The El Dorado Saloon on Embarcadero in El Dorado Hills celebrated its first year anniversary with plenty of bull riding and another restaurant to boot. Adjacent to the Saloon, Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House opened its doors in June, offering a unique, yet complementary, experience to Saloon goers.
General Manager Curtis Cole hopes the new addition gives folks more options.
“People can stay in El Dorado Hills instead of going down the hill into Folsom. They can find an assortment of nightlife right here,” Cole said.
The Saloon is upbeat and can accommodate large groups of people, Sauce’d is more jazzy and intimate, a perfect place to wind down the night or for a quieter evening. Live jazz can be heard at Sauce’d on Thursdays and Sundays.
Sauce’d is getting recognition for its “mixology,” or gourmet, signature mixed drinks. One of the highlighted concoctions award winning mixologist Manny Hinjosa brings to Sauce’d is the “Smokin’ Kitty,” a chilled martini mixture of Grey Goose, Cointreau, agavé, fresh lemon juice, strawberry and basil.
To give even more credibility to its new reputation as the place for mixed drinks on the North side of El Dorado Hills, Sauce’d has the only frosted drink rail in the region. Place a glass on the cool, silvery surface built into the bar, and a drink stays perfectly chilled.
Sauce’d offers an assortment of wings, salads and specialty pizzas made in the wood burning pizza ovens.
The Mother Earth pizza combines olive oil, hummus, tomatoes, spinach, onions, roasted garlic, wild mushrooms, fresh basil, feta, artichokes and mozzarella.
There is also an indoor fire place and unique water feature. The large, oak outdoor deck is shared with the Saloon.
Sauce’d and the Saloon are kid-friendly, family restaurants in the daytime. Breakfast is served at the Saloon on weekend mornings and the children’s menu is diverse.
“We aren’t just a bar or a club. We are a family place too,” said Cole.
Sauce’d is the fourth restaurant owner Andrea Martin has opened in the Sacramento area, including Bulls Restaurant, The Office Lounge, and of course, the El Dorado Saloon.
Sauce’d opens daily at 3 p.m. and is located at 879 Embarcadero Drive in El Dorado Hills.
For more information visit saucedcocktailhouse.com.
Thursday and Sunday evenings Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House has live Jazz music.