Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My favorite restaurant and a new yoga class!

My very favorite place for lunch in Salem is Venti's Cafe, owned by Dino and Leslie Venti who are two of my very favorite people in Salem. I am working my way through the menu and have several favorites. Today I had the Veggie Deluxe (brown rice, tons of veggies, pineapple, black beans etc).
Another fav is their cajun rockfish tacos. and steak flatbread. and morrocan chicken. and pumpkin curry. and and OK, here's the menu that's eaiser since I have yet to eat anything there that isn't one my favorite list! PS and sweet potato fries. They have 2 locations, one in downtown at 325 Court St NE and the new taphouse in South Salem at 2840 Commercial St SE
Check out this article written by Leslie. 

Another favorite Salemite is Evelyn Dacker. I met Evelyn about ten years ago in Dan MeLeod's yoga class. She's an MD with the motto "Western Medicine with an Open Mind"  She owns Vida Family Medicine in South Salem. We have just started a new yoga class at the Vida Education Center (next door to the clininc) 1105 Liberty St. Class is Tuesday eveings at 6:30 and Saturdays at noon. Leslie Venti teaches a super fun Dynamic Flow class, mine is a bit mellower. These are All Levels classes, begginers are welcome! Please bring your own yoga props, class cost is by donation.

5/15/2012 Update: Debbie and Leslie are teaching OUTSIDE at Minto Island Growers Farm Stand and the Vida yoga classes are on hiatus for now. Check Vida's website for their current class offerings.