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Aug.
28th

Coming soon: Vegan restaurant Viva Tacoma will open in Proctor

These are enchiladas with seasoned walnut meat inside a tortilla made from cashews as prepared by executive chef Fransisco Hernandez at AmerRAWcan Bistro. File Photo 2012. Peter Haley/Staff photographer
These are enchiladas with seasoned walnut meat inside a tortilla made from cashews as prepared by executive chef Francisco “Paco” Hernandez at AmerRAWcan Bistro. These enchiladas will be on the menu of a new restaurant from Hernandez called Viva Tacoma. That restaurant will open soon in the Proctor neighborhood. File Photo 2012. Peter Haley/Staff photographer

The Proctor neighborhood soon will be gaining a vegan restaurant. Viva Tacoma plans to open at 2602 N. Proctor as soon as final inspections are completed. UPDATE 9/2/2014: The restaurant is now open.

The restaurant might be new, but the chef is someone South Sound vegan and raw diners will recognize. Francisco “Paco” Hernandez most recently was the chef of AmeRAWcan Bistro, a raw-vegan restaurant that operated in the St. Helens neighborhood from August 2011 until May 2014 when owner Darrin London closed the restaurant to focus on another business. Read more »

Aug.
26th

Veg-friendly Tacoma: AmeRAWcan Bistro in the St. Helens neighborhood

Defining the raw diet depends upon the eater, much like the wide spectrum of vegetarian or vegan eating. The raw diet can shrink or expand, it can be a full-time or part-time, it can include meat, or not. The general philosophy goes something like this: cooking food removes vital enzymes the body needs. Some raw foodists consider somewhere around 116 degrees to be the cutoff for cooking food. Dig deeper and you’ll find raw fans who eat a vegan diet of only plant-based foods. That’s the line of thinking at AmeRAWcan Bistro, a smart and well-designed restaurant that opened Aug. 12 in a tucked-away location on St. Helens Avenue. Read more »