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Past Tours

Here are some of our past tours and menus!

Primo Grill (601 S. Pine / at 6th)
Wood Roasted Onions, Cabrales Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette, Pinenuts
Il Fiasco Restaurant and Bar

Lobster or Mushroom Risotto 
Shakabrah (2618 6th Ave / at Oakes)
Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa on a Medley of Fresh Picked Greens 
Gateway to India  (2603 6th Ave / at Fife)
Chicken Kabob with Fragrant Basamati Rice and Delicious Marsala Sauce
Vino Aquino
Wine Tasting
Plus
Dessert by Corina Bakery (giant cupcakes) and Organic Coffee & Tea
 from Origin 23

Studio 6 Ballroom
Plus listen or dance to live music by Maia Santell and House Blend 
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“Taste of Asia”
Wild Orchid (3023 6th Ave)
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Our chef has created a spectacular offering in this dish!! Plump prawns are flash fried in a delicate tempura batter, then combined with seasonal fresh fruit. The combo is further enhanced with a light, creamy dressing, and the dish is topped off with our homemade caramelized walnuts.
Vegetarian alternative: Crispy Golden Tofu…another one of our most popular!
Jazzbones (2803 6th Ave)
“Taste of Jazzbones” Crab Rangoons (crab meat, cream cheese and green onions wrapped in a wonton and deep fried, served with Thai chili sauce), Coconut Prawns (Prawns butterflied and dipped in beer batter, coconut and Japanese bread crumbs) and California roll in one plate.
Vegetarian alternative: Vegi Stir Fry and Cucumber roll plate
Live Blues Jam begins @ 8p
Gateway to India (2603 6th Ave / at Fife)
Lamb Shish-Kabob with Mango Mint Chutney on a bed of rice
Vegetarian alternative: Vegetable Kabob
North China Garden (2303 6th Ave)
Taste of China platter
Studio 6 Ballroom  (2608 6th Ave / at Fife)

Dessert plus Organic Coffee & Tea from Origin 23
Live music by Maia Santell and House Blend
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Cork  (3012 6th Ave / at Junett)
Italian cured meats & cheeses with side accomp’s such as dried fruit, artisan bread and basil parmesan dipping oil
Vegetarian alternative: 
Same as above but cheese plate without meat
Masa  (2811 6th Ave / at Pine)
Signature Chopped Salad-Corn, Mango, Green Onion, Bacon, Napa Cabbage, Pepitas and Pumpkin Seed Ranch
Vegetarian alternative: 
Same (no bacon)
Asado  (2810 6th Ave / at Pine)
Grilled Hanger Steak with Salsa & Chimichurri and Roasted Pablano Polenta
Vegetarian alternative: Vegetable Skewer
Dessert by Corina Bakery (Various flavors of Cheesecakes + Peach Pie) plus Organic Coffee & Tea from Origin 23
Studio 6 Ballroom  (2608 6th Ave / at Fife)

Live music by Maia Santell and House Blend
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Six Olives
Praline Salmon: Fresh salmon baked in a spicy praline sauce served with salad greens, gorgonzola, green apples & balsamic Dijon vinaigrette topped with candied pecans  
Vegetarian alternative: G.A.S.P Quesadilla
garlic, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes & pesto between two flour tortillas with a little red sauce, mozzarella cheese & grilled
Crown Bar (2705 – 6th Ave)
Chicken kabob with cous cous, mint raita and pita bread.
Vegetarian alternative: The vegetarian plate will be pita bread, baba ghanuj, and goat cheese.
Sax
Dish: Chicken Caprese
Breaded chicken breast 
topped with fresh basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto & served over garlic pasta.  
Vegetarian alternative: Butternut Squash Raviolis tossed in a creamy garlic & black pepper sauce topped with fresh basil.
-Gluten free dessert (Carrot Cake & Chocolate Pizza) by 
Granny Lala provided by Garlic Jims
Studio 6 Ballroom  (2608 6th Ave / at Fife)

