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We host from "The Grit City", (located in the beautiful Pacific NorthwestTacoma, Washington.  

We cover everything from lifestyle and small businesses to events, musicians, bands and interesting characters we find along the way.  Things that we feel personify the meaning of "Grit": Fortitude, Perseverance, Strength of Character, Determination. Tenacity, Resolve, etc.

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Grit City Podcast 110: Lee Heath & SharkBiteBarbie

Episode 110: Lee Heath

Lee Heath is a Tacoma local known for being Puppet Master of Shark Bite Barbee and does show promotion in the Tacoma area. You can find her promoting Tacoma happenings on FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.

This episodes kicks off with the group discussing chicken coming in strip form, the merger of Albertsons and Safeway, and bringing $5 chicken back to life. Lee talks about being born in Seattle, places she grew up in in her younger years, through the Pacific Northwest and places like Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She also talks about being kidnapped when she was 3 months old and family members adopting her out to a black market family, which involved the FBI to bring her back home a month after she was sold.

At 12:44, Lee chats about her mom leaving her dad and fleeing to Canada to claim asylum. They discuss interesting characters around Tacoma, including the “mall guy” who wears beautifully tailored suites and walks around the Tacoma mall passing positive messages to others. Other Tacoma memes they converse about are The Sonics Guy and Sixth Ave Yarn Bomber.

20:40: conversation turns to the improvements on 6th Ave in Tacoma in the last 20 years, hookers fighting videos, and signs on Pacific Ave by Fred Meyers that say “you can’t hook here”. They also chat about recent improvements in other areas of Tacoma including Puyallup Ave by The Valley and one of the guys’ dives into working graveyard at the bus station on Puyallup Ave and stories of the arrests he saw during working hours.

Halfway point: the guys talk about putting on comedy shows, what they get out of doing it, where the shows were, and their next adventure with Jazz Bones. Next they talk about the difficulty working with performers, great food people can get at The Eleven Eleven, and Peaks and Pints opening up in Tacoma.

40:20: topic turns to the businesses the guys have interviewed and the great feeling they get watching the businesses grown, knowing that they had a small part in getting the word out to the community about them. Lee talks about plans to expand into Seattle and other places that also post about happenings in Tacoma. Conversation then dives into Tacoma Restaurant Week, an event that happens twice a year with restaurants in the Tacoma Area offering great deals for lunch and dinner.

This week’s show comes to and end with the guys talking about their favorite recordings, including the ghost hunters episode with Andrew at Brandys Attic. Lee also gives the fans info on places they can find her online including FaceBook and Twitter (all links listed below!) Thanks Lee for joining the guys for an awesome conversation about Tacoma, including the history and happenings around the area!!


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