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It's officially spring! In nature that means the bees are buzzing, the animals are all getting a little twitterpated and the flowers are blossoming. It's the season of renewal and new beginnings. The restaurant industry seems to be mirroring this sentiment with grand openings, menu updates and reinvented spaces. Here

El Rey Burro

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El Rey Burro

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head south this week to check out Yelm's fascination with a gas station that boasts the best Mexican food in town. Rarely without a line at the counter, this little gem may be hidden in the back of a service station, but the food takes a

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Craving more bites with an exotic flare, Dutch and Jackie head from the heart of downtown a bit south to a South Tacoma Way strip mall surprise, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant. Nestled in the same strip mall that H Mart resides in, Kyoto provides a tiny oasis in a concrete

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Gig Harbor establishment, Brix 25, has maintained a reputation for providing a casual fine dining experience that includes innovative dishes paired with exquisite PNW wine varietals and libations under the care of husband and wife team, Katie Doherty and Thad Lyman for nearly a decade now. Some might have noticed

Devil's Reef

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Devil's Reef

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie step straight into a dark and mysterious hangout this week, right in downtown Tacoma's Opera Alley. The Devil's Reef is Caribbean themed in both atmosphere and spice, and full of enough rum concoctions for everyone. Though nautical in focus, it has a dark side to it

Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

It has arrived! Tacoma Restaurant Week boasts big flavor and even bigger savings with over a dozen establishments offering a three-course dining experience for an attractive $30 tab and it runs from April 8-12 and 15-19. A few of the participating spaces even offer tasty coursed lunch hours for a

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The South Sound dining scene is an ever-evolving beast. Restaurant news includes special dining opportunities, closures, grand openings and seasonal transitions equating to a continuous feed of foodie headlines, it can be hard to keep up. This week we cover a few of the stories that blipped across our radar

Around the Corner Cafe 2

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Around the Corner Cafe 2

ANNOUNCER: Clearly, Dutch and Jackie have been in the mood for breakfast lately and wished to continue the trend with a visit to South Tacoma Way's Around the Corner Café 2. This sister store is the second of two locations opened last fall. The OG Around the Corner Café calls

The Fuzion Café

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The Fuzion Café

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie head down 6th Ave. in Tacoma -- no, the other end of 6th -- to the Fuzion Café. Here, a foundation of Thai cuisine is combined with the flavors of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.DUTCH: After 30 minutes of my arrival without even a "how

More Restaurant Week menu peek-a-boos

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More Restaurant Week menu peek-a-boos

As Restaurant Week approaches, we here at the office, start salivating. Responsible budgeting equates to me sitting at my desk just pining away at delectable Instagram posts from some of my favorite establishments. But hey, here's the good news, Tacoma Restaurant Week is April 8-12 and 15-19, which means ample

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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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