Nothing quite beats a hot bowl of soup in winter. But as the season begins to transition and warmer weather arrives, you might decide to include more colder foods into your diet.

Sandwiches are the perfect food for any season, especially now when you can enjoy them while sitting outdoors on a patio or in a park.

If you want to try some of Lincoln’s best sandwich spots, here are a few eateries that will not disappoint.

Rebel Hen Café

Located in Old Town and locally owned, Rebel Hen is a specialty coffee and sandwich shop.

Order your sandwiches on sourdough, wheat ciabatta or a gluten-free loaf.

The grilled cheese features multiple cheeses including cheddar, smoked Gouda, gruyere and parmesan. Some people will go with the works and add caramelized onions, mushrooms, bacon and tomato to their grilled cheese sandwiches.

The caprese sandwich has tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto, arugula and balsamic reduction. You can also add chicken for a few extra dollars.

Rebel Hen takes thinly sliced roasted beef, pickled onions, fresh cream cheese, roasted fennel aioli and arugula for its famous steak sandwich.

Also try the veggie, turkey and BLT with cheddar cheese, among other lunch foods.

Simple Pleasures

A sandwich can be a simple pleasure since it can be so easy to put together.

At Simple Pleasures, you’ll find a mixture of simple and complex sandwiches, which are served with the salad of the day.

With nearly two dozen options, there’s something for everyone.

Take the Shawn’s Steak, for instance, which is made with rib-eye steak and grilled to order. For something more basic, go with the Swiss pig with sliced forest ham and cheese on bread.

The Rosie & BooBoo’s catch-of-the day is put together with white albacore tuna salad, melted American cheese, red onion and shredded lettuce on a toasted bun with ketchup and mustard.

For something with height, try the stacked club, a triple-decker sandwich with sliced turkey breast, bacon, ham, Swiss and American cheeses, sprouts and avocado on sourdough.

Several other sandwiches, including kids’ options, are also on the menu.

Beach Hut Deli

Beach Hut Deli has mastered the art of making sandwiches that are hot or cold.

The gourmet sandwiches come with mayo, mustard, dill pickles, tomatoes, red onions, lettuce, Greek peppers and cheese. Some of the combination include the Surfin’ Bird with turkey, avocado, bacon and cream cheese. The North Shore combines with ham, turkey, pastrami, Monterrey jack and Italian dressing.

With over a dozen hot sandwiches, there will also be a sammy to match your mood. The Pig Kahuna features pulled pork, cheddar, Tabasco, BBQ sauce and is topped with onions and peppers. The Beach meat ball has meat balls, provolone, cream cheese and marinara sauce.

There are several other specialty cold sandwiches along with classics such as turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, roast beef and tuna.

For bread, you can pick from sweet French roll, wheat roll, sliced garlic bread, sliced wheat, gluten-free wraps and lettuce wraps.


Buckhorn Grill got its start serving delicious tri-tip sandwiches at farmers markets in Napa in the late 1990s.

It’s been a major success since. And now residents of Rocklin can enjoy what expertly prepared California BBQ is all about at the new restaurant, which opened at the end of January on Crossing Drive.

For now, the restaurant has temporary operating hours, open 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Rocklin Crossings shopping center.

Serving certified angus beef tri-tip, Buckhorn also makes char-broiled chicken, pulled pork, ribs, salmon and sausage. You can buy the meats by the pound or include your preferred protein in a salad. Dressings include honey lime, ranch, honey basil, Caesar and sesame. The roadhouse salad is a favorite and is made with mixed greens, string beans, tomatoes, sweet walnuts, onions, blue cheese crumbles and honey basil vinaigrette.

Buckhorn sandwiches are hefty, packed with tri-tip, crispy chicken, salmon or pulled pork. The classic tri-tip sandwich is layered with caramelized onion and comes with au jus dipping sauce. Other sandwiches are assembled with bacon, cheese, chipotle sauce, avocado and other irresistible pairings that go well with the charbroiled meats.

Burgers are another option. The Buckhorn burger comes with roadhouse onions, cheddar cheese and sweet fire BBQ sauce. If you crave the best of both worlds, try tri-tip meat in your burger.

