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Tag: Taste of Tacoma 2012


Deep-fried yum: Battered treats and oversized eats at the Taste of Tacoma

The jalapeno corndog from the Corn Dogs of the World booth did me in. It was the last thing I ate.

The Taste of Tacoma is a microcosm of things your mother warned you never to eat. Who better to judge the deep-fried fare than a restaurant critic, right? OK, OK, I put away my critical pen today. The Taste of Tacoma is an event designed for bulk grazing. It’s fun. Think of it as a giant food court – a lot of it, and most of it pretty good from a can-I-get-more-fat-and-yum-into-my-mouth sort of way. Keep your expectations of good value in check and wear your Thanksgiving pants because you need to be a professional-level eater to plow your way through this festival. Read more »


A look at Taste of Tacoma menus

Curious about the prices and variety at the Taste of Tacoma? I snapped photos of menus during an early lunch there today. The first thing you’ll notice is that the $3.75 bargain bites from last year are gone. Expect to pay $5-$7 on average for most dishes. Organizers capped the prices at $8 for the most expensive dishes. Bring cash. Read more »


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Check out the deep-fried wonders at the Taste of Tacoma this weekend

Consider the Taste of Tacoma the region’s biggest food court this weekend at Point Defiance Park. Or, as I like to call it, The Gluttony Bowl of Deep-Fried Wonders. The Taste of Tacoma might have the broadest menu of deep-fried abominations I’ve ever seen at the annual food fest – a pretty spectacular feat considering the festival has always served the kind of not-so-healthful food that your mother always warned you about.

In keeping with the nationwide festival food trend of battering and deep frying everything except for maybe color crayons (yet), I spotted on the menu: fried peanut butter and

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