Brunch, apparently, is becoming Tacoma’s most desirable meal.
Three restaurants are beginning weekend brunch service. Take a look.
2715 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-327-1862; thetabletacoma.com.
Brunch served: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
Derek Bray’s Sixth Avenue dinner-only eatery, which opened in July 2015, is expanding to weekend brunch service this weekend. Featured on the menu will be pork belly and grits ($12); a Benedict ($15) made with duck and pork sausage; sweet potato hash ($12); sausage gravy pot pie ($14); and fried chicken with gravy ($12). A children’s menu ($8-$12) and breakfast cocktails made with wine and beer ($8-$15) are also offered.
2705 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-4177; crownbartacoma.com. 21 and older only.
Brunch served: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
Christina Smyre bought the longtime Sixth Avenue haunt, Crown Bar, in December and promptly added lunch in January. February brought weekend brunch. On the menu is pork belly hash ($10); biscuits and sausage gravy ($12); eggs Benedict with candied bacon or crab ($12); savory crepes ($8); and skillet cinnamon rolls ($7.50). There’s also a breakfast cocktail menu ($8-$13).
1502 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-627-3535; pacificgrilltacoma.com.
Brunch coming: March.
Gordon Naccarato’s Smoke + Cedar, which operated from March 2014 to October 2015 at the Allenmore Golf Course, collected a fan following for its brunch service. Naccarato has plans once again to offer brunch. Find it sometime in March at his downtown Tacoma restaurant, Pacific Grill.
2717 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-267-5299; marrowtacoma.com. 21 and older only.
Brunch served: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
Sunday-only brunch service at Sixth Avenue’s Marrow has expanded to Saturdays. The menu includes chicken and malted waffles ($19), a croque madame ($14) and what I consider the city’s best crab Benedict ($18).