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First bite: El Tufo wine bar in Tacoma’s St. Helens neighborhood

The wine bar from Kris Blondin features a substantial Spanish wine list and tapas menu from longtime local chef Ben Marcus.

Chorizo-stuffed calamari, left, fried Mahon cheese with tomato sauce, right, and white beans with chorizo, back center, at El Tufo in Tacoma. A spanish red wine joins the dishes.

In Steilacoom, it’s out with the new, in with the old

Washington’s oldest city, with its spectacular views, will soon enter the national spotlight as the U.S. Open approaches.

Lisa Kidd carries Madison Kidd on the ferry from Anderson Island as it arrives in Steilacoom on May 15.

Ticket information for local upcoming events

Pop music legend BARRY MANILOW will perform a concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at KeyArena in Seattle. Tickets remain on sale, going for $17.75-$125.75.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan is coming to McCaw Hall in Seattle on July 16.

‘Slow West’ is the Old West we remember, but don’t quite recognize

Credit first-time feature director John Maclean for his fresh eye on Western situations, shootouts and archetypes.

Michael Fassbender, left, and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in “Slow West.”

Tomorrow isn’t what it used to be in ‘Tomorrowland’

As much as one appreciates the idea of optimism, this film falls short.

Casey (Britt Robertson) is the curious teenage heroine in “Tomorrowland.”