A reader sent an e-mail asking about handicapped access at Satellite Coffee, a new java joint in Tacoma on the north side of Wright Park. Satellite’s in an upstairs location; stairs are the only way to get there. The reader wondered how Satellite could be in business without handicapped access. Satellite owner Pat Brown told me his building is grandfathered, as Satellite’s location was formerly another coffee shop.
And to the woman whose piece of fruit bread I accidentally ran over in the parking lot Marlene’s Market: Sorry ’bout that, lady.
tuddo, a regular and patron whom I’ve never met but have seen dining in the same restaurants at the same time as me, writes:
I heard from a friend that a favorite Chinese restaurant is considering options, including closure if business doesn’t pick up. It is a rare Szechuan (Sichuan) restaurant, rare, that is, for Tacoma and the NW where the blander Cantonese reigns. In Texas, where I used to live, Szechuan suits the spicy pepper-loving crowd to a “T”.
What I do is subjective. My official job title is Columnist, not reporter. That frees me from the usual constraints of journalism — chiefly, that every assertion be backed up by precise, incontrovertible facts.
We’re thinking about some changes in Go, the News Tribune’s entertainment guide. I’m chewing on stars, and I really want to spit them into the trash.
I’m the guy who assigns star ratings to restaurants that I review. Know what? I have no scientific method. It’s all subjective.
Is a four-star restaurant really good because 80 percent of the food was