Dad's Bakery & Deli opened last Saturday at 2914 6th Ave. (at Junett) in Tacoma. Baked goods include breakfast pastries, donuts and breads (Italian, French, etc.), plus a new one on me: the fried burrito, a tortilla filled with apples, rolled up, deep fried and glazed. There's also a chocolate version.
Dad's décor is diner retro, but not kitchy. Well, just a little: pictures of TV Dad's grace the walls, including Robert Young ("Father Knows Best"), Hugh Beaumont (Ward from "Leave it to Beaver) and Robert Reed ("The Brady Bunch").
Speaking of openings on Sixth Avenue, Asado has installed a roll-up door and built a sidewalk deck out front. The door lets nice weather in and nice smells out. The deck looks like it can accommodate a few tables.
This is welcome, especially since the Asado team is remodeling the former Ricardo's and is currently depriving diners of the shuttered restaurant's roof-top terrace.
Speaking of the remodel taking place across from Asado, it's time to take down Ricardo's piano bar sign that hangs from the Pine Street side of the building.
Asado's roll-up door reminds me of Ezell's up the street. The chicken shack's roll-up door has been shut for months now, as Ezell's sits empty, like they just locked up one night and didn't come back. Which is pretty much what happened. My source at Ezell's tells me there's a dispute with the building's landlord. Yeah, whatever. Just settle it already. I want my fried chicken.