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Signage for Oddfellas Pub & Eatery have officially been installed in the Westgate Shopping Center located on North 21st and Pearl St. in Tacoma. Situated next door to The Habit Burger Grill, I'm enticed by the "Open in February" sign in the window. While some strip mall gems reside in

More foodie festivities

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More foodie festivities

If your New Year's resolutions resolution has fizzled, fear not. The beginning of the year is an arbitrary marker. Start again. My high hopes of delving deep into the foodie festivities of 2019 have been a bit neglected. By neglected I mean to say that if I'm not going to

Creamy blissfulness

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Creamy blissfulness

ANNOUNCER: Locally sourced and naturally flavored ice cream is now available in University Place in the same complex as Whole Foods. Dutch and Jackie grabbed the kids and headed out to indulge themselves to try as many flavors as they could manage.DUTCH: I really liked the location, though only a

A few events this first weekend of 2019

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A few events this first weekend of 2019

With the new year I'm usually all gung-ho and supportive of those with resolutions. But with 2019 being rung in with the motto "new year, new me!" being proclaimed by many and hashtagged to high heaven, I'm feeling a little less hopeful about dietary resolutions. Don't get me wrong, I

Fern Room

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Fern Room

ANNOUNCER: With vintage and retro so popular, the space formerly Tacoma Cabana, the new Fern Room is oozing with a 1970's vibe. From the décor, to the music, to the menu itself, everything is a journey to the past. Jackie and Dutch boogie on in to get the skinny. JACKIE: Holy

Good eats on wheels

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Good eats on wheels

ANNOUNCER: Open just a few months now, the Street Eats Mobile Eatery is beginning to get a solid customer base willing to follow them around the South Sound. Floating between Bonney Lake and Tacoma, Dutch and Jackie got out the GPS this week and chased them down. DUTCH: Chasing down a

Foodie-themed festivities for New Year’s and beyond

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Foodie-themed festivities for New Year’s and beyond

As one year comes to a close and another is looming just ahead, I make it a point to refresh my admiration of the local culinary culture by finding delectable happenings around the South Sound. There's never a shortage of something going down from pairing dinners to cooking courses. Here's

BITE at Hotel Murano

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BITE at Hotel Murano

ANNOUNCER: Located in the heart of downtown Tacoma, you'll find the Murano Hotel. Inside, up just one set of stairs, you'll find locally crafted foods for locals and visitors alike. And this week, Dutch and Jackie weave through the busy shopping traffic to get their teeth into what BITE has

Brimstone PNW

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Brimstone PNW

ANNOUNCER: New to Gig Harbor is Brimstone, a smokehouse that hasn't seen a meat it won't smoke, or a style, or flavor for that matter. This is a place for people who truly love anything smoked and are willing to try a multitude of flavor palettes. Dutch and Jackie jumped

Grub Gossip

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December has got to be the craziest month of the year! We've barely recouped from having to tolerate the family over a Thanksgiving feast before we are thrust into the holiday grind. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, super sales, Pinterest crafts and mad dashes through the mall. It's

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Some folks are already near frantic with the holiday festivities underway. The awkward office Christmas party is looming, the mall looks like a special circle of Dante's Inferno, and there's still one more family gathering you have to endure your weird Aunt Sally and her reminding you she used to

The Melon Seed Deli

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The Melon Seed Deli

ANNOUNCER: The Melon Seed Deli in the Oakland neighborhood of Tacoma anchors an area more well known as the area one drives through to get to Home Depot or Target. But this week, Jackie and Dutch make a stop at the deli/frozen yogurt shop.DUTCH: Following a Thanksgiving where I obviously

Fat Zach’s Pizza

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Fat Zach’s Pizza

ANNOUNCER: Anchoring the corner of what is planned to one day be the food truck hub of Puyallup, Fat Zach's is a dream realized from backyard pizzas to a food truck business. Dutch and Jackie are always excited to try a new small business, and when it comes to pizza, we didn't have to

Grub Gossip

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Let the holiday packing of the pounds begin! I've shoveled enough bite-sized candies into my gaping maw that my sweet tooth is officially satiated for about four months. I can't resist those tiny little chocolates calling my name from the kids overpriced Halloween bucket. My mind is now set on

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Contrary to your local, big box store's floor displays, the holiday season is barely underway. Seriously, we've got a little time before we start spiraling down the vortex and anxiety and shame that those twice yearly, extended family meals can bring. Instead of getting caught up in the hustle and

Burger Seoul

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Burger Seoul

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch are both fans of simple menus with a promise of quality food without room for shortcuts or ingredient mishaps, and Central Tacoma Neighborhood's Burger Seoul fits that bill. With only five items on the menu, Jackie and Dutch were anxious to give it a try. DUTCH: Well,

Halloween-y treats

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Halloween-y treats

I think of Halloween as a type of training. Your body needs to be eased into the season of eating. To amp up for all the holiday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, a month-long pumpkin spice indulgence with a finale of candy corn gorgefest is the best sort of

The Church Cantina

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The Church Cantina

ANNOUNCER: Open just a few months, The Church Cantina brings Cuban-themed dishes with big flavor to the old Ah Badabing location where they used to serve up big pizza pies. Dutch and Jackie heard big flavor, and came rushing in for a taste.DUTCH: The interior is funky, fun, and holds

2018's Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week

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2018's Fall Tacoma Restaurant Week

Being frugal can be a good trait, it helps you save money for life's necessities, or if you're lucky you can tuck dollars away into savings for retirement or ... I dunno, whatever savings goes towards. Knowing when to treat yo'self is also a positive trait. Self-care is good for

Grub Gossip

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I know, I know, it's barely Halloween and I'm all in. It's time for pumpkin spice everything that will soon segue to Egg Nog obsession and forced family meals slathered in gravy and tryptophan. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though, let's talk gumbo, pumpkin brews and chef appearances. I love

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