Posted by Sue Kidd on April 24, 2015
When prepared correctly, smoked brisket can be sublime. A nudge of the fork pushes juices to the surface. The outer crust looks glossy and black, with a pink ring from the smoke just below the surface. If you’re lucky, the pitmaster will slice pieces from the fattier part of the brisket.
Achieving a perfect smoked brisket is so tricky, even the most skilled pitmasters can flub it. It’s universally known in the barbecue world as the most difficult piece of meat to get right. That’s why I recommend visiting a barbecue restaurant at least twice before making a pronouncement.
A limited number of Pierce County restaurants serve smoked brisket. Here are a few of my favorites in all corners of the county, starting with a recently opened brisket newcomer in Eatonville.
Posted by Sue Kidd on April 23, 2015
Dining happenings around Tacoma, including a wine dinner at Pacific Grill, Dining Out For Life at participating restaurants and ice cream from Ice Cream Social for sale now in University Place.
Posted by Sue Kidd on April 20, 2015
A group of food truck operators is launching a pilot program with the city of Tacoma to host regular food truck gatherings from May to July. The trucks will serve Fridays through Sundays at locations in downtown Tacoma and along Ruston Way.
Posted by Sue Kidd on April 16, 2015
Curbside Urban Cuisine is the project of culinary arts students at Bates Technical College. Arnold’s Happy Days is a burger truck operated by Donna Gross and David Arnold.
Posted by Sue Kidd on April 17, 2015
Spud’s and The Cloverleaf are two of Tacoma’s oldest pizza institutions. You’ll find well-worn dining rooms, pizza with a crisp crust, and plenty of sports teams celebrating victories.
Dining calendar: Wingman’s fourth anniversary party, a baking class at Happy Belly, Tacoma Restaurant Week and more
Posted by Sue Kidd on April 15, 2015
Check out these events for your dining calendar, including a burger promotion at The Ram restaurants and a beer dinner at 208 Garfield in Parkland.
Posted by Sue Kidd on April 14, 2015
Derek Bray, currently chef of University Place’s Grassi’s Ristorante, will open his own restaurant this summer in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood at 2715 Sixth Ave., next door to Marrow.