So a while back Buzzfeed proclaimed that Pacific Southern at 3832 S. Pine Street Tacoma, WA 98409 had one of the best nachos in America. It was one of only thirty restaurants to get this honor and the only restaurant in Washington State. I made a note to go try them sometime. The Buzzfeed link is here and the Facebook Page for the restaurant is here. All we ordered for two of us for dinner was the nachos and we ate about 1/2 of them (all the pulled pork). They were delicious and very filling. I hadn’t realized that the nachos themselves were potato chips, so that was a first for us. I didn’t think to take a picture until we were part way through, but there is a better photo on the Buzzfeed link. Other dishes of note included Waffles and Chicken, catfish, grits and cinnamon roll French Toast.
The service was great. This restaurant had previously been known as the Pinecone and it is across the street from the Tacoma Mall.
Dolce Si Bakery and Gelateria in the Point Ruston Complex opened in November 2015 and I’ve been itching to go visit. I finally got there and altogether it was a good experience. The space is charming and the counter person was delightful. I got my pastries to go and enjoyed them at home. It was very busy while I was there and good for them! My only tiny wondering is why they didn’t have a pitcher of 1/2 and 1/2 for customers to doctor their to-go coffee. Instead they had flavored coffee creamers, which to me didn’t fit with the otherwise classy feeling of the place. I’m sure Ill be back to checkout additional pastries and some of the house made Gelato. The local newspaper, the News Tribune recently said that Dolce Si was one of the best restaurants to open in 2015.
A while back there was a competition for the best pizza in the Puget Sound area and Apollo’s Pizza and Pasta at 2302 Harrison Ave NW #202 Olympia, WA 98502 came in second. And ever since I’ve been wanting to go try it! Today was the day. Dear husband and I went for the lunch special ($6.99 for two slices of pizza and either soup or salad). The pizza was cheese with a choice of two toppings. I had mushrooms and ricotta cheese and dear husband had mushrooms and hamburger. He had their famous African peanut chicken soup, which was very tasty and I had the salad which was OK.
Now I hadn’t actually gone to Katie Downs for pizza, but while I was there my dear daughter called wanting me to stop for thai food. I talked her into wanting pizza instead and brought home a double cheese, pesto and fresh tomato pie. It was delicious!