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Most Unique Business: Brainy Zoo Toys

Brainy Zoo

Though it was only around for a short time, Brainy Zoo Toys had a big impact on El Dorado Hills shoppers looking for unique gifts during the holiday season. Owner Marlene Gabris has been in the toy business for 33 years and has had a shop in Rancho Cordova for 23 years. During the holidays, […]

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Best Place to Take a Date: Café C

Café C chef and owner Yvan Chalaye opened his new restaurant beneath the Regal Theater on Feb. 2, 2015. “I’m a French chef,” Chalaye said. “It is who I am. This doesn’t feel like work to me.” Less than three months later, it’s already winning awards. GM Jeff Watson called Café C a bar atmosphere with an […]

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Best Sandwich: Mama Ann’s

Mama Ann’s owner Tina Morabito adds a secret ingredient to everything she prepares. “It’s made with love,” she said, adding that she uses family recipes. That’s undoubtedly why customers can’t get enough of her meatball sandwiches and other delicious panini. Mama Ann’s also serves up homemade lasagna, pizza, pasta, salads and Italian focaccia. The café has […]

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Best Spa: Assante Spa

For 10 years, clients at Assante Spa have been pampered. Clients come back month after month, year after year for relaxing experiences. For that, manager Jessica Arens credits her wonderful staff. “Our employees’ dedication and love of the industry is what sets us apart,” she said. Assante spa offers massage therapy, body treatments, skin and […]

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Best Pest Control Company: Koby Pest Control

Koby Pest Control has been El Dorado, Sacramento and Placer counties’ commercial and residential pest and weed control experts since 1997. Koby is licensed by the Structural Pest Control Board and has more than 17 years of experience helping property owners get rid of unwanted visitors. The company is registered by the state to trap large […]

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Best Mexican Food: Casa Ramos

Great Mexican food the whole family will enjoy is served up at Casa Ramos. This family owned restaurant features traditional Mexican dishes made with quality ingredients and served by happy employees who want to make customers’ dining experiences great. The top sellers are Casa Ramos’ fajitas. The menu also includes appetizers, salads, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, lunch specials and […]

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Best Preschool: Busy Bees

In 2003 Suzanne Jones started Busy Bees Preschool in her home and has since moved to a larger space in the Business Park, where up to two classes of 18 students each are held at a time. The winner for Best Preschool by our readers in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, Jones credits the success […]

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