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Manny’s Place

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Manny’s Place

ANNOUNCER: Always game for traditional comfort food when it includes breakfast items, Dutch and Jackie head out to the Proctor District in Tacoma. Manny's Place mirrors much of the menu items from Alfred's Café near the Tacoma Dome as both places share ownership. DUTCH: I'm happy to have these menu items

Grub Gossip

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Tacoma's roots are deeply steeped in all things hops. As a city bestowed with the moniker "Grit City" and a self-professed blue-collar vibe, a history of breweries comes naturally. There's no shortage of locally crafted brews and Tacoma is nowhere near peak saturation of suds with a plethora of well-established

Animarum

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Animarum

ANNOUNCER: There is no shortage of fine dining in the South Sound area considering the accessibility to fresh Pacific seafood. However, in search of an opportunity for an upscale meal with a European flair, Dutch and Jackie find themselves in Gig Harbor at Animarum on Harborview Drive. DUTCH: Sandwiched between an

Outside eats

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Outside eats

Get out your shades and SPF 50, tis the season when we all feel obligated to worship that fiery orb in the sky, while spending time frolicking in grassy fields and exploring all that the PNW has to offer. You already know all the waterfront locales will be bursting at

The Red Elm Café

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The Red Elm Café

ANNOUNCER: Directly in the heart of Tacoma's Hill Top neighborhood is the Red Elm Café. With limited kitchen space, they have utilized a panini press and a waffle iron to offer a simple, healthy yet creative menu with nothing over $6. This week, Dutch and Jackie head out to see

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I'm spiraling this year. The Easter Bunny visited our house a day early, you know, because Sunday was such a busy work day for us. You'd think the kids would be excited about such a thoughtful bunny hopping through the house with plastic eggs full of sugary sweet snacks and

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Mother Nature has teased us with a window or two of blissed, sunny rays of sunshine, which means more and more foodie festivities will be taking place outdoors! This is a good thing because we can now pretend that putting on our walking shoes and putting in our steps for

Beefy’s Burgers

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Beefy’s Burgers

ANNOUNCER: Gone is Fish Fish Fish on Sixth, and in its place is another burger concept from the owners of Shake Shake Shake. Dutch and Jackie head down the Ave to get their hands on a burger made from fresh beef. DUTCH: Not a lot of interior change happened from the

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

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Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

One of the favorite parts of my job here at the Weekly Volcano is being challenged to dine out at establishments that aren't necessarily on my radar or among those I tend to have in my boring routine. We all do it; we know what we like; how we like

Tim’s Kitchen

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Tim’s Kitchen

ANNOUNCER: Tim's Kitchen, a popular stop in Orting, opened a second location on South Hill this past month. Dutch and Jackie bring their appetites this week and dive into the huge menu of diner comfort food ranging from breakfast dishes to dinner classics. DUTCH: The weekend breakfast crowd here can cause

Grub Gossip

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Restaurant openings, closures and brew and dumpling-fueled festivities abound in this week's edition of Grub Gossip. Celebrate spring with the Dumplings and Beers Night at Dystopian State Brewing Company Friday, March 29, 5-9 p.m. Indulge in hand-crafted, traditional Siberian dumplings served with a dollop of sour cream and freshly chopped dill.

One bourbon, one wine and one beer

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One bourbon, one wine and one beer

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie had beverages on the brain and skipped spots with a traditional menu. Join them on their journey as they sip, chug and throw back a few. JACKIE: Let's kick things off with the hard stuff. Chambers Bay Distillery is a small space -- tucked away

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While we've just entered the first week of spring, I'm already daydreaming about outdoor foodie festivities, picnics and patios. We're close but not there quite yet. While that shiny, hot orb in the sky teases us for just awhile, we are going to select a few foodie-themed festivities before we

Burs Restaurant

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Burs Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Craving comfort food, Dutch and Jackie head to Lakewood where Burs Restaurant has been serving homestyle breakfast, lunch and dinner for 70 years. After several owners during that time and three name changes, the name Burs, along with a commitment to quality food, has stood for nearly 50 of

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

I scoured the inter webs for my favorite smorgasbord of foodie theme festivities. I'm delighted to say there's an excess of furry and feathered friends and beer. If either are your bag, then you're in luck. This weekend, Harmon Brewing is kicking off a Hub Meet the Brewer, a South Sound

All breakfast -- all day -- all weekend

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All breakfast -- all day -- all weekend

ANNOUNCER: Located right in the heart of Olympia, Our Table offers diner meals that are driven by local and sustainable ingredients and a friendly staff that keep their customers coming back. In turn, they are known throughout town for their contributions made to the community as well. This week, Dutch

My 4 Sons BBQ

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My 4 Sons BBQ

ANNOUNCER: Having hit the one-year open mark, Dutch and Jackie head just out of town to Midland to see what My 4 Sons BBQ is serving. With a menu that's written daily on butcher paper and posted at the door, they could be in for quite an adventure. DUTCH: Let me just get this out

Best of Olympia 2019: Old School Pizzeria

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Best of Olympia 2019: Old School Pizzeria

Define, best. Because here's the thing, sometimes the best thing, a true winner in my book, is something that is exceptional. Exceptional could be applied in so many facets of life: unusual, extraordinary, unprecedented -- you could say memorable even. And let's face it, Old School Pizzeria lures you back

Best of Olympia 2019: Sofie's Scoops Gelato

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Best of Olympia 2019: Sofie's Scoops Gelato

As the old saying goes, "the cream rises to the top," and when it comes to Olympians' favorite hot spot for a sweet treat, this is a literal term in this case. You cast your votes and Sofie's Scoops rose to the top of the charts reigning supreme in not

Gyro Bites

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Gyro Bites

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch venture to the often-forgotten end of Sixth Ave. between Pearl and Jackson and come across a small family Mediterranean place. Gyro Bites offers a bit more than just gyros and is tucked back into the corner opposite of the Grocery Outlet. JACKIE: I'm totally guilty

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