Lakewood’s Own Moon Rise Café Wins Best Breakfast in the South Sound

In a fierce and tasty competition, Weekly Volcano readers casted their vote

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (May 30, 2012) — The City of Lakewood is home to a restaurant gem recently ranked as one of the best breakfast spots – Moon Rise Café . According to the Tournament of Breakfast Championship, the Moon Rise Café competed against other local breakfast favorites within the South Sound region. A local publication, Weekly Volcano, sponsored the competition.

“We’re very happy that a local family-run business won this honor,” said Ellie Chambers-Grady, economic development manager of the City of Lakewood. “This a great representation of the many wonderful restaurants and shops in Lakewood.”

The competition started with online voting and finished with live ballot voting at a local venue. Moon Rise Café was in the lead by 7,000 votes it took the win at the voting party at Meconi’s Tacoma Pub and Eatery in Tacoma, Wash. Other competitors included Cicada Restaurant and Alfred’s Café.

Christine Curren and her daughter Samantha Syverson have owned the Moon Rise Café since 2006. Breakfast is a most popular mainstay and offerings include the Salmon Lovers Scramble, a Moonrise Benedict, homemade sausage gravy, and breakfast classics like French toast and pancakes. Beyond breakfast, the Curren and Syverson pride themselves on creating lunch and breakfast using organic products and the option of gluten-free bread. They make dressings, soups, jam, hash browns, biscuits and bread from scratch.

For more information on Moon Rise Café, visit www.themoonrisecafe.com . Alternatively, look for great ideas for things to do in Lakewood at www.cityoflakewood.us/community/visiting/tourist-attractions .

About Lakewood, Washington

Lakewood is the second largest city in Pierce County and the eighteenth largest in Washington. It is strategically located between Sea-Tac International Airport and Olympia, the state’s capital. The city is home to 60,000 residents and nearly 3,200 businesses. Lakewood also is the host community to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray, two major military installations. In 2011, Lakewood was named one of the nation’s One Hundred Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance for the fifth year. In addition to vibrant residential and business communities, the city offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. These include: five lakes offering water skiing, rowing, and fishing; four golf courses; Fort Steilacoom Park, and Lakewold Gardens, to name a few. The city also is the gateway to: Chambers Bay Golf Course, selected as home to the 2015 U.S. Open; Mt. Rainier National Park; and Puget Sound waterways and islands.