Experimental vegetarian fare served alongside roasted bone marrow.
Argentinian steak paired with South American wines.
East Coast deli sandwiches.
And plenty of craft beer.
If you want it, Sixth Avenue’s got it.
Now add these to Sixth: lavender ice cream, a loco moco plate, Carolina pulled pork and Oklahoma burgers.
This is the summer for movement on Sixth Avenue — Tacoma’s most varied restaurant neighborhood — with four openings and two restaurant moves along a 2-mile stretch from Stevens to Steele streets.
So far this summer, Sixth Avenue has gained a Hawaiian plate lunch restaurant, a Southern restaurant with Carolina roots, an ice cream cafe and a pop-up restaurant operating out of a bar.
Next up is a big move for Primo Grill. That longtime Sixth Avenue anchor and respected chef-owned restaurant closes at Sixth and Pine on Saturday, with a planned reopening Aug. 8 a few blocks away at Sixth and Oakes. Another restaurant on the move this summer was The Red Hot, Tacoma’s go-to tavern for craft beer and gourmet hot dogs.
And then there’s this news: Hilltop Kitchen owners Chris Keil and Matthew Schweitzer are purchasing Sixth Avenue’s Marrow, the upscale restaurant with a dual purpose menu for vegetarians and meat-eaters opened by Jaime Kay Jones, Jason Jones and Kyle Wnuk in 2011.
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Those kids at Hilltop Kitchen were up to something, I just knew it. Here’s the scoop: Hilltop Kitchen co-owners Chris Keil and Matthew Schweitzer have announced they are buying Marrow from Jaime Kay Jones and Kyle Wnuk, who opened their 50-seat Sixth Avenue restaurant in August 2011. Keil and Schweitzer will work with Wnuk and Jones through this month, with the intention of taking over by the end of July. Here’s the release from Chris Keil. I’ll have more details soon. Read more »
Mike Parker’s made a career cooking in bars, but his food’s not the typical prefab pub grub.
The Tacoma cook with 16 years experience cooking at popular Tacoma bars now has his own place – and it’s a restaurant within a bar. On Thursday, he opened Parker’s at O’Malley’s on Sixth Avenue. Read more »
Kevin Cornwell was smart for planting his casual Italian eatery in the middle of that stretch. He opened Cafe Vincero April 23 at 714 Pacific Ave. Cornwell, a South Sound native whose first restaurant job was working at Vince’s Italian Restaurant, carved a beautiful restaurant into the narrow space that previously held a retail shop. Read more »