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March 19, 2012 at 8:34am

Tournament of Breakfast: Yesterday's blowout games, today's West region battles

OLD MILWAUKEE CAFE CO-OWNER PAT KERTH: She's not afraid to show you how it's done.

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Good morning! It's still March, and dagnabit if all that "Madness" isn't still in the air! What's one to do with all that pent up "madness?" It can make for quite a dilemma. ...

Unless, of course, you've found something like the Weekly Volcano's Tournament of Breakfast to help get you through. Throughout the month (and into early April, even) the Volcano's readers will be voting on the South Sound's best breakfast through daily head-to-head matchups here on Spew. We started Thursday with 64 breakfast joints, and only one can be crowned king.

Without further ado, let's get down to business. Pass the syrup.

Yesterday's Tournament of Breakfast Results

Here were the match-ups:

Fife City Bar & Grill (Fife) vs. Shorty's Grub House (Federal Way)

Rock The Dock Pub & Grill (Tacoma)vs. Buttered Biscuit (Sumner)

Dixie's Home Cookin's (Sumner) vs. BerryLand Cafe (Sumner)

Kelly's Kafe (Spanaway) vs. Boxcar Grill (Tacoma)

Fife City Bar & Grill's dining room has all the charm of a Hampton Inn breakfast buffet, minus the Fox News blaring overhead. But, what every trucker that enters the Port of Tacoma will tell you - Fife City's breakfast is awesome, confirmed yesterday when it grabbed 76 percent of the votes over Shorty's.

Rock The Dock Pub & Grill also beat its opponent by a landslide. The Buttered Biscuit had its biscuit buttered by Rock The Dock as it watched the Tacoma waterfront watering hole run away with 70 percent of the votes.

You've seen and smelled it on your way to Crystal Mountain. There's hard work happening in Sumner. Farmers rise before the roosters to tend to their livestock and daffodils. They do more work before 8 a.m. than the Weekly Volcano staff can accomplish all day. By 8, they're ready for a big, tasty plate of breakfast served with a smile. And according to yesterday's voting, they prefer Dixie's Home Cookin' over the BerryLand Cafe by a two to one margin.

Yesterday we warned you about Team Boxcar Grill. The Freighthouse Square restaurant has a hardcore following. Team Boxcar registered the most comments on yesterday's post. There's a lot of hoopla over its chicken fried steak. And it's hard to argue with 99 cent coffee. The Boxcar Grill followed yesterday's trend of blowout games capturing 79 percent of the votes and advancing to the second round.

Let's take a look at the stack. The following are advancing to the next round:

  • Fife City Bar & Grill
  • Rock The Dock Pub & Grill
  • Dixie's Home Cookin'
  • Boxcar Grill

The daily breakfast battles here on Spew are sponsored by Shakabrah Java on Tacoma's Sixth Avenue.

OK, let's check out today's First Round breakfast battles. Vote for one breakfast joint per battle. Voting for today's breakfast battles ends at 11:45 p.m.

Tomorrow's First Round Breakfast Battles in the South Region

Game 1: The Bread Peddler (222 Capitol Way N., Olympia) vs. McMenamin's Spar Cafe (114 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia)

Game 2: Ben Moore's Cafe (112 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia) vs. New Moon Cafe (113 Fourth W., Olympia) 

Game 3: Shipwreck Cafe (244 Madrona Beach Road NW, Olympia) vs. Cicada Restaurant (700 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia)

Game 4: Quality Burrito (213 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia) vs. Darby's Cafe (211 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia)

>>> Join us at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2 at the Meconi's Pub in downtown Tacoma for the Official Tournament of Breakfast Party - our winner will be announced during halftime of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game.

LINK: Tournament of Breakfast explanation

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Richard Jackson said on Mar. 19, 2012 at 9:38am

I have known Chris and Sam, owners of the "Moon Rise Cafe," for a long while now. If you like a warm smile, great coffee, and fabulous food, the the Moon Rise Cafe in Lakewood,WA is top notch. Hearty Breakfasts, Awesome Sandwiches, and all the rest, good food always.

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Deb Houtz said on Mar. 19, 2012 at 5:27pm

A long time lover of Chad's cooking and Pat's smiling face and baked goodies! Great food and homie atmosphere. VOTE The Old Milwaukee Cafe

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Nicole said on Mar. 19, 2012 at 6:28pm

Affairs Cafe and Bakery is delicious and the owner and workers are fantastic!

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Hungry Tummie said on Mar. 19, 2012 at 8:47pm

dude, the pastries there are sooooo bomb! gotta try the muffins :D very pleased with the mornings i spend studying there, and the delicious food to wake up to...

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