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Not your usual burger joint

Mar 28th, 2017 | By
Not your usual burger joint

Quirky. Lefty’s Burger Shack is quirky. While the surfboards attached to the outside of the little eight-sided building and the sun-faded surfer sign on the street make you think of summer, Lefty’s is  open year-round and is not your usual Northwest-style burger joint. This location in University Place has been various eateries, including an ice
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A palace with tasty food (and lots of it)

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
A palace with tasty food (and lots of it)

The Korean Palace barbecue restaurant is an interesting place. Entering, you are faced with a ramp going up to a bright dining room with tables and booths, and a walk next to it that leads over to a separate dining room with tables with a large fire pit in each one. The hostess asked us
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Engine House 9 has all the charm of its origins

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Engine House 9 has all the charm of its origins

Since 1909, the building at 611 N. Pine has been serving Tacoma residents, first as a firehouse, and now –  after nearly crumbling into ruin but being saved by local families – as The Original Engine House Number 9, a big, strapping restaurant having all the charm and trappings of the original horse barn firehouse.
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Sweet treats for the holidays

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

Trop’s Chocolates has been around for over 30 years in various locations on the West Coast.  They came to Gig Harbor about two years ago and were warmly welcomed. They make chocolate specialties such as chocolate boxes, truffles and chocolate-dipped sweets from Belgian Callebaut chocolate. This is a couverture chocolate (French for cover, extra smooth
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