Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Live MUSIC!!

We had such a great time earlier this month when we got to celebrate our Grand Opening and 1st Wednesday with Ty Curtis and his harmonica-playing friend Hank that we've decided to do it again!

While we have Go Downtown to thank for our live music on the plaza for First Wednesday (June 3rd), we decided to bring Ty & Hank back for another round of rollicking good times on Wednesday, June 10th.

As for the 3rd - Hold on to your hats folks... We are going to have an amazing trio of musicians on our little plaza: Nathan Olson, Gary Burford, and John Pounds. Nathan is a local keyboard player and John is a bass player and has played with artists such as Elton John and just back from playing with Tom Jones . Gary is a long time Salem favorite and has played with Screaming Jay Hawkins, Etta James, Stevie Ray Vaughn. According to Suzi Bicknell of Go Downtown we can expect everything from Jazz to Blues to some really great Funk! Sounds like a good way to kick off the month to me!

June specials are shaping up nicely - anyone that has been paying attention knows we love to feature locally grown produce and next month will be no exception... (think STRAWBERRIES).

Friday, May 1, 2009

THE SUN!!! It's back!!!

I know it's only here for a few hours, and then the showers are predicted to return - so I'm gonne enjoy as much of the sun as I can. Did you know we have some tables outside? We are offering a first come, first seated approach with these tables... meaning, if you want to sit outside, come in & order at the counter, pay & get your drink - THEN you can snag a table. Since we are only permitting people to sit that have an order IN PROCESS this will hopefully eliminate squatting. Until we know it's busy enough, the outside tables are "limited table service" which means we'll run your food out, but after that, depending on how busy we are inside, you may need to come in and get help from the counter for anything you might need. Thanks for your understanding!

OH, and did I mention the new specials yet? Mmmm MMM. Be sure to check everything out - the Ravioli are always a favorite, and the vegetarian dish has toasted almonds and a spicy kick for a new flavor combo that we really liked.

Any Moms out there? Are you tired of the same old Mother's Day brunch? You know, carved ham, belgian waffles, maybe an omelette station if you're lucky? I'm not knocking the brunch mind you - there are some really great ones out there... but if you long for something different (or hey, maybe you went to brunch, and you manage to get out of cooking for dinner too!) we have 2 seatings available for our special "Mother's Day - Family Style Dinner" at our Broadway location. We will have 2 seatings, 4:30 and 7 pm, and they are limited to the space we have - about 30 per seating. Price is $20.95 for adults, $12.95 for Children (4-10). Dinner will feature antipasto, salad, a few pasta selections as well as roasted chicken and bracciola... Call 503.399.9992 or email janet@willamettenoodle.com for reservations. Due to the limited availability, please be prepared to provide a credit card to hold your reservations.

And the BIGGEST news right now is it's time (finally!) to have our Grand Opening and Chamber Ribbon Cutting!! Next Wednesday, May 6th, at 4:00 pm we'll be welcoming all our friends from the Chamber and the community to come in and celebrate. And, right after those festivities, we are SOOOO lucky to have Ty Curtis and his band performing right outside our doors on the Equitable Center Plaza at 5:00 pm! We couldn't have gotten any luckier. (See? I was SMART to wait this long to have our Grand Opening!) So come down early - we'll be sampling some tasty treats during the open house, and then our outdoor dining will fill up fast I'm sure, as we'll have some daily specials to entice you get a bottle of wine and hang out for a bit. Hope to see you then!