In this series, I highlight the businesses I like to refer to my friends, family, home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Pour Me Bar & Bistro in Puyallup, WA.

Community Recommendation: Pour Me Bar & Bistro

Pour Me Bar & Bistro is one of Puyallup’s newest hang out spots for fun, food, sports, music, drinks, and more! Pour Me opened it’s door in July 2020, and has made quite the splash in the Puyallup community just in the few short months of being opened. Dinner specials vary from the prime rib, to greek pizza, to street tacos, and we must not forget about the amazing lineup of drinks! The Itty Bitty Bloody Mary, eclectic seasonal beers on tap, and wine + cheese boards make you understand why they named their business Pour Me Bar & Bistro. The overall atmosphere is friendly, warm, and the staff is top notch.

Here’s what customers have to say about Pour Me Bar & Bistro:

Food was delicious! Love that they offer so many options and have a way of taking ‘bar’ food to the next level. Great atmosphere and fantastic friendly staff! Perfect for date night or to get together with friends! – Jennifer

Love this place, definitely a favorite. Food is great, service is awesome. Also, the clientele you might meet is also exciting. Highly recommended. It’s my FAVORITE place!!! – Dee

I had a really good time on the opening night the food was amazing and drinks were perfect. It has a very welcoming feel to it and is a place I would recommend to everyone. – Donnie

Finally a great new place on South Hill with great food and drinks! This is the new spot to relax and enjoy a few cocktails and a great steak! – Danny

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In this series, I highlight the businesses I like to refer to my friends, family, home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Bruno’s Family Restaurant & Bar in Eatonville, WA.

Community Recommendation: Bruno’s Family Restaurant & Bar

Bruno’s Family Restaurant & Bar is located at the foothills of Mt. Rainier and gives off a warm family feel right when you enter the restaurant. When the co-owners adopted Bruno the dog from the Humane Society, they wanted to share his love for everyone by opening a restaurant that was perfect for Eatonville locals. Serving hearty American comfort food, Bruno’s is the perfect place to recharge. For a tail-wagging good time and amazing food, there’s no place better. One of my favorite features of Bruno’s is that they are dog friendly inside of the restaurant so you can dine with your pup at your feet, and meet new pups as well. The chowder, chicken friend steak, and homemade pies are must haves when you stop in!

Here’s what people have to say about Bruno’s Family Restaurant & Bar:

We had a wonderful dinner today! The 2 lb clams were wonderful, the beers were great, and the fish and chips, along with the chicken-fried steak, were delicious as usual. Best of all, our server Makai was outstanding! If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop on by for a down-to-earth dining experience 😋

-Ruth

This place and staying at the motel next door was definitely small town hospitality at its best. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food whats not to love? This is going to be one of my new go to places when staying over when doing hikes on Mt. Rainier and to tired to drive home.

-Eric

Amazing food (best chicken fried steak ever!), fabulous friendly service and we got to dine with our dog at our feet, her own bowl of water and a puppy burger served as well as we enjoyed the patio with others. She even made another Sheltie friend! Can’t recommend enough. We have made it our go to after going to Mt Rainier just to have green beans and fresh pie!

-Serenity

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In this series, I highlight the businesses I like to refer to my friends, family, home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Deep Root Farm in Puyallup, WA.

Community Recommendation: Deep Root Farm in Puyallup, WA

With a name like Deep Root Farm, you would imagine that this company has fresh, local, and delicious food. This is beyond true! Every single person I talk to that has tried Deep Root has been blown away (including myself) and has told everyone they know to try this place! Deep Root has a variety of products from hydroponic micro-greens to baked goods. Deep Root is best known for their Amish bread and famous cinnamon rolls. Impress everyone at your next brunch with fresh scones and homemade jam. One of the best parts about this company is the owner – Monica Flores. She is so passionate about her business and it shows in every delicious decadent loaf of bread that she bakes. It’s one thing to sell good products, but it’s another to build relationships with every customer!

