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Tag: Puyallup dining

Jan.
31st

First bite: Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in downtown Puyallup

Mike de Alwis, center, and his son, Jehan, mix a drink while chatting with a customer at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill. Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer
Mike de Alwis, center, and his son, Jehan, mix a drink while chatting with a customer at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in downtown Puyallup. Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer

It’s been some time since this region had a Cajun restaurant, which made the opening of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill that much more anticipated.

The New Orleans-themed restaurant that opened in mid-December is a small destination that’s more bar than restaurant in downtown Puyallup.

Two first-bite visits in the inaugural month showed a restaurant trying hard to do the right thing – mostly succeeding at food, excelling at atmosphere, but struggling at service. Read more »

Jan.
16th

Here’s the beef on Blazing Onion Burgers and Bob’s Burgers and Brew – both opening soon

The farmhouse patty at Blazing Onion is made with brown rice, cheese and roasted veggies. No, it's not a gigantic beefy burger, but it is tasty. It's one of 20-something burgers served at the chain opening in Tacoma this weekend.
The farmhouse patty at Blazing Onion is made with brown rice, cheese and roasted veggies. No, it’s not a gigantic beefy burger, but it is tasty. It’s one of 20-something burgers served at the chain opening in Tacoma this weekend.

Two Washington-based burger chains – Blazing Onion and Bob’s Burgers and Brew – will open new South Sound locations in the coming days. Here’s when. Read more »

Jan.
8th

New name, same faces – It’s Greek To Me’s Puyallup outpost becomes Giorgio’s

The sign may have flipped from It’s Greek to Me to Giorgio’s Greek Cafe last week, but little else has or will change about the downtown Puyallup Greek eatery. Read more »

Dec.
26th

First bite: Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in downtown Puyallup

It’s been some time since this region had a Cajun restaurant – which makes the opening of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill even more sweet. The New Orleans themed restaurant is a tiny destination that’s more bar than restaurant in downtown Puyallup. It opened Dec. 16.

A first-bite visit in the inaugural week showed a restaurant that was trying hard to do the right thing. The food was decent, the service was friendly despite being painfully slow – I suspect this restaurant will be a hit with local diners, but only time and your dining dollars will tell.

What I liked most about the restaurant was the New Orleans inspired menu that read like the greatest hits of Bayou dining – jambalaya, gumbo, blackened seafood, po’ boy sandwiches. They were all there. Read more »

Dec.
23rd

Restaurant openings: Sushi and Peruvian food in Gig Harbor, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Puyallup

The nigiri and maki lunch special at Domo Sushi.
The nigiri and maki lunch special at Domo Sushi.

Three new eateries have opened around the South Sound. Domo Sushi in Gig Harbor is now serving an extensive menu of Japanese sushi and specialties, but also delves into Korean and Chinese dishes. The casual eatery Taste of Peru also has opened in Gig Harbor. In Puyallup, the New Orleans themed Bourbon Street Bar and Grill opened last week. Check back for a first-bite report of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill later this week. Read more about all three restaurants and check out the menus below. Read more »

Dec.
17th

Puyallup dining news: Ayothaya duplicating itself, sushi restaurant on the way

Fans of Ayothaya will have another outpost to visit in the Puyallup area. The South Hill Thai restaurant intends to duplicate itself in the Canyon Crossing Center in Frederickson. The restaurant expects an opening sometime in the spring of 2014.

Ayothaya has operated for more than a decade in South Hill. Read more »

Dec.
16th

Restaurant updates: German restaurant and pub still a go, Puyallup and Tacoma openings on the way

News of Veltins Bierhalle, a German pub and eatery, opening in downtown Tacoma  made me eager for schnitzel and dunkel, but we’re still waiting for that opening. The good news – it’s still a go, but with a caveat. An opening has been pushed to 2014. And remember that downtown Puyallup Louisiana-themed eatery that’s been in the works for months and months? It’s opening soon. An Italian restaurant and a pub also are closer to opening in downtown Tacoma. Here are updates on all. Read more »

Nov.
20th

Puyallup restaurant openings: New Orleans themed steak and seafood, modern Mexican and plans for a traditional steakhouse

While I wrote earlier today about South Hill’s status as a chain mecca, downtown Puyallup is seeing a continued shift to sophisticated dining choices. Coming soon – a New Orleans themed steak and seafood restaurant, a modern Mexican restaurant and now a downtown restaurant owner has announced she’s looking to open a high-end steakhouse on East Main. Read on.

Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
Where: 401 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 253-315-9958
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Bourbon Street Bar & Grill is in the final countdown before it makes its downtown Puyallup debut. If inspections go as planned, an opening

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