Creekside brings out the barbecue

May 2009 Posted in Food & Drink

Already known for interesting foods and Silver Creek gleaming outside its windows, Creekside Grill in Silverton will introduce its newest innovation during The Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 9. That’s the day Creekside owner Manny Rodriques will open a barbecue grill on the patio at the west end of the building.

Offering grilled foods along with live jazz on the private patio adjacent to the covered footbridge over Silver Creek is sure to provide excitement to Creekside that evening. “It will also be open the next day for Mother’s Day on May 10,” Rodriques said, “as well as for private parties all summer. Umbrella tables and a bar will add to the atmosphere.”

Access to the patio is at one place only – through the doorway in the Bobbie mural wall on South Water Street, then down the stairway, he said.

Creekside Grill is serving lunch again, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. “Delicious lunch items are produced in 10 minutes. That’s our goal, so that people can make it back to work in time. We’re easy to get to and we have outdoor seating, which a lot of people like.”
Four new menu items stand out.

• Philly cheese steak ($9.95), roast beef with grilled onions and bell peppers topped with a white cheddar cheese sauce, all on a large-sized roll.

• Grilled cheese trio and tomato ($7.25), cheddar, Swiss and gouda cheeses grilled with tomato slices on a choice of multi-grain, white, sourdough or rye bread.

• Grilled turkey, avocado and Swiss ($9), with tomato and optional bacon, served on sourdough bread.

In addition, the newly added Creekside Platter ($11.95) . Designed for two, the platter includes butterfly shrimp, deep-fried mozzarella cheese sticks and fresh mushrooms, Parmesan garlic bread as well as pita, celery sticks, French fries and three dips (ranch, marinara and hummus). “We planned it for the lounge, but people are eating it for lunch,” said Rodriques.

Creekside offers fish tacos, halibut fish and chips, wraps, and, Rodriques said, “what I call the $7 lunch – any two of three choices between half a deli sandwich, a cup of soup or a dinner salad.”

A lunch special or two is always available, too. Salad-lovers may opt for the Silver Creek salad – leafy greens, pears, candied walnuts, golden raisins and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. A daily soup or house tomato Gorgonzola suffices for light eaters.

Appealing to the hearty eaters, a Kobe beef burger ($12) filled with specially raised Japanese beef is unusual. “It’s something everyone should try at least once,” said Rodriques. “It has a distinctive taste.” Vegetarians can choose a Boca Burger, and many other burger choices are listed.

Lunch prices start at $6.There’s a children’s menu, too, of $5 items kids like.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Creekside Grill is located in the Hartman Building at 242 S. Water St., Silverton. Phone 503-873-9700.

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