Toscanos Cafe and Wine Bar in Puayllup will host an Italian Comfort Food cooking class Sunday, Jan. 25 beginning at 5 p.m. It will be a 5-course dinner featuring wine, recipes and instruction. Call 253.864.8600 for details.
The Old Spaghetti Factory offers a special menu with prices reduced by 40 percent every Monday and Tuesday through January in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Check it out at 1735 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma.
El Gaucho added wicked chicken, baby back ribs and a top sirloin steak sandwich to its happy hour menu, which is 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 p.m. to close Monday-Saturday. Get happy at 2119 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma.
Neil Harris, owner of the New Frontier Lounge by the Tacoma Dome, will open a new bar in Spring 2009 in the Hilltop Tacoma space formerly occupied by The Monsoon Room.