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Restaurant News and Reviews from Salem, Oregon

Attention Salemites and anyone whose looking for fun this weekend near the Salem area! First Taste Oregon is being held at the fairgrounds and is a fun event for people who like wine, beer, cider, spirits and...shopping. There are many wineries to choose from, but just as many other interesting things to look at, taste a

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Did you lose a favorite local eatery this year? If so, have you replaced it with something new? This year, Salem's restaurant and beverage establishments have matched the ebb and flow of the past. While some owners have retired and others made the difficult decision to fold, we can all look forward to the new exciting vent

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A few years ago, the ladies of Eat Salem latched on to the concept of checking out local happy hours. We drank and snacked high and low in search of good eats and even greater drink deals. I even created a logo/badge/whatchamacallit. The project faded after a half dozen reports in 2009, but I am here to resurrect it and bre

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Penned by Dave, an EatSalem contributor.  If he is not in his backyard in relentless pursuit of the perfect brisket, pulled pork or tri tip, he can likely to be found at a Junior Hockey game somewhere in the Pac NW. Follow him on Twitter @oldscud We stopped in over at b2 Taphouse on Saturday to pick up a growlette or t

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By CONNOR MITCHELL From the appetizer to the dessert, no one does a wine dinner like chef Michael Sullivan at Papa Di Vino’s Wine Bar and Shop. And while the $80 tab seemed a hefty price to pay, shortly into the experience, I realized it was well worth it. The evening started with a social hour that included a Rose that

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Eat Salem Night On Oct. 9, 6:00-7:30 pm Come join the fun as Eat Salem descends on Falafel King for Eat Salem Night. What can be better than sharing a delicious meal with the awesome people that make up the Eat Salem community? Hope to see you all there!! (A big thanks to Dave for arranging this! ~K)

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Special Events & Openings: On Your Feet Fridays every second Friday until October Marion-Polk Food Share, FoodStock 2013, August 17, 4 to 10 p.m C2V August 27 "Pairings" at Oregon State Fair, Friday, August 28 Sunday Streets, September 8th Gilgafest! September 14th @noon Gilgamesh Brewing has a list of &quo

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Wednesday it was my privilege to attend one of Deepwood Estate's many delightful events in the garden. This particular event was highlighting Mr. Gerry Frank and his family's legacy in Salem, a large part of which is linked to the Meier & Frank department stores. There is also a new Meier and Frank exhibit in Deepwood m

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Wednesday morning I heard the sad news that Salem lost an icon--Chuck Bradley. He was a long time realtor, but what many remember him for was his penchant for dining out. Chuck didn't care if it was a hole in the wall, a local favorite or a chain. If it was new or interesting, he was there. There were several times when I

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Congratulations again to Randy for winning 2 tickets to see Curtis Saldago! Thanks to social media (Twitter and Facebook), we spotted a lot of people having a good time at Riverfront Park. Randy shared the following about the food and drink options: "Just back from the show. Thanks again for the tickets. The bands wer

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Congratulations and happy birthday to Straight from New York Pizza! Slice after tasty slice, Salem's own continues to satisfy the pizza cravings of it's customers every day. And now lucky PDX will have two SNFY shops: "SFNY pizza is celebrating its 28th anniversary by opening a new shop in NW Portland. 2241 W.burnsid

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Have you heard? The people who have been doing a great job of organizing Salem Hoopla every summer have taken over the Bite and Brew. I see many excellent surprises in their information below. Go check them out! And if you do? Please send your photos and I'll add them to this post. eatsalem@gmail.com Local Bites: Wooden Ni

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Rafn's Local Foods is now open for business! Grand Opening is tomorrow, June 29. You'll find them on Court St in the old Quizno's location. Here's a message from the Rafn's: "This is our first big public event and we hope you can join us. We'll have tasty samples from some of our favorite local farmers, including McK

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This is a copy and paste from the restaurant Gamberetti's is turning 3 ( yiks can hardly believe it) Tuesday June 18 we will be giving free dessert tarts with every entrée purchase to say thanks and happy birthday. From 5 to 6 we will host an antipasta hour on us. Come into the bar and have some wonderful bites with great

