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The Bread Peddler

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The Bread Peddler

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch head south to visit the 222 Market in historic Olympia. The Bread Peddler has been baking up fresh pastries and sandwiches long before the market was in existence, and has now become an anchor for the success the market has become.DUTCH: Full disclosure? I

Millville Pizza Co.

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Millville Pizza Co.

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch were hankering for a slice of pizza pie and an apple wood-fired pizza oven lured them into Gig Harbor's Millville Pizza Co. JACKIE: Like many dining establishments in Gig Harbor, the space is intimate. With warm accents throughout, a record player, framed historic photos and

Nourishing nibbles

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Nourishing nibbles

I was meandering through the produce aisle at the grocery store yesterday when I noticed something. All of the prepackaged salads were ... gone. Mixed greens, spinach, baby arugula. All of them. It looked odd to see an entire display case completely void of the neatly packaged, twice washed greens,

Let's get cozy

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Let's get cozy

There are few things in this world that can make you instantaneously feel warm and cozy. None of these you'll necessarily discover readily available while dining out like say a pup's silky soft fur, the content purr of a kitten, lush velvety blankets or a lover's embrace. As a chill

Marzano

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Marzano

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch take their Italian cravings to Marzano in Parkland this week. Family owned and operated for nearly 30 years, their philosophy is that every diner is family here. Mangiare! DUTCH: I love the household atmosphere when you walk in the door. Plus, the smell of food cooking is

Chang Thai

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Chang Thai

ANNOUNCER: By now you may be wondering, do Dutch and Jackie love Asian fare, or what? Clearly, the answer is yes and luckily, there is no shortage of exotic dining options here in the South Sound. This week our two foodies hit up newly opened, Chang Thai in Lakewood. JACKIE:

Portland libations

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Portland libations

When you need to get away, but not so far away that a plane ticket is required, Portland is a great destination for a day trip or weekend. It's just far enough to feel detached from the humdrum of the daily grind but only a couple hours away. Plus, there's

Song Song Restaurant

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Song Song Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie circled back around to Tacoma's International District to indulge in more exotic fare at newly opened Song Song Restaurant. JACKIE: Song Song embodies strip mall sanctuary status. You could easily zip by during your commute down South Tacoma Way and completely miss this gem. The

The Mill of Milton

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The Mill of Milton

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head a bit north to Milton this week to check out The Mill. Open about six months, this one-half family dining and one-half sports bar covers all the needs of this small town in a one stop shop. And it is doing so with scratch recipes

Crafting beautiful boozes

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Crafting beautiful boozes

Folks enjoy libations for a variety of reasons: in celebration of grand victories, during moments of mourning, sips simply hyphenating bites of a well-prepared meal. Really, a tasty spirit is all about history and good stories and Chambers Bay Distillery adopts this ideal. It all began at Hudtloff Junior High in

A veteran-owned brewery with a mission

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A veteran-owned brewery with a mission

Any true Pacific Northwesterner is a lover of the hops. If Washington had an official state beverage, it'd be a head-to-head tie between roasted bean concoctions and a good craft brew. Luckily, there are a plethora of local spots concocting beer for this very reason, with Forward Operating Base Brewery

Yen Ching

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Yen Ching

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head to Lakewood's International District to visit a longtime local favorite, Yen Ching. This little oasis off of South Tacoma Way has presented Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine for decades now. JACKIE: When you think to yourself that you're hankering for Chinese food, Yen Ching is the

Savor Creperie

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Savor Creperie

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch find themselves in downtown Tacoma this week at Savor Creperie. Though one might expect a fancy set up with crepes on the menu, the atmosphere is more like a fast-food joint where you order and pay at the counter and then find a seat to wait

Artisan markets

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Artisan markets

Let's face it, once the ghoulish shenanigans come to a close on Halloween, Christmas lights begin to line windowsills around town. Out with the pumpkin spice and in with the gingerbread, Santa is making a list and checking it twice because it's time to get prepared for the gift-giving season.

Not a well-kept secret for long

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Not a well-kept secret for long

ANNOUNCER: Dutch had an avalanche of to-dos present themselves out of town this week. Hey, life happens, which is why Jackie is flying solo to discover a delightful little nook full of fresh flavors and loads of charm at Tibbits@FernHill. JACKIE: If you blink, you might miss it. Nestled in the petite

Pairing dinners delight

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Pairing dinners delight

If there's one thing that folks in the food and beverage industry know, it's food and beverage. Many South Sound establishments elevate the traditional dining experience by partnering with winemakers and brewers to present a matrimony of flavor profiles specifically cultivated to best complement both the dish and the drink.

Start salivating

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Start salivating

The South Sound dining scene is forever evolving. New dining establishments are popping up here, there and everywhere and fulfilling hankerings of all sorts. The beauty of the culinary culture is it's everchanging. Chefs move on to new endeavors, owners embark on refreshing journeys and entrepreneurs are choosing Tacoma as

Kickin' it old school

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Kickin' it old school

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head to Olympia to kick it old school style at the hip and happening Old School Pizzeria to grab a slice of pizza pie and play some pinball. JACKIE: Dude, as soon as I spied Mr. T, Prince and Hulk Hogan adorning the wall, I knew

Big bowls of big flavor

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Big bowls of big flavor

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie visit the Lincoln District of Tacoma known for its internationally diverse community, which is evident in the collection of eateries. The cravings turned fresh and spicy this week at Pho Dragon where traditional Vietnamese food is served six days a week for lunch and dinner.JACKIE: Six

All things boo: boozy, boo-tiful, boogieing and boogeymen

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All things boo: boozy, boo-tiful, boogieing and boogeymen

Halloween is the third biggest party season of the year, nipping at the heels of New Year's Eve and Super Bowl Sunday. It's no wonder really, the only things that can compete with resolutions and tossing the ole pig skin is all things pumpkin spice and make believe. We want

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