Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Manny’s Place Prefunc
Let’s pair a Proctor District stocking stuffer with a holiday barleywine!
Brett and Linda Armstrong, who formerly hosted amazing breakfasts at Alfred’s Cafe in the Dome District, now arise before sunlight to make breakfast from their Proctor District breakfast and lunch spot, Manny’s Place. Named after their pug, Manny, Manny’s is the perfect neighbor. Situated next door to Peaks & Pints, Manny’s and we borrow ingredients, glassware, paper products, and sweep and de-ice each other’s sidewalks. We love Manny’s, and not just because their French Toast is one of the best in Tacoma. Texas toast cooked in Manny’s egg dip, topped with Kitchen Manager Juan’s syrup and granola, served with two eggs and bacon or sausage is pure comfort. “I have family members who dip all kinds of foods in our syrup,” says Brett Armstrong. Manny’s carries $25 increment gift certificates for those in your life who enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunches.
After breakfast of lunch at Manny’s Place, head next door to Peaks & Pints and grab Block 15 Brewing’s Figgy Puddy holiday barleywine to continue living in Flavor District.
Often called “plum pudding” — even though it contains no plums whatsoever — figgy pudding was first recorded as “Christmas Pudding” in 1858 and later popularized in the carol, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Block 15 Brewing’s English-style barleywine is called Figgy Pudding even though it contains no figgy pudding whatsoever. Who cares. Brewed with black strap molasses, blend of English pale and specialty malts, and an extended maturation in freshly emptied brandy barrels and gentle spicing with Ceylon cinnamon, and nutmeg, this warming holiday beer is a blessing.
Proctor is a boutique Tacoma neighborhood centered around North 26th Street and Proctor Street. It’s a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail — every window display, bushel of fresh produce or interior cheer — is carefully curated for customers. This year, the Proctor Business District dons candy cane stripes and white lights for their month-long “Meet Me At Proctor’s Peppermint Place” celebration. Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom, and restaurant Peaks & Pints craft beer and cider bar, bottle shop and restaurant has called Proctor home for more than seven years. We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful, caring community.
MANNY’S PLACE, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 3814 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma, 253.301.4353