Posted on January 28, 2015
You can always spot a Smitty because of its unusual shape for a burger. Think of it as a burger hoagie, with an oblong patty on a long French roll. The ingredients can fluctuate, depending on who’s making it, but the Smitty usually includes iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, dill pickle chips and thick-sliced onions. It always should come with a piquant burger spread.
The burger with deep Tacoma roots has fallen off menus almost everywhere, but I spotted its reappearance in the Lincoln neighborhood. Amp, a coffee house and frozen yogurt cafe that opened in 2014, added the Smitty to its menu a few weeks ago.
It’s been some years since it’s been served in that location. Amp operates where Jubilee once griddled Smitty burgers, fries and shakes (the giant orange Jubilee sign still looms over the building). Amp opened in 2014 by Jason and Tina Maggard, who also own Freeze Frozen Yogurt in University Place.
Posted by Sue Kidd on January 27, 2015
Legion of Boom dog, Beast Mode Skittles Sausage, RePete Pizza, even Seahawks themed doughnuts. Find all kinds of 12th Man pride on local restaurant menus.
Posted by Sue Kidd on January 26, 2015
A fancy burger at Bates Technical College’s culinary program, a beer meet-and-greet and a wine dinner
Posted by Sue Kidd on January 22, 2015
Dagmar Simard is known for her Norwegian sweets and cinnamon rolls, but she’s also got a secret bakery weapon: lefse.
Posted by Sue Kidd on January 21, 2015
Ammar Mannaa’s Tacoma Dome restaurant is all cleaned up and ready to reopen. It closed Dec. 29 after a utility pole fell on the restaurant.
Posted by Sue Kidd on January 16, 2015
One opened in late December, the other opened Monday. From what I saw on my breakfast plate, both restaurants are doing swell.