I like beer.
I like hot dogs.
I like to enjoy them in the city of Tacoma.
I hope you do, too.
With that sentiment in mind, I pass on word from Chris Miller that he's opening a "street-style" hot dog and beer emporium on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma.
"Me and my family built it, own it, run it, etc.," he said of the "swank cocktail lounge." "I had a new idea, and we decided to open a bar over here in Tacoma."
Miller said his new idea, The Red Hot, will serve hot dogs, beer, wine, pinball and good times.
The latter of which, I assume, is what Miller means when he refers to "a shrine of some sort" in honor of Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma's premier female roller derby league. Miller's got yet another other gig: coach of the Hellbound Homewreckers derby team.
Miller said he hopes to open The Red Hot in August, in the space that Pairings outgrew, 2914 6th Ave. It's next to Dad's Bakery & Deli, which remains vacant.
Speaking of vacancies, Djembe Soul has vacated its location on Commerce Street in downtown Tacoma. The soul-food restaurant was always out of one thing or another, whether it was catfish or bologna sandwiches. I will miss those hushpuppies.