By Brynn Grimley
Posted September 11, 2009 at 12:01AM
Poulsbo - At 55 years old, Patrick Momany is the first to admit he isn’t the ideal picture of health.
So why would the Kingston restaurant owner — who
jokes he’s overweight, diabetic and hasn’t done much to prepare
physically — choose to walk 60 miles from Poulsbo to Fort Lewis?
For the troops.
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By Deborah Bach, June 2, 2010
Wearing a brimmed hat, dark sunglasses and a long
beard, the man sits in a rocking chair, eyeing two visitors as they
“There’s a rising fee,” he growls.
“I charge a rising fee if I have to get up,” he says, then cracks a broad smile. “What can I get for you?”
By Deborah Back, June 2, 2010
Lunch on Saturday was a no-brainer. We headed for the wonderfully incongruous TaTu BBQ (11133
NE Maine Ave., at Hwy. 104), a Texas-style barbecue shack just beyond
the main commercial strip. Owner Pat Momany, a colorful Missouri
native, smokes his meat behind the building in a large home-built
oven, layering different types of fruitwood for a complex, rich taste.
He also makes and sells rubs and Carolina-style sauces rarely seen in
the Northwest, including a mayonnaise-based concoction and a tangy
vinegar-based mustard sauce. We parked ourselves at one of two outdoor
picnics tables and tried the pork ($6.99) and brisket ($8.50)
sandwiches, each of them a heaping half-pound pile of meat served on a
sesame bun with coleslaw and a pickle.