Savor Creperie Grand Opening Celebration

This weekend, Savor Creperie, the relatively newly opened downtown Tacoma crepe shop, is having its grand opening celebration. Come celebrate Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 and get great deals, samples and enter drawings for gift certificates. See the schedule of festivities below.

Friday, June 21: Savor’s Grand Opening CELEBRATION!

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 12:00 p.m.
  • 1/2 price sweet (dessert) crepes from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Crepe samples throughout the day

Saturday,  June 22: Savor’s Grand Opening CELEBRATION Continues!

  • 15% off all menu items all day
  • Drawings both days for free gift certificates

I wrote about them right after they opened, and have been back since. Each crepe I’ve tried has been fantastic. My personal favorite is the ham, gruyere and asparagus crepe with dijon creme fraiche ($9.50). As for sweet crepes, the banana, coconut and Nutella crepe ($6.50) was pretty delicious.

Savor Creperie also has liege waffles, a Belgian waffle that’s dense and sweet with caramelized sugar on the outside. You can top it with whatever you want, which is pretty fun. I had one with Nutella, strawberries and whipped cream.

The atmosphere is fast casual. You order at the counter and they bring you your order to the table. A tip: If you’re planning on ordering both a savory crepe and a dessert crepe, order the savory one first, sit down and eat it, then order the sweet one for dessert. Then, your dessert crepe or waffle isn’t cold by the time you eat it.

The owners, Tom Vigue and Vickie Black-Vigue are incredibly nice, and are bringing some needed dining variety to Tacoma. Help welcome them with open arms!

Savor Creperie | 1916 Pacific Ave., Tacoma | 253-365-5534 | Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

June Food Events

  • Pouring Picasso
    Multiple dates in June, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Paint while you drink Washington wines. One glass of wine is provided, as well as all the supplies and instruction for your art piece. Held at the Art House Cafe. Tickets are $40. Purchase tickets here.
  • Bayview School of Cooking Classes
    June 3, 6-8:30 p.m. Barb’s BBQ Soul Cuisine. Learn how to make beef brisket, baby back ribs and more. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    June 6, 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Learn to cook with onions in all kinds of ways. Free. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    June 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres for Outdoor Entertaining. $45/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    June 22, 6-8:30 p.m. No-Li Brewery Dinner. Five beers paired with food courses. $65/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    June 24, 6-8:30 p.m. Gluten Free Italian. Learn to make gluten free Italian favorites. $45/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    June 27, 6-8:30 p.m. Grilling with Barry “CB” Martin. $45/person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
  • Tea Experience
    June 1, 10 a.m. Teas of Samoa. Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Call 253-383-3900 for reservations.
    June 6, 10 a.m. Indian Chai teas. Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Call 253-383-3900 for reservations.
  • DeLille Cellars Wine Dinner
    June 12, 7 p.m. Doyenne wines by DeLille Cellars paired with five courses at Pacific Grill. Tickets are $75 (includes tax) and are limited. Call 253-627-3535 to reserve.
  • Morso Wine Dinner
    June 20, 6:30 p.m. Wines from Produttori del Barbaresco paired with Piedmontese dishes at Morso Wine Bar. Tickets are $100/person, excluding gratuity and tax. Call 253-530-3463 for tickets.
  • Meeker Days
    June 21-23. Friday noon-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Puyallup in Pioneer Park. Lots of food vendors, entertainment and more. Free.
  • Brew Five Three
    June 22, 1 p.m.-10 p.m. There will be more than 35 Washington State brewers, as well as local food trucks and live music. On Broadway between 9th and 11th. Tickets $5 (designated driver), $25 advance and $30 regular. Includes 8 tasting tokens and collectible tasting glass. Buy tickets here.
  • Wine & Roses: Support the Greater Metro Parks Foundation
    June 22, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. An elegant evening in the rose gardens at Point Defiance Park. Live music, wines and beer, appetizers and an auction to support Great Metro Parks Foundation. Tickets are $100/general, $125/VIP, and can be purchased here.
  • Cheers to Cheese and Beer
    June 26, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at My Cheese Shoppe in Puyallup. My Cheese Shoppe and Puyallup River Alehouse will educate you on beer and cheese and how to pair them. Enjoy pours of Puyallup River Brewing’s beers paired with specialty cheeses. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
  • Taste of Tacoma
    June 28-30, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tons of food vendors, as well as The Taste Cooks!, with cooking demonstrations by local chefs and culinary experts, as well as a Taste Cook Off! with local chefs competing with three mystery ingredients. All events are free.
  • Chef Dinner
    June 30, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Chef dinner at Adriatic Grill. $65 per person, tax and gratuity included. Call 253-475-6000 for reservations.

