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Tag: Matt Colony


Roster changes: New chefs cooking at Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Chambers Bay Grill and Green.House

Chefs are on the move – here’s a summary of recent roster changes at restaurants in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and University Place. Read more »


New chef: Matt Colony takes over the kitchen at Gig Harbor’s Green.House

Matt Colony is a familiar name to restaurant watchers in Tacoma. He was the chef until April 2011 at Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge and worked for Gordon Naccarato at Pacific Grill and Naccarato’s former restaurant, The Beach House at Purdy. Two months ago, Colony became the general manager at Green.House in Uptown Gig Harbor. Read more »


Matt Colony leaves Maxwell’s, Vivian Irish will take over as chef of popular Tacoma restaurant and lounge

Executive Chef Matt Colony’s last day of cooking at Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge was Saturday.

Just in case there is any confusion, Colony emphasizes that Maxwell’s is not closing its doors. After rumors circulated Read more »


Maxwell’s is open, the phone is just nutty

Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge is not closed, but it is having phone difficulty. The phone rings to a disconnected message. I just got off the phone with Chef/manager Matt Colony, who said the restaurant is open and fine, it’s just a phone fluke. “When people move out of this building, sometimes they accidentally disconnect our phone,” said Colony. In the days before Valentine’s Day, that can be a real mess for diners who may think the restaurant is closed. He wants diners to know they are open. In fact, they’re usually closed on Sunday, but since it’s Valentine’s Day,

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