Organic Coffee & Tea from Origin 23
Live music by Maia Santell and House Blend
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O’Malley’s
Dish: Cheese Burger with choice of fries, tots or onion rings
Vegetarian alternative: Veg. Burger with choice of fries, tots or onion rings
Engine House No 9
Dish: Our famous Fire Pasta!
Vegetarian alternative: Veggie E9 Soft Taco
West End Pub
Dish: 2 Mini Burger Plate – Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Onions, and Chipotle Mayo
Vegi alt: Quesadilla – Shredded Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheeses, Tomatoes, Onions, Black Olives & Jalapenos grilled between Tortillas
Del Brocco’s
Dish: The Philly Cheesesteak or Pepperoni Pizza
Vegetarian alternative: Vegi Pizza
Studio 6 Ballroom  (2608 6th Ave / at Fife)

Dessert plus Organic Coffee & Tea from Origin 23
Live music by Maia Santell and House Blend
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Six Olives
App: Chicken Caesar Lettuce Wraps – Romaine boats dressed Caesar style with slices of grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper.
Dinner: Chicken Naan’wich – Grilled chicken breast sandwiched on grilled Indian Naan bread with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, munster, fresh spinach and mayo. Served with dipping fries.
Vegetarian alternative
App: 
Blue Toast – Rustic bread topped with gorgonzola and candied pecans and oven roasted.
Dinner: 6 Olives Salad – Tossed greens, candied pecans, gorgonzola, green apple, and our balsamic dijon vinaigrette
About Fries Nirvana:
 Our famous fries tossed with white truffle oil, garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese
Featuring Dessert by 6 Olives (Trifle)
STUDIO 6 BALLROOM

Coffee by Origin 23
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“Pre-Dance Dinner Special”

Gateway to India
Garlic NaanChicken Tikka Masala, Rice Pudding
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Sax
Seafood or vegi Fettuccini with salad
Gateway to India
Lamb Sausage with Basmati Rice & greens plus Rice Pudding available at Studio 6 Ballroom
Caffe Dei
Sampling of Gluten free, Vegan approved, Vegi, and Organic treats plus coffee
Wild Orchid
Green Curry Chicken or Vegi
Corina Bakery
Chocolate & Key Lime Cheesecakes
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Pastiche New wine bar with rotating themed small plates, dj or live music & dance space!

Choice of: Italian Meat Balls in Special Sauce or Italian Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce
Wild Orchid Fabulous Thai food plus fun tropical drinks served in Coconut & Pineapple shells!
Menu: “Masaman Curry” A sweet and spicy favorite of Westerners, this curry includes bite sized potatoes, carrots, onions and cashew nuts. It is slow cooked to enhance the flavor and comes with your choice of chicken, beef strips, or tofu.
Guadalajara 
Features Mexican food & space to dance your Latin dances!
Menu: Guadalajara Meat or Vegi Burrito
Dessert by Pastiche. Your choice of: Chocolate Grenache Cheesecake or Key Lime Cheesecake or Apple Galette
Coffee & Tea (Caffe Dei)
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Stop #1
Marrow
Meat dish optionBraised beef cheeks, chevre Yukon mash, pea shoot-arugula salad
Vegi dish option: 
Eastern Washington farrotto w/ portobello mushroom, roasted corn, beecher’s flagship & grape tomatoes
Stop #2
Medi’s
Meat dish option: 
Meat Calzone
Vegi dish option: 
Vegi Calzone
Stop #3
STUDIO 6 BALLROOM
Coffee & Tea provided by Caffe Dei…
Live Music by Maia Santell & House Blend plus mini-lesson & helpful instructors available all night!
Stop #4-5
Dessert! @ Gateway to India & Caffe Dei
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FEB 2012
Six
 Olives 6 Olives Signature Salad. Featuring professionally mixed drinks for purchase
Gateway to India Meat dish option: Chicken with Indian Rice and Masala sauce. Vegi dish option: Vegi option of the above
Dessert @ Caffe Dei Specialty flavored chocolate dipping sauce with fresh fruit
Studio 6 Live music by Steve Stefanowicz “The Human Jutebox”

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JUNE 2012 “The Summer Walk Tour”
Six Olives 6 Olives Signature Salad & Blue Toast. Featuring professionally mixed drinks for purchase
Overtime, Tacoma’s Bar & Grill App samplings.
Dirty Oscars Annex Citrus Salmon Sope, Orange flower honey and citrus cured Pacific Salmon over fry bread with pickled radish and sweet apple salad. Topped with cilantro oil and roasted green chili crema. Featuring moonshine & more for purchase

