Summer’s just about here and so are new restaurant menus. Take a look.
DIRTY OSCAR’S ANNEX
At Dirty Oscar’s Annex on Sixth Avenue, find a handful of new menu items from chef Aaron Grissom. Having a flashback over that name? The longtime local chef previously was chef at DOA before leaving for a chef’s position in California two years ago. After cooking at Bow & Truss, Grissom wound up a contestant on Top Chef. He returned to Tacoma just over a month ago to work on a few projects with Jake Barth of Dirty Oscar’s Annex. For now, he’s also leading the kitchen at DOA.
In case you missed this: The restaurant now serves lunch. It also still serves brunch Fridays through Sundays. Here are a few of Grissom’s favorite new menu items, with tasting notes from the chef. The menu starts this week. Find the restaurant at 2309 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-572-0588 or dirtyoscarsannex.com
PACIFIC GRILL NEW DESSERT MENU
Over at Pacific Grill in downtown Tacoma, pastry chef Erin Powell is harnessing our early bounty of berries. Her summer dessert menu debuted last week with strawberries. Here’s a rundown of her summer flavors. Find Pacific Grill at 1502 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-627-3535 or pacificgrilltacoma.com.