The beauty of not being a journalist is that sometimes I get to be radically partial. I love Chris Keil and am honored to share his…Read article
On Sunday, August 26th, Post Defiance was able to throw what may well have been the Tacoma party of the year, thanks to the support of our readers and the generosity of donors like 1022 South, 21 Cellars, Hilltop Pop Shop, Backcountry Creamery, Bluebeard Coffee, Sean Alexander, King’s Books, Springtide Press, Anagram Press, and Libertine Tacoma.
The party was our opportunity to thank our many contributors, while showcasing some of our favorite local artists – with performances by Taxi Driver, Colin Scott Reynolds (ILow), Kye Alfred Hillig, and Grace Youn with Angel Llanos.Read article
Restaurants like Harbor Lights, Stanley and Seafort’s, and Johnny’s Dock have been around the block for a long while and have clearly stood the test of time. Where other restaurants could not survive the throes of the economic downturn or increasingly high rents and food costs, these have thrived.Read article
While craft cocktails are still a niche in the City of Destiny, bars and restaurants like 1022 South, Marrow, Maxwell’s, and others are helping to cultivate a culture of educated cocktail imbibers that is growing the demand for artfully curated drinks. As demand for quality increases with education about craft cocktails, it is my hope that it won’t be long before there is a public outcry against commercial sour mix and icky neon pink maraschino cherries that have for so long occupied space in Tacoma’s cocktail tradition.Read article
epicurean // 1022 South : From the Bar Stool
Every Tuesday it’s as if a little sliver of the Ice Age descends upon 1022 South, minus the hoarfrost and woolly mammoth tusks. It’s when proprietor Chris Keil summons 150-pound blocks to his small cocktail bar and takes to them like a man possessed. Possessed, specifically, with a very sharp chainsaw.Read article
As many of you have heard, one of our favorite places has been grievously defiled. 1022 South’s gorgeous bar was robbed on March 9th, thieves making off with approximately 40 bottles, many nearly impossible to replace.Read article