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Feb.
7th

Rise and shine: Eight breakfasts in downtown Puyallup

Prime rib hash in a skillet at Charlie's, a downtown Puyallup eatery that produces quality breakfasts. Dean Koepfler/Staff photographer
Prime rib hash in a skillet at Charlie’s, a downtown Puyallup eatery that produces quality breakfasts. Dean Koepfler/Staff photographer

Ditch your jammies and that stale bagel tomorrow morning. Steer your car to downtown Puyallup instead.

Breakfast cafes sprawl from Meridian to East Main. I was struck by the breadth of the offerings. Simple cafes served uncomplicated American breakfast fare. Downtown restaurants better known for dinner service boasted gussied-up weekend brunch menus.

I also found bar breakfasts, delicious doughnuts and coffee houses worth your patronage, but for brevity, I skipped those for this report.

My top four restaurant destinations nailed every element of breakfast. Eggs arrived cooked to order. Gravy tasted homespun. And, most importantly, my coffee cup never sat empty. The four restaurants I liked best came with an extra helping of solid service.

The other four didn’t make it into my top tier for one reason or another, but they all provided something worth noting: They serve breakfast during all operating hours. That’s important for people who prefer to eat the most important meal of the day for lunch or dinner.

Count me as one of those. Read more »

March
2nd

Slider cook-off: 7 Tacoma area restaurants compete Saturday at Museum of Glass


The Kobe/Wagyu sliders at HG Bistro in Puyallup includes a piroshky or bacon-cheddar slider, from left. Photo by Janet Jensen/Staff photographer.

Seven Tacoma area restaurants will vie for bragging rights to the best sliders in town Saturday night (March 3, 2012) at Shake, Rattle and Grill, a Museum of Glass event.

I asked participating restaurants what kind of mini-sandwiches they’d be cooking. Here’s what they reported. I also assembled my own self-directed slider competition and came up with sliders you can try anytime at South Sound restaurants. (UPDATE: The event is close to selling out, call the museum for availability). Read more »

April
22nd

Restaurant nibbles: More spring menus, a free wine tasting and a burrito eating contest

From my reporter’s notebook today, a few new things: Pacific Grill has a new spring menu, Cork Wine Bar has a free wine tasting this afternoon, HG Bistro is now serving lunch and Maxwell’s is serving up some interesting sounding Mexican dishes on Cinco de Mayo. Read more »