Tag Archives: Tacoma

Help a Friend by Helping Others

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A friend and a staple in Tacoma’s community, suffered an accident, when her van carrying herself and her 9-year-old daughter was hit by a semi truck on their way to school when the truck ran a red light. At this time, the young girl is still in the hospital. My heart goes out to them and wishes them both a speedy recovery.

Also in the van were holiday gifts from her daughter’s Girl Scout troop for two needy United Way families. The gifts that were in the van are not accessible due to the accident, and may be damaged.

Although we cannot reverse this accident, please consider donating replacement gifts tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th, from 12-3p.m. at Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup, WA at 531 31st Ave SE.

Items needed include toys, winter clothes and household items. For a complete list of needed items, please email the Girl Scout troop directly at gstroop43602 [at] gmail.com. Click the above link for the news story for more information. Read More »

D.I.N.E. Event at Cheney Stadium

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After the success of The Moveable Feast, Tacoma’s inaugural food festival, the organizers put together D.I.N.E., a smaller and adult-only version of the event, which was held last night, September 8.

$10 got you in, and there were live bands, beer and, of course, food trucks. The event was held at Cheney Stadium’s infield, which was probably my favorite part. It’s not every day you get to eat and enjoy music on a baseball field.

Trucks in attendance were Burrito Boy, Celebrity Cake Studio, Choripan, Lumpia World and Maximus/Minimus. Where Ya at Matt was supposed to be there, but they didn’t make it. Read More »

The Moveable Feast Tacoma

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Today I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Moveable Feast at Cheney Stadium.

The gathering of over 30 food trucks in Tacoma was organized by the incredible Alyson Jones of the Tacoma Rainiers. Thank you, Alyson and the Rainiers for bringing such a great event to Tacoma! The best part? A portion of the proceeds benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Tacoma doesn’t exactly have a huge food truck culture…yet. Back in 2010, I wrote about some changes that were being made to our local attitude and regulations, as well as the general lack of support and encouragement regarding creating a food truck/cart culture around here. I’m hoping that is something that will change, especially from the throngs of thousands of folks who flocked to today’s event.

The early entrance VIP time at 11 a.m. was slow starting, with little to no lines and plenty of room at the tables.

It really started to pick up as soon as the free general admission opened up at noon. I hear it’s currently a bit of a zoo.

But don’t let that stop you from coming down. The lines move fast, and there’s still lots of grub to be had.

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BLTA Salad with Lemony Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and a Trip to Pike Place Market

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Yesterday was a glorious day in the Pacific Northwest.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that Seattle is the best place in the world when it’s sunny out. I can’t argue with that. With temperatures in the mid-70s, yesterday was the perfect Sunday.

It all started out with a BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado) salad that I made for Casey and myself. It’s really the perfect salad, if you ask me. Juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy bites of avocado and lemony dressing adds up to one very satisfying lunch. I knew I was going later to hang out with my friend Meguire, so I wanted a fairly light lunch. It did the trick.

I live in Tacoma, and my friend Meguire lives in Seattle. Admittedly, I do love going to Seattle as often as I can, although some Tacomans would boo and hiss at me for that.

Sometimes, it’s quite fun to be a tourist in your own city. We headed to Pike Place Market, and it seemed the rest of Seattle was there was well. Read More »

Vegan Caramel Corn and Social Media Club Tacoma

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Photo credit: Brian Johnson

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the Social Media Club of Tacoma’s latest event at Bluebeard Coffee, which was all about food blogging.

Joining me on the panel was Dawn Quinn of Vegan Moxie, Marisa Mezs of Clearance Cuisine and Roxanne Cooke of RoxanneCooke.com. Read More »