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Smoke + Cedar = New Tacoma Dining
If you've recovered from Thanksgiving feasting enough to start thinking about food again, you might be interested to learn that Gordon Naccarato of Pacific Grill has plans for a new restaurant project in Tacoma, set to open sometime early next year.
The News Tribune reports that Naccarato plans to open Smoke + Cedar in the new Elks Lodge space at Allenmore Golf Course, just off South 19th and Cedar.
The restaurant will serve polished modern fare – expect playful spins on classic American dishes. Naccarato’s food comes with a 1960s sensibility, but with 21st century presentations.
You'll be able to try out Smoke + Cedar for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, or just enjoy the bar menu.
The TNT's preview of a breakfast menu that includes biscuits and gravy and brioche French toast has us salivating. And with a good-sized bar and an 80-seat patio space, this could be a new happy hour and weekend brunch favorite.
There's also word of an on-site smoker that will contribute to the flavor of the menu. We look forward to seeing what Naccarato and chef Matt Colony can do with that.
A smoker should fit right in with the modern, but rustic NW lodge feel planned for the new restaurant. The specific opening date will depend on construction progress.
They had us at biscuits and gravy. Who else is hungry?
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