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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Sound Sandwiches: Rollies Tavern's Clubhouse

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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: 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

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