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The Bakery

Jodi Bee Bakes is an online, ecotarian, vegetarian bakery that specializes in all-natural baked goods. Our bakery uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients to create a variety of hand-crafted pastries featuring both vegan and gluten-free selections. By consistently producing baked goods made with distinction and purpose, Jodi Bee Bakes aims to achieve a first-class reputation as a premier, local, artisan bakery whose conscious-based business model inspires respect from our community. While Jodi Bee Bakes is currently an online and local business, with baked goods available for pick up or delivery, Jodi's goal is to open a storefront on the North Shore. Your support and patronage now helps get her closer to her goal of opening an inclusive bakery where all people, especially those with dietary restrictions and dietary preferences can enjoy dining together. Thank you!

The Baker

Jodi founded Jodi Bee Bakes in the Spring of 2013 but the ideas, recipes and passion that make her business unique, date much further back. Like many, most of Jodi's fondest and earliest memories were in the kitchen watching her mother or grandmother cooking or seated around the dinner table with her family. She learned very early on that feeding others was an expression of love and creativity that resonated with her and cooking became a fundamental part of who she is.

Meanwhile, as she explored the art of cooking and various cuisines, Jodi also became interested in the environment and how humans played a significant role in the planet's ecology. Inevitably, her passion for food and for environmental awareness intersected and the way that she prepared her food slowly evolved. She embraced whole foods. She began purchasing more organic ingredients. She became mindful of seasonal food and learned that using local and seasonal ingredients delivered superior results. She planted a garden. She began frequenting farmers markets. She adopted a vegetarian lifestyle.

With each of these changes, Jodi became more inspired in the kitchen until she finally made the leap into launching her own business. Armed only with her enthusiasm and a Kitchen Aid, Jodi dove into action, quickly learning that starting a business is difficult, starting a food based business was a whole new level of difficult.

But eventually, Jodi achieved her goal of opening Jodi Bee Bakes, a bakery with a purpose.

Visit Jodi Bee online


 

Jodi Bee Bakery

7 Church Street ~ Salem, MA

Hours:

Monday & Tuesday  

Closed

Wednesday & Thursday

7 AM  - 3 PM

Friday  

7 AM - 5 PM

Saturday & Sunday

8 AM - 5 PM

2015 Salem Chamber Ferry Cruise networking Event

Salem Chamber hosted it's annual After Hours event with the Salem Ferry on Wednesday May 20th from 5-7pm.

Join us the day before the Salem Ferry officially opens for the season for a night of networking and fun. Complimentary beer, wine and food from a number of Salem’s top restaurants will be available for attendees. This event is sponsored by Eastern Bank

Food and libations provided by 
Longboards, Opus, Amazing Pizza, Naumkeag Ordinary, Village Tavern, 62 Restaurant, Victoria Station and Vic's Boathouse, Ugly Mug Diner, Rumson's Rum, Far From The Tree Cider

Boston Harbor Cruises docks at the Salem Ferry

Annual Salem Chamber Breakfast 2014 - Photos by Social Palates

Salem Restaurant Week 2014 - Release and Information via Salem Chamber

Via Salem Chamber of Commerce

Great Meals Begin Here – Fall Restaurant Week has Arrived!

Photos via Kali Platt @Opus

Photos via Kali Platt @Opus

SALEM, MA, November 3rd , 2014 – The Salem Chamber of Commerce is set to celebrate the flourishing culinary scene in Salem with Salem’s Fall Restaurant Week.  Fall Restaurant Week in particular allows customers to celebrate the success of October and enjoy a more tranquil time in Salem before the holiday season begins.  “During Restaurant Week we aim to create an opportunity for North Shore residents to reconnect with Salem’s restaurants after the bustling of Haunted Happenings,” suggests Rinus Oosthoek, Executive Director, Salem Chamber of Commerce.  “Subsequently, welcome back residents, indulge at your favorite place to dine or enjoy a new one!”  Restaurant Week features over 20 of Salem’s best restaurants and draws guests from all over the North Shore.

Now in its 8th year, the ten day event will begin on Sunday, November 9th and run through Thursday, November 13th. The event will start again on Sunday, November 16th and finish on Thursday, November 20th. Participating Salem restaurants will offer either a prix-fixe two-course dinner menu for $18 or a prix-fixe three-course dinner menu for $28. Some restaurants will offer both course options. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax, and gratuity.

