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January 28, 2007 at 9:47am

Stadium Bistro cooks the midnight oil

South Sounders now live in a 24-hour world. There's no more 9-to-5, no more 40-hour weeks, and the dinner hour has become a fluid concept as people try to balance B-shifts and night shifts and all the responsibilities of days over-full of everything. But some good has come out of all this hurry and stress: Restaurant hours keep extending later and later into the evening. For a very delicious example, Stadium Bistro now offers a full dinner menu until 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

“If you feel like dining on a rack of lamb at midnight, stop by and I’ll cook it for you,” says Chef Peter Weikel, who lead me on a tour of his kitchen last night. “We offer top of the line ports and brandies.  Come in for a nightcap and try our fresh baked, warm cookies.”

Whether you're a long-shift worker, a late-night eater or just another one of the young and restless out on the town, Stadium Bistro will serve you pan roasted Muscovy Duck breast, marlin, and French onion soup long into the night.

On a side night, I highly recommend you plan ahead and reserve their Table Number One â€" in the middle of the kitchen.  Chef Weikel isn’t afraid of letting voyeurs into his workspace.
“You can dine in our kitchen and hear us occasionally argue, scurry about and witness what it takes to prepare quality meals,” he explained.  “I tell Table Number One diners to put away the menu and let me bring them treats all night â€" and some have stayed all night too.  I chat with kitchen diners over a drink in the bar to feel out their palate then I give them a treat all night.” â€" Jake de Paul


Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

January 28, 2007 at 12:30pm

Rock and Roll Craft Show

As a matter of fact, the "Rock and Roll Craft Show" is not the latest thrash-punk, power-pop musical sensation to wander out of a condemned Tacoma garage.  According to York Sandifer, one of the founding godfathers of the "testosterone driven craft experience," the concept is simple: "It's Martha Stewart meets Iron Maiden." 

It also can be described, mathematically, as Martha Stewart plus Conan O'Brian divided by alcohol, multiplied by nicotine in an encapsulated 30-minute TV show format.

Check out their story here. â€" Jessica Corey Butler

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Filed under: Culture, Tacoma,

January 29, 2007 at 6:21pm

Caffeinated doughnut

Bobble Tiki hears it constantly.  Bobble Tiki will be in line at the coffee house and bemoan the person ahead of him, who sounds more like a code-speaking spy than a coffee consumer.

Perhaps Bobble Tiki will admit to his own momentary lapses of reason, which led him to pronounce such Orwellian words himself. Even Bobble Tiki will confess to (in his younger days, mind you) spouting such nonsense as "doubletallnonfatvanillalatte." But, if you think about it, annoying as the latte lingo may be, it does sound better than saying, "I'd like two espressos â€" one caffeinated, one decaffeinated â€" poured into an extra-large cup filled with steamed nonfat milk â€" hold the foam â€" made into a hot chocolate, and mixed with vanilla and caramel syrup. And please top that with a dollop of whipped cream."

Bobble Tiki can only imagine what kind of lingo will pop up once the caffeinated doughnut arrives in the South Sound â€" "Extralongnonfatchoclatesprinkledecafmaplebar please."

Oh Lord, please make this jittery, neurotic, anxiety-ridden, heart-palpitating society stop this nonsense. Bobble Tiki doesn't need  his glutenous fat-packed heart-stopping sugar bomb jacked up. â€" Bobble Tiki

Filed under: Food & Drink,

January 29, 2007 at 6:41pm

Tacoma Actors Guild has a blog

Thank you Jesus and Al Gore for inventing the Internet.  Now I can receive my dose of Tacoma Actors Guild by the minute.  Hurrah!

Have you been Tagged yet? â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Culture, Tacoma, Theater,

January 30, 2007 at 11:24am

Najamonique wins Rockaraoke final last night at Jazzbones

Jazzbones is a slightly different haven of vocal embarrassment than your usual karaoke scene. Instead of the typical prerecorded music we're used to, Monday nights features Rockaraoke, a rockin' band with roots at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern.

