facets, from growing through processing and bottling to ensure the quality of wine is the best a customer can expect. This is our mission statement and we know it works because we taste all our wines and pour them with great confidence.”—Austin Lindemann, River Rock Ranch Winery

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Skinner Vineyards and Winery 8054 Fairplay Road, Somerset

In 1852, Scottish miner James Skinner struck it rich during California’s storied Gold Rush, and within a decade, managed to turn his fortune into one of the Sierra foothills’ first wineries, J. Skinner Native Wine and Brandy. With its capacity to produce more than 15,000 gallons annually, the business flourished well into the early 1900s. Fast forward seven generations and the family business has been resurrected by James’s great-great-great-grandson, Mike, and his wife, Carey. Thanks to a bit of detective work by their son, Kevin, and his wife, Kathy, the present day Skinners discovered their deep Sierra foothill roots in 2006, rebirthed the vineyard and winery, and celebrated the Fun Fact: In the grand opening in 2011. “We were excited tradition of their ancestor, the Skinners plan to use and committed to producing some of the James’s original cellar same varietals that James produced in to age Angelica, Port 1861,” share Mike and Carey, “wines that and Brandy, while the people would enjoy while breaking bread building on top of it will with family and friends.” To that end, the be used as a museum. Skinners have spent the past three years cultivating a collection of carefully farmed, small lot wines that showcase El Dorado County’s most distinctive elements, while making necessary updates along the way. The original winery, for example, was powered by a six-horse engine—“state-of-theart” for its time according to the Skinners—while today’s operation uses a solar-powered facility made from 80 percent recycled steel. Additionally, its North-facing barrel rooms feature automatic windows that allow winter air to provide natural cooling and reduce energy use. But even as they look to the future, it’s clear the 21st century Skinners will never waver in their dedication to honoring the past. “We were recently fortunate to complete the purchase of the site of our family’s original cellar,” Mike says. “The cellar is completely intact from the 1800s.”

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the thin crust. The garlic wild mushroom was gorgeous, too. Lush, green sprigs of arugula sat atop a scatter of earthy mushrooms. Accompanying this tantalizing visual was a whiff of pungent garlic and delicate truffle oil. One bite of his pizza and my husband’s eyes rolled to the back of his head in sweet abandonment. “Best flavors ever,” he muttered—the garlic did him in. I eagerly took a bite of mine and was treated to a well-composed bite of brittle crust, a hit of blue cheese, sweet onion and perfectly tender meat. “So good,” I muttered back. Later, although satiated, we were greedy for dessert, which was a spring berry cocktail. Out of a martini glass, we shared vanilla ice cream and fresh berries, topped with Godiva chocolate liquor. It was just the thing to cool down a hot day and top off a great meal. We downed all of this goodness with the refreshing Passionchello Fizz and a sweet lemonade. Sauce’d boasts of exciting cocktails, craft beers, live music and an iced drink rail that keeps your beverages cool at the bar. Executive Chef Orlando Avalos’ latest offerings include gluten-free pizzas and new menus. So far, so great!

Front: Garlic Wild Mushroom Pizza Back: Tri-Tip Blue Pizza

Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House

Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House, 879 Embarcadero Drive, El Dorado Hills, 916933-3729,

Eye on the Pie

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Tequila Citrus Wings and Passionchello Fizz


Spring Berry Cocktail

ince opening its doors in June of 2011, Sauce’d has been a neighborhood favorite. Brick walls, a fireplace and curtains by the front windows make for a cozy and inviting space, while cobalt blue water glasses and fresh, red daisies add welcome pops of color. The affable manager (who also waited on us that evening), Jason Anderson, delivered the menus and our feast began with tequila citrus wings. They came with a kick—courtesy of the alcohol and acid, and we relished them to the bone. Our main course was a slice of tri-tip blue pizza for me and garlic wild mushroom for my husband. In no time, our woodfired pies arrived on quaint aluminum platters. They were some of the prettiest servings of food I’d ever seen. The onions on mine had a pink blush to them, and copious amounts of blue cheese dotted the surface, while slivers of meat lay poised on

Lush, green sprigs of arugula sat atop a scatter of earthy mushrooms.

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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. See ad on page 70

Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-941-8787) 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 award-winning 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.

what it is—an ideal place to dine! Located in beautiful El Dorado Hills, this sushi bar features a wide variety of traditional Japanese sushi crafted by master chefs. With warm atmosphere, flatscreen televisions and top-notch seafood, it is the perfect dining spot day or night.

