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Six fall dining options

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Six fall dining options

While preparing a pot of coffee the other morning, my vents came to life blowing warmed air into the kitchen. It was the first of the season -- the aroma of the heater turning on for the first time is one I rejoice in. I'm a woman of simple pleasures,

Chowtown

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Chowtown

ANNOUNCER: With the rise in popularity of food trucks in the South Sound, it was only a matter of time before Tacoma found a spot for people and trucks to gather on a regular basis. Friends Devon and Kristy secured a spot on Mildred across from Tacoma Community College where

Banh Mi Saigon 8

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Banh Mi Saigon 8

ANNOUNCER: With word of a new Vietnamese sandwich shop in Olympia, Dutch and Jackie hurried down I-5 to get their hands around one of ‘em. Located off Martin Way with easy access in and out, Banh Mi Saigon 8 has a great deal of potential to be a hot spot

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Sandwiched between Tacoma and Olympia beer weeks and the grand brouhaha of brew festivities, Oktoberfest, you have September. The month where the kids go back to school and the autumn season begins to set in. There are extracurricular activities to juggle, homework, and all of life's usual to-dos -- it's

La Oveja Negra Eatery

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La Oveja Negra Eatery

ANNOUNCER: The South Sound is long known for the availability of authentic Asian cuisine, and lately, traditional Mexican spots have been popping up throughout the area. The latest of these is La Oveja Negra Eatery on the east side of Tacoma. Open just Friday through Sunday, with plans to open

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I recently spent about a million dollars at Target shopping for school supplies. It was a harsh reality check summer is almost over. The good news, you can stop worrying about your "summer bod" intentions (I mean, I'm team body positivity and really love food so you can imagine that

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

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Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

ANNOUNCER: With several restaurants already covering much of western Washington, Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya bring their internationally popular Japanese dishes to the Tacoma Mall. Known for authentic recipes and bold flavors, Dutch and Jackie brave the back-to-school shoppers for a bowl of ramen. JACKIE: I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised

Lux Perpetua Coffee

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Lux Perpetua Coffee

ANNOUNCER: After visiting the McKinley District to check out Dusty's Hideaway, Dutch and Jackie spied another newcomer to the neighborhood, Lux Perpetua Coffee. Needing some caffeination, the two made a quick stop to check it out. JACKIE: Artsy skateboard decks adorn the walls (though, with a rotating gallery these things may

Abella Pizzeria

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Abella Pizzeria

ANNOUNCER: With the abundance of pizzerias in the South Sound, weeding out the good from the not so good can take a bit of time. Fortunately, Dutch and Jackie are willing to spend that time eating pizza after pizza. This week, they head downtown Tacoma to Abella Pizzeria on Pacific

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When I'm scouring the interwebs and engaging in conversation with foodies like myself, one thing becomes exceptionally clear time and time again: The South Sound really loves its beer. It's not as though I'm on the prowl specifically for hops-fueled festivities, it just so happens that there are an abundance

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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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