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Tag: Parkway Tavern


Barleywine: It’s what’s for breakfast (and on tap in 40 varieties for sampling at the Parkway Saturday)

Beer for breakfast? At the Parkway Tavern, a brew breakfast is standard protocol for the annual Barleywine Festival, happening this weekend, April 30-May 1. The festival, celebrating the strongly flavored beer called barleywine, is in its sixth year and this year’s barleywine list includes more than 40 barleywines for Saturday’s event, and a breakfast Sunday with more locally brewed barleywine and a beer-friendly menu. Here’s what I wrote last year, and the year before, which includes tap lists from the 2009 and 2010 events.

If you’ve never tasted barleywine, think of it is a libation similar in character to wine, but made from grains, so it’s actually just a beer. And a really strong, full-bodied beer at that. Beer geeks covet barleywine for its Read more »


Bar Burger Noshdown: Five more burgers to savor in South Sound bars, restaurants and brewpubs

The bison burger at Engine House No. 9 in Tacoma

Bar noshing doesn’t get any better than a big, cheesy gut bomb of a burger. It’s the anytime accompaniment to a cold pint at your favorite watering hole. My six month odyssey of sampling bar burgers at South Sound bars, taverns and pubs continues today with five more burgers you have to try before you die.

Here are the bars featured for this burger series:
Tuesday: Powerhouse Brewery, Cliff House, Matador, Blazing Onion and Beach Tavern.
Wednesday: Engine House No. 9, El Gaucho, Katie Downs, The Parkway, Ram
Thursday: Crown Bar, Harmon, Bite Restaurant, West End Pub, Cheers South Hill
Friday: Asado, Maxwell’s, Pacific Grill, The Hub, The Right Spot

Here are my next five picks for bar burgers worth your time and extra napkins: Read more »


Beer: It’s what’s for breakfast at this year’s Barleywine Festival

Yes, that’s right. Beer is what’s for breakfast at the Parkway Tavern. The fifth annual Barleywine festival is April 24-25. On day two of the festival this year, the tavern will host Barley and Breakfast Sunday April 25 with a brunch catered by Jonz Catering. Tickets are $35 and in limited supply. Go to the Parkway Facebook page for more details. Click more to see the list of beers and more information about the Barleywine Festival from Parkway manager John O’Gara. Read more »