TCC WINE AUCTION
Registration will close April 29 for the Tacoma Community College wine auction, planned for 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the college’s library. Proceeds benefit the college’s foundation, which has raised $1.2 million for scholarships and emergency funds for students.
An anonymous donation from a wine collector means there will be several rare finds among the 200 bottles up for auction. Included in the collector bottles will be a 1961 Domaine de Chevalier Graves, 1969 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares, 1970 Domaine Jean Gros Richebourg, 1972 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg, 1978 Domaine Roumier Bonnes-Mares, 1972 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands Échezeaux, 1975 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac and 1976 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands Échezeaux.
To register, click here.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY
Pacific Grill Events and Catering, Tacoma Public Schools and the ASB drama program at Truman Middle School are hosting a murder mystery dinner. “Murder at the Astoria Hotel” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at Truman Middle School and includes a three-course dinner served by kids, with acting performed by kids and proceeds that benefit kids. Money will go to Gonyea Branch of the Boys & Girls Club. Cost of the dinner is $25. Reserve a seat at 253-571-5600 or dinnertheatretacoma.org.
NEW GENERAL MANAGER AT EL GAUCHO
Consider this a coming home for new El Gaucho Tacoma general manager Stephanie Keyt. Her first job with El Gaucho was bartending at the Tacoma steakhouse. That was in 2007. Now she’s the general manager in Tacoma, but she’s held a number of El Gaucho positions, including server, bookkeeper, captain and events director.
The 1999 Mount Tahoma High School graduate and Tacoma native has always worked in hospitality, with about half her career at El Gaucho, the other half at several Ram Restaurants. “Being back in the community here feels full circle to me. I’m excited to back where I started,” said Keyt, whose husband, Dasha Mulein, also works for El Gaucho. They have two children and live in SeaTac. Find more information about Keyt here.
HERITAGE DISTILLING CO. WINS 25 MEDALS
Gig Harbor-based Heritage Distilling Co. took home 25 medals this month from the 2016 Craft Spirits Conference hosted by the American Distilling Institute.
Talk about cleaning up — the distillery won more awards than any other craft distillery in North America for 2016. And it’s the third year in a row the distillery has done that.
The medals span eight categories and include two “Best of Class” medals and six “Best of Category” awards. For a complete list of the awards, click here.
FARRELLI’S PIZZA WINS EXPO AWARD
South Sound-based Farrelli’s Pizza won an award for the Best Pizza in the nine-state Northwest Region at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas last month.
And now you can try the award-winning pizza through the rest of the month at all Farrelli’s locations. (Pierce County locations include Tacoma, Parkland, Sumner, DuPont and Frederickson.) The Northwest Traditional Pizza is topped with fresh basil leaves, thick-cut pepperoni and house-made Italian sausage, then finished with a drizzle of honey cream cheese sauce. More information here.