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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Craving more bites with an exotic flare, Dutch and Jackie head from the heart of downtown a bit south to a South Tacoma Way strip mall surprise, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant. Nestled in the same strip mall that H Mart resides in, Kyoto provides a tiny oasis in a concrete

Grub Gossip

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Gig Harbor establishment, Brix 25, has maintained a reputation for providing a casual fine dining experience that includes innovative dishes paired with exquisite PNW wine varietals and libations under the care of husband and wife team, Katie Doherty and Thad Lyman for nearly a decade now. Some might have noticed

Devil's Reef

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Devil's Reef

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie step straight into a dark and mysterious hangout this week, right in downtown Tacoma's Opera Alley. The Devil's Reef is Caribbean themed in both atmosphere and spice, and full of enough rum concoctions for everyone. Though nautical in focus, it has a dark side to it

Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

It has arrived! Tacoma Restaurant Week boasts big flavor and even bigger savings with over a dozen establishments offering a three-course dining experience for an attractive $30 tab and it runs from April 8-12 and 15-19. A few of the participating spaces even offer tasty coursed lunch hours for a

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Grub Gossip

The South Sound dining scene is an ever-evolving beast. Restaurant news includes special dining opportunities, closures, grand openings and seasonal transitions equating to a continuous feed of foodie headlines, it can be hard to keep up. This week we cover a few of the stories that blipped across our radar

Around the Corner Cafe 2

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Around the Corner Cafe 2

ANNOUNCER: Clearly, Dutch and Jackie have been in the mood for breakfast lately and wished to continue the trend with a visit to South Tacoma Way's Around the Corner Café 2. This sister store is the second of two locations opened last fall. The OG Around the Corner Café calls

The Fuzion Café

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The Fuzion Café

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie head down 6th Ave. in Tacoma -- no, the other end of 6th -- to the Fuzion Café. Here, a foundation of Thai cuisine is combined with the flavors of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.DUTCH: After 30 minutes of my arrival without even a "how

More Restaurant Week menu peek-a-boos

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More Restaurant Week menu peek-a-boos

As Restaurant Week approaches, we here at the office, start salivating. Responsible budgeting equates to me sitting at my desk just pining away at delectable Instagram posts from some of my favorite establishments. But hey, here's the good news, Tacoma Restaurant Week is April 8-12 and 15-19, which means ample

Little Jerry's

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Little Jerry's

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie needed a hearty meal with a side of weird, which took them to Fern Hill's Little Jerry's Restaurant. Opened for only breakfast and lunch, this sitcom-themed diner serves up greasy spoon dishes and lures the masses into their intimate dining space. JACKIE: If you blink you'll

Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Ah, St. Patrick's Day. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can appreciate a good drinking holiday. I mean, most holidays have morphed from gatherings to commemorate iconic people or moments that have impacted us as a species to consumer indulgences like a good sale or an

Fish, brews and so much more

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Fish, brews and so much more

ANNOUNCER: Olympia's Fish Tale Brew Pub takes its traditional pub menu, long list of taps and oyster bar north to Tacoma. Fortunately, Dutch and Jackie are at the ready to pop in and check it out.DUTCH: The menu here is familiar to anyone who has visited the original location in

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With the return of spring also comes Tacoma Restaurant Week. From April 8-12 and 15-19, a plethora of Tacoma area restaurants give patrons a little nudge to dine with them. Each participating establishment offers a three-course dining experience for a cool $30 or for those offering up a lunch only

The Waffle Stop

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The Waffle Stop

ANNOUNCER: This week Dutch and Jackie find themselves craving breakfast throughout the day and land in Tacoma's Proctor district at the Waffle Stop. With waffles ranging from savory to sweet to entirely filling, there is plenty to satisfy.JACKIE: The first thing that caught my attention is that branding is on

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Grub gossip

It can be tricky to keep up with the South Sound dining scene. It is ever-evolving. Grub Gossip is meant to keep you in the loop: restaurant closures, openings, events and more. In this edition we talk about hotdogs, a delectable competition, menu transitions and new spots to nosh. With baseball

La Ca Bar

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La Ca Bar

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie have been waiting for the hype to die down a bit before visiting new Vietnamese eatery, La Ca Bar. Now that it's been a few months, some of the hubbub has died down and it was time to visit this 6th Ave gem.   JACKIE: It's in

Te-te-te, tequila

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Te-te-te, tequila

Listen, I like a good drinking holiday. When the boozes are flowing folks are, traditionally, jovial. There's nothing quite like a little social lubricant to see people connect. And while most any liquor will do, tequila wields a special kind of power of folks. Just when us Pacific Northwesterners begin

The flavor of love

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The flavor of love

Imagine this. You're in rush hour traffic, inching towards home when you realize it. It's the big day, Valentine's Day. You rush to your nearest grocery store and grab that bright red, cellophane wrapped, heart-shaped box of sweets and a bouquet of blossoms, whisk them home and stride through the

Reservation required

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Reservation required

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie this week let their stomach and hearts lead them across the South Sound with each sharing their favorite go-to spots for a romantic evening.DUTCH: An intimate setting is a great start for a romantic night out with the one you love. A loud and crowded location

Taco Rico

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Taco Rico

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie were talking shop, as they often do, when Dutch said something about bacon-wrapped burritos. The obvious next stop in their grub adventure was gas station dining gem, Taco Rico, in Edgewood. Because, bacon. JACKIE: I plugged the address into my Waze app and let my smartphone

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Grub gossip

Shake Shake Shake's sister store, Fish Fish Fish has been one of the most highly anticipated South Sound restaurant openings for some time now. Luckily, for those salivating in excitement as they zip by the 6th Ave. locale, the establishment is expected to open in just a few weeks, seriously.

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