For a complete dinner experience, Buckhorn serves its meats on platters with exquisite sides, such as red mashers and gravy, mac and cheese, beans, roasted vegetables, broccoli salad and more.

For starters, visitors enjoy the pulled pork tacos, burnt ends, wings, fried pickles and other finger-licking good appetizers.

For a fun dinner date, don’t forget to take advantage of happy hour. Check the website for details on when to get special deals.

When you visit Buckhorn in Rocklin, like so many other eateries in the area, you will not be disappointed. Buckhorn joins a fantastic lineup of restaurants fit for any occasion. From quick eats to sit down and dine, Rocklin is home to many incredible places that please every appetite.

Buckhorn creates a special dining experience for the entire family not only with top-quality food, but also with its excellent customer service. Food comes out fast and is always fresh and delicious.


Freshly picked fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, baked goods and nuts are just some of the staples you’ll find at your local farmers market.

In Placer County, a local grower with a lot to offer is always nearby. As spring approaches, there will only be more products and goods to bring home.

So for all your fresh produce, freshly made foods and some old-fashion family time, here are some of Placer County’s best farmers markets to visit this season.

Also keep an eye out for Placer Grown signs, which tell you products are grown in the county.

Mahany Park Farmers Market

This farmers market features more than 35 vendors and has free parking.

From baked goods and certified organic fruits and vegetables, you’ll also find a number of other handmade products like soap and body care.

It is open year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard.

Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot in Auburn

Open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at a historic and charming site, this farmers market is stocked with a little bit of everything.

Blue Oaks

Blue Oaks in Rocklin opens a little later this year, but the wait will be well worth it. It is located along Lonetree Boulevard.

Quarry Ponds Town Center

You’ll find it at the popular Quarry Ponds Town Center in Granite Bay. Just follow your nose and discover all the locally grown goodness Quarry Ponds has to offer beginning this spring.

It’s located on 5550 Douglas Boulevard.

Fountains at Roseville

Held every Tuesday year-round, the market is not hard to miss. You’ll find it at 1198 Roseville Parkway near Peet’s Coffee.

Sun City Lincoln Hills

There’s good variety of locally grown products at Sun City Lincoln Hills. The market is along Orchard Creek Lane.

Farmers’ Market at Fowler Ranch

Fowler Ranch is gearing up for the 2022 season beginning in May.

Visitors will find vegetables, breads, oils, honey, jams and so much local goodness.

The market is in Lincoln right off of Newcastle Highway.


It may not come as a surprise to residents or visitors of Roseville. Despite reports of people fleeing the Golden State, Roseville is defying the trends and has been recently named as one of the nation’s top moving destinations.

Roseville ranks eighth among cities with the best growth and appeal for new residents.

U-Haul Growth Index uses a simple metric to determine fast-growing American cities. It pulls data and net gains of one-way U-Haul truck rentals that enter a market and compares that to those one-way trips that leave a particular area.

With a vast network of moving equipment, the company is well equipped to speak about current trends on where people are moving to, especially during the pandemic. The network exists in every state, including Canada. The company also has more than 23,000 sharing locations.

For this year’s report, the company dug through more than 2 million data points. Roseville and Sacramento were the only California cities that made the top 10 list. San Diego is the closest at 12.

The sun-soaked Kissimmee and St. Cloud market in Florida, which is less than 30 miles from Orlando, is the No. 1 growth city in the nation in 2021.

What makes Roseville so special? For starters, the region is known for high-paying jobs and plenty of retail and dining destinations. Great schools and parks are the cherry on the top, especially for residents with growing families.

Affordability is certainly another factor. Since Roseville owns its own electricity company, residents enjoy some of the lowest utility bills in Northern California.

While Roseville continues to grow, open spaces are always near and easy to find. Creeks, ponds, trails, fields and pathways are all part of a vast network of outdoor recreation space that residents love to explore. Cyclists, walkers and people who crave the fresh air of the outdoors can weave through nature almost anytime they want and return home without any major inconveniences.

While Roseville is a destination in and of itself, it is also centrally located to other sought-after places people to be. Shopping, boating, hiking, snowboarding, wine tasting, entertainment venues, the San Francisco Bay Area and other Northern California gems are a short drive or train ride away.

