One of the first meals I had when being recruited to the News Tribune in 1988 was at Bimbo’s in downtown Tacoma.
Sports editor Pete Wevurski took me there, and it was a brilliant call. I’d have said ‘yes’ to most anything after pasta with Bimbo’s meat sauce.
In 2001, that restaurant – part of Jerry Rosi’s family for more than 80 years – was bought by the city, which wanted to build a convention center there. Sadly, they never did, but Bimbo’s was gone.
Now 68, Rosi still loves cooking for people. Two days ago, he cooked a hundred …