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Tag: Social Bar & Grill Tacoma

Aug.
19th

First bite: Social Bar & Grill on Tacoma’s Foss waterfront

On the deck of Social Bar and Grill, Anna Birch serves dinner to Courtney Robinson and Zach Hansen. The Museum of Glass is in the background. Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer

Complimentary savory cassava root doughnut appetizers, Ahi poke with a tangle of seaweed, swordfish skewers coated in chimichurri, sublime roasted duck, pitchers of sangria – all with a waterfront view of the Foss Waterway. I’m ready to move in for the rest of the (pseudo) summer at Social Bar and Grill, the newest restaurant that opened July 26 on Tacoma’s urban waterway.

With this-is-why-we-live-here views and a lively dining room made over with a floor to ceiling picture window fully framing the display kitchen, Social is a buzzing restaurant teeming with movement … and noise. Read more »

Aug.
19th

Restaurant flurry: Get ready for twelve new restaurants to try in the Tacoma area

Since 2006, I can’t think of a time when the South Sound region welcomed a dozen new restaurants in a three-month period. Restaurant watchers might remember the restaurant boom in 2006 that introduced Matador, Masa, Stadium Bistro, TwoKoi and a string of other restaurants in a short period.

Now it seems history is repeating. Will the economy make it a bust? Only time and your dining dollars will tell.

And speaking of the economy, what’s with the flurry of restaurants opening when the business landscape is not exactly friendly? Read more »