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Best of Tacoma 2018

The readers have spoken. Once again, followers of the Weekly Volcano voted their favorite places into the 2018 Weekly Volcano's Best of Tacoma Reader's Poll.

Best New Restaurant, Best New Business, Best Performance Space, Best Live Music Venue, Best Bookings: Alma Mater

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Best New Restaurant, Best New Business, Best Performance Space, Best Live Music Venue, Best Bookings: Alma Mater

Readers, you don't just like Alma Mater, the new performance-and-dining space between South 13th and 15th on Fawcett, you like like it, perhaps even love it.

Best Neighborhood Vibe: Sixth Avenue

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Best Neighborhood Vibe: Sixth Avenue

When deciding what makes a neighborhood a stellar destination, a plethora of attributes have to be put into consideration. Diversity in delectable dining options, walkability, funky fresh retail spaces and quality-of-life service spots are all...

Best Staycation: Hotel Murano

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Best Staycation: Hotel Murano

Weekly Volcano readers have selected Hotel Murano as the Best Staycation. It is easy to see why. This beautiful hotel sits in the heart of downtown Tacoma in the midst of all the action.

Best Namesake: Tacoma the game

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Best Namesake: Tacoma the game

The year is 2088. Your name is Amitjyoti ("Amy") Ferrier. You've been assigned by the Venturis Corporation to salvage AI hardware from its seemingly empty station in earth orbit, specifically the strategic L1 point en route to the moon.

Best Fine Dining: The Table

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Best Fine Dining: The Table

With a name like The Table and a vision that states "We believe life happens around the table. Our passion for gathering -- whether to create or partake is in honest community," it's no wonder that the space's vibe resonates with diners and was...

Best Tap Room, Best Bottle Shop: Peaks and Pints

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Best Tap Room, Best Bottle Shop: Peaks and Pints

Peaks and Pints is already established as a neighborhood destination watering hole for those in and around the growing neighborhood of Proctor. One walk in the door and you'll feel the friendly vibe from owners Robby Peterson, Justin Peterson and...

Best Hidden Gem: Topside Coffee Cabin

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Best Hidden Gem: Topside Coffee Cabin

Editor's note: The town of Steilacoom was selected by our readers as Best Hidden Gem. Our writer selected Topside Coffee Cabin as a reflection of the town's vibe. Topside Coffee Cabin, located in historic, downtown Steilacoom, is my favorite...

Best Fashion Boutique: Satori Boutique

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Best Fashion Boutique: Satori Boutique

Fashion isn't just about wearing beautiful clothing or timeless accessories, it's about how you feel when you wear them. When designed, crafted and worn well, fashion can create a full experience for the wearer. No storefront in Tacoma knows that...

Best Working Art Gallery: Feast Arts Center

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Best Working Art Gallery: Feast Arts Center

Feast Arts Center has quickly become Tacoma's most avant garde gallery featuring the most challenging of contemporary visual arts including painting, sculpture, installations, conceptual and performance art -- respecting history and tradition...

Best Cult Movie Night: Weird Elephant

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Best Cult Movie Night: Weird Elephant

Movie nerds are a strange bunch; while they will always turn out in support of unabashedly good films, there is a pocket of moviegoers that find themselves drawn to films that are offbeat, grotesque, inscrutable, wholly unique, and sometimes...

Most Creative Person, Best Visual Artist: Ariel Fender

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Most Creative Person, Best Visual Artist: Ariel Fender

This year's Most Creative Person and Best Visual Artist winner is Ariel Fender, a tattoo artist based out of Puyallup. That's right, we said tattoo artist. Fender's professional status as a tattooer doesn't fully expose her multitude of creative...

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