May Food Events

  • Opening Day of Broadway Farmers Market
    May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at S. 9th and Broadway, Tacoma.
  • Opening Day of 6th Avenue Farmers Market
    May 7, 3-7 p.m. 6th and Pine, Tacoma.
  • Gig Harbor Beer Festival
    May 11, noon-6 p.m. at Uptown Gig Harbor. 21+. Tickets $20/advance, $25/at the door. Buy tickets here.
  • Primo Grill Cooking Classes
    May 4th, 2-4 p.m. Mole, the Savory Sauces of Mexico. $65 per person, includes recipes and instruction, lunch with a glass of wine, tax and gratuity. Call Jacqueline at 383.7000 to purchase tickets.
    May 18, 2-4 p.m. The Cuisine of Southern France. $65 per person, includes recipes and instruction, lunch with a glass of wine, tax and gratuity. Call Jacqueline at 253-383-7000 to purchase tickets.
  • Bayview School of Cooking Cooking Classes
    May 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Cooking with Chef Amadeus. Learn to make stuffed mushrooms, kale salad, lamb chops, currry-crusted risotto with chard and more. $65 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    May 8, 6-8:30 p.m. From India, With Love. Learn to make vegetable pakoras, parantha, raita, cilantro chutney and more. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    May 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Light Seasonal Italian Pastas. Orchiette with asparagus and vegetables, penne with mussels and clams, fresh fettucine with leeks and pancetta and more. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    May 21, 6-8:30 p.m. German cooking. Learn to cook a variety of authentic German dishes. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    May 23, 6-8:30 p.m. Northwest Vegetarian. Fire-roasted tomato bread pudding, garlicky spring greens and more. $60 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    May 29, 6-8:30 p.m., Cook with Jennifer Nelson of Basilico Ristorante Italiano. Calamari affogati, Pacific wild cod, sauteed fresh spinach and more. $65 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
    May 30, 6-8:30 p.m. A Taste of the Tropics. Chipotle bacon guacamole, mango-black bean salsa, Caribbean spiced pork tenderloin, roasted banana and macadamia cheesecake and more. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
  • Toscano’s Cooking Class
    May 19, 4:30 p.m. An Italian Spring Cooking Class. The fresh flavors of spring comprise this 4-course exhibition style cooking class and dinner. Recipes, instruction and wine samples also included. $60 per person, includes tax & gratuity. Call 253-864-8600.
  • Morso Wine Bar Six Year Vertical Borgogno Barolo Dinner
    May 11, 6:30 p.m. An opportunity to taste for yourself a vertical of great barolo and explore the differences and nuances when paired with traditional favorite dishes, including antipasta, fonduta, risotta ai funghi porcini, braised beef and more. $100 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Call 253-530-3463 to reserve.

Bake Olympia April 26

This Friday, April 26 is Bake Olympia, a food blogger bake sale to fight hunger. Located at the Make Olympia Street Market at the Arts Walk at 5th Avenue & Franklin from 4 p.m.-10 p.m., this second annual event was a success last year, bringing in $500 for the Thurston County Food Bank. This year, the event will benefit GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), which builds backyard and community gardens for low-income individuals and families, which is a pretty cool concept!

This year’s bakers include:
Liz, Real Food NW
Kelli, Fresh Scratch
Rebecca and Caryn, She & She Gluten Free
Christine Ciancetta, Beth Storey, Katie Hurley, Bayview School of Cooking
Loretta Seppanen, Slow Food Greater Olympia
Jenni, The Plum Palate

Read more about Bake Olympia over at The Plum Palate and stop by for some goodies and to support a great cause!

Friday, April 26
4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Make Olympia street market, located on 5th Avenue, between Franklin and Adams
(same block as Rainy Day Records and Oly Vegan)

A Guide to South Sound Farmers Markets

After a long winter, it’s finally farmer’s market season again! The South Sound has plenty of farmers markets on various days of the week to keep you stocked with local produce, meats and goods.

Each market has a different feel, vendors and start and end dates, so be sure to check with them to find what you’re looking for.

  • Proctor Farmers Market
    Season: March 30-December 21, plus select winter market dates
    Day and time: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Location: N. 27th and Proctor Street, Tacoma
  • South Tacoma Farmers Market
    Season: April-September
    Day and time: Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Location: STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th Street, Tacoma
  • Gig Harbor Farmers Market
    Season: April-September
    Day and time: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Location: Uptown Gig Harbor parking lot
  • Puyallup Farmers Market
    Season: April 13-October 12
    Day and time: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Location: 330 South Meridian, Puyallup
  • Olympia Farmers Market
    Season: April-October
    Day and time: Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Location: 700 North Capitol Way, Olympia
  • Tacoma 6th Avenue Farmers Market
    Season: May-September. Opens May 7, 2013.
    Day and time: Tuesdays, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Location: 6th Avenue and North Pine Street, Tacoma
  • Tacoma Broadway Farmers Market
    Season: May-October. Opens May 2, 2013.
    Day and time: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Location:  South 9th and Broadway, Tacoma
  • Steilacoom Farmers Market
    Season: June 12-August 28
    Day and time: Wednesdays, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Location: Downtown Steilacoom on the corner of LaFayette and Wilkes Street
  • Tumwater Farmers Market
    Season: June 5-October 30
    Day and time:
    Location: On the southwest corner of Israel Road and Capitol Boulevard in Tumwater