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Tag: Charlie McManus

Aug.
15th

Now open: Primo Grill in Tacoma makes its big move

Moving an 8-year-old biga — a fermented dough starter — across Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue was like walking a kid across a busy intersection. The caregivers moved carefully and hoped nobody lost their footing at the wrong moment.

For years, that biga has been a bubbling mass of yeasty dough, a continually fed entity living in the walk-in refrigerator at Primo Grill, which opened on Sixth Avenue in 1999.

The restaurant’s owners — husband-wife duo Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner — joke that the biga’s practically become a staff member. Its job is to form the base of Primo’s pizza dough,

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Nov.
11th

Tacoma’s Primo Grill on the move – new home will be on Sixth Avenue

Charlie McManus, executive chef and co-owner of Primo Grill with wife Jacqueline Plattner, prepares seared Alaskan sea scallops, potato gratin, broccoli, citrus tarragon beurre blanc. In the foreground is steamed Kamilche Farms mussels (from near Shelton) with chive curry cream.Peter Haley / Staff photographer
Charlie McManus, executive chef and co-owner of Primo Grill with wife Jacqueline Plattner, prepares seared Alaskan sea scallops, potato gratin, broccoli, citrus tarragon beurre blanc. In the foreground is steamed Kamilche Farms mussels with chive curry cream. File photo, January 2013. Peter Haley / Staff photographer

Primo Grill, an anchor restaurant in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood, will move next year.

Husband-wife owners Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner will relocate Primo about three blocks away to a building they own, which currently houses their sibling business, Crown Bar. No changes are planned for the footprint of Crown Bar. Read more »

Nov.
22nd

Wild turkey: Crown Bar hosts a pre-Thanksgiving party this Wednesday with a cocktail aptly named ‘The Waddle’

Pimm's infused with rosemary and limeaid is offered on the Crown Bar cocktail menu.

I just got this email alert from Crown Bar:

“Join us at the Crown this Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2010) night to unwind before the family gathers on the day of thanks. Dino will be mixing ‘The Waddle’ made with Wild Turkey, Wild Turkey Honey liquor, fresh cranberry juice and fresh apple cider. We’ll be serving all of your favorite street food and for blue plate special, it’s burger-rama.”

Click “more” to read about the stellar Wednesday night burger discounts (aka burger-rama), my love for the Crown’s mushroom-Swiss burger and to read about a Pimm’s rosemary cocktail and a fresh blackberry Sidecar I recently enjoyed at Crown. Read more »