Since 1997, Harmon Pac Ave has served the South Sound community with delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere. And, with a family of restaurants that includes Harmon Pac Ave, Hub Gig Harbor, and Spice Lab, there are plenty of opportunities to try a variety of bold flavors.
Additionally, an updated menu and fun events should make you want to return time and again. Whether you drop in for a work lunch, a date night, or an evening out with friends and family, here's what you can expect.
New and local flavors
Harmon Pac Ave boasts a new menu with updated dishes and old favorites.
"We're serving up satisfaction and smiles through our delicious food, featuring burgers, housemade soups and fresh salads, beer-battered Alaskan cod, and our famous garlic parmesan fries," says Harmon Pac Ave.
Some of the popular items include the Harmon cheeseburger, fish and chips, and loaded hot tots. You'll also find unique dishes, like an elk sloppy joe and an ice cream sandwich made with butter pecan cookies.
Beyond the delicious Harmon menu, Spice Lab opened in March in a corner of Harmon Pac Ave and features local ingredients with spices and flavors from around the globe.
"When I started playing with that idea, I thought about building this profile that's not any specific region or cuisine, but I just started building my own kind of New American cuisine based around this idea of the pantry and the spices you might find," executive chef Blake Lord-Wittig told Dine Pierce County.
One menu option may include pan-roasted hanger steak with smoked paprika chimichurri, sweet corn polenta, fried shallots, and dandelion. A dessert of chocolate and salted caramel custard may feature spiced pecans, torched black figs, and creme fraiche. This creativity in the kitchen allows Lord-Wittig to use food as a bridge that links cultures and communities.
"I am delighted with the idea to help build an even more incredible dining experience that helps heal, rebuild and enrich our industry, our community of hospitality professions, and our past and future patrons," he says on his website.
Friendly and fun atmosphere
Under new ownership and management, Harmon Pac Ave is focused on the community and on creating a culture for its staff that develops leaders. The most important part of the business is the people, both customers and employees.
"To me, Harmon should be a comforting experience — warm atmosphere, genuine knowledgeable service, great food and drink," owner Eric Powers says.
The knowledgeable service is possible in part because Spice Lab can function as a teaching platform for employees.
"I am passionate about our crewmembers having an environment where they can succeed and grow with the company," operating partner Nathan Vaughn says. "The restaurant industry is known for allowing people to start as a dishwasher or host and grow into an owner. We are true to that idea and encourage it."
The company also supports the community by working with charities, creating fun events that bring people together, and creating a welcoming environment at all its locations. That includes regularly featuring local musicians, as announced on the Harmon Pac Ave Facebook page.
For more information, to see the menu, or to place orders for pick-up or delivery, visit HarmonPacAve.com.