About Jason Sipe

Jason Sipe Jason Sipe is a food writer in Tacoma, Washington. His writing career began in college when he created a weekly food column in his university's newspaper. Jason has worked in a number of kitchens and restaurants, but now spends more of his time writing than cooking. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@jason_sipe) and Facebook for instant updates on the tastiest news in Tacoma.

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Menu preview: the Hilltop Kitchen Dune cocktails

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Jason Sipe

On October 8, Hilltop Kitchen celebrates the birth and life of Frank Herbert, a Tacoma native and creator of the venerated Dune series. Hosted by Chris Keil, his team at Hilltop Kitchen, Post Defiance, King’s Books, ... Read More


Exciting first impressions at Hilltop Kitchen

Published on August 8th, 2013 | by Jason Sipe

At long last, the much-hyped Hilltop Kitchen is finally open for business. Brainchild of former 1022 South maestro Chris Keil and restaurateur Matthew Schweitzer, Hilltop Kitchen seamlessly blends Keil’s penchant for obsessively handmade cocktails and high-brow ... Read More


The Commons on Fire: Comestible Creativity Sparks at Pacific Lutheran University

Published on June 11th, 2012 | by Jason Sipe

It's not the easiest thing to find culinary innovation in Tacoma but that's not to say it doesn't exist. In fact, it's often hiding right under our noses, in unassuming neighborhoods, and in this case, at a school without an actual cooking program: Pacific Lutheran University, located in Tacoma’s Parkland neighborhood, has jumped on the emerging interest in food and has been steadily cultivating and harboring the culinary passion of students and staff alike... Read More


State of the Food Union

Published on February 10th, 2012 | by Jason Sipe

The restaurant scene in Tacoma looks a lot like a teenager; but look a little deeper and there you’ll see flashes of maturity and ingenuity swimming amidst its efforts to fit in and avoid rocking the boat amid its peers... Read More

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