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21-sandwich salute

Last spring, in a state of psychosis, I e-mailed everyone in my address book and asked each person to send me his or her top recommendation for the best sandwich in the South Sound. I told them I would eat every suggestion and then pick the best 21 on the

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Best restaurants, bars, dishes and more

Best Advocate for Food Charlie McManus rolled the dice as the ’90s closed and invested his talents in Tacoma opening the area’s first bistro-like, artsy, finely crafted restaurant — Primo Grill. He gave us a reason to eat well again, ushering in the next decade of upscale restaurant explosion in the

History of Tacoma Jazz

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History of Tacoma Jazz

To check on the history of jazz in Tacoma, you’d have to go back to the end of the First World War when one of Jazz’s most flamboyant characters, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton opened a tavern-and-brothel in Lakewood’s still-blighted Ponders Corner. It’s only fair to begin with Jelly Roll because

Wishbone Ash

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Wishbone Ash

Bobble Tiki knows it. He’s the oldest music columnist the Weekly Volcano has. That means, when sitting around in the Weekly Volcano War Room with fresh faces like Matt Driscoll, Brad Allen, Paul Schrag and even the hard living Suzy Stump, Bobble Tiki assumes the role of elder. When a

Three owners and a bistro

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Three owners and a bistro

Tacoma does not have a butcher or a candlestick maker (that I know of, if you all are out there, make yourself heard). Tacoma does, however, have a baker. Her name is Julie Rex, and in that case, one out of three ain't bad. Walter and Jessica Gaya hired Julie

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Gluttony on a Budget

Born and raised over on the West-sigh-eed, I lived this crazy cloistered existence, which encompassed unincorporated University Place (now citified), Lakewood and Ruston Way (see last week’s column). Everything else was too far away, and downtown Tacoma was strictly off-limits. I now live in the heart of Tacoma

Film Around the Clock

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Film Around the Clock

Tonight 30 teams of filmmakers will converge on The Grand Cinema in Tacoma. They have all anticipated this night for weeks, maybe months. They cram into the theater lobby, receive their instructions, then rush out the door again. Their mission: create a short film entirely from scratch in only 72

The art of dentistry: Brooks Dental Studio

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The art of dentistry: Brooks Dental Studio

“We wanted to do something with the extra space,” explains Dr. Jamie Brooks, who, with her husband, Tim, is putting the finishing touches on the Tacoma Theater District’s newest addition — Brooks Dental Studio. Some of that space has become an art gallery. Jamie and Tim bought the downtown location that

Eating on canvas

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Eating on canvas

A locally celebrated chef told me recently that cooking had more to do with craftsmanship than art. “Saying it is art sounds hoity-toity to me,” says this chef. “Cooking is a teachable skill — you can teach anyone the basics of cooking like you can teach them woodworking.”

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Early taste of Merende

Food Matters Duke’s Chowder House on Ruston Way offers half-price wine every Monday. El Gaucho and Sea Grill join forces for a five-course dinner ($125) March 26 and March 27 titled “The Best of the South Sound.” Reserve your spot at 253.272.1510. Eat 101 Chef Jeffrey Bishop drops a few culinary hints behind his

Food Matters

My posse's on Pacific

Last Thursday while some were out “Loving Tacoma” at Cans, the boys and I were spreading our love around at a few other downtown haunts and eateries. Love Tacoma did sound enticing, but we were in the mood for variety, and variety is exactly what we received. We started

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Marcia's Silver Spoon Cafe

Sometimes people consider me the ultimate Tacoma insider when it comes to nightlife, but one of the secrets to my success is simple. Sure, I’ve developed lasting relationships with so many of the wonderful restaurant and bar owners in this region because I really admire what they do, and

Music

The Freakouts

Rock and roll is a youthful expression. It’s how the music was created and what it was meant to be. Rock and roll is about rebellion and energy and letting loose — all things you do better young. No matter how many more tours the Rolling Stones sellout, the facts

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Satellite Coffee

Back in the day of high school and learner’s permits, a group of us from Gig Harbor used to drive across the then one Narrows Bridge to get our after school coffee fix at Temple of the Bean across from Wright Park. It wasn’t so much about the coffee as

Arts

Mineral

Mineral, the dreamy jewelry gallery with big picture window on St. Helens has moved. As with so many of the buildings in Tacoma’s downtown core, her former building, The Webster, was sold, and Mineral owner and jewelry designer Lisa Kinoshita packed up her bags and moved to the Dome District,

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Good barbecue

Good barbecue — like some other good things in life — can’t be hurried. It’s a sloooooow process. We’re not talking about grilling, or backyard barbecues. We’re talking about the art of cooking meats and poultry over low, slow heat. The following know what they’re doing: HONEY BEE

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All about Teddy Haggarty

Teddy Haggarty allows the public to ride along with him for a day — his awaking, through a winding series of philosophy, art, interviews and interesting moments — in his film All About Haggarty, set to screen at the Tacoma Film Festival Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Tacoma School of

Music

Peelander-Z lands in T-town

Like most of the insight Bobble Tiki has collected over the course of his life, Bobble Tiki’s knowledge of Japan comes mainly from cartoons. Just like Tom and Jerry taught Bobble Tiki about difficult relationships, the Simpsons taught Bobble Tiki about loving parenting, and the Family Guy taught Bobble Tiki

Reviews

Good for the soul

ANNOUNCER: Remember the amazing soul food in the back room at Lincoln Bowl Lanes? The folks who served those heaping dishes of Southern comfort have moved out on their own. Thurmond Brokenbrough and his wife, Linda, ran Uncle Thurms Soul Food inside Lincoln Bowl before moving a year and a

Stage

Odd creation

I guess it’s only natural that the Paramount would want to stage a pre-Broadway show since its crosstown rival, Fifth Avenue, did so well with the show “Hairspray” a few years back. In fact, “Hairspray” not only went on to the Great White Way, receiving a few statues along the

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