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Tuesday: Better living through Alchemy

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Tuesday: Better living through Alchemy

Not much can be said about 1022 South that hasn't already been said. Everyone has sung the bar's praises. I mean, even a writer from New York called 1022, "home to some of the most fascinating apothecary cocktail work on the West Coast." And I agree. As a drinker's destination, 1022

Not your daily grind

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Not your daily grind

Temperatures are dropping. Rain is pelting the windows. Time to get off work, grab a quick drink and curl up with a nice, fuzzy dodgeball.   A dodgeball? That's right. A dodgeball.   "Dodgeball is awesome," says Eddie Behringer, co-founder of Comeback Sports. "It's the most social sport we run." Comeback Sports is one of

Mondays: Rockaraoke

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Mondays: Rockaraoke

Let's tally up the score for Jazzbones Rockaraoke, shall we? A chance to sing onstage with a live band? Yes. Cheap Miller High Life? Yes. A valid excuse to drink on a Monday (repeat, Monday) night? Yes, yes and, oh God, yes. A full house on a

Face biffs and rock music

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Face biffs and rock music

Temperatures are dropping. Rain is pelting the windows. Time to get off work, grab a quick drink and curl up with a nice, fuzzy dodgeball. A dodgeball? That's right. A dodgeball. "Dodgeball is awesome," says Eddie Behringer, co-founder of Comeback Sports. "It's the most social sport we run." Comeback Sports is one of

Tuesdays: Really, really good cocktails

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Tuesdays: Really, really good cocktails

Not much can be said about 1022 South that hasn't already been said. Everyone has sung the bar's praises. I mean, even a writer from New York called 1022, "home to some of the most fascinating apothecary cocktail work on the West Coast." And I agree. As a drinker's destination, 1022

Fridays: Cool with a capitol C

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Fridays: Cool with a capitol C

Tempest isn't crawling with horny, mini-skirt wearing women dying to ride in my station wagon. In fact, judging by the amount of 30-something ladies smooching other ladies, it quickly becomes obvious that your best bet for meeting une autre is if you're a lesbian.  But regardless of my

Museum looking to tell local veterans’ stories

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Museum looking to tell local veterans’ stories

The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) is looking for recollections written by or about military service members to be read aloud in a Veteran's Day event. The event, titled Sharing Memories: Veteran's Day at the History Museum, will take place at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma on Friday,

The Play Pen

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The Play Pen

There's something inherently American about pieces of fried chicken in a salad. It's Jenny Craig meets KFC.  It's blatant excess coupled with green modesty. It's iPhones, Simon Cowell's X Factor and economic worries all rolled into a single, delightful meal. Well, maybe not. But this is where my mind wanders as

Blood and cash

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Blood and cash

Lets see ... are you going with the dapper Grave Groom or the literary Lord Voldermort? Or maybe show some chest hair and settle on the Smokin' Hot Fireman? The only thing that's certain is last year's skimpy King of the Caves costume didn't go over too well with the

Saturday, Oct. 29: Capitol Neighborhood Mystery Walking Tour

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Saturday, Oct. 29: Capitol Neighborhood Mystery Walking Tour

Susan Rohrer, the manager of the State Capital Museum, will lead a walking tour Saturday, Oct. 29 exploring famous deaths, weird occurrences and creepy history around Olympia's South Capitol neighborhood.  Rohrer says the tour, which costs $2 and is first come first serve, sticks mostly to the

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Tomorrow: Wine tasting for singles

NOT JUST FOR SNOBS >>> What pairs best with salmon, a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot? And what is the best wine to serve with pork. Red or white? As it turns out, questions like these aren't just for wine snobs. According to Nick Coughran, the owner of Tacoma's Cork Wine Bar,

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PHOTOS: New Big Whisky Saloon Grand Opening Night

FIRST PEEK >>> Here's the tricky thing about grand openings: They're grand. At any club's grand opening, the bathrooms are clean, the lights flow perfectly and the liquor is stocked. Hoards of pretty ladies and muscled men abuse the dance floor. At grand openings, a noticeable buzz of excitement crams the air. What a

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RAINIERS MINUTE: Goodbye Tui

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COVERAGE AS DRUNK AS YOU ARE >>> Now that my prediction has come true and the Tacoma Rainiers (69-71) have officially been eliminated from playoff contention by those pesky North Division rivals the Reno Aces, we can move on from worrying about the Rainiers' record. We can

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RAINIERS MINUTE: Hear that? It's the fat lady.

MINOR  LEAGUE BASEBALL COVERAGE AS DRUNK AS YOU >>>   That about does it, folks.   The Tacoma Rainiers (64-69) are nine games behind the PCL Pacific North Division leading Reno Aces with 11 games left to play in the season. I'm going make the call now. The 2011 Rainiers will not be headed

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RAINIERS MINUTE: 18 games left

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AS DRUNK AS YOU >>> Things have managed to stay interesting here in Rainiers Town as we approach September.    With 18 games left in the regular season, the Tacoma Rainiers (63-63) remain 4.5 games behind the PCL Pacific North Division leading Reno Aces. Simply put, the Rainiers are 4.5

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RAINIERS MINUTE: Back in the thick of it

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COVERAGE AS DRUNK AS YOU >>> Woah, Nelly. We've been off for almost two weeks here at the Rainiers Minute. And in Minor League baseball, a lot can happen in two weeks.  A hell of a lot.   In the time we've been away, the Tacoma Rainiers (60-59) have crawled

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RAINIERS MINUTE: Losing my shirt

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COVERAGE AS DRUNK AS YOU >>>

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FOOD CARTS: Lunch in Oly just got better

GRUB ON WHEELS >>>   Nothing gets a curmudgeonly writer out of his comfy computer chair faster than the promise of some grub. And with the opening of a new mobile food court in Olympia, this writer is out the door right at the lunch bell.    The new mobile food court at

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LAST NIGHT: Super Best of Tacoma Party in pictures & words

TODAY IN HANGOVERS >>> For those of you who have been living under a damp rock, the Weekly Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma issue was released yesterday. Ipso facto, last night was the Weekly Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma Party. Half issue release party, half general celebration and fun dress up

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RAINIERS MINUTE: Hello, Mr. 100 Games

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COVERAGE AS DRUNK AS YOU >>>   Let us take a brief interlude as the Tacoma Rainiers (51-52) meet up with Mr. 100 Games late last week. Here, take a listen:   Oh. Sorry. We didn't see you standing there, Mr. 100 Games. You always sneak up on us so fast.

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