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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

3uilt Tacoma

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3uilt Tacoma

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head to downtown Tacoma to explore a counter service-style stand-alone eatery within the 7 Seas Brewery warehouse. This sounds crazy, but it is a new concept that is becoming popular throughout the South Sound. Pronounced Built, but spelled 3uilt, they were up for the adventure. JACKIE: Dutch,

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:

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

Yen Ching

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Yen Ching

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head to Lakewood's International District to visit a longtime local favorite, Yen Ching. This little oasis off of South Tacoma Way has presented Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine for decades now. JACKIE: When you think to yourself that you're hankering for Chinese food, Yen Ching is the

Savor Creperie

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Savor Creperie

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch find themselves in downtown Tacoma this week at Savor Creperie. Though one might expect a fancy set up with crepes on the menu, the atmosphere is more like a fast-food joint where you order and pay at the counter and then find a seat to wait

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Family friendly dining

Sometimes it's nice to have a fun, family meal without having to go through the fuss of all the prep work, cooking, and worst of all, the dishes. Fortunately, there are plenty of family friendly restaurants around to remove the above stress. Grab the kids and hit up some of

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Sound Sandwiches: Rollies Tavern's Clubhouse

IT'S A SANDWICH SERIES >>> Established in 1976, Rollies Tavern anchors the north end of McChord Field. The dive tavern is known for several things. For prowling ladies, it's a good spot to catch Air Force types all suited up and sexy. But it's even a better spot to find pizza,

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Sound Sandwiches: Top of Tacoma's Beast of Burden

IT'S A SANDWICH SERIES >>> Often considered - and awarded - one of the best bars in the South Sound, Top of Tacoma Bar and Café has extended its hours and added new menu items. Included in the menu expansion are 14 new sandwiches - most have been specials over

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Sound Sandwiches: Medi's Pizza and Pasta's Italian meatball

IT'S A SANDWICH SERIES >>> In a quest for awesome sandwiches, you should be creative. Delis, cafes, bars - those are obvious choices. If cars could drive by themselves (I think some all ready do), a sandwich command would most likely end at a deli, café or bar. Medi's Pizza &

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Sound Sandwiches: Peterson Bros. 1111's Reuben

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Sound Sandwiches: Renee's Garden Sandwich at Rosewood Cafe

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Sound Sandwiches: Fish Tale Brew Pub's ham and Brie

IT'S A SANDWICH SERIES! >>> It's hard to elevate the sandwich into something truly extraordinary. There are a few spots in South Sound that manage, though, turning out masterful creations that put those mediocre ham-and-cheese-on-white-bread creations to shame. One of those spots is the Fish Tale Brew Pub in downtown Olympia. In

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Sound Sandwiches: The Swiss Dip

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SOUND SANDWICHES: MSM Deli's Mike's Deluxe

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SOUND SANDWICHES: Antique's turkey sandwich

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