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Life after Stadium Bistro

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 25, 2008 at 7:21 pm | No Comments »
April 25, 2008 7:21 pm







Stadium Bistro’s Weikels: Peter Jr., Peter Sr. and Catharine.


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Peter Weikel Jr., who manned the kitchen at the former Stadium Bistro, is now cheffing at Green Turtle in Gig Harbor. Weikel was recently a runner-up for a gig at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.


Meanwhile, Stadium Bistro’s former landlords have cleaned up the food that was left on Stadium Bistro’s stove and the garbage that was left inside the restaurant when Weikel and his father, Peter, closed shop three weeks ago.


Stadium Bistro’s left-over garbage is particularly disturbing given that Peter Weikel Sr. was in the pest control business before he got into the restaurant business, where rotting food and exposed garbage attract bugs and vermin.


There are two other restaurants in Stadium Bistro’s former building; they deserved better than to have one of their neighbors skedaddle and leave a potential health hazard rotting in their midst.


The Weikels have not responded to my telephone and e-mail messages seeking comment on the restaurant’s closure or the rotting food they left inside.







UPDATED 4/28

Comment by Comment by Mike_T @ 09:37 – Sunday, April 27th, 2008


An employee of one of the two other establishments in the same building told that SB hosted a blow out early last week in which they finished off the last of the liquor there.


Mike_T:


That’s inaccurate hearsay. I was in the former Stadium Bistro today. The liquor, beer and wine have been moved from the bar to some tables in the rear. The booze is merely out of view from the restaurant’s front windows.


One of the owners of the building told me that he and his helpers had a few beers and some shots of Jameson after they cleaned up the mess in the kitchen.


Among the Stadium Bistro souvenirs that remain: two large stock pots of meat, bones and broth. They’re in the freezer because the building’s owners haven’t been able to figure out what to do with the putrid pots that were left atop Stadium Bistro’s stove.


Some vendors have already reclaimed their equipment. Other equipment will be sold at auction.


– Ed Murrieta

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