Food & Drink in Parkland

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Black Bear Frozen Yogurt & Espresso's menu offers treats and beverages to satisfy any sweets craving. Yogurts are made from high-count active yogurt cultures obtained from one of Portland's locally operated creameries. These simple ingredients are transformed into a rotating spectrum of frozen yogurt flavors, including simple blends like french vanilla or egg nog to specialty flavors such as s'mores or snowflakes, which is best dispensed directly onto a stuck-out tongue.

Chilly treats can be paired with hot espresso drinks featuring the fresh flavor of locally roasted beans. Beans are acquired through Family Direct trading, which pays fair wages to coffee farmers and their families in South America and Africa for the best-grown coffee from their fields.

PO Box 4475,Spanaway,Spanaway
Spanaway,
WA
US

Completed in 1869 with the final blow upon the golden spike, the first transcontinental railroad made nationwide travel commonplace, introducing passengers to seldom-experienced regions of their country. The Boxcar Grill’s traditional American fare gives diners the chance to taste transcontinental standards without leaving their seats. Using the locomotive as its logo, the restaurant celebrates the tradition of travel by featuring popular local dishes from across the United States. Avocados and wine make their way up from California, and chipotle peppers give dishes a southwestern kick without the need for spurs. Northeastern chowders bring East Coast flair, along with tastes of Philly in the form of the city’s popular cheesesteak.

5104 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Paddy Coyne's shares its name with a sister pub on the west coast of Ireland, but patrons don't need to compare menus to be assured of the bar's Irish bona fides: the menu boasts corned beef with cabbage, fish 'n' chips, and traditional soda bread. Along with the classic eats, patrons can enjoy freshly pulled pints and engage their brains in trivia nights, where participants can win prizes.

815 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

While fruits have been dubbed nature's candy, they deserve equal billing as nature's intermediaries, often settling land disputes between perpetually-feuding fruit bats and Toucan Sams. Peacefully settle quarrels of your own with a bushel of fruit and vegetables from Terra Organics: with today's Groupon, $25 gets you $50 worth of organic eats at this online organic hub, which delivers to customers in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. Enter your zip code here to see if your area is serviceable.

815 S 28th St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Chopstix provides memorable nights with a concoction of dueling pianos, sing-alongs, and delicious American fare. The menu full of chops, seafood, salads, and pasta satisfies stomachs as ears get hand-fed honey-drizzled peanut-butter-stuffed trills and glissandi. Familiar appetizers such as calamari ($8.99) and coconut shrimp ($9.99) provide a tasty preamble to a steak salad ($14.99) strewn with organic greens, blue-cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes, and terra strips. Or opt for the provolone-smothered mushroom chicken ($14.99). The aptly named Sir Elton's London broil ($15.99) gets topped with béarnaise sauce and accompanied by fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes or krinkle-cut fries for a meatsperience that tastes as hearty and delectable as the eponymous knight’s outfits are glittery.

2702 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Papa John's has been popping out perfectly personalized pies 'round the clock for more than 25 years—fleshing out its lineup of specialty pizzas with a munificent menu featuring an array of classic and complex versions. Traditionalists of Italian fare can indulge in the spicy italian with pepperoni, sausage, and invisible Da Vinci-shaped meat (a $16.99 value for a large), and more progressive pie enthusiasts may select the hawaiian barbecue-chicken pizza––a vacation-inducing amalgamation of grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, hickory-smoked bacon, onions, and pineapple (a $16.99 value). Choose to indulge a creative culinary streak by designing a large Create Your Own pizza, selecting up to five toppings from an arsenal of dough accessories, including ham, banana peppers, and artichoke hearts (up to a $20.94 value). Like a bangin’ club or especially bangin’ fireplace store, Papa John's stays open late, making it an opportune eatery for impromptu pajama jams and uncontrollable sleep-feasting.

3411 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

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