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Tag: Harmon Tap Room


An excuse to eat meat: St. Meatentine’s Day Saturday at the Harmon Tap Room

It’s a new, fun, made up holiday. And it’s something I can get behind: a holiday devoted to meat.

The first ever St. Meatentine’s Day is Saturday Aug. 14 at the Harmon Tap Room. The event is the beefy vision of Steve Haverly, a self-described meat fanatic and lifelong Tacoman.

I asked Haverly why he was hosting the event Saturday at the Harmon and he said the event is, simply put, to honor meat and men. Says Haverly by email: “I decided that men need a holiday that they look forward to just as women generally look forward to Valentine’s Day.

A big bacon salute to Haverly. Click “more” to read about St. Meatentine’s Day. If you go to the event, please take pictures and tag them to the TNT Diner Facebook page.
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First Bite: Harmon Tap Room

The Taproom pizza at the Harmon Tap Room.

We popped in for a quick first bite at the new Harmon Tap Room, which opened last Monday in a space that’s just around the corner and below its sibling restaurant, The Hub.

We liked what we found: a smaller dining room with a push for convivial gathering at two large communal tables that span the length of the front dining room. Just beyond the dining room is a glass-enclosed industrial room displaying brewing tanks and brewers Mike Davis, Bill Lundeen and Jeff Carlson at work. The scene made for voyeuristic foodie gazing during our meal there, but I also didn’t want to make them feel like Ivan the Gorilla. But I suppose the Harmon wouldn’t have put them behind glass if they didn’t want lookie loos. Read more »


Restaurant nibbles: New restaurants opening, a wine tasting and a wine dinner menu

From my reporter’s notebook, I’ve collected all kinds of odds and ends in the South Sound restaurant world: The opening of the Harmon Tap Room is next week, Bella Kitchen Essentials cooking store is opening May 22 in Gig Harbor, the tea room at the Urban Exchange opened this week. Also, there are plenty of events happening. Farrelli’s is hosting dough tossing classes, Chambers Bay Grill is holding its first wine dinner and there’s a spring wine tasting in Ashford next weekend. Click “more” to read the details. Read more »