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SIPPING OUT: Holiday is the word

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SIPPING OUT: Holiday is the word

Thursday, Dec. 3 Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Ladies Night featuring half off all wine flights and $5 house pours, Sip, 4793 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W, Gig Harbor, 253.853.3020. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon

FEEDBAG: Steak Night, coffee cupping and more

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FEEDBAG: Steak Night, coffee cupping and more

WINE DINNERThe Dockside Bistro and Wine Bar in Olympia hosts a wine dinner with Washington winery Anelare Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.  Reserve your space at 360.956.1928.STEAK NIGHTPaddy Coyne's in downtown Tacoma serves a $3.99 steak and chips dinner every Monday.ANOTHER BIKINI BARISTA SHACKThe Foxy Lady Café has opened

Checking in with Dave

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Checking in with Dave

Man, do I miss summer. Don’t get me wrong. Fall is my most favorite season, followed by winter and then summer.  Ah hell, I like them all and I try to find something good in each season and usually it involves food. There’s a shocker. One of my favorite

Jonathan Richman visits Olympia

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Jonathan Richman visits Olympia

JONATHAN RICHMAN Thursday, Dec. 3 Oh, reader, I am all atwitter. Do you want to know why? Good, because I will tell you. Jonathan Richman is coming. He is. He really is. He’s coming to Olympia, and do you know what he’s going to do when he gets here? He will

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BITE US: Empanada Wednesdays

Basilico Ristorante Italiano Basilico Ristorante Italiano stands in the top tier of Italian restaurants in the South Sound. The service is better, the knowledge deeper, and the care and attention given to each ingredient can be identified a mile away. And yet Basilico still feels like a special place meant just

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TIKI LOGIC: Threats and promises

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki’s South Sound music news and notes column. Without further ado, let’s get rolling… Matt Coughlin. He’s been around, he’s played a ton of shows, he rarely gets the credit he deserves, and he’ll be

WEDNESDAY READING: Hello

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WEDNESDAY READING: Hello

The first time I was able to control my functions after having all but the most essential nub of my rectum yanked out as a result of a bout with col-rectal cancer was at a show the Cult played at the Showbox Market in March 2008. It wasn't fully clear

Magic(k) moments

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Magic(k) moments

I couldn’t be happier that sunny, optimistic pop is coming back into favor. What’s worse than a world of music that collectively decides to celebrate the dour? I guess it’s all cyclical. Sunny pop, just like the mopey stuff, eventually reaches a breaking point. At that point, it’s struck down

They are family

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They are family

The temptation is obvious, at least to someone who’s put together more than his fair share of articles such as this one — attempting to be thoughtful, insightful, fresh and — well — base enough to move papers. It’s a balancing act, and that last part makes it particularly tricky.

The comfort of food

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The comfort of food

McNamara’s Pub and Eatery Where: 1595 Wilmington Dr., DuPont, 253.964.9200 Hours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday Cuisine: Irish favorites and classic American comfort foods — ribs, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, salads. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Scene: Casual, kid and family-friendly, separate full-service

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Cuteness alert red

I have never seen the film version of A Christmas Story. This puts me, I think, in a pretty exclusive club, having somehow managed to avoid the 75,329 airings of the film on cable TV every Christmas season - Christmas season being approximately October to February these days. This is relevant

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Girl Trouble Christmas Show tonight

Tonight, Tacoma’s legendary Girl Trouble will celebrate Christmas a little early in the City of Destiny, with a show at The New Frontier Lounge – joined on the bill by the always swanky and cool Lushy, not to mention The Dignitaries (a band I secretly love more than creamy peanut

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FEEDBAG: Santa Silvia, Harbor Holidays and more

SANTA SILVIAOnce again, El Gaucho bartender Silvia Tapia will be holding a toy drive to benefit the children at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Drop by El Gaucho at 2119 Pacific Ave. with toys for the kids. Tapia will deliver all the toys Christmas morning.BURGERS ARE COMING BACKLittle Holland Drive-In will

Cash and Carry

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Cash and Carry

As you may or may not know, I used to own a little restaurant in downtown Tacoma a few years back. While I had delivery for many specialty items, I depended on outlets like Costco for other staples. One such outlet I would frequent was Cash and Carry. These days

Vanilla Ice

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Vanilla Ice

<h2>VANILLA ICE</h2>Thursday, Dec. 10As I write about this upcoming show, I worry that it may be something I conjured up in some kind of a fever dream. But, barring the prospect that the words “Vanilla Ice at Station 56” were a mirage, it looks like this thing’s really happening. Of

Breaking pop’s heart

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Breaking pop’s heart

Christopher Francis & Son already sounds like a band that’s too big to talk to me. The first song of theirs that I heard (“Coinlocker Baby”) had that kind of breathtaking quality that seemed to announce the arrival of a new year-end best-of candidate. The moody vocals and acoustic guitar

TIKI LOGIC: Lakewood Police officers benefit

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TIKI LOGIC: Lakewood Police officers benefit

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki’s South Sound music news and notes column. Without further ado, let’s get rolling. Lakewood Police officers benefit Though Bobble Tiki is still stuck in traffic, even as he writes this, he can’t help but relay how touched,

Bizarre trailblazers

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Bizarre trailblazers

There’s being different — just because you are. Then there’s being different for the sake of being different — which, to me at least, seems like a far less admirable thing. In many ways, it’s almost playing it safe. Tacoma’s Spectacular Optical — new on the scene, and with

Three Sisters Tacoma Szechuan

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Three Sisters Tacoma Szechuan

Three Sisters Tacoma Szechuan Where:  9601 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood, 253.581.0102 Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily, lunch special, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday Cuisine: Szechuan and Chinese Scene: Casual family-friendly dining Drinkies: Standard nonalcoholic drinks Prices: $3.99-$17.95 ANNOUNCER: After the most gluttonous of feasts in the name of thankfulness

WEDNESDAY READING: Cult tour

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WEDNESDAY READING: Cult tour

In 1999 the band I was playing with — New American Shame — was selected by the Cult to be the support act on a tour of The States. This will be the first of many stories from those 10 weeks — and spill over encounters that continue to this

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