CARE to Dine Event

The inaugural Care to Dine event is this Tuesday, July 23, and benefits the South Sound CARE Foundation, which raises money to provide cancer clinical trials to residents in the Pierce County and South Sound communities.

Participating restaurants will donate 20 percent of proceeds raised on July 23 to the foundation.

Restaurants include:

Adriatic Grill
HG Bistro
Savor Creperie
Ben Dew’s Clubhouse Grill
Moctezuma’s in Tacoma and Gig Harbor

It’s always a great reason to dine out when charity is involved!

Gluten Free in the South Sound


  • I’ve been eating mostly gluten-free lately. Like many people, I’m discovering that I feel better and have more energy when avoiding gluten in my diet. It’s hard as a food writer to avoid it completely, since it’s in practically everything. However, I have been pleasantly surprised at the gluten free options in South Sound restaurants, cafes and bakeries. There are not as many gluten free friendly places as I’d like, but it’s a great start. Note: Not all of the below restaurants are suitable with someone with Celiac disease or a highly sensitive gluten allergy, as some restaurants may have more cross contamination with gluten foods than others. Be sure to check with them if you have concerns about cross contamination.  Restaurant menus tend to change often, so please be sure to check with the restaurants listed before dining in case their gluten free availability has changed. I update this list with your suggestions, and as I discover more places, so send your favorites my way! Continue reading →