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October 16, 2014 at 3:55pm

Happy Hour at Duke's Chowder House Tacoma: Chatty with a view

Cucumber Mojito ($5.90) with cucumber infused New Amsterdam vodka, fresh mint, splash of soda, homemade sour and sugared rim pairs well with pesto. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner

Happy Place: Duke's Chowder House, 3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, 253.752.5444

The Hours: Daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, in the bar and on the deck

The Deals: $4.90-$10.90 appetizer and specials; $4.20 wells; $4.40 draft beers; $4.90 wines by the glass; $4.90 straight shots; $5.90 specialty cocktails, $5.40 slanted high balls, $5.90-$7.20 local spirits cocktails, $6.90 traditional cocktails including Duke's Famous Bloody Bloody Mary


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September 30, 2014 at 2:26pm

Eat This Now: Tom's Famous Drumsticks

Tom's Famous Drumsticks at Pacific Grill / photo credit: Jackie Fender

I don't know who Tom is, but I can tell you why his drumsticks are "famous."

I discovered Tom's famous doing during Pacific Grill's ninth anniversary celebration Sept. 22. It happen to be happy hour, too.

The downtown Tacoma fine-dining restaurant always has flawless service, well educated on the menu selections and attentive. Our bartender recommended Tom's Famous Drumsticks ($12 regularly priced, half off for happy hour). I suggest you always take the staff's recommendations. Two meaty drumsticks cooked to perfection; the meat so tender it fell off the bone. These drummies are flavorful having been marinated with garlic, mustard, soy and Tabasco then grilled with rosemary branches. One branch was smoldering atop the duo when the dish landed on the table. The zesty marinade and lovely cilantro cream that dress the bowl are perfect for dipping the drumsticks and whatever else your heart desires.

With all day happy hour in the lounge sampling the menu is a must.

Someone needs to introduce me to this Tom guy so I can thank him in person for my new favorite chicken fix.

PACIFIC GRILL, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday, 1502 Pacific Ave., 253.627.3535

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