Opening Soon: Pearl on the River

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New restaurants continue to pop up around the Sacramento region, recession be damned. The latest: Pearl on the River, opening on Garden Highway Monday, April 20, on the site of the old Blue Gecko.

The restaurant will serve fresh, local cuisine with a seafood emphasis. It’ll offer a “live” menu that changes daily to reflect whatever’s freshest at the market.

Owner Jeff Pooler did a “full, head-to-toe, major remodel” of the old Blue Gecko. He said deck dining will be a big part of Pearl’s appeal.

Pearl on the River is at 1379 Garden Highway; (916) 567-3275.