Happy hour revelers already know this, but downtown Tacoma's Pacific Grill happy hour is among the best in Tacoma and now Pacific Grill's sibling restaurant, Smoke + Cedar, is getting in on the game - with breakfast happy hour.
Here's how it works. Dine early at Smoke + Cedar on a weekday, before 9 a.m. and your breakfast entree is discounted. For early risers, breakfast entrees during 7-8 a.m. are 50 percent off. From 8-9 a.m., they're 25 percent off. (Here's the fine print: The promotion is for weekday breakfasts, not brunch; can't be combined with other offers, etc).
The restaurant at Allenmore Golf Course opened in March and is the project of Gordon Naccarato, who also owns Pacific Grill and its affiliated catering business, and Classics Cafe at LeMay - America's Car Museum.
Here's a link to Smoke + Cedar's breakfast menus.
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Based on my first-bite report of the restaurant's first two months, I'd opt for the prime rib omelet ($13.95) or pastrami hash ($12.95). Both prime rib and pastrami are slow-cooked in house. Read more in this review about the restaurant's prime rib. I'm a fan.
More breakfast news: A popular Sixth Avenue eatery soon will be serving breakfast, but it's too early to say much because the restaurant is still working on its menu. Stay tuned. Speaking of breakfast on Sixth Avenue, you've got to try the braised elk hash or Cap'n Crunch French toast (sounds weird, but it's good) at Dirty Oscar's Annex, which serves breakfast Friday-Sunday.