FOOD & DRINK
It served Tacoma in one form or other for 93 years. Now this diner has closed forever
The restaurant was known as Scotty’s before the Tweten family bought it in 1973.
Concerts in the Park are back for 2023
Concerts in the Pioneer Park are back! Get ready to rock the night away at the Family Concert Series on Thursdays, or bring your child for the Kiwanis Kids Noon Toons on Tuesdays all summer long. Special thanks to Puyallup Kiwanis Club and the WRPA SEEK Fund for making these events possible! For the lineup and dates, please go to https://cityofpuyallup.org/1959/Concerts-in-the-Park.
The Crafty Beaver: Tacoma’s New Bar Lounge Set to Open Soon
Jeremy continues to experiment with the menu, considering a ghost kitchen option every other week to elevate the pizza options.
The Lazy Ballerina, a wine bar designed for celebrations and conversations, opens in Puyallup
PUYALLUP, Wash. — Before Cathy Fenimore opened her wine bar, The Lazy Ballerina, she did some market research by surveying one very important test subject. Herself. "It was like what would I want it to look like, and where would Cathy want to go and hang out with her girlfriends or her husband?" she said.
Des Moines Legacy Foundation to celebrate Glass Artistry of George C. Scott at Men In Black Birthday Bash Bayside Ball Fundraiser on Saturday, June 24
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation will celebrate the Glass Artistry of George C. Scott at the Men In Black Birthday Bash Bayside Ball Fundraiser on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Des Moines Yacht Club. Art has the power to captivate, inspire, and transform, and few artists embody this sentiment better...
Reunited after two years apart, twin sister polar bear cubs coming to Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo
TACOMA, Wash. — The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will unveil two of its latest additions later this month: twin sister polar bear cubs. Astra and Laerke arrived Friday evening after being born at the Detroit Zoo two years ago and will make their public debut on June 15.
Tacoma’s 2023 Salmon Season begins June 1 with a Chinook Opener
Salmon fishing around Tacoma and Vashon Island is back starting June 1, 2023 and anglers all over the South Puget Sound area are ready to get back out on the water. Marine Area 11 includes some of the Puget Sound’s most classic salmon fishing areas, like Point Defiance, Gig Harbor, Dalco, Point Robinson, Dolphin Point, Three Tree Point, Redondo and many other hidden gems.
Federal Way's Black Bear Diner Reopening After Four-Month Closure
Black Bear Diner’s Federal Way location reopened this week after a four-month closure for renovations. Transformation of the 50-year-old building, which is owned and operated by franchisee Danny Banwait, was one that had the comfort of customers and staff in mind, a release said. Updates were made to seating, light fixtures, bathroom signage, HVAC, and plumbing. Renovations to the back of the house additionally introduced all new equipment and more space for staff, the release added.
Sea-Tac airport braces for pre-pandemic travel levels amid construction projects
SEATAC, Wash. — The busiest season for flying in and out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) starts in about two weeks. This is when families take advantage of the kids out of school and break away for summer adventures. Those families are adding to the cruise ship passengers who already started making the airport busier back in mid-April.
In the Good Old Summertime: Picnicking at Point Defiance Park in the Early Twentieth Century
When sunny days break through the Pacific Northwest’s usual clouds and rain, parks beckon as places of relaxation and recreation. During the early twentieth century, people from Tacoma flocked to the city’s new Point Defiance Park, where they could escape the city and enjoy what the great outdoors had to offer. Many packed a picnic along.
Acclaimed rock band Tool stopping by Tacoma Dome this fall. Tickets on sale this week
VIP members can purchase tickets later this week. Tool formed in Los Angeles in 1990 and won three Grammy awards for its metal performances.
Let’s go fishing
Tacoma Urban League announcement. Do you want a new fun way to engage with the youth in your life? Fish Tacoma with the Tacoma Ubran League is scheduled for June 10 (10 am-3 pm) at Wapato Park in Tacoma. See the flyer below! You can look forward to games, face painting, wildlife viewing, and more! No RSVP is needed.
Sip & Savor: A Wine Dinner, Cheesecake Social, and Strawberry Festival
Drop by Stanley and Seafort’s in Tacoma between 7-10 p.m. this Thursday for a five-course dinner. A broad selection of wines will compliment the wide-ranging bites. Click here to learn more. Cheesecake Social. JuSea Eats and Treats in Tacoma is hosting at 1 p.m. this Saturday an opportunity to...
Maverick Gaming Sells 22,000 SQFT Casino in Lakewood for $27MM
Another casino has traded hands in Lakewood, involving the same buyer and seller of a casino property that sold in the city last year. The 21,624 square foot Palace and Chips was purchased for $27 million, or about $1,248 per square foot, according to Pierce County public records. The seller was an entity affiliated with Maverick Gaming, and the buyer was an entity affiliated with Oak Street Real Estate Capital, which is based in Chicago, Ill.
New nutrition bar west of the Narrows has protein shakes and snacks like Grand Nutrition
Shake options range from 200-250 calories each, with 24 grams of protein or more. The menu also offers teas, smoothies, energy drinks, acai bowls, protein oatmeal and snacks.
Rock the Night Away at the Family Concert Series in Pioneer Park!
The Pioneer Park concerts are back for the summer! The Family Concert Series is on Thursdays, and the Kiwanis Kids Noon Toons are on Tuesdays. These events are free and open to the public, thanks to the Puyallup Kiwanis Club and the WRPA SEEK Fund. You can check out the event lineup and dates on the website.Visit here for more details.
5 new Tacoma coffee shops for iced lattes and tiramisu while you work from ‘home’
Each offers ample seating, tons of natural light, caffeine and pastries to fuel your day.
A Sumner favorite: The Buttered Biscuit returns 6 months after destructive fire
SUMNER, Wash. — It's a Tuesday morning and The Buttered Biscuit is jammed with happy and hungry customers ordering the classics like the Don't Be A Chicken, a 12 oz. chicken fried steak double-loaded with gravy. The happiest person here is the owner, Tamara Haskins. "It's just going along...
Paving Our Future Together – Introducing Our Three-Year Strategic Plan
The Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County annoucement. After 135 years, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is at an exciting stage in its development. To guide this new era, we conducted a major strategic planning process. We solicited input from a broad range of stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, and other animal welfare agencies. Based on this process, we developed a three-year plan to transform our organization through best practices and expand the range and impact of our work.
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