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Tag: Dirty Oscar’s Annex


Roster changes: New chefs cooking at Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Chambers Bay Grill and Green.House

Chefs are on the move – here’s a summary of recent roster changes at restaurants in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and University Place. Read more »


Dirty Oscar’s Annex will begin hosting event dinners

Last year, I reviewed the burgers at Dirty Oscar's Annex. This year, the bar has added special event dinners to their arsenal. File photo


First the good news: The 21-and-over bar Dirty Oscar’s Annex has added special event dinners to its culinary arsenal.

The bad news: The first dinner with Silver City Brewery sold out in six days. Read more »


Rise and shine: South Sound bars with weekend breakfasts worth a visit (breakfast cocktails optional)

Pulled pork hash from Dirty Oscar's Annex. Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer

Depending upon your dining preferences or the bar you frequent, breakfast at a watering hole can be a cultural odyssey or a gritty journey. I maintain that both can be equally delightful if you have a curiosity for interesting bar food that comes with a funky atmosphere and clientele. To my surprise, I had no trouble finding bars and restaurants widely known for their late-night shenanigans that also produce quality eats from the weekend morning griddle – in copious, delicious quantities. Here are five “bars” with breakfasts worth a try. I didn’t even graze the surface of what’s available for bar breakfast dining. You’re welcome to comment and let other readers know about your favorite bar for breakfast. Read more »


Burger watch: Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma and Gourmet Burger Shop on the Key Peninsula

Dirty Burger at Dirty Oscar's comes with tomato jam on a pretzel-shaped bun. Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer

One is a bar, the other is a burger shack. Both make decidedly upscale burgers with value in mind. Certified Angus beef, fresh-cut fries – magic words for burger and fries lovers. They sucked me in, and I left impressed. Dirty Oscar’s Annex on Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue and the Gourmet Burger Shop in Gig Harbor both opened in recent months. Both should be on your burger radar. Click “more” to read about them.

NEXT WEEK: I’ll tell you about four more burgers you should put on your burger radar. I’m out of the office on leave next week (I advance wrote the blog posts just for you!), but will return June 13. Until then, if you have rumors to check out, or restaurant tips to give, post ‘em here. Read more »