CITRON EUROPEAN BISTRO NOW OPEN
Citron European Bistro has opened in Parkland. The restaurant replaces another across-the-pond-themed favorite, Bruno’s European Restaurant, which moved to Lakewood in November.
The bistro is in the semi-hidden building at 10716 A St. S., which is near the intersection of Pacific Avenue South and 108th Street South.
The owner is chef Christophe Durliat, who told me earlier this month that his restaurant would serve lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday with a menu featuring French cuisine, but also broader European territory with German and Swiss dishes planned. This is Durliat’s first restaurant, but he has a long history in fine dining for large corporate hotels, including stints in Guam and Malaysia for Hilton hotels and resorts. He also was a chef at downtown Tacoma French restaurant Aviateur after it opened in 2014.
More information at facebook.com/CitronEuropeanBistro or call 253-212-1153.
NEW COFFEE AND DOUGHNUT FOOD TRUCK
TNT Espresso and Mini Donuts is Pierce County’s newest food truck. Expect to see the truck serving coffee and doughnuts at local events. More information at the truck’s Facebook page.
CAFFE CAPRI GRAND OPENING
A new coffeehouse is celebrating its grand opening 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. Caffe Capri is now open at 317 S. 72nd St., Tacoma. The cafe serves coffee roasted at Federal Way’s Caffe D’arte.
The Caffe Capri grand opening will feature $1 off coffee drinks, free tastings, pastry samples and more. Information at facebook.com/caffecapri253.
LIFT BRIDGE COFFEE OPENING
A craft espresso and coffee bar is now open in downtown Tacoma. Lift Bridge Coffee opened Tuesday at the Old Post Office Building at 1102 A St.
From co-owner Adam Ydstie, “We are a multi-roaster location that will feature roasters from up and down the West Coast with the occasional national or even international feature. Our primary roaster will be Kuma coffee out of Seattle.”
NEW HOURS AT THE CHILI PARLOR
The Chili Parlor, the Cincinnati chili diner in South Tacoma, has changed its hours. Beginning May 1, the restaurant’s hours will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m., with breakfast served 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More information here.