What's Up In October 2023: Notable happenings in our local communities.
Omakase Por Favor (omakaseporfavor.com), an eatery serving fresh West Coast seafood (oysters, ceviches, etc.) and hyperlocal produce in a kitchen that’s greaseless and zero-waste, is scheduled to open this month at 640 Twelve Bridges Drive in Lincoln. The 35-seat restaurant will serve a modified tasting menu for dinner and counter service for lunch, with a menu that rotates weekly based on what’s available seasonally.
Savor European-inspired, gluten-free baked goods (filled eclairs, mousse entremets, gateaus, canelés, assorted tarts, and more) at Flourless Patisserie (flourlessbakery.com) in Placerville. Formerly an online-only business with local delivery and pickup, the new brick and mortar—which is scheduled to open this fall—will be sited at 451 Main Street, Unit 5. For updates, follow the business on Instagram or Facebook @flourlessbakery.
High-end chain Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (flemingssteakhouse.com) is building its first local restaurant at 1101 Galleria Boulevard in Roseville. Beloved for their modern approach to traditional steakhouse fare, the eatery will offer dry-aged and wet-aged specialty and classic cuts of steak, along with seafood and a curated wine list.
Earth + Plant (earthandplant.com), a retail shop specializing in products that promote sustainable living—including reusable, eco-friendly household items and home goods, natural personal care products, and nontoxic baby and children's essentials— opened at 411 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 300, in Folsom. In addition to items like reusable paper towels, silicone storage bags, bamboo dish brushes, chemical-free and cruelty-free skin care, and hygiene products, the space also includes a refillery station.
Westfield Galleria at Roseville (westfield.com/united-states/galleriaatroseville) added three new tenants to their impressive directory, including Impossible Kicks (impossiblekicks.com)—one of the fastest growing resellers of high-end sneakers and apparel nationwide; Alo (aloyoga.com), a 100% sweatshop-free, eco-aware brand that sells performance-engineered yoga wear; and San Francisco-based jewelry company Brilliant Earth (brilliantearth.com), a digital-first business where customers meet with retail consultants and choose from an assortment of ethically sourced jewelry.
SkinSpirit (skinspirit.com/locations/roseville), an award-winning destination for medical-grade aesthetic treatments for the face and body, welcomed its first local clinic to 1470 Eureka Road, Suite 140, in Roseville. Their expert-backed services—designed to provide real, natural-looking results—are performed by a top-notch staff of highly trained nurse practitioners and aestheticians under the guidance of medical directors.
Crumb Pies Bakeshop (crumbpies.com), formerly a mobile-based bakery, is scheduled to open a storefront this month at 680 5th Street in Lincoln. Customers can look forward to scratch-made treats like cookies, pies (including flavors like mixed berry crumb), cheesecakes, quiches, and more—all made using natural ingredients with no preservatives.
Local retailer The Cave (@thecavestores)—which buys, sells, and trades all things pop culture and fun (anime, manga, toys, video games, records, comics), plus men's and women's apparel, musical instruments, skate decks, military surplus, and more—is opening their third local location at 9200 Fairway Drive in Roseville.
Sotherton Tea Room (sothertontearoom.com) is opening soon at 1520 Del Webb Boulevard, Suite C-101, in Lincoln. The business will pay homage to the origins of traditional English afternoon teas and offer different flavored teas, freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches, petit fours, and more. Open for walk-ins, two afternoon tea times will be offered, Friday-Monday, by reservation only; in addition, the business will sell house-blended loose-leaf teas, plus home décor items and handmade women’s hats, and be available for private parties.
Hop on the City of Roseville’s Eshuttle for free rides Fridays and Saturdays between 5-10:30 p.m. and during special events. The service transports passengers back and forth between Downtown Roseville and Old Roseville (at designated pick-up and drop-off locations) and in adjacent neighborhoods. To view the map and for more info, visit godowntownroseville.com/downtown-roseville-eshuttle.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary (folsomzoofriends.org) is celebrating 60 years of helping animals. Residents are invited to visit and enjoy special weekend activities throughout the month, including docent presentations, biofact displays, keeper chats, and more. All special activities are included with regular zoo admission fees. For more info, visit folsom.ca.us/zoo.
Congrats to Zoey Ames, a junior at John Adams Academy in El Dorado Hills, for receiving Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) Youth Citizenship Award, which honors a student who exemplifies the five qualities of a good citizen: honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. Founded in 1890, DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism, and community service.
Heartbeat of Folsom (heartbeatfolsom.com)—where 20 local businesses and individuals sponsored hearts for a citywide art exhibit—raised $20,000 for Powerhouse Ministries (phmfolsom.org), a Folsom nonprofit that serves families and individuals struggling with addiction, abuse, and poverty. The art installation was this year’s community class project for Leadership Folsom (choosefolsom.com/leadership-folsom)—a program that connects participants to key players in the community, allowing them to develop necessary skills to keep Folsom strong.
The El Dorado Community Foundation (eldoradocf.org) is launching its Scholarship Giving Circle, a program open to the public where 100% of membership fees and donations go toward a scholarship for the El Dorado County high school of your choosing. One graduating senior pursuing higher education at each high school will receive a scholarship next spring. To learn more, visit eldoradocf.org/edcf-scholarship-giving-circle.
To honor the Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) turning 40, they celebrated 40 Icons of Art at Blue Line Arts (bluelinearts.org). The event served as a testament to the profound influence that creative visionaries, innovators, and cultural destinations have had on shaping Placer County's vibrant arts scene. For more info about the featured icons and to read about their contributions, visit placerarts.org/40-icons-of-art.
by MEGAN WISKUS
Heartbeat of Folsom photo by Adam Frick. Omakase Por Favor photo by Jaime Hayes Photography. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.