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“Disco Tour” Strolled the ave in glittery shoes & disco music on the boom box!
Six Olives

DishChicken Caesar Boats
Alternate: Blue Toast
Featuring…finely crafted & tailored drinks for purchase

Wild Orchid
DishHoney Walnut Shrimp with Tropical Fruit
Alternate: Tofu version
Featuring…Tropical fun drinks for purchase

Wild Orchid
DishPopular Curry Dish
Alternate: Alternate available. At time of purchase please let us know if you prefer vegi &/or have peanut allergies.
Featuring…Tropical fun drinks for purchase

STUDIO 6
Disco Favorites under the disco lights!
Plus mini-lesson & helpful instruction available all night to get your hustle on!
Coffee by Caffe Dei

DESSERT by Caffe Dei
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Zombie Flash Mob Crawl Dinner Tour
Zombie Flash Mob Crawl to Thriller music, Dinner Tour,
Adult Trick or Treating along the walk, arriving at “Maia’s Monster Mash!”

Stop #1: Six Olives
DishGrilled chicken breast and salt & pepper shrimp in a dinner sized Caesar with our hot house bread strips. A tasty Caesar sauce with a unique twist on the crouton idea!
Alternate/Vegi: Please let us know if you need any of the proteins removed
Known for: finely crafted & tailored drinks for purchase

Stop #2: 
El Guadalajara
DishSignature El Guadalajara Burrito
Alternate/Vegi: vegi version or gluten free dish
Known for: Filling Mexican inspired dishes

Stop #3: 
Adult Trick or Treating
Various venues
Stop #4: 
STUDIO 6
Live Music by a Puget Sound Jazz & Blues favorite, Maia Santell & House Blend (7:30-10p) & dj taking request til all the zombies drop!
Plus mini-lesson & helpful instruction available all night to get your zombie groove on!
Coffee by Caffe Dei
Stop #5: DESSERT by Legendary Donuts *new to the ave!

 

Meet at the first stop: Six Olives
Feel free to arrive early and kick back to a drink from her fabulous menu or by request! (drinks sold separately)
Stop #1 Six Olives
Dish “Starter:” Six Olives salad plus dipping fries with combination of unique sauces to try
Alternate/Vegi: Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions on the above
Known for: finely crafted & tailored drinks for purchase

Stop #2 
Cork!
Originally a wine bar, now also known for it’s award winning flat breads!
Flat breads & tapas to sample!

Stop #3 
Gateway to India
DishChicken Tika Masala
Alternate/Vegi: Malai Kofta
Known for: Being the best Indian food in Tacoma

Stop #4 
STUDIO 6
Live Music by the favorite Maia Santell & House Blend
Plus mini-lesson & helpful instruction available all night to get your groove on!
Stop #5 DESSERT

Saturday, September 28th
“Breakfast 6th Ave Style 

The late breakfast “dinner tour” aka 2p breakfast!
Stop 1: Masa
Meat Option: Chilaquiles-Corn tortilla strips simmered in red enchilada sauce, one egg poached soft, cotija cheese, cilantro, crema, fried jalapeno strips, braised pork.
Vegi Option: Chilaquiles-Corn tortilla strips simmered in red enchilada sauce, one egg poached soft, cotija cheese, cilantro, crema, fried jalapeno strips, Fajita vegetables.
Stop 2: Dirty Oscars Annex (over 21 venue)
Meat Option: Wild Mushroom Hash-Chanterelles, criminis, and shitaki mushrooms sautéed in garlic over a bed of home-style potatoes with apple chicken sausage.
Vegi Option: Same without sausage.
Stop 3:  Ubiquitous Journey Tacoma’s Best Coffee & Tea!
Specialty drink
Stop 4: Studio 6 Ballroom for live music by local singer/songwriter, Robyn Landry
Stop 5: Legendary Doughnuts – Dessert

 

The Zombie Walk Dinner Tour – Halloween 2013

Get your Zombie on and let’s take over the ave!
Stop 1: Wild Orchid
Meat Option: Green Curry with Chicken
Vegi Option: Green Curry with Tofu
Stop 2: El Guadalajara
Meat Option:
Vegi Option:
Stop 3: Trick-o-Treating spots along the way!
Stop 4: Studio 6 Ballroom for live music with the popular Maia Santell & House Blend!
Stop 5: Legendary Doughnuts
Dessert

