JJ Fish & Chicken is a curious merge of Southern fried chicken, catfish, hush puppies and a Chicago sandwich staple, Italian beefs. The restaurant opened May 14 in Lakewood on Gravelly Lake Drive SW where Jack in the Box used to operate.
Fox Island Brewing has expanded and added the Tap-In, a taproom in Gig Harbor at Performance Golf Center. The taproom will feature the lineup of Fox Island's beers plus guest taps. The taproom also will serve sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza and other beer-friendly food.
Itty Bitty Schnitty is a fast food version of a German-Austrian restaurant, but with handmade food that's a labor of love for the Austrian family behind it. The restaurant opened May 5 in Browns Point at the Lighthouse Market.
Matriarch Lounge is the latest restaurant to open at the Carpenters Building where the Alma Mater arts organization is located. The building also hosts a 500-person concert venue, art gallery and recording studio. Matriarch's menu includes skewers, small plates and brandy cocktails.
Fresh Rolls, a locally owned restaurant group with three locations, is opening a fourth on Center Street on the border of Tacoma and Fircrest. The restaurant is known for its healthy Vietnamese spring rolls, pho and banh mi.
Fish Fish Fish opened in April on Sixth Avenue with a menu of fish and chips served classic Northwest and British style. The menu also has fish tacos, chowder, Caesar salad and a few gluten-free options.
Moshi Moshi Bar + Ramen is now open in Tacoma's Stadium neighborhood. The menu features four styles of ramen including miso and tonkotsu, a list of small plates for sharing, plus yakitori skewers and cocktails made with shochu and Japanese whiskey.
Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. opened its Tacoma store Friday in the Proctor neighborhood. The coffee roaster and cafe will also serve pastries. The roasting days will be Tuesday and Saturday if you like live-action coffee roasting.
Brix 25 moved to a new home at 3315 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor. Its owners slightly made over the menu and created a casual and elegant interior. Here's a first-bite review of the Gig Harbor fine dining restaurant.
Demolition is expected to begin this week to make way for Golden Corral, a buffet restaurant coming to Puyallup's South Hill Mall. The restaurant will replace the Old Country Buffet, which closed in June. For months, the big question has been: When does Golden Corral open?