SHORT ORDER: Amocat Cafe opens, Lesser Known Grapes, dinner deal, Chork ...

By Volcano Staff on June 1, 2010

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Opening Today: The Amocat Cafe opens today at 625 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma. It's hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and is expected to expand those hours in the future. We wrote a little something on it a while back. The three-room (eventually four rooms) cafe serves pastries from Essential Baking Co. and doughnuts from Le Donut on Hilltop. Check out the full length Guerrilla Marketing Viral Trailer for Amocat Café, directed by Tacoma Urbanist Erik Bjornson, below. Oh, by the way, the credit card machine hasn't arrived yet, so bring cash today.

Nosh League: Join our foodie social conglomerate and attend our wine and cheese tasting July 8 at Cork!

Wine Month: June is "Lesser Known Grapes" month at Pour at Four in Tacoma. Drop by the Proctor District wine bar to taste four varietals that you may not be hip to: Counoise, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot and Blaufrankisch.

Tuesday Deal: Goodfellas Italian Steakhouse inside the Great American Casino offers a four-course dinner every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. for $20. Do it at 10117 S. Tacoma Way in Lakewood.

Smoking Deal: 99 Bottles in Federal Way will pour five smoke beers for $5 tonight from 5-7:30 p.m.

Food Matters: The spoon-fork mash-up has nothing on this – the ultimate marriage of sushi-eating style and ease.

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LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide