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August: Beni Feil
September: Paul Lewis
October: Corey and Val Hogue



August 17th Natter
Swabbies on the River Restaurant & Bar

-The best Sacramento live music venue and restaurant on the river! Located 5871 Garden Highway, Sacramento-

Welcome to Swabbies, the premier destination restaurant and bar on the beautiful Sacramento River. Let the waters of the Sacramento River wash your worries away as you relax in the shade of 60-foot trees – one of our 19 beers on tap in one hand and a famous Swabbies taco in the other. Seasonal in nature, yet, open year round. Swabbies is a true Sacramento “best of” for daytime live music and outdoor dining. Our restaurant may be in Sacramento, but our hearts and minds – not to mention our stomachs – are in Cabo San Lucas and Honolulu. We bring beach-front ambiance to our riverside restaurant. With authentic marina food, drink and plenty of tropical attitude.

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Let's go and enjoy good food and drinks sitting on the river. Lots of shade to relax. Very casual and no RSVP necessary.

It can be reached from Highway I-5, by taking the airport turnoff follow signs. Another way is the Garden Highway off I-5. Go past Chevy's and follow the road to Swabbies.

Beni Feil 451-7387


September 21st Natter
The Purple Place

The Purple Place Bar & Grill
363 Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills,

Best use of the color purple. The Purple Place Bar & Grill went from run-down biker bar to popular neighborhood destination.

By Raheem F. Hosseini


You really can’t miss The Purple Place Bar & Grill. For starters, its wide-set facade is literally purple. And “El Dorado Hill’s original roadhouse,” as it’s billed, has loomed large on Green Valley Road since 1955.

But that doesn’t mean it was always a hit with the locals. “The Purple Place is historic, and everyone knows about it some way or another, but it really was a run-down biker bar when we took it over,” says co-owner Denise Hountalas, who purchased the establishment nine years ago with husband Mike.

The couple started their new venture with 12 employees and no investors, she adds. Now they have 58 people working for them, as well as a large cast of regulars gobbling up an equally expansive menu.

Everything is made fresh in-house, including the chips, mayonnaise and pasta. The loaded menu has its popular items, such as the biscuits and gravy, the appetizing prawn cocktail and the ribs that take three days to prepare before being served for dinner. “I think that’s made it a better restaurant and brought in more people,” Hountalas says of their made-to-order philosophy.

She credits a great team and her husband Mike, who began his restaurant career at the age of 7, cracking eggs for his father, who then owned San Francisco’s famed Cliff House. Mike Hountalas most recently worked as director of operations for Sacramento restaurant magnate Randy Paragary.

On a mild Thursday afternoon, it’s easy to see why the Purple Place has hit its comfort-food stride. Outside on the dark-wooded patio, the jerk-chicken sandwich packs a lemony zing. Despite its name, it’s a palate’s best friend.

The crammed main restaurant is decorated with murals depicting the county’s history, but diners are too busy mowing down bacon cheeseburgers on gluten-free buns to notice. Denise Hountalas says many of these same folks will return later, cleaned up and sans children, to tip cocktails and enjoy live weekend music. 

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Please let Paul Lewis know by September 18th, if you will attend, so he can let the restaurant know how many to expect.
Paul Lewis 530-676-8552