Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

Local Restaurants: Puget Sound Pizza – A Tacoma Classic

When Shannon Brenner heard that the owners of her favorite pizza place wanted to sell the business two years ago, she quickly took action. She purchased Puget Sound Pizza along with longtime employee and manager Martin Osborn, and the rest is history.

The new ownership team kept the neighborhood hot spot’s menu intact and continues to offer specialty pizzas featuring high-quality ingredients. Some of the PSP specialties include the St. Helens pizza (pepperoni, Italian sausage, black olives and jalapenos, $22.75), and the new Torino pie is quickly becoming a fan favorite, featuring Hot Capicola (cured pig neck! Just try it.), red onion, capers and mushrooms for $22.

“We only use the highest quality ingredients,” Brenner said, adding that PSP’s pizza sauce is specially made in-house. “Our pizza is better than anything else you can get in Tacoma. Once you taste it, you’ll see why.”

The restaurant also offers daily lunch specials and happy hour from 2-6 p.m. every day and 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays through Thursdays. A full and fantastic breakfast menu is also offered on weekends, featuring bacon-laced pancakes served with two eggs any style for $7.50. Breakfast tacos are also a big seller, featuring soft corn tortillas with your choice of meat, eggs, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream.

Many ingredients are purchased locally whenever possible, and local craft breweries are often featured on tap.

Puget Sound Pizza’s infamous karaoke also takes place Wednesdays through Saturdays – often to a packed house, so arrive early if you want in on the action.

PSP is located at 317 S. 7th St. in Tacoma. Hours are Mondays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit