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July 1, 2014 at 9:46pm

Tacoma's Shake Shake Shake has added beer beer beer

Shake Shake Shake co-owner Steve Naccarato served beers to his appropriate-aged customers today, including the Sonics Guy who snapped this photo for his Facebook page.

Tacoma Stadium District burger joint Shake Shake Shake has added beer beer beer. That's right, friends, we've all heard the rumor that this top-notch burger/fries/shakes hangout was going to add amber to its orange and light blue color scheme. A year and a couple months after it opened, the popular joint now serves beer and wine.

"We brought in beer and wine first," says co-owner Steve Naccarato. "We'll add boozy shakes next week, then specialty cocktails down the road."

Team Shake Shake Shake is still fine-tuning its bar. A former Weekly Volcano scribe is said to be one of the bartenders.

Beers on tap include Tacoma Brewing Company's Broken Window IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Coors Light. Rainier is available in can. Gig Harbor's 7 Seas Brewing's brews will be available soon. Angry Orchard Cider is available to pair with a hickory burger or bacon dog.

"We also have a nice Bellini made from estate grown white peaches and raspberries with Prosecco," says Naccarato. "It's quite good."

Boozy shakes will include an Absinthe shake called The Van Gogh and a Tiger Tini with Almond Roca infused vodka.

Hours will stay the same for now. If there's demand to stay open later, especially in its backyard picnic area during the summer, then Nacarrato says they'll adjust the hours. Music isn't out of the question.

Music, music, music!

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 124 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma, 253.507.4060

Filed under: Books, New Beer Column, Tacoma,

June 23, 2014 at 6:40pm

Olympia Food Co-op's new Read and Eat book and potluck club

Not as idyllic as you might think.

When the weather starts to turn warm, there's nothing we love more than to spend a night with a great book and spicy stir-fried fiddleheads with chile paste, sesame oil and walnuts. OK, maybe we also enjoy a little company, but where to find someone with the same weaknesses? Consider heading to The Commons at Fertile Ground Thursday at 6 p.m. for the Olympia Food Co-op's new Read and Eat book and potluck club. This week, the book they will discuss is Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Novella Carpenter's story of her move to an Oakland, Calif., neighborhood plagued by gang violence and her decision, despite the circumstances, to dive headfirst into urban farming.

Do you hear late-night gunshots while feeding your rabbits carrots? Then whip together a fava and pecorino crostini with mint and pea shoots and join this group in the beautiful and serene Commons. Fertile Ground's mission is to cultivate urban sustainability on a neighborhood scale, the perfect spot to discuss urban farming, drive-by shootings and recipes. Potlucking is not required to come discuss the book, but if you do bring a dish, be sure to write down the ingredients. You bet your recipe is open for discussion.

READ AND EAT SERIES, BOOK GROUP AND POTLUCK, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 26, The Commons at Fertile Ground Guesthouse, 311 Ninth Ave. SE, Olympia, free admission, 360.357.1106

LINK: Olympia Food Co-op's class schedule

Filed under: Books, Community, Olympia,

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