It’s easy to see why people pick Roseville as their forever home.

If you’re interested in learning about what makes Roseville tick, our team will be happy to tell you more. Our real estate professionals know this region well and have the market insights to help you navigate this competitive real estate market. So if you want to buy in Roseville, please contact us today. We will partner with you and help you devise a winning plan to land the home of your dreams in a beloved city that has it all.

With the start of a new year, you might be focused on your resolutions for 2022.

Getting into better physical shape and eating a healthier diet might be two things high on your 2022 agenda.

Fortunately for people living in the Auburn area, there are plenty of vegetarian cuisine that can help them meet their health goals, whatever they might be.

And it’s also a chance to try something new if vegetarian cuisine wasn’t always your thing.

So if healthy eating is part of the new you, check out these Auburn-area restaurants for a delicious and healthy meal the next time you go out.

Nectar Café

This restaurant loves to get creative with its vegetarian fare.

No meal is boring or unhealthy. The food is always in season and mostly organic and locally sourced. When you order a meal from Nectar Café, you will select from many options that are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and GMO free.

The restaurant’s wraps and bowls feature brown rice and corn chips. Customers can pick from a southwestern, Thai, jerk or Buddha bowl, which is made with a scoop of brown rice, soup, greens, carrots, tomatoes and balsamic dressing.

Comfort foods are also a part of the menu, believe it or not. Try the shepherd’s pie with ground Beyond meat, carrots, peas, mushrooms, onion, garlic red wine, rosemary, thyme and creamy vegan mashed potatoes. They are baked to order and are delicious.

Other favorites you can order: buffalo cauliflower taco plate, mushroom cheeseburger and specialty smoothies and shakes.

The Healthy Habit

The Healthy Habit is passionate about sharing delectable food made with pure and fine ingredients that will meet your dietary goals.

The restaurant’s produce is organic and locally sourced, but not every dish is vegetarian. So keep that in mind when you visit.

From breakfast to salads and sandwiches, customers will find plenty of delightful breakfast and lunch meals to choose from. For something on the lighter side, you can pick from a cobb, avocado caprese and garden salad.

You will also be impressed with the lineup of acai bowls, including the golden warrior. It is made with bananas, mango, pineapple, turmeric coconut oil and is topped with cacao nibs, bee pollen granola, coconut and local honey. If you crave something for the road, you’ll have to try the organic juice bar.

Royal Indian Cuisine

If you love Indian food and want plenty of vegetarian options, then this is your go-to.

Located in downtown Auburn, the Royal Indian Cuisine offers authentic flavors from different regions of India. And the vegetarian items are extensive and are made with bold spices and fresh ingredients.

All vegetarian entrees come with rice or naan. The bhindi masala is created with freshly chopped okra that is tossed with peppers, onions, spices and herbs. For a dish rich in potato, try the aloo gobi or aloo matar.

The chana masala is a mouth-watering dish with garbanzo beans, onions and tomato sauce that’s cooked to perfection and is packed with the flavors of special spices and herbs.

Also try a customer favorite, the paneer butter masala, which is packed with homemade cheese cubes cooked in an ultra-creamy tomato and butter sauce.

The teamwork demonstrated by Placer County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic earned extraordinary recognition from the California State Association of Counties.

Two of the county’s Human Services programs aimed at alleviating the pandemic’s economic impacts were honored with top awards.

Placer’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, led by both the county and the City of Roseville, received the Challenge Award for quick delivery of assistance to residents who sought help to pay for rent and utility bills during the most difficult moments of the pandemic.

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, many communities faced challenges in dispersing assistance to those in need. Placer County was acknowledged for its ability to collaborate with other regional partners to streamline the online application process. To date, county residents have received more than $10.2 million.

Local nonprofits also played a vital role. For example, the Placer Community Foundation and 211 Placer helped lead efforts to raise community awareness about the availability of assistance programs. Kudos also goes to AMI Housing and Sierra Community House for processing applications.

Civic leaders praised the partnerships and said that the community’s collective efforts spared residents from displacement and other devastating impacts.

