TNT Diner

Good eats and drinks around Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound

NOTICE: TNT Diner has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved TNT Diner.
Visit the new section.

Tag: Loose Wheel Puyallup


Now open: Loose Wheel in Puyallup

The deep-fried pickles at The Loose Wheel in Tacoma. Staff file photo

Loose Wheel, a new sports bar and restaurant in downtown Puyallup, opened over the weekend. Shawn DeCicco, owner of the Loose Wheel Bar and Grill on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, opened the restaurant in partnership with Dennis Krumwiede, also a partner in the Sixth Avenue location, Josh Slott and Tracey Cook. If you’re already familiar with the Loose Wheel on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, you already know the menu and theme at the Loose Wheel. If you’ve never been, there are three primary pastimes at Loose Wheel – beer, burgers and sports viewing. Screens are prevalent, you can’t turn your head without hitting one. It’s one of just a few places around here that serves fried pickles – and they’re probably one of the best versions I’ve had. The burgers are pretty good, too. If you like giant food, the Loose Wheel has got a ginormous burger on the menu that sounds as if it might kill you.

The original Loose Wheel Tacoma opened in March 2010. Read more »


New bar, familiar name: The Loose Wheel Bar & Grill to open in Puyallup

The deep-fried pickles at The Loose Wheel in Tacoma. Staff file photo

Fried pickles in Puyallup, anyone? The Loose Wheel, a sports bar on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, is duplicating its concept and opening an outpost on Puyallup’s River Road.

Loose Wheel owner Shawn DeCicco, who also owns the Summit Pub on Canyon in Puyallup, said he’s aiming for opening his second Loose Wheel in time for the start of football season, but he might miss by a game or two. I talked to him today by phone as he was standing in the quiet of what used to be O’Henry’s, a sports bar that closed about six months ago, which will be the new home for the Loose Wheel Puyallup. He’ll rework the O’Henry’s space, adding plenty of new television panels for sports viewing, he said. Much like the Loose Wheel in Tacoma, which DeCicco opened in March 2010, the primary pastime besides beer and burgers will be watching sports. Read more »