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Tag: Quickie Too Tacoma

Aug.
26th

Veg-friendly Tacoma: Quickie Too has catered to vegans for 20 years


The Mama Africa burger at Quickie Too is a house-made millet and quinoa patty. Where else do you go in town for a veggie burger? Click "more" and comment.

Vegan southern food? That term might seem incongruous, but a visit to Quickie Too and maybe it will make sense. Or not, depending upon your comfort with vegan dining. I reviewed the restaurant a few months back during a series called 10-in-One where we review 10 restaurants in a single neighborhood. Not only is Quick Too in the middle of one of the city’s most interesting eating neighborhoods, but the Hilltop restaurant has been feeding vegans in town for more than two decades – first as a wholesale sandwich shop, then as a restaurant. The casual restaurant with a serious dose of laid-back attitude is a worthy lunchtime sandwich destination whether vegan, or not. Click “more” to read what I had to say about the restaurant in my last review. Read more »

March
18th

Meals by the mile: Reviews of 10 neighborhood eateries along MLK in Tacoma’s Hilltop


LeLe is a longtime Hilltop destination that serves Southeast Asian cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere.

By Sue Kidd and Craig Sailor
Staff eaters

Along Martin Luther King Jr. Way, a lively blend of restaurants turns the Hilltop neighborhood into an eating destination like no other in Tacoma.

The restaurants are an outgrowth of the eclectic and transitional nature of the Hilltop: The longtime institution Bob’s Bar B Q Pit shares a block with 1022 South, a young and edgy lounge producing some of the most interesting cocktails in the region.

The 20-plus-year-old Fish House Cafe flanks the restaurant’s eating district with southern down-home goodness at 19th and MLK, while several blocks away, the effortlessly cool newcomer Tempest Lounge bookends the area.

Up and down side streets, visitors will find Vietnamese, Thai and some of the city’s fluffiest doughnuts. We delve into the MLK neighborhood of the Hilltop for our latest installment of 10-in-one, a review of 10 restaurants in a single neighborhood. Read more »