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July
8th

Parkland dining: 208 Garfield and Margret’s add to an already interesting eating neighborhood


Braised short ribs with horseradish glaze and creamed potato (foreground) and Saint Marcellin fondue with green apple, ciabatta and sweet cherry conserve at 208 Garfield in Parkland. Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer

The sophisticated Italian restaurant Marzano. The mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant Reyna’s. The now-defunct Cajun eatery From The Bayou. Parkland long has been a destination for interesting dining.

Here’s something even diehard foodies might not have on their radars for the neighborhood near Pacific Lutheran University: Parkland is enjoying another culinary awakening.

New Parkland restaurants give reasons to head to the land of the Lutes. There’s Bruno’s European restaurant, whose cabbage rolls I wrote about last week (the restaurant relocated to Parkland from Lakewood earlier this year). And in May, I wrote about Yummers, a funky new cupcake shop with irreverent flavor combinations and a solid student following.

Here are two more you should track: 208 Garfield, a restaurant operated by PLU with dishes that reminded me more of Manhattan than Tacoma; and Margret’s, a plucky, cute and hidden sandwich cafe with an emphasis on scratch cooking that recently was taken over by two culinary school graduates. Read on… Read more »