That’s right folks, Dirty Oscar’s Annex has a new morning menu showcasing some of Tacoma’s most unique and savory breakfast offerings. We went and shot some video and are putting the final touches on for a weekend unveiling. Head our way this weekend for a close look at these amazing breakfast treats!
The GCF boys get greasy at Marcia’s Silver Spoon.
On Roads, Magical
South Tacoma Way is a yellow brick road of sorts. Along this long and winding path through the Nalley Valley you’ll encounter giant teapots, dusty flea markets and more used car dealerships than you can shake a broomstick at. There was even a monkey at one point at the B&I. Although it didn’t fly. And it wasn’t a monkey, it was a gorilla. The only significant difference really is that there’s no wizard at the end of this yellow brick road, just Lakewood. Which is worse. So much worse.
[Ah, it's so nice to be able to be the giver of the regional jokes for once, rather than the recipient. Suck it Lakewood.]
One of the locations you’ll find on South Tacoma Way is Marcia’s Silver Spoon. It’s a bit divey, but what on South Tacoma Way isn’t? As Adam and I pulled up outside Marcia’s we were greeted by an empty can of Steel Reserve, a likely welcome for any place within stone’s throw of the Java Jive. I’d never given the exterior much thought before, and after some long glances I felt equally void of thought. Totally nondescript. The signage hadn’t been changed in a couple weeks and it’s hard to tell where Marcia’s ends and the Lucky Silver Cafe begins. What’s the story there anyway? They must be related right? This area wasn’t exactly renowned for its abundance in silver.
Perhaps I would have asked that question had I not been busy consuming an omelette the size of Toto.
We finally wake up early enough to hit a breakfast spot. We don’t want to start off such an endeavor at any old pancake house, so we opt for Dirty Oscars Annex – purveyor of unique breakfasts and a damn fine bloody mary.
Breakfast is changing Tacoma! There is a foodie-focused change happening in Tacoma’s breakfast scene, as many Gritty City restaurants have begun vamping on the most important meal of the day. No exception to this is Dirty Oscar’s Annex which offers up some crazy dishes like elk hash and Cap’n Crunch french toast.
I drove by Dirty Oscar’s Annex countless times before ever entertaining the idea of actually going there. The sign out front barely covers the ghosted “SAX” sign from the building’s previous incarnation, there are only a few dark windows facing the street – giving one the impression something seedy or exclusive is taking place inside, and the beer signs in said windows are more akin to a sports bar than hip cocktails and eats. None of these things scream “come in, we’re friendly, spacious, and have one of the best breakfast menus in town…not to mention some badass bloody marys.” Maybe that should be their sign. Perhaps it’s a bit long.