El Dorado Saloon

879 Embarcadero Drive (916-941-3600 or American, breakfast/lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ At the El Dorado Saloon, every night is a fun night! Old West décor contributes to its fun ambiance, while the mouthwatering burgers, prairie-fresh salads and chopping block sandwiches—all done saloon-style—will satisfy any cowboy’s appetite. Every night offers something different—from comedy shows and live music to dancing and playing pool. For good food and good times, grab those cowboy boots and head to the hills. See ad on page 25

Bistro 33

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.

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 Restaurant

3909 Park Dr. (916-941-9694 or American, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Executive Chef Brian Hawkins 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.

Sky Sushi

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.

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.

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4359 Town Center Blvd. (916-934-0734). French, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Located at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, is an upscale French restaurant with a beautiful outdoor lake view. A great place to visit for any occasion—from a romantic date to a family dinner. Choose from their a la carte menu, featuring favorites like French onion soup, pork shank and escargots bourgogne. Be sure to save some room for the delicious crème brulee or vanilla crème desserts.

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 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.

Chiyo Sushi

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-934-0460) Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Elegance, sophistication, and top quality fish are a few of the things that make Chiyo Sushi

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.

Sauce’d Pizza & Cocktail House

879 Embarcadero Drive (916-933-3729 or Pizzeria, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Carnivores, be warned—there is a thin crust, wood-fired Meat Lovers pizza and many unique cocktails to wash it down. The focus here is on (no surprise) the sauces: from the pizzas (garlic cream, BBQ garlic and marinara, to name a few) and wings (11 flavors to choose from) to the eclectic cocktails. Don’t worry about your drink getting warm, either: Sauce’d boasts the area’s only iced bar drink rail. How about a side of entertainment with your slice? Enjoy live acoustic music on Tuesdays and jazz on Thursdays, or relish the beautiful outdoor patio. See ad on page 25

FOLSOM RESTAURANTS Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro

1004 E Bidwell St., Suite 100 (916-984-7500). New American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Formally Bidwell Street Bistro, Bacchus House still offers many of the same menu options while featuring an updated dining room and a wine room. Specials focus on locally grown, seasonal products and local wineries are featured on their upgraded, extensive wine list. Stop in for Sunday Champagne brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner to experience a high level of dining and service.

Back Wine Bar & Bistro

25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150 (916-9869100) New American, dinner, Sunday brunch, takes reservations, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Featuring wines from California and beyond,

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restaurantguide Back Wine Bar continued... 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.

Fat’s Asia Bistro **

2585 Iron Point Rd. (916-983-1133 or 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 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. See ad on page 11

Folsom Palace

1169 Riley St. (916-983-8880 or folsompalace. com). Asian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ For the past 20 years, chef and owner Bill Zheng has been preparing dishes the healthy way, and brings a myriad of experience in the food industry. Using only natural and fresh ingredients, they offer a wide variety of lunch and dinner selections (including many specialties) in generous portions. Dine-in for a mouthful of flavorful fusion dishes all the while enjoying the classy, upscale ambiance.

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 and Sushi

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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!

Jack’s Urban Eats **

2756 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-5553) American, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Specializing in carved sandwiches and flavorful salads with an option to build-yourown, you are sure to enjoy the perfect meal at Jack’s Urban Eats where consistency and highquality ingredients are a given. The artwork and ambience contribute to its urban look and feel, leaving you with a five-star eating experience at a casual eatery.

Jimboy’s Tacos


708 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-6990). Mexican fast food, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ Jimboy’s Tacos opens early and closes late to accommodate your cravings for Mexican food any time of the day. Taste for yourself the Parmesan cheese, crusted shell tacos with one of their many salsa varieties. The Aztec interior

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décor with the low lighting effect contributes to the feeling of a tangible Mexican restaurant.

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 Cusine

1750 Prarie City Road, Suite 150 (916-3558825). 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 Steakhouse

2720 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-7000 or Steakhouse/seafood, breakfast & brunch/ lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor 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. See ad on page 17

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.

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.

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 Mexican-style breakfast every Saturday and Sunday. See ad on page 68

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.

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 (916-983-8882 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.

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.

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. See ad on page 67 & 69

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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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.

