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Some folks are already near frantic with the holiday festivities underway. The awkward office Christmas party is looming, the mall looks like a special circle of Dante's Inferno, and there's still one more family gathering you have to endure your weird Aunt Sally and her reminding you she used to

The Melon Seed Deli

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The Melon Seed Deli

ANNOUNCER: The Melon Seed Deli in the Oakland neighborhood of Tacoma anchors an area more well known as the area one drives through to get to Home Depot or Target. But this week, Jackie and Dutch make a stop at the deli/frozen yogurt shop.DUTCH: Following a Thanksgiving where I obviously

Fat Zach’s Pizza

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Fat Zach’s Pizza

ANNOUNCER: Anchoring the corner of what is planned to one day be the food truck hub of Puyallup, Fat Zach's is a dream realized from backyard pizzas to a food truck business. Dutch and Jackie are always excited to try a new small business, and when it comes to pizza, we didn't have to

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Let the holiday packing of the pounds begin! I've shoveled enough bite-sized candies into my gaping maw that my sweet tooth is officially satiated for about four months. I can't resist those tiny little chocolates calling my name from the kids overpriced Halloween bucket. My mind is now set on

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Contrary to your local, big box store's floor displays, the holiday season is barely underway. Seriously, we've got a little time before we start spiraling down the vortex and anxiety and shame that those twice yearly, extended family meals can bring. Instead of getting caught up in the hustle and

Burger Seoul

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Burger Seoul

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch are both fans of simple menus with a promise of quality food without room for shortcuts or ingredient mishaps, and Central Tacoma Neighborhood's Burger Seoul fits that bill. With only five items on the menu, Jackie and Dutch were anxious to give it a try. DUTCH: Well,

Halloween-y treats

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Halloween-y treats

I think of Halloween as a type of training. Your body needs to be eased into the season of eating. To amp up for all the holiday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, a month-long pumpkin spice indulgence with a finale of candy corn gorgefest is the best sort of

The Church Cantina

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The Church Cantina

ANNOUNCER: Open just a few months, The Church Cantina brings Cuban-themed dishes with big flavor to the old Ah Badabing location where they used to serve up big pizza pies. Dutch and Jackie heard big flavor, and came rushing in for a taste.DUTCH: The interior is funky, fun, and holds

2018's Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week

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2018's Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week

Being frugal can be a good trait, it helps you save money for life's necessities, or if you're lucky you can tuck dollars away into savings for retirement or ... I dunno, whatever savings goes towards. Knowing when to treat yo'self is also a positive trait. Self-care is good for

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I know, I know, it's barely Halloween and I'm all in. It's time for pumpkin spice everything that will soon segue to Egg Nog obsession and forced family meals slathered in gravy and tryptophan. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though, let's talk gumbo, pumpkin brews and chef appearances. I love

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Eat This Now: The Hoffa

It's not often I get out of the house from some grown up shenanigans but after their domination of the Slider Cook-Off at the Museum of Glass, I finally HAD to check out The Valley. Naturally I was not disappointed. I'm a huge fan of Valley co-owners Rob and Justin

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Eat This Now: Carbonara

While innovation is often times key to culinary brilliance, sometimes one just needs to go back to the basics to concoct a truly divine dining experience. My Eat This Now recommendation this week is one such dish that can be found at Maxwell's Restaurant and Lounge as of Thursday, one

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Eat This Now: Totchos

Did you know top dog on the list of most consumed vegetables in the United States is the potato? Really, it's no wonder. Its far less versatile and less tasty companion, iceberg lettuce, follows it. Anyhow, the potato is a clear winner because it comes in so many different forms:

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Eat This Now: Spinach Salad

Looking back on the last few weeks of Eat This Now recommendations it's pretty clear I love food like a fat kid loves cake. Mmmmm, cake. Though, I haven't covered any cake recently, the last few weeks included cheese dip, doughnuts and fried cheese - all delectable and all maybe on the

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Eat This Now: Spicy Meatballs and Fried Cheese

Stink Tank, the wine bar attached to STINK Cheese & Meat in Tacoma's Triangle District, has changed its moniker ... well sort of. The space is now called El Tufo, which means "stink" in Spanish. Though the establishment has already gained a reputation for its fabulous wines paired with exquisite eats,

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Taste Gig Harbor this weekend

There's a troll that lives under the bridge. He grimaces and holds me for ransom, then gobbles up my money every time I try to return home to Tacoma. Well, I mean, there isn't, but there may as well be. It's that damn toll. The toll makes Gig Harbor seem

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Eat This Now: Legendary Doughnuts

There are many reasons I will never be a fit person. It could have just about everything to do with my aversion to the gym. Aside from not particularly loving the whole sweaty hot mess thing, it often smells like the bog of eternal stench AND I have never really

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Eat This Now: Warm Goat Cheese Dip

Things need not always be complicated to be decadent and delicious - often quite the contrary. Stadium District's Art House Café's Warm Goat Cheese Dip ($13) is a remarkable example. This appetizer is very simple and exquisitely executed with tart, creamy goat cheese delivered lightly browned and sizzling, then topped

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Eat This Now: Special Vietnamese Curry with Sweet Potato

I admittedly don't dine in Lakewood nearly enough. It's not an area I'm opposed to visiting but I find myself always in a rush when in that city. My hairdresser happens to be in Lakewood, but those rare times I whisk myself away for some primping and pampering, the primping

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Eat This Now (Weekend): Bertha's Big ol' Biscuits

When you walk through the doors of Stadium District's Shake Shake Shake it's like walking through a time warp portal delivering you smack dab into a rad, vintage burger joint: think soda machine, clean cut, bee bopping bunny hoppin', McFly fun with creamy delectable shakes and damn tasty burgers. The

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