Salem Children’s Charity
Since 1994, the Salem Children’s Charity has raised money for Salem students through its annual Christmas ornament sale, Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruise and a Christmas Fundraiser held at Victoria Station. And, just like in the beginning, 100% of proceeds continue to be distributed directly to Salem children for things such as eyeglasses, enrichment programs, and food. There is no bureaucracy with this organization and the specific needs of students are met immediately upon learning of them.
North Shore Community Development Coalition
North Shore Community Development Coalition carries forward 40 years of collective experience and successful community investment on the North Shore, having reorganized as a regional community development organization in 2011.
Together, our neighborhood revitalization model has transformed long-neglected communities into safe, vibrant neighborhoods.
As the leading community development organization serving this area, North Shore CDC is able to bring our neighborhood development model into communities throughout our region. Focusing on low-income and distressed neighborhoods in need of development, North Shore CDC invests strategically in real estate, in community and civic engagement and in quality, neighborhood-based programming in order to bring opportunity to low-income residents and improve quality of life in Salem, Gloucester, Peabody and Beverly.
A percentage of everything you purchase at Mercy Tavern goes directly to the organizations we support every month. The day we can no longer give to the community is the day we shut our doors.
Please come in and support these wonderful organizations!
Our Address: 148 Derby St., Salem, MA
Two large parking lots are within 2-5 minutes on foot!!!
- City Parking Garage – corner of Congress St. and Derby St.
(requires payment, but is inexpensive)
- Ferry Landing Parking – Blaney St. and Derby St., where the Salem Ferry comes in (free parking)
Other Parking Options
- Meter Parking at Pickering Wharf
- Street Parking on Derby St. and Essex St., and around the Salem Common
- 15 minute walk from the Salem Train Station
- (Newburyport and Rockport lines stop in Salem)
- Brioche French Toast, rhubarb and blueberry compote and Crème Chantilly – 10
- Nutella and banana stuffed French toast with toasted marshmallow Fluff! – 11
- Let’s get a bit funky…English muffin, roasted tomatoes, sautéed spinach and Fontina béchamel – 12
- Not crazy enough, try this… Grilled sourdough bread, roasted onions, bordelaise with mushrooms and ham – 13
- Potato and Chive Perogies, with fried eggs, sour cream, and caramelized onions 13
- Chilaquiles with spicy tomato poached eggs, salsa verde, avocado, sour cream, cotija cheese, and black beans and soft flour tortilla 12
From “A New Era for In a Pig’s Eye” by William J. Dowd.
After a four-month renovation, In a Pig’s Eye, 148 Derby St. in Salem, reopened as Mercy Tavern on April 7 to much fanfare after a pair of back-to-back soft openings.
On the tavern’s first day, the bar hosted its popular 4-7 p.m. Friday blues jam session. The place was at capacity with a line out the door shortly after 4 p.m.
“I’ve always loved this space and have been coming here for 20 years,” said the establishment’s new owner, Patrick Schultz, in a mid-morning interview Monday. “It’s the right size for me, and I’ve always wanted to run a neighborhood bar.”
No “hello my name is” shirt sticker necessary for this bold fellow!
Today Mercy Tavern would like to introduce you to our Cumin rubbed beef carpaccio with chimichurri, red onion, Fresno chile, and olive oil! Have fun you two! OH MY!
We will soft open Mercy Tavern the first week of April and we will be fully open on April 7.
THERE WILL BE A BLUES JAM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7!!!
Here are just a few of the items we will start with, but keep in mind our menu will continually change based on the fresh ingredients we buy:
The Mercy Tavern offers a gastropub style menu that emphasizes international and New England comfort food. Our menu ingredients will be locally sourced and sustainably produced.
Hand cut prosciutto
Roasted cauliflower with sesame yogurt
Roasted red pepper and hazelnut on crostini
House made bread and butter pickles
French onion soup
Grill ginger pork skewers with cucumber sambal
Toasted and grilled vegetable “salad” with cumin dressing, toasted chick peas, golden raisins and baby greens (vegan)
Carpaccio with chimichurri sauce
Cauliflower and lentil pate, Freekeh tabouli and toasted almonds (vegan)
Double patty burger with bacon jam, cheese of choice and potato bun, with hand cut fries
A Proper Cubano…slow roasted pork, sliced ham, gruyere cheese, onion pickle relish, and mustard
Grilled Haloumi cheese on pita with Kalamata olives, oregano-mint dressing, romaine and roasted tomatoes
Hot pastrami, fresh rye bread, whole grain mustard butter, quick pickle slaw, classic thousand island dressing and Swiss cheese
Bob’s famous fried chicken with sweet and sour slaw and black pepper gravy
Rum and molasses brined pork chop with New England brown bread and Boston baked beans
Line caught cod with roasted vegetables and tomato-hazelnut puree
Spaghetti and meatballs (can be made vegetarian or vegan)
Cast iron pan-roasted rib-eye, house steak sauce with garlic fries and watercress pickled red onion salad
Butternut “strip steak,” ancient grain pilaf, roasted garlic escarole, toasted pumpkin seeds and pomegranate molasses (vegan)
Specialty cocktail list!
Enjoy our specials for date x through date y!
- Cuban Reuban