Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood is designed for food lovers, but on Tuesdays when the Sixth Avenue Farmers Market springs up in the late afternoon, it’s where I head for in-depth “foodsploring.”
A recent trip found Old Milwaukee Cafe selling desserts. There was fresh pie, locally made cheese, ice cream, seafood and produce, too. A caterer called Miss Monica’s Bayou Oasis served Southern fare, and a new startup company called Hilltop Pop Shop had just begun selling its frozen treats there.
What I like is that the market is compact and easy to navigate, and it is just a block from the Tacoma Food Co-op, a store centered on selling Tacoma-made food and products.
A final destination after “foodsploring” on Sixth? Primo Grill for happy hour. The restaurant’s new $5 happy hour menu makes it one of the best deals in town outside of Masa’s all-day happy hour Sundays-Tuesdays (in the bar, they’re across Sixth from Primo) and Pacific Grill’s half-price bar happy hour all day, every day, in downtown Tacoma. Read more »