Cheng's Asian Restuarant has opened in Lakewood where the Royal Box Chinese restaurant formerly operated. Cheng's covers broad territory with Chinese-American classic dishes, Taiwanese specialties and a few other surprises.
Shaved ice at T-Town Cafe is an elaborate dessert made with powdery shaved ice at the base, vanilla ice cream, fresh fruit and sweet, chewy mochi. Also on the menu is taiyaki – fish-shaped waffles filled with sweetened red beans or Nutella.
BBQ2U in Gig Harbor is the region's first Central-Texas style barbecue joint. The family tray is enough to feed two to three diners. It comes with three choices from a selection of seven types of barbecue. Sauce, as always, is served on the side.
Boiling Crawfish opened June 21 in Puyallup's South Hill with a menu of market-priced seafood. Diners select from a market list of seafood and a choice of sauces. The seafood is seasoned and cooked to order, then delivered to the table for a boil feast.