Just Checking In… New Menus, Live Music, Delivery Scams
Just Checking In…
Hello My Friends.
Things remain good at Tavern on Kruse. The advantages our patios bring keeps us busy enough that, as my wife can attest, I actually feel guilty knowing what most restaurateurs are going through these days. I had always dreamed of running a restaurant where reservations were recommended for even Sundays and Mondays, but I never dreamed it would be under these circumstances. But that’s our reality, and we won’t stop pushing ourselves and improving because patio season can’t last forever and only God knows what the fall and winter will bring.
Here’s what’s to know:
RECENT MENU CHANGES
Including produce from Chef Nate’s personal farm:
It’s a great year for farm-to-fork restaurants. I don’t know if you remember but last year we couldn’t launch “summer” until August. This year, we ran “summer” for two months before retooling our menu to “Late Summer.”
Our current menu features all sort’s of produce from Chef Nate’s “Hawk & Heron Farm” down in Newberg and adds menu items like “Grilled King Salmon,” “Molasses-Brined Pork Chops” and “Seared Scallops.”
NEW ONLINE ORDERING PLATFORM FOR TAKE OUT
We do have a new “Take Out” system that will be incorporated into our website by the end of this week. You will be able to enjoy hot items as well as “finish at home” gourmet meals.
LIVE MUSIC IS THIS SUMMER’S “THING” AT TAVERN
Stephanie Kitson sings with George Colligan
Brunch Today 11am-1:30pm
Our commitment to having impossibly talented musicians perfrom live music daily remains steady. Please know that extreme temperatures may cancel shows as a) not all instruments can be played my musicians at 100 degrees, and b) many that can will not hold their tune in that kind of heat. Please check our website for cancellations of shows if it’s going to be warmer than the low 90s. Otherwise, come have some fun!
Please know that we will never work with a grubhub, uber-eats sort of company. After sending lawyers after Grub Hub to “cease and desist” in the last couple months, Uber Eats misrepresented a relationship with Tavern on Kruse over this past weekend and angered potential customers by pre-selling them menu items we haven’t served in two years. When these customers are told by their driver, “Tavern refuses to make your (winter soup in August),” irate customers – who have been waiting for hours for food their never going to receive – call the restaurant and yell at our staff because we refuse to honor “what Grub Hub said we would let them deliver.” These business models are toxic for the restaurant community. If there is a real “agreement” the restaurants are paying the service a fortune and selling at a loss. If there is no “agreement” but demand for items are high enough, these groups will post any old menu they can find online, mark our food up against our will, and misrepresent a “partnership” with us without even letting us know. Please: Order and pickup, even (maybe especially) if there is an agreement between the restaurant and the delivery companies.