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Tag: Babblin’ Babs Proctor

May
21st

Tacoma’s Babblin’ Babs new home is on hold – for now

Pictured here in this 2010 file photo is William Mueller of Babblin' Babs, which recently closed its Proctor restaurant and is now searching for a new home. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer
Pictured here in this 2010 file photo is William Mueller of Babblin’ Babs, which recently closed its Proctor restaurant and is now searching for a new home. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

Babblin’ Babs Bistro closed its Proctor neighborhood breakfast-and-lunch cafe in December with the intention of moving to Lakewood by this summer. However, the restaurant will not open in the Gravelly Lake Drive space that was planned for the new Babblin’ Babs. Read more »

Jan.
14th

Babblin’ Babs on the move – the Proctor cafe finds a home in Lakewood

Pictured here in this 2010 file photo is William Mueller of Babblin' Babs, which recently announced it's moving from Proctor to Lakewood. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer
Pictured here in this 2010 file photo is William Mueller of Babblin’ Babs, which recently announced it’s moving from Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood to Lakewood. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

If there was one constant theme at the Proctor neighborhood’s Babblin’ Bab’s Bistro, it’s that there never was enough seating. Years ago, the neighborhood cafe outgrew its cramped 900 square foot quarters.

The bistro known for only serving breakfast and lunch frequently had weekend breakfast lines out the door, something that chagrined owners William and Shannon Mueller, who worried about the amount of business they lost because of their lack of seating.

The cramped interior held only a handful of tables, even after the bistro turned a tiny side room into additional seating. The kitchen was outfitted with the bare necessities and was about the size of a walk-in closet with an annex area for storage.

Dec. 29, the Muellers served their last meal in their Proctor cafe. They’re destined now for a space more than three times the size of the original Babblin’ Babs, which they opened as a 14-seat bistro in 2006 (it operated as a Dinner Solutions before that). Read more »

April
14th

Another helping of waffles and French toast

Chef William Mueller of Babblin’ Babs Bistro in Proctor has French toast and waffles on the menu now. He saw my blog post from a few days ago and sent me an e-mail describing what he’s cooking for breakfast this week (he changes the menu frequently, so they won’t last long). The descriptions are Mueller’s:

Where Sho Gun Meets Machine Gun French toast: “Freshly baked La Brea French bread stuffed with rich fresh ricotta cheese, preserved lemons, and studded with Oregon Marionberries. Bathed in custard with Chinese Five Spice, grilled to perfection, then Tommy Gunned with organic marionberry syrup,

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