The next Historic City Cemetery gathering will take visitors on a tour of Sacramento's "diners, drive-ins and dives" of yesteryear. Volunteer Docent Eric Bradner will describe every kind of venue -- from primitive tents to lavish dining rooms.
Making an appearance this Saturday will be special guest Maryellen Burns, author of the recently published Lost Restaurants of Sacramento and Their Recipes. Burns will be on hand to sell (and sign) her book.
What: Saloons & Eateries Tour
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: Aug. 3, 10 a.m.
Cost: free, but donations appreciated
For more info: (916) 448-0811 or (916) 264-7839 or website
PHOTO CREDIT: The gravesite of Henry K. McLennan at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery one of the stops on a tour of pioneer brewers led by Dr. Bob LaPerriere, a local historian. In 1872 McLennan was part owner of the Phoenix saloon at 107 K Street. 2010 Sacramento Bee photograph by Manny Crisostomo