Here’s what others have to say about Deep Root Farm:

Her Amish breads are one of the best breads we have had, especially the garlic and herb one. We almost finish the entire loaf at dinner, and did I mention, they are huge. They are such a steal! Customer service are super friendly and great, too. We can’t wait to order more. You rock, Monica. -Nickie

I picked up my first order today and I’m in big trouble! Her rolls almost didn’t make it home. I ate 3 in the car. It’s only an 8 minute drive! Soft, light, buttery. Best thing that’s been in my mouth in a long time! Bread is gorgeous and we may have dessert before dinner. The cinnamon rolls are calling my name! Cornbread is beautiful! She is one of the nicest people I have met in a long time! We’re going to have a long, yummy friendship! Thanks so much!!! -Iris

Monica puts her heart and soul into everything she bakes and it definitely shows. If you haven’t tried her cinnamon rolls or fresh made dinner rolls, you’re missing out! They are absolutely the best I’ve ever had. Thank you Monica, I can’t wait to place another order soon!! -Nicole

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In this series, I highlight the businesses I like to refer to my friends, family, home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Bertoglio’s Pizza in Yelm, WA.

Community Recommendation: Bertoglio’s Pizza in Yelm, WA

Really great pizza places are hard to come by, but if you’re in the Yelm area, you’re lucky to have a gem right in your neighborhood! Bertoglio’s Pizza is a deliciously wonderful restaurant! The combination of high quality ingredients and top notch customer service makes this pizzeria a family favorite. Bergoglio’s Pizza has an extensive gluten free menu which includes cauliflower crust options. They also offer take and bake pizzas which is unique since you don’t really get that option with most pizza places. This is a great place for a date night, a casual weekend lunch joint, or a Sunday family dinner – especially in the summer months!

See what others have to say about Bertoglio’s Pizza:

“This is the BEST pizza I have probably ever had in my life. I have never had a pizza where everything about it is up to par and on the same level of excellence!! The pizza sauce is one of a kind, as well as their crust. Our favorite is the Canadian Bacon Pineapple Pizza – the pineapples are HUGE!! Definitely a summer favorite and our first choice when we want pizza!! So happy they are here!” – Longview

“The owner was very friendly and we could tell he took pride in his pizza, using quality ingredients. We ordered 2 pizzas: BBQ vegan chicken with pineapple and vegan cheese, and the second was vegan beef crumbles with black olives, mushrooms, and vegan cheese. Our family of 5 loved them! The BBQ was my favorite. If this place didn’t serve vegan pizza, I don’t know what we would have ended up eating. So thankful for this place!” – Christine

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In this series, I highlight the businesses I like to refer to my friends, family, home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Crockett’s Public House.

Community Recommendation: Crockett’s Public House

Crockett’s Public House is one of Puyallup’s most famous restaurants for a reason! It’s family friendly, has a wonderful backstory honoring an early Puyallup resident (Hugh Crockett), and has some of the best food in town. Some of my favorites include the calamari, fire grilled flat bread, lobster mac-n-cheese and marcona almond pesto with shrimp.

Crockett’s Public House has a long list of accolades. It’s been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, won best of showcase magazine award 2016, 2017, and 2018, has numerous features in the South Sound Magazine, Tacoma News Tribune (TNT Diner) and the Puyallup herald, and has been mentioned as a place to visit on King 5 News Evening.

Crockett’s offers a popular happy hour 3-6pm & 9pm-close Monday-Thursday, 10pm-close Friday-Saturday, and all day Sunday. Their special is $3 off all appetizers, and $1 off all beer wine and specialty cocktails.

Here’s what people have to say about Crockett’s Public House:

“For fear of making this place more popular, this is insane food and atmosphere! and the pricing is more than fair for the portions and the uniquely great food.” -Chris

“I love this place! best thing I’ve order is the veggie burger, even though I’m not a vegetarian this burger is amazing!! seriously… the patty is fried goodness with gooey cheese inside and the pesto sauce is amazing.” -Kira

“Our waitress, Courtney, was very welcoming, patient and kind. the food was really good! my husband had the meatballs and they were huge.” -Cathy

“Love their happy hour! My favorite is the sliders. I will have to come back to try the chicken and waffles because I heard they’re pretty good. Service was great! Thank you.” -Tiffany

You may also like: Community Recommendation: PNW Grill

In this series, I highlight the businesses I like to refer to my friends, family, home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about PNW Grill in Puyallup.

