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Singles night out in Tacoma

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Singles night out in Tacoma

Oh sure, the cyber age has shifted the way we find love. You can download the latest app and slide your way through hundreds of local singles looking to hookup from the comfort of your couch. Let's face it, though, there's nothing quite like getting all dolled up and dapper

All eyes on UP

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All eyes on UP

A nation of golfers' eyes will be on University Place next week, however, a lot of people will be told they're looking at Seattle.  That's okay.  The once sleepy town of UP knows how to fight for what it wants, and over the past 10 years, that is apparently to

Sanford and Son Antiques & Auction

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Sanford and Son Antiques & Auction

That's the product of 123 years of Tacoma air," Sanford and Son Antiques & Auction, Jennifer Aarde tells me. Sanford and Son has been providing a unique shopping experience as the largest singly owned antique shop in the Pacific Northwest located in downtown Tacoma since 1985. The space is like

Tasting your way around Tacoma's summer

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Tasting your way around Tacoma's summer

Tis the season ... for eating. Sure, that is usually a statement applied to the winter holidays, but let's get real, dinner surrounded by snot nosed distant cousins and crazy uncles are not all they're cracked up to be. Summer, however, equate to glorious sunny days, long walks and waterfronts,

Marrow and Hilltop Kitchen release spring menus

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Marrow and Hilltop Kitchen release spring menus

For the guest, it all begins with plating. As each dish arrives, it displays flawless presentation and resembles an edible work of art that speaks volumes even before the first bite. Seasonal menus are making their debut everywhere, but for many, it's not so much about image or branding as

Happy Belly classes

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Happy Belly classes

When you envision what a "Spring Sweets Baking Class" looks like, you are likely to break out in a sweat and be reminded of working alongside flour-covered counters with your granny. You may fear what side effects such a class will have on your waistline. Fear not, friends, because Happy

Boathouse 19 wins Tournament of Mac and Cheese

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Boathouse 19 wins Tournament of Mac and Cheese

While everyone else was thinking about the NCAA Basketball Tournament last week, at the Weekly Volcano, we were elbows deep in a culinary throwdown of epic proportions.  It was all about Mac and Cheese Madness, and brackets were lined with the "who's who'"of Tacoma eateries, which were pitted against each

Bourbon

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Bourbon

I am a lover of the bourbon. Whiskey, Rye, Irish and Kentucky Mash are all the bees knees in this gal's book. The complex flavors pair well while dining out, and bourbons are good for sipping, which is my preferred method of imbibing. Thoughtful people sip; deep and compelling minds

Sliders under glass

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Sliders under glass

Cue the music: Tiny burgers / In my belly; Make me happy (make me happy) / Make me feel fine (make me feel fine). Slider sammies are still trending, and that's A-OK with me. These versatile morsels pack big flavor between two wee buns. I mean, what's not to like? And Saturday,

Their Irish tables

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Their Irish tables

Any holiday that encourages partaking in food and drink to celebrate is something I can get behind. Which, let's face it, for those who love food and drink, that's every holiday - save for maybe Martin Luther King, Jr. and President's Day. I don't think anyone celebrates those with more

10 awesome tacos in Tacoma

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10 awesome tacos in Tacoma

Have you ever noticed how Tacoman reads like "Taco Man" to non-natives? It's a little silly, but really, everyone loves some tacos, so I tend not to correct them. This "Taco Man" character would be one popular fella. It only seems natural, then, that Tacoman diners would partake in the

Super Bowl XLIX eats and drinks in the South Sound

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Super Bowl XLIX eats and drinks in the South Sound

I have a bone to pick with Macklemore. Shortly after the Seahawks were crowned NFC champions in 2014, Seattle superstar rapper Macklemore took to the stage with no less than four Grammy wins and a live performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. He did not once even utter the phrase,

Adding more to the Top of Tacoma

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Adding more to the Top of Tacoma

In the summer of 2011, Tacoma witnessed genuine culinary overachieving when Jaime Kay Jones and Chef Kyle Wnuk opened Sixth Avenue establishment Marrow. Jaime and husband Jason already owned T-town staple Top of Tacoma Bar and Cafe and ventured forward with a more finessed approach at Marrow, which featured gourmet-styled

Rise and Shine Road in Tacoma

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Rise and Shine Road in Tacoma

In these modern times where everyone is on the go, it seems as though the most important meal of the day is neglected and often replaced with power bars and copious amounts of roasted bean. Long gone are the days of a full buffet-style breakfast placed upon the dining room

Happy new food trends

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Happy new food trends

Here we are again. Another year is behind us. The year 2014 has nearly come to a close with 2015 awaiting, and with that enters new resolutions, goals, hopes and aspirations we hope to attain: "Welp, that didn't happen this year; there's always next." As I was ruminating on this,

Stina's Cellars celebrates the season

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Stina's Cellars celebrates the season

Though Washington has garnered much-deserved attention as a major player in the craft brew and winery scene, the city of Lakewood is not the first to come to mind when thinking of these culinary arts. Those who have visited know that Lakewood is primarily what one would consider a concrete

Polar Plaza ice rink musicians reveal where they eat

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Polar Plaza ice rink musicians reveal where they eat

For the third year in a row, the Weekly Volcano will host live bands every Saturday night at the Franciscan Polar Plaza ice rink. In conjunction with the Tacoma Art Museum's new Haub wing and "Art of the American West" exhibit, editor Pappi Swarner has booked seven Saturdays of bluegrass,

Comfort food in Tacoma

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Comfort food in Tacoma

I awake in the morning to find it is still dark, and the idea of being bright-eyed and bushy-tailed escapes me. The sun hasn't greeted me, and seemingly fails to because when I get off work, it's still dark! While everyone else is marveling over the "extra hour" of sleep

Where Tacoma bartenders eat after work

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Where Tacoma bartenders eat after work

Being a veteran of the restaurant industry - aka former boozeslinger - smiling server-type for many years now, combined with the fact that I've been hitting the streets for the foodnik scoop for several years, I have befriended many a bartender. I like to pretend this is because of the

Halloween drinks and eats

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Halloween drinks and eats

Like most Pacific Northwest women in my general age bracket, I adore the autumn season. Scarves, hats, boots, pumpkin-flavored everything, falling leaves and Halloween! I always buy the kids' costumes a size too big so I can bundle them up underneath, and they look like wee puffy marshmallow monsters terrorizing

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