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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

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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

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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

Cascadia Grill

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Cascadia Grill

ANNOUNCER: Craving classic, comfort dishes with a twist and a little Pacific Northwest kitsch, Jackie and Dutch settle into Olympia's Cascadia Grill this week. DUTCH: The Cascadia Grill is one of my favorite things about Olympia! The eclectic scene and friendly service simply add to the quality and creativity offered

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The sun is still blazing in quiet moments here and there but seriously though, it's fall. It's chilly, moist and my husband's just happy that he doesn't have to mow the lawn as often ... though I'm warming up my raking muscles. Festival season is over; it's time to cozy

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I stepped out onto my porch on a grey morning and felt that chill. You know the one, the first of the season that tells you that autumn has finally arrived. I turned quick on my heels and immediately began to snag the scarves and hats that I'll be donning

En Rama

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En Rama

ANNOUNCER: Hidden in the corner of the Old Post Office building in downtown Tacoma, En Rama serves up creative seasonal cocktails to anyone able to find their way here despite the absence of any signage. With the help of their smartphones, Dutch and Jackie pull up a stool this week

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The action of placing a bright, shiny, red apple on a teacher's desk is the symbolic epitome of the beginning of the academic year. It's rumored that this version of nature's candy has something to do with wisdom, but I think we gift our educators with it because it is

Wooden City

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Wooden City

ANNOUNCER: Located on the far end of Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma just off the edge of the Stadium District, Wooden City takes over the spot formerly occupied by Café Vincero. Award-winning chefs offer a variety of selections ranging from wood-fired pizzas and burgers to oysters on the half shell

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The restaurant industry is a lot like life. We celebrate small victories, birthdays and gatherings and mourn the loss of loved ones. If you love to eat out like me, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. Especially lately, it feels as though we are in the midst of a movement.

Hop Jack’s

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Hop Jack’s

ANNOUNCER: With already five locations throughout the Puget Sound, Hop Jack's opened a sixth location in Lakewood this summer. Advertised as the neighborhood gathering place, Dutch and Jackie head out to see why everyone is gathering here.DUTCH: Walking into Hop Jack's, you're hit with the buzzing of conversations, TVs with

Build a Burger

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Build a Burger

ANNOUNCER: On the prowl for a strip mall gem, Jackie and Dutch caught wind of the newly opened Build a Burger and high-tailed it down Tacoma Mall Boulevard to check it out.    JACKIE: You could easily miss Build a Burger as you zip down the Boulevard, but you'd be missing out

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The scorching hot temps and smoky skies might have you feeling otherwise, but summer days are waning. With that, festival season will come to a close, patios will put up their chairs and foodie festivities will revolve around pumpkin spice and family gatherings. This weekend, though, there are still a

Narai Asian Cuisine

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Narai Asian Cuisine

ANNOUNCER: With so many places in the South Sound to get Asian food, Jackie and Dutch head south to Olympia this week to check out Narai Asian Cuisine. This family-owned business offers classes in Thai cooking, dancing and language in addition to serving up their inspired dishes. Jackie and Dutch

South Sound spirits

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South Sound spirits

Craft distilleries are still a fairly new concept in the South Sound region. It wasn't until 2008 that distilleries were legal in the state of Washington. So, in the past 10 years, we've gone from having not a one, to a select few, and now the distilling scene is picking

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