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Best of Tacoma 2016: Legendary Doughnuts

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Legendary Doughnuts

Walking into Legendary Doughnuts' main store on 6th Avenue, you really don't notice anything too unique at first. It appears no different than any other millennial-baiting hipster donut store, with its "wacky" offerings and retro-cool design. Don't be fooled, Legendary is the real deal, and unlike the other trendy donut

Best of Tacoma 2016: Marzano

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Marzano

It can be hard to find great Italian food in the Northwest. Compared to Italian-American meccas like New York and New Jersey, the Puget Sound's dominant cuisine focuses more on smoked salmon and hot dogs with cream cheese than boscaiola or picatta. And no, Olive Garden doesn't count. Still, there

Best of Tacoma 2016: Centerforce

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Centerforce

One of the more marginalized groups today are individuals with disabilities, both physical and mental. Luckily, despite the fact that people keep pushing them to the margins, there are many groups around the country that help those who are disabled obtain jobs and contribute to society. In fact, one of

Best of Tacoma 2016: Lakewood Playhouse

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Lakewood Playhouse

A balanced mixture of comedy, drama, musicals, old favorites, modern classics and cutting-edge new theater - truly everything a theater can possibly pack into a single season - makes Lakewood Playhouse's 2015-16 season a natural choice for our readers' pick for Best Local Theater Group. "We are so honored to have

Best of Tacoma 2016: Old Cannery

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Old Cannery

Ask any local about Old Cannery, and you're bound to get a flurry of fond praise. Not only is the Old Cannery known for its outstanding selection of home furnishings, but its layout and presentation turns furniture shopping into a truly unique experience. Given its distinguished reputation, it is only

Best of Tacoma 2016: Cushman Trail

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Cushman Trail

Cushman runs for over six miles through Gig Harbor, from the very south end by the Narrows Bridge, all the way up to the north point of Gig Harbor on Borgen Boulevard. Unlike many "trails," Cushman is completely paved, and even has a dividing line, making it essentially a regular

Best of Tacoma 2016: Ice Cream Social

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Ice Cream Social

If you've ever been to a Disney theme park, then you know what Heaven smells like. That was no accident. Disney's Imagineers invented a device called the Smellitzer, which pumps the scent of vanilla from the ice cream shop onto guests stampeding up Main Street, U.S.A. Not only does that

Best of Tacoma 2016: Pacific Grill

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Pacific Grill

When you consider that Gordon Naccarato, owner and chef at Pacific Grill, has been listed among Food and Wine magazine's "Top Ten Best New Chefs" and has made the occasional appearance on the PBS cooking show Great Chefs of the West, it should come as no surprise that, once again,

Best of Tacoma 2016: Flaming Dragon

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Flaming Dragon

For the be-inked among us, Flaming Dragon needs no introduction. This South Sound fixture will celebrate 20 years of tattooing Tacoma next month. Don't let the taxidermy tarantulas, oni masks or the cell phone impaled to the wall with a butcher knife scare you away; these are two of the

Best of Tacoma 2016: Boathouse 19

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Boathouse 19

Ah, the joys of a sunny day at a marina: the smell of the water, the sounds of the seagulls, the sight of the water. That appealing atmosphere is bound to draw appealing people, right? Apparently that's the case at Boathouse 19, voted Best Place to Meet Someone in the Volcano's Best

Best of Tacoma 2016: YMCA

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Best of Tacoma 2016: YMCA

The YMCA can conjure up a lot of different mental images, depending on the person. It might be just a gym to you. Perhaps it's the place you drop off your kids for summer camp. Let's be honest, you probably already have that Village People song stuck in your head.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Vuelva a La Vida

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Vuelva a La Vida

When it comes to Mexican cuisine in our country, a few places usually rise above the rest: Santa Fe; San Antonio; Phoenix; the entire state of California. See any similarities between those areas? Yes, logic states that typically, the best Mexican food in the U.S. would come from cities next

Best of Tacoma 2016: The Little Donuts

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Best of Tacoma 2016: The Little Donuts

Since the Weekly Volcano began our annual Best of Tacoma issue in 2009, one thing has always been a given: Kry will win Best Cover Band. It's always been a foregone conclusion that the longtime cover band staple would take the honors. Consider it the biggest upset of the Best

Best of Tacoma 2016: Puget Sound Pizza

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Puget Sound Pizza

Puget Sound Pizza and The Mix are intertwined in more ways than just the fact that they share a building: the popular pizza place and the celebrated queer bar have long been fighting each other for the Weekly Volcano's readers' favor when it comes to deciding who has the best

Best of Tacoma 2016: Douglas Knight

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Douglas Knight

Ask any patient why they love Dr. Douglas Knight's orthodontic practice, and they might mention any number of things. Sure, there's top-notch care and fantastic results.  There's warm and welcoming décor in the office, with several waiting areas and more TVs than you can shake a stick at. But then

Best of Tacoma 2016: Zodiak Supper Club

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Zodiak Supper Club

The Northwest is a weird, weird place. It's how things were meant to be up here; normalcy is highly discouraged in every aspect of life. Different cities love to fly their freak flag in different ways, however, and Tacoma embraces its inner crazy in a few different ways. If you

Local USO radio

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Local USO radio

The USO is known for filling the bellies and hearts of servicemembers with a plethora of delicious food, drinks, goodies, and just overall support, and it will now fill servicemembers' ears as well. "We are super excited to be the first-ever radio show for the USO," said Andrew Oczkewicz, the director

Sun, surf, sand and safety

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Sun, surf, sand and safety

Summer is a time of celebration for children. For two-and-a-half months, homework and tests are swapped out for bike rides, swimming and playing in the sun. With each fun activity, however, comes a host of potential dangers and risks that must be considered and monitored. Dr. Sadia Ali is an

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Tacoma Community College Symphonic Band Tacoma. Dances And Abstractions featuring works by Barnes Chance, Susato, Paulson, Dvorak and Yurko, May 28 7:30 pm, $5 (TCC Building 3, 6501 S. 19th St., 253.566.5000]  

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