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The Melon Seed Deli

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The Melon Seed Deli

ANNOUNCER: The Melon Seed Deli in the Oakland neighborhood of Tacoma anchors an area more well known as the area one drives through to get to Home Depot or Target. But this week, Jackie and Dutch make a stop at the deli/frozen yogurt shop.DUTCH: Following a Thanksgiving where I obviously

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Some folks are already near frantic with the holiday festivities underway. The awkward office Christmas party is looming, the mall looks like a special circle of Dante's Inferno, and there's still one more family gathering you have to endure your weird Aunt Sally and her reminding you she used to

2018 Holiday Guide #4

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2018 Holiday Guide #4

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2018 Holiday Guide #4.

A one-of-a-kind holiday show

Attractions

A one-of-a-kind holiday show

It has to be something special to brave the traffic and drive from the South Sound area up to Bellevue. Snowflake Lane is the something special. The event has become a well-loved holiday tradition with up to 10,000 spectators attending each evening. "Snowflake Lane is a one-of-a-kind, free holiday show you

Twelfth Night

Stage

Twelfth Night

We're awfully lucky, in the South Sound, to be exposed to as much great theater as we are. In addition to the more painstakingly elaborate productions put up at places like Lakewood Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and Olympia Little Theatre, among others, we're also granted the opportunity

Tokeland

Travel

Tokeland

The cute little town of Tokeland sits on the north end of Willapa Bay and the southwestern coast of Washington state. The pristine bay is a wonder to behold and has miles of undeveloped shoreline. There are two reasons to visit Tokeland: Nelson's Crab and The Tokeland Hotel. Both of

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a particular pocket of pop culture, from its birth, to how it looks today. This time, with the holiday season underway, I'm calling the bluff of every bro who argues that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. What are some other

Straight From Philly

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Straight From Philly

ANNOUNCER: Hearing word of the newest cheesesteak joint serving up classics, gyros, burgers and loaded fries -- Dutch and Jackie popped down to Straight From Philly in the heart of Tacoma's Downtown. JACKIE: This spot here is a little nook of delight right now. Situated next to Mad Hat Tea and

I’m F.I.N.E

Arts

I’m F.I.N.E

barry johnson's paintings at 950 Gallery are unlike art seen anywhere else in Tacoma. Judging from what I was told, johnson is self-taught and has been painting only five years. There is an amateurish quality to his paint application, which I suspect is more intentional than not, but his sensibility

Brat styles Broadway show

Stage

Brat styles Broadway show

It's safe to say most of us have seen Disney's The Lion King at least once in our life, but for one military brat, she's seen the show hundreds of times. You may have watched the magical, animated movie when you were a child, tucked under blankets on your couch

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at OFT

Stage

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at OFT

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol is a not-just-for-children adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas ghost story. Olympia Family Theater shortened the play to one hour plus a 15-minute intermission, reimagined all the scary stuff and used puppets for ghosts to make the tale child-friendly. Which it is. But it is equally

Kanani Miyamoto’s ‘The In-between’

Arts

Kanani Miyamoto’s ‘The In-between’

Currently on view at Feast Arts Center is an installation called The In-Between by Kanani Miyamoto. It is an installation of printed images that is nigh on impossible to describe because to the best of my knowledge it is a print process that's seldom if ever before been done. According

Merry olde Christmas Revels

Stage

Merry olde Christmas Revels

As always around the holidays, the South Sound is chockablock with theatrical celebrations tuned to please entire families, from folks Santa and Mrs. Claus' age to their littlest elves. Why, right now you can, and should enjoy The 1940s Radio Hour at Harlequin Productions, A Christmas Story the radio play

2018 Holiday Guide #5

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2018 Holiday Guide #5

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2018 Holiday Guide #5.

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

December has got to be the craziest month of the year! We've barely recouped from having to tolerate the family over a Thanksgiving feast before we are thrust into the holiday grind. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, super sales, Pinterest crafts and mad dashes through the mall. It's

Brimstone PNW

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Brimstone PNW

ANNOUNCER: New to Gig Harbor is Brimstone, a smokehouse that hasn't seen a meat it won't smoke, or a style, or flavor for that matter. This is a place for people who truly love anything smoked and are willing to try a multitude of flavor palettes. Dutch and Jackie jumped

Now boarding!

Attractions

Now boarding!

At 25 by 95 feet, the Washington State Historical Society's model train exhibit is the largest in the state, boasting a mainline run of 250 feet. Its construction began in 1996 before the Washington State History Museum building was even finished. Freight and passenger cars from four railroad companies run

Time to ReLive

Music

Time to ReLive

It was a sad day when news began to emerge that Tacoma's long-running, family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration First Night would be going dark this year. Several weeks ago, the event's organizers released a statement saying that, due to a lack of funds, 2018's transition into 2019 would have to

Song and dance with Charles Dickens

Stage

Song and dance with Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is one of the most frequently retold stories in all of modern literature, receiving endless adaptations for film, TV, comic books, the stage, and practically any other medium you can imagine. It's easy to see why a story about a rich curmudgeon who lives on a steady

A politician and a painter

Arts

A politician and a painter

Former Tacoma Mayor Brian Ebersole is a painter and owner of Art Above Gallery, located upstairs in the back of Minka on Pacific Ave. Ebersole pursued painting in his 20s, and after entering politics, he started collecting art in his travels around the world. The current show at Art Above

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