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Taste, sip and view from Top of Folsom Sept. 15

By: Laura Newell, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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Locals can take in a view of Folsom while sampling some of Folsom’s best treats during Top of Folsom. More than 30 top wineries, restaurants and breweries will participate in Top of Folsom from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. The benefit event features 20 fine artists and unique performance art, all presented on the rooftop of the Folsom Historic District parking structure overlooking Sutter Street. The stars of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Network’s “Yardcore,” licensed contractors Jake and Joel Moss, Doug Tolson and Terrence Martin, will be on-hand to create an urban sculpture from repurposed materials that will later be displayed publicly, said Stephanie Rodgers, Folsom Historic District Association director. Karen Holmes, of Karen’s Bakery Café, will also demonstrate the art of making an enormous salad — super-sized and tossed from one floor of the structure to the next. Top of Folsom guests will also enjoy samples from local eateries including, Bidwell Street Bistro, Sutter Street Steakhouse, Karen’s Bakery Café, Source Global Tapas, Mulvaney’s B&L, Red Rabbit, Hawks, Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro, Bacon and Butter, Bistro la Petite France, Snook’s Candies and Dry Creek Olive Co. Rodgers said there will also be a variety of local wines to taste at the event. Wineries include Pruett, David Girard, Madroña, Boeger, Miraflores, Skinner, Shadow Ranch, Bumgarner, Helwig, Petra, Fiddletown and Cielo. A few Napa and Sonoma county wineries will also be available including Schrader, Trefethen, Trattore and Rutherford. For those who prefer a sampling of beer, you’ll also find local breweries including Track 7 Brewing Co. and Lockdown Brewing Company. “Artists from throughout Northern California will display their work for attendees also, which will be available for sale that evening,” Rodgers said. The Top of Folsom benefits both the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary and the Folsom Historic District. Tickets are on sale for $75 at TopOfFolsom.com. Ticket price includes wine, beer and food sampling, entertainment and a commemorative wine glass. Valet parking is available. The event takes place on the upper deck of the Historic District’s brick parking structure on Leidesdorff and Reading streets. For more information, contact the Folsom Historic District Association at info@historicfolsom.org. ----- KNOW AND GO What: Top of Folsom When: 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 Where: Top level of the Historic District’s four-story brick parking structure on Leidesdorff and Reading streets in Folsom Tickets: $75 available at TopOfFolsom.com