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Straight From Philly

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Straight From Philly

ANNOUNCER: Hearing word of the newest cheesesteak joint serving up classics, gyros, burgers and loaded fries -- Dutch and Jackie popped down to Straight From Philly in the heart of Tacoma's Downtown. JACKIE: This spot here is a little nook of delight right now. Situated next to Mad Hat Tea and

The Social Bar and Grill

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The Social Bar and Grill

ANNOUNCER: Though the summer months have come and gone, Dutch and Jackie longed for sweeping views of Foss Waterway and peeks of The Museum of Glass. Naturally, they jetted down Dock Street to indulge in The Social Bar and Grill. JACKIE: I've been a fan of The Social from day

Takos Koreanos

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Takos Koreanos

ANNOUNCER: It seems there is a Korean fusion theme that continues this week as Dutch goes solo to give Mex-Asian a shot at Takos Koreanos in South Tacoma. The owners have taken an idea they played with in Chicago and turned it into a full fledge concept restaurant here in

Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero

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Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero

ANNOUNCER: Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero boasts authentic Mexican cuisine with a meat-driven, steakhouse-inspired menu. If you mention steak or Mexican dishes to Dutch or Jackie, they are sure to arrive with their appetites.JACKIE: The ambiance is intimate! I've heard quite a buzz surrounding Ta Carbon and would have never guessed such

Salamone’s Pizza

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Salamone’s Pizza

ANNOUNCER: When word on the street had it that there was New York-style slices of pizza pie right here in Tacoma, the masses flocked to the intimate space that was slinging slices. Dutch and Jackie were on standby, awaiting shorter lines. The time has finally arrived for Salamone's Pizza. JACKIE:

Souper Pho

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Souper Pho

ANNOUNCER: Open just over a month, Souper Pho in Tacoma's Westgate Center is designed with family in mind. A little taste of several Asian cuisine favorites will surely fit the bill for everyone. Jackie and Dutch are always up for a menu with lots of options.JACKIE: Souper Pho is one

Summit Pub

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Summit Pub

ANNOUNCER: The Washington State Fair season is in full effect, giving Jackie and Dutch the perfect excuse to hit up some Puyallup area hot spots. This week, they wanted to take a peek at Summit Pub's new digs. JACKIE: I'd never been to the OG Summit Pub so I don't have

Ten South Sound essential meals

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Ten South Sound essential meals

With such a generous variety of cuisines available in the South Sound, it can be difficult to decide what to eat. We’ve all been there, deciding between a burger or Chinese take-out. However, diversity can also offer some great dishes that you don’t find at every restaurant, or at the

Best Tap Room, Best Bottle Shop: Peaks and Pints

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Best Tap Room, Best Bottle Shop: Peaks and Pints

Peaks and Pints is already established as a neighborhood destination watering hole for those in and around the growing neighborhood of Proctor. One walk in the door and you'll feel the friendly vibe from owners Robby Peterson, Justin Peterson and Ron Swarner and their dedicated staff. The back of the dining

King Solomon's Reef

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King Solomon's Reef

Announcer: It was due time that Jackie and Dutch headed to Olympia to indulge in some classic diner grub. The King Solomon's Reef signage called out like a beacon, so the two popped into their cars and heeded the call. Jackie: King Solomon's Reef catches my attention every time I visit

Fried chicken done right!

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Fried chicken done right!

If like me, your mom made the best fried chicken in town, then you've become a bit of a snob when it comes to eating this American staple in a restaurant. I spent the last month on a fried chicken pilgrimage to see who, if anyone, could match the culinary

Table 47

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Table 47

ANNOUNCER: It was due time to pop in the car and hand over that hefty bridge toll to visit one of the newest dining destinations in Gig Harbor. Boasting plates full of farm-to-table fresh ingredients, Table 47 was a must-stop for Dutch and Jackie this week. JACKIE: My ol' day

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

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

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 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

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

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

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