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B Sharp Coffee House, Tacoma

11786807823_ff83d5f714_bB Sharp Coffeehouse at 706 Opera Alley is delightful. They offer coffee, lunch fare, beer and wine, as well as music many evenings. The space has a wonderful history as being the original location of the News Tribune. It is lower level space with no natural light except at the very front, but that just adds to its cozy ambiance, I was particularly charmed by the large open area leading to the restrooms. There is a mural of dogs playing poker made me smile, especially since the cairn on the right (cheating) looks much like one of our dogs. B Sharp’s has a website and a Facebook Page.

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Sarah Bernhardt in Opera Alley

This interesting statue is located at 765 Court C in Tacoma and represents Sarah Bernhardt, the famous French actress. The most interesting thing that I learned about Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) is that as an adult she often slept in a coffin! Also she performed at our very own Pantages theater and visited Wright Park. What little information I can find said the statue’s artist is unknown.


Over the Moon Cafe

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I love the Over the Moon Cafe at709 Opera Alley (Court C) and don’t know why I haven’t been there in a couple of years. But today I joined some delightful friends for an early dinner and had a great time! The Cafe keeps their lunch menu in effect until about 4:15 and I enjoyed a scrumptious 1/2 a grilled cheese and a cup of lobster bisque. Besides wonderful food their decor is quirky and inviting, and they have the nicest public bathroom that I’ve ever been in!


Mighty Tacoma

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Today’s new place of the day is Tacoma! I found it’s possible to check into a city instead of a specific place. Of course I was at a particular place in Tacoma, the Art Museum (which I’ve already used as the new place of the day). Dear husband and I went to the 3rd Thursday Art Walk and to see the Mighty Tacoma photographic exhibit. I highly recommended it! The photo below was taken in Opera Alley (I think) some time ago, but it goes with today’s Tacoma theme.

The art museum’s link is http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/Default.aspx

and the link for art walk is http://www.artwalktacoma.com/