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 Ryan’s Place in Sumner, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: Ryan’s Place

Ryan’s Place is a sports bar in Sumner with arguably the best view and the best staff around. Their mission is to offer a home away from home and they definitely do that. Ryan’s Place is also a huge partner in Pierce County and they make it a priority to host many local events. Recently, Ryan’s Place hosted our VAREP Poker Run where we raised the most money and had the highest attendance of any Poker Run to date. Now, to get to their delicious food. I love that they serve a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and wings for lunch/dinner but also have omelettes, pancakes, and bacon for breakfast. Great food, amazing service, and a stunning view… Ryan’s Place is a must try!

I love this place it’s the perfect spot to enjoy some delicious pizza and drinks. Never have to wait for a table. This restaurant feels more like a family always welcoming and the employees love to have a conversation with you. -Nataliya

Had a great experience here for the first time. Bartender ladies were really kind and attentive. She forgot my drink and kindly took it off our tab. My husband and I ordered the Wings naked and then tossed in the hot sauce. Very good and crispy. We shared the Italian pizza which was really good too. We will definitely be back! -Tiffany

Went here for lunch, was cleaner than the previous owners. We had a bbq chicken pizza and honesty my husband and I are pizza snobs and I was pleasantly surprised! The man-mosa PSA: will knock you on your butt. Had a drink called Green Tea was really good! FYI if you were a BLT fan (Bonney Lake Tavern), the owner is from BLT and has the famous pressure cooker with the most delicious drumsticks! Give them a shot, you won’t be disappointed! It’s not your typical “bar food” it’s much better! -Alisha

You might also like: Community Recommendation Series: Blue Max Meats

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 Blue Max Meats in Puyallup & Buckley, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: Blue Max Meats

Is butcher loyalty a thing? Because once I went to Blue Max Meats, I knew it was something special. No other butcher in the area has this kind of amazing employees. We have gone to many of the different butchers in the area I have never been so impressed with the meat and service like I am at Blue Max Meats. They have two locations, Puyallup and Buckley, and are frequently very busy, but they have gone above and beyond to make enforce social distancing in an effort to make everyone in their space. The company was started a little over 8 years ago and has done nothing but grow since then. Additionally, I always appreciate businesses that keep their customers up to date on social media, and with all the changes that 2020 and COVID brought, I was never stuck wondering hours of operation or what meats they discontinued.

Here’s what others have to say about Blue Max Meats:

Our family has been blessed to find Blue Max meats in the PNW. Their meats are always fresh, top quality and the service is like no other. Even on their busiest days there is someone always eager to help. -Kerry

I love getting the different flavored pepperoni sticks, they’re so fresh. Their 2-dollar huge avocados are yummy too! I’m always helped as soon as I walk in. The guys are all so friendly, love this place, it’s my new candy store and I’m lucky enough to live right next door! -Crystal

Great meats! Especially their teriyaki and black pepper jerky and brisket hamburger! Never buying meat from the grocery stores again! -Rick

You may also like: Community Recommendation Series: The Adriatic at Oakbrook

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 The Adriatic at Oakbrook in Lakewood, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: The Adriatic at Oakbrook

We are thrilled to introduce the Adriatic at Oakbrook, a new dining experience led by Chef Bill Trudnowski. Located at the Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, WA, their delicious and fresh house made ingredients will keep you wanting to come back for more! Be sure to reserve your table as only a limited amount of indoor dining is available. There is takeout for delivery or curbside pick-up. Their specials include: 1/2 Off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday’s, Happy Hour all day Monday and Tuesday, Golfers – enjoy 10% off Dine In and Take Out orders!

Here’s what others have to say about The Adriatic at Oakbrook:

This is always been one of my very favorite restaurants and their food is excellent. My favorite used to be the shrimp with the spaghetti squash but now I’m developing a new favorite. But everything is so good and if you haven’t tried his mushroom soup it’s not to be missed. -Joyce

We had an amazing brunch today with our family, served by the wonderful Nikki—she is absolutely the BEST! Eggs Benedict was awesome, stuffed French toast, and BLT’s were delicious! Don’t forget the Bloody Mary’s- always a treat!!! The biggest portions & even served with fruit & scones, for an extra special touch! We will definitely be back! -Emily

They have the best staff and I mean from server to bartender to cook to chef!! Always a great experience. Clean and trustworthy. Open to the public not just members. Happy hour all day on Monday and Tuesday. And my favorite!! Wine Wednesday = half off bottles!! Highly recommend. -Beki

You may also like: Community Recommendation Series: The Melon Seed Deli and Frozen Yogurt

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 The Melon Seed Deli and Frozen Yogurt in Tacoma, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: The Melon Seed Deli and Frozen Yogurt

Next time you’re in Tacoma and looking for a delicious local deli, you’ve got to check out The Melon Seed Deli and Frozen Yogurt! They offer delicious slider sandwiches, chili cheese fritos, chili dogs, salads, and high-quality frozen yogurt with toppings galore! They also have plenty of seating with free wi-fi. It unusual to find an eatery that master everything they serve (especially when it ranges from chili dogs to frozen yogurt) but The Melon has done just that. They have even been nominated for King5’s Best of Western Washington contest in the Sandwiches category. It’s a must stop joint in Tacoma!