Photo via Social Palates Photography @Ugly Mug Diner

Photo via Social Palates Photography @Ugly Mug Diner

 This year’s participating restaurants include 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, A&B Salem, Adriatic Restaurant & Bar, Bella Verona, Bertucci’s Swampscott, Black Lobster, Cilantro, Finz Seafood Restaurant & Grill, Firenze Trattoria, Flying Saucer Pizza Company, Grapevine Restaurant, Koto Grill & Sushi, Lobster Shanty, Naumkeag Ordinary, Opus, Tavern in the Square, Thai Place, Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall, Ugly Mug Diner, Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse, and Village Tavern. For more information and to view individual restaurant menus visit www.salem-chamber.org. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

****We are so happy to see so many of our partners on this list.. Creative Salem partners are linked above****

The mission of the Salem Chamber of Commerce is to make Salem a better place to live, work, and do business. The Salem Chamber serves as the voice for member businesses, representing, advocating and working to enhance the business and civic environment.  With 600 members, we are the largest business organization in Salem.

Visit the Salem Chamber for constant updates and menu information 

Information provided by Salem Chamber 

You can also find Salem Restaurant Week on Facebook

Photo via Mintz Photo @A&B Burger Salem

Photo via Mintz Photo @A&B Burger Salem

Participating Restaurants
Please note the list of participating restaurants below is not final, is subject to change, and menus will be posted shortly. 

62 Restaurant and Wine Bar - View Menu Here! 
62 Wharf Street, Salem, MA - (978) 744-0062 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 
Click here to make reservations on Open Table
Please note that 62 Restaurant will be open on both Mondays of Restaurant Week. 

62 Restaurant and Wine Bar is a Modern Italian trattoria serving contemporary versions of regional Italian classics in downtown Salem. Chef Antonio Bettencourt and his team are dedicated to using the best locally-sourced, all natural ingredients in season and at the peak of flavor. The cooking at Sixty2 on Wharf shows true soul and a commitment to the true "craft" of cooking. Our all-Italian wine list is chosen especially to match our distinctive cuisine and highlights premier and hard to find Italian winemakers. 

A&B Salem - View Menu HereFor A&B Salem's full menu click here!
50 St. Peter Street, Salem, MA - (978) 594-8607
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28

A&B Salem Burgers + Beer is a burger joint at heart, but it's a burger joint that will bring you high-quality foods and amazing hospitality in a clean family-friendly environment. We plan to keep things simple; we serve the best burgers around, we serve ice cream and milkshakes, we serve beer wine and cocktails...Keep it simple. We want to bring the modern burger joint to Salem and we will separate ourselves by hiring for character first, then empowering our staff, as we want our staff to succeed along with the restaurant. We want to be a partner with the community by being an active member of Salem and other communities we grow along with.

Adriatic Restaurant and Bar 
155 Washington Street, Salem, MA - (978) 594-1832 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Adriatic is a casual dining restaurant featuring the cuisine of the regions surrounding the Adriatic sea. Fresh fish and seasonal vegetables, together with a wood burning pizza, create the main menu. In addition to that, a nice cocktail list, a great wine program, and a professional staff, help the guests to enjoy a lunch or dinner with their family and friends. 


Bella Verona 
107 Essex Street, Salem, MA - (978) 825-9911 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Chef-owner Giorgio Manzana hails from Lake Garda Italy in the Provence of Verona. He has a hotel-restaurant background that goes back 35 years. We enjoy catering to our clients, creating new dishes and continue the simple good and authentic home-style cooking of his region as well as other parts of Italy. As an Italian restaurant in the heart of Salem we bring you back to Verona and the home of Romeo and Juliet to lose yourselves in the atmosphere and excellent food. In keeping to our traditional roots we offer creative options with homemade pastas, and great daily specials. 


