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The Opal Lounge

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The Opal Lounge

ANNOUNCER: South Tacoma Way in Central Tacoma isn't exactly a destination spot for diners, as the mall up the street tends to reap the shopping traffic. The newly revamped Opal Lounge, however, may just pull some crowds south this holiday season. Adding to what was already a well known bar,

1022 South J

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1022 South J

ANNOUNCER: Situated in Tacoma's Hilltop, you'll discover cocktails curated with care and a Southern-inspired menu with attention to detail. Jackie and Dutch bellied up the rail to enjoy the intimate and charming dining space that is 1022 South J. DUTCH: The cocktail collection here is best described as creative traditional. There

Sapporo Steakhouse

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Sapporo Steakhouse

ANNOUNCER: Taking over the old Jade Palace location in University Place, Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi are beginning to establish their own reputation as a go-to location on this end of town. Whether it is flying kitchen utensils or fresh sushi, Dutch and Jackie head in to check it out. JACKIE:

Grub Gossip

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We're always trying to keep our ear to the ground to get the scoop on fun foodie festivities and news, including restaurant openings and closures. This week, we've included some fun openings to look forward to and a neat learning opportunity for good measure. Some tears might have been shed when

Bleu Note

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Bleu Note

ANNOUNCER: Just finishing up a needed remodel, the Bleu Note in Lakewood is the South Sound place to be if you're looking for a selection of upscale comfort food and feel-good R&B music. Dutch and Jackie head out this week for a relaxed night out with live music, friends, and

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Halloween makes me a little giddy. It's the season to play dress-up, carve pumpkins and get cozy and buckle up for frightfests galore with plenty of horror movies to give you some good scares. I'm a year-round lover of the horror genre but October is a month-long celebration of the

Grub Gossip

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There's a buzz in the air folks, and I can guarantee that Tacoma Restaurant Week (TRW) is going to entice you to eat out for lunch and dinner for the entirety of its run this season. There's too many delectable picks to miss and the fear of missing out leaves

McMenamins Elks Temple

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McMenamins Elks Temple

ANNOUNCER: This past spring, the long awaited Tacoma Elks Temple came back to life with a small hotel and a handful of restaurants that include a family friendly pub that seats 250, a hidden bar with upscale cocktails, a Spanish bar attached to the building's music venue, and a tiki-inspired

Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 20-24 and 27-31, 2019

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Tacoma Restaurant Week Oct. 20-24 and 27-31, 2019

I am, what some might consider, a glutton. Surprise, surprise. I know. But in my realm of reality, I'm simply a lover of the culinary culture. Chefs take great care to be innovative and creative while also paying respect to the history of cuisine -- it takes a certain sort

The Cloverleaf

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The Cloverleaf

ANNOUNCER: A Tacoma landmark and favorite tavern for many locals, The Cloverleaf has spent over 60 years earning their reputation. It has been some time since Dutch and Jackie have hit up this local mainstay, so this week they head down Sixth Ave. for some cold drinks, world famous pizza,

Gather Juice Co.

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Gather Juice Co.

ANNOUNCER: Tacoma locals Sean and Gretchen Doyel -- hoping to offer fast, fresh, healthy options to other Tacoma locals -- have finally opened their doors this past month. The success of similar juice bars in Seattle helped fuel this ambition, and early traffic results would suggest that the neighborhood is

Let’s get literary

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Let’s get literary

Humankind has gathered around the fire to narrate and listen to stories since the dawn of time. It's an instinctive desire that more often than not also includes sharing food and drink as well. Even now in a modern age we gather with complete strangers in a dark room, munching

An American Tavern

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An American Tavern

ANNOUNCER: Just four short months ago, An American Tavern filled the void of what was once Black Kettle Bites and Brew. Boasting a small menu that includes, salads, dogs and tacos -- An American Tavern feels very, well ... American. Dutch and Jackie decided to pop in for a bite

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There are no shortage of delectable gatherings blipping across the foodie radar. I like to think of it as conditioning, just as a marathon runner trains their body -- I do the same. Except I'm preparing for the gluttony of the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite libation

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

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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

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