The Swiss: 15 years and going strong.
The Swiss Pub celebrates its 15th anniversary on Monday, and by the looks of the special menu, chef/co-owner Gayl Bertagni will be firing up her way-back machine.
"We're going to serve some of the foods we opened with," Bertagni said, noting that The Swiss had little more than a microwave for its first three weeks of operation in 1993.
Among Monday's menu specials that harken to 1993: microwaved cheese pizzas and "nacho chips with that waxy cheese – you know that stuff at 7-11."
Expect paper plates, plastic forks and the like.
Also on special will be The Swiss' popular Today's Sandwich, the first sandwich on the original menu, featuring turkey, ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, with lettuce, tomato and onion on herbed bread. Bertagni said she'll revive New Bite, a pulled pork sandwich in "elegant barbecue sauce" that's been an occasional special. "It's quite messy," Bertagni said of the sandwich, served on a Kaiser roll with slaw and red onions.
Handful of Lovin', a Celtic-reggae band, takes the stage around 8 p.m.
The Swiss Pub & Eatery: 1904 S Jefferson St., Tacoma; 253-572-2821