Here’s what others have to say about The Melon Seed Deli and Frozen Yogurt:

This place is the bomb!! We went after seeing it on TikTok and I was expecting chaos. There was a line around the building, but the staff were so professional and efficient, and so nice even amid the craziness. 10/10. Will definitely be back. -Tyler

It is in my opinion and everyone I have met who has eaten here that they are The Best Sandwich shop in Tacoma. Amazing selection (Turkey Bacon & Chutney is my favorite) not your regular ham & cheese shop they do it right with flair and flavor! Spiked Tuna is my daughter’s favorite. The staff and owners are family owned locals that are part of our community. These people exude class and are always in high demand. I recommend you call ahead. -Mike

A group of us went to support this business today and we were NOT disappointed. We tried a handful of different items on the menu and EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS!!! You have to try the Bahama Mama. It’s worth every penny plus a tip. This an easy MUST TRY RESTAURANT. -Mer

You may also like: Community Recommendation Series: Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar

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 Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Puyallup, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar

Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar serves top notch Mexican food and tequila! Fiesta Taqueria was started to provide locals their signature gourmet Mex cuisine. They wanted to elevate Mexican street food to an art. From Carne Asada, with tender skirt steak seasoned to perfection, to Fiesta Molcajete served in a traditional “molcajete” stone grinding bowl, you’ll find the fiesta of flavors tantalizing. Don’t forget to try their famous Street Tacos, Tortas, or Burritos, and wash them down with one of over 150 different tequilas available! Real Mexican Street Food and Gourmet Mex in the heart of the Puyallup Valley.

Here’s what others have to say about Fiesta Taqueria:

One of the best margaritas I’ve ever had. The steak fajita burrito is my new favorite and their salsa bar is fantastic. They give you hot bean dip for your chips as well. The portions are also huge. -Nathan

I’ve eaten indoor when avail and outdoor, as well as take out. The food here is amazing no matter how you have it. I mostly have the ceviche and the arroz con pollo. I can’t say enough how delicious their food is. Their tequila selection is fabulous. -Tia

OUTSTANDING FOOD, very very friendly service, totally recommend it!! Moved from California 3yrs ago very disappointed in the Mexican food in Washington, found a new place to enjoy!! -Robert

We came in for lunch and the food was amazing. My new favorite Mexican restaurant. Sorry El Toro, you’ve been replaced. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We will be regulars. Chicken taco salad, cheese quesadilla and supreme Fiesta burrito, chimichanga supreme burrito w/picadillo. Amazing. -Leia

You may also like: Community Recommendation Series: Crumbl Cookies

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 Crumbl Cookies in Puyallup, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: Crumbl Cookies

Who doesn’t love a gooey warm chocolate chip cookie?! Crumbl Cookies is home of the world’s BEST chocolate chip cookie. They also have a weekly rotating menu that gives you a variety of new flavors to choose from each week. You don’t even have to leave your home to have an exquisite freshly baked cookie. The delivery drivers can bring fresh cookies straight to your home. But, if you’re out and about and want to visit the store, Crumbl Cookies will welcome you with the unmistakable smell of freshly baked cookies. To all you foodies out there looking for a great photo op, Crumbl provides beautifully made cookies presented in a perfect insta-worthy pink box.

Here’s what others have to say about Crumbl Cookies:

BEST cookies!! We love the set up at the store, easy to order, no wait times and the staff is always so friendly and helpful! We are obsessed and we look forward to the new cookie lineup every Sunday!! The best is the warm Snickerdoodle but we always enjoy trying new cookies!! –Liz

I LOVE Crumbl! My family and I go here every Friday to try the new weekly flavors. The staff is very friendly and the store is always so clean. And of course the cookies are YUMMY! If you are ever in the mood for a treat, make sure you stop by. –Karly

I have a few friends who have said that Crumbl cookies were the absolute best. I kind of avoided them as I typically just like a cookie and nothing “extra,” but, let me tell you…from the first bite of these delicious cookies, I will be a regular for life. Truly the most delicious cookies I have ever had. –Stephanie

To learn more about Crumbl Cookies, visit: https://crumblcookies.com/

You may also like: Community Recommendation Series: Simply 3 Boutique

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 Simply 3 Boutique in Spanaway, WA.

Community Recommendation Series: Simply 3 Boutique

Simply 3 Boutique is a women’s clothing and kids boutique. They also specialize in home décor and accessories. Simply 3 Boutique is located in Spanaway and is recently popular for their holiday pajamas/apparel and Christmas décor (ornaments, and other tree accessories). This is the perfect boutique for Washingtonians as they have woven a PNW theme throughout their items. Mountains, camping, and forests are popular themes you’ll see printed on their clothes and home décor items. Additionally, they have new inventory every season to fit your clothing and home décor needs. Community is very important to this boutique as they often participate in Sip and Shop events around Pierce County, and well as encourage their customers to support small businesses, especially in the COVID era. If you aren’t’ able to make it into their shop, they also have a user friendly online shopping portal where you can ship their inventory to your home. They are open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Here’s what people have to say about Simply 3 Boutique:

“This boutique has a wonderful selection and I can’t wait to purchase more to add to my collection!” -Maria

“Lots of cute stuff and tons of inventory!!” -Shawna

“I love that they have matching mama and kid clothing! Shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, pajamas, and more. Perfect for twinning and picture worthy! Every mama needs at least one matching outfit with her kiddos, and Simply 3 Boutique can hook you up!” -Rose

To learn more about Simply 3 Boutique, visit their website at https://www.simply3boutique.com/

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