Senior Eats

A taste of Cincinatti is as close as Tacoma

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
A taste of Cincinatti is as close as Tacoma

When I moved here from Ohio in the last century, Cincinnati-style chili was not a “thing.” And now there is a Tacoma restaurant that serves this regional favorite locally. The Chili Parlor serves chili over spaghetti noodles, topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Cincinnati style! Wayne Whalen opened the cozy restaurant on South Tacoma Way about
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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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