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Tag: Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge


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 »


Taking a second bite: Zara Mediterranean Cuisine and Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge

Leslie Westphal, the new chef of Maxwell's Speakeasy + Lounge, holds ahi tartar. She is pictured with new owner Steve Anderson. Photo by Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer.

Today I return to two restaurants for second bites: Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge, a St. Helens neighborhood restaurant with a new owner, chef and menu, and Zara Mediterranean Cuisine, a downtown Tacoma restaurant newly opened in August. Read more »