I had the chance to attend the first ever Broadway Sizzle communal dinner this weekend for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Chef Dustin Joseph created a local menu and volunteered his time to cook for what must have been over 100 people…all on a charcoal grill. The flavors were great, and it was a really fun time.
As you can see from the photos, the table, set up right in the middle of Broadway in downtown Tacoma, was super long and elegantly appointed. Communal dinners are great because you can get to know the people you’re sitting next to.
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Yesterday I finally went and checked out the new Harbor Greens in University Place. Why I have waited so long, I don’t know. It’s awesome. Yes, I know it’s just a market, but it’s a great one and I get excited about these things.
I’ve never been to the original Harbor Greens in Gig Harbor, so I can’t really compare it, but I can say it reminds me a lot of Tacoma Boys…just a little bit better. I recently wrote about the 6th Avenue Tacoma Boys’ update to their store, and how it has a better flow and expanded range of gluten free products. Harbor Greens has all the best parts of Tacoma Boys — gorgeous produce, fantastic meats and local products — but they layout is much easier to navigate and they have a full service deli. I’m a sucker for a deli. Sandwiches, hot dogs, hot pizza, take and bake pizza, salads, soups and flatbreads. Oh, and there’s a garden center. Continue reading →