Late-night eats coming to Tacoma

By Jake de Paul on February 20, 2012


A frequently asked question around the Weekly Volcano World Headquarters is, "Where, at midnight, after hitting every bar from Lakewood to North Tacoma, can we stuff our faces and thus perhaps avert a hangover of colossal proportion?"

Typically, if it's payday, we hit El Gaucho's bar for its hot wicked shrimp or penne English coastal cheddar mac 'n' cheese. If we're on Sixth Avenue, we'll stop by Asado for empanadas, Dirty Oscar's Annex for chicken and waffles or the Crown Bar for a Zihua Mushroom Quesadilla.

Opening some time this spring, A Taste of Chicago will serve Italian Sausage Sandwiches, Chicago Maxwell Street Polish dogs, pizza puffs, Windy City Steak Sandwiches and other treats branded with Chicago somewhere in Tacoma.

"We are looking at several different areas - Sixth Avenue, South Tacoma Way and downtown Tacoma," says A Taste of Chicago owner Derek Scott, a resident of Tacoma.

A Taste of Chicago recently closed its Seattle location in the University District to make the move to Tacoma.


"I live in Tacoma and as you know there aren't many spots to grab good food late at night," says Scott.

Here's a preview of A Taste of Chicago menu, as it existed in Seattle.

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide