We visit McKinley hill for a taste of the top at Top of Tacoma.
“Man, top of tacoma is really great. I mean, seriously guys, it’s fantastic.” ~Adam
When Adam uploads the photos for an entry, he sometimes leaves little messages to me. The quote above was his last such message. He never expected it to see the light of day, but there it is. It could be Adam being hyperbolic, or him sarcastically doing his best Derrick impression, but I think it’s genuine. Adam really friggin’ likes Top of Tacoma. Never mind the super attractive bartender/waitress who seemed incapable of comprehending my petty pleas for service (a running joke all night), or the hipster cook who looked at me like I was from Mars when I introduced myself as Derrick from GCF. ToT has good beer and excellent food, including some of the best sandwiches you’ll ever eat. I’m fairly certain it would be in Adam’s top five of restaurants he’d take with him to a deserted island. Although the logistics of that seem a bit complicated.
Another GCF Quickie, this time about Medi’s, a new pizza and pasta joint on 6th Ave which will be celebrating its grand opening this weekend.
What a crappy picture of a tasty thin crust pizza
I’m not sure how this is even possible, but it’s taken more years than I have Tacoma living experience for an inexpensive by-the-slice pizza joint to grace 6th Avenue. UPS students, your brain food has arrived. Medi’s Pizza and Pasta opened its doors a couple weeks ago under a soft opening in the old Sluggo Music location next to Six Olives and across from Pastiche. The short menu includes $2 slices and $10 16″ 2-topping pizzas, $6 calzones, and some basic pasta dishes. The atmosphere is family-friendly without being a kid zoo, and the stereotypical vintage arcade games actually work.
This post will almost immediately become obsolete, as Medi’s grand opening is slated for this weekend (Saturday, Sept.24) according to our friendly waiter. The new menu is rumored to have up to 15 specialty pizzas, including some with white sauce, but perhaps some slightly increased prices as well. The place is under the same owners as O’Malley’s Irish Pub down the street, and the bar is evidence of that as it is fully loaded with a large assortment of liquor and quite a few taps. There is no happy hour as of yet, and the micros are a bit steep at $4-5, but the quality inexpensive food should settle the score for most.
The pizza comes on a fresh crispy thin crust, the cheese is extra gooey, and the ingredients generous. The calzones are large and equally loaded with your favorite goodies. Medi’s has a ways to go before they become my favorite pizza joint, but at these prices and this location it should become an easy hit for 6th Ave.
Medi’s Pizza and Pasta
2710 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406