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House Blend Thursdays

All of you young and young-at-heart readers know that it’s fairly easy to coast through a Friday at work after a Thursday night on the town, and that’s why so many of you are constantly on the hunt for Thursday functions. After thoroughly scouring this city for an excellent weekend prefunc,

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Tricia Berglund

The Muse, an all-ages venue in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue District, hosts a lineup of talent from bluegrass musicians to poets to acoustic indie and rock performers.  There’s a minimal cover charge and two free open mic nights a week.  Bandito Betty and I stopped in for a freshly made (delicious)

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TROUBLE WITH DEROSA: Tricia Berglund

The Muse, an all-ages venue in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue District, hosts a lineup of talent from bluegrass musicians to poets to acoustic indie and rock performers.  There’s a minimal cover charge and two free open mic nights a week.  Bandito Betty and I stopped in for a freshly made (delicious)

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Britney Spears and more on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com On sale now Holly Cole, A Night Before Christmas Seattle. Dec. 22-23 7:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley, 206.441.9729). Sacred Music by Duke Ellington featuring Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Bellevue. Dec. 27 7:30 pm. $24-$28 (First

Ben Potter at Medicine Creek Winery

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Ben Potter at Medicine Creek Winery

Medicine Creek Winery is a boutique winery just outside of Olympia. This weekend, the winery is hosting a free concert in its tasting room-and there are few ways better to enjoy a beautiful July weekend than with wine and music. The winery's tasting room is located in a converted barn

New beer at Harmon

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New beer at Harmon

Harmon Tap Room has announced via Facebook their newest seasonal brew: Ipsut Creek Red IPA. The IPA is brewed with four different malted barleys to create a bright red-copper color. Light to medium bodied, Harmon Tap Room has described it as smooth and hoppy! Harmon

You vs grandma: Let the competition begin

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You vs grandma: Let the competition begin

The Puyallup Fair is inviting all cooks, home entertainers, and quilters to take part in their annual competitions at the 2012 Puyallup Fair. There are multiple competitions for bakers including: Best Quick Bread Coffee Cake, Sensational Sandwich Bread, Cake and Cupcake decorating, and much

Philanthropy tastes good in Gig Harbor

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Philanthropy tastes good in Gig Harbor

Tired of outdoor festivals that are centered on people standing in long lines in the sun waiting to eat food made in a truck and sold at prices that would be laughed at in a real sit-down restaurant?   Get ready for Saturday's Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival. In its third

End of an era at Mandolin Café

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End of an era at Mandolin Café

As the legacy of Mandolin Cafe comes to a steady, yet screeching halt this Sunday, loyal patrons will continue to funnel through the well-loved neighborhood space to say goodbye.  Notorious for holding a history of rocky ownerships, fantastic (and at times not-so-fantastic) food, liberating live music, entrepreneurial coffee roasters and

Dead come alive at Art on the Ave

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Dead come alive at Art on the Ave

Where The Dead Are, a metal grindcore band with roots in the Tacoma music scene (former Devils of Loudun and Goratorium) are set to take the stage Sunday at O'Malley's Irish Pub for the 14th annual Art on the Ave festival in Tacoma. Be there at 1 p.m. to witness the

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Sipping beers at the mall

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Where: 4502 S. Steele, Tacoma, 253.472.1220 Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday Cuisine: Bar and grill fare with emphasis on burgers, pizza, and pasta. Scene: Pleasant, warm, inviting, spacious — a far cry from the Tacoma Mall interior on the

Sipping beers at the mall

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Sipping beers at the mall

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Where: 4502 S. Steele, Tacoma, 253.472.1220 Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday Cuisine: Bar and grill fare with emphasis on burgers, pizza, and pasta. Scene: Pleasant, warm, inviting, spacious — a far cry from the Tacoma Mall

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Early dinner special

$30 Prix Fixe Before Six The brain trust over at Sea Grill have  devised an economy-defying prix fixe dinner offered Monday through Friday, slick for both palate and wallet. Start the $30 three-course extravaganza by diving into Sea Grill chowder or Caesar salad before moving on to sautéed prawns, salmon piccata

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Early dinner special

$30 Prix Fixe Before Six The brain trust over at Sea Grill have  devised an economy-defying prix fixe dinner offered Monday through Friday, slick for both palate and wallet. Start the $30 three-course extravaganza by diving into Sea Grill chowder or Caesar salad before moving on to sautéed prawns, salmon piccata

Songs of the season

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Songs of the season

Tacoma Symphony continues its 2008-2009 season Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, with the first of its series of pops music programs, Sounds of the Season, at the Pantages Theater.  The orchestra, led by Music Director Harvey Felder, is being joined by members of the Tacoma Youth Chorus as

Songs of the season

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Songs of the season

Tacoma Symphony continues its 2008-2009 season Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, with the first of its series of pops music programs, Sounds of the Season, at the Pantages Theater.  The orchestra, led by Music Director Harvey Felder, is being joined by members of the Tacoma Youth Chorus as

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Blue cheese bacon treat

Well, holy pig on a pogo stick, someone actually took a challenge of mine to heart.  Several months ago, I wrote about the bacon craze and all the wacky recipes that have arisen: chocolate chip and bacon cookies, bacon ice cream, chicken fried bacon (a personal gag), bacon vodka, and

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Blue cheese bacon treat

Well, holy pig on a pogo stick, someone actually took a challenge of mine to heart.  Several months ago, I wrote about the bacon craze and all the wacky recipes that have arisen: chocolate chip and bacon cookies, bacon ice cream, chicken fried bacon (a personal gag), bacon vodka, and

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Miser reviser

There are few signature roles for actors in the South Sound. So many theaters stage the same shows that it is hard to find one role an actor essentially owns to the point that any other theater staging the same play would simply be producing it in the shadow of

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Miser reviser

There are few signature roles for actors in the South Sound. So many theaters stage the same shows that it is hard to find one role an actor essentially owns to the point that any other theater staging the same play would simply be producing it in the shadow of

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