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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

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

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

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

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

Family friendly dining

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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

New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

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New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

Tacoma has quickly become a hot spot for new hip restaurants with good food and drink. Some are brand new concepts, while others are satellite sites from successes elsewhere. Either way, there are some great places worth repeat visits in Tacoma now with a favorite cuisine for nearly everyone. Seattle's popular

Kickin' it old school

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Kickin' it old school

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head to Olympia to kick it old school style at the hip and happening Old School Pizzeria to grab a slice of pizza pie and play some pinball. JACKIE: Dude, as soon as I spied Mr. T, Prince and Hulk Hogan adorning the wall, I knew

Big bowls of big flavor

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Big bowls of big flavor

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie visit the Lincoln District of Tacoma known for its internationally diverse community, which is evident in the collection of eateries. The cravings turned fresh and spicy this week at Pho Dragon where traditional Vietnamese food is served six days a week for lunch and dinner.JACKIE: Six

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