Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, the family-run collection of upscale casual dining restaurants brought its inspired, scratch-made cuisine and cocktails to Folsom, California, on September 13. The new Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is located within the Palladio at Broadstone, 300 Palladio Parkway, #800, Folsom.

A second Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is scheduled to open in the Sacramento area in Roseville at Highland Village, across from the Westfield Galleria at Roseville, in November.

Lazy Dog is known for its genuine small-town hospitality; a vibrant menu that highlights seasonal ingredients sourced with care; and a warm, inviting ambiance that celebrates the majestic scenery and artisan authenticity of the Rocky Mountains, where Founder and CEO Chris Simms and his family spend part of the year. Once the first Lazy Dog location opened in Huntington Beach in 2003, it quickly became the go-to favorite among Southern California residents for all of life’s occasions. With a focus on a variety of crave-worthy, housemade dishes, an extensive bar program and a great sense of community, Lazy Dog continues to be embraced by diners as a dining destination the whole family can enjoy.

“Each new restaurant becomes an extension to our ever-growing Lazy Dog family,” says Chris Simms. “The team, the guests, and the community all become a part of us and are the reason why we do what we do. We are excited to open our doors and introduce the Folsom community to Lazy Dog.”

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is dedicated to the communities they serve. As part of the restaurant’s pre-opening festivities, Lazy Dog will be hosting private fundraising events to benefit Folsom’s Hope, an organization committed to helping at-risk children and their families in Folsom. A Folsom Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will take place at 11am on Sept. 13.

The menu, crafted by Co-founder, Gabe Caliendo, will focus on elevated, nostalgic dishes made from scratch. Entrées include a Berkshire Pork Shank simmered in tangerine juice, garlic, ginger, soy and honey and served with spicy kimchi fried rice, a BBQ Bison Meatloaf wrapped in smoked bacon, served with red skin potato mash, sautéed spinach, haystack onions, all sourced from Durham Ranch, WY, and a Fried Chicken Sandwich with housemade pimento cheese spread, pickled jalapenos and fiery carrot slaw. A favorite dessert is Lazy Dog’s signature housemade Butter Cake topped with mint and strawberry compote, and served with vanilla bean ice cream.

Along with lunch and dinner, Lazy Dog will offer a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., with offerings like Country Chicken and Biscuits and the DIY Mimosa Flight – a 750ml bottle of Freixenet served with huckleberry, tangerine-orange and peach-raspberry juices. Happy Hours will be available from Monday–Friday, 3–6 p.m., and Sunday–Thursday, 9 p.m.–midnight. The bar will feature a variety of seasonal cocktails and draft beers from local breweries. To complement the scratch-kitchen dishes, diners may choose from handcrafted cocktails like the Tangerine Thyme Margarita or Maple Bacon Old Fashioned.

Lazy Dog’s grand interior will encompass over 8,000 square feet, designed to feel like a Rocky Mountain Wyoming escape complete with lodge-inspired furnishings such as cozy fireplaces, ledge stone, a chandelier crafted from Aspen logs, and artwork reminiscent of the Cowboy State. Multiple flat-screen TVs will be installed throughout the bar and patio areas so that guests may cheer on their favorite sports teams, and a 1,700+-square-foot dog-friendly patio will offer a special menu for dogs featuring grilled meats and brown rice.

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