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Penned by Dave, EatSalem's newest writer. If he is not in his backyard in relentless pursuit of the perfect brisket, pulled pork or tri tip, he can likely to be found at a Junior Hockey game somewhere in the Pac NW. Follow him on Twitter @oldscud I’ve heard it said that Salem is a taco town. Having spent the first forty

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Have you been to Alcyone Cafe in the Pringle Park Plaza? If not, is it because of their limited hours? Then you'll be glad to know that owner Karo has made the decision to extend Alcyone's hours-- Mon - Tue: open until 6:30 pm; Wed - Thu: 8:00 pm; Fri:  9:00 pm. They'll be serving happy hour on Monday and Tuesday, dinner o

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On Monday, May 8th, Amadeus opens in their new location downtown at 135 Liberty St. NE, in the building previously occupied by Coffee House Cafe. Previously located in the First Pacific Corp building on Skyline, this move downtown will make them more visible.  When I noticed they were advertising for a Mother's Day Brunch

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Please welcome Dave, EatSalem's newest writer.  If he is not in his backyard in relentless pursuit of the perfect brisket, pulled pork or tri tip, he can likely to be found at a Junior Hockey game somewhere in the Pac NW. Follow him on Twitter @oldscud Lately I seem to have an insatiable desire for Indian food. Which is s

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Here's a copy and paste from the Broken Bread Facebook  New Hours Effective April 9, 2013 we will be open for dinner Tuesday – Friday 5-9 and all day dining on Saturday, 2-9. We will no longer be open for lunch Tuesday – Friday. This is a difficult decision and one that we haven’t taken lightly as it has a big i

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Special Events & Openings: Cherry City Music Festival Schedule -- April 4, 5, 6 Broken Bread will no longer be serving M-F lunch, click here for their note Alcyone Cafe will soon offer dinner hours. Click for teaser Ian Johnson (past owner of Church St. Pizza, The Sandwich Shop & Iggy's Catering) has purchased Of

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Having been to the Philippines 3 or 4 times, I was excited to hear about a new Filipino restaurant in Keizer Station, called Adobo Republic! I was hoping they had real, authentic Filipino food, and they did not disappoint! As their menu says, they really do have home cooked filipino cuisine at its best! The outside is b

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If you were a fan of Dr. Munchies Pizza (remember the throne and tables?), or you're a current fan of Padington's and Pietro's (the Pietro's I remember from 20+ years ago), then you'll love Donatello's Pizza. When we walked in the door, I thought I'd been transported back twenty years when Pietro's leased that space. The

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I hadn't been to Great Harvest in years (ever since I discovered Cascade Baking Co.'s breads), and when I did I always visited the store on south Commercial. So it was a revelation to learn that their downtown store serves sandwiches and soup. These are the things you learn when a coworker shares their love via a gift card.

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Special Events: Orupa Left Coast Cellars wine maker dinner on Feb 6th, 4 Courses, $55 per person Casey's Hotdogs is retiring and up for sale. West Coast Pizza is coming to Keizer and Monmouth It is official! Amadeus signed the lease for the old Coffee House Cafe Monday! Beginning of May 2013, they will be downtown!

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It's time again for the First Taste of Oregon! The event formerly known as the Oregon Wine, Food, and Brew Fest is being held at the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center (aka the fairgounds). Doors open Saturday 26th January at noon, and the event concludes at 10:00pm tonight. Featuring cooking demonstrations on the

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The little Thai house on River Road in Keizer has a new owner and a new look. I must say it's been in need of a little love and care. It is now called Sweet Home Thai Cuisine and has a fresh new sign out front. I was eager to see what had changed inside as well. The inside looks much the same although it's been spruced up

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Thanks to @Oregonwmn, a Salemite Twitter user, I realized that other Salemites may be looking for places to watch the BCS game this evening. Here's what we have so far (leave a comment to add your location): Half Penny Bar and Grill Northern Lights Theater Pub La Capitale's bar Gilgamesh Brewing

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Our stomachs were growling, as we neared Monmouth. With a half day of traveling and packing up under our belts, all four of us were ready for a break. Seemed like the perfect time to park the truck on West Main  in Monmouth and give Yeasty Beasty Pizza a try. Like many of you, our tribe already has a few local favorite pi

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