Bite Saturday

Did you get enough to eat at the Bite yesterday? Today's forecast is for 85 degrees in Salem. I'd say that's about perfect for hanging out at Riverfront Park and enjoying some local food and brew. Thanks to everyone who came up to the booth yesterday and talked food. It's always great to hear local knowledge on Salem restaurants. One guy I spoke with had just moved to Salem three days ago and was wondering where to eat in town. I think Eat Salem will be a handy guide for him to figure out the local hot spots. The new Venti's on SE Commercial seems to be the hot topic among most folks. People are wondering what that is going to be like, so am I. The biggest crowd last night was around 7-8pm. Most of the tables in the venue were full. Vendors were moving people through the lines quickly. I hung out a bit by Willamette Burger Co. and watched their operation. That's something to see. One freshly ground beef patty after another sizzled on their grill as orders came in consistently throughout the day. Our booth is right next to Coldstone Creamery. Did you that the two stores in Salem are locally owned by a young family in Salem? The owners who are out there scooping ice cream told me that they are buying locally grown ingredients from Willamette Valley Fruit. Our booth will be manned or womanned throughout the day with local restaurant experts. Stop by and say hello. Oh yeah, Spin Doctors tonight at 9. It's only $3 to get in. Parking is not to bad along the nearby streets. See you there.

5 comments:

KandN said...

I talked to a couple of recent transplants in the afternoon, too. I'm glad they are eager to learn what Salem has to offer.

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the Bite and Brew 2011, mostly for the "eating experiences". BUT, nowhere on this Website or any Event Schedule does it tell me the List of Food Booths Available at this event, OR their Hours of Operation, (For Food Booths). I am not interested at all in the Rides, or the Music Much, but am hoping this event is similar to the Eugene Celebration in terms of Culinary Experiences. It's called "Bite" for goodness sake, but where is the information about the Food Available? It's today Saturday, 5 pm, and we would come down if we knew what the "Food Story" was. Help please?
Thanks. Salem Residents

KandN said...

It may be too late for you, but here's what I remember: Willamette Burger Co., Adam's Ribs, My Big Greek Souvlaki, Casey's Hotdogs, Waffles (from Reed Opera House), Iggy's Catering, Mt. Angel Sausage, Wooden Nickel, Hoffman's Dairy (Marionberry shortcake), Coldstone (freshmade waffle cones), Fast Panda, Beaver Tail (?),
While there is a lot of delicious local food to be found, I don't think it's comparable to Eugene's event.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: Go check it out for yourself.

Anonymous said...

There were some good higher end fair food stands. Adams rib pulled pork and WBC burgers were good.

Not really a "foodie" event but lots of good quality fair food and much better than several years ago.

Good beer garden. Good music on Friday and sat. Not a big fan of the white blues on Sunday but I'm not a fan of that genre in general. Very skilled musicians ruled the entire weekend.