Harmon Pac will have a room exclusively for UW Tacoma students starting Dec. 3. Located at the back of the restaurant, the UWT Room will seat 35 people and have a special menu with meal items available for under $10. The menu contains two signature dishes available only to students: a poutine dish made with Beecher’s cheese curds, and the Dog Pound — a cheeseburger with Kobe beef, American cheese and a special sauce.
“We’re right next to the campus, and we wanted to do something for the students to help them out,” Pedro Cruz, the head chef, said. “All of us here went to college, and we remember the days of wanting a place where you could go in and get something quick that’s not going to cost an arm and a leg.”
The room will be available Monday through Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 3–5 p.m. The Harmon plans to decorate the room with UWT memorabilia. Cruz encourages anyone with memorabilia they would like to donate to contact the restaurant. The room is also planned to contain electrical outlets for students to charge their electrical devices.
In addition to the announcement of the UWT room, The Harmon is partnering with Anthem Coffee — located across the street from the restaurant — to begin offering drip coffee Nov. 14. There will also be a “first tap” event Dec. 6 to celebrate their collaboration and the release of their new brew of beer — brewed with coffee. The event will have a raffle and feature live music from local bands.
To donate university memorabilia to the UWT room, contact The Harmon: 253-383-5555
Steven LeBeau is a writing studies major at UW Tacoma.