Bertucci’s 
450 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA - (781) 581-6588
Offering both a Two-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 and a Three-Course, Menu for $28

At the center of every Bertucci’s lives our brick oven. For over 30 years, since our first kitchen opened in the Davis Square neighborhood of Somerville, MA in 1981, we’ve been perfecting the art of brick oven cooking. From the beginning, we’ve built a tradition of creating unique pizzas and pasta combinations. These recipes all share some very important things in common. They use only the freshest ingredients, and we take the time to make each by hand. Like the original Bertucci’s, every kitchen is also open, making our brick oven part of the restaurant experience. We believe that watching your food being prepared is an integral part to enjoying it. With a strong and dedicated commitment to hospitality, we welcome you as our guest, and we promise to always treat you as part of the Bertucci’s family.

Black Lobster
2 Bridge Street, Salem, MA – (978) 744-1863
Offering both a Two-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 and a Three-Course, Menu for $28

Stromberg’s was the original name of the restaurant which originated in 1929 as a takeout window on the mouth of the Salem Beverly Bridge. It became a quick success with the constant traffic getting stuck on the bridge that had to open for any boating traffic. With the rise of their success, the Stromberg’s opened two new locations at the Salem Willows and Dane street beach in Beverly. The original structure on Bridge Street was expanded to a full service restaurant that gave a new approach of dining in instead of merely takeout. After forty years of running a successful seafood restaurant & takeout chain, The Stromberg’s sold their bridge street business as well as the rights to the family name “Stromberg” to the current owner’s the Kastrinakis family. Although the Kastrinakis family stuck to the same concept of fresh, affordable seafood, they had innovative ideas. With these ideas they turned the back yard into the patio that holds many events and entertainment to this day. The deck was expanded for diners not to just be able to sit on benches to enjoy the view, but to be able to fully dine at a table Oceanside. 

Cilantro 
282 Derby Street #1, Salem, MA - (978)745-9436
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Finz Seafood & Grill 
76 Wharf Street, Salem, MA - (978) 744-0000 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Finz Seafood & Grill has long had a reputation in Salem and around New England for fresh, innovative seafood and grill fare, not to mention delicious specialty drinks. With indoor and outdoor waterfront dining, Finz is a great place to relax and enjoy outstanding food and drinks. Zagat’s rated Finz Seafood & Grill one of the Top 10 Waterfront restaurants in New England “ August 2011” 

Firenze Trattoria 
2 Lynde Street, Salem, MA - (978) 594-1188 
Offering both a Two-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 and a Three-Course, Menu for $28 

Firenze Trattoria is chef Zamir Kociaj's way of sharing his passion for the authentic tastes of Firenze with the historic town of Salem. Merging years of experience with a neighborhood vibe, Firenze Trattoria is the perfect place to celebrate the simple moments shared with loved ones and friends.

Flying Saucer Pizza Company 
118 Washington Street, Salem, MA - (978) 594-8189 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 for two people *special pricing*

The Flying Saucer Pizza Company offers gourmet pizzas and craft beers in a funky cool urban setting in downtown Salem MA. We offer our take on New York style pizza as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free pies. We make our food from scratch and use local ingredients whenever possible. Check out our menu and feel free to order online! 

The Grapevine Restaurant
26 Congress Street, Salem, MA - (978) 745-9335 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Readers in Zagat Boston's restaurant survey write that the Grapevine Restaurant is hands down 'one of the best on the North Shore' ....that this Salem 'gem' compares favorably 'with some of the best restaurants in Boston.' 

Koto Grill & Sushi Lounge
90 Washington Street , Salem, MA – (978) 594-8681

Koto Grill & Sushi is a new breath of fresh air in local Asian cuisine scene. Koto recently opened in September and offers traditional Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi, hibachi and much more!

Photo via Social Palates @The Lobster Shanty

Photo via Social Palates @The Lobster Shanty

Lobster Shanty 
25 Front Street, Salem, MA - (978) 745-5449
Offering both a Two-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 and a Three-Course, Menu for $28 

We are a local dive bar that secretly has class.  Great food, great service all served in a very casual atmosphere with absolutely no pretense. We're a little place with a big heart. The Shanty has been serving the Good People of Salem for 30 years and is a local institution. Alas! We are too tiny to take reservations. First come, first served.

