Joel Mertens, at Tacoma's C.I. Shenanigans.
Joel Mertens, the chef at Tacoma waterfront restaurant C.I. Shenanigans, has been hired in the same role at X Group Restaurants, operators of Asado and Masa on Tacoma's Sixth Avenue. He'll start in mid-January, said X Group general manager Jeff Paradise, the former GM at Shenanigans who joined X Group in November.