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October 15, 2007 at 12:46pm

Flying Tomato is tops

The Flying Tomato Italian Grill in Graham was named “Best New Restaurant” by KING 5 Evening Magazine.

  • Press Release: “We really owe these honors to our customers,” said Gary Walker, owner/operator.  “We are  customer focused and it is great to be honored in this way.”  Walker and his staff built their restaurant on the foundation of providing the best quality Italian food in a family-friendly atmosphere.  With signature menu items made from scratch such as twice based lasagna and homemade meatballs, the Flying Tomato Italian Grill offers top quality dining and friendly service.  The restaurant has a warm inviting dining area, special kids menu and offers a great appetizer menu in its bar.  Featuring its own label, Walker has hand selected top Washington vineyards to prepare its signature wines.


Filed under: Food & Drink,

October 15, 2007 at 2:22pm

Chaos into Order video

Remember Chaos into Order during Art on the Ave festival this past summer?  The people sewing newspaper? The performance art event orchestrated by Lynn Di Nino with a factory floor full of frantic workers with assistants, cell phones, noise implements, and newspapers, with orators speaking their messages to try to calm the workers into some semblance of order?  Hello?

David Derickson created a six- minute “review” of Chaos into Order.  â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Culture, Events, Screens, Tacoma,

October 15, 2007 at 2:48pm

Empty Bowls â€" like my head

Saturday night a little green bottle labeled Jägermeister was like the green-skinned chick on Star Trek â€" irresistible and probably not very good for my liver. 

Outstanding rock by The Dirty Birds, Dragstrip Riot and The Boss Martians at Hell’s Kitchen and many rounds of these Orion-slave-girl drinks, my witty-banter-o-meter is reading “low,” so here are some pictures from the Metro Parks’ Empty Bowls fund raiser held yesterday at the South Tacoma Community Center. The proceeds will go to the Emergency Food Network. â€" Suzy Stump 
Emptyone Emptytwo Emptythree Emptyfour

Filed under: Arts, Culture, Events, Tacoma,

October 15, 2007 at 4:51pm

Club Impact hug

Paddy Coyne's, Vin Grotto Cafe and Wine Bar and the other businesses around Ninth and Broadway might disagree but KING 5 loves Club Impact.  Well, maybe just the kids running it. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Club News, Music, Tacoma,

October 16, 2007 at 6:43am

It's on today!

Volcanoblastart JAM
Billy Farmer
Billy Farmer runs the musical gamut.  A gifted guitar player, Farmer plays acoustic with a folk style, electric in a Chicago blues stomp style and knows his way around the Delta, too.  His arsenal of strings includes a reliable 12 string, Dobro, mandolin and banjo. When he needs a little oomph, Farmer plugs in his Les Paul or Stratocaster. Farmer is a master of mimicry and can imitate everyone from Jagger to Cash.  Farmer leads the Tacos & Jams Open Mic tonight. â€" Tony Engelhart
[O’Callahan’s, 7:30 p.m., no cover, 15610 92nd St., KPN Key Center, 253.884.9766]

MORE MUSIC: Tonight in the clubs.

“Michael Clayton”
George Clooney brings a slick, ruthless force to the title role of “Michael Clayton,” playing a fixer for a powerful law firm. He works in the shadows, cleaning up messes, and he is a realist. He tells clients what they don’t want to hear. He shoots down their fantasies of “options.” One client complains bitterly that he was told Clayton was a miracle worker. “I’m not a miracle worker,” Clayton replies. “I’m a janitor.” Full review here. â€" Roger Ebert
[AMC Narrows Plaza 8: 2:30, 5:15, 7:55; Century Olympia: 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15; Lakewood Cinema 15: 12:50, 4:10, 7:20, 10:10; Lakewood Towne Center 12: 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50; Longston Place 14: 12:10, 3:10, 7:10, 10:10; Regal Martin Village 16: 12:35, 4:05, 7:05, 10:10; Yelm Cinemas @ Prairie Park: 12:25, 3, 6:35, 9:10]

MORE FILM: What’s showing around town.

Filed under: 5 Things To Do, Music, Screens, Tacoma,

October 16, 2007 at 7:11am

Robin Cutler vs. Jay Cutler

I would like to point out that Robin Cutler will be playing Le Voyeur tonight. I would also like to point out that there’s no relation between Robin Cutler, an indie pop songstress from Olympia, and Jay Cutler â€" the strong armed but dopey looking quarterback of the Denver Broncos.

See: Jay Cutler. Robin Cutler. Big difference.

