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Grub gossip

It can be tricky to keep up with the South Sound dining scene. It is ever-evolving. Grub Gossip is meant to keep you in the loop: restaurant closures, openings, events and more. In this edition we talk about hotdogs, a delectable competition, menu transitions and new spots to nosh. With baseball

La Ca Bar

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La Ca Bar

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie have been waiting for the hype to die down a bit before visiting new Vietnamese eatery, La Ca Bar. Now that it's been a few months, some of the hubbub has died down and it was time to visit this 6th Ave gem.   JACKIE: It's in

Te-te-te, tequila

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Te-te-te, tequila

Listen, I like a good drinking holiday. When the boozes are flowing folks are, traditionally, jovial. There's nothing quite like a little social lubricant to see people connect. And while most any liquor will do, tequila wields a special kind of power of folks. Just when us Pacific Northwesterners begin

The flavor of love

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The flavor of love

Imagine this. You're in rush hour traffic, inching towards home when you realize it. It's the big day, Valentine's Day. You rush to your nearest grocery store and grab that bright red, cellophane wrapped, heart-shaped box of sweets and a bouquet of blossoms, whisk them home and stride through the

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ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie this week let their stomach and hearts lead them across the South Sound with each sharing their favorite go-to spots for a romantic evening.DUTCH: An intimate setting is a great start for a romantic night out with the one you love. A loud and crowded location

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

Grub gossip

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Grub gossip

Shake Shake Shake's sister store, Fish Fish Fish has been one of the most highly anticipated South Sound restaurant openings for some time now. Luckily, for those salivating in excitement as they zip by the 6th Ave. locale, the establishment is expected to open in just a few weeks, seriously.

Pinkies up!

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Pinkies up!

Oh sure, between deadlines and jam-packed schedules you might be tempted to hit the drive-thru window and get all jacked on quad shot espressos, but sometimes the best thing to do is slow your roll. Call up some company, put down your smartphone and wind down with afternoon tea. Not

Smokin' Zee's

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Smokin' Zee's

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie's cravings for sweet and tangy smoked meats takes them to Lakewood this week. Fortunately, Smokin' Zee's parked the seasonal food truck and opened a permanent location just off Steilacoom Blvd. in Lakewood, so now we can all enjoy their barbeque year-round.JACKIE: This space is funky. It's

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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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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