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Hunting for the perfect calzone in the Tacoma area

Three restaurants in the South Sound make what I consider great calzones, but what say you? Make mine with toasted edges and a gooey, molten interior. The more filings the merrier, so long as they don’t devolve into a watery mess. What does your favorite calzone look like?

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Legendary Doughnuts opens another bakery

Legendary Doughnuts opened its fifth bakery last week. This one is in Frederickson. Find all the usual Legendary doughnuts, plus the bakery’s ice cream doughnut sandwich and its doughnut-croissant mashup, called “the doughsant.” The new bakery also serves coffee and espresso.

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Have a whiskey and a burger at coming Point Ruston restaurant

Stack Burger and Whiskey Bar is the newest restaurant to join Point Ruston, a development that straddles the borders of Tacoma and Ruston. The development already is home to an Italian bakery, a pub, a sushi restaurant, a seafood restaurant and fish and chips stand. More restaurants are planned for the development that also houses a movie theater.

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Bivalves aplenty at Tacoma’s newest oyster bar

3uilt — pronounced Built — is Tacoma’s newest restaurant and it’s built into the newly opened 7 Seas Brewing downtown. The restaurant serves a revolving list of oysters served freshly shucked on the half shell, shared plates and a list of 10 sandwiches and several salads. The restaurant comes from the owners of Top of Tacoma.

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Tacoma’s newest oyster bar isn’t where you’ll expect it

3uilt, pronounced Built, is opening Wednesday inside the 7 Seas Brewery, a second location for the Gig Harbor-based brewery. The restaurant will feature fresh shucked oysters, charcuterie platters for sharing, as well as vegan sandwiches and salads. The restaurant will be joined later this year by a Tacoma coffee roaster.

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7 Seas will open second brewery next week in downtown Tacoma

The Gig Harbor-based brewery will open its second taproom and brewery Wednesday in downtown Tacoma, in an 80,000-square-foot building that once was home to part of the Heidelberg Brewery. The space can hold up to 500 visitors and will include a restaurant with an oyster bar. A coffee roaster will open in the building later this year.

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2 South Sound spots for Cajun dining, with another coming

We don’t have many choices for Cajun dining in the South Sound. There’s Dragon’s Crawfish, the micro focused seafood boil restaurant with a Cajun spin. There’s also Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, a full-service New Orleans themed restaurant in downtown Puyallup. And another Cajun restaurant is on the way — maybe.

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Arista to open second restaurant serving produce from its own farm

Chef Ben Herreid is opening a second restaurant in addition to his downtown Puyallup handmade pasta restaurant, Arista. His second restaurant will be called Arista Roasthouse and will be in Parkland. The menu will feature roasted meats paired with produce that comes straight from a farm Herreid has leased for the last two years in the Puyallup Valley.

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5 Tacoma Beer Week events you shouldn’t miss

Tacoma Beer Week is here and with it comes 30 beer-themed events at 15 Tacoma venues. There’s a beer festival, a sour beer showcase, an IPA brewing challenge and a beer pairing dinner among the events. And don’t forget to get your South Sound Craft Crawl passport stamped when visiting a participating brewery.

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Check out 7 Seas Brewing's new Tacoma digs

Get an inside peek at the new 7 Seas brewery and taproom in downtown Tacoma.
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Check out 7 Seas Brewing's new Tacoma digs

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VIDEO: Take me out for some ballpark food

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VIDEO: Tacoma chef shares secret to delectable chicken and waffle

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