Now open: Restaurants from Parkland to Tacoma, serving Hawaiian food, barbecue and more

Staff writerJuly 7, 2014 

A three-bone rib platter with beans, potato salad and cornbread from Warthog BBQ. The ribs come with a hefty helping of smoke flavor at Warthog BBQ Pit, which just opened a second location.

SUE KIDD — Staff writer

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:

Da Tiki Hut: This casual Hawaiian eatery opened last week in the Sixth Avenue restaurant district. It’s one of just a few places around the South Sound to find a real-deal loco moco plate. What’s that? A classic Hawaiian lunch plate of a fried hamburger patty slathered in gravy, topped with a fried egg and served with white rice (read: it’s not diet food). The Hawaiian food market is limited around the South Sound to South Hill’s Aloha Hawaiian Grill, Federal Way’s Pac Island Grill and Lakewood’s Polynesian Grill. It’s convenient to find one more place serving kalua pork, that’s for sure. At Da Tiki Hut, find the loco moco for $6.50 and the musubi at $2. Kalua pork will set you back $6.50-$8.50. Find Da Tiki Hut at 4427 Sixth Ave. (where Taco Time used to be). Find the restaurant’s Facebook page here.


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