Food & Entertainment

The West Sound offers an abundance of wonderful restaurants, bakeries, and fresh food. Each issue features an eatery with interviews and photography. We also spotlight local artists and offer in-depth reviews for your perusal. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

Maynard's

Maynard’s — Kitsap’s Culinary Destination

With the opening of Maynard’s Restaurant in Silverdale, Chef Maynard “JJ” Meland’s dream of feeding people in a unique and sustainable way has become a reality. The son of a chef, and cooking professionally himself for more than 25 years, Meland has had … read more

Maggie Olson club

Paint Parties — An Artsy Pastime for a Long Winter Night

The room buzzes with excitement as people gather, serve themselves some refreshments and find their seats. The artist instructor prepares palettes of paint, distributes brushes and socializes with each of the guests, and then the fun begins. Most of the time, everyone in … read more

Highside Distillery distiller
The Sip

West Sound’s Craft Distilleries

Washington is a great place to be a craft beverage connoisseur or even just a craft beverage consumer. The state is home to over 1,000 wineries, 417 breweries and 120 distilleries. Kitsap County alone has two top-quality distilleries — and Gig Harbor’s Heritage … read more

Axe & Arrow Gastropub

The Sophisticated-Rustic Axe & Arrow Gastropub

Two Army guys and a fireman walk into a concrete box — and about a year later, they have turned the empty box into Bremerton’s newest and most successful emerging businesses. The Axe & Arrow Gastropub is the latest addition to the Quincy … read more

The 2020 CVG Show

The 2020 CVG Show

Collective Visions’ 13th Annual CVG Show takes place in January and February. The CVG Show is a significant artistic event that benefits the entire Puget Sound area. Visitors come from all over the state for the show, which is now one of the … read more

Winter Greens Party

Deck the Halls at a Winter Greens Party

Winter brings long, dark days, and historically humans have found ways to chase away the darkness. The tradition of festooning homes with evergreen boughs, berries and cones dates back to pagan times. In Europe, pre-Germanic people gathered evergreens because they are sturdy, last … read more

The Sip
The Sip

Wine-and-Food Pairing Ideas for Every Course

The guest list is set, the menu is planned, and you’ve washed your best linens and dishes. Now for the wine list. A holiday meal can be made complete by choosing the right wines to pair with the foods you’re serving. But this … read more

Harvey's Butter Rum Batter

Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter — A Delicious Treat for The Holidays

Walk into the small office of Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter in Bremerton and one of the first things you notice is a framed poster of the 1950s-era movie “Harvey,” starring Jimmy Stewart. If you’re unfamiliar with the tale, Harvey was an invisible rabbit … read more

(Photo courtesy Bixley + Pine)

Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are upon us, and that means parties and gatherings and get-togethers of all kinds. Whether that’s your own Christmas dinner, a company party or a client-appreciation event, we’ve broken it down so you know just what to do to make your … read more

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