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Tag: The Swiss


Bar breakfasts: The Swiss shifts from beer to bacon on weekend mornings

Bacon cakes at Puget Sound pizza was one of my favorite dishes eaten in a bar around the South Sound. Plenty of bars serve breakfasts worth a visit. What's your favorite? Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer

Bar breakfasts are one of my favorite ways to welcome my weekend and plenty of nightspots around town now offer sunrise dining on Saturdays and Sundays. The Swiss is the latest night spot to join the growing crowd of early morning weekend hash slingers. The Tacoma bar will begin offering breakfast this Saturday. Read more »


Fried cheese on a burger? Salami AND Bacon? The Mount Rainier Burger at Tacoma’s Swiss Tavern should be on your gluttony to-do list

The Mount Rainier Burger is not for anyone on a diet. The towering burger comes with fried salami, bacon, cheddar cheese and fried mozzarella sticks. Mercy.

Welcome to another week of burger lust. Last December, you might remember I chowed my way through more than 20 restaurants to find the best 20 bar burgers you have to eat before you die. Well, here’s the follow-up burger report from your burger tips. This week, I take a bite out of four of the most nominated reader favorites, and write about a newcomer restaurant with really good burgers.

Today’s burger special comes from the Swiss Tavern – home to some of the greatest live music in town, a laid back atmosphere and designated seating for members of Congress. The Swiss has a handful of burgers on the menu, but the Mount Rainier Burger ($12.95) sounds like a food dare – two kinds of pork and two kinds of cheese on a towering burger. Read more »


Week of beer: Tacoma Tap Night, a beer dinner in Gig Harbor and Washington Brewers festival – all this week

A week of beer events starts today with the first ever Tacoma Tap Night at five local pubs, continues with a beer tasting dinner Thursday at Gig Harbor’s Brix 25, and ends with the annual Father’s Day weekend Washington Brewers festival north of Seattle. Click “more” for the details. Read more »