Ubiquitous Journey Featuring gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches like you’ve never seen, soups, and more vegi dishes. Also featuring fabulous spices, teas, and organic coffee drinks!
Caffe Dei Featuring 
new vegetarian & vegan, gluten free, non-processed or preservatives, and raw menu…and of course fabulous coffee & non coffee drinks!
Origin 23 & Caffe Dei
Organic coffee & tea
Vino Aquino
Wine Tasting

Sun, Nov 30th 2014 “The funky hat tour”

Available Start Times: 3:30p, 4:30p, and 5:30p – $35
Meet your tour guide at Studio 6 Ballroom (2608 -6th Ave) with your must fun or interesting umbrella! Click here for more detailed directions.

Stop 1: Half Pint
App’s & salad: Your chose between House (multiple dressing options), Caesar, or Spinach Feta Cran Salad PLUS Bread Sticks & Cheesie Bread with Marinara Sauce

Stop 2: Wild Orchid
Main dish meat Option: Chicken Panang Curry
Main dish vegi Option: Vegi Panang Curry
Description: A delicious taste treat! Thai Panang Curry paste is cooked with coconut milk, seasoned with kaffir lime leaves, basil and ground roasted peanuts.

Stop 3: Ice Cream Social

Stop 4: Live Music at Studio 6 with Steve Stefanowicz

Bonus: Legendary Doughnuts

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February 22, 2015 “Day & Night Grub on The Ave”

Available Start Times: 2:30p, 3:30p, and 4:30p* (*4:30p group reserved for Operation Ward 57 – supporting wounded warriors, veterans, their families & caregivers https://www.facebook.com/operationward57 )

Starting Point
Meet your tour guide at Ubiquitous Journey (2607 – 6th Ave)
Click here for more detailed directions to the help desk & end stop with live music directly across the street from your starting point.

Stop 1: Ubiquitous Journey
Gourmet Soup & Gourmet Grill Cheese featuring high-end seasonings sold on location. Both meat eaters & vegetarians will enjoy!

Stop 2: Half Pint Pizza Pub
Family style pizza night! Savor the unique combos found on Half Pint’s menu featuring daily hand-crafted dough and homemade sauces.

Stop 3: Ice Cream Social
Delicious, handcrafted ice cream made from quality natural ingredients…and most locally sourced! A joyful flavorful experience with every taste! Enjoy a full scoop of your flavor choice! Vegan also available!

Stop 4: Live Music at Studio 6 with Maia Santell and House Blend

 

Tues, Sept 15 2015 “Old, Tween, and New!”

Available Start Times: 5:30p or 6:30p
Meet your guide at Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios (2608 -6th Ave)

Stop 1: “Tween” Cork! A Wine Bar
Try out some of their popular flat breads!

Stop 2: “New” The Table
One of The Ave’s newest on the block! Savory and fresh!
Choose meat or vegi option.
Meat option: Roast Pork, cheddar grits with hazelnut and currant apple jam
Vegi option: Butternut Squash Soup with roasted shimeji mushrooms and chili oil

Stop 3: “Old-a long standing 6th Ave favorite” Dessert at Gateway to India

Stop 4: Live music show by the always entertaining Champagne Sunday
at Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

Kick back or kick it up. Either way, enjoy the fun and ever entertaining Champagne Sunday!

Sunday, April 17th 2016 

Available Start Times: 1p
Meet your guide at: Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios
2608 – 6th Ave

Stop 1: The Table 
A quick favorite on The Ave since opening, Table has now introduced its Sunday brunch!
Menu: Sweet potato hash with herb roasted mushrooms and soft boiled egg

Stop 2: Crown Bar
So excited to introduce you to this 6th Ave fixture’s new owner & inviting staff! 
Menu: Choose between meat or vegi option bellow
Meat option: Candied Bacon Eggs Beni
Vegi option: Avocado Toast with an egg your way

Stop 3: Legendary Doughnuts
Award winning doughnuts multiple years!
Menu: Your choice of the day’s features!

Stop 4: Live music fundraiser for KPLU with Pierce County Community Big Band
at Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

Kick back or kick it up. Either way, enjoy the wonderful sounds of the PCC Big Band with dance lesson included!