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El Gaucho loves the military

Grade A prime support from steak house Downtown Tacoma’s El Gaucho restaurant now has two ways to say thank you to local military.  Since November of 2006 diners at the restaurant who are also members of the military have received a small gift along with their dinner checks — a plaque

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Market fun

The Puyallup Main Street Farmers Market is bigger and better than ever. A tradition in downtown Puyallup for the past 20-plus years, the market’s vendors offer an enchanting array of unique products and excellent food. “We’re the first in the area to have cherries and fresh peas,” exclaims Janie Morris, the market’s

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Dusted Valley Vintners Wine Tasting

Thursday, May 31: Singles Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., C.I. Shenanigan’s, 3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, 253.752.8811. Thursday, May 31: Dusted Valley Vintners Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., no fee, Pour At Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.761.8015. Saturday, June 2: Open House honoring new chef Kaj Joregensen plus special wine, 3-5 p.m., Vin

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Puerto Vallarta’s Horny Buffalo

The Institute of Liberal Libations headed to Yelm the other night to watch the Mariners. Within seconds of our arrival at Puerto Vallarta Cantina, a young blonde woman attempted to ply us with alcohol. Obviously, as members of the Institute we don’t need any encouragement to drink. She and her

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Triple Nickel auction and more

THE CONCERT Pyle of Skynyrd I have a secret.  Artimus Pyle, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s famous drummer, and his band will be in Tacoma May 31 for the firefighters’ annual oldies benefit concert. OK, it’s not really secret, but just a poorly advertised show.  Wait, Pyle has a secret.  He survived the 1977 plane crash that

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Zombies and stars in Tacoma

There’s something slightly twisted about how Austen Hoogen sees things, or perhaps it’s just the twisted stuff he shares. On his MySpace page (www.myspace.com/rockzombiemovie), he shares an odd little changing table symbol found in a Green Lake Park, in addition to information about the movie that he’s hoping will put him,

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Seafaring singing scum

Those dead British white guys can be so clever sometimes. Maybe they were funnier when they were actually alive, but that is a debate for another time. The dashing, dandy duo of Gilbert and Sullivan certainly knew how to turn a phrase and get a laugh through their songs and stories.

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Fleas and Sharks

“A Flea in her Ear” “A Flea in Her Ear,” a fun comedy with a heart that deals with suspected infidelity, runs through the weekend at CenterStage Theatre. [Knutzen Family Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $8-$25, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way, 253.661. 1444] “West

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I’m going crazy on you

One of my favorite things about Tacoma is Memorial Day weekend. While everyone was busy stressing about how they were going to get out of town and battle traffic to camp in Eastern Washington, hit up the Sasquatch! Festival, rush to Portland or Vancouver, or jet set off to the airport,

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Love Tacoma

There’s a specific, sweet conversation that I seem to be having over and over these days, and it never manages to bore me: I LOVE Tacoma, and apparently you do, too. I wind up with this topic week in and week out with every different kind of person imaginable. Thousands of you love

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Social sniper spot

There’s one particular establishment in Proctor that I’ve visited more than all of the rest as your very own nightlife hunter and gatherer: Knapp’s. But whenever I roll into Knapp’s, it’s not to be seen or heard. Knapp’s is my social sniper spot. Whenever I want to get away from my usual

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Cool Show

TAM has glitz. The new show called “Sparkle Then Fade” at Tacoma Art Museum is cool. Not necessarily great, mind you, but cool. There are some great artworks in this show, but also some that are downright stupid. It’s all about glitz, glamour, celebrity, the media — and how all of

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‘Girls Gone Wild’ guy

“Show us where babies feed!” More than anything, these are the words that come to mind when I think of Doug Stanhope — the brutally opinionated, smoke-tinged comic set to play Jazzbones this Tuesday, June 5. More than his stint with Joe Rogan hosting “The Man Show” (Stanhope and Rogan replaced original

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Slice of heaven

You’ll want to do one of three things after you see “Waitress”: eat a pie, bake a pie or sing a song about pie (because you won’t be able to get a certain pie ditty out of your head for about a day and a half).  Whichever way you go,

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Great \"Bug\"

Bug William Friedkin’s new film “Bug” begins as an ominous rumble of unease and builds to a shriek.  The last 20 minutes are searingly intense: A paranoid personality finds its mate, and they race each other into madness.  For Friedkin, director of “The Exorcist,” it’s a work of headlong passion. Its stars,

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Yo ho ho â€" three successful flicks in a row

There is a moment late in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” when Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley stride three abreast to a summit meeting of sorts.  Adorned in their elaborate getups, from boots to cloaks to unique hats, they personify pirate cool.  Watching three generations of

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Tuba with a twist

Bobble Tiki would like to take this opportunity to apologize, formally. In high school, back when Bobble Tiki was trying to be Sonny Crocket and scribbling “Scorps Rulz” on his PeeChee, Bobble Tiki used to make fun of kids in the marching band. Dweebs. Nerds. Dorks. Nincompoops. Even mollycoddles. Bobble Tiki had

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Pearl Django

Gypsy jazz geniuses Pearl Django will make a blessed appearance June 2 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, with local favorites the Lance Buller/Stephanie Porter Experience. Twelve years on the road, Tacoma-born jazz nomads Pearl Django continues to wear out shoes, fingers and kegs on its path to musical Mecca. Neil Andersson,

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Shake and Blake

“It was pretty much a surprise,” says Ethan Newberry, best friend of “American Idol” contestant Blake Lewis, who lost to Jordan Sparks Wednesday night. “After one of Blake’s concerts here in Seattle a friend came up to him and said, ‘I’m taking you to the “American Idol” auditions tomorrow.’ Blake

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