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Tag: The Red Hot Tacoma


Now open: Four restaurants from Parkland to Tacoma serving hot dogs, Hawaiian eats, barbecue and ice cream

Pictured here, a three-bone rib platter with beans, potato salad and cornbread. The ribs come with a hefty helping of smoke flavor.
Pictured here, a three-bone rib platter with beans, potato salad and cornbread. The ribs come with a hefty helping of smoke flavor at Warthog BBQ Pit, which just opened a second location.

Well, the wait is over. Four restaurants have opened in neighborhoods from Parkland to Tacoma. Find casual Hawaiian fare (loco moco plate, anyone?); wood-tinged barbecued meats; ice cream in fanciful flavors and gourmet hot dogs paired with the region’s best craft beer list. Here are details of each opening:   Read more »


Wingman Brewers is ready to go live at Tacoma’s Red Hot with a release party April 21

It’s been a long wait for the suds, but Wingman Brewers is about to go live with its first public tapping. The niche Tacoma brewery that received its licensing in late February will have a release party at 6 p.m. April 21 at the Red Hot, a place that I love for craft brews and stellar dogs. On tap at the party will be Read more »


Welcome to hot dog town, population you. Two new hot dog restaurants open in Tacoma

The Chicago Dog at Deli & Dog, a new restaurant that opened two months ago in Freighthouse Square.

So …. hot dogs.

Can we not get enough?

In August, I wrote about hot dog trucks and trailers popping up from Tacoma to Buckley to Fife. And now a mobile sidewalk hot dog stand, Hot Dogs To Go, has started serving dogs from a portable grill on Tacoma Avenue South.

And what about stationary dog restaurants? Well, add Dog & Deli at Freighthouse Square to the growing list of hot dog diners and walk-in restaurants that also includes Hot Rod Dog (two locations), The Red Hot on Sixth and Sully’s Alder Street Café in Sumner.

So … this begs the question … can we get enough of hot dogs? Will they become the new cupcakes? Will the mere mention of them make us roll our eyes and yearn for whatever the next food trend will bring? I’m guessing no, but you can tell me otherwise. Just comment below.

Click “more” to read about Hot Dogs To Go and Dog & Deli. Read more »


Brews and dogs: I want to spend my weekend at The Red Hot

Pictured here, a Coney Dog, top, a Hilltop Strangler, right and some nachos from The Red Hot on Sixth Avenue. Photo by Joe Barrentine/Staff photographer

A squiggle of mustard, a swipe of relish, a scatter of onions and a dog with a snappy casing is what I call perfection. How do you like your dogs?

With spring comes baseball, and ballpark franks are on the mind, but they’re certainly not relegated to stadium eating. Around here, restaurants also cater to the hot dog crowd.

Today, here’s a look at hot dogs around town. Where do you get your favorite dog? Comment here.

First up: The Red Hot

I like the tag line for The Red Hot: “Craft Beer. Hot Dogs. No Jerks.” I’ll buy that. Read more »