This week marks our 14 year anniversary. Holy smokes. That’s a lot of chicken teriyaki and rice. It all started January 1, 1996 at the Reed Opera House. Dino and his brother Mike opened up Venti’s Bento in an old ice cream cafe, serving skewered chicken over rice — then came veggies, then came beef. It has blossomed into Venti’s, a full-service gastropub in the heart of downtown Salem, OR.
The brothers rocked it together until Dino bought Mike’s share in 2001. Venti’s had already outgrown the Reed, especially after adding beer taps to the cozy confines of the 800 sq ft shop.
After a long, arduous search, we skipped across the street in July of 2008 into our wonderful new location, expanding the menu and beer selection (as well as adding a full basement bar), Venti’s has become the place to be in Salem.
Thanks for your continued support. We couldn’t have done this without you. Literally: Our customers and staff helped move us in 2008!
We would like to invite you to share your favorite Venti’s story with us as a comment on the blog. We’ll gift one of you with a $20 gift certificate, which we’ll select on January 27th.