Wild Pear for Happy Hour

Hard to believe it was 4 months ago that I was enjoying a friend filled lunch (outside!) at Pete's Place, just two doors down State St. from Wild Pear.  I recall one member of our group gazing longingly down the sidewalk.  Probably wondering why she ever agreed to venture out of her comfort zone.  It's a risk when you put me (Variety is good!) in control of the venue.  I believe that it encourages us to take notice of our surroundings and appreciate the details. 

As soon as I grasped the door handle at Wild Pear I felt their desire to use the historic qualities of this old building to their advantage.  Sadly, Wild Pear only serves dinner twice a month, on First Wednesday and for their Sunday Supper Club (reservation only), BUT they do have a happy hour, Monday-Saturday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

I arrived at 3:30 PM and asked for a table for 4.  Jennie and Rebekah walked in the door minutes after me.  We browsed the happy hour menu that is displayed on the table--cocktails on one side and food on the other.  We ordered a Classic Martini, a Peartini, a Cosmopolitan  and a Chipotle Raspberry Margarita.  Once our drinks were brought out we ordered food;  wild rice chicken soup, acorn squash curry soup, sweet potato truffle fries, bread & pear plate (?) and a hummus plate.  Perfect fare for the shortest day of the year!  

Wild Pear's happy hour menu offered up a nice variety of freshly prepared food to choose from, their sparkling clean, beautiful decor provided a welcoming atmosphere and our smiling, winking waiter treated us to excellent service.

372 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
503 378-7515
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5:30 pm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wild Pear is simply the BEST PLACE IN TOWN! Their inexpensive prices, friendly and professional staff, and outstanding food, make this place unbeatable!