Crown Bar is currently hosting a three-night, invite-only scholarship fund-raiser for culinary students at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.
Starting Saturday, Crown Bar patrons can contribute to the scholarship too. Proceeds from sales of McGavick wines – made in the South Sound, in Grapeview – will fund the scholarship.
Here's what chef-owner Charlie McManus says of Crown Bar's menu:
"We are calling the appetizer part of the menu "World Street Food" with currywurst, mushroom quesadillas, and chicken tikka, spicy beef, Cajun shrimp and veggie kebabs with various sides.
"We will have Gerry Stokesberry's buttermilk fried chicken, Thundering Hooves range-fed curger, crisp fried trout on goat cheese olive campfire potatoes.
"We'll have scallops with polenta and cilantro aioli and grilled lamb top round with chickpea has and mint raita.
"We are still working on our steak choices; we'll have two, spice rubbed with house demi, the contenders being skirt, flat iron, rib eye, bone in rib chop and porterhouse."
Crown Bar: 2705 Sixth Ave, Tacoma; 253-272-4177. Opens Saturday. Hours: 5 p.m.-midnight Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Closed Mondays.