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Shipwreck, finger-lick … memories

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 30, 2006 at 9:43 am | No Comments »
September 30, 2006 9:43 am

I’m sure longtime locals have fonder and more disturbing memories of The Olde Shipwreck, the Tideflats roadhouse that could be our next Kalakala.

I’ve only been in Tacoma for two years. I visited the Shipwreck about a half dozen times, including ill-fated prime rib and wet T-shirt nights.

Here’s what I remember best about The Olde Shipwreck, from my mental notebook of Jan. 1, 2005:

I walked up to the bar and ordered a burger, a Reuben and a chicken sandwich with fries.

The lady who took my order was busy eating peanut butter out of a jar, with her fingers.

When the food came, the order was screwed up.

And so, too, was the waitress, who turned out to be the same peanut-butter-eating gal who took the order.

“I’m soooo hung over,” she said.

It was approximately 8 p.m.

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