Best Barbecue: Back Forty Texas BBQ

Jerry Cobb’s day begins at 3 a.m. He’s up well before dawn every day to fire up the kitchen at Back Forty Texas BBQ in Shingle Springs. Jerry and his wife Shelley opened Back Forty Texas BBQ 24 years ago and they’re still going strong. Shelley said she thinks that what Jerry does in the kitchen […]

Best Carpet Cleaning: Carter’s Carpet Restorations

Carter’s Carpet Restoration is a local, family run business that takes pride in their cleaning and their customer service. Carter’s offers a restorative carpet cleaning, guaranteed to get your carpet cleaner than any other process. This company is based out of El Dorado Hills and runs a fleet of Aerotech trucks — the largest trucks made for […]

Best Home and Garden Accessories: Pottery World

Don’t let the name fool you. Pottery World is so much more than pottery. The El Dorado Hills store’s outside showroom is full of fountains, statuary, yard decor, patio furniture, benches, lattices, patio furniture, firepits and more. Inside customers can shop for interior furniture, lighting, prints, mirrors, decorative accessories, pillows, gift items, fauxtanicals, florals, trees, custom […]

Most Unique Store: Cadence Corner Boutique

Cadence Corner Boutique boasts 2,000-square feet of retail bliss, featuring all the latest styles and trends in women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry, home accents, baby items and much more — all at the most affordable prices. Connected to Suds Car Wash and Detail, the shop is the perfect place to pick up a few items while your car is getting […]

Best Brew Pub: 36 Handles

As the name implies, 36 Handles has 36 brews on tap, guaranteeing every beer-loving customer will be satisfied. This Irish Pub stocks 28 commonly found beers on tap and listens to our customers who share their beer preferences and suggestions. The pub has eight alternating taps that offer variety for the beer connoisseurs out there. Join the 36 Handles members […]

Best Massage: Massage Envy

Sore muscles and rough days are no match for the certified massage therapists at Massage Envy. For nearly a decade at the El Dorado Hills location these hands-on experts have conquered knots, soothed aches and helped clients find that “ahh” moment when they can let everything go. “We really focus on hiring the right people,” […]

Best Lunch: Bella Bru

Food lovers know the perfect lunch spot in El Dorado Hills. With a delicious menu, indoor and outdoor dining and a friendly staff, Bella Bru is the place to dine. Bella Bru’s menu includes a health variety of options with dressings made on site, house-made bread, local produce and mouth-watering burgers, said owner Liz Mishler. […]