Posted by Sue Kidd on February 27, 2015
Before it opened, Deanna Harris Bender recalls her intimate restaurant space on Opera Alley as “comfortable” and “a little hidden.”
“It wasn’t new and polished and flashy. I just fell in love with it,” said Bender, chef-owner of Over the Moon Cafe. “We were 10 years ahead of our time.”
It was 2001 and building owner Ruby Chambers (who intends to open her own nightclub across the alley) took Bender on a sprawling journey through the building’s parking garage to a ladder that took the duo into the space under serious renovation. Bender’s reaction was “Sign me up.” She opened later that year.
Posted on February 26, 2015
Shake Shake Shake starts weekend breakfast service; Trapper’s Sushi closes one location in South Hill and opens another; and Martini Madness returns to Puyallup.
Posted by Sue Kidd on February 25, 2015
Cupcakes filled with sweet bean paste easy enough for home trial.
Posted by Sue Kidd on February 24, 2015
Enter a pie contest, eat as much pie as you can stomach, raise money for local food support organizations – all at Pie Fest in Olympia.
Posted by Sue Kidd on February 20, 2015
From ladies-who-lunch afternoon tea service to a subterranean tea lounge with a moody ebb, take a journey with me through South Sound’s divergent tea haunts.
Posted by Sue Kidd on February 17, 2015
This will be the fourth Pierce County location for Trapper O’Keeffe’s sushi chain that started in Bonney Lake.
Posted by Sue Kidd on February 13, 2015
Chinese hot pot. Korean table-top barbecue. A wooden boat filled with enough sushi for two. Traverse the suburbs with me as I take a tour of five ethnic eateries with entrees built for two.