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Sip on this: Summery cocktails from Hilltop Kitchen and Smoke + Cedar

One of Dean Shivers' signature cocktails, an Old Smoky at Tacoma's Smoke + Cedar restaurant. Drew Perine/Staff photographer
One of Dean Shivers’ signature cocktails, an Old Smoky at Tacoma’s Smoke + Cedar restaurant. Drew Perine/Staff photographer

With summer heating up, so is my thirst for cocktails. Recently, I encountered two lounges with cocktails worthy of your attention. My first stop was Smoke + Cedar for the smoky creations of Dean Shivers, lead bartender at the new Tacoma restaurant. My second stop was Hilltop Kitchen, the Tacoma lounge with a menu of Latin-leaning sippers. Read on. Read more »


Coming in early 2014 – Smoke + Cedar, a restaurant from Tacoman Gordon Naccarato

Update March 2014: Tacoma’s Smoke + Cedar is now open. Read this blog post for more details.

Opening in early 2014 will be another restaurant from Pacific Grill owner and Tacoma native Gordon Naccarato.

The 165-seat restaurant is under construction at the Allenmore Golf Course in the new Elks lodge space, which was built after Elks members sold their previous lodge across the street to a developer. That site now houses a Wal-Mart.

In keeping with his penchant for naming his restaurants with a nod to their locations, Naccarato is calling his newest venture Smoke + Cedar, which will be located just off South 19th and Cedar streets.

At the cooking helm of Smoke + Cedar will be a chef familiar to Tacomans. Read more »