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May I see the chef, please?

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May I see the chef, please?

There is a tradition in some hoity-toity restaurants where pretentious patrons request a tableside visit from the chef so praise may be heaped generously upon the culinary master in front of the entire dining room with great fanfare and egomania. I've never partaken in this love-fest ... until recently. I didn't

3 DRINK MINIMUM: Puerto Vallarta Restaurant

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3 DRINK MINIMUM: Puerto Vallarta Restaurant

For the past month I've seen just about every yee-hawin' family member south of the Texas panhandle. I've also tackled Mickey Mouse outside Cinderella's castle, busted skin on my aunt's new boat, chewed out some dude working the go-karts at an over-rated arcade, purchased a gallon (ok, two gallons) of

News Front

RAGNET: Get the fuck out!

In every issue of this fine rag my hack team of wannabe journalists and I tackle some of the most laughable criminal acts that have recently happened in our area. Then - if we're doing our job - we write about those crimes in a way that makes you chuckle,

Hard knocks

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Hard knocks

According to a report delivered last year to Tacoma's superintendent and the Washington Board of Education, Tacoma has failed its students of color. Nobody even tries to deny it. Especially not Tacoma School's Deputy Superintendant Carla Santorno, a former chief academic officer from Seattle who was courted strongly by Tacoma

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 4

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 4

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Billy Stoops Acoustic Jam. 21+. 9 pm. NC. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Taco Thursday Live Blues Night. 21+. 5 pm. Uncle Sam’s American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Taco Thursday, with Jerry

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Nov. 5

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Nov. 5

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Dinner & Music Evening, featuring T.R. Stewart. All Ages. 6 pm. $20. Beyond the Bridge Cafe Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Russell Clepper. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Matrix

Proctor Art Walk

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Proctor Art Walk

Want to get out, take a walk in the November rain (insert badass Guns N' Roses song here) and support some local artists? Sure, we all do. We're Northwesterners and we love both rain and art. Perhaps the perfect opportunity to merge these two great facets of Northwest life awaits

Sunday, Nov. 7-Wednesday, Nov. 13: Proctor Art Walk

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Sunday, Nov. 7-Wednesday, Nov. 13: Proctor Art Walk

The Proctor Art Walk brings together a whole bunch of artists and a whole bunch of Proctor businesses, all within a three-block area. On one cold and rainy day, I ventured from my warm and cozy apartment to meet with Carolyn Burt (owner of the Proctor Art

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Nov. 6

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Nov. 6

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Kate Reid. 6 pm. Jamie Michaels. 8:30 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Linda Waterfall, The Gloria Darlings, Dean Stevens. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12. Cafe Luna Vashon. Russell Clepper. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub Tacoma - Downtown. Traditional

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Nov. 7

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, Nov. 7

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. "Here's To The Women" Presented By Linda Allen, with Rebel Voices. All Ages. 7 pm. $8-$12. BLUES Uncle Sam’s American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Jam, hosted by Shelly Ely. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Nov. 8

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, Nov. 8

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Yenney Music Olympia - Westside. Kate Power and Steve Einhorn Uke & Song. All Ages. 7-8 pm ukuleles and instrument playalong 8-9 pm singalong. NC. BLUES The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Loose Gravel & The Quarry. 21+. 8 pm. Sax Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Monday Night Blues. Featuring the blues

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 9

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 9

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 21+. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 21+. 6:30 pm. Midland Tavern (Lil'

South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Nov. 10

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South Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, Nov. 10

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Kevin Jones. All Ages. 7 pm. Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Hilltop. Maurice The Fish Records Showcase. 21+. 7 pm. NC. Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues

C.I. Shenanigans' new happy hour

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C.I. Shenanigans' new happy hour

Pretend you're a rich city slicker in a suit and head down to Ruston Way;  C.I. Shenanigans has a new happy hour that is as easy on the taste buds as it is the wallet. Always a class act, Shenanigans offerings include a quesadilla packed full of King crab with

Friday, Nov. 5 & Sunday, Nov. 7: "The Elixir of Love"

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Friday, Nov. 5 & Sunday, Nov. 7: "The Elixir of Love"

Picture shoppers dancing in the street, vendors humming a tune as they weigh their shiny apples and L&I agents stomping toward smelly fish stands, tapping their clipboards to the beat. Sound absurd? Don't be too quick to discount it; this shit's totally going down this weekend

Friday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 7: "The Elixir Of Love"

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Friday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 7: "The Elixir Of Love"

Picture shoppers dancing in the street, vendors humming a tune as they weigh their shiny apples and L&I agents stomping toward smelly fish stands, tapping their clipboards to the beat. Sound absurd? Don't be too quick to discount it; this shit's totally going down this weekend in Tacoma. The Tacoma

Friday, Nov. 5: First Friday Dance Party

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Friday, Nov. 5: First Friday Dance Party

The formula looks something like this: One part gay-friendly Hilltop club staring its fifth anniversary right in the face; two parts tasty cocktails; three parts remixes, mashups and electro messes; one part back patio with heat lamps; one part soul music expert DJ Bobby Galaxy; one part DJ Broam hot

Friday-Saturday: VIP treatment

Nightlife It List

Friday-Saturday: VIP treatment

Jon Tartaglia and Roger S. Rahil, the forces behind popular downtown Tacoma nightclubs The Loft, 21 Commerce, Big Whisky Saloon and countless others, opened their new venture last Friday in the site formerly occupied by The Vault in downtown Tacoma. Designed by award-winning architect Marcelo Rocha, the swanky Encore Boutique

SIPPING OUT: Nov. 4-10

Food Matters

SIPPING OUT: Nov. 4-10

Thursday, Nov. 4 $3 Thursdays: $3 beer, $3 wells, $3 for two hot dogs, 4 p.m. to close, Hell's Kitchen, 928 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003. Wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Abby's on Broadway: A Wine Shop, 743 Broadway, Tacoma, 253.262.2902. Half-price Wine Bottle Night with two appetizer purchases, Tides Tavern, 2925

FEEDBAG: Lobster special, wine dinners, Swedish cooking ...

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FEEDBAG: Lobster special, wine dinners, Swedish cooking ...

LOBSTER: During November, Anthony's Restaurants (Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, including Harbor Lights) has lobster tails and is offering them along with guest's choice of clam chowder or fresh garden salad and basmati rice for $19.95. NOVEMBER DEAL: Cutters Point Coffee in Gig Harbor's Uptown Shopping Center (4735 Pt. Fosdick Dr.) has

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