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Tag: Marcia’s Silver Spoon Cafe


Marcia’s Silver Spoon in Tacoma now open for dinner. Full-pound burgers on the menu.

This just in my inbox: A new dinner menu for Marcia’s Silver Spoon. The longtime South Tacoma Way diner started serving dinner last night, and now will be open daily for dinner until 8 p.m. Last night’s special was spaghetti with a salad for $9.99. The menu is a mix of diner eats and, get this, full pound “Man” burgers.

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Do you dare eat food as big as your head?

Don’t Be A Chicken! This massive plate of food is served at the Buttered Biscuit in Sumner. Do you dare to eat food as big as your head?

Maybe it’s because of the television show Man v. Food. Maybe it’s just a kitschy restaurant trend. But big food is getting bigger and bigger. Something I’ve noticed recently is that challenges have sprung up around big eating in Tacoma. The challenges vary at each restaurant, but go something like this: Eat a certain dish of food in a certain amount of time, and it’s free. Eat the whole thing and get a T-shirt. Or at the very least, you’ll get your picture on a wall for finishing a gut busting plate of food.

I did a search around town and found burger challenges with burgers that weigh in at five pounds and upward. I’ll have a feature about those five burger challenges in tomorrow’s GO entertainment section. But for now, here’s a look at big food I’ve found on South Sound menus. Only one of the three listed here is an actual food challenge, but the others should qualify as food challenges – they’re enormous plates of breakfast food.

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