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Wine (in the) country

Walla Walla means "many waters," but these days, the charming Eastern Washington town is better known for its many wines. The once-sleepy town of 32,000 is drawing winos - er, tourists - from far afield. The New York Times has taken note. Some say it's poised to become the next Napa

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Adventures onstage and outdoors

Ashland, Oregon, the charming small town that's home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is quite likely the Shakespeare capital of the United States. There are plenty of other reasons to visit - nature, culture and fine dining among them - but if you're going to drive almost to the California border,

Go organic in Oly

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Go organic in Oly

The Olympia Food Co-op's focus on local, organic and bulk foods sets it apart from many grocery stores. But underneath what's on the shelves and in the freezers, there's another difference: The co-op is a community - a community of workers who make decisions collaboratively and a community of shoppers, most

2017 Best of Olympia: Justin Wilkes

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2017 Best of Olympia: Justin Wilkes

If you have a question about wine, chances are Justin Wilkes can answer it. Which wine pairs well with paella (or pad Thai, or pizza)? Could you recommend a bold red for a casual evening at home? A Champagne for a special occasion? Could it be organic? Wilkes runs The Wine Loft in downtown

Thespians at Madigan

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Thespians at Madigan

Unlikely though it might seem, a troupe of Olympia actors is helping to train medical personnel at Madigan Army Medical Center. Members of the Heartsparkle Players play the roles of patients who interact with interns, residents and others getting advanced medical training at Madigan's Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center. Last week, Heartsparkle

A Christmas in Wales

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A Christmas in Wales

This year, The Christmas Revels - an interactive holiday performance and celebration - will bring to Tacoma the customs, culture and music of Wales. "Wales is a singing culture," said Mary Lynn, executive director of the Puget Sound Revels. "They sing in multi-part harmony at rugby games." It's a perfect subject for

Shows this holiday season

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Shows this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, that time of tree trimming, menorah lighting, cookie baking, gift buying - and show seeing. No kidding. You might think there'd be enough to do at this time of year, but holiday time is a big time for families to dress up and go out

Best of Tacoma 2016: Boathouse 19

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Best of Tacoma 2016: Boathouse 19

Ah, the joys of a sunny day at a marina: the smell of the water, the sounds of the seagulls, the sight of the water. That appealing atmosphere is bound to draw appealing people, right? Apparently that's the case at Boathouse 19, voted Best Place to Meet Someone in the Volcano's Best

Spring and Summer events in Olympia

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Spring and Summer events in Olympia

It's almost that time again: the time when the puddles dry up and South Sound is showered with festivals and special events. For those who haven't yet experienced this particular type of deluge, here are some highlights, compiled with help from the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau. And even if you've lived

Northwest dog trips

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Northwest dog trips

They say every dog has his day, and these days it seems every dog has his day out: More canines are hitting the road come vacation time. "The Northwest is really dog-friendly," said Holly Anderson of Mud Bay stores. "If you're just walking around sightseeing, everyone is very relaxed about it,

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Three Magnets Brewing introduces casual surf and turf

At the Olympia's new brewpub Three Magnets Brewing Co., the "soft launch has turned rock-hard very quickly," as a recent post on the pub's Facebook page put it. The pub opened Nov. 7, with the all-ages restaurant section opening Nov. 17, but it's already getting plenty of attention from fans of

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Olympia's Street of Dreams: Food Edition

This isn't just a story about Olympia restaurants: It's also a self-guided walking tour of Capitol Way, Olympia's answer to Main Street. The stretch from where the road begins at the Olympia Farmers Market south to the State Capital Museum on 21st Avenue is a great walk to take

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Where to eat after 9 p.m. in Olympia and Lacey

We spotted guitarist Vince Brown enjoying a post-gig meal earlier this month at the stylish Dillingers Cocktails & Kitchen. Brown has a whole array of late-night favorites - just the way most people have a collection of favorite restaurants that close at 9 p.m. "My go-to restaurants are Dillingers, QB, Swing

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Olympia singer-songwriter Elizabeth Hummel is back touring living rooms

House concerts - those intimate shows where people open their homes to musicians, friends and strangers for an intimate show like no other - are a regular occurrence these days. The trend got its start in 1997, when singer-songwriters Elizabeth Hummel and Cindy Lee Berryhill embarked on the Living Room Tour.

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Tonight: Animal Video Festival and Photo Contest

You know that Facebook friend who's always sharing videos with such status updates as "SOOOO cute!" or "Fluff ball awww"? (Yes, these are real quotes from real Facebook friends.) Come Friday night, all of those people can go AFK and head for the Lacey Timberland Library, which will be hosting an

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Olympia Food Co-op to host first Zuke Fest

The zucchini is joked about, giggled at for its shape and sometimes maligned for its overabundance at this time of year. But Sunday, the zucchini will have its day at the Olympia Food Co-op's first Zuke Fest. The fest, part of the co-op's annual Harvest Party, will give those phallic giants a

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Olympia All-Ages Project has a new space

IT'S OPENING DURING OLYMPIA ART WALK >>> After eight months without a space to call its own, the Olympia All-Ages Project has a new space for concerts, art shows and more. "We're going to be opening there on Arts Walk," said Mariella Luz, who spearheads the All-Ages Project. There'll be a group

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SUCK ON SUMMER GOODNESS: Drive-in movie tonight

SNIPPET FROM OUR SUMMER GUIDE >>> Like those now-scarce restaurants where roller-skating servers deliver food to your car, drive-in movies had their heyday in the '50s. These days, most movies watched in the car are on computer or smart-phone screens. But while drive-ins.com lists only six open drive-ins

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History of Grunge

FROM A MOVEMENT TO A MUSEUM PIECE >>> Remember when grunge was just everyday life? Flannel, long hair, not washing too often. It seems like that was only a few weeks ago. (Right now, it's too warm for the flannel.) The musical movement has now been relegated to history by the Experience Music

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Filmmaker Harry Shearer phones in to Olympia

SUNBURN RELIEF >>> Harry Shearer is best known for being funny. He voices Mr. Burns and a host of others on The Simpsons. He was a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. He starred in This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind. But there is nothing funny about The

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"The Big Uneasy"

  Harry Shearer is best known for being funny. He voices Mr. Burns and a host of others on The Simpsons. He was a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. He starred in This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind. But there is nothing funny about The Big Uneasy,

Story behind the statues

There's plenty of speculation, but who'll be left holding the Oscars in Hollywood on Sunday night is still a mystery. In Olympia, though, anyone who attends the Olympia Film Society's Oscar Party can lay hands on - and be photographed with - a real Oscar. Hosted by pianist-actor-director-composer Josh Anderson, the party

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Eastside Big Tom Drive Inn

2023 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 357-4852

Cuisine: American, Burgers/Hot Dogs

  • 5/5 Star Rating.
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Peace, Love & Raw

111 Legion Way SW
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 753-5683

Cuisine: American, Dessert, Subs/Sandwiches

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Tamale Fusion

911 Adams St SE.
Olympia, WA 98501
(888) 801-0315

Cuisine: Latin American

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