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Cooks Tavern 1st of 2 new Proctor-area eateries with June 6 opening

Cooks Tavern will open at North 26th and North Alder streets in Tacoma.
Cooks Tavern will open at North 26th and North Alder streets in Tacoma.

The Proctor-area restaurant Cooks Tavern has set an opening date. Preview by-invitation mock meal services will be hosted over the weekend, but the official opening with full service to the public will be Monday (June 6).

It’s been a year since the neighborhood restaurant announced its opening.

The restaurant and tavern at the corner of North 26th and North Alder Streets is a project by Peter Levy of Seattle’s Chow Foods, which operates the 5-Spot and Endolyne Joe’s, among others. This will be Levy’s first Tacoma restaurant, with his second following later this summer. His Brewers Row will open next door to Cooks Tavern in the same building.

Both restaurants promise to be family friendly and plan to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cooks Tavern will be an 85-seat restaurant with table service and a menu featuring regional American cuisine, celebrating cooks of the past and present.

Brewers Row next door will be the more casual of the two. When it opens later this summer, it will feature counter service only, where diners order at the counter and find a seat. The restaurant will start the day with pastries and biscuits, then move into more substantial fare at lunch and dinner. That restaurant, as the name suggests, will focus on beer with 34 draft beers and 100 bottled beers and ciders. Levy said as many selections as possible will feature local brewers.

At Cooks Tavern next door, 14 additional taps will be available.

Brewers Row has an anticipated opening of August, but that’s contingent on construction.

Cooks Tavern

3201 N. 26th St., Tacoma;

Brewers Row

3205 N. 26th St., Tacoma;