A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Trenton Bahr turns routine senior portraits and family photos into masterpieces worthy of passing down to future generations. Each step in the artist's process—the result of decades of experience—ensures that every portrait deserves to hang for years to come. Before each session, he works hand-in-hand with clients to choose an ideal backdrop for the shoot, either in his outdoor portrait park or his indoor studio. He also helps select sensible outfits that will prove timeless as the years go on, such as crisp button-down shirts.
During a shoot, Trenton puts families, pets, and kids at ease with his comfortable charm, allowing their personality to shine through every image by highlighting their natural reactions and genuine smiles.
Dry Clean Today started with one location in Elk Grove in 1987 and has since expanded to 8 locations across the Sacramento area, including a brand new Folsom location. Open seven days a week, Dry Clean Today fastidiously expunges stains from favorite frocks and presses garments with haste, offering same- or next-day service. Professional cleaners also purge weather-borne impurities from raincoats or jackets, and keep fancywear spry with formal-gown or prom-dress cleaning. Otherwise, wedding-dress cleaning and box preservation keep sacred gowns in tiptop shape, ensuring that they can be passed down to children, grandchildren, or life-size Barbie dolls for use at their own weddings.
Jennifer Lynn Kinjo knows the benefits of colon hydrotherapy from personal experience. In order to fix the digestive issues she had experienced all her life, Jennifer spent eight years receiving the treatments. They were so successful that Jennifer set out to learn the techniques of colon hydrotherapy herself. After graduating from the Internal Environment Institute in Santa Monica, becoming certified by the International Association of Colonic Hydrotherapy, and learning how to rub her stomach while patting her head, Jennifer now shares this life-changing therapy—which is said to cast out toxins and improve digestive health—with others in her private studio at Sierra Health and Wellness.
Image Health aims to simulate the experience of working out—and reap the benefits—with none of the hassle. Noninvasive Electro-Slim technology stimulates the muscles of the body with specific frequencies, causing the rapid tightening and releasing of muscles. The treatment can result in stronger musculature, increase metabolic activity, and improve blood flow, thus contouring the body and treating cellulite. Image Health also promotes patients' well-being via services such as Kangen ionized water devices and Redox Signaling supplements.
Voted Best BBQ by Sacramento’s local CBS affiliate five years in a row, Texas West Bar-B-Que slow cooks a menu of hand-rubbed, house-smoked meats. Forks play leapfrog over platters of smoked tri-tips ($13.99), memphis pulled pork ($12.99), and sliced beef brisket ($11.99), each served with texas toast and a choice of two homemade sides and certified as authentic by a genuine cowboy. Diners can silence sweet teeth by stabbing spoons into decadent cookie sundaes or creamy peach cobbler ($3.99 each).
When Jim Knudson bit into his first taco during dinner at a friend's house in 1949, he knew he had tasted something special. He added the item—which many diners were pronouncing "tay-co"—to the menu at his restaurant in Grass Valley, California. Determined to introduce the food to as many people as possible, Jim and his wife, Margaret, converted a 16-foot trailer into a kitchen on wheels. They adopted the nickname Jim had earned from one of his longtime customers and drove up to Lake Tahoe, where Jimboy's Tacos found its first permanent home.
Locals, tourists, and even members of the Rat Pack flocked to the tiny taco stand for the uniquely seasoned, parmesan-dusted ground-beef taco, the anchor of a growing menu. The family eventually relocated to Roseville, California, where they set up a small taco stand and began branching out to other locations in and around Sacramento.
Today, Jim Knudson’s daughter Karen, the current president of the company, carries on the legacy of taco obsession at more than 40 locations in northern California and Nevada. Guests who arrive early for breakfast might glimpse the cooks slowly simmering beans, mashing avocados into guacamole, and preparing their signature ground beef with trans-fat-free oil. In addition to classic corn-tortilla tacos, the menu holds the mega-size flour-tortilla El Gordo, golden-fried taquitos, and even a taco burger that fuses Mexican and American culinary traditions.