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Best Patio Dining: Café C

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A French chef is a French chef no matter the location or size of his restaurant. Chef Yvan Chalaye opened Café C in Town Center just over a year ago. After running Café Campanile for 12 years, Chalaye says the move was dictated by his customers’ preferences. They want smaller plates and more things to […]

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Best Barbecue: Back Forty Texas BBQ

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Authentic Texas barbecue from Austin, made fresh from scratch daily, has made tBack Forty Texas BBQ in Shingle Springs a staple for locals and for travelers alike. In addition to delicious barbecue, Back Forty serves a full menu of Texas-style food — prime rib, chili, homemade soup, sandwiches, corn bread and desserts. Their Lone Ranger selections are […]

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Best Hospital: Mercy Hospital of Folsom

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Mercy Hospital of Folsom is located in the center of the city near Bidwell Street. The Sisters of Mercy opened the hospital in 1989, paid for with the help of private local donations. It has expanded since in size and services, including the 25-bed Cummings Emergency Pavilion, which opened in 2008. Mercy Folsom is now […]

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Best Title Company: Placer Title

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After 43 years, beginning with two offices, Placer Title Company retains the values of its founder, Leo French, “to create a work environment that brings out the best in the people, to bring together people who really care about each other and their customers.” Today it is licensed in all 58 California counties. Placer Title […]

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Best Real Estate Company: Coldwell Banker

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Coldwell Banker residential brokerage in has been in El Dorado Hills for 20 years, and in the Town Center office for two. The company is part of NRT, the largest real estate brokerage company in the country, with headquarters in Madison, N.J. NRT owns and operates real estate companies in more than 50 of the 100 […]

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Best Carpet Cleaner: Carter’s Carpet Restoration

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If you have good carpeting in your home, you’ll want to invest in professional cleaning to ensure a long and beautiful life. Do-it-yourself cleaning or hiring a carpet cleaning service based on a low price can leave your carpet damp and subject to attracting more dirt. Carter’s Carpet Restoration promises your carpet will be dry […]

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Best Bank: Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo, now a multinational corporation, has its roots here where the famous stagecoaches carried miners’ gold dust and nuggets to be made into gold bricks. From Gold Rush days to the age of on-line banking, Wells Fargo has steadily expanded geographically and with services. The banks serve both personal and business clients. For clients there […]

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