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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 pool/outdoor lighting: Gregg’s Pool Works

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Serving the community for more than 15 years, Gregg’s Pool Works has the knowledge and skills to build your perfect pool and install the most up to date, energy efficient systems on the market. Gregg Sample has 35 years experience in the pool industry. He and his team design and build a wide variety of pool with attention to […]

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Most Unique Store: Cadence Corner Boutique

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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 […]

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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 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 Fitness Center: Urban Sprawl Fitness

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You may not expect to find a world-class fitness center nestled in an industrial park but, then again, Urban Sprawl Fitness is far from your average gym. The fitness center offers dedicated trainers and superior health club services all without contracts and astronomical enrollment fees.  With more than 20,000 square feet of available space Urban Sprawl Fitness offers residents from […]

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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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