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Plan to ring in the New Year with these local favorites

Folsom Lake Entertainer
By: Laura Newell, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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After the holidays, it’s time for many to relax and enjoy the coming of the New Year. Locals will not have to travel far to welcome in 2012, because lots of neighborhood favorites will serve up a meal and a party. Bidwell Street Bistro 1004 E Bidwell St., Folsom The 12th annual New Year’s Eve celebration will be a night for customers to enjoy, said Maureen Righton, owner. “After 11 years we have a lot of great regulars who come back year after year,” said Righton. “It is a really fun night with everyone talking, eating, drinking and ringing in the New Year.” The event will be about $60 a person with a special full menu including appetizers, main course and dessert. For more information and reservations, call (916) 984-7500. The El Dorado Saloon & Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House At the corner deck, 879 Embarcadero Drive, El Dorado Hills The El Dorado Saloon and Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House will be doing a joint event this year, said Andrea Martin, owner. There is no cover fee for the event. “Why go to one party when you can go to two?” Martin said. “We promise to bring the high energy party atmosphere to new heights and set the night ablaze until the wee hours of 2012.”  The event will include a live performance by Lost in Suburbia, a champagne toast at midnight and festive party favors. Martin said event attire is cocktail to semi-formal dress. Bottle service and VIP seating is available for a limited time. Fore more information and reservations, call (916) 941-3600. Cattlemens Steakhouse 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova “We love celebrating here at Cattlemens and hope that people choose to bring the New Year in with us,” Miranda Porter, marketing and event manager for Folsom and Dixon Cattlemens. The restaurant will be open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. “We are featuring our delicious top sirloin and succulent lobster with all the fixings for $29.99 per person. This steal includes an all you can eat salad, beans and bread and a choice of side including baked potato, mashed potato, french fries or rice.” For more information and reservations, call (916) 985-3030 or visit beststeakinthewest.com.