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Summit Pub

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Summit Pub

ANNOUNCER: The Washington State Fair season is in full effect, giving Jackie and Dutch the perfect excuse to hit up some Puyallup area hot spots. This week, they wanted to take a peek at Summit Pub's new digs. JACKIE: I'd never been to the OG Summit Pub so I don't have

Grub Gossip

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The action of placing a bright, shiny, red apple on a teacher's desk is the symbolic epitome of the beginning of the academic year. It's rumored that this version of nature's candy has something to do with wisdom, but I think we gift our educators with it because it is

Wooden City

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Wooden City

ANNOUNCER: Located on the far end of Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma just off the edge of the Stadium District, Wooden City takes over the spot formerly occupied by Café Vincero. Award-winning chefs offer a variety of selections ranging from wood-fired pizzas and burgers to oysters on the half shell

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The restaurant industry is a lot like life. We celebrate small victories, birthdays and gatherings and mourn the loss of loved ones. If you love to eat out like me, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. Especially lately, it feels as though we are in the midst of a movement.

Hop Jack’s

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Hop Jack’s

ANNOUNCER: With already five locations throughout the Puget Sound, Hop Jack's opened a sixth location in Lakewood this summer. Advertised as the neighborhood gathering place, Dutch and Jackie head out to see why everyone is gathering here.DUTCH: Walking into Hop Jack's, you're hit with the buzzing of conversations, TVs with

Build a Burger

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Build a Burger

ANNOUNCER: On the prowl for a strip mall gem, Jackie and Dutch caught wind of the newly opened Build a Burger and high-tailed it down Tacoma Mall Boulevard to check it out.    JACKIE: You could easily miss Build a Burger as you zip down the Boulevard, but you'd be missing out

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The scorching hot temps and smoky skies might have you feeling otherwise, but summer days are waning. With that, festival season will come to a close, patios will put up their chairs and foodie festivities will revolve around pumpkin spice and family gatherings. This weekend, though, there are still a

Narai Asian Cuisine

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Narai Asian Cuisine

ANNOUNCER: With so many places in the South Sound to get Asian food, Jackie and Dutch head south to Olympia this week to check out Narai Asian Cuisine. This family-owned business offers classes in Thai cooking, dancing and language in addition to serving up their inspired dishes. Jackie and Dutch

South Sound spirits

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South Sound spirits

Craft distilleries are still a fairly new concept in the South Sound region. It wasn't until 2008 that distilleries were legal in the state of Washington. So, in the past 10 years, we've gone from having not a one, to a select few, and now the distilling scene is picking

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Here's the thing, parents gotta eat and they can't always ditch their tiny carbon copies to get out and enjoy themselves. It's tricky to navigate because all too often fellow diners roll their eyes and look on smugly once they spy you and your brood filing into a nearby booth.

Pizza Press

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Pizza Press

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of the new pizza parlor with a editorial twist opening on the Ave. Once the grand opening lines died down, the two jetted down to get their pizza pie fix. JACKIE: This was the perfect opportunity for a family dinner date, I'd say. My

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Tacoma Beer Week has arrived. Sunday, Aug. 5, kicks off a seven-day dedication to all things craft brews at 11 Tacoma locations. Beer week is essentially the culmination of several bottle shops, bars and breweries curating tasty hops-driven festivities from beer-pairing dinners to tasting parties, tap takeovers and special brew

Olympia Coffee Roasting Company

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Olympia Coffee Roasting Company

ANNOUNCER: Tacoma has its share of small independent coffee shops, and Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. can now be added to the growing list since opening shop in the Proctor neighborhood. We didn't have to ask Jackie and Dutch twice to get them to a coffee spot. DUTCH: I visited on a

Best Neighborhood Vibe: Sixth Avenue

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Best Neighborhood Vibe: Sixth Avenue

When deciding what makes a neighborhood a stellar destination, a plethora of attributes have to be put into consideration. Diversity in delectable dining options, walkability, funky fresh retail spaces and quality-of-life service spots are all required components that must be present in abundance. The Sixth Avenue District, also known simply as

Best Fine Dining: The Table

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Best Fine Dining: The Table

With a name like The Table and a vision that states "We believe life happens around the table. Our passion for gathering -- whether to create or partake is in honest community," it's no wonder that the space's vibe resonates with diners and was voted as Tacoma's Best Fine Dining.

Rock the Dock Pub

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Rock the Dock Pub

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head just off the beaten path of the heart of Tacoma's Downtown to hidden gem, Rock the Dock Pub. They were both hankering for a neighborhood bar vibe with premier waterfront views. Let's check in.  DUTCH: When you drive up to Rock the Dock, you feel like

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Longer days with no school to entertain little ones leaves me trying to find creative ways to lure them from YouTube, Netflix and the Xbox. Flashy images that dance across the screen entertain the kids while the sun shines bright. When I was little we were shooed outside to fend

Red Star Taco Bar

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Red Star Taco Bar

ANNOUNCER: In April, Seattle's Red Star Taco Bar joined many other successful eateries and opened a location here in Tacoma. Dutch and Jackie took advantage of the now easy commute downtown to give the tacos a tasting. JACKIE: I will admit, I came skeptical. Tacoma is reaching near peak taco

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Another brunch option?! If you're anything like me, you're a bit giddy. Maybe it's the bottomless mimosas and bloody marys that make me swoon. Maybe it's just a good excuse to embrace my desire to eat breakfast fare all day every day. Brunch lovers, you can now add STINK to your itinerary.

King Solomon's Reef

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King Solomon's Reef

Announcer: It was due time that Jackie and Dutch headed to Olympia to indulge in some classic diner grub. The King Solomon's Reef signage called out like a beacon, so the two popped into their cars and heeded the call. Jackie: King Solomon's Reef catches my attention every time I visit

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