The other program to receive recognition is the Resource Huddle’s virtual tools, which gave customers access to employment resources without having to leave their homes. The format features customization so each visitor can see job leads that make the most sense to them.

Despite the pandemic and the many challenges it produced, Placer County leaders and community organizations banded together to find ways to serve the various needs of all community members. While the public health response component garnered a lot of attention, deservingly so, the statewide awards applauds the county’s important work of getting people financial support in housing and employment.

If you’re feeling like homeownership is in the cards this upcoming year, improving your position in a deep market is a top concern.

As you know, the real estate market continues to sizzle, as it did during the heights of the pandemic. Nothing appears to be slowing things down either.

With all that competition, it’s worthwhile to take concrete steps in preparation so you can get it right. Here are four things you can do to put you on a direct track to homeownership in 2022.

Focus on credit score
While interest rates remain low, there’s no guarantee rates will stay like that throughout 2022. A good credit score supports your goal of saving money. When lenders offer applicants favorable borrowing terms, a solid to excellent credit score is a big reason why.

Things like paying on time and watching the credit limit and balance can work wonders in improving your score. Most credit card companies embed consumer tools on apps and websites where you go to pay your bill. It’s really easy to see where you stand and learn ways to raise your score.

So as you plan your big move, remember how important it is to come in with a strong credit score. It’ll secure a low rate and opportunities for long-term savings.

Stay within budget
It’s easy to overpay given the market conditions. Homebuyers will want to move fast, and in their rush, can make less-than-favorable decisions.

Staying aggressive and competitive are keys to winning the market, but the decisions you make must also be grounded. With a prudent approach, you can monitor home prices within a target neighborhood. An unusually higher-priced home should set off alarm bells. This is an opportunity to see the pricing of the next listing, which could be more to your liking.

The takeaway is that some sellers will try to take advantage of today’s market conditions to maximize their home sale. At the same time, they risk overpricing their home, which can cause delays and raise questions. While someone might overpay, you shouldn’t have to. It’ll just take a little patience and prudence.

Leave no stone unturned for down payment
The biggest barrier for buying a home, next to the stiff competition, is saving for a down payment. For many, 20% as a down payment is out of reach.

Because of this reality, future homeowners should research every option at their disposal that can assist them. Federal, state and local programs can come in with the assist. Some programs, including Freddie Mac’s Home Possible, only requires as little as 3% down.

A simple search for “down payment assistance program” will produce countless results and resources, including the California Housing Finance Agency MyHome Assistance Program. Take your time and explore all the possibilities so you can get over the down payment hump.

Keep eyes open
In this market, homes can go fast, sometimes within a day or even hours! On average, however, homes sell in about 17 days, according to the National Association of Realtors. With that in mind, homebuyer should stay vigilant on real estate activity.

Apps make it easier than ever to receive immediate updates on homes that fit the homebuyer’s criteria. Take some time to set up these alerts on various apps for maximum exposure. This preparation will give you a decent idea for how the market is going. And when it’s your time to make a move, you’ll be ready to pounce.

If you are interested in purchasing a house in Placer County, contact us today!

A new movie theater in Roseville couldn’t have come at a better time.

With the holidays and improving conditions, movie lovers and families can rediscover their love for cinema in true comfort and style at the new premiere movie theater.

When they go to the new 14-screen movie theater, they’ll feel like royalty: The luxurious loungers are oversized, plush and adjust and recline to your liking for the perfect movie-watching position.

Every on-screen detail will be super crisp on wall-to-wall displays inside each auditorium. Imagery on the immersive screens will appear lifelike and vivid.

You’ll never miss any dialogue, sound effects and the magic of music either. Thanks to the multichannel surround sound technology, you will take in clarity and dimension that Hollywood intended for an incomparable cinematographic experience every time you go.

When you load up on concessions, popcorn is just the beginning. The theater will also serve hot foods like pizza and offer more than 100 options for drinks, including adult beverages. You’ll never have to leave your seat or miss any of the movie. The Snack In a Tap lets you cut concession lines when ordering snacks and drinks. You can either pick up at the counter or have your treats delivered in-seat.

