[caption id="attachment_5566" align="alignright" width="263" caption="The deep-fried pickles at The Loose Wheel in Tacoma. Staff file photo"] [/caption]Loose Wheel, a new sports bar and restaurant in downtown Puyallup, opened over the weekend. Shawn DeCicco, owner of the Loose Wheel Bar and Grill on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, opened the restaurant in partnership with Dennis Krumwiede, also a partner in the Sixth Avenue location, Josh Slott and Tracey Cook. If you're already familiar with the Loose Wheel on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, you already know the menu and theme at the Loose Wheel. If you've never been, there are three primary pastimes at Loose Wheel - beer, burgers and sports viewing. Screens are prevalent, you can't turn your head without hitting one. It's one of just a few places around here that serves fried pickles - and they're probably one of the best versions I've had. The burgers are pretty good, too. If you like giant food, the Loose Wheel has got a ginormous burger on the menu that sounds as if it might kill you.
The original Loose Wheel Tacoma opened in March 2010. DeCicco also owns the Summit Pub. The Puyallup Loose Wheel opened in what used to be O’Henry’s, a sports bar that closed about nine months ago. The menu and theme will be the same at the Puyallup location, although diners under 21 are allowed at the Puyallup location until about 9 p.m. Like the Tacoma restaurant, Loose Wheel Puyallup will serve weekend breakfasts (because nothing pairs with football better than a big plate of sausage and bacon), but they'll also offer breakfasts on weekdays, too.
Loose Wheel Bar & Grill: Puyallup’s Pit StopWhere: 715 River Road, Puyallup
Loose Wheel Bar & Grill Tacoma locationWhere: 6108 Sixth Ave., TacomaInfo: 253-301-1647 or theloosewheel.com
Summit PubWhere: 9502 Canyon Rd E., Puyallup, WA 98371Info: 253-536-1588 or Facebook