Sixth Avenue has your evenings covered, but what may be lesser known is that the neighborhood is a stunning breakfast destination – and not just because it’s full of coffee houses (Valhalla, Metronome, Satellite, Bluebeard, the new Ubi, etc, etc). Breakfast is stellar on Sixth. There’s the Cap’n Crunch french toast at Dirty Oscar’s Annex. The braised rib scramble at Masa. Pancakes at the Old Milwaukee. Scrambles at Shakabrah. And now here’s another reason to head to Sixth on Sunday mornings – brunch at Marrow.
Beginning Feb. 17, Marrow will start brunch service every Sunday – they’re calling it “Breaking Bread.” They’ll open at 10 a.m. and remain open through evening service (with a small plate menu).
Owner Jaime Kay Jones, who runs the restaurant with husband Jason and chef/co-owner Kyle Wnuk, described these brunch items:
-Arctic char gravlax in dill scones with cream cheese, pickled capers, shaved red onion.
-Oyster Rockefeller strata
-Lobster claw Benedict, poached quail egg, drop potato roll, tarragon hollandaise
-Huckleberry and mascarpone crepe
-Corina challah French toast
Expect reasonable pricing – between $9-$13. Also on the menu – a number of small plate options. Note: The restaurant is 21 and older only.
Where: 2717 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253-267-5299, marrowtacoma.com
Top of Tacoma starts daily lunch service
In related very important bar news – sister bar from Jaime Kay and Jason Jones – Top of Tacoma – just debuted a daily lunch menu. The neat McKinley neighborhood bar should become your top priority for sandwich sleuthing – they know what they’re doing in the kitchen. Check out the description of the Reuben below. Also, look for small brunch menus on Saturdays and Sundays at Top.
Top of Tacoma
Where: 3529 McKinley Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-1502, topoftacoma.com
Here are the new menus: