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Oct.
25th

Soups worth slurping around the South Sound

Italian wedding soup from Pizza Casa in Lakewood.
Italian wedding soup from Pizza Casa in Lakewood.

Here comes the dreaded “I can’t breathe through my nose” season.

I seek refuge in a steaming bowl of soup when my upper respiratory system decides to betray me.

Around the South Sound, you’ll find soup in every cultural configuration. Read on for some of my favorite soups to soothe a nasty bug. Read more »

Nov.
6th

Drop-in Dining: Ladle up a luscious lunch

Marlene's Market and Deli offers a variety of vegetable soups including this egg plant curry soup.  Their menu varies daily. Photo by Janet Jensen/The News Tribune
Marlene’s Market and Deli offers a variety of vegetable soups including this egg plant curry soup. Their menu varies daily. Photo by Janet Jensen/The News Tribune

I’m in a hurry. I need lunch. I don’t want drive-through, and standing in a long line is not an option. My solution: take-out soup. It’s not exactly portable food, but a much more nutritious lunch than hitting your local fast-food joint.
I can think of three places in Tacoma that do take-out soup well: Infinite Soups, Marlene’s Market & Deli and Metropolitan Market. Where’s your favorite place for take-out soup? Comment here.

Click “more” to read about soups at Infinite Soups, Marlene’s and Metropolitan Market.

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Oct.
5th

Infinite Soups serves winning soup from market contest

Laura Edwards, manager of the Tacoma Farmers Markets, reported that the soup feed at the Sixth Avenue Farmers Market last Tuesday raised $1,500 for Chanetta Ludwig, who TNT Diner readers may know as “The Bee Lady.” Ludwig’s husband died unexpectedly in August and the benefit was to raise money for the family.

The winner of the soup contest was Joel Mertens, chef of Masa, with a roasted corn and poblano soup. Click “more” to read the press release.

Infinite Soups will serve the winning roasted corn and poblano soup at their stores. More info here and here. UPDATE: I just got a call back from Infinite Soups owner Wendy Clapp. Not only will her restaurants serve the soup, but they’ll also donate all proceeds from the sale of the soup to The Bee Lady. The soup is on the menu now. Go eat.

Infinite Soups locations:

Infinite Soups (mother ship location)
Where: 445 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma; 253-274-0232

Infinite Soups Lunch Counter at Sanford & Son
Where: 744 Commerce, Tacoma
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