Tacoma Aroma Flavor is grateful to its many partners…artists, chefs & mixologists, farmers & producers, nonprofits, retailers, and others who’ve offered support, advice, and encouragement. We couldn’t do this without you!
Ric Matthies Design: If you’re a fan of Wayzgoose Steamroller Prints, or have a red deck of Tacoma Playing Cards, you’re already familiar with Ric’s artwork. From logo design to brand identity, Ric is an amazing collaborator to have on your team. We’re so in love with the Tacoma “Spoonscape” he designed for us, we’re tempted to have it tattooed!
Genevieve Denise Photography: Genevieve honed her visual story-telling skills through years of capturing weddings, fashion shows, farm-to-table imagery, brand photography, and more. Until Tacoma Aroma: Savor the Flavor is published, look for Genevieve’s work in Historic Living Tacoma magazine and follow her on Instagram & Facebook for a glimpse into her colorful world.
Chefs & Mixologists
We have a wonderful lineup of recipe contributors for Tacoma Aroma: Savor the Flavor! These chefs and mixologists are committed to bringing you Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, Sustainable food and beverages in their eateries, bars, and kitchen classrooms:
Deanna Hicks | Over the Moon Café
Jason Alexander | Devil’s Reef
Chris Kiel | En Rama
Jan Parker | Jan Parker Cookery
Jon Maley | ChūcH
Jackie Casella | Creative Colloquy
Kris Blondin | (Former owner of Stink and Tacoma’s first wine bar, Vin Grotto)
Jennifer Johnson | Happy Belly
Blake Lord-Wittig | De La Terre
Blanca Rodriguez | Pimienta Bistro & Bar
Alex Anton | The Mill Restaurant & Sports Bar
Shawn Tibbitts | Tibbitts at Fern Hill
Hudson Slater | Asado Cucina Argentina
Ben Nichols | (Formerly of Viva Vegan Restaurant)
Derek Bray | The Table
Elisa Marzano | Marzano Italian Restaurant
Aaron Grissom | Moshi Moshi
Yu Nanakornphanom | INDO Asian Street Eatery
Charlie McManus | Primo Grill
Thad Lyman | Brix 25°, NetShed No. 9, Brimstone PNW Smokehouse
Douglas Hudson | Table 47
Farmers, Producers, & Markets
Here are some of the ingredient sources our chefs and mixologists recommend:
25.3% of the profits from Tacoma Aroma Flavor books* will go directly to local 253 area code nonprofits in five categories: Arts, Education, Human Services, Animal Welfare, and Nature Conservancy. As partnerships are confirmed, we’ll list them here.
*Yes, that’s a plural. The plan is for this to be a series!
Get your Tacoma Aroma goodies! Here’s where you can find vinyl stickers featuring the Spoonscape:
Located in the heart of downtown, Stocklist Goods & Gifts works hard to bring you the best Tacoma has to offer! At Stocklist and The Goods at the Museum (their sister shop, located across Pacific Avenue at the Washington State History Museum) you’ll find fabulous gifts, souvenirs for folks near and far, beautiful jewelry, and fantastic customer service.
Paper Luxe is a mother-daughter team that adores unique greeting cards, gifts for your loved ones (and yourself!), and party décor—including balloons and custom printing options—that you can order online or in person. In addition to the constant influx of fresh, fun items, Paper Luxe offers creative classes and pop-ups at their Fircrest shop. (Check out their sister store next door, The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop.)
Marlene’s Market & Deli is a family-owned and operated natural food store. South Sound residents have long regarded Marlene’s as their trusted source for sustainably-produced foods, supplements, beauty care, and household products. From their 100% organic produce to their award-winning deli and bakery, Marlene’s is proud of their contribution to the health of our community!
Located on the University of Puget Sound campus in the lower level of Wheelock Student Center, the Bookstore has textbooks and Logger logo gear of course. But you’ll also find sundry art and office supplies, snacks, novels, gift items, and more. Next time you’re on campus walking your dog or grabbing a latte at Diversions Café, pop downstairs and check out what the Bookstore has to offer!
Nestled among a community of shops and eateries at historic Freighthouse Square, you’ll find a treasure trove of gifts and goodies at Adorned Abode. Whether you’re waiting for the Sounder or wandering with friends, you’ll be inspired by the array of travel-related gifts; fun zodiac-themed items; gourmet chocolate, candles & incense, soaps & essential oils; jewelry, houseplants, greeting cards, and more!
What do you get when you convert a 6th Avenue alleyway garage into a highly curated, cozy boutique? Petal Home Gift Botanical! Come browse the Tacoma-themed products, glass created by Hilltop Artists, succulent-filled pottery, body care products, handbags, and jewelry—not to mention the magical bath robes. Petal’s focus on local and handmade merchandise will delight your 253 heart.
Sponsors with grit
Want to get in on this celebration of the 253? To have your logo and website featured here, send us a message to learn about sponsorships!