Breakfast Anyone?

It seems writing a blog about Around Tacoma is much easier if you are actually out and about and Around Tacoma. You need to go to restaurants in Tacoma or museums in Tacoma; you know….places that don’t include your own living room. I know it has become obvious here but, I just don’t seem to be getting out much. Maybe it’s the cooler weather and shorter days, maybe it’s our woe-be-gone and well publicized economy affecting my wallet, more likely it’s that I’m just a home-body who likes to work from home and cook and enjoy the  quiet of my (mostly) germ free house.

Still, I managed to get out of the house long enough to enjoy breakfast at Shakabrah Java on 6th Ave last Friday. I’m glad I chose a Friday, because Shakabrah now has table service (in the “back” room) Friday-Sunday. Not that I’ve got a problem with ordering my food at the service counter but we’ve established my lack of Around Tacoma-ing lately so it was nice to sit and let someone else do the ordering for me.  

The food and coffee were, as usual, great. I had the “Tina”… a yummy breakfast sandwich of fresh eggs, cheese and bacon.  The touch of tomato and mayo make this a pleaser, for sure.  Tina and I need to talk, though. I think a sausage patty is a better choice for the meat. But then it would be a “Linnie” wouldn’t it? Hmmmm… ?

My only gripe with Shakabrah is the potatoes. Everyone knows I LOVE a potato, all shapes, sizes and preparation styles included. Shakabrah’s taste a little bitter to me and it over-powers the awesome spices and potatoey goodness. I tried them once again last week and still…

Potatoes aside, I keep going back to Shakabrah. The atmosphere and peeps are always enjoyable and it’s good food at reasonable prices. It is definitely a great Tacoma restaurant and my go to breakfast place. No wonder it was voted the “Best Breakfast in Tacoma” by Volcano Weekly readers… we know they really meant “Best Breakfast AROUND Tacoma”!

The Linnie Sapphire

Let’s Get to the Point–Point Defiance that is!

 Of all the wonderful places to visit around Tacoma, one stands out above the rest–Pt. Defiance Park.  It may no longer be our best kept secret however since it has been named as one of 10 “Great Public Spaces in America” by the American Planning Association!

All I can say is that the people around Tacoma are extremely excited about this and the extra boost it will provide for Tacoma’s economy from visitors who come to stay, play, eat and drink. 

Now I may not be able to wear my fancy heels on the beach or trails but this is a sacrifice a Diva must make when enjoying nature’s beauty.  I love you Point Defiance–don’t ever change!

(Photo Courtesy of TripAdvisor.com)