Fortunately for you, Cutler’s show at Le Voyeur will be your best bet on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for me, Cutler and the Broncos look even worse than the Seahawks right now. â€" Matt Driscoll   

Filed under: Matt Driscoll, Music, Olympia, Sports,

October 16, 2007 at 7:33am

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki

Learn it, use it, spell it

Inscrutable \in-SKROO-tuh-buhl\, adjective:

Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.

USAGE EXAMPLE: Bobble Tiki would like to publicly vent his frustration over Mike Holmgren’s play calling during last Sunday’s nationally televised Seahawks vs. Saints game. Look, Bobble Tiki doesn’t pretend to have a football mind on par with Bill Walsh. But Holmgren calling running plays to the fullback in so many key situations in that game was totally inscrutable. It made Bobble Tiki wonder if the Big Walrus even cares anymore?

Breakfastatbobbletikis THE MORNING NEWS

LAKEWOOD: Run Bambi!

TACOMA: Broadway the right way?

ALABAMA: Just shoot it out.

WASHINGTON: Hate to be a poopy-pants waitress.

You can stand atop the mountain and scream your naked desires to the universe or shed that synapse epilepsy and hug the South Sound today with your fellow man:

MUSIC: By definition, Tightwad Tuesday at Hell’s Kitchen fits Bobble Tiki like a glove. It’s got everything Bobble Tiki looks for in a Tuesday night activity â€" cheap booze. While Bobble Tiki admits his standards aren’t very high, that doesn’t mean Tightwad Tuesday can’t be for you, too. Tonight should be especially memorable, as the Kitchen will be celebrating Tacoma’s favorite bassist, Justin Macdonald’s, birthday with Automic Thrill (made up of members of the Jet City Fix, Top Heavy Crush, Hell Promise and Plaster), South 11th and Neutral Boy (among others).

MORE MUSIC: What's on tonight.

DISH: Grab some soup today.

Please be Bobble Tiki’s friend here.

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Deal with it.

October 16, 2007 at 8:59am

Broken News: Wind damage at James Center

Jamescenterwindstorm Last night's wind gusts might be the cause of several business A-frame signs flattened at the James Center in Tacoma.  The Weather Underground records gusts up to 31 mph in the Tacoma area. Phone calls have been placed at the James Center property management company, neighboring Tacoma Community College and Fastsigns in Tacoma. â€" Suzy Stump

Our Broken News Team brings you headlines and follow-up whenever we please on the stories our community couldn’t care less about. Broken news is posted at www.weeklyvolcanospew.com several hours or days after it happens, with unusual updates.

Filed under: Broken News, News To Us, Tacoma,

October 16, 2007 at 1:26pm

Some thoughts on beer

When it comes right down to it, few things in this world can top a freshly poured, frosty barley pop. We’re referring to beer, of course, and it’s way more than a delicious sexual stimulant/memory eraser . . . beautiful beer is an art form unto itself. In keeping with its tradition of promoting awareness and appreciation of this heavenly beverage, the Weekly Volcano reminds you of three precious events:

All of Georgetown's beers will be on tap (Manny's Pale Ale, Roger's Pilsner, and Chopper's Red) at The Red Hot Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. for $3 a pint. Free Georgetown schwag and hot dog madness will ensue, too.

Tacoma Beer Society gathers for bagpipes, beer and debauchery Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., at Paddy Coyne’s.

The Parkway Tavern celebrates Jubelpalooza Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.  Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale 2006 and 2007, nitro 2006 and cask 2006 in the house. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

October 16, 2007 at 1:55pm

B.J. Honeycutt speaks in Olympia Thursday

B.J. Honeycutt is coming to town. He’s ready to make changes in this world, and he wants you to join in the fight.

If the name doesn’t ring a bell, B.J. Honeycutt was Hawkeye Pierce’s buddy on “M*A*S*H” (played by actor Mike Farrell, more recently known as the kindly veterinarian Jim Hansen on “Providence”).

More than just an actor, Farrell is also an activist for human rights and peace. He served as co-chair of Human Rights Watch in California from 1994 to 2004 and serves as president of Death Penalty Focus and as a member of the advisory board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Farrell will be in Olympia at the Minnaert Center for the Performing Arts at South Puget Sound Community College Thursday, Oct. 18, to speak about his journey into activism as described in his book, “Just Call Me Mike.” It’s kind of a you-too-can-be-an-activist evening sponsored by TC Pro-Net, Thurston County Progressive Network, a group that â€" as the name implies â€" is a network of progressive organizations and individuals in Thurston County ranging from Safe Place and PFLAG to Code Pink and Veterans for Peace. â€" Alec Clayton

Filed under: Culture, Olympia,

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