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Tag: Sixth Avenue restaurants


Southern Exposure Cafe coming to Sixth Avenue in Tacoma

Two sisters are bringing a Southern restaurant with Caribbean touches to the Sixth Avenue neighborhood in Tacoma. Southern Exposure will open in the space that previously held the wine bar It’s Amore, which closed in May.

Gloria Gentry and Angela Hernandez will operate the cafe that will serve lunch and dinner. Hernandez has lived in the South Sound area for 30 years. The sisters grew up in North Carolina. This is a first restaurant for both. Read more »


Open on Sixth: Tacoma’s new Marrow restaurant opens with a menu of unusual proteins and elevated vegetarian cuisine

Marrow Kitchen Bar opened Tuesday in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue restaurant district with a menu of unusual proteins and a companion vegetarian menu elevated to a fine dining level I’ve never seen in a Tacoma restaurant.

I spoke with owner Jaime Kay Jones this morning and she said the first few opening days have trended smooth and already diners have picked a few clear winners on the menu – the oxtail cake, vegetarian risotto and duck, for starters, but more on that in a moment. Read more »


Bluebeard Coffee joins Sixth Avenue, the city’s most concentrated neighborhood for java

Maybe calling Sixth Avenue a coffee district is a bit of a stretch, but when the seventh (yes, seventh) coffee house in a 17-block span opens, I’m thinking a designation of some kind is in order. Coffee Alley? Java Avenue? Jittery Lane?

Bluebeard Coffee Roasters this week joined Metronome, Caffe Dei, Beyond the Bridge Cafe, Shakabrah Java, Satellite and Valhalla on Sixth Avenue, all located between State and Proctor on Sixth Avenue. Read more »