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While it seems as though Mother Nature has given us a rash of false summer starts and summer storms, all the same it is still food truck season. Rain or shine! Consider a spattering of cloudy skies the ultimate deterrent for those less dedicated than you. That means shorter lines.

Crisp Greens

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Crisp Greens

ANNOUNCER: Fresh and made to order is making a comeback in the South Sound, and Crisp Greens on Sixth Ave. in Tacoma is hoping healthy, fresh options are here to stay. Offering either mix-and-match/build-your-own salad or an assortment of redi-made concoctions, Dutch and Jackie head in for a healthy bite. JACKIE:

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Devon Long and Kristy Kalkhoven served alongside each other on the auction committee for their kids' co-op preschool a few years ago. It was there they discovered they shared a love of event planning, a passion for community, and that both happen to be immigrants with military spouses.

Kobrew

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Kobrew

ANNOUNCER: While Tacoma is already known for great Korean food and abundant breweries, now Tacomites can hit the Ruston waterfront for both in one location. Kobrew has united the city's love of breweries and quality Korean cuisine under one roof. Dutch and Jackie head down to the water

Da Tiki Hut

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Da Tiki Hut

ANNOUNCER: After a grease fire forced Da Tiki Hut to close for repairs last year, the Sixth Ave. staple has reopened its doors. Dutch and Jackie jumped at the chance to enjoy traditional Island treats and see if the family-friendly atmosphere outlasted the closure. DUTCH: That interior was just as I

NW Lumpia

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NW Lumpia

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie cruised down to the side of Center Street that you half expect to find not much in the way of culinary discoveries, but you'd be wrong. At NW Lumpia, a husband and wife team are creating delectable, handmade, FRESH lumpias each day. Some featuring family recipes

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Tis the season for outdoor shenanigans and restaurant openings. There is a plethora of happenings right here in our own backyard, and at times, ones you'll want to plan a trip for, because going on an adventure is always worth the journey. Here are a few things on my radar,

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It's here! It's finally here, the time of year where that glorious, shiny orb in the sky is exuding its warm rays upon us and we can bring our foodie loving ways to the outdoors. It's one of my favorite times of year because I can pretend that basking in

The Pita Pit

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The Pita Pit

ANNOUNCER: The Pita Pit is a national chain that has smatterings around the South Sound, with each location individually owned and operated. Dutch and Jackie head to DuPont this week to check out the pita that inspired a former Tacoma police officer to open his own.DUTCH: Ya gotta love an

Wicked Pies Pizzeria

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Wicked Pies Pizzeria

ANNOUNCER: On the hunt for some good, hand-tossed New York-style pizza in the South Sound can be a challenge. But it is a challenge both Dutch and Jackie are willing to take for the masses, and find themselves in Olympia this week at Wicked Pies Pizzeria. JACKIE: Any time I walk

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One of the neatest events came through our inbox, one for the history nerds and foodie lovers: See, smell and TASTE history at Fort Nisqually's Plough to Plate. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is serving up a unique celebration of 19th-century recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques Saturday, June 15, from 11

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You sometimes discover good eatin' in the unlikeliest of places. I was cocktailing at the Old Cheers West, circa 2003 or so. The place was cave-like dark and smoke-filled (remember when you could smoke in restaurants still?) with music thumping and average joes and scantily clad 20-somethings bumping and writhing

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The brand new E9 Brewpub and Taproom promised delectable food trucks and visiting food fare vendors to provide sustenance to pair with pints of E9 Brews, and this Friday and Saturday they offer Fresh & Distinct Filipino Food with Jan Parker Cookery. Parker has dialed in outdoor cooking to a

State Street Beer Company

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State Street Beer Company

ANNOUNCER: Just around the corner from the bustling Sixth Ave. of Tacoma, in the corner basement of what used to be a long-time antique store, is the latest reason to make your way to Tacoma. Already in town, Dutch and Jackie make their way in for several tap beer and

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

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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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