Posted by Sue Kidd on October 24, 2014
The vegetarian and vegan dining landscape has pushed and pulled since I’ve been this paper’s hired belly. One veg-friendly restaurant closes, one more opens. That has left a stable number of veg-leaning restaurants, but the market hasn’t really expanded much, either.
Two recent Tacoma openings, however, do make meat-free dining easier. Today’s dining column takes a look at Happy Belly and Viva Tacoma, both catering to meat-free dining in quite different ways. I’m also checking in on two Tacoma institutions focused on vegetarians and vegans: Marrow and Quickie Too.
Before I launch into that, I wanted to tip off vegetarian and vegan (those who eschew all meat and animal products) diners to a few restaurants embracing easier forms of meat-free dining. While Tacoma might not be gaining new restaurants exclusively catering to vegetarians and vegans, plenty of established restaurants are making a play for vegan and vegetarian diners.
Posted by Sue Kidd on October 16, 2014
The restaurant comes from Indochine on Pearl owners Hong Ngov and Sean Yean, who are expanding their family tree of restaurants in Tacoma once again.
Dining calendar: Pumpkin fest at Wingman, South Sound IPA Fest in Tacoma, and a new Ruston restaurant opening
Posted by Sue Kidd on October 15, 2014
Three things for diners and beer drinkers to check out around Tacoma and Ruston in the next few weeks.
Posted by Sue Kidd on October 14, 2014
It seems every bar or restaurant in Tacoma has a taco Tuesday special. This week, I take a look at two non-meat versions.
Posted by Sue Kidd on October 13, 2014
Salted caramel ice cream from Tacoma’s Ice Cream Social finds a fine companion in a salted chocolate cupcake from Tacoma’s Celebrity Cake Studio.
Posted by Sue Kidd on October 10, 2014
Arista is a new pasta company and restaurant from Ben Herreid, who started his career making pasta at Marzano Italian Restaurant in Parkland.