Suishin Sushi **

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

2371 Iron Point Rd. (916-817-8887 or Japanese, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Superb and chic ambience, friendly staff and delicious dishes at reasonable prices – what more can the impeccable Japanese restaurant possibly consist of? At Wasabi House you will be convinced that great service is priority and great food is valued when you try one of their thin beef with scallions or broiled filet dishes.

Willow Café & Sweetery

13405 Folsom Blvd., Suite 950 (916-294-7805) American café, breakfast/lunch, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ The Willow Café & Sweetery proudly features a seasonal menu with local brews and wines available. The dishes highlight fresh, local and delicious ingredients, using only free-range and grass-fed meats. They offer cuisine to meet a range of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. See ad on page 69

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per l’amore di famiglia

Avio Vineyards & Winery is a destination that embodies the spirit of Northern Italy

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taste DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES Flourless. Recipes for Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts by Nicole Spiridakis (Chronicle Books, 2014, $27.95)

• 5 oz. semisweet chocolate • 1/2 cup unsalted butter • 1-1/4 cups packed light or dark brown sugar • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 1/4 tsp. salt • 1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-by-8-inch square pan with aluminum foil, and then lightly grease the foil with vegetable oil. In a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl; add the brown sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Stir well to combine. Spread the batter in the pan; smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake until the brownies are dry on top and almost firm to the touch, about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for one hour. Gently lift the foil out from the pan after cooling to remove the brownies. Place on a cutting board and refrigerate for up to one hour to fully set the brownies.

dinner date Food and Beer for the Season Remove from the fridge and, using a serrated knife, cut into 16 brownies. Serve at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

NINKASI BREWING COMPANY VANILLA OATIS OATMEAL STOUT Ninkasi Brewing Company is a budding new brewery out of Eugene, Oregon, that’s beginning to gain popularity in the craft beer community. Started in 2006 and named after the Sumerian goddess of beer, Ninkasi is known for its full-flavored and hop-centric brews that tantalize the palate and stretch the boundaries of different beer styles. One great example of this is their Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, which takes the traditional flavors of quintessential oatmeal stout—roasted malt, chocolate and smooth oats—and infuses fresh vanilla bean to create a delicious and velvety, 7.2 percent alcohol-by-volume brew. Pairing the Vanilla Oatis with this month’s Double Chocolate Brownies is a no-brainer—they’re both decadent and sweet, with just a touch of the chocolate for bitterness. —Heather Zamarripa, Executive Chef, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery

Cookbook and recipe photos by John Lee. Bottle photo courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing Company.

Because these brownies lack flour, they are more gooey than a traditional brownie, but I like them for that. It’s best to let the brownies rest for a few hours after baking—even overnight—as the longer they sit, the firmer they become. The finished product is “fudgy” and smooth from the melted chocolate. Cut the brownies into small portions, as they are very rich.


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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Mama Willow Tree is a global fair trade marketplace for women producing indigenous artisan goods. We work with women-owned businesses and women-run cooperatives in developing countries to provide them access to the global marketplace. The idea came from my extensive travels to developing countries where I volunteered in orphanages and worked with women to improve their socio-economic status. I observed that in communities where women actively participated in changing and improving their own economic status, the communities as a whole benefited. After immersing myself in these communities, I gained a profound love and appreciation for the indigenous beauty created by the female artisans. This underlying philosophy, that improving the socio-economic status of women is the key to improving a community at large, is the root of Mama Willow Tree. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? I’m most proud of being a mother—it’s truly the most amazing blessing and has brought me more joy than I ever imagined. I’m incredibly proud of the fact that I completed law school while working full-time and was able to open my own law practice, which enabled me to have the flexibility to travel the world and have experiences that led me to starting Mama Willow Tree. Lastly, I’m proud that I can make my own schedule, which allows me to put my daughter as the first priority and incorporate her into many Mama Willow Tree activities. Where do you go when the going gets tough? Meditation. I’m so glad to have had difficult experiences in my life. Meditation has helped me remain focused and clear and has brought me calm and peace—even in times of turmoil. What’s your hidden talent? Sewing. Although I’ve been sewing since I was 10 years old, most people who know me today don’t know that I can sew almost anything. At one point I was even making my own business suits!

