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Sample, savor first Old Sacramento Chocolate Week

Everything chocolate will be celebrated during Old Sacramento Chocolate Week. Courtesy photo

OLD SACRAMENTO — Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth. Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways – drizzled on fresh and warm mini donuts, made into spicy cayenne cocoa bites or even dripping in dark chocolate balsamic vinegar paired with blood orange olive oil — during the first Old Sacramento Chocolate Week, May 4-10. Coordinated by the Old […]

No Comment / April 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

The three-generation Dreher team invites everyone to check out Wally's Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. From left to right: Carly, Jeremy, Wally and Dan. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

No Comment / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Dry Diggings Distillery will lift your spirits

Dry Diggings Distillery owners Cris Steller, left, and Gordon Helm recently opened their craft distillery in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Had they known then what they know now, Cris Steller and Gordon Helm confessed that they probably wouldn’t have made the career move that transformed Steller’s office into an Old West saloon. They didn’t know it would take years to turn “Why couldn’t we?” into “We did it.” Raise a shot glass to that, and […]

No Comment / March 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does boredom rule your life?

Look around your daily life. When was the last time newness entered your emotional world? Do you have the energy or the inclination to create newness? Do you believe you deserve an interesting or fun-filled life? • When you research American Indians’ “Rules of Life,” you will discover that they believe asking the right question […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Nothing but the best for Café C

Café C chef Yvan Chalaye puts the edge on his mac and cheese brulée. The French chef said he likes to mix things up, try new recipes and change sauces when updating his menu. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Café C chef and owner Yvan Chalaye is more than comfortable in his new kitchen; it’s as though he’s been there for years though the new restaurant beneath the Regal Theater opened Feb. 2. Chalaye checks the oven, flips seasoned beef in a pan, then turns to sip on a pilsner and easily chat  as an […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Indulge, give back at Chocolate Affair

It’s still a week before Valentine’s Day, but have a heart anyway. Have a heart for others in the community and at the same time satisfy your craving for smooth, delicious chocolate along with tongue-teasing wines by attending the 17th annual “A Chocolate Affair” set for Feb. 7 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Epicurean adventures await in El Dorado County

Diners will undoubtedly enjoy the focaccia-crusted roasted chicken breast with braised wintergreens and barley-faro pilaf served at the Smith Flat House. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

January is California Restaurant Month and El Dorado County is celebrating in a big way on Sunday, Jan. 25. El Dorado Epicurean is presented to showcase the creative chefs and outstanding dining establishments throughout the county. Organized by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Authority, the early evening of dining features seven different adventures […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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