A look at what’s happening this week in South Sound dining news.
SPARKLING WINE TASTING
El Tufo’s annual sparkling wine tasting will be from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 12. Tastes of 15 sparkling wines from around the world are included in the $20 per person fee at the wine bar, 630 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. The adjacent cafe will be closed for business during the tasting, but food will be available to participants. Call 253-426-1347 for details. More information, you also can go to facebook.com/StinkTank.
HOLIDAY CRAWL DOWNTOWN
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The Pac Ave Holiday Haul Crawl will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday in the neighborhood near University of Washington Tacoma and the Tacoma Art Museum. Participating restaurants and other businesses in the neighborhood will offer special deals. Elemental Pizza will offer happy hour pricing on appetizers all day. Indochine will offer $5 spring rolls from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Savor Creperie will offer 10 percent off food and drink (excluding alcohol). The Swiss will give away cajun tots with any drink order. Clothing businesses, the art museum, a nail salon and other businesses will offer discounts and deals. Get information at bit.ly/2fJ3jr9.
FOX ISLAND BREW RELEASE
Fox Island Brewing will release its new IPA at 4 p.m. Saturday at Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma. The brewery describes its CenColSim as “a dry hopped, light bodied IPA.” It's named after the hops that flavor the beer — the centennial, columbus and simcoe hops. Fox Island Brewing owner Jim Dignam will be on hand to talk about his beer. Find his beer tapped at The Hub in Gig Harbor and Zog’s in Fox Island. More information at facebook.com/FoxIslandBrewing.