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Salem Eats: Ibendoo Ramen: A Culinary Journey in Salem

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jul. 17th, 2024

When talking about the culinary scene of Salem, rich would be a good way to define it, and, at the heart of this vibrant community, lies Ibendoo Ramen. This beloved ramen restaurant, owned and operated by Rocky and his dedicated team, has carved out a unique niche in Salem's gastronomic landscape. Rocky's journey into the restaurant business began in an u

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Salem Eats: El Toro Brings Authentic Mexican Flavors to Salem

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jun. 25th, 2024

SALEM, Ore. - At El Toro, the culinary journey into the depths of authentic Mexican cuisine captivates those who seek genuine flavors and traditional cooking methods. Israel Díaz, owner of El Toro, along with his dedicated team, has managed to transform a modest space into a haven for lovers of genuine homemade Mexican cooking.

"We are inspired by the …

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Salem Eats: La Margarita’s Enduring Charm in Salem

Written by Wyatt Jones on May. 22nd, 2024

Salem, OR - La Margarita Company Restaurant, a family-owned establishment, has been an enduring staple of the local dining scene since its inception in 1948. Owned and operated by Javier and Xochitl Muñoz, the restaurant has won over local customers for decades with its unique, flavorful dishes, particularly their signature Enchilada Suiza.

The story of …

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White’s Restaurant: A Beacon of Comfort Food in Salem’s Culinary Landscape

Written by Wyatt Jones on Apr. 7th, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Salem, White's Restaurant has emerged as a cornerstone of culinary tradition, offering a haven of comfort food to the community for 88 years. This enduring legacy is the work of Mike and Nicole White, whose foray into the restaurant industry is a blend of passion and destiny.

Mike White, leveraging his five-year tenure in fine dini…

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Salem Eats: Unwrapping the Flavor Revolution at Azul’s Taco House

Written by Wyatt Jones on Mar. 15th, 2024

Azul's Taco House, situated at 231 Court St. NE #150 in Salem, Oregon, has quickly become a staple in the local food scene, offering a unique blend of traditional flavors and modern culinary techniques. Founders Tino Land and Jay Razo, who transitioned from working in a grocery store's produce section to pioneering their own restaurant, have infused their

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Salem Eats: Mina’s Culinary Journey from Laos to Salem

Written by Richelle Gamboa on Feb. 8th, 2024

Located at 3995 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302, Mina’s Cafe stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of a woman who has woven her life’s tapestry with threads of culinary passion, resilience, and the desire to share her gift with the community. Mina, the heart and soul behind this beloved local eatery, has journeyed from the war-torn landscapes

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Salem Eats: Geppetto’s Italian Restaurant’s Tale of Resilience and Tradition

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jan. 9th, 2024

Nestled on Lancaster Dr. NE in Salem, Geppetto's Italian Restaurant embodies a story of resilience, tradition, and community connection. Owners Julie and Roger Hoy share their remarkable journey in this feature, offering insights into the challenges and triumphs of local business ownership in Salem.

Geppetto's: A Dream Realized

The Hoys' path to restau…

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Salem Eats: The Sweet Journey of Sewell Sweets

Written by Wyatt Jones on Dec. 11th, 2023

SALEM, Ore. - In the heart of Salem, a unique cake shop, Sewell Sweets, stands out as a symbol of culinary passion and innovation. Cat and Chad Sewell, the husband-and-wife team behind this venture, have turned a lifelong ambition into a thriving reality.

Sewell Sweets, which transitioned from a private licensed kitchen to a vibrant storefront in Novemb…

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Salem Eats: The Creative Twist of Salem’s Pasta Boss

Written by Wyatt Jones on Nov. 8th, 2023

Pasta Boss is redefining Italian cuisine in Salem by empowering diners to take control of their culinary destiny. The brainchild of food aficionados Jared and Kevin, Pasta Boss reinvents the traditional dining experience with its 'Be the Boss of Your Pasta' concept. Nestled on Broadway Street, this fresh face in the local food landscape introduces a dash

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Salem Eats Spotlight: Dawn Meets BBQ at Miller’s Cafe

Written by Richelle Gamboa on Oct. 16th, 2023

Tucked away on 25th Ave NE in Salem, the aroma of smoked meats wafts from Miller's BBQ & Cafe, drawing in locals and travelers alike. Behind the savory allure is a story of resilience, community spirit, and a commitment to crafting an unparalleled culinary experience.

Matthew Miller, the heart and hands behind Miller's BBQ, recounted his unexpected en…

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