A few events for your dining calendar:
March 24: Today, and today only, is the annual ode to Seattle’s favorite seafood restaurant guy, Ivar Haglund. To celebrate what would have been his 110th birthday, all Ivar’s seafood bars in Pierce County have a deal where diners can buy one meal and get a second for $1.10 on Tuesday March 24 only. Pick a meal from a limited menu, which you can read here. To get the deal, just say “happy birthday” to Ivar. Find seafood bar locations here.
March 27 and 28: Buy fry bread, tacos, beverages and desserts from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Church of the Indian Fellowship, 2232 28th St. E. on the Puyallup tribal grounds. Fry bread is $3; tacos are $6. A full-meal is $8.
April 5: Easter brunch buffets already are being announced. Know of one? Send me an email.
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Here are a few I’ve found so far:
Asado in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood will have a plated brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Details here.
Chambers Bay Grill in University Place will have a $38 brunch buffet. Details here.
Charlie’s in Puyallup will have a $22.99 champagne brunch buffet. Details here.
Grassi’s Ristorante in University Place will have an Easter brunch. Details here.
The Hub in Tacoma will have a $20 brunch buffet. Details here.
Johnny’s Dock on the Foss Waterway will have a $29.50 buffet. Restaurant info here.
JW in Gig Harbor will serve Easter dinner from 4-9 p.m. Details here.
The Lobster Shop in Tacoma’s Ruston neighborhood will have an all-day $34.95 buffet. Details here.
Midtown Grill in Bonney Lake will have an Easter brunch. Details here.
The Oakhouse Restaurant and Bar in Lakewood will have a $28 brunch buffet. Details here.
Pacific Grill Events and Catering in Tacoma will host a $35 buffet at the Courtyard Marriott. Pacific Grill, the restaurant, will host an Easter dinner with its usual menu, plus an Easter specialty menu, from 4-9 p.m. Details here.
Papa Eddie’s, the newly opened Cajun cafe on South Tacoma Way, will have a Cajun brunch. Restaurant info here.
Ports of Call restaurant inside the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Tacoma will have a $21.95 brunch buffet. Details here.
Smoke + Cedar Catering in Tacoma will have a $34 Easter buffet at the Allenmore Events Center. Smoke + Cedar, the restaurant, will have a plated brunch and dinner. Details here.