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? After spending many years in the corporate sector and 10 years as a family law paralegal, I wanted to live my dream and become a manicurist. My caring nature combined with my longing to help people feel good allows me to live the “dream” part. Why is your staff the best in the business? Our sanitary practices give customers peace of mind. Much thought and care go into preparing for each and every client. My goal is “that my customer feels satisfied—not wanting more or less.” We value our customers and appreciate that even though they have a choice, they choose our salon for receiving services. Who is your role model in business or in life, and why? My mother taught me that hard work is rewarding, developing good work ethic is an accomplishment, and that we can do anything we want in life with persistence, Barbara Hanken dedication and tenacity. Where do you go when the going gets tough? NAILS BY BARBARA Recently, during a church sermon, I learned that Psalm 23 is the place to go when we hit dark (INSIDE DRAGONFLY valleys in our life. After meditating on this chapter in the Bible, it truly is the place to go. SALON) What’s your hidden talent? 610 Riley Street, Suite 3 I have a knack for helping people feel comfortable and at ease. Folsom What’s your favorite local event that you go to? 916-292-8802 I love going to farmers’ markets. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Michaels—it feeds my addiction for creativity! And finally, customer service is…? Actually listening to the customer and catering to their needs (within reason).

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than me. (Just kidding, Raider fan. Really. Please, put down your duct tape medieval broadsword and back away.) Combined, those two teams have reached the Super Bowl 11 times, winning it eight. Their fans haven’t just been to the mountain—they have a time-share up there. The Seahawks, on the other hand, have made it to the Super Bowl just twice. The first time wasn’t until 2006—30 years after they came into the league. And they got beat by the Steelers 21-10, which caused me to lose a bet and wear a yellow and black dress…in public. Talk about psychological issues. But then, last season, we ‘Hawk fans finally reached that summit ourselves. Our boys won it all, clobbering the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIIILOLOMGWTF. (Note to NFL: It’s time to start using real numbers). All those years of unrequited love, finally,

gloriously, paid off. I went online and ordered a Super Bowl champs Seahawks license plate holder for my new F150. That’s when I experienced it: a new level of fan respect that I’d never enjoyed before—the kind that only comes when your team wins it all and other fans are jealous of you. And I can tell you the exact moment it happened. Weirdly enough, it was at a baseball game. Last June, my wife and I were at our son’s travel team’s tournament. There was a break, and since Sammy was hanging with his teammates, Vickie and I retreated to our truck. She was in front, with the seat tipped back, reading, while I was laying down in the back, trying to catch a nap. The windows were down and the left rear door was open to accommodate my feet. We’d been there five minutes when we heard a couple walking past the tailgate. They were coming from a direction that allowed the woman to see that one of our doors was open, but she couldn’t see my feet. We heard her say, “Oh, their door’s open. Should we shut it?” The husband, however, had apparently taken note of that brand new Seahawks license plate holder. In a flat, even tone, he replied, “&$#! ‘em. They’re Seahawks fans.” I never looked up. I have no idea if they were fans of the 49ers, Broncos, Raiders or some other team. All I know is, it felt awesome. It felt absolutely awesome.

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t’s September baby. Are you ready for some footbaaaall?! I am. And that’s not something I’ve always been able to say, at least with a smile on my face. See, since 1976, the year they came into the league, I’ve been a die-hard Seahawks fan. Growing up in the Northwest, with a brother who held season tickets and a dad who used to write letters to the team suggesting plays and personnel moves, I didn’t have a choice. But it hasn’t always been easy: The Seahawks have had some lean times, with plenty of years where they were pretty much eliminated from the playoffs before the season even began. When I moved to this area in November of 1992, the San Francisco 49ers were nearing the end of their awesome run with Joe Montana. The region was awash in red and gold as the ‘Niners went 14-2 before losing the conference finals to the eventual Super Bowl champs, the Dallas Cowboys. That same season? The ‘Hawks finished 2-14 and our big highlight was that Mark McGwire’s brother, Dan, was one of our three astoundingly ineffective quarterbacks. When people learned I was a Seahawks fan, the reaction was always somewhere between pity and a vague kind of awe that I would admit such a thing. Two years later, with Steve Young at the helm, San Francisco would win their fifth ring. The ‘Hawks would go 6-10 and have to vacate the Kingdome for three games because of falling ceiling tiles. Those first few years living here made me jealous of 49er fans. I eventually developed a lesser jealousy of Raider fans too, after the team returned from Los Angeles—although not of the whole Halloween costume thing, which is better addressed by a psychologist

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