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Tag: puyallup

Sep.
15th

Fried meat pies are back at the Puyallup Fair. And they beat deep-fried butter by a looooong shot.

I like fried pies. Especially when they're filled with tasty meat.

For 17 years, sisters-in-law Pat Jorgensen and Pat Tuthill sold fried meat and fruit pies outside the Puyallup fairgrounds on Fairview Drive.

You’d remember it if you ever walked by their meat pie truck. The waft of fried meat was unmistakable … Oh, wait. Nevermind. The entire Puyallup Fair smells like fried meat. Discerning that particular scent of fried meat might be tough, but once you bite into a fleischkuechle fried pie, you don’t forget the flavor. Read more »

Sep.
30th

Cupcake news: Sweet Things opens, Indulge moves

Pictured here is Jen Quaschnik, owner of Indulge Cupcakes. She  will move her 2-year-old cupcake shop to Sumner. She plans to reopen in early October.
Pictured here is Jen Quaschnik, owner of Indulge Cupcakes. She will move her 2-year-old cupcake shop to Sumner. She plans to reopen in early October.

As one cupcake door opened, another closed Sept. 12. Sweet Things Cupcakes & Couture in Proctor opened that day and Indulge Cupcakes in Puyallup closed to prepare for a move to Sumner. Click “more” for the icing on the cupcake.

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Sep.
22nd

Tacos for sunny taco truck weather

17GOEAT TACO TRUCKS

In July, I wrote a taco truck roundup for our GO entertainment section. With the weather uncharacteristically warm this week, I thought I’d post the story here on the TNT Diner blog. With temperatures expected in the 80s today and tomorrow, this may be your last chance to enjoy the sun while eating a carnitas taco on a picnic bench.

I think the best taco truck around I’ve ever found is La Fondita, in the Lincoln District. I thought the food at Los 3 Hermanos Taqueria on South 12th, pictured above, was bordering on tragic, despite how many people have told me they love the food there. I did find it funny while eating there that a guy yelled his taco order out the window of the neighboring apartment, though.

Click “more” below to see the taco report.

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