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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

Grub Gossip

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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

Grub Gossip

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This summer has been exceptionally mild compared to some which leads me to believe or at least hope that an Indian Summer is in our future. This way we can indulge in more warmed dusk hours of culinary bliss and quiet summer walks with full bellies. I'm daydreaming over here!

Andy’s Bistro

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Andy’s Bistro

ANNOUNCER: Having already found success with more traditional Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in the South Sound as the owner of Lemon Grass, Nicole Pham explores a wider variety of dishes with influences in Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and Western-influenced sandwiches. In this case, the bistro is named for her son, that

Best of Tacoma 2019: Asado

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Asado

Whether you're on the prowl for the perfect ambiance to make eyes across the table or just want to grab some reasonably priced, exceptional grub, Asado has been chosen by the people as the best for both! It's a rare matrimony, Best Date Night and Best Happy Hour together, as

Best of Tacoma 2019: Peaks and Pints

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Peaks and Pints

When Peaks and Pints declare themselves as "a craft beer taproom where brew nerds can wave their geek flags," they mean it. Peaks and Pints is a beer lovvas paradise. It's like the Narnia of brews with 13 cooler doors that lead to more than 650 craft beers and ciders.

Best of Tacoma 2019: Cactus Proctor

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Cactus Proctor

With the Proctor District ever evolving, it seems pretty obvious that the people's choice for Best New Restaurant would just happen to reside there. Considering Seattle-based Cactus Southwest Kitchen and Bar has been curating and executing Southwest-inspired cuisine for nearly three decades, by the time they set their sights on

Grub Gossip

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The Thurston Chamber Foundation's 8th Annual Olympia Brew Fest is fast approaching and goes down Aug. 3, 1-8:30 p.m. This summer hops and malts fueled celebration features over 30 handpicked Northwest breweries hauling in over 60 sippers. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 day of, and include a commemorative

Dusty’s Hideaway

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Dusty’s Hideaway

ANNOUNCER: The McKinley Hill Neighborhood of Tacoma is a hidden gem just across the freeway from the bustling downtown. Known more for its eclectic residents and quaint shops, it hasn't traditionally been the "go-to" for dining in town. However, Dusty's Hideaway has converted a house into what they hope to

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While it seems as though Mother Nature has given us a rash of false summer starts and summer storms, all the same it is still food truck season. Rain or shine! Consider a spattering of cloudy skies the ultimate deterrent for those less dedicated than you. That means shorter lines.

Crisp Greens

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Crisp Greens

ANNOUNCER: Fresh and made to order is making a comeback in the South Sound, and Crisp Greens on Sixth Ave. in Tacoma is hoping healthy, fresh options are here to stay. Offering either mix-and-match/build-your-own salad or an assortment of redi-made concoctions, Dutch and Jackie head in for a healthy bite. JACKIE:

Grub Gossip

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Devon Long and Kristy Kalkhoven served alongside each other on the auction committee for their kids' co-op preschool a few years ago. It was there they discovered they shared a love of event planning, a passion for community, and that both happen to be immigrants with military spouses.

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