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Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Sometimes a foodie fueled rumor will hit my desk while details are still being hashed out -- like, say the Peaks and Pints' annual Tournament of Beer is swiftly approaching! Think March Madness, but instead it's a hop-fueled bracket system pitting beer against beer in the ultimate beer battle. If

Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

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Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

Being affiliated with the military comes with many advantages, including an abundance of opportunity to travel. Whether you are traveling for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), or traveling abroad, chances are you have flown in one of the many airplane models that Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, has

A season of fierce women’s soccer

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A season of fierce women’s soccer

Despite being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three years ago, Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves is not well known, which is probably why more than half the seats at Lakewood Playhouse were empty opening night. That's also why community theaters are reluctant to try new or little-known plays, and that's

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a pocket of pop culture and see how it's developed, from its birth to today. This month, I'm once again dipping my toes into the murky waters of music subgenres, and this time I'm talking about alt-country. As

The RAM

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The RAM

ANNOUNCER: Locals like Dutch and Jackie may be able to remember when The RAM was just a corner bar in Lakewood's Villa Plaza now known as the Lakewood Towne Center. Beginning with quality pub fare for the locals, the owners have advanced to crafting local brews, friendly customer service, and

Chasing waterfalls

Outdoors

Chasing waterfalls

Spring is an invitation to chasing waterfalls here in Washington state. Washington is known for its unique forests and plunging waterfalls, so, you might as well get out there and chase some waterfalls. There are plenty that are not too far from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and most are easy

Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon

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Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon

ANNOUNCER: Sometimes a craving consumes you. You know, when you get an idea in your head and it won't go away? That's what happened this week to Dutch, he was hankering for some good ole' barbeque and Jim Bob's Chuck Wagon in Lacey seemed like just the place to fulfill

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

My head is constantly spinning from the plethora of holidays that circulate around food and drink. Obviously, dining with loved ones is the ultimate way to celebrate so it's only natural that it's always some sort of season: barbeque season, the holiday season, Independence Day is loaded with loaded hot

March into theater

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March into theater

Local theaters offer up a smorgasbord in March, from world-class musicals and dramas to fairy tales and more, starting with Tacoma Arts Live's Disenchanted, a fairytale for the 21st century playing one night only, March 14 at the Pantages Theater. Snow White, Belle from Beauty and the Beast and other popular

Best of Olympia 2020

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Best of Olympia 2020

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Best of Olympia 2020: Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen

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Best of Olympia 2020: Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen

Born in Indianapolis, grandson of German immigrants, he ran afoul of the law while still in his teens. After getting arrested for auto theft, he enlisted in the Navy but deserted his ship, the U.S.S. Utah, and was dishonorably discharged. He got married but couldn't keep a job. Instead, he

Best of Olympia 2020: Equal Latin vs. Ramirez on 4th

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Best of Olympia 2020: Equal Latin vs. Ramirez on 4th

Given my last name, it stands to reason Latin food is close to my corazón. Even so, despite years of living and dining in Thurston County, I'd never really warmed to south-of-the-border fare in easy walking distance of theaters and other downtown businesses I frequent. That changed in 2019, when

Best of Olympia 2020: Olympia Farmers Market

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Best of Olympia 2020: Olympia Farmers Market

As spring time creeps slowly upon us, it's the time of year we all crave to be outside breathing the fresh air, feeling the warm sunshine upon our faces, and eating local fresh produce straight from the farms. Options are abundant for farmers markets within the Puget Sound Area, but

Best of Olympia 2020: An Illiad

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Best of Olympia 2020: An Illiad

James O'Barr is producing and directing and Scott Douglas is acting in An Illiad, an intense, captivating and intelligent one-man play about the Trojan War and, ultimately, every war since, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. All the ancient gods and warriors are there, including Agamemnon, Achilles, King Priam,

Best of Olympia 2020: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor

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Best of Olympia 2020: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor

(Photo: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor has some unique specialty pizzas. This is the Chicken Divan Pizza: a creamy garlic ranch sauce topped with chicken, fresh broccoli, red onion and tomato, then topped with cheddar cheese, all on their famous thin and crispy crust.) Well after lunch time on a Sunday, Dirty

Best of Olympia 2020: Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar

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Best of Olympia 2020: Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar

Anyone who has ever lived in a coastal city or town knows the biggest benefit to such a location is the abundance of local, fresh seafood. While Joint Base Lewis-McChord may not be "coastal," we are certainly close enough, and this duty station comes with a plethora of hyper-fresh fish

Best of Olympia 2020: Hands On Children’s Museum

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Best of Olympia 2020: Hands On Children’s Museum

(Photo: The Megan D vintage schooner is a new exhibit that opened in August at the Hands On Children’s Museum. Kids can explore the real wooden vessel, climb up a six-foot rope wall, investigate the crow’s nest, walk the rickety bridge, even captain the ship.) The Hands On Children's Museum in

Best of Olympia 2020: Olympia Film Society

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Best of Olympia 2020: Olympia Film Society

Olympia is a city with a lot of things to be proud of, but one of its most invaluable institutions has to be the Olympia Film Society (OFS). Housed in the gorgeous Capitol Theater since 1990, the OFS has long been Thurston County's premier art house, but it's so much

Best of Olympia 2020: Medicine Creek Café

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Best of Olympia 2020: Medicine Creek Café

You can see it just off the freeway as you zip down on I-5, it looks to be an updated A&W -- rock foundation, bright white paint with clean blue lines. A long carport-styled awning covers the pull-up parking. It looks chipper and inviting at just a glance. Within a

Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

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Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

Although little known to most, the naming of the city of Lacey remains mysterious. What is known is that in the 1850s, settlers populated the area. Two of those were Isaac and Catherine Wood. Like many, they worked hard and prospered, but due to the Wood's good reputation as upright citizens, people

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