Rockaraokeone Last night, amidst candlelit and a packed house, people live out their rock-star dreams during Jazzbones’ Rockaraoke finals.  Participants closed their eyes, sang their favorite song backed by live musicians and pretended 150-or-so chatting attendees are really 30,000 screaming fans.

Najamonique was the winner, as predicted. Her rendition of Tina Tuner's “What's Love Got To Do With It” was soul filled, moody and powerful and a perfect song to slip in vocal improvisations.

In an upset, crowd favorite Murphy did not place, as most had expected. When asked about this, two of the judges, Ernest Jasmin (pop culture writer/News Tribune) and Jennifer Johnson (Jazzbones general manager/ Diamond Rock) stated, "Murphy has a great voice. We all know that, but he chose to sing a song that did not show it off and that hurt him. A Prince song would of done it. We had a hard time deciding, but finally had to base our decision on the song he sang right then and not on our past knowledge of him."

Rockaraoketwo Newcomer to the stage, Andrew, took second place with Gillian and her bubbly attitude and spunky flair coming in third. Of note, Andrew's performance was way over the top, but seemed to please. His showmanship was precise, right down to his style of dress chosen to emulate the artist Tom Jones, whose song “It's Not Unusual” was a big hit. Opening his shirt to show his chest hair, Andrew's energetic stage moves were dance filled and flashy. Quite the entertainer, the judges think he's ready for the lounges of Vegas.

The crowd enjoyed the contest, clapping loudly for favorites and dancing to most of the competition songs, slightly irritating the judges by blocking their view. â€" Brad Allen

January 30, 2007 at 2:57pm

Tacoma Actors Guild presents Tunes and Improv

Comedy hasn't evolved much since the glory days of ventriloquist and puppet. Every so often, there's a Gallagher smashing watermelons or a musical funnyman like Jack Black, but for the most part, comedy is a dude on a stage with a microphone, plodding through a joke-punchline-new-joke routine.

Boring!

Well, all that is about to change. Here in our very own city, Tacoma Actors Guild has put together an experimental comedy event known simply â€" and obviously â€" as Tunes and Improv. That’s right, music and improv comedy. February 10, Uniquitous They, a sketch and improv comedy troupe known throughout the hall sat the University of Puget Sound will share TAG’s Rehearsal Studio with Tacoma indie rock band Ghosts And Liars, UPS folk rock trio Campfire Folklore Restoration Society and electronica group Handshakes.

The show begins at 9 p.m.  Admission is $5.  Tunes first followed by improv.  Tunes and Improv. 

Brilliant! â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Concert Alert, Music, Tacoma, Theater,

January 30, 2007 at 3:10pm

The Police reunite Feb. 11

The Police will reunite at The Grammys Feb. 11.   Neat. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Music,

January 31, 2007 at 6:15pm

Tacoma's Coffee and Rhetoric

Coffee and conversation are set to flow for the first ever Coffee and Rhetoric tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Cutters Point in downtown Tacoma.

Episode one will be “Save the Retailer, Save the World” and will examine the Local Improvement District project set to begin soon.

On paper, the LID project seeks to improve the Theatre District, but in implementation it might create some havoc for retailers sitting in the middle of the construction.

One of the retailers whose business will be affected is Rebecca Dashow, owner of Dame Lola (711 St. Helens).

Dashow will be one side of the evening’s “rhetoric” and hopefully will get some long-awaited answers from the city of Tacoma via a public works representative, set to sip his java in the hot seat.

Don’t expect this to be just any old public forum, though. Josh Carter will bring his upstart attitude to the table, and Edison’s Invention will strum a few bars to keep the rhetoric from overpowering the coffee.

You can go to add your two cents about why the plan is great â€" or notâ€" or you can go to just hang out in a casual, cool, smart, caffeinated space with people who care about community building just as much as you do.

Add ideas for future shows or just get more information about Coffee and Rhetoric at their MySpace site. â€" Jessica Corey Butler

[Cutters Point, Thursday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., no cover, 1936 Pacific Ave., downtown Tacoma, 253.272.7101]

Filed under: Culture, Tacoma,

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