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Harbor Happenings: It’s Restaurant Week(s)
Fire up your appetite and head downtown. It’s Restaurant Week, and 13 downtown restaurants are celebrating with special prices on food and drinks.
Restaurant Week (it’s actually two weeks, running March 6 through 19) is sponsored by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance to shine a culinary spotlight on some of the area’s best eating spots.
Participating restaurants include:
- Anthony’s has a three-course dinner — including appetizer, entrée and dessert — for $45. Available 3 p.m. until closing, Sunday through Thursday. 8827 N. Harborview Drive.
- Brimstone has a two-person barbecue platter with two meat choices and three sides for $25; or a taco platter with two sides for $12. And a special price on margaritas. 7707 Pioneer Way.
- At Brix 25, choose two small plates (from a selection of nine) and one drink for $36. Specials are available from 4 p.m. until closing Thursday and Sunday; and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 3315 Harborview Drive.
- Devoted Kiss Café has five breakfast and lunch specials to choose from, each for just $18. They’re open from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. 8809 N. Harborview Drive.
- Feel like Mexican food? El Pueblito has a two-person lunch for $35 or dinner for two for $40. Both lunch and dinner specials include two Palomas. 3226 Harborview Drive.
- If Thai is what your tastebuds crave, Gig Harbor Thai Cuisine has five lunch specials, including their house favorite phad See-ew, each for $17. They’re closed Mondays. 8825 N. Harborview Drive.
- KettleFish has Guinness clams and mussels for $19 or seafood tacos for $10 or $12. Custards are just $4. 7806 Pioneer Way.
- Millville Pizza Company has dine-in only specials with $15 panuzzo sandwiches for lunch, and $50 dinner-for-two with a choice of pizza or lasagna, plus two house salads, two glasses of wine and a pizookie cookie-topped-with-ice cream for dessert. 3409 Harborview Drive.
- Morso has half-a-dozen lunch choices with a glass of beer or wine for $20; $15 with a non-alcoholic beverage. 9014 Peacock Hill Avenue.
- And save room for dessert – Iscreamery has single scoops for $5.50; two Iscream sandwiches for $10 and three hand-packed pints for $26. 7707 Pioneer Way.
- Hop Pharm Tap Room has a good selection of brews, wines, ciders and snacks on special; and Gig Harbor Brewing has $6 pours. Hop Pharm: 3216 Judson Street. Gig Harbor Brewing: 3315 Harborview Drive.
- Wrap up the day at Heritage Distilling with $6 cocktails – choice of Florescence Cosmo; Espresso Martini or Shipwrecked. 3118 Harborview Drive.
For a complete Restaurant Week dining guide, click here. Reservations are strongly recommended.
After you eat
Taking a break from dining and drinking, check out these creative events:
- The Gig Harbor High School Band presents its Spring Band Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the GHHS auditorium.
- WEPA! plays Latin jazz, salsa and classic rock at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Olalla Winery. Reserve tickets here.
- Magical Strings plays a concert of Celtic music, with Irish dancers from the Tara Academy, at the Olalla Community Hall on March 11. Potluck starts at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. 12970 Olalla Valley Road S.E.
- Also March 11 – Peninsula Civic Orchestra’s “Representing Women of Strength” concert takes place at the Peninsula High School auditorium. The program includes Rupert Gregson-Williams’ “Music from ‘Wonder Woman,'” Soon Hee Newbold’s “Pirate’s Legend,” Arcangelo Corelli’s “Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1,” Mozart’s “Symphony No. 25,” William Walton‘s “Crown Imperial Coronation March” and Cecille Chaminade’s. “Callirhoe Suite.” The concert begins at 7 p.m. PHS is located at 14105 Purdy Drive NW.
- Wednesday’s Flashback Cinemas at the Galaxy Theater features “Little Shop of Horrors” at 12:30 and 6:30 pm. Wednesday, March 8. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” plays at– 12:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Flashback movies cost just $5.