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Narai Asian Cuisine

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Narai Asian Cuisine

ANNOUNCER: With so many places in the South Sound to get Asian food, Jackie and Dutch head south to Olympia this week to check out Narai Asian Cuisine. This family-owned business offers classes in Thai cooking, dancing and language in addition to serving up their inspired dishes. Jackie and Dutch

South Sound spirits

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Craft distilleries are still a fairly new concept in the South Sound region. It wasn't until 2008 that distilleries were legal in the state of Washington. So, in the past 10 years, we've gone from having not a one, to a select few, and now the distilling scene is picking

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Here's the thing, parents gotta eat and they can't always ditch their tiny carbon copies to get out and enjoy themselves. It's tricky to navigate because all too often fellow diners roll their eyes and look on smugly once they spy you and your brood filing into a nearby booth.

Pizza Press

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Pizza Press

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of the new pizza parlor with a editorial twist opening on the Ave. Once the grand opening lines died down, the two jetted down to get their pizza pie fix. JACKIE: This was the perfect opportunity for a family dinner date, I'd say. My

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Tacoma Beer Week has arrived. Sunday, Aug. 5, kicks off a seven-day dedication to all things craft brews at 11 Tacoma locations. Beer week is essentially the culmination of several bottle shops, bars and breweries curating tasty hops-driven festivities from beer-pairing dinners to tasting parties, tap takeovers and special brew

Olympia Coffee Roasting Company

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Olympia Coffee Roasting Company

ANNOUNCER: Tacoma has its share of small independent coffee shops, and Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. can now be added to the growing list since opening shop in the Proctor neighborhood. We didn't have to ask Jackie and Dutch twice to get them to a coffee spot. DUTCH: I visited on a

Best Neighborhood Vibe: Sixth Avenue

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Best Neighborhood Vibe: Sixth Avenue

When deciding what makes a neighborhood a stellar destination, a plethora of attributes have to be put into consideration. Diversity in delectable dining options, walkability, funky fresh retail spaces and quality-of-life service spots are all required components that must be present in abundance. The Sixth Avenue District, also known simply as

Best Fine Dining: The Table

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Best Fine Dining: The Table

With a name like The Table and a vision that states "We believe life happens around the table. Our passion for gathering -- whether to create or partake is in honest community," it's no wonder that the space's vibe resonates with diners and was voted as Tacoma's Best Fine Dining.

Rock the Dock Pub

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Rock the Dock Pub

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head just off the beaten path of the heart of Tacoma's Downtown to hidden gem, Rock the Dock Pub. They were both hankering for a neighborhood bar vibe with premier waterfront views. Let's check in.  DUTCH: When you drive up to Rock the Dock, you feel like

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Longer days with no school to entertain little ones leaves me trying to find creative ways to lure them from YouTube, Netflix and the Xbox. Flashy images that dance across the screen entertain the kids while the sun shines bright. When I was little we were shooed outside to fend

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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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