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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

Devil's Reef

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Devil's Reef

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie step straight into a dark and mysterious hangout this week, right in downtown Tacoma's Opera Alley. The Devil's Reef is Caribbean themed in both atmosphere and spice, and full of enough rum concoctions for everyone. Though nautical in focus, it has a dark side to it

Around the Corner Cafe 2

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Around the Corner Cafe 2

ANNOUNCER: Clearly, Dutch and Jackie have been in the mood for breakfast lately and wished to continue the trend with a visit to South Tacoma Way's Around the Corner Café 2. This sister store is the second of two locations opened last fall. The OG Around the Corner Café calls

10 pizzas you must try

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10 pizzas you must try

Pizza is largely popular because of both its accessibility and the many combinations one can create. The South Sound is no exception to the availability of these quick and easy pies. As for the number of options, that can be quite daunting, so I've narrowed the list down to 10

The Fuzion Café

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The Fuzion Café

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie head down 6th Ave. in Tacoma -- no, the other end of 6th -- to the Fuzion Café. Here, a foundation of Thai cuisine is combined with the flavors of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.DUTCH: After 30 minutes of my arrival without even a "how

Little Jerry's

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Little Jerry's

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie needed a hearty meal with a side of weird, which took them to Fern Hill's Little Jerry's Restaurant. Opened for only breakfast and lunch, this sitcom-themed diner serves up greasy spoon dishes and lures the masses into their intimate dining space. JACKIE: If you blink you'll

Fish, brews and so much more

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Fish, brews and so much more

ANNOUNCER: Olympia's Fish Tale Brew Pub takes its traditional pub menu, long list of taps and oyster bar north to Tacoma. Fortunately, Dutch and Jackie are at the ready to pop in and check it out.DUTCH: The menu here is familiar to anyone who has visited the original location in

The Waffle Stop

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The Waffle Stop

ANNOUNCER: This week Dutch and Jackie find themselves craving breakfast throughout the day and land in Tacoma's Proctor district at the Waffle Stop. With waffles ranging from savory to sweet to entirely filling, there is plenty to satisfy.JACKIE: The first thing that caught my attention is that branding is on

Margaritas and more

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Margaritas and more

ANNOUNCER: While Jackie tends to other things this week, Dutch goes solo and takes his cravings for Mexican food south this week. No, not that far south ... just as far as Olympia. Partnering the success of Don Juan's in Tenino, the Olympia location near Mud Bay has proven to

Best of Olympia 2018: Cascadia Grill

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Best of Olympia 2018: Cascadia Grill

The menu at the Cascadia Grill sets the tone for an enjoyable and festive dining experience. With classifications such as "Who Wants a Snack?", "Hand Held Stuff," and "Fork and Knife Stuff" and menu items like "Exactly 5 Chicken Legs" and "Cohos Gone Wild," you can be assured that the

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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

You can get a sandwich just about anywhere, but if you want to wrap your muzzle around a monument, then you need to go to the new masters of sandwich-making - Peterson Bros. 1111. Justin and Robbie Peterson opened the "Eleven Eleven" this summer in the Hilltop Tacoma neighborhood. From

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Sound Sandwiches: Renee's Garden Sandwich at Rosewood Cafe

IT'S A SANDWICH SERIES! >>> I've always felt that eating vegetarian food is like dating that proverbial nice girl. You know you should like her (she's nice and wholesome!). You want to like her (she's good for you!). You try really hard to like her (Wow! You're so sweet!). But in

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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

BEST SANDWICHES >>> It seems almost a "cheat" to review a French dip sandwich when discussing the best sandwiches in the South Sound. After all, isn't the sandwich simply meat and bread dipped in drippings? This is my column. I can do whatever I please (ha Pappi Swarner!). Besides, The Swiss serves

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SOUND SANDWICHES: MSM Deli's Mike's Deluxe

MAGICAL SANDWICH MAKERS >>> I know it's a bold move to visit Tacoma's Magical Sandwich Makers so early in this sandwich series, but I can't resist the MSM Deli. Yes, that's what the acronym means. Yes, it wins the Best Sandwich year after year in the Weekly Volcano's Best of Tacoma

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SOUND SANDWICHES: Antique's turkey sandwich

A SANDWICH A WEEK >>> Continuing my quest for awesome sandwiches in the South Sound, I dropped in on the Antique Sandwich Company in the little town of Ruston. It's no surprise the Antique serves a tasty sandwich. It's been around since the mid-'70s. It has "sandwich" in its name! Yes, it's

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SOUND SANDWICHES: Meconi's Hot Italian Sub

It's hard to screw up a sandwich, since it requires just enough skill to cram a couple slices of meat and maybe some cheese between two pieces of bread. By the same token, it's also hard to elevate the sandwich into something truly extraordinary. In the months to

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