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One hot sandwich

Hot Oly Sandwich I love it when the restaurants make it easy for me. Let’s be honest, I love all easy foods and easy people, especially when they’re hot. (Double entendre!) But seriously folks, Bandito Betty and I ran into Olympia’s fantastic 5th Avenue Sandwich Shop, where the servers were just

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Wine and beer

Thursday, April 2 Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon Winery, 50 S.E. Skookum Inlet Road, Shelton, 360.426.5913. Friday, April 3 Fridays Uncorked featuring wineries from Puget Sound, 5-7:30 p.m., $12, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, 360.754.1448. Wine tasting, 6-8 p.m., $7.50-$10, WineStyles Wine & Gifts, 2665 N.

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Ah Spring!

Tacoma is just now beginning to awaken to what a treasure it has in The Robert Daniel Gallery. It’s like a mini-Museum of Modern Art tucked away in a nondescript warehouse on Fawcett Avenue. On display now is a group show called Signs of Spring featuring works by more than 15

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Ask Amy

Wedding bells are vibrating I've been engaged to a girl for two years. For about two weeks, she's been texting a sales guy she met through work, and the text messages are in the hundreds per day. I found out from our cell phone bill, then snooped on her phone.

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South (Tacoma) of the border

Taqueria La Carreta Where: 8302 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253.589.0760 Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday Cuisine: Mostly authentic Mexican, plus American and Mexican breakfasts, burgers, salads, sandwiches Scene: Mexican diner. Relaxed, casual, family friendly Drinkies: Fountain drinks, Red Bull, Jarritos, Arizona tea Damage:  $1.25-$10.99 ANNOUNCER: The month of April

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Archibald Sisters

Archibald Sisters is most definitely a necessary shopping stop when in Olympia — especially when you tend to be on the twisted, liberal and openly expressive end of the personality spectrum. Take everything good, clean, nice and pure you ever thought a fluffy Hallmark-type gift store could be and bring it

Crushing for Christ

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Crushing for Christ

When you think about Altar Boyz coming to the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts April 7 then following up at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia April 8 (both shows at 7:30), you have to grin a perplexed little grin of anticipation. After all, it’s based on

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Get lost in the Woods

Into the Woods was one of my top “must see” shows when I first learned Lakewood Playhouse was staging the Stephen Sondheim gem. Not only is it cleverly written and cute, but it is just a fun spin on the fairy tales most everyone learned as a child. My daughter was

Hot night

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Hot night

Dave Curtis of South Sound Collective and Matt Eklund of Pacific Fusion Productions toiled tirelessly to bring about this Saturday’s full-scale event “Playing with Fire.” This is more than a warehouse party with a few DJs (10 to be exact — all worthy); it showcases many forms of visual, audio

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Yet another looza

When Perry Farrell christened his groundbreaking alternative rock tour Lollapalooza in 1991, did he have any idea the word would someday be appropriated for everything from a parenting book written by John Lithgow to the Temple Beth Hatfiloh’s Blintzapalooza celebration of the humble blintz?  Then again, perhaps the artist formerly

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Olympia All Ages Project

Music is a powerful medium: it expresses different ideas and collective cultural identities. Music can be comforting or confusing. Music, as an entity, can be housed in conventional venues, people’s basements, or in school rooms. Thus, it makes sense that the Olympia All Ages Project is hosting a show with

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Scott Weiland and others

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 The Ventures, The Fabulous Wailers Seattle. April 10 (all ages) 8 pm. $29.50-$100 (Moore Theatre, tickets.com). Fly Seattle. April 21-22 7:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley, 206.441.9729).

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Ravenous Readers Book Club

RAVENOUS READERS BOOK CLUB The community book group focused on reading books about food and sustainability pulls a chair up to Cod by Mark Kurlansky tonight at King’s Books. Pull up a chair at 7 p.m. King’s is at 218 St. Helens Ave., 253.272.8801. TEA CEREMONY The Asian Pacific Cultural Center hosts Asian

Nice melons

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Nice melons

Does anyone date in the grocery store aisles anymore? Did anyone beyond the trashy TV shows EVER do this? I met my wife in high school so I admit I haven’t tried dating in the frozen food aisle. I am not exactly sure how one would do this with any relative

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Tacoma Central

Whenever I think of this thing called Tacoma, there’s one place that I won’t ever be able to separate from that word: Sanford & Son Antiques. Sanford & Son is filled with 20 amazing Middle Floor Merchants, and there are so many things I admire about this building, the events held within

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Stomping grounds

Bob’s Java Jive is where it all began for Nathan Markiewicz and Lori Peterson, the married couple that comprises Tacoma experimental band L.A. Lungs, which will play the iconic bar this Saturday. Six years ago Markiewicz was hosting karaoke and Peterson was singing. The song? The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun.” Markiewicz

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Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

Has there ever been a more appropriately titled music festival than the one set to engulf downtown Tacoma this Saturday, April 4? The festival Bobble Tiki speaks of, of course, is the Gray Sky Blues Music Festival, which kicks off directly after this weekend’s Tacoma Daffodil Grand Floral Parade and will

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Crunching numbers, tightening belts

There was a time when I envied those lucky enough to have a gig on the Pierce County Council — and for good reason. Sitting on the Council seemed like a way sweeter job than any of the mundane tasks I was doing at the time, such as driving a

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McCoy’s Tavern

Where, oh where do I start with this one? I want so badly to tell you about my new friend Sam, McCoy’s doorman. I want to tell you all about his past alcoholism, how he looks just like Seth Rogan, and mimic for you his incredibly funny one-liners. But I

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Dice: Reppin' The Ladies

The subject of females on the microphone is seemingly always one of “consciousness versus sluttiness” and how to bridge the gap of the female MC. Well, ever since Sha Rock and Lisa Lee rapped “Us Girls” on the big screen of Beat Street, there has always been a diversity of

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