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Grub Gossip

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Another brunch option?! If you're anything like me, you're a bit giddy. Maybe it's the bottomless mimosas and bloody marys that make me swoon. Maybe it's just a good excuse to embrace my desire to eat breakfast fare all day every day. Brunch lovers, you can now add STINK to your itinerary.

King Solomon's Reef

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King Solomon's Reef

Announcer: It was due time that Jackie and Dutch headed to Olympia to indulge in some classic diner grub. The King Solomon's Reef signage called out like a beacon, so the two popped into their cars and heeded the call. Jackie: King Solomon's Reef catches my attention every time I visit

Satisfying, Cheesy Nostalgia

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Satisfying, Cheesy Nostalgia

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie went looking for something simple, old school, and flavorful this week. Their search took them to Pizza Casa in Lakewood; a family owned and operated Italian eatery since 1958 serving up pizza, salads, Italian sandwiches, and pasta to its faithful patrons.   DUTCH: Full disclosure: I've been eating

Grub Gossip

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Summer, summer, summer time has finally arrived! Festival season is in full effect luring the masses to local parks and sometimes the streets to stroll, shop and (my personal favorite) eat!  While some festivals add foodie fun to elevate the festival experience, others embrace our love of all things culinary fully,

Grub Gossip

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My day job includes slinging booze for the masses at a local lounge, so while politics and religion are generally frowned upon as friendly banter over libations, discussions about food and drink are common. A statement made by a guest sitting at the rail recently was something to the effect

Table 47

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Table 47

ANNOUNCER: It was due time to pop in the car and hand over that hefty bridge toll to visit one of the newest dining destinations in Gig Harbor. Boasting plates full of farm-to-table fresh ingredients, Table 47 was a must-stop for Dutch and Jackie this week. JACKIE: My ol' day

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

There are very few things that lure me from the comfort of my bed in dead of night. Why would I shuffle sleepily to the nearby pub with only the dim light of dawn to guide me? What sort of fiery passion ignites an engulfing flame in others? I can

Grub Gossip

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An early look at weekend weather is encouraging for the two food truck festivals going down in the South Sound this weekend. Saturday, June 16, you have the previously mentioned Truckaroo Food Truck Festival taking place at Bates Technical College's South Campus (2201 S. 78th St.), featuring 20 trucks selling

The Harvester

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The Harvester

ANNOUNCER: A long-time popular neighborhood shop in the Stadium District, The Harvester has been serving up diner-style food for years. Now under new management, the old menu has been tossed and a new all-scratch menu has replaced it. Jackie and Dutch rushed in to see what changes have occurred in

Grub Gossip

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I'm not really sure what the "summer bod" thing is all about? I mean, your body is your temple. I've never heard of folks counting the calories they placed upon altars of the divine, why start now!? I'm team Dionysus, that dude knew how to party. Keep the fermented grapes

Lovino Ristorante Italiano in Ruston

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Lovino Ristorante Italiano in Ruston

ANNOUNCER: After a long wait, Lovino Italian restaurant opened a few weeks ago in Ruston. Jackie and Dutch rushed in, even before the cobwebs could be cleaned away, to dine on authentic scratch-made pasta, bread and other hard-to-find dishes.   DUTCH: Though the early stages of any restaurant always bring about some

Grub Gossip

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Yup, it's more foodie news coming your way. Add the following to your already too full calendar. You're going to need to fuel your adventures and productivity, after all.  It looks as though former casino turned Mitchell's Café is undergoing yet another transition. Though the building went vacant for what felt

Shakabrah

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Shakabrah

ANNOUNCER: A staple in North Tacoma, Shakabrah serves up hearty egg and griddle breakfasts for the hungry masses. Under new ownership this past year, many of the favorites are still on the menu, but now with a liquor license, breakfast as well as nightlife has a new feel on 6th

Grub Gossip

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That scorching, shining orb in the sky gets us Pacific Northwesterners all twitterpated! Well, for now anyways. Goodness knows, once the temps rise above 80 degrees we will begin to melt and our exuberance will wane. But for now, we can celebrate that our "summer days" have finally arrived. And

Habit Burger Grill

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Habit Burger Grill

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head to Tacoma this week to get their burger fix at the newest addition, The Habit Burger Grill. The California chain has already expanded elsewhere in the PNW, now Tacoma can see what all the fuss is about. JACKIE: Westgate is about to become the burger destination.

Moshi Moshi Bar

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Moshi Moshi Bar

ANNOUNCER: Partnering with the success of Stadium District's Asian Street Eatery, owners Grissom, Ngov and Nanakornphanom opened up Tacoma's first ramen eatery right next door. Now that the initial lines have tapered off, Jackie and Dutch rush in to see what all the excitement is about. DUTCH: There are several tables

BBQ2U

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BBQ2U

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of some BBQ buzz and followed the smoky wafts to Gig Harbor's newest BBQ joint, BBQ2U. JACKIE: Early last month, the masses were flocking to BBQ2U and devouring the goods like they were going out of style. The interior is spacious and the aromas

Grub Gossip

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I know what you're thinking, you were expecting a Mother's Day dining feature here ... admit it. You were. As a mama myself, I totally get it. However, if you don't know what your beloved mother's favorite restaurant is, I'm not doing the legwork for you. Nope. You're gonna have

Patio Palooza

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Patio Palooza

Guys! Take a peek out of your window right now! Unless Washington is being her usual temperamental self, that shiny orb in the sky is called the sun. And I'm pretty sure she's sticking around for a while. Or, at the very least a few consecutive days here and there,

Fish fish fish

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Fish fish fish

ANNOUNCER: It has been a long wait for the swanky 1960's-styled fish and chips shop to open, but Dutch and Jackie rush into Fish Fish Fish this week to see what they can catch. Another venture by the owners of Shake Shake Shake, this too is designed with family and

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