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Here's their web page.
Our plan is to have a booth staffed with eatsalem.com contributors who will be available to provide advice to event goers about where to eat in Salem. We'll also have T-shirts and prizes to be raffled off. This is still in the early stages of the plan so please comment with any suggestions.
In the past, this site has been less then flattering to The Bite. Mostly because the choice of restaurants has been limited and included chains such as Pizza Hut. The disappointment with past events does not mean we want this thing to fail. The restaurant scene in Salem is quickly getting better with new choices opening all the time. Salem has some momentum and I think the Bite and Brew is the perfect opportunity to highlight the improvements. Maybe, this is a time where the negative perception of Salem dining turns around and we start hearing positive feedback from our visitors.
The big change this year to add the "Brew" part will surely be an improvement. Gilgamesh Brewing from Turner will be serving their award winning beer at the event. As far as local food goes, I hear Jonathan's and Willamette Burger Co. will be there. I'm looking forward to it and getting a chance to meet with foodie folks who read the site and introducing it to newcomers. Stay tuned to this site for more details.