Proctor Presents: Peaks and Pints and Chalet Bowl
Tacoma’s Proctor District is named after Ontario born architect, John G. Proctor. Proctor designed many local historical treasures, including the Pierce County Courthouse (1892), the Nelson Bennet Mansion (1889) and the Wheeler Building (1889). Proctor had built his family home on “Ester” Street in South Tacoma in 1890. As the city developed it’s street system, the engineers linked “Ester” Street with “Jefferson” Street. The city council voted to name the new street “Proctor” instead of “Ester” because Proctor’s house stood on the southern end of the street. Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant has called Proctor home for a little more than two years. Daily this holiday season, not only are we highlighting a craft beer we think would make the perfect gift, but also highlighting the perfect gift from our neighbors. Today, we welcome Chalet Bowl.
Not all bowling centers are big and garish like airports, malls and multiplex theatres. Some, called “boutique centers,” are intimate and even tasteful. Chalet Bowl in (where else?) Proctor is a good example. Chalet Bowl, established in 1941, is the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington state, but with the newest in bowling technology. The Frederick family owns the 12-lane bowling alley — by far the cutest, littlest alley in T-town — a perfect fit for cute Proctor. Hosting around 350 birthday parties a year, it’s a true family favorite. Chalet Bowl offers gift certificates for Christmas presents, but hurry as they’ll be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bonus: 9-11 p.m. Monday and Wednesday you can bowl for $7 and 6.50 per person, respectively. 3806 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.752.5200
Peaks and Pints
Today’s Peaks and Pints Package Present is a 12.7-ounce bottle of Chimay Grande Reserve Barrel Aged Whiskey Edition and two snifter glasses.
Chimay has utilized its original Christmas brew, Chimay Grande Réserve, with triple fermentation and maturation in wooden barrels to create their latest addition to the Chimay Trappist family, Chimay Grande Réserve Barrel Aged Whiskey Edition. The flavor profile of this Belgian strong ale not only embodies its original characteristics of Grande Réserve with a fresh yeast fragrance, slight notes of caramel and vanilla, but also builds the profile to include an incomparable rounded, smoky oak flavor, slight bourbon and a touch of dryness. 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.328.5621.