Readers’ Choice: SouthSoundTalk’s Most-Read November 2017 Stories

SouthSoundTalk’s top stories from November have a nice mix of everything that makes Tacoma a pretty nifty place to live – some food, some local history and a family-run business.

Read on for November’s top stories!

1. T-Town is Buzzing on Tibbitts@FernHill

Owner and chef Shawn Tibbitts and his crew take time to pose for a photo on a bustling Sunday morning. Photo credit: Michelle Robinson

Tibbitts@FernHill serves up nonstandard fare in a small, comfortable space tucked into Tacoma’s Fern Hill neighborhood. Its unique, made-from-scratch dishes and cozy ambiance are part of its allure. Yet the pride and compassion of owner and chef, Shawn Tibbitts, are the piece de resistance. Shawn’s passion for his trade is obvious. His menus change with the seasons. This way he can offer the freshest ingredients possible by purchasing from local businesses.

2. Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving in Tacoma

Brix 25 gives duck a little TLC for the holidays for their Classic Duck Cassoulet. Photo courtesy: Brix 25

This list featured the dining options here in the South Sound that were prepared to wine and dine you and yours for Thanksgiving festivities. And, yes, Thanksgiving has come and gone, but perhaps this list can serve as inspiration for where you might dine out for Christmas Eve or Christmas.

3. Pierce Transit’s Blast from the Past

Dan Twaits with Pierce Transit’s Twin Coach. Photo courtesy: Pierce Transit

Pierce Transit is the proud owner of a 1948, 40-passenger Fageol 41-S Twin Coach Bus. The classic bus was restored and has been making appearances at several events throughout the year. The iconic image of the bus inspires memories from the childhoods of generations past and serves as one of Pierce Transit’s greatest community ambassadors.

4. Editor’s Choice: Tacoma’s Soap and Clay is a Family Affair

This pop of color is a batch of freshly poured soap. Workshop participants make an equal size batch which amounts to four bars. Photo Courtesy: Soap and Clay

Soap and Clay, which currently carries a wide range of products including soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, face oils and masks, beard care essentials, and more. “We have a full selection of products for men, women, kids and all-around general pampering in the name of self-care,” says owner/operator Chantine McBain.

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