Brix 25° Gig Harbor, Washington
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Read on to hear about how Brix 25° got started here in the harbor.
Thad Lyman’s love for cooking began early—he purchased his first cookbook at a first-grade book fair—and he embarked on his career in the restaurant business as soon as he graduated from the University of Alaska culinary arts program. After several years of working his way up in the kitchen, he relocated to Tacoma to pursue a lead cook position. It was there that he met his partner, in business and in life, Katie Doherty. Doherty, a Puget Sound native, was building her own career as a manager in the food industry. The two were the perfect complement with Doherty’s front-of-the-house expertise and Lyman’s innovative mastery in the kitchen. The husband and wife duo began to build a solid reputation as they worked in and ran various restaurants from Washington to California. In 2009 Brix 25° was for sale, and Lyman and Doherty—who owned a restaurant in Napa Valley at the time—saw the opportunity to come home to the Pacific Northwest and settle in Gig Harbor with their young daughter.
Brix 25° has flourished under their management over the last ten years. Chef Lyman is a proficient craftsman of cooking, focusing on superior cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients, while Doherty is an expert at bringing the restaurant to life in a unique way—the menu concept and format, the comprehensive libation selection, and building a culture of enthusiastic professionals who love what they do. The waterfront restaurant features a Northwest-centric menu with rustic and refined local dishes that Lyman changes seasonally. The term “Brix” refers to the sugar level in grapes at the time of harvest, with 25 being the optimum measurement. With a name that honors perfection in winemaking, it is no wonder that Brix 25° offers a curated and award-winning wine list with more than 175 selections (all of which are produced here in the Pacific Northwest), artisan cocktails, and a wide array of local beers.
Brix 25° supports children in Gig Harbor by donating to local schools and education.
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3315 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor • (253) 858-6626
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