There are so many new restaurants, businesses and business updates, it was difficult to think of selecting just one to highlight. This article is giving a “shoutout” and a brief description to let the community know what is available, including the long-time community favorites.
As a reminder, when businesses get started there are usually kinks to work out. Please be patient and kind. The community members get so excited at new offerings. All of these businesses owners have a dream and that is to serve the community with the best food and service they can, but they have also taken a chance on the community being kind to them and allowing these new businesses, especially restaurants, the time they need to work out the kinks.
The Annex Bakery, Coffee, Café. Many in the community are aware of Alissa Cimino’s new addition that is located across the way from El Dorado Savings Bank and it will be opening any day. Alissa owns Georgetown Gas & Go. Alissa’s goal with The Annex is to have a place in town where people can use their laptops, meet with friends, have coffee, relax and more. At Gas & Go Alissa also has the Georgetown Bistro, where the staff is coming up with new, affordable treats on a regular basis. There is a variety of burritos, chicken pot pie, breakfast bowls and more! Just walk a block and take your meal to enjoy at The Annex.
Backroads Barn is located at 2915 Church Street in Georgetown. Owner Renee Hargrove specializes in vintage and antique merchandise, architectural salvage, hand-crafted artisan goods for yard and garden and re-purposed items — everything rustic to refined. Renee asks visitors to make an appointment to visit the business. For more information find Backroads Barn on Facebook.
Cool Beerwerks is located at 5020 Ellinghouse Dr., Suite H in Cool. It is a restaurant and brewery specializing in handcrafted beers brewed on site. They serve a variety of food from traditional burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and fish and chips to an udon noodle bowl, poke bowl and a selection of small bites. Call (530) 885-5866 for more information.
Cool Florist recently moved from Highway 49 just around the corner to 1020 Highway 193 in Cool. They still create beautiful arrangements but the new and spacious location has given them more room to display greeting cards and many kinds of gifts and local items. Cool Florist can be reached at (530) 885-2750.
Cool Veterinary Clinic has recently reopened. Dr. Irene’s Black Oak Animal Hospital diligently worked to serve the pets on the Divide, so the reopening of Cool Vet will help relieve some of the pressure. Cool Veterinary Clinic is a small animal veterinary hospital that includes preventative care, surgical services, dentistry services, a wide range of diagnostic capabilities and specialist referrals. They are located at 2966 Highway 49 in Cool. For more information call (530) 686-1949.
Corner Kitchen at 6265 Main St. in Georgetown reopened Aug. 8. The Corner Kitchen had a fire a few months ago and after renovations they are back, better than ever and were greeted by excited community members. Their phone number is (530) 333-1630.
The Divide Restaurant has exciting changes coming for breakfast, lunch and brunch with a new line of mimosas, benedicts and other weekend brunch offerings. The eatery sits at 6037 Front St. in Georgetown. For more information call (530) 333-4840.
The Dollar General store on Highway 49 at Northside Drive in Cool opened in late July. In spite of the controversy, they have gotten some good feedback on Facebook.
Flatlanders by Krave, located at 4916 Marshall Rd. #3, Garden Valley offers weekend brunch and daily breakfast and lunch. They serve a wide variety of items and have received positive reviews on Facebook. Flatlanders by Krave can be reached at (530) 327-9552.
Georgetown Armory, a new coffee house is in the works.
Georgetown Distillery continues to serve one-of-a-kind menu creations. It is a craft distillery in the heart of historic Georgetown, featuring small batch spirits, handcrafted cocktails and creative shareable cuisine. Visit them at 6101 Highway 193. For more information call (530) 334-7000.
The Hay Lady Feed & Gifts is located at 2977 Church St. in Georgetown. They offer pet supplies, farm supplies and fun gift items. The location has been remodeled and has a large area for gift items. It is a great opportunity to save money on gas and buy animal products locally. The owners also want to stay competitive price-wise, so check them out. Their phone number is (530) 933-3230.
Locksmith McGinnis Lock & Key is located across the way from El Dorado Savings on Highway 193 in Georgetown and between The Annex and Country Girl Salon. Patrick McGinnis has been serving the Divide for many years, but now his shop is local! He offers all key services but he would like the community to know if you need vehicle keys he can help at a significant savings over dealerships. Call (530) 333-4466 for more info.
Shandey’s is located on the corner of Harkness and Main Street in Georgetown. The owners worked diligently clearing the land to create a spacious area where they have their food trailer. There are a number of shaded picnic tables and the area is easily accessible by car. They serve an array of breakfast and lunch items such as breakfast burritos, fruit and yogurt, hot sandwiches including grilled cheese, steak sandwich, cold sandwiches and much more, and the popular soft serve ice cream. Call Shandey’s at (530) 409-7240.
Stubby’s Breakfast & BBQ has set up shop where the Chinese restaurant used to be in Cool. They opened at the end of July to rave reviews both for the breakfast and barbecue offerings and the menu shows a large variety for both the breakfast items and barbecue. Find Stubby’s at 1020 Northside Dr. in Cool. For more information call (530) 906-0680.
It is also important to remember those restaurants that have served the Divide for many years.
American River Pizza at 2966 Highway 49 in Cool specializes in lunches and dinners with a salad bar and ample seating. They can be reached at (530) 887-1969.
Buckeye Restaurant at 7460 Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown serves prime rib, steaks, seafood and cocktails. Their phone number is (530) 333-2600.
Chunks of Heaven can be found at 4860 Black Oak Mine Road #2 in Garden Valley. Jaci Sowell continues to serve meal items and baked goods. Check her out for custom cakes, pies, breads, cookies, ice cream, smoothies and so much more.
Cool Coffee & Crumbs, located at 3006 Highway 49 Suite A in Cool, has recently started serving frozen yogurt and boba drinks along with cold sandwiches, panini, wraps, quesadillas, salads, pastries and more. Call (530) 320-2541 for more information.
Georgetown Hotel Restaurant and Saloon on Main Street in Georgetown offers lunch and dinner items and drinks. They can be reached at (530) 333-4428.
Lance’s Place at 3630 Highway 193 in Greenwood has a very popular Taco Tuesday every Tuesday. For more info call (530) 887-1927.
The Local Take & Bake Pizzeria has two locations, one in Garden Valley at 4862 Black Oak Mine Road # 1 and another in Cool at 5020 Ellinghouse Drive Suite F in Cool. They offer take-and-bake pizza as well as balsamic vinegars, infused olive oils, desserts, sandwiches, salads and more. Online ordering is now available. Reach the Garden Valley location at (530) 333-9293 and Cool at (530) 888-1170.
Los Abuelos Taqueria cooks up Mexican cuisine favorites. Their address is 6297 Main St., Georgetown and phone number (530) 334-9000.
Los Establos Mexican Restaurant at 2968 Highway 49 in Cool offers south-of-the-border fare prepared to order. Call (530) 401-4252 for more information.
Red Rooster Burgers & Brew has burgers, fries, shakes, ice cream sundaes, beer, wine, coffee, pastries and more. They are located at 5032 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley. For more info call (530) 333-2400.
At Royal Dragon, 6326 Highway 193 in Georgetown, diners find all their favorite Chinese dishes. Their phone number is (530) 333-2868.
Sierra Mountain Espresso is a drive-through coffee shop at 1087 Highway 193 in Cool. Kathy Kinkade roasts the coffee beans daily. There’s all sorts of drinks and breakfast items too. Call (916) 662-5613 for more information.
Terry’s Pizzeria & Grill at 6274 Highway 193 in Georgetown serves an array of sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza and more, as well as breakfast Friday and Sunday. They can be reached at (530) 333-1213.