One of Taste of Tacoma’s selling points is that there’s a little something for everyone. So while I’ve given you my recommendations, they are just opinions. And they’re coming from a guy who thinks vegan is a curse word and wants massive federal funding to avoid another mad-cow disease scare.
I asked three people at the festival about what they enjoyed. Gig Harbor’s Gary Peterson, 69, was munching on a plate of barbecue beef from Pac Island Grill Hawaiian Style BBQ and gave it a thumbs-up. The 69-year-old said a dessert of strawberry shortcake is an annual event.
Tacoma’s Oscar Butler was arriving at the festival in mid-afternoon and said he was heading directly to the Katie Downs booth, where he planned to buy two slices of the thick pepperoni pizza. He also said he hoped to buy some "fair food," like an elephant ear or funnel cake.
Charles Ping of Sumner tried some French treats at Crepe Tyme. He especially liked the crepes with strawberries. A cool lemonade helped cool him off, he said.
"It’s really tough to go wrong here," he said.