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Archives: Nov. 2011


Ezell’s Famous Chicken opening in Tacoma next week

Lewis Rudd is banking on the third location as the charm for Ezell’s Famous Chicken in Tacoma. A new Ezell’s is about to open in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood, near St. Joe’s Hospital. Rudd expects the restaurant to open late next week.

Ezell’s twice before has tried to make a go in Tacoma with franchise stores that opened in 2005 on 72nd and Pacific and Sixth Avenue. Read more »


Chain watch: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens today in Bonney Lake, Five Guys in Puyallup opens Saturday

The Big Bacon Cheeseburger at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Renton. The first South Sound franchise store of Five Guys and Burgers wil open in Puyallup this Saturday, Nov. 12.

Three national chain restaurants have or will make their South Sound debuts. Last Monday, Buffalo Wild Wings opened near the Tacoma Mall. Read more about it here. Today, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened in Bonney Lake. On Saturday, Five Buys Burgers and Fries will open in Puyallup. Click “read more” for details. Read more »


Yum on a bun: Five more Tacoma bar burgers to try before you die

Pacific Grill duck sausage sliders. Photo by Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer

It took months and three bottles of Tums to recover from last December’s bar burger series. Remember that? I wrote about the 20 burgers you have to eat before you die (or die trying).

This time, I took a considerably smaller bite out of Tacoma’s bar burger footprint: Five more bar burgers you should add to your list of must-try-or-die burgers around town.

Just don’t tell your doctor before you embark on your eating project. Click “read more” to see my top five bar burgers of the moment. Read more »