16 Main St, Saluda NC 28773 (828)749-1179
16 Main St, Saluda NC 28773 (828)749-1179
November marks the 16th anniversary of the birth of The Purple Onion. When we opened the doors in November of 1998, Lynn and I knew we wanted to create a place for friends and family to come together for good food, good conversation and live music, however, the minutiae of operating a restaurant presented us with an enormous learning curve. We discovered this quite quickly as the doors opened that first day and our mother, along with a majority of the Saluda Women’s Club membership, poured through the front door eager to demonstrate their support of our new venture. We have obviously come a long way since that six table juice bar and coffee shop and have many to thank.
In celebration of 16 years of good food, good conversation and live music, we wish to express our gratitude once again to our many friends, customers, musicians, farmers and staff who have helped the Onion to flourish for 16 years. A special thanks goes out to my husband and number one supporter Stoney Lamar, who as he puts it, has been “married to the place” all these years. Also, to longtime friend Robert Seiler, who has booked the entertainment from the beginning and keeps our music calendar filled with a talented and varied array of performers. Finally, thanks to sister, Lynn, who had the crazy notion to open a restaurant in the first place. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. Thank you.
Kermit Lynch Wine Tasting
At the Purple Onion
Tuesday, November 18 @ 6:30 PM
The Purple Onion will host a wine tasting on November 18 at 6:30 just in time to stock your cellar for the holidays. The tasting will feature wines from Kermit Lynch, wine importer, author, winemaker and pioneer in the wine industry. Lynch received the James Beard Foundation’s Award as wine professional of the year, was Knighted by the French Government with their prestigious Legion d’Honneur and received the Veuve Cliquot award for his book, Adventures on the Wine Route. He has had an enduring influence on the wine industry because of his focus on small, artisan producers who make authentic wines expressive of their terroir and his early practice of using refrigerated shipping containers for importing wine. The cost for the tasting will be $49 (plus tax and gratuity) and will include a taste of seven different wines and delicious food chosen to pair with them. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early by calling the Purple Onion at 828-749-1179.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so our staff can
enjoy the day with their families. We hope you do too!
LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR
November 1 – Letters to Abigail www.letterstoabigail.net
Some folks describe their music as a simple southern pleasure. Digging down into the roots of the region, they blend a classic approach to a new original sound.
November 6 – Marc Yaxley
Virtuoso jazz and classical guitarist. His technique will surely blow you away.
November 8 – Sweet Claudette
Gorgeous harmonies, outstanding musicianship and world-class songwriting are the qualities that set Sweet Claudette apart from the crowd. What's more, they are very proud to be the only Country/Motown band they've ever heard of.
November 9 – Sol Driven Train – Sunday Evening Concert
See details above
November 13 – Dana & Susan Robinson www.robinsongs.com
Two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage.
November 15 – Joseph Hasty & Centerpiecewww.josephhasty.com
Performing straight ahead classic jazz, swingtunes, showtunes and other standards Centerpiece Jazz plays all of your favorites.
November 20 – Chuck Brodsky www.chuckbrodsky.com
"Old fashioned story songs brimming with wit and compassion…off-center, off-the-wall and incisively funny. He will appeal to everyone who likes their music with a side of thought." New York Times
November 22 – The Deluge www.thedelugenc.com
The Deluge is a whirling dervish of a band that possesses a kinetic energy in their live show that will leave audiences swooning long afterwards.
November 27 – Closed on Thanksgiving Day
November 29 – Patrick Fitzsimons www.patrickfitzsimons.com
“A one-man-band whose fingerpicking guitar style is often accompanied by a bass drum and hi-hat as well as harmonica
and his slinky voice, he can keep it all together and delivers a homespun, bluesy folk jazz blend that is right on the money.”