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Samaurai’s of Spanaway

Every once in a while — and far too infrequently — a concept comes along that I can get really excited about:

Teppanyaki sizzling in Spanaway.

Jerry and Debbie Halsey will open the 10,000 square-foot Samaurai’s Japanese Steakhouse at 19321 Mountain Hwy. E. in Spanaway on Thursday, Jan. 17. According to their press release it’s so not Spanaway. Designed to be old world Japan, the bar is a red-glowing temple that sits in the center of the restaurant with the illusion that it’s floating on water.

There are 14 teppanyaki grills including a private section if needed for parties.

Jerry and Debbie, please, please, please hire chefs with personalities! — Jake de Paul

[Samaurai’s Japanese Steakhouse, 19231 Mountain Hwy. E., Spanaway, 253.847.5003]

Now boarding at Salty’s

Oh, the agony of deciding which wine to drink with your meal. A shiraz sounds good, but then again, pinot’s the popular grape. And haven’t you been wanting to try a zinfandel lately? You could have all three, but it probably wouldn’t be great for your liver or your wallet. Time to pay a visit to Salty’s at Redondo Beach. The restaurant’s flights of champagne and red wines will not only allow you to try a smaller pour of several varietals, but they’ll set you back less cash — without setting you too far ahead on the road to a hangover.

[Salty’s at Redondo Beach, 28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines, 253.946.0636]


Stadium Bistro celebrates their first year in business with half-priced wine in January. People, they have the good stuff discounted too! Check it out at 204 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma.

Friesenburgers serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at 308 E. 26th St. in the shadow of the Tacoma Dome.

Primo Grill hosts a grilled meats cooking class Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. The $65 fee includes recipes and instruction, lunch with a glass of wine, tax and gratuity. Sign up at 253.383.7000.

Toscano’s Café & Wine Bar presents If I Were a Rich Man, a class on hosting an elegant dinner party on a budget, Sunday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. The cost is $55. For more details, call 253.864.8600.

The Tempest Lounge will make a few changes beginning in February. They will stay open to 1 a.m. every night, which means Sundays are back on! The Hilltop lounge will also carry a late-night menu. Check them out at 913 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma.

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