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Ask Amy

Class half empty My wife and I are newlyweds. We went to breakfast, and I ordered coffee, and she said she wanted only water. The waitress kept refilling my coffee. A couple times, my wife took sips. The waitress asked if she wanted coffee, and she declined. The manager also asked

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Ask Amy

Class half empty My wife and I are newlyweds. We went to breakfast, and I ordered coffee, and she said she wanted only water. The waitress kept refilling my coffee. A couple times, my wife took sips. The waitress asked if she wanted coffee, and she declined. The manager also asked

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Bar Feeders, Lopez

If there has ever been a better bill for punk rock and beer drinking, I don’t remember one. Chances are, after this show, I won’t remember it either. That’s because San Francisco’s the Bar Feeders and Portland’s Lopez — two of the drunkest and rowdiest punk bands you’ll ever find —

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Bar Feeders, Lopez

If there has ever been a better bill for punk rock and beer drinking, I don’t remember one. Chances are, after this show, I won’t remember it either. That’s because San Francisco’s the Bar Feeders and Portland’s Lopez — two of the drunkest and rowdiest punk bands you’ll ever find —

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Best bands, clubs and dating spots

Best Cheap Date Cheaper than a roofie and much easier to find, some good cold beer from The Red Hot will do the trick just fine when it comes to getting your date to pass out.  No need to waste the time and money on a steak dinner and fine wine,

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Best bands, clubs and dating spots

Best Cheap Date Cheaper than a roofie and much easier to find, some good cold beer from The Red Hot will do the trick just fine when it comes to getting your date to pass out.  No need to waste the time and money on a steak dinner and fine wine,

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Best clothing stores, salons and more

Best Spot To Buy Jeans Jeans are the most un-fun thing to shop for next to bathing suits. Judging your butt in the mirror, jumping up and down just to pull on what feels like an extra pair of skin and doing a hundred squats to stretch them — only to

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Best clothing stores, salons and more

Best Spot To Buy Jeans Jeans are the most un-fun thing to shop for next to bathing suits. Judging your butt in the mirror, jumping up and down just to pull on what feels like an extra pair of skin and doing a hundred squats to stretch them — only to

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Best restaurants, bars, dishes and more

Best Advocate for Food Charlie McManus rolled the dice as the ’90s closed and invested his talents in Tacoma opening the area’s first bistro-like, artsy, finely crafted restaurant — Primo Grill. He gave us a reason to eat well again, ushering in the next decade of upscale restaurant explosion in the

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Best theater, visual arts, video and more

Best Visual Artist The son of a gun went and closed his gallery, so we may not get so many chances to see his work around T-town, but David Goldberg remains, in my humble opinion, the best visual artists working in Tacoma today. There’s nothing flashy about his work. He’s not on

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Best theater, visual arts, video and more

Best Visual Artist The son of a gun went and closed his gallery, so we may not get so many chances to see his work around T-town, but David Goldberg remains, in my humble opinion, the best visual artists working in Tacoma today. There’s nothing flashy about his work. He’s not on

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Bite Us

El Gaucho at 1953 prices A significant part of my childhood consisted of sitting with my family in front of a large, wood-enshrined television watching shows like I Dream of Jeannie and Get Smart while eating TV dinners on TV trays and drinking Grape Nehi. As I sat on the yellow

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Bite Us

El Gaucho at 1953 prices A significant part of my childhood consisted of sitting with my family in front of a large, wood-enshrined television watching shows like I Dream of Jeannie and Get Smart while eating TV dinners on TV trays and drinking Grape Nehi. As I sat on the yellow

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Brent McCann

The fabulous city of Tacoma is known for its enthralling and captivating music scene. Local venues open their doors to the talent of this town by providing stages and opportunities for musicians to perform almost every night of the week. Brent McCann, a recent graduate of Gonzaga University, was visiting

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But did he have hangovers?

In all the memories gathered together in Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, there was one subject I found conspicuously missing: the fact of the man’s misery.  Did he never have a hangover?  The film finds extraordinary access to the people in his life, but not

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But did he have hangovers?

In all the memories gathered together in Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, there was one subject I found conspicuously missing: the fact of the man’s misery.  Did he never have a hangover?  The film finds extraordinary access to the people in his life, but not

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Cheech & Chong and more

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com On sale now Himsa, Book Of Black Earth, Wolves In the Throne Room, I Declare War, Killing The Dream, They Come In Swarms Seattle. Aug. 16 (all ages) 9:30 pm. $10-$12 (El Corazon, TW). Rock

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Fore everyone

ANNOUNCER: If it’s good enough for the U.S. Open Championships, the boys figure its good enough for them. Earlier this year the Chambers Bay golf course learned they’d host the 2010 Amateur and 2015 U.S. Open — not only a first for the Pacific Northwest, but also rare for a

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Garlic scrapes

For a foodie like myself, mid summer has to be the best time of the year. We are fortunate to have some very accessible farmers markets in our area and several Metro Parks do-it-yourself pea patches dotted throughout the city. With all these opportunities for fresh bounty, I rarely have

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Garlic scrapes

For a foodie like myself, mid summer has to be the best time of the year. We are fortunate to have some very accessible farmers markets in our area and several Metro Parks do-it-yourself pea patches dotted throughout the city. With all these opportunities for fresh bounty, I rarely have

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