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Hamburger helper

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Hamburger helper

Weekly Volcano headquarters received a call two weeks ago from the Food Network in New York City — apparently the big city foodies want to explore hamburger dives in the Northwest (stay tuned to your television). I compiled a list for them of my favorite burger joints in the South

Hamburger helper

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Hamburger helper

Weekly Volcano headquarters received a call two weeks ago from the Food Network in New York City — apparently the big city foodies want to explore hamburger dives in the Northwest (stay tuned to your television). I compiled a list for them of my favorite burger joints in the South

 Shop till you starve

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Shop till you starve

The deals available to consumers this holiday season may, if expert predictions prove right, stagger the mind. But more importantly, they’ll leave a little extra for lunch or dinner.  Forget the extra sweater, a good meal means more holiday cheer than cotton and gabardine. To assist the merry mall

 Shop till you starve

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Shop till you starve

The deals available to consumers this holiday season may, if expert predictions prove right, stagger the mind. But more importantly, they’ll leave a little extra for lunch or dinner.  Forget the extra sweater, a good meal means more holiday cheer than cotton and gabardine. To assist the merry mall shopper, I

I heart New York

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I heart New York

Big cities like New York offer the world, literally, to a foodie. In mega metropolises everything cooks, bakes and sautés at your fingertips — Cuban, African, and Persian — you name it. Global understanding through food boils daily all around a person there — a UN buffet of sorts.   In the

I heart New York

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I heart New York

Big cities like New York offer the world, literally, to a foodie. In mega metropolises everything cooks, bakes and sautés at your fingertips — Cuban, African, and Persian — you name it. Global understanding through food boils daily all around a person there — a UN buffet of sorts. In the

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Atheists in foxholes

Contrary to the popular phrase, atheists do exist in foxholes, according to an organization fighting to support the nonreligious in uniform.   Atheists and others with no religious affiliation comprise 21 percent of the U.S. Armed Forces, according to a recent joint release from the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, or

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Atheists in foxholes

Contrary to the popular phrase, atheists do exist in foxholes, according to an organization fighting to support the nonreligious in uniform.   Atheists and others with no religious affiliation comprise 21 percent of the U.S. Armed Forces, according to a recent joint release from the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, or

50 candles on the pizza pie

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50 candles on the pizza pie

The majority of restaurants fail in this country, therefore, it should come as no surprise that few eateries in the South Sound celebrate 25 year anniversaries, let alone 50 or greater. Locally, the Hob Nob, the Harvester and The Spar in Old Town Tacoma represent places nearing their 80 year

50 candles on the pizza pie

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50 candles on the pizza pie

The majority of restaurants fail in this country, therefore, it should come as no surprise that few eateries in the South Sound celebrate 25 year anniversaries, let alone 50 or greater. Locally, the Hob Nob, the Harvester and The Spar in Old Town Tacoma represent places nearing their 80 year

Restauranting in a recession

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Restauranting in a recession

Anyone who believes the restaurant business operates smoothly probably never owned a restaurant. In the best of times the restaurant business proves chaotic, unstable and daunting. Throw in a recession with plenty of question marks dotting the future and the economy gives many restaurant owners reason to throw in the

Restauranting in a recession

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Restauranting in a recession

Anyone who believes the restaurant business operates smoothly probably never owned a restaurant. In the best of times the restaurant business proves chaotic, unstable and daunting. Throw in a recession with plenty of question marks dotting the future and the economy gives many restaurant owners reason to throw in the

South Sound snacks

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South Sound snacks

Beijing’s Wangfujing Night Market, just a stone lion’s throw from the Forbidden City, bustles with city dwellers after the last bicycles are put away for the day and “the peoples’” thoughts turn to food. Tucked behind the Raffles hotel, five lanes of stalls open under the glow of naked light

South Sound snacks

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South Sound snacks

Beijing’s Wangfujing Night Market, just a stone lion’s throw from the Forbidden City, bustles with city dwellers after the last bicycles are put away for the day and “the peoples’” thoughts turn to food. Tucked behind the Raffles hotel, five lanes of stalls open under the glow of naked light

Swimming upstream for tasty salmon

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Swimming upstream for tasty salmon

Salmon defines the Northwest. Sure, plenty of other countries fish and consume the Pinky Tuscadero of the marine world, but we eat it best — like real men … and women. We don’t slice it thin on a bagel, or serve it raw over rice — we club it, filet

Swimming upstream for tasty salmon

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Swimming upstream for tasty salmon

Salmon defines the Northwest. Sure, plenty of other countries fish and consume the Pinky Tuscadero of the marine world, but we eat it best — like real men … and women. We don’t slice it thin on a bagel, or serve it raw over rice — we club it, filet

Main squeeze

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Main squeeze

I found myself last week in conversation with my wife uttering words I thought died with the Great (was it really?) Depression. While discussing the collapse of our economy and watching my elected leaders prove, once again, that my cat could run the country better, my wife reminded me that,

Main squeeze

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Main squeeze

I found myself last week in conversation with my wife uttering words I thought died with the Great (was it really?) Depression. While discussing the collapse of our economy and watching my elected leaders prove, once again, that my cat could run the country better, my wife reminded me

Behind closed doors

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Behind closed doors

Fantasized lately? Pretended you were a secret agent man — or leader of the underworld — or American businessman in a foreign country sharing katsu with a geisha?    Living out fantasies, according to Dr. Suess, forms the cornerstone of existence. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells,” he wrote.

Behind closed doors

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Behind closed doors

Fantasized lately? Pretended you were a secret agent man — or leader of the underworld — or American businessman in a foreign country sharing katsu with a geisha?    Living out fantasies, according to Dr. Suess, forms the cornerstone of existence. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells,” he wrote.

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