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La Ca Bar

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La Ca Bar

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie have been waiting for the hype to die down a bit before visiting new Vietnamese eatery, La Ca Bar. Now that it's been a few months, some of the hubbub has died down and it was time to visit this 6th Ave gem.   JACKIE: It's in

Te-te-te, tequila

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Te-te-te, tequila

Listen, I like a good drinking holiday. When the boozes are flowing folks are, traditionally, jovial. There's nothing quite like a little social lubricant to see people connect. And while most any liquor will do, tequila wields a special kind of power of folks. Just when us Pacific Northwesterners begin

The flavor of love

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The flavor of love

Imagine this. You're in rush hour traffic, inching towards home when you realize it. It's the big day, Valentine's Day. You rush to your nearest grocery store and grab that bright red, cellophane wrapped, heart-shaped box of sweets and a bouquet of blossoms, whisk them home and stride through the

Reservation required

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Reservation required

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie this week let their stomach and hearts lead them across the South Sound with each sharing their favorite go-to spots for a romantic evening.DUTCH: An intimate setting is a great start for a romantic night out with the one you love. A loud and crowded location

Taco Rico

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Taco Rico

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie were talking shop, as they often do, when Dutch said something about bacon-wrapped burritos. The obvious next stop in their grub adventure was gas station dining gem, Taco Rico, in Edgewood. Because, bacon. JACKIE: I plugged the address into my Waze app and let my smartphone

Grub gossip

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Grub gossip

Shake Shake Shake's sister store, Fish Fish Fish has been one of the most highly anticipated South Sound restaurant openings for some time now. Luckily, for those salivating in excitement as they zip by the 6th Ave. locale, the establishment is expected to open in just a few weeks, seriously.

Pinkies up!

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Pinkies up!

Oh sure, between deadlines and jam-packed schedules you might be tempted to hit the drive-thru window and get all jacked on quad shot espressos, but sometimes the best thing to do is slow your roll. Call up some company, put down your smartphone and wind down with afternoon tea. Not

Smokin' Zee's

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Smokin' Zee's

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie's cravings for sweet and tangy smoked meats takes them to Lakewood this week. Fortunately, Smokin' Zee's parked the seasonal food truck and opened a permanent location just off Steilacoom Blvd. in Lakewood, so now we can all enjoy their barbeque year-round.JACKIE: This space is funky. It's

Happy Belly

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Happy Belly

ANNOUNCER: As Dutch and Jackie zipped down Tacoma's Market Street, the "Be Happy" sign lured them into the vegan focused (but meat-eater friendly) restaurant and juice bar, Happy Belly. JACKIE: It's hard not to smile when traveling down Market Street and spying the bright and bubbly "Be Happy" slogan quietly

Brewtown

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Brewtown

The Pacific Northwest's top seasonal sippers are easy to identify: Coffee and all things of the roasted bean concoction, Old Fashioneds and brown liquor-based libations and beer. Tacoma has a rich history steeped in hops, with breweries like Columbia Brewing Company, Heidelberg Brewing and Puget Sound Brewery calling Tacoma home

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

When people talk about the things they love here in the South Sound, the majesty of our mountain on the horizon is almost always a part of the dialogue. Mount Rainier is a not-so-far-off iconic locale worthy of a visit for outdoorsy types and those looking for a little adventure

The Bread Peddler

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The Bread Peddler

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch head south to visit the 222 Market in historic Olympia. The Bread Peddler has been baking up fresh pastries and sandwiches long before the market was in existence, and has now become an anchor for the success the market has become.DUTCH: Full disclosure? I

Millville Pizza Co.

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Millville Pizza Co.

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch were hankering for a slice of pizza pie and an apple wood-fired pizza oven lured them into Gig Harbor's Millville Pizza Co. JACKIE: Like many dining establishments in Gig Harbor, the space is intimate. With warm accents throughout, a record player, framed historic photos and

Nourishing nibbles

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Nourishing nibbles

I was meandering through the produce aisle at the grocery store yesterday when I noticed something. All of the prepackaged salads were ... gone. Mixed greens, spinach, baby arugula. All of them. It looked odd to see an entire display case completely void of the neatly packaged, twice washed greens,

Let's get cozy

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Let's get cozy

There are few things in this world that can make you instantaneously feel warm and cozy. None of these you'll necessarily discover readily available while dining out like say a pup's silky soft fur, the content purr of a kitten, lush velvety blankets or a lover's embrace. As a chill

Marzano

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Marzano

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch take their Italian cravings to Marzano in Parkland this week. Family owned and operated for nearly 30 years, their philosophy is that every diner is family here. Mangiare! DUTCH: I love the household atmosphere when you walk in the door. Plus, the smell of food cooking is

Chang Thai

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Chang Thai

ANNOUNCER: By now you may be wondering, do Dutch and Jackie love Asian fare, or what? Clearly, the answer is yes and luckily, there is no shortage of exotic dining options here in the South Sound. This week our two foodies hit up newly opened, Chang Thai in Lakewood. JACKIE:

Portland libations

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Portland libations

When you need to get away, but not so far away that a plane ticket is required, Portland is a great destination for a day trip or weekend. It's just far enough to feel detached from the humdrum of the daily grind but only a couple hours away. Plus, there's

Song Song Restaurant

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Song Song Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie circled back around to Tacoma's International District to indulge in more exotic fare at newly opened Song Song Restaurant. JACKIE: Song Song embodies strip mall sanctuary status. You could easily zip by during your commute down South Tacoma Way and completely miss this gem. The

The Mill of Milton

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The Mill of Milton

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head a bit north to Milton this week to check out The Mill. Open about six months, this one-half family dining and one-half sports bar covers all the needs of this small town in a one stop shop. And it is doing so with scratch recipes

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