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Best barbecue: Boucanes Smokehouse

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If the sweet, smoky smell of quite possibly the world’s best barbecue Boucanes Smokehouse doesn’t get your mouth watering … get your taste buds checked. It only took a little more than a year for Boucanes Smokehouse, owns by brother and sister Brandon Ivey and Nicole Burton, to become a bona fide culinary destination. “The […]

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Best Sandwich: San Francisco Bay Café

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When no ordinary sandwich will do, hungry Village Life readers head to San Francisco Bay Café for a mouth-watering, delicious meal. What makes this restaurant’s sandwiches so special? “Our sourdough bread,” said owners John and Jeannette Richards. Top sandwich picks on this made-fresh sourdough include the hickory-smoked garlic pesto turkey the hot pastrami. Any sandwich can […]

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Best Orthodontist: Lyons Orthodontics

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A beautiful smile adds confidence and there’s no doubt Lyons Orthodontics’ clients have confidence in their favorite orthodontists and assistants. Certified Orthodontics Specialists Dr. Timothy Lyons and Dr. Kristy Merriman, along with a great staff, use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques and tools in orthodontics to create great smiles. They serve adults and children and offer […]

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Best Women’s Shop: Runway Boutique

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From denim to dresses, Runway Boutique has the outfit for every occasion. “We cover a lot of bases here,” said owner Robin Bernardoni. Runway Boutique covers a lot of generations as well. It’s not uncommon for a grandmother and her granddaughter to both leave the shop with new outfits. Bernardoni calls her inventory “ageless fashion” and […]

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Best Sports Club: El Dorado Hills Sports Club

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El Dorado Hills Sports Club General Manager Stephanie Ward wants her clients “wowed” on a daily basis. That experience begins with a smiling face and a friendly greeting. Then it’s on to the business of hitting the weights, sweating it out in Zumba and/or swimming laps in the pool. Whatever exercise routine clients chose, Ward […]

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Best Realtor: Connie Barnes

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Buyers and sellers have a dedicated Realtor at their side when they call Connie Barnes. For 24 years the Re/Max Gold Realtor has helped clients achieve the American Dream. But she won’t take all the credit for her success. “The feedback I get from clients is that my team and I bring a lot to […]

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Best Breakfast: Purple Place

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El Dorado County residents have a delicious reason to get up in the morning — eggs Benedict at the Purple Place. Get ready to hear your stomach doesn’t rumble; the class eggs Benedict is Canadian bacon layered between three easy poached eggs topped with a rich hollandaise sauce served with and English muffin and seasoned country […]

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