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Tacoma Soul and The Right Drink: Uncle Thurm’s and Booze Affinity

Back in March we read a review of the craft beer scene in Tacoma from a Seattle PI columnist going by the handle of "The Pour Fool." The Fool's review of Tacoma did not exactly endear him to Tacomans. To be fair, his review of beers brewed at Tacoma's E-9 was enthusiastically favorable. His description of Tacoma, on the other hand, was distinctly less so.

Now The Pour Fool has posted a new review of a Tacoma establishment, and it's one that may redeem him a bit. While he doesn't say much about Tacoma as a city, he does write glowingly about a long-time Tacoma establishment, Uncle Thurm's. 

In the context of answering the question of what beverage goes with Southern Food, the Fool (a transplanted southerner) is absolutely effusive about Thurm's: "Thurm’s is simply a near-perfect snapshot of what’s really great about Southern food. EVERY single item on our two plates was the best of its type I’ve found in 23 years." And his answer to the question of what to pair with that perfect plate of Southern food fits in well with what we know many a Tacoma beer drinker would instinctively reach for: a big, herbal IPA. 

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Comments

Dan cleary

Not sure if thurm knew this guy was a food reviewer because I would never tell anyone except for an enemy go to thrums I have had the unfortunate pleasure of trying his food 3 times and it was pretty bad meat under cooked, a layer of oil on Mac and cheese, we bought for 10 employees and the boss said don’t ever let him go there again. Just because your local doesn’t mean your good. A local treat for barbecue is out in gig harbor part of a gas station. Even dickey’s and famous Dave’s and warthog are bye far better place to enjoy BBQ. I do miss the man with the sauce. Porter rip

September 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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The Pour Fool

Not sure if thurm knew this guy was a food reviewer because I would never tell anyone except for an enemy go to thrums I have had the unfortunate pleasure of trying his food 3 times and it was pretty bad meat under cooked, a layer of oil on Mac and cheese, we bought for 10 employees and the boss said don’t ever let him go there again. Just because your local doesn’t mean your good. A local treat for barbecue is out in gig harbor part of a gas station. Even dickey’s and famous Dave’s and warthog are bye far better place to enjoy BBQ. I do miss the man with the sauce. Porter rip

All of which proves that you don’t know squat about BBQ. I’m from North Carolina, where BBQ is a virtual religion. Your one addendum about “RIP Porter”, and that nasty battery acid of a “sauce” says all I need to hear: you’re a NW native who’s never really had any great BBQ. Famous Dave’s and Warthog would be CLOSED within a month in Texas, NC, TN, or anywhere that great barbecue is understood. As the bio on my site says, I was a professional chef for 30 years and have eaten literally all over the US and made BBQ in both NC and TN in my own restaurants. I miss Porter, too, but because he was a nice guy, NOT for “The Man”.

December 8, 2015 at 10:55 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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JDHasty

I disagree.  You are entitled to your opinion, but I have never known anyone else who shares that opinion.  Of course John Hathaway never had a good word to say about Thurm’s food, but that is because John and Thurm never got along in the first place.

September 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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