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Longer days with no school to entertain little ones leaves me trying to find creative ways to lure them from YouTube, Netflix and the Xbox. Flashy images that dance across the screen entertain the kids while the sun shines bright. When I was little we were shooed outside to fend

Red Star Taco Bar

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Red Star Taco Bar

ANNOUNCER: In April, Seattle's Red Star Taco Bar joined many other successful eateries and opened a location here in Tacoma. Dutch and Jackie took advantage of the now easy commute downtown to give the tacos a tasting. JACKIE: I will admit, I came skeptical. Tacoma is reaching near peak taco

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Another brunch option?! If you're anything like me, you're a bit giddy. Maybe it's the bottomless mimosas and bloody marys that make me swoon. Maybe it's just a good excuse to embrace my desire to eat breakfast fare all day every day. Brunch lovers, you can now add STINK to your itinerary.

King Solomon's Reef

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King Solomon's Reef

Announcer: It was due time that Jackie and Dutch headed to Olympia to indulge in some classic diner grub. The King Solomon's Reef signage called out like a beacon, so the two popped into their cars and heeded the call. Jackie: King Solomon's Reef catches my attention every time I visit

Satisfying, Cheesy Nostalgia

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Satisfying, Cheesy Nostalgia

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie went looking for something simple, old school, and flavorful this week. Their search took them to Pizza Casa in Lakewood; a family owned and operated Italian eatery since 1958 serving up pizza, salads, Italian sandwiches, and pasta to its faithful patrons.   DUTCH: Full disclosure: I've been eating

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Summer, summer, summer time has finally arrived! Festival season is in full effect luring the masses to local parks and sometimes the streets to stroll, shop and (my personal favorite) eat!  While some festivals add foodie fun to elevate the festival experience, others embrace our love of all things culinary fully,

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My day job includes slinging booze for the masses at a local lounge, so while politics and religion are generally frowned upon as friendly banter over libations, discussions about food and drink are common. A statement made by a guest sitting at the rail recently was something to the effect

Table 47

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Table 47

ANNOUNCER: It was due time to pop in the car and hand over that hefty bridge toll to visit one of the newest dining destinations in Gig Harbor. Boasting plates full of farm-to-table fresh ingredients, Table 47 was a must-stop for Dutch and Jackie this week. JACKIE: My ol' day

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There are very few things that lure me from the comfort of my bed in dead of night. Why would I shuffle sleepily to the nearby pub with only the dim light of dawn to guide me? What sort of fiery passion ignites an engulfing flame in others? I can

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An early look at weekend weather is encouraging for the two food truck festivals going down in the South Sound this weekend. Saturday, June 16, you have the previously mentioned Truckaroo Food Truck Festival taking place at Bates Technical College's South Campus (2201 S. 78th St.), featuring 20 trucks selling

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Eat This Now: Tacos Alambres

Huzzah! It looks like just maybe the sun has joined us in this season we call spring, kicking off the season of al fresco dining in the South Sound. Around these parts al fresco dining season is a very brief and highly coveted era. Few restaurants, save for the waterfront

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Eat This Now: Smoke + Cedar brunch

I have to admit, I'm a pretty enthusiastic eater. What can I say; I like food ... especially breakfast! There's a problem, through. I rarely get a chance to eat breakfast out. I need to hit the home coffee pot for hours before even considering putting proper clothing on to

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Eat This Now: Hummus plate

Coffee house nibbles are often slim pickings featuring delectable baked goods and not much else. B Sharp Coffee House though is a whole other beast with a menu highlighting housemade sandwiches, flatbreads and starter platters featuring veggies, cheeses and charcuteries - though yummy baked goods are within arm's reach. Among the

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Eat This Now: Catfish and Shrimp

Sometimes I make the greatest, yummiest discovers when poking around sleepy strip malls. Case in point: Beau Legs Fish and Chips. Located in a Lacey strip mall, Beau Legs is a casual, intimate dining option specializing in Southern style cuisine with Cajun flair. Think catfish, jambalaya, hush puppies and sweet potato pie.

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Eat This Now: Western Burger

Terry's Office Tavern is a true tavern. The neighborhood hangout in Tacoma's Proctor District, by definition, serves only beer and wine. If a domestic beer, reasonable priced glass of vino or classic craft brew is your thing, Terry's has you covered. Suds and sips have served them well since they

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Eat This Now: Beast of Burden

Ambiance, it counts for a lot and can make or break an establishment. Ambiance, after all, is a vital component of a restaurant's character. Of course, the place doesn't need to be fancy to have an appealing ambiance. There's a time and a place for everything and if it's time

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Eat This Now: Toasted Sesame Wraps

Sometimes strip malls yield tasty adventures in dining. Take Royal Thai Bistro in Fircrest for instance. Situated next door to Pint Defiance beer store and a slew of empty commercial storefronts on the cusp of the Tacoma/University Place intersection, you'll discover Royal Thai's intimate and classy dining space. Naturally they

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Eat This Now: Blackened New York

My clothes dryer is busted. It's the third one in a year that has gone kaput. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm cursed. Though this is bad news and highly inconvenient, there is a silver lining to the stormy cloud of having to visit the laundromat, the laundromat resides next

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Eat This Now: N'Awlins Po'Boy

I've recently shared my admiration of Boathouse 19's devilishly delectable desserts. I must not be the only one. During my last visit, the bartender informed me someone covered their dessert menu and used the phrase, ahem, "happy ending" in reference to 19's sweet treats. Though I implore you to try any

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Everyone Yen Ching tonight!

Before there was a Food Network or even a city of Lakewood, there was the Yen Ching Restaurant - a steadfast friend doling out exotic flavors from all corners of Asia as it watched other Lakewood International District restaurants come and go over its 30-year history. Lakewood is now a city,

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