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Manuscript and Dialogue

Let's talk about Tacoma's newest restaurant, bar and dance club: it's brunch, drinks and the gritty music scene.

Wait, I thought this was Amy Lewis' art blog...

Yeah it is. I am telling you about Manuscript because I have had the pleasure of working with them!

  1. My painting Lunch on the Go is hanging in the main dining area.

  2. I have designed many of the sketches for the menu (their typewriter logo and two drink designs were done by another artist: everything else on the menu was done by me)

  3. I am planning on teaching my art classes in their dance space when it's not being used.

Lunch on the Go oil painting by Amy Lewis on the wall of Tacoma restaurant, Manuscript


So how'd it start?

Eda is the driving force behind Manuscript and Dialogue. She has an amazing team of chefs behind her as well as the owner of Shake Shake Shake and the Boom Boom Room. I met Eda through Spaceworks during our incubator cohort business program.

Eda wanted to create a safe space and a very cool scene where people can enjoy dance, edm, dj type events. She has managed to pair that with a kick a** restaurant and bar.

Eda has a very generous and inclusive attitude towards artists/the arts. The restaurant is a hodgepodge of cool eclectic art. I was very excited to be asked to display my work and help design the menu illustrations.

What do you really think?

Eda invited me and Mitchel to come to a friends/family tasting before they opened. First of all- such a kind team of people. We felt so welcomed.

Secondly, the food and drinks are exceptional. I haven't been so impressed by a restaurant in a long time. I recommend them with 100% of my heart. And I didn't even get to try their brunch menu or their house made pasta!

(from what I have been able to taste test, my favs were: The beet goat cheese sandwich and the Heath's Herb cocktail <3)

Two happy fed people enjoying Manuscript


I can't wait to go to Dialogue (the back room where the dancing and music will commence)

I can't wait to try their brunch menu. I am very excited to host my art classes there.

I think Manuscript & Dialogue is going to around for a longtime because I think it's a slice of what Tacoma loves. It's art, good food, good music and having a good time with kind people.


203 Tacoma Ave S Tacoma WA, 98402


closed mondays & tuesdays

wed/thurs: 4pm to 10pm

fri: 4pm to 2am

late night menu: 10pm to 1:30am

sat: 9am to 2am

brunch: 9am to 3pm; dinner 4pm to 10pm;

late night menu: 10pm to 1:30am

sun: 9am to 10pm

brunch: 9am to 3pm; dinner 4pm to 10pm

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