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Whiskey and Chocolate. Need I say more? If you know me, you know you can count me in. Doyle's Public House is hosting a Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing Saturday, Jan. 25, 5:45 and 8 p.m. Tease Chocolates and whiskey expert Neil Strachan will guide guests through five single malts from

Pizzeria Fondi

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Pizzeria Fondi

ANNOUNCER: A popular community pizza stop in Gig Harbor, that unexpectedly closed in 2019, reopened this past October. Still serving pizza, salads, and paninis along with an open bar, Dutch and Jackie head across the bridge to check it out. DUTCH: I really like the atmosphere of this place with its

VK Viet Kitchen

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VK Viet Kitchen

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie are well acquainted with the quality and authentic food fare that hails from Tacoma's Lincoln District. VK Viet Kitchen is a somewhat new addition, and the two wanted to see what it was all about. DUTCH: This is a nice little hidden spot in the middle of

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In the last issue of Grub Gossip, I laid out just a few hands-on learning opportunities for those looking to hone their culinary prowess or pick up a new skill in the kitchen. That same week, one of my favorite chefs announced a workshop that should have been on that

Magnuson Kitchen + Brewery

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Magnuson Kitchen + Brewery

ANNOUNCER: Ruston welcomes its newest restaurant as the third place in this location. Kobrew's owners have revamped the space into an American Brewhouse with 14 beers on tap. Dutch and Jackie hit the waterfront this week to check out the latest offerings. JACKIE: When Kobrew closed their doors after the summer

E9 Brewing Co. and Taproom

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E9 Brewing Co. and Taproom

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie needed to take a little field trip to Tacoma's Brewery District to check out the E9 Brewing Co. taproom that opened its doors this last spring. DUTCH: As a long-time fan of the original E9, I really like the downtown, industrial feel of the Taproom. The dining

Grub Gossip: New year, new you

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Grub Gossip: New year, new you

A new year serves as a different marker for many. New Year's resolutions, an opportunity to hit that reset button on diet, exercise, bad habits, or maybe it's time to pick up a new skill or hone a craft you've otherwise neglected. Whatever the case, 2020 is a time stamp

Flying Fish Sushi Bar & Grill

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Flying Fish Sushi Bar & Grill

ANNOUNCER: As sushi becomes more and more popular with South Sound residents, new places seem to pop up around every corner. Once in a while, we are lucky enough to find that spot that sets itself apart from the rest. Dutch and Jackie head to Flying Fish Sushi Bar &

Basilico Ristorante Italiano

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Basilico Ristorante Italiano

ANNOUNCER: Basilico in Olympia is a local favorite for authentic Italian cuisine. The menu often offers seasonal Northwest ingredients with an Italian flair. With rumors of the husband and wife owners Giampaolo Falchetti and Kathryn Philbrook opening a similar place in Tacoma's Proctor district, Dutch and Jackie head south for

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I've never been much of a holiday person. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Grinch, but you better not ask me where my Christmas tree is on Thanksgiving, and sure as heck don't ask me to go shopping right after dinner! But that aside, I am a lover of twinkling

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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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