For some, it’s been a long time since they visited a movie theater. With the opening of the new Cinemark, guests can sign up for the monthly membership club for under $10 and make up for all the movies and movie going they missed. Members will get special discounts and a monthly movie credit that will rollover month to month and never expire.

The theater opened in November. Check out all the current movie listings here.

Buying a home is an exciting time and a huge life event to celebrate.

It’s easy to find a home you love. The hard part is beating out the competition and securing a financial lending program that gets it done.

There’s a lot of decisions that homebuyers will make through the course of the homebuying journey.

Meanwhile, homebuyers can also get caught up in the moment, potentially sidestepping their cautious instincts.

Since buying a home is a major home investment, it’s important to not lose sight of some of the potential red flags that can pop up during the process.

Homebuyers can avoid unnecessary headaches and costs and ensure success by uncovering red flags early. Here’s how.

Go to Google

It’s done for almost everything else, so why not use the world’s most advanced search engine to learn more about your potential future home and neighborhood.

Use Google to research the home and neighborhood. A search can tell you about events that happened there and reveal a little bit about the area’s general safety track record, two key things any resident would want to know about.

A search can also uncover reports of crimes that occurred there or any other negative tidbits about the home and neighborhood you’re getting ready to make a part of your life.

Hire a reputable home inspector

A detailed home inspection is indispensable. While the market is moving fast, that’s no reason to bypass a thorough home inspection, which can reveal large amounts of intel on the home’s condition and how it will hold up.

A good home inspection will tell you about wear and tear, HVAC, electrical areas, plumbing systems and other home features that are not easy to evaluate with the naked eye.

As part of the service, a home inspection team will produce a complete reporting on the home’s health and condition so you can make decisions and plan ahead.

Review surveys

These surveys are about land. Companies use public information to delineate property boundaries. They will provide markings for the boundaries and documentation so you’re formally aware of the property’s domain.

These insights tell you about the shape and size of the property for sale and legal evidence for boundaries. This can be useful if there’s ever a dispute.

Search home title

A quick trip to the county assessor will let you search for the home title.

It’s always wise to learn about the home’s title in case there are any tax liens attached to the home. The search will also tell you about any easements or other questions about the home’s title. They’ll have to be resolved before any transaction is complete.


The market has never been better to sell real estate.

The evidence is clear. Home buyer demand is off the charts and so are home prices.

If you’re in a position to enter the market as a seller, there are some ways to prepare for this exciting time. Read on to learn more about the steps you can take right now to ensure a successful home sale.

Shop for home

Yes, this is about selling your home. But you should also be prepared to buy another home first. Otherwise, some possible complications can get in the way.

So you’re not rushed to move out of your prior home, it’s important to build a strategy for shopping for a new home so the timing all works out in your favor.

Your real estate team can help you with these two major transactions of selling and buying real estate simultaneously so you’re not overwhelmed by the pressures of timing it just right.

Check out other listings for inspirations

While there’s a lot of competition and plenty of buyers, that’s no reason to not put your best foot forward when you list your home.

By checking out other listings you can find inspiration on how to market and showcase your own home.

Your real estate team will help you develop the listing details, but feel free to provide your own ideas that you think will make your home really stand out. Maybe there’s a particular home feature, like the home office, that you want to highlight to attract the most eyeballs. In today’s market with skyrocketing prices, it just makes sense to take every opportunity to maximize the home sale.

Declutter your home

Anyone familiar with the teachings of Marie Kondo know the secret to joy is decluttering.

Whether or not this is a practical exercise for your everyday life, it will make a difference when you list your home for sale.

A cluttered home can be off-putting and remove the joy of shopping for a home.

So make sure to clear the home of any nonessentials and overly personal mementos. Let potential buyers walk into the home with a clean canvas that lets their imaginations run wild.

Do market research

Of course, your real estate team will conduct a ton of research. But it doesn’t hurt to do a little of your own.

Doing so will better inform you about the current market conditions and home values. Being aware of home prices will inform you when it’s time to announce the listing price, an important step that sets the tone for offers. Bottom line is that you should feel comfortable about market trends and feel like you are up to speed on all the conversations regarding the sale of your home.


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