While traveling thru Tacoma & hungry for lunch/brunch, went to check out things thru Trip Advisor. Looked at the Bite restaurant, That was in a hotel & not our kind of place. I searched down to a bit & found Babblin Babs.
We had a bit of trouble finding it, since it's in a strip mall behind a parking lot. Once there, I was still a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews. It sounded as if the food was very rich....au contrare...it was fresh, flavorful, herb-filled, but not at all too rich...and, it was wonderful.
The Chef/Owner has been in the business for quite some time, knows how to be creative with fresh, local foods & creates a wonderful meal. I ordered a "custard" egg (which I thought was going to be rich, but just meant it was baked/scrambled in a circular shape) with ground sausage, not spicy, but wonderfully herb flavored. Also,on my plate, sweet potato hash...so great tasting, cubes of crusty potato with onion and pepper...Delish! Hubby had a smoked salmon dish, beautifully served with capers, potatoes and thin sliced granny apples... a real foodie treat. We looked up above our table to see a picture of Rick Steeves (Travel Guru) and knew we had found a real gem.
Great local place that more travelers should find. Chef/Owner grew up in Chicago area & we spend quite some time talking about the past...we hated to leave!
Be sure to visit this place!! very underrated on Trip Advisor
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