Naumkeag Ordinary
118 Washington Street, Salem, MA - (978) 744-4968 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Naumkeag Ordinary creates a warm, welcoming environment to enjoy craft beers, inventive cocktails, and comfort food with a creative culinary twist. Naumkeag features a bar made from reclaimed wood, an ever-changing selection of craft beers, and eclectic selection of specialty cocktails. The kitchen at Naumkeag ordinary prides itself on making every dish from scratch using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. The Naumkeag Ordinary is a perfect place to enjoy a snack and drink at the bar, or to sit and enjoy a leisurely dinner. There is something for everyone on their frequently changing menu. 

Opus 
87 Washington Street, Salem, MA - (978) 744-9600 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

With what can only be described as a maverick kitchen, Opus’ cuisine boasts unexpected flavor combinations that simply taste amazing. The restaurant’s dynamic sushi team draws on both east and western influences to create sushi rolls that are truly unique. The upstairs dining room is centered around an oversized, glowing glass bar where guests can meet for a drink or even enjoy a three-course meal. Downstairs, in Opus Underground, guests can enjoy nightly entertainment in a Moroccan-inspired space filled with cozy seating and thought-out details. Listening to what the community wanted, Opus has evolved since its summer 2013 opening to be a go-to destination for live music, dinner, cocktails and brunch seven days a week 

Tavern In The Square
89 Washington Street Salem, MA - 978-740-2337 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Tavern in the Square is a neighborhood restaurant & bar focusing on great food & beverage, sports, entertainment, atmosphere and outstanding service. We offer many different features appealing to a variety of individuals. We serve a full lunch, dinner and late night menu seven days a week. In addition, we have an a la carte breakfast menu on Saturdays and an amazing “All You Can Eat” brunch buffet on Sundays. The menu is traditional American fare featuring standby classics such as nachos, burgers and fish n’ chips as well as more innovative dishes such as risotto fritters, pistachio encrusted tuna salad, walnut encrusted salmon, and steak frites. We offer an extensive beer selection, showcasing great brews from the United States and the around the world, as well as a creative cocktail and wine menu. 
 

Thai Place 
Museum Place Mall, Salem, MA - (978) 741-8008 
Offering both a Two-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 and a Three-Course, Menu for $28 

Thai Place Restaurant has been open since 1990. Being the first Thai Restaurant in the North Shore area of Massachusetts, we are proud to be one of the first establishments to present the unique taste, culture and sincerity of Thailand. Our dedication to prepare the finest Thai food comes with experience, care for our customers and careful selection of the freshest ingredients.


Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall 
43 Church Street, Salem, MA - (978) 745-7665 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall Salem is an authentic New England fish house in a beautifully restored historical location with a turn of the century oyster bar, classic full bar, fireplaces and more! From the docks to your plate, experience the most trusted name in New England seafood. 

Ugly Mug Diner
122 Washington Street, Salem, MA - (978) 745-6844
Offering both a Two-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 and a Three-Course, Menu for $28 

We are a twisted American diner in the heart of Salem, MA. We are a foodie haven, not a greasy spoon. We’ve got bacon, beer & espresso. There is a soda jerk, hand cut fries, and biscuits with red eye gravy. Grab a stool, sip a cuppa, and chat with your neighbor cuz we ain’t got no tv. 

Victoria Station
86 Wharf Street, Salem, MA - (978) 745-3400 
Offering a Three-Course, Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu for $28 

Overlooking Salem harbor we have established ourselves as a destination for friends and family for decades and have committed to grow providing lasting memories for generations to come. Offering a wide variety of fine American cuisine from succulent steaks to the freshest seafood and one of the last remaining “All you can eat” salad bars there is something for every member of the culinary community. 

Village Tavern 
168 Essex Street, Salem, MA - (978) 744-2858 
Offering a Three-Course, Prixe-Fixe Dinner Menu for $18 *special pricing*

“The Village”, Salem’s American Tavern, was opened way back in ‘12 by the Ingemi Clan -two brothers, Alex & Andrew, their dad, Arthur “Old Pop” Ingemi and his loving wife, “Mama Rosa”. With the love of satisfying olde time traditional foods, music, and beer (Courvoisier for Old Pop), they devised a place that would bring together people from all over to meet, drink, eat and enjoy themselves in a relaxed and fun establishment. Whether you’re here for some great BBQ ribs, scratch-made country cookin’, our famous burgers, live music, craft beer, partying in our private function room, or just strolling the streets of Olde Salem and need a rest – you are always welcome here at the Village. Cheers friend!