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  1. Hiya, Lauren! Then I officially propose an outing when the weather warms to Pick-Quick in Fife. It is an outdoor burger stand, so we want to dine there when rain is not a threat. They have quite an alfresco dining room, a park-like setting with a bunch of picnic tables that are never, ever covered in bird poop (they must spend all their time cleaning, I swear). The stand has thin-ish patties, but they always use fresh beef. Fries are fresh, not frozen. It is CASH ONLY though, which just means they are doing it right. Decent shake list. I like the burger composition, they get the snap and crunch right. This is the original restaurant, the sister restaurant in Auburn is a modern version and not much like the Fife locale.
  2. Hi, Eden! I am tempted to invite you all down this summer for burgers at Pick-Quick in Fife. Traditionally, though, BOM visits have been more highfalutin destinations of bars and such than an old timey burger stand like Pick-Quick. Do you ever make exceptions?
  3. Emerging from burger lurk mode to say, dannnnnnnnnng that burger would destroy me. Miss you all. I feel as if Facebook has replaced my need to visit here because I see most of you over there. But, really, South Sound burgers. In 2014? Perchance?
  4. Holy cow, you people are still meeting for burgers? LOVE. IT. Remember the Tacoma excursion of 2006? I do... fondly. Love that you're all still keeping the burger dream alive!
  5. Oh, also, I have some nominations for burgers in the gritty city. Maxwell's Walker burger, cheeseburger sliders at Pacific Grill, the Masa burger and the char burger at Social. I could probably think of a half dozen others. I can give detailed tasting notes on each as I have eaten (and reviewed) somewhere around 30 Tacoma area bar burgers in the last two years. Just in case, you know, you wanted to fly south for the winter.
  6. I have not read this entire thread, which on the interwebz means that I am perfectly qualified to just spout off whatever I want. I have only bought a few bottles since deregulation, but I have to say that I hate that stores add the 4,879 taxes we have to pay at the register. It makes sense that they do that because, well, everything else sold in the store has tax added at the POS, not before, but I still suffer sticker shock every time. I just want to yell, "WHY IS THIS BOTTLE $400 when you advertised it as 99 cents on the liquor aisle???" That is all.
  7. Oh, this thread makes me wish I still lived in Seattle. SOMETIMES. You Seattle people have nothing on Korean food in T-town. I just had to type that to make myself feel superior for a moment.
  8. Leslie!!!! So good to see you are still about. I'm happy to give you Tacoma recommendations, just send me a message here. Or are you on Facebook? If so, you can find me through the FB pages of Connie or Lauren or Jan.' EDIT: Ha ha! I just saw your friend request. Funny!
  9. Oh, that is full of win. Let's plan on it. I'd rally for the Walker Burger at Maxwell's, but there certainly are plenty of other options. I'll look for Connie on your FB page, too. I'd also volunteer to organize a T-town taco truck outing this summer. We've got eight trucks in Tacoma proper worth a visit. Geographically, they're more spread out than the taco truck crawl I organized in Burien four or five years ago, but we could do four easily in one afternoon. Mmmmm. Carnitas. Yay! Both of those sound great. It's been a long time since our last taco crawl and I missed the last Tacoma BOM. The Tacoma/Pierce County restaurant scene has just improved so much in the last five years, and now we're home to so many worthwhile eateries. I'd love to be your ambassador. The drive sucks, but it's worth it to investigate down here once every three months or so. The Korean eating district on South Tacoma Way just blows me away with all the great eating. I've often thought it's a hidden treasure outside of Tacoma. Dang. Now I want a burger and it's not even noon yet....
  10. Oh, that is full of win. Let's plan on it. I'd rally for the Walker Burger at Maxwell's, but there certainly are plenty of other options. I'll look for Connie on your FB page, too. I'd also volunteer to organize a T-town taco truck outing this summer. We've got eight trucks in Tacoma proper worth a visit. Geographically, they're more spread out than the taco truck crawl I organized in Burien four or five years ago, but we could do four easily in one afternoon. Mmmmm. Carnitas.
  11. That list makes me salivate. It's good to see you're still here, Jan! I see Lauren daily on Facebook, but have not talked to anyone from here for a few years! If you want to hit Tacoma in the summer, I'm happy to organize. Is Connie still around? If so, maybe we can co-coordinate. My current burger infatuation is the Walker Burger at Maxwell's. BOTM already paid worship to the Asado burger, which remains one of my favorite burgers in all of Tacoma land, but they have a burger dip now that absolutely makes me swoon (and the yuca fries. Oh. God. The yuca fries! I want to make disgusting chomping noises whenever I think of them). Other options: The Bite at Hotel Murano makes a stellar burg, as does Crown Bar in the Sixth Avenue District (very close to where we dined at Asado). I miss you people!
  12. I love that BOTM club is still swingin' strong. I would love you all to come to Tacoma again.
  13. Five years (ish) after my/our first posts on taco truck-ing about town, I'm sorta in the mood to taco truck around again. Your thoughts, please? Since I'm so Pierce County centric, I could put together a Tacoma/Pierce County taco eating tour. Or Burien sounds pretty sweet. It is taco truck weather, after all. I miss you food peeps.
  14. This is not really related to anything except beef and processing/cutting in general, but I thought while we're on the subject, here are some Washington butchers doing interesting things. Thundering Hooves in Walla Walla processes meat for small farms -- processing, cutting, packaging -- everything. Joel Huesby (sp?) who owns the farm ( and a USDA certified mobile processer) seems like he is way ahead of the game in working with small farms and people who raise cattle for personal consumption. I dont' think anything like him exists beyond the guy in Kent you mentioned. TH link here. Also, the Meat Shop of Tacoma does not slaughter (or at least I don't think they do), but they do custom cutting. They also sell organic meat. I can't stress enough what a great place this is to buy your meat. Link here.
  15. Abra, did you wind up going to any of the places we recommended? Details! We need details!
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