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Go inside The Vault

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Go inside The Vault

The great thing about a city that thrived in the pre-WW2 era is that there are great old buildings that are being utilized as condos, studios and restaurants all over town. This makes for some venues that draw people in for the old timey feel, and if you add quality

Doyle's Public House

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Doyle's Public House

Already well known in North Tacoma for its great Irish beer and the loud soccer fans that gather for matches televised on one of the multiple TV's around the bar, Doyle's Public House has much more to offer than beer and soccer.  Items such as Irish soda bread, Irish Tatchos

Discover new restaurants

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Discover new restaurants

It's time to get out of your dining rut and discover new South Sound restaurants. And to help you, we have a few suggestions, at places you should definitely try. Paesan Kitchen and BarThe Foss Waterway in Tacoma is quickly becoming a destination spot for walking, socializing, and anyone looking for

El Pulgarcito

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El Pulgarcito

Like most towns in the South Sound, Lakewood is filled with chain restaurants that you can find just about anywhere. However, like every town as well, it has a hidden local favorite that generally only the neighborhood knows about.  Lakewood has a handful of these. El Pulgarcito on South Tacoma

Sip at Infinite Soups

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Sip at Infinite Soups

With the fall weather just around the corner, the time for fruity drinks on the deck in the sun are soon to be just a fond memory. This is where Infinite Soups comes in. With a rotating menu, Infinite offers a dozen or so soups on any given day that

Cascadia Grill

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Cascadia Grill

If your culinary tastes range between chili cheese fries and steak and lobster, or anything else in between, then the Cascadia Grill in Olympia is just the place for you.  It is a family-friendly restaurant offering fresh food from nearly any food category that you may be craving at that

The Beach at Titlow

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The Beach at Titlow

Established just after the end of prohibition in 1934, The Beach at Titlow in Tacoma has flourished for over 80 years in part because of the Narrows Bridge view, but also because of the home-style food it serves up daily.  Like many of the taverns across town, The Beach serves

Hanks Bar and Grill

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Hanks Bar and Grill

Located on the corner of North 6th and K streets, Hanks Bar and Grill (formerly The Corner Bar) serves up some of the best pizza, beers and appetizers in Tacoma.  What once was simply a neighborhood dive bar for the North Slope residents, is quickly becoming one of the best

Tacoma Cabana

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Tacoma Cabana

Tacoma Cabana refers to its style as vacation fusion, and though located in downtown Tacoma right on Pacific Avenue, it makes you feel as if you truly are on vacation.  From the menu, the dark interior and bamboo everything, to the vacation-styled drink menu, it is an in-town escape from

Hot dog king and then some

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Hot dog king and then some

The 6th Ave neighborhood in Tacoma has become a destination for breakfast each weekend, with lines at a handful of eateries up and down the Ave. The Red Hot, already established for great brews and creative dogs, jumped onto the breakfast scene a few months ago and has added Sunday

Deck dining at its best

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Deck dining at its best

There is still plenty of summer weather left, which means that there are still plenty of days to hit Tacoma's waterfront restaurants with its amazing food and view of Commencement Bay.  Many restaurants have come and gone over the years, but Katie Downs has stood the test of time, well

Authentic hot pot

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Authentic hot pot

One of the cool things about living in the Puget Sound is the access to great Asian cuisine, and the South Sound is not short on options. The best part of having such an abundance of choices is that one does not have to settle for inferior or Americanized selections.

Anthony's at Pt. Defiance

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Anthony's at Pt. Defiance

There is no shortage of good seafood in the South Sound, but finding quality, fresh seafood at an affordable price is another story altogether.  Anthony's at Pt. Defiance in Tacoma offers a casual atmosphere with great seafood options next door to the ferry terminal and popular Owen's beach.  Complete with

Art on the Ave eats

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Art on the Ave eats

One of my favorite things to do is to walk the different events and festivals and partake in all the different tasty offerings. Each event always has a little different feel and taste appeal to it, and Art on the Ave this Sunday on Tacoma's 6th Ave is no different.

Hometown Dogs

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Hometown Dogs

Not satisfied with the sub-par Chicago dog offerings in the Puget Sound, Debby Graham decided that with her close proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, she most likely wasn't alone in her frustration.  And rather than settle for less, she did something about it.  She started her own business - Hometown

Freedom of a great burger

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Freedom of a great burger

Summer weather screams for a backyard BBQ, sprinklers in the yard, and the sound of the ice cream truck roaming the neighborhood.  But sometimes you just need to put the pot-luck burger aside and head out for a burger made by people who make them for a living.  There are

Destination pizza

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Destination pizza

The Foss Waterway in Tacoma is quickly becoming a destination spot for walking, socializing, and anyone looking for a casual and comfortable dining experience. One of those places is Paesan Kitchen and Bar, established in 2013. Located on the west side of the waterway, Paesan has a small comfortable feel

Go Philly

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Go Philly

There are times when the day calls for a healthy meal, and then there are days when flavor will drive your decision. And when that day comes, hit up Go Philly on Tacoma Ave. Whether it is the signature cheesesteak, chicken wings, or one of the many tasty side offerings

Hilltop Kitchen

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Hilltop Kitchen

There's a lot to be said about finding your favorite foods and eating them over and over again. After all, that is why these dishes have become our favorites. However, sometimes we just need to escape from our own comfort zone and try something new and unique in the hopes

Taqueria El Antojo

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Taqueria El Antojo

Mexican food is easy to find in the South Sound, and cheap Mexican food seems to be even easier. However, finding affordable authentic Mexican cuisine takes a bit more effort.  Fortunately for South Sounders, Taqueria El Antojo has a ton of affordable offerings served up quickly that taste great.  And

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