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Solid gold thrashers

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Solid gold thrashers

Tacoma is a rock and roll type of town. There’s dirt under these fingernails and grease on these jeans. There’s a warm can of Rainer rolling around this back seat. There’s a love of things real and rock that’s obvious to all interested enough to observe. For those who’ve observed, hopefully

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Thursday shopping parties

Smart people watch for bargains, sales, and shopping parties during the holiday season. Start your engines smart people. Sanford and Son’s Holiday Open House and Sixth Avenue’s annual Late Nite Shopping party happen Thursday, Dec. 18. Down at Sanford and Son you’ll get the opportunity to create unique gifts for your fans

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Thursday shopping parties

Smart people watch for bargains, sales, and shopping parties during the holiday season. Start your engines smart people. Sanford and Son’s Holiday Open House and Sixth Avenue’s annual Late Nite Shopping party happen Thursday, Dec. 18. Down at Sanford and Son you’ll get the opportunity to

Drawn and quartered

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Drawn and quartered

It’s a sign of Tacoma’s maturity, and it’s about time. Though the details are necessarily hazy, a small group of locals has created Tacoma’s first secret society. Currently comprising four adepts of the dark visual arts, the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians, or The CLAW, is coming for your kids. Well,

Drawn and quartered

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Drawn and quartered

It’s a sign of Tacoma’s maturity, and it’s about time. Though the details are necessarily hazy, a small group of locals has created Tacoma’s first secret society. Currently comprising four adepts of the dark visual arts, the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians, or The CLAW, is coming for your kids. Well,

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Comfort with a view

The Bayview Where: 229 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.2792 Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Cuisine: Comfort food rules with soups, salads, sandwiches, four entrees and daily specials. Now serving breakfast on the weekends. Scene:

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Comfort with a view

The Bayview Where: 229 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.2792 Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Cuisine: Comfort food rules with soups, salads, sandwiches, four entrees and daily specials. Now serving breakfast on

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Winter beer tasting

Saturday, Dec. 27 Wine tastings, 1-4 p.m., $5-$7, Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St. S.E., Olympia, 360.357.9464. Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S. Oxford St., Tacoma, 253.565. 0811. Monday, Dec. 29 $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., $5

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Winter beer tasting

Saturday, Dec. 27 Wine tastings, 1-4 p.m., $5-$7, Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St. S.E., Olympia, 360.357.9464. Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St. W., University Place, 253.564.1101. Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S. Oxford St., Tacoma, 253.565. 0811. Monday, Dec. 29 $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., $5

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Pour at Four deals

The Red Wind Casino offers a Christmas Day Buffet. For details, check out redwindcasino.com. Bayview School of Cooking offers a “Teen Cuisine” class on New Year’s Eve titled “Midnight Munchies.” Oh no they didn’t. The righteous class begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 for $25. Give the Olympia cooking school a

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Pour at Four deals

The Red Wind Casino offers a Christmas Day Buffet. For details, check out redwindcasino.com. Bayview School of Cooking offers a “Teen Cuisine” class on New Year’s Eve titled “Midnight Munchies.” Oh no they didn’t. The righteous class begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 for $25. Give the Olympia cooking school a

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Merende first bite

il Trattoria di Merende il Trattoria di Merende is a wonderful restaurant, but before you make reservations for tomorrow night you need to know one thing. Jeff Bishop and Ian and Julia Martin-Lombardi’s brand new place offers Italian rustic cuisine, not Italian-American food. You won’t be able to order overloaded platters

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Merende first bite

il Trattoria di Merende il Trattoria di Merende is a wonderful restaurant, but before you make reservations for tomorrow night you need to know one thing. Jeff Bishop and Ian and Julia Martin-Lombardi’s brand new place offers Italian rustic cuisine, not Italian-American food. You won’t be able to order overloaded platters

The therapist will see you now

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The therapist will see you now

So I have been dropping by a few bars lately to either celebrate someone’s new job or lament the addition of one more friend to the rolls of the unemployed or downtrodden. And then there are my own issues I need to drown these days, but that is a column

The therapist will see you now

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The therapist will see you now

So I have been dropping by a few bars lately to either celebrate someone’s new job or lament the addition of one more friend to the rolls of the unemployed or downtrodden. And then there are my own issues I need to drown these days, but that is a column

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Griffin Keely

There is no denying that it is absolutely freezing, beyond freezing. It's miserably cold. But more amazing than the icy cold fingers of sleet and snow wrapping around your throat, choking the warm breath out of you, is how the frozen world of Tacoma seems unprepared for this weather. Griffin

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Griffin Keely

There is no denying that it is absolutely freezing, beyond freezing. It's miserably cold. But more amazing than the icy cold fingers of sleet and snow wrapping around your throat, choking the warm breath out of you, is how the frozen world of Tacoma seems unprepared for this weather. Griffin

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Holiday spirit

The current exhibition at Childhood’s End Gallery seems well chosen for the holiday spirit in that the work on display is colorful and playful, and if you buy something from this exhibition as a Christmas present for your next door neighbors or your spouse or grown children who just bought

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