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Charlie McManus speaks at City Club

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Nov. 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm | No Comments »
November 27, 2009 2:08 pm

In my inbox this morning: Chef Charlie McManus, owner of Primo Grill and Crown Bar in Tacoma, will speak at City Club of Tacoma Wednesday Dec. 2 at the University of Puget Sound. Click “more” to see the press release and get event details.

Chef Charlie McManus: Food Trends and the Changing Culture of Food

Tacoma, WA – November 25, 2009 Charlie McManus, chef/owner of both Tacoma’s Primo Grill and Crown Bar is something of a renaissance man: chef, teacher, philanthropist, and sustainable food enthusiast. One of Tacoma’s most prominent foodies, McManus has been called “Tacoma’s best chef” by Pacific Grill’s Gordon Naccarato and has been quoted in the New York Times. Join City Club and Chef McManus for dinner and a discussion of current food trends and his observations on the changing culture of food.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Location: University of Puget Sound, Wheelock Rotunda

1500 N Warner, Tacoma

Time: Wine Social at 6:00 p.m.; buffet served at 6:30 p.m.

Program begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $23 for City Club members; $30 general admission

Reservations at or 253-272-9561.

About Charlie McManus

Charlie McManus arrived in this country from Belfast when he was 19. Rising from the ranks of dishwasher at Il Bistro at the Pike Place Market, McManus and his wife moved to Tacoma in 1991. After his tenure at the former Sheraton’s Altezzo, he opened Primo Grill in 1999, followed by Crown Bar. McManus and his wife, Jacqueline Plattner, also fund arts scholarships at Tacoma Community College and Clover Park Technical College.

About City Club of Tacoma

Founded in 1984, City Club of Tacoma is a nonprofit membership organization that brings people together to explore issues and ideas affecting the South Sound community. Membership is open to anyone seeking to share ideas and listen to others’ views. Learn more at .

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