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Tag: Bruno’s European Restaurant Parkland


Soups worth slurping around the South Sound

Italian wedding soup from Pizza Casa in Lakewood.
Italian wedding soup from Pizza Casa in Lakewood.

Here comes the dreaded “I can’t breathe through my nose” season.

I seek refuge in a steaming bowl of soup when my upper respiratory system decides to betray me.

Around the South Sound, you’ll find soup in every cultural configuration. Read on for some of my favorite soups to soothe a nasty bug. Read more »


Oktoberfest: All the brats and beer you can stand at five festivals

Beer is on the menu at the Oktoberfest Northwest, held Oct. 5-7 2012 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

Schnitzel, spaetzle and beer. Do I really need to write anything more to get your attention?

I thought not. Oktoberfests big and small are planned this weekend and next throughout the South Sound. They’re festivals celebrating German beer and food – held in conjunction with the weeks-long Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the world’s largest fair devoted to beer. Around here, there’s the little European cafe Bruno’s in Parkland that will serve its exceptional German menu and a few specially selected beers for a two-day Oktoberfest. Oh, and they’ll have a chicken dance contest (pack your camera). Harmon Brewery has a bring-your-own-mug night where they’ll pour their beer into your cup. Tacoma’s Wingman Brewers will debut a few Oktoberfest brews. And then there’s the biggest Oktoberfest of them all: The three-day Oktoberfest Northwest at the Puyallup Fairgrounds that is an homage to all things German food and beer. Read more »