Eat your Quinoa at Marrow

Last night I found myself having a quinoa-themed dinner at Marrow Kitchen and Bar. How did this happen? Pure coincidence. Out with my brother Jeff, and my husband Casey, the quinoa was calling. And why not? Quinoa is healthy and flavorful, and a great thing to incorporate more into your diet.

My brother and I both ordered the special, which was a quinoa-crusted cod with crisp roasted potatoes and a spicy aioli. I’ve never had quinoa-crusted anything…but it’s a genius idea.  The quinoa gets perfectly crunchy, and imparts a nutty flavor. Fantastic take on fish and chips.

The wild mushroom quinoa burger is a staple on Marrow’s Arrow, vegetarian menu. According to my husband, the best veggie burger he’s ever had. With fried fennel and tomato jam on a brioche bun, I’d have to agree with him.

Marrow mushroom quinoa burger

If you’re looking for more great quinoa dishes in Tacoma, check out Choripan by Asado’s quinoa bowls — with your choice of tofu, pork, steak, chicken, chorizo or sausage. Seriously flavorful.

Marrow Kitchen and Bar, 2717 6th Avenue, Tacoma. 253-267-5299. Tues.-Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., 21+.

Museum of Glass Slider Cook-Off

This Saturday is the 2nd Annual Museum of Glass Slider Cook-Off.  If you’re looking for something both fun and tasty to do this weekend, this is the event for you. Nine local restaurants are competing for the title of best slider…and I get to be a judge! I’m very excited for the competition. It’s a great excuse to go to the Museum of Glass, and it should be a great time, with music by the Daryl & the Diptones and live glass blowing by artist John Miller.

Still on the fence about going? Check out my sneak preview in the Weekly Volcano. Participating restaurants include Asado, Bite Restaurant and Bar, Boathouse 19, Brix 25, Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Marrow Kitchen and Bar, Maxwell’s, Social Bar and Grill and Art House Cafe.

If you’re going to the event, come say hi!