Community Recommendation: PNW Grill

PNW Grill is a fun family-friendly restaurant that was established in 2019. Inside you’ll find casual tables, a large bar, darts, pool tables, and ping pong. PNW Grill serves scratch made food with some fun plays on American classics. I love a good steak and their rib eye is to die for! I loved this place so much that we are hosting our November VAREP Restaurant Takeover here.

Here’s what their customers have to say:

“Their wings are TO DIE FOR! Seriously, the Asian sesame are the way to go. Also, their mojitos are flavored with fresh fruit purées that are made in house daily. The peach and mango are amazing. I haven’t tried a pizza yet, but the table next to us got one and it’s definitely a must have next time. Great job to the new owners for really taking the place to its true potential.”

“My service was top notch and my waitress was very attentive.  My nephew had the rib-eye and it was mouthwatering as far as presentation. People: You want top quality beef you are going to pay for it, and I’m telling you it’s worth it to dine here.  I ordered the Rainer and some point during the meal I looked up to see my nephew staring at me.  I looked down to the pile of crust beneath me and muttered “What?” through a mouth full of meat and cheese.  I apparently was stuffing the slices in my face as though the apocalypse was upon us.  Great place, great service, great pizza.  If I ever get the chance to come back, I’m getting the steak.”

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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In this series, I highlight the restaurants and food services I like to refer to my home buyers and sellers in the Pacific Northwest area. This month I’m taking this recommendation to Astoria Oregon, home of Bowpicker Fish and Chips.

Restaurant Recommendation Series: Bowpicker Fish and Chips

If you find yourself wanting to take a weekend trip to somewhere in the PNW, consider visiting Astoria, Oregon. Astoria is a historic port city on the south shore of the Columbia River, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean. It’s also known for being the film location of much of the movie “The Goonies”. When you’re ready to try out a local eatery, check out Bowpicker Fish and Chips. It’s a Fish and Chips stand located on a boat in the heart of Astoria. The line is often long, but the wait is worth it! Some of the best albacore fish and chips I’ve ever had! I will definitely be taking another trip to Astoria.

Here’s what people are saying about Bowpicker Fish and Chips:

“It’s fantastic! I was so full didn’t eat dinner! We were there at 11am and already a line! Worth the 20 minutes in line! Batter isn’t like anything I’ve ever had! Different and Tuna is out of this world!” – Michelle

“So we decided to drive the hour and give them a try. We waited 40 minutes in line…. omg worth the wait. BEST fish and chips ever. The fries were great too. Prices were good and they do not salt your food. I love that thank you. They have a plethora of condiments and cold drinks. We are wanting more, we will be back for sure!!!! – Frank

“Bowpicker Fish and Chips offers outstanding fish and chips at a great price. Expect to wait in line for your order and it will be worth the wait. This cash only take-out is located in an actual land locked Bowpicker across from the Maritime Museum. The Generous portions of fish and chips can be eaten at picnic tables located on the property or taken to your favorite scenic spot in Astoria.” – Amica

“Great Albacore Fish & Chips, tarter sauce (amazing)! But the customer service was above & beyond fantastic!! The ladies working were personable, kind, informative & funny! We will definitely be going back!!” – Jody

Astoria. Oregon is 2 hours and 45 minutes from Tacoma, Washington.

You may also like: Restaurant Recommendation Series: HG Bistro

In this series, I highlight the restaurants and food services I like to refer to my home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about HG Bistro.

Restaurant Recommendation Series: HG Bistro

HG Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in the Puyallup area. Located right on Main street, you’ve likely seen this joint busy on evenings and weekends. In addition to their delicious food and superb customer service, I appreciate that they change up their menu often. Chef Arnel and his team create a featured fresh sheet every two weeks and offer by reservation only intimate wine dinners prepared by Executive Chef Arnel Gaitan. For the past 12 years HG Bistro has been known for their Happy Hour and have been voted in the top 5 of King 5’s “Best Happy Hour” for Western Washington since 2009. Recently they were honored with the #1 spot in 2015.

