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April
10th

Now open in downtown Tacoma – Aviateur French Diner

Pictured here is the Umpqua Bank Building, home of Aviateur French Diner, which has opened.
Pictured here is the Umpqua Bank Building, home of Aviateur French Diner, which has opened in the second-story space at 1498 Pacific.

Aviateur French Diner is now open in downtown Tacoma at 1498 Pacific Ave.

The restaurant is from Bertrand Young, who has operated the French bistro La Creme Brulee in Steilacoom for eight years. Aviateur will be open for dinner and bar service Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but will be closed Sunday and Monday. Dinner and bar service will resume Tuesday-Saturday next week (See hours below). Read more »

March
28th

Liquor application: Aviateur in downtown Tacoma

Downtown Tacoma restaurant watchers take note of this high-profile space: An application for a liquor license has been filed with the state liquor control board for a restaurant called Aviateur at 1498 Pacific Ave. Read more »

Oct.
31st

Mobile eats: A bagelry on wheels at the University of Washington Tacoma

The Budha Bagel truck on the University of Washington Tacoma campus.
The Budha Bagel truck on the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Two things I’ve always thought the region could always use more of – bagels and food trucks. Find them together in the Budha Bear Bagel Truck, now serving Mondays-Thursdays on the campus of University of Washington Tacoma. Read more »

Aug.
8th

Opening update: Cafe Vincero in downtown Tacoma applies for liquor permit

By now, Kevin Cornwell had hoped to be serving paninis, pizza and pasta at his new downtown Tacoma eatery, Cafe Vincero. But he ran into a problem, then another, and another. The problems centered around the footprint of his restaurant. The design needed adjusting to meet fire and safety codes.

One requirement was particularly pesky. He’d have to shrink the square footage of his dining space to meet occupancy standards. What to do with all that empty space that formerly was to be seating? Cornwell’s solution – a wine cellar. Read more »