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An early look at weekend weather is encouraging for the two food truck festivals going down in the South Sound this weekend. Saturday, June 16, you have the previously mentioned Truckaroo Food Truck Festival taking place at Bates Technical College's South Campus (2201 S. 78th St.), featuring 20 trucks selling

The Harvester

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The Harvester

ANNOUNCER: A long-time popular neighborhood shop in the Stadium District, The Harvester has been serving up diner-style food for years. Now under new management, the old menu has been tossed and a new all-scratch menu has replaced it. Jackie and Dutch rushed in to see what changes have occurred in

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I'm not really sure what the "summer bod" thing is all about? I mean, your body is your temple. I've never heard of folks counting the calories they placed upon altars of the divine, why start now!? I'm team Dionysus, that dude knew how to party. Keep the fermented grapes

Lovino Ristorante Italiano in Ruston

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Lovino Ristorante Italiano in Ruston

ANNOUNCER: After a long wait, Lovino Italian restaurant opened a few weeks ago in Ruston. Jackie and Dutch rushed in, even before the cobwebs could be cleaned away, to dine on authentic scratch-made pasta, bread and other hard-to-find dishes.   DUTCH: Though the early stages of any restaurant always bring about some

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Yup, it's more foodie news coming your way. Add the following to your already too full calendar. You're going to need to fuel your adventures and productivity, after all.  It looks as though former casino turned Mitchell's Café is undergoing yet another transition. Though the building went vacant for what felt

Shakabrah

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Shakabrah

ANNOUNCER: A staple in North Tacoma, Shakabrah serves up hearty egg and griddle breakfasts for the hungry masses. Under new ownership this past year, many of the favorites are still on the menu, but now with a liquor license, breakfast as well as nightlife has a new feel on 6th

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That scorching, shining orb in the sky gets us Pacific Northwesterners all twitterpated! Well, for now anyways. Goodness knows, once the temps rise above 80 degrees we will begin to melt and our exuberance will wane. But for now, we can celebrate that our "summer days" have finally arrived. And

Habit Burger Grill

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Habit Burger Grill

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head to Tacoma this week to get their burger fix at the newest addition, The Habit Burger Grill. The California chain has already expanded elsewhere in the PNW, now Tacoma can see what all the fuss is about. JACKIE: Westgate is about to become the burger destination.

Moshi Moshi Bar

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Moshi Moshi Bar

ANNOUNCER: Partnering with the success of Stadium District's Asian Street Eatery, owners Grissom, Ngov and Nanakornphanom opened up Tacoma's first ramen eatery right next door. Now that the initial lines have tapered off, Jackie and Dutch rush in to see what all the excitement is about. DUTCH: There are several tables

BBQ2U

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BBQ2U

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of some BBQ buzz and followed the smoky wafts to Gig Harbor's newest BBQ joint, BBQ2U. JACKIE: Early last month, the masses were flocking to BBQ2U and devouring the goods like they were going out of style. The interior is spacious and the aromas

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I know what you're thinking, you were expecting a Mother's Day dining feature here ... admit it. You were. As a mama myself, I totally get it. However, if you don't know what your beloved mother's favorite restaurant is, I'm not doing the legwork for you. Nope. You're gonna have

Patio Palooza

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Guys! Take a peek out of your window right now! Unless Washington is being her usual temperamental self, that shiny orb in the sky is called the sun. And I'm pretty sure she's sticking around for a while. Or, at the very least a few consecutive days here and there,

Fish fish fish

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Fish fish fish

ANNOUNCER: It has been a long wait for the swanky 1960's-styled fish and chips shop to open, but Dutch and Jackie rush into Fish Fish Fish this week to see what they can catch. Another venture by the owners of Shake Shake Shake, this too is designed with family and

Summer heat, make it a double

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Summer heat, make it a double

Summer is near, and local boozeslingers are celebrating by highlighting seasonal, fresh flavors in their libations. Seasonal transitions mean that the lovers of all things boozy can begin to play mad scientist while crafting elixirs for your consumption. Summer recipes equate to sessionable sippers and refreshing patio pounders using fresh

Zodiac Supper Club

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Zodiac Supper Club

ANNOUNCER: It's BBQ season at last! Instead of gathering for a backyard BBQ, Dutch and Jackie hit up the Zodiac Supper Club where you can grill your own grub while immersed in a funky fresh vibe. There's weird art, a retro jukebox and steak ...JACKIE: I can promise, without a

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Tis the season to get eatin'! I suggest you do a little extra cardio at the gym this week and attempt to hit up some of the foodie-themed festivities this weekend. The South Sound has a plethora of excuses to overindulge from fundraisers to wine walks, heck, there's even extra

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It's officially spring! In nature that means the bees are buzzing, the animals are all getting a little twitterpated and the flowers are blossoming. It's the season of renewal and new beginnings. The restaurant industry seems to be mirroring this sentiment with grand openings, menu updates and reinvented spaces. Here

El Rey Burro

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El Rey Burro

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head south this week to check out Yelm's fascination with a gas station that boasts the best Mexican food in town. Rarely without a line at the counter, this little gem may be hidden in the back of a service station, but the food takes a

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Craving more bites with an exotic flare, Dutch and Jackie head from the heart of downtown a bit south to a South Tacoma Way strip mall surprise, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant. Nestled in the same strip mall that H Mart resides in, Kyoto provides a tiny oasis in a concrete

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Gig Harbor establishment, Brix 25, has maintained a reputation for providing a casual fine dining experience that includes innovative dishes paired with exquisite PNW wine varietals and libations under the care of husband and wife team, Katie Doherty and Thad Lyman for nearly a decade now. Some might have noticed

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