1480 Eureka Road, Roseville; (916) 773-2929; www.crush29.com
Like the surface of the sun, Crush 29 is hot, hot, hot. The Roseville restaurant opened in January 2007 and quickly built a reputation as the place to see and be seen in South Placer County. Executive chef Irie Gengler, formerly of The Firehouse in Old Sacramento, cooks up a mean lamb lollipop, but the real story here is the sleekly modern bar area, where good-looking bartenders and servers cater to chic clientele. The low-cut clothing, showy accessories, toned and tanned bodies, and lustrous coiffure provide fodder for some fabulous people-watching. And when you finally call it a night, check out the flashy cars in the parking lot.