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Tag: Warthog BBQ

Aug.
5th

Taco Tuesday: Head to Parkland and Puyallup

A trio of awesome tacos.
A trio of awesome tacos.

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means – taco time.

With Tacoma bars pushing Tuesday Taco specials, I assigned myself a mission of finding the best tacos around town. I’m talking ingredients that go beyond bar tacos made with crunchy shells and ground beef. You can find my taco Tuesday series here about once a month, or whenever the taco mood strikes.

Today’s taco trip takes me to a smokehouse in Parkland and a food truck that knows its way around chopped steak. Read on. Read more »

July
7th

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 »

May
24th

Project pork rib: Finding smoky perfection at barbecue restaurants in Pierce County

Restaurant critic Sue Kidd tackled a meaty challenge – smoked pork ribs. Travel with her across Pierce County – from Tacoma to Sumner – as she reviews ribs at six barbecue restaurants that cook their meats slow-and-low over wood.