HG Bistro also puts a strong focus on service fresh and local dishes. They prepare their dishes from scratch by using quality fresh ingredients. They strive to use local farmers as they come available. From their kitchen to the table they are passionate about giving an exceptional culinary experience with warm and professional service for a friendly dining experience.

Here’s what others have to say about HG Bistro:

“Atmosphere was intimate enough to hold a conversation. We got a table last minute on a Friday night and the staff was very inviting and warm. The food was also very good!” – Morgan F.

“A very nice small out of the way bistro between Sumner and Puyallup. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The menu wasn’t very busy. The atmosphere was between casual and fine dining. The food was delicious. They plate the food nice and fancy, felt more fine dining. They have 2 “sides” to the restaurant, one had the decor of casual the other more upscale. I would absolutely go there again.” – Calvin W.

“My Birthday dinner pick! I was so happy with everything. Dinner amazing and the birthday dessert was incredible. Service was outstanding, very attentive staff. I tried the Pom Pom from the drink menu and loved it!” – Kristal H.

For more information on HG Bistro, visit https://www.hgbistro.com.

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In this series, I highlight the restaurants and food services I like to refer to my home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Tibbitts at Fern Hill.

Restaurant Recommendation Series: Tibbitts at Fern Hill

Everyone needs to try Tibbitts at Fern Hill! Located in South Tacoma, Chef Shawn Tibbitts partners with local farmers to bring fresh ingredients directly from farm to table. Open for breakfast and lunch, Tibbitts at Fern Hill has quite the variety. From the Lobster Bomb and Southwest Frittata on his breakfast menu, to Adam’s Mushroom Bourguignon and Savor Tacoma Creperie for lunch, you’re sure to find something that will satisfy your taste buds.

Here’s what other’s have to say about their experience at Tibbitts at Fern Hill:

“He realized that we were new in the restaurant and came out and introduced himself and even asked our names. Who does that anymore? We will definitely be going back. The passion and love is in the restaurant and apparent in the food.”

“The food was so delicious. I really just want to come back for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each time they changed menus! The service was great and the chef/owner was so personable and we loved how he came out to introduce himself!! This will always be a place that we will stop by each time we visit from Alaska!! Thank you!!”

“It’s an honor to review Tibbitts @ Fern Hill. We heard about it opening on the Where to Dine in Pierce County Facebook page and decided to go there today at noon, and we ended up having the best lunch we’ve had in a long time!”

Tibbitts at Fern Hill has been recognized for various awards from #1 Farm to Table Restaurant in Tacoma to Top 5 New Restaurants of 2017 by the News Tribune to Best Chef 2018 and Best New Restaurant 2018.

For more information on Tibbitts at Fern Hill, visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TibbittsatFernHill/. Remember, tables fill up quickly so it’s best to make a reservation!

You may also like: Restaurant Recommendation Series: Devine Bites

In this series, I highlight the restaurants and food services I like to refer to my home buyers and sellers in the Pierce County area. This month I’m talking about Devine Bites.

Restaurant Recommendation Series: Devine Bites

Devine Bites is a locally owned and operated bake shop that personally deliveries to the home, office or event venue. They can create any baked goods for any occasion! They specialize in wedding cakes, cookies for baby showers/business event, cupcakes for birthday parties, and macaroons.

I’ve used Devine Bites personally for my daughter’s baby shower, as well as for my Thanksgiving pies.

Here’s what others have to say about this amazing baked goods service.

“Amazing service & products! Very professional, sweet, attentive, enthusiastic, delicious, and beautiful!! We have vowed to become repeat customers!”

“I took some custom DB cookies shaped like teeth and toothbrushes to my friend’s clinic and they were a hit!! So cute and very well done.”

“I called up Devine Bites to cater my daughter’s Sweet Sixteen birthday party. Every cupcake was professionally decorated, complete with the baby blue to match the Tiffany’s themed birthday party. I’ll definitely be going back for my future baked goods!”

Devine Bites offers over 24 flavors of cakes, fruit tarts, cake pops, chocolate covered cherries and strawberries, cupcakes, macaroons, and cookies.

To contact Devine Bites, call (253) 224-5117 or visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DevineBites/

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