Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 48

Good Eats! College Town Cuisine The town of Tacoma, Washington is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the college town scene. Home to the University of Puget Sound, City University of Seattle-Tacoma, the University of Washington Tacoma, and several others, Tacoma is a quality college town full of vibrant people and the love of art, seafood, and coffee bring Seattle’s little sister to life. A local favorite for over 27 years, C.I. Shenanigans Seafood & Steakhouse has been cooking up that very beloved seafood time and time again. 46 FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 Located northeast of University Place, and right on the water, C.I. Shenanigans offers market-fresh oysters, Harris Ranch beef, and an array of artisanal cocktails. More than just a local hang-out, the restaurant offers a Sunday Brunch from 9:30am-1:45pm that was on the Top 10 list for Best Brunches by OpenTable. A brunch with an oyster bar and $3 glasses of champagne? Yes, please! For dinner, start with an order of the classic Oysters Rockefeller, where they’re roasted in the shell under a bed of wilted spinach and doused with hollandaise sauce and crumbled bacon. The Lobster Quesadilla is a college favorite, with sweet lobster bits, mozzarella, sweet peppers, avocado salsa, spiked slaw, and pico on a flour tortilla.