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Food tourist alert – Tacoma-area restaurants will appear on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ beginning tonight

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:00 am | No Comments »
February 18, 2013 7:43 am

And here comes the food tourists. Not that we’ll be complaining – Tacoma deserves the nod. Four “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” episodes that host Guy Fieri filmed in Tacoma, Parkland and Puyallup last fall will air on the Food Network beginning tonight. Tonight’s episode will feature Puyallup’s Crockett’s Public House. Bruno’s European Restaurant in Parkland will be featured Feb. 25 and Crown Bar’s episode will air March 4. Dirty Oscar’s Annex expects its episode to air sometime between March 11-April 15. Olympia already got its moment in the food spotlight – episodes filmed at Olympia’s Darby’s Cafe and Fish Tale Brew Pub aired in January and February.

Here’s an episode description and what each local restaurant cooked, although not everything may be featured on the episode.

Crockett’s Public House
Where: 118 E. Stewart, Puyallup, 253-466-3075,
Air date debut: Feb. 18.
Episode description here.

From owner Shaun Brobak, the kitchen prepared Public House Meatballs, Mom’s Sloppy Joe, and the Fire-Grilled Artichoke. Brobak said he knows for sure they’ll feature the meatballs on the show. Read my review of Crockett’s here.

Bruno’s European Restaurant
Where:10716 A St. S., Tacoma, 253-719-7181, Facebook here
Air date debut: Feb. 25
Episode description here.

From owner Krystyna Tomaszewska “.. the dishes which the host picked were Hangover soup and Frikadelle with our Mushroom Gravy. Bruno also showed how to make pickles without vinegar.” Read my review of Bruno’s here.

Crown Bar
Where: 2705 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4177,
Air date debut: March 4
Episode description here.

Kebabs and the Crown’s beet salad were cooked for this episode. Read a previous review of Crown Bar’s menu here.

Dirty Oscar’s Annex
Where: 2309 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253-572-0588,
Air date debut: Sometime between March 11-April 15

Chef Aaron Grissom cooked Parmesan Tots and Tasso Tacos. Here’s what I always eat there – the burgers or weekend breakfast. Read a review of DOA burgers here.  Read a review of breakfast here.

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