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Easy Thai Easy Go

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Easy Thai Easy Go

ANNOUNCER: With Jackie a bit under the weather, Dutch is left to a table for one in Gig Harbor. Just before you hit the Purdy bridge, there are a collection of places to grab a bite, from a quick-stop grocery store, to pizza, a few local bars, or the new

Ten cheap eats near JBLM

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Ten cheap eats near JBLM

Affordable meals are available across the South Sound if you know where to look. Like most people, I enjoy eating out and avoiding the clean-up of cooking at home. However, I don't like that sometimes it can cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately, the variety of offerings throughout the South

Best of Tacoma 2019: Pretty Gritty Tours

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Pretty Gritty Tours

Sometimes the very thought of joining a tour group evokes visions of people in Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts, and socks with sandals. I myself am often a quick "no thank you" when the suggestion arises. However, Pretty Gritty Tours in Tacoma has changed how I view a tour through historical

Fourth of July BBQ eats

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Fourth of July BBQ eats

For many patriots across the South Sound, the Fourth of July means burgers and dogs on the grill. But for those of us that crave something just a little more -- there's BBQ. Let's talk real BBQ, slow-cooked, tender meats, dripping in sauce that require a stack of napkins afterward.

Moonrise Café

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Moonrise Café

ANNOUNCER: Known mostly for its pies and house-made jam, the Moonrise Café in Lakewood serves up some of the most creative breakfasts in the South Sound. If your diet of choice is carnivorous or vegan, then you are sure to find what you are looking for on the menu. Dutch

Cactus

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Cactus

ANNOUNCER: As Tacoma's charming Proctor District continues to evolve, Jackie and Dutch are lured once again to dine at a newly opened establishment. Cactus, Seattle-born chain, boast Tex-Mex-styled cuisine. JACKIE: This spot is bustling with activity! Although, due to some creative design choices, even at full capacity Cactus manages to feel

Odd Fella’s Pub & Eatery

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Odd Fella’s Pub & Eatery

ANNOUNCER: As Tacoma's Westgate Shopping Center continues to expand, Dutch and Jackie are lured over to sample the strip mall offerings. This week, they pop into Odd Fella's Pub & Eatery. JACKIE: Don't let the "pub" moniker scare you, Odd Fella's has family-friendly dining on one half and a lounge on

Asian fusion comes to Olympia

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Asian fusion comes to Olympia

ANNOUNCER: It doesn't take much to get Jackie and Dutch to take a trip south to Olympia to try out a new place. And this week, the trip offers a Korean-inspired menu packed with fresh ingredients and lots of flavor options for them to choose from. JACKIE: I'd like to come

Mi Casa Mexican Food

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Mi Casa Mexican Food

ANNOUNCER: Heading to where the food is in Lakewood, Dutch and Jackie find themselves on South Tacoma Way. And surprisingly the cuisine of choice is not Asian influenced, but rather a small but authentic Mexican spot -- Mi Casa. JACKIE: If South Tacoma Way can boast of anything, it would be

Top 10 breakfast sweet treats

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Top 10 breakfast sweet treats

I'm a firm believer in living life to the fullest -- at least when it comes to sweets. "Life is short, eat dessert first" is my motto. With that said, is there any better way to start the day than with a sweet breakfast? Pancakes, waffles, French toast, or even

Best of Olympia 2019: O'Blarney's Irish Pub

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Best of Olympia 2019: O'Blarney's Irish Pub

The readers have spoken! And O'Blarney's Irish Pub on Martin Way is a triple threat. Not only has it been selected as the Best Lunch Spot for it's great food, but also as the Best Sports Bar and Meeting Place. As you enter, you'll find a family dining area to the

Best of Olympia 2019: Tugboat Annies

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Best of Olympia 2019: Tugboat Annies

I've always been a fan of dinner and a show. There is something about the combination of a good meal and good entertainment all wrapped into one evening with a partner of choice. I'm equally fond of a weekend breakfast out where I can relax from the chores at home,

Snow Day sips and stops

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Snow Day sips and stops

ANNOUNCER: Whether you call it "snowmageddon," "snowpocalypse," or just enough snow to matter, one thing is certain, the Sound Sound is losing their damn minds. Before the white stuff started to give the ground a proper dusting, the hordes were in a panic, swiping every loaf of bread and stalk

Marvel Bay Café

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Marvel Bay Café

ANNOUNCER: Just off Pacific Avenue near the campus of PLU, the Marvel Market offers hard-to-find European produce, baked goods as well as meats and cheeses. With a focus on Eastern European cuisine, the attached Marvel Bay Café, which offers breakfast and lunch, also has a